Indoor Sports Monthly – June 2014
Volume 3, Issue 9
Staying up-to-date on your sports flooring knowledge has never been easier. With the Indoor Sports Flooring lunch & learn course, you can earn 1 AIA/CES learning unit credit (HSW) while gathering insight from an industry leader.
Is All that Glue Really Necessary?
Tarkett Sports’ Omnisports multi-use flooring and the GreenLay™ installation method raised the bar for environmentally conscious sports flooring. During installation, GreenLay™ creates less waste associated with adhesives, requiring fewer containers than a full-glue installation. For example, an 8,000-square-foot gymnasium can require as much as 64 gallons of adhesive, but an Omnisports installation using GreenLay™ typically uses less than 1 gallon. Visit tarkettsportsindoor.com to learn more about reducing installation waste by using GreenLay™.
A Learning Opportunity Not to Miss
If your business is sports, here is an educational opportunity you cannot afford to miss. Tarkett Sports offers a comprehensive overview of indoor sports flooring (IND101) that covers testing standards, materials, and much more–everything you need to know for a successful sports floor installation. This “lunch & learn” course takes only about 1 hour, but the knowledge you will gain is substantial. As a registered AIA/CES course, you will also earn 1 learning unit credit for health, safety, and welfare.
Sports flooring is in a constant state of change and innovation, especially at Tarkett. So even if you have attended the IND101 course in the past, sign up again to stay on top of industry developments and take advantage of our expertise. To inquire about scheduling a presentation, contact your local Tarkett Sports representative or call Terri Ranels at 888-364-6541 ext. 133.
Transitions in Sports Surfaces
Turf playing fields, running tracks, and ice rinks all have one thing in common: the footwear worn on these surfaces are not intended some indoor sports environments. So what do you do in those transitional areas, where an athlete might cross on the way to the field, track, or rink? Typically, there should be rules in place to prevent this, such as requiring skaters to wear blade guards while not on the ice.
In case the rules are not followed 100%, it pays to have a surface that can resist damage from a blade, spike, or cleat. These surfaces are usually made of rubber, like Tarkett Sports’ Dropzone flooring. For example, some Dropzone rubber flooring is skate resistant, allowing it to be used around ice skating rinks. This does not mean that blade guards can be ignored, but if someone forgets the rule, it is less likely that there will be visible damage. In transitional sports surfaces, you should always “hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”
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