Bio-Channel® Classic

Made in USA


Bio-Channel Classic is the proven choice for performance basketball facilities.  The Bio-Channel installation list is a who’s who of top NCAA and NBA performance basketball courts and training centers.  Programs such as Indiana, Kentucky, Duke, the Wizards and Lakers have relied on Bio-Channel for years to provide a solid performing gym floor.  Bio-Channel is a proven choice for large school arena environments where the floor must meet the performance demands of players as well as withstand temporary loading from stages or scissor lifts.  Bio-Channel is also a great choice for renovation projects with concrete planarity problems.  Regardless of the situation, Bio-Channel will meet the needs of any sports flooring project with stringent requirements for performance and durability.  Robbins also offers a theatrical version of Bio-Channel Classic designed for performing arts centers.

Bio-Channel Classic combines the structural and dimensional stability of anchored flooring systems with the safety and comfort of resilient sports flooring.  A plywood sleeper floats on 7/16″ Bio-Pads within a steel channel that’s anchored to the concrete floor.  A uniform playing surface with no dead spots is assured, as is the right amount of deflection and shock absorption.

System Feature Buildup (top to bottom):

  1. Finish – MFMA approved Finish
  2. Gamelines – Compatible Gameline Paint
  3. Sealer – MFMA approved Sealer
  4. MFMA Flooring – 25/32″ Commodity Random Length(RL) or upgraded 25/32″ Continuous Strip® XL Finger-Jointed(FJ), MFMA Northern Hard Maple Strip Flooring
  5. Flooring Fastener – 1 3/4″ staples or flooring cleats
  6. Subfloor – 1 layer of nominal 3/4″x 4′ x 8′, exposure 1, structural rated sheathing
  7. Anchor – Anchor Spike or Tapcon
  8. Sleeper & Resilient Pad – Robbins Bio-Channel sleepers – 1 1/2″ thick x 2 5/8″ wide x 8′ factory assembled steel-encased padded sleeper.  Pads are 7/16″ double trapezoidal EPDM rubber with reverse cavity and tabbed for attachment.  Lower and upper surfaces are non-coextensive.  Note: attempted competitive equals of this product do not feature full length steel channels
  9. Vapor Retarder – 6-mil polyethylene film

 System Benefits:

  • Excellent Athletic Performance
  • Superior dimensional stability
  • Continuous 3/4″ subfloor
  • lateral movement of subfloor
  • Shimmable for different slab depression heights or out-of -level slabs

System Height:

  • 3″(76mm) with 25/32″(20mm) thick Flooring
  • 3 1/4″(83mm) with 33/32″(26mm) thick Flooring

Reference Projects: Bio-Channel Classic

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