Entries by Robbins Sports Surfaces

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Pulastic to the Rescue at Millersville University

After just five short years, Millersville University was experiencing a floor failure in their 22,000 sq ft fitness center at the Student Memorial Center from the MultiLino ST linoleum floor that was installed five years earlier. It was not only breaking down at the seams, it was also becoming a safety and tripping hazard for athletes due to warpage and seam separation.

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Washington University Honors City & 1904 Olympics with New Athletic Center

The athletic complexes at Washington University recently underwent a major renovation that was completed in October 2016, and included more than 70,000 sq ft of various Robbins systems installed by Robbins dealer, Missouri Floor.

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Georgetown University Selects Only the Best Basketball Floor for New Athletic Center

In the fall of 2016, the Georgetown University Hoyas unveiled the long awaited Thompson Athletic Center, a 144,000-square-foot facility that would serve as the primary practice location for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The new facility was named for the iconic former coach, John R. Thompson, who led the Hoyas to three Final Fours […]

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TCU Volleyball Gym Gets Frog-Skin Face Lift on Robbins Floor

The TCU Horned Frogs called on Robbins dealer, Ponder Company, to freshen up their 14-year-old Robbins Air Channel Star with a new court design for the women’s competition volleyball gym. The floor, which is the located in the University Recreation Center, had been well maintained over the years and was in perfect condition for a face […]

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Beverly Hills High School Has New Robbins Floor Installed in Iconic Swim Gym

The Beverly Hills High School Swim Gym is a bit of a legend in the world of gym floors. The swim gym at Beverly Hills High School combines something unheard of in your typical gymnasium- wood and water! Located approximately 5 ft above the 23m swimming pool, the gym floor was constructed to divide in […]

Robbins Hires Dave Fulton As President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jay Stoehr remains CEO of family-owned flooring company, adds proven leader as part of succession plan CINCINNATI, OH, NOVEMBER 3, 2016 – Robbins, Inc., an international leader in sports flooring systems, has hired Dave Fulton as President to oversee all manufacturing, sales and service functions. James (Jay) Stoehr III, the fourth generation […]

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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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Gym Floors at Eureka High School Restored Just in Time for Last Basketball Game of the Season

After several days of torrential rainfall poured onto the city of Eureka, MO in late December 2015, the Meramec River reached record levels, wreaking havoc on both the buildings and the residents in Eureka, a city just outside of St. Louis. Among those affected was the Eureka High School athletic building including 2 gyms and […]

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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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Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa: SSOTY Finalist

Robbins is happy to announce another Featured Facility and Sports Surface of the Year Finalist goes to the Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa, installed by Stout Hardwood. The new state-of-the-art fitness facility opened in April 2015 in Chandler, AZ, making it the 4th Village Health Club & Spa location to open in the Phoenix […]

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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: Chicago Bulls Training Facility

Robbins is proud to announce the Featured Facility of the Month for July and Sports Surface of the Year Finalist goes to the Chicago Bulls Training Facility installed by Floors, Inc. The 60,000 sq. ft. facility features 20,000 sq. ft. of Robbins MVP with 1st grade XL Plus maple flooring, as well as Sportwood on the weight […]

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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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New Sports Center in Round Rock supports city motto as “Sports Capital of Texas”

The Round Rock Sports Center had one goal in mind when they opened its doors to the public for the 1st time in January 2014- to attract the best athletes and biggest events in Texas. Now more than a year later- they are doing just that. The new facility, located in Round Rock, TX whose […]

NJPA Contract Purchasing

NJPA Contract Purchasing   Save time, resources, and money with NJPA contract purchasing. NJPA facilitates a competitive bidding process on behalf of members’ needs and expectations, mirroring their contracting process. As an NJPA awarded vendor (contract#:  082114-RBI), Robbins offers NJPA members a variety of sports flooring systems through our competitively bid contract that LEGALLY SATISFIES […]

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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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Robbins on site in Beijing for the 37th annual NBA Global Games pre-season tour

In the last stop of the Pre-Season NBA Global games, the Brooklyn Nets will take on the Sacramento Kings on Oct. 15th at The MasterCard Center in Beijing. Greg Pierce, Portables Manager at Robbins Sports Surfaces, arrived in Beijing on October 9th to oversee the installation of the new portable floor that will be used […]

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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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Charlotte Hornets creates a “buzz” with new floor design

The Charlotte Hornets unveiled their brand new basketball court today at Time Warner Cable Arena just in time for draft day. The new court is a Robbins All-Star Plus portable basketball floor which features the new logo and color palette for the Hornets. Over 250 honeycomb shaped stencils were used to create the unique honeycomb […]

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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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The 1,200 lb athlete…why choosing the right flooring for your horse is important.

What kind of athlete can carry a 120 lb person on their back, while jumping over hurdles, and running at speeds up to 50mph? You guessed it! Our 4-legged hoofed friend also known as the Horse.   I am from Kentucky. And anyone that lives in (or around) Kentucky knows that the 1st Saturday in […]

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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” […]

UTEP: Don Haskins Center: Stout Hardwood

2014 Sports Surface of the Year Finalist     Dealer: Stout HardwoodLocation: El Paso, TXDate Completed: September 2013Robbins Products Installed: Bio-Channel ClassicSquare Footage: 12,200 sq ftProject Description: Robbins, Stout and UTEP established our successful and lasting relationship in 2001 when Bio Channel Classic was specified and installed for the floor replacement in the historic Don […]

Round Rock Sports Center: NAH Sports Flooring, LLC

2014 Sports Surface of the Year Finalist     Dealer: NAH Sports Flooring, LLCLocation: Round Rock, TXDate Completed: December 2013Robbins Products Installed: Bio-Cushion Classic and Sportwood Ultra StarSquare Footage: 50,975 sq ftProject Description: The bid process on this project was a team effort between NAH and Robbins. Changes on the job allowed for 31 – […]

East Rockaway School District: Milburn Flooring

2014 Sports Surface of the Year Finalist   Dealer: Milburn FlooringLocation: East Rockaway, NYDate Completed: April 2013Robbins Products Installed: Bio-Cushion Classic Square Footage: 5,500 sq ftProject Description: East Rockaway School District is an example of one of the areas virtually ruined by the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy.  Saving a piece of the original historic flooring, […]

Hillsdale College: Foster Specialty Floors

2014 Sports Surface of the Year Finalist     Dealer: Foster Specialty FloorsLocation: Hillsdale, MIDate Completed: November 2013Robbins Products Installed: Bio-Channel Classic, MVP, Pulastic Classic 60, and Galaxy Fit Square Footage: 35,000 sq ftProject Description: The arena floor at Hillsdale College features a Bio-Channel Classic floor surrounding and seamlessly joined to an MVP main court […]

Sanford Pentagon: Anderson Ladd

  2014 Sports Surface of the Year Finalist   Dealer: Anderson LaddLocation: Sioux Falls, SDDate Completed: August 2013Robbins Products Installed: Bio-Channel Classic and Bio-Channel StarSquare Footage: 50,500 sq ftProject Description:  The Pentagon includes 9 basketball courts including; 3 college/NBA courts, and 6 high school courts. Complete with all the modern amenities, the main Heritage Court […]

Fortius Sport & Health Centre: Centaur

2014 Sports Surface of the Year Finalist     Dealer: Centaur ProductsLocation: British ColumbiaDate Completed: March 2013Robbins Products Installed: Bio-Channel Classic and Pulastic Classic 110Square Footage: 34,000 sq ftProject Description:  Fortius Sport & Health is comprised of the Fortius Institute and the Fortius Athlete Development Centre and the Fortius Foundation, a Canadian Charity. Their clients […]

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Case Study: Sports Center in Plano brings competitive and recreational sports opportunity to thousands of local youth each year…

The Plano Sports Authority (also known as simply PSA) in Plano, TX provides more than 70,000 local kids with the opportunity to play a variety of sports. Their motto “Rec to Select” allows youth at all skills levels to participate. From basketball, to soccer, to dance, to martial arts, PSA has something for everyone. And […]

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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 […]

Random Length Hardwood Flooring

The solid hard maple construction offers durability, a natural appearance, and a long lasting surface. Robbins solid random length wood flooring is installed over the sports subfloor system and finished on-site with MFMA approved finish and sealer. Attractive gamelines and graphics are painted on the floor during installation to complete the look of the floor.