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Indoor Sports Monthly – July 2015

Volume 4, Issue 10

How do you evaluate and compare the sports performance properties of athletic flooring? This issue of Indoor Sports Monthly introduces the North American sports flooring standard: ASTM F2772.

Athletic Business Conference

Visit Tarkett Sports at Athletic Business 2015

This November, Tarkett Sports will be exhibiting at the annual Athletic Business Conference and Expo, along with FieldTurf and Beynon Sports Surfaces. Tarkett offers more than just indoor sports flooring. It provides industry-leading artificial turf and professional track surfaces. Mark your calendar and visit us at booth #1136 at the Morial Convention Center on November 19-20 in New Orleans, LA.


Sports Flooring Performance Properties

Are You Using North America’s Sports Flooring Standard?

Athletic flooring is distinct from all other flooring types. More than just foot traffic, a sports surface must accommodate running, jumping, pivoting, dribbling, and other physical activities. There are European criteria for evaluating sports floors such as EN 14904 and the discontinued DIN 18032-2 standard. However, ASTM F2772 is designed specifically for North American sports activities and provides a simple platform for making athletic flooring decisions. It defines a safe and suitable sports floor through four key measurements: force reduction, surface finish effect, ball rebound, and vertical deformation. For more information about ASTM F2772 and other topics related to indoor sports flooring, visit the sports flooring guide at tarkettsportsindoor.com.

A Foundation for Community and Fellowship

Hahira United Methodist Church VideoEvery church needs a space where people can gather and relationships can form. For some, this includes a place for sports activities, such as basketball and volleyball, in addition to non-sporting events. The key to success if finding a floor that can do both, with as little maintenance and transition time as possible. With the versatility to host sporting events, dinners, and other events, Hahira United Methodist Church chose Omnisports to help create a foundation for fellowship in their new family life center. Listen to Administrative Assistant Kathy Cooper explain how Omnisports meets the needs of the Church and its mission.

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