Maple Grades

The pad



Trainer 1 represents the simplest hardwood sports system in the ClutchCourt line of basketball flooring. With ¾” shock pads, it offers a degree of comfort to athletes through shock absorption properties. Trainer 1’s relative low cost makes it a good entry-level maple sports floor for facilities with a budget in mind.


The ClutchCourt Trainer 1 maple hardwood sports floor is a value-driven system that is easy to install. Its 3/8” Trainer shock pads provide a degree of shock absorption and comfort to the athlete, while the playing surface delivers the sports performance properties required for basketball and other activities.

1 – Shock Pads:
These 3/8″ rubber shock pads provide comfort and shock absorption to the Trainer 1 system. They are available in a variety of different constructions with different durometer measurements.

2 – Sleepers:
These 2″ x 3″ supports provide a solid foundation for the Northern Maple flooring on the surface of the system.

3 – Northern Maple:
The surface of the Performance system is made of 25/32” or 33/32” Northern Maple from WD Flooring in Wisconsin, a MFMA maple flooring provider.


• A Consistent Competitive Surface:
Wood gym flooring is the most common type of indoor sports flooring, especially in facilities that host high-level competitive teams. Choosing Trainer 1 insures that your team is accustomed to playing on hardwood surfaces.

• FSC® Chain of Custody Certification:
Through certification with the Rainforest Alliance, Trainer 1 and all other ClutchCourt systems can be purchased with FSC® Chain of Custody certification. This certification insures that environmentally responsible forestry practices were used at every stage of production.

• Budget-Friendly Maple Flooring:
For budget constraints, the Trainer 1 system is a value priced entry into the world of maple sports flooring.

• Shock Pads for Optimal Shock Absorption:
Trainer 1’s shock pads provide the right balance of ball rebound and shock absorption for perfect gameplay.

• Quality Manufacturing:
Trainer 1 is manufactured by Tarkett Sports in partnership with WD Flooring, combining the vast sports flooring experience of both organizations. As members of the Maple Flooring Manufacturers’ Association (MFMA), Tarkett and WD are committed to the highest quality standards in the industry.

• Industry Leading Warranty Protection:
Trainer 1’s quality is backed by a 10-year warranty that offers the highest level of protection in the industry.

Maple Grades

• Premium Grade Maple:
Premium Maple includes only boards that are free of any discoloration or distinguishing marks. This grade yields a court surface with the most visually uniformity.

• Second Grade Maple:
By far the most popular grade option, Second Grade Maple creates an aesthetically unique court by blending some boards with visible grain marks and others that are unmarked.

• Third Grade Maple:
Third Grade Maple is the least expensive of the ClutchCourt maple grades. A majority of the boards included in this grade have distinguishing marks and unique grains, creating a court with distinct character.

Shock Pad Options

3/8″ or 5/8″ Standard Shock Pad (60 Durometer)

1/2″ or 3/4″ Bi-Stage Shock Pad (30-55 Durometer)

3/8″ Resi-Pad Shock Pad (30, 40, or 50 Durometer)