The Robbins Institute

The Robbins Institute® provides an informative program for architects and other professionals involved in selecting a sports floor for a recreation, multi-purpose, and sports facility.

At Robbins, we know choosing the right floor is not an easy decision. It takes time, research, product knowledge, and trust in the manufacturer’s promises. We provide our customers with the education and background they need to make the most knowledgeable buying decision by attending one of many Robbins Institutes across America. In addition to learning the features and differences in sports flooring, our customers are given the opportunity to exchange ideas and to learn from the industry experts about the quality, longevity, safety and benefits to athletes from the floor.

The industry’s leading school for sports floors, The Robbins Institute is a learning center for all who attend. The Institute is an integral part of Robbins research, development and testing that spans a wide range of sports floor disciplines – both wood and synthetic.

By attending a Robbins Institute seminar, you can evaluate sports flooring and understand just how important the selection of the correct surface is for the comfort, safety and performance of your athletes. You’ll learn about things like dynamic testing, biomechanics, building requirements and performance considerations. Architects can gain AIA learning units as they pick up valuable industry information or product information for their specific projects.

Whether you’re an athletic director, coach, architect, engineer or buildings and grounds manager, before you select a floor that should last a lifetime, spend a little time at the industry’s foremost sports flooring research and education facility.

Program: Overview in Choosing Sports Flooring. Earn 1-2 CES Learning Units by attending the Robbins Institute to: 


  • Explore methods of evaluating sports floors and criteria for judging and specifying sports  surfaces. 

  • A practical look into biomechanics, dynamic testing and sports surface research, including case history applications. 

  • Design, purpose and use of sports surfacing as it relates to user comfort, safety and performance are explored, as are the functional relationship between sports surfaces and building design/construction.

  • Provides an informative program for architects and other professionals involved in selecting sports flooring for recreation, multi-purpose and sports facillties. 



Contact a Robbins representative today to learn more about the educational programs that Robbins offers by calling 1.800.543.1913, or by filling out our online contact form.