Air-Channel® Classic without Subfloor (Floating) 

(formerly Permacushion® Sleeper and BioSleeper®)


Air Channel Classic  takes commodity floating sleeper system technology and adds a whole new dimension of resilience and uniformity.  This economical suspended system features enhanced pad components for added value in a basic commodity design.  The double profiled, cavity-backed, 7/16″ EPDM rubber Bio-Pads offers greater durability and higher performance values than most commodity pad designs.

System Feature Build up (From top to bottom):

  1. Finish – MFMA approved floor finish
  2. Gamelines – Gamline Paint
  3. Sealer – MFMA approved floor sealer
  4. Flooring – Commodity 25/32″ Random Length (RL) Northern Hard Strip Maple or upgraded Continuous Strip® XL Finger-Jointed(FJ) Northern Hard Strip Maple
  5. Flooring Fastener – 2″ staples or flooring cleats
  6. Sleeper- Nominal 2″ x 3″ x 4′ long fir or pine soft wood sleepers.
  7. Resilient Pad – 7/16″ EPDM Bio-Pad 
  8. 6- MIL polyethylene Vapor Barrier- for added moisture protection

*Robbins reserves the right to substitute Air Channel Classic when softwood sleeper systems are specified as equal to Air Channel Star.

 System Benefits:

  • High-Profile
  • Economical
  • 7/16″ (11mm) resilient EPDM Bio-Pad,™ for shock absorption and vibration control.
  • Continuous Strip® XL Maple adds strength and provides a floor that can last up to 10 years longer than random-length strip.
  • Some options Fully DIN-certified—meets or exceeds all six DIN 18032-2 criteria for ball bounce, shock absorption, deflection, area of deflection, rolling load and surface friction.

System Height:

  • 2 5/8″(67mm) with 25/32″(20mm) thick Flooring
  • 2 7/8″ (73mm) with 33/32″(26mm) thick Flooring

Reference Projects: Air-Channel Family

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