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Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville State University: SSOTY Finalist

The Pete Mathews Coliseum at Jacksonville State University installed by Covington Flooring Company, is a featured finalist of the 2015 Sports Surface of the Year contest. The coliseum recently underwent a $2M renovation which included a new gymnasium floor. Robbins dealer, Covington Flooring Company, has had a good relationship with Jacksonville State since they installed a Sportwood gym […]

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Robbins MVP: 10 Years Later. We’ve come a long way baby!

What is the definition of a “good” sports floor? Is it the fancy logos or graphics that grab everyone’s eye? Or maybe the sound it makes when shoes squeak or balls bounce? For the avid sports fanatic, or even the not-so-sports-fanatic, these are all very important features that help identify not only the team, but […]

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Duke Center for Living & Wallace Building: SSOTY Finalist

Robbins is happy to announce another Featured Facility and Sports Surface of the Year Finalist goes to the Duke Center for Living Facility at Duke Medicine, installed by Foster Specialty Floors. The facility was recently renovated to include over 30,000 sq ft of various Robbins flooring specially customized by Foster for each area and application. […]

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Prairie View A&M Student Recreation Center: SSOTY Finalist

Robbins is happy to announce another Featured Facility and Sports Surface of the Year Finalist goes to the Prairie View A&M Student Recreation Center, installed by NAH Sports Flooring. The new 92,000 sq ft facility was completed in early 2015 and features over 22,000 sq. ft. of Robbins rubber flooring products. The new student recreation center includes a three-court basketball gym […]

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Featured Facility & SSOTY Finalist: Griffin Elite Sports & Wellness

Robbins is happy to announce another Featured Facility and Sports Surface of the Year Finalist goes to the The Griffin Elite Sports & Wellness Complex, installed by Cincinnati Floor Company. The new state-of-the-art 125,000 sq ft facility opened its doors to the public on October 25, 2015 and is located in Florence, KY. 22,000 sq. […]

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Featured Facility & SSOTY Finalist: West Coast Baptist College

Robbins is happy to announce the Featured Facility of the Month for October and Sports Surface of the Year Finalist goes to the The Walther Center at West Coast Baptist College, installed by Pacific Floor Company. Construction of the new facility began in 2014, and was recently completed this past August. It is equipped with […]

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Customer Testimonial Video- Calvin College

We sat down with Amber Warners, Head Volleyball Coach at Calvin College, to discuss her experience and satisfaction with their Robbins MVP floor that was installed almost 7 years ago. Calvin College was the 1st NCAA school to install the MVP floor, which was a new innovation developed by Robbins at that time. In 2008, […]

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Featured Facility & SSOTY Finalist: Hofstra University

Robbins is happy to announce the Featured Facility of the Month for September and Sports Surface of the Year Finalist goes to the Hofstra Basketball Practice Facility & Mack Center Arena at Hofstra University, installed by Milburn Flooring. The brand new practice facility was completed in August 2014, and is equipped with 14,000 sq. ft. […]

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Featured Facility & SSOTY Finalist: Gonzaga University

Robbins is proud to announce the Featured Facility of the Month for August and Sports Surface of the Year Finalist goes to the McCarthey Athletic Center at Gonzaga University installed by Greater Seattle Floors. The facility features 14,000 sq. ft. of Robbins Bio Channel Star with 1st grade MFMA maple flooring. After experiencing system failure […]

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Featured Facility & SSOTY Finalist: Alaska Airlines Center

Robbins is proud to announce the Featured Facility of the Month for June and Sports Surface of the Year Finalist goes to the Alaska Airlines Center installed by Alaskan Industries. This state of the art facility brings sports, concerts, events, and gymnastics to a community that never existed until now, and fills a gap in […]

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Customer Testimonial Video- UC Recreation Center

We sat down with Jayme Johnson, Coordinator of Facility Operations at the UC Rec Center, to discuss their experience with Robbins floor products since the facility opened in 2006. The University of Cincinnati Recreation Center houses 6 full size basketball courts, 1 run/ jog track, a large weight room area with Pulastic flooring, and 3 […]

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Ask the Expert: A Q&A on sanding and refinishing your gymnasium floor.

Is it time for a gym floor makeover? In part 2 of our Q&A session, Kevin Price answers all the questions gym floor owners have about sanding and refinishing their floors. 1. How often should you sand & refinish a gymnasium floor? A gymnasium floor should be sanded and refinished every 10 years, however, this […]

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Ask the Expert: A Q&A on screening and recoating your new gym floor.

You have a new gym floor. Now what? We sat down for a Q&A with our resident expert, Kevin Price, to get answers to the questions we hear the most from new gym floor owners. Kevin had so much great advice to keep your gym floor looking great, that we have broken our Q&A session […]

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Bridging Cultures through Sports

As a member of our international sales and customer service division I’ve always enjoyed meeting people from different cultures and learning more about them. Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a large trade show in Europe that drew attendees from all over the world. As the visitors strolled by our exhibit space, their […]

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Buying a Sports Surface is Serious Business – 5 Tips to a better decision

Buying a sports surface is a big decision and can be somewhat overwhelming and confusing. After all, with proper care, you’ll be living with your decision for a long, long time, one that could span your entire professional career. Here are some tips to help you make a better buying decision: Tip #1 – Take […]

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2014 Sports Surface of the Year Finalists

Robbins has opened voting for the annual 2014 Sports Surface of the Year contest. 6 finalists were chosen and the winner will be determined by Facebook & Twitter fans! Voting is simple. Fans will go to Robbins Facebook page and find the photo of the facility they want to vote for.  To vote, simply “Like” […]

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UConn: Breaking Records…One Floor at a Time

With a total of 13 championship titles combined under their belt, the Men’s and Women’s Huskies are setting records and taking names. The women completed the season with a record 9 championship wins, and a perfect 40-0 record. The men won their 4th championship title, and although the No. 7 seed didn’t have a perfect […]

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BLOG: Why the Determination to win is the better part of winning…

We are creatures of habit. We all know this. I, for example, have the habit of venturing into places that are “off limits” to most. I find myself in restaurant kitchens, behind retail counters, or behind a bar to fix myself a drink when the waiter is too slow. Some may see this as impatience, […]

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BLOG: Not your Momma’s fieldhouse: How the role of the college fieldhouse is rapidly changing

The college fieldhouse of today looks very different than it did 30, or even 20 years ago.  It is expanding. And not just a little- a lot- I mean literally “I ate so much I nearly split my pants” growing. For years colleges have been upgrading classrooms and labs, building campus rec centers, adding academic […]

Case Study: UTEP: Making history, one floor at a time…

When it comes to making changes at the University of Texas at El Paso's Don Haskins Center--named for the legendary basketball coach whose 1966 national championship-winning team was the inspiration behind the film Glory Road--there is a lot of history to consider...