Pulastic to the Rescue at Millersville University

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The Challenge:

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. The large multi-purpose area is used for sporting events, fairs, assemblies, and other events that also require the use of tables and chairs. The linoleum floor that was installed five years earlier was not only breaking down at the seams, it was also becoming a safety and tripping hazard for athletes due to warping and seam separation. We talked to Sara Burcin, SMC Fitness Center Manager, about her experience and the struggles they faced with the failure of the floor “The problems were mostly with the steel plates beneath the linoleum. We found that rolling big carts, stages, and chairs and tables over it would warp the floor and it never bounced back. It was in pretty poor shape by that time and it was only five years old. It didn’t hold up at all. It was becoming dangerous because we would have basketball tournaments and the athletes were tripping on these bumps in different places on the court. And over time, it just looked terrible. So it really needed to be replaced. It was just a disaster, just a very, very poor choice of a product.”

The Solution:

Millersville University turned to their local Robbins dealer, Abacus Sports Installations, for advice on a replacement floor. Abacus recommended a seamless Pulastic SP140 padded polyurethane point-elastic system for its puncture resistance and strong physical properties in the “Spike Proof” resin.

“We worked through Abacus directly. They worked well with us, answered all our questions, took their time. They seem to be pretty well versed on sports floors. We went to look at several Pulastic floors around Lancaster County and found they seem to hold up really well over a long period of time, which is exactly what we needed. We went to some elementary schools that had a Pulastic floor for 20 plus years. They were using it for gym class and lunch and all kinds of things. So we were able to see the floor had been there a long time and had been used in a very similar to the way we use ours. We also looked at a 2nd manufacturers products as well. You also have other companies that want to come in and put a floor down for you for much cheaper.”

The Results:

After facing a challenging demo to remove the existing heavy steel plates that were adhered together, and the linoleum that was in turn adhered to the steel plates, Abacus completed the installation of a new Pulastic SP140 floor in June 2016, just in time for the fall education semester. Not only was Millersville University extremely happy with the clean look and feel of the new floor, student feedback has also been very positive. The gamelines on the floor create three basketball courts, three volleyball courts, and nine badminton areas which are all heavily used by students. The area is also used routinely for assemblies and other events. One of the first events included new student orientation for incoming students in the fall of 2016 (see pictures below).

“We did our research and were pretty adamant about what we needed. Abacus was also good in educating us about the difference in products and advocating that they were not the same. We just weren’t willing to risk another bad experience. We did it once; we weren’t doing it again.”

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About Pulastic Sports Flooring

Pulastic Sports Flooring by Robbins is a seamless floor system that provides superior safety and comfort for athletes of all ages. It is a durable and stable floor system with lasting beauty and a multitude of color options for gamelines and school logos. Pulastic can be used for almost any athletic sport including; volleyball, basketball, color guard, football, baseball, wrestling meets, or cheerleading. It is also perfect for multi-function facilities, auditoriums, or cafeterias, and provides superior strength under the everyday use of tables, chairs and bleachers.

The seamless quality of Pulastic is easy to clean and provides a hygienic solution for facilities with a high volume of users and activity. Floor system failures are often found in the seams. Pulastic is an alternative solution to tile or vinyl flooring with seams. Pulastic will last for many decades and can be given a “facelift” which recoats and restores without replacing the entire floor, all the while maintaining the physical properties of the floor performance including; shock absorption, seamless uniformity, and optimal friction.

Robbins Sports Surfaces is the leader in developing sport floors that protect the safety and performance of athletes. Whether it is a hardwood floor system or seamless synthetic like Pulastic, users can be assured they will receive the highest level of sports floor safety and comfort found on the market.

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Washington University Honors City & 1904 Olympics with New Athletic Center

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Campus athletics have come a long way over the years and are not just for collegiate level athletes anymore. Facilities for recreational activities on campus have seen a tremendous amount of growth and improvements for the students and staff they serve. And for colleges that have a long history and the historical buildings to prove it, the challenge is always the same, combining the new with the old, and where to find the space to put it. The new Sumers Recreation Center at Washington University is one of those projects. 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 Company.

The project was not your ordinary rec center and was instead, a bit of a hodge podge of new and old buildings. Since the university is located within the city walls of St. Louis, MO, the location of the rec center was land locked, which meant the building had to go “up” instead of “out”. The project included a new 65,000 sq ft building addition, a renovation to the historic Francis Gymnasium which was host to the 1904 Olympics and World’s Fair, and renovations to the existing athletic complex which was constructed in 1983.

The new rec center has received national attention since its debut. It was chosen as a location for one of three 2016 presidential debates. It has also received attention for the unique and stunning graphics in the gymnasium. On top of the 25,000 square feet of Robbins Bio Cushion Classic floor, Washington University pays homage to the city of St. Louis by featuring graphics of the 1904 World’s Fair building, the Francis Fieldhouse gates, and the famous St. Louis Gateway Arch. The graphics were designed and finished on site by Missouri Floor Co. The arch was a 1:5 scale model of the real arch, and two stain colors were used to give the graphics a 3D appearance.

In addition to the recognition given to the city and university’s history, the original Francis Gymnasium which was constructed in 1903 for the 1904 Olympics and World’s Fair, was semi demolished during the construction process. The university wanted to make sure this
history was not lost and decided to incorporate part of it in the new space. The maple flooring from the Francis Gymnasium was reclaimed, installed and then sanded and refinished on the main passage way into the building. The back of the reclaimed maple was stamped “Yawkey Bissell”, which was the name of the original Robbins flooring plant in White Lake, WI and is still in full operation today. Missouri Floor Co. and the Sumers Recreation Center has also been named a finalist in Robbins’ Sports Surface of the Year Contest.

From start to finish of the flooring, the project was completed in 7 weeks. The university is very pleased with the outcome of the graphics, as well as the flooring that was hand selected for each area of the building. Robbins and Missouri Floor Company has had a long standing relationship with Washington University. Alex Verseman of Missouri Floor Co. attributes the success of this project to that relationship, “we had a history with the owner that dated back to the original athletics building construction in 1983. This was developed by past generations of Robbins and Missouri Floor, but never forgotten through the family businesses. We kept a strong relationship with the owner over the years through maintenance, misc. projects across campus, and sharing dreams of this project. When it finally became a reality it was a test of the
relationships between all 3 parties and the outcome was a success we’re all proud of!”.

Both Robbins and Missouri Floor Company are over 100 years old. And when a company has been around that long, it is safe to say they have witnessed a lot of change. Ten decades of nonstop technological advancements is bound to make a huge difference to any product or service. But one thing remains the same, the importance of quality products and quality relationships. Robbins is proud to be associated with and chosen for this project. From the days of Yawkey-Bissell flooring to now, we look forward to another 100 years serving the students at Washington University with our high performance sports floors.

About Robbins Sports Surfaces

Robbins Sports Surfaces, a division of Robbins, Inc., is a privately held, 4th generation family-owned flooring company based in Cincinnati, OH with sales offices across the U.S. and manufacturing plants in Michigan and Wisconsin.

The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers play on a Robbins Sports Surfaces “All Star” brand floor at their home court, Quicken Loans Arena, and practice on more than 18,000 sq. ft. of the company’s “Bio-Channel Classic” flooring, one of the top floor choices among NBA franchises. The Cavs have played home games on Robbins floors since 1974.

More NBA teams compete and train on Robbins flooring than all other competitors combined, with 90% of NBA teams owning the company’s competition and/or training facility floors. Past NCAA men’s basketball champions Connecticut, Duke, Kentucky, Indiana and North Carolina play their home games on a Robbins floor.

Robbins Inc. has registered 25 patents over the years, with additional patents pending, and is the only U.S. flooring manufacturer with a full-time research and product development staff. Robbins’ unique capability and understanding of the biomechanical interaction between the athlete or performer and floor have recently led to new designs that reduce vibration and increase uniformity, both of which improve performance, comfort and safety.

In addition to Robbins Sports Surfaces, Robbins, Inc. is also the owner of Stoehr Flooring, a high-end residential flooring business, and majority owner of Egis Floorlife, an innovative after-market service business. Robbins also has a theater and dance floor division known as Robbins Performing Arts, which is dedicated to the development of performing arts floor systems that enhance the safety and comfort of performers.

For more information about each of Robbins divisions, please visit www.robbinsdancefloors.com, www.stoehrflooring.com, and www.egisfloorlife.com.

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

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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 in four years, including the 1984 national GTU- TAC- 2016 (1)championship.

While the school is well known for their excellent athletic programs and having a remarkable 1 out of 8 students in Div I sports, the facilities were not up to par in comparison to other Div I schools. GTU knew they needed to build a state of the art facility that would attract young talent and serve as a top of the line training center for their athletes. When it was time to select a floor for the practice gymnasiums, GTU knew what floor they wanted, and who they wanted to install it; the Robbins MVP and Weyer’s Floor Service.

The Robbins MVP sport floor system was specified and chosen for a variety reasons. With the substantial amount of time athletes spend practicing, GTU understood how the mechanics of the floor can impact the athletes body and performance over time. They wanted the best safety and protection they could get from a floor. They were also faced with a small footprint of building space which required 2 levels of gymnasiums. So minimal floor vibration was extremely important. As a result, a total of 30,000 sq. ft. of Robbins MVP was installed and features a full-size court, as well as four half courts in each of the men’s and women’s practice gyms. The facility also features sports GTU- TAC- 2016 (2)medicine and weight training rooms, an academic center, and a large equipment area.

For more than 30 years Weyer’s has serviced GTU with Robbins flooring. Since the opening of the new athletic center, GTU has been extremely pleased with Weyer’s installation and service. When asked about their experience working with Weyer’s, Brian A. McGuire, Associate Director of Athletics said, ”This fall, Georgetown Athletics opened a brand new athletic training facility (The John R. Thompson Athletic Center) which included the installation of two 30,000 square foot Robbins MVP wood athletic basketball practice courts. Despite receiving many proposals from many flooring companies to do the work, Weyer’s Floor Service was our clear first choice, and we have been completely satisfied with their work and the timeliness of the installation, The quality of the work that they do is outstanding. Whether it’s installations, finishes or painting court designs, Weyer’s will not be happy until the work they do is done to the highest standard of perfection.”

The Thompson Athletic Center is truly a state of the art facility. Weyer’s Floor Service was recently recognized as a “BEST OF THE UNITED STATES 2016” by the US Builders Review, as well as being featured in an article of the fall 2016 magazine issue. And most recently, Weyer’s and GTU was chosen as a finalist in Robbins 2016 Sports Surface of the Year contest. In addition to a multitude of projects over their 30 year relationship, Weyer’s is actively working on numerous floor projects at GTU including a maple wall construction and recoating several hardwood floors throughout the campus.

About Robbins Sports Surfaces

Robbins Sports Surfaces, a division of Robbins, Inc., is a privately held, 4th generation family-owned flooring company based in Cincinnati, OH with sales offices across the U.S. and manufacturing plants in Michigan and Wisconsin.

The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers play on a Robbins Sports Surfaces “All Star” brand floor at their home court, Quicken Loans Arena, and practice on more than 18,000 sq. ft. of the company’s “Bio-Channel Classic” flooring, one of the top floor choices among NBA franchises. The Cavs have played home games on Robbins floors since 1974.

More NBA teams compete and train on Robbins flooring than all other competitors combined, with 90% of NBA teams owning the company’s competition and/or training facility floors. Past NCAA men’s basketball champions Connecticut, Duke, Kentucky, Indiana and North Carolina play their home games on a Robbins floor.

Robbins Inc. has registered 25 patents over the years, with additional patents pending, and is the only U.S. flooring manufacturer with a full-time research and product development staff. Robbins’ unique capability and understanding of the biomechanical interaction between the athlete or performer and floor have recently led to new designs that reduce vibration and increase uniformity, both of which improve performance, comfort and safety.

In addition to Robbins Sports Surfaces, Robbins, Inc. is also the owner of Stoehr Flooring, a high-end residential flooring business, and majority owner of Egis Floorlife, an innovative after-market service business. Robbins also has a theater and dance floor division known as Robbins Performing Arts, which is dedicated to the development of performing arts floor systems that enhance the safety and comfort of performers.

For more information about each of Robbins divisions, please visit www.robbinsdancefloors.com, www.stoehrflooring.com, and www.egisfloorlife.com.

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

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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.tcu_ponder-2016-1-web 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 lift.

The new court graphics were originally designed by Nike in 2015, and was unveiled after the 72M dollar renovation of the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena was complete. While Robbins and Ponder Company was not chosen as a vendor for the Schollmaier Arena floor, TCU chose Ponder to sand and refinish the volleyball gym floor with the new court design. The new Horned Frogs design features a unique purple, white, and black lizard-skin pattern that covers the entire area of the game play surface, as well as a red accent color for the court lines. While the color Red is not part of the school’s official colors, it was used as an accent color on the helmets of the football team several years prior and represents the horned frog (aka the horned lizard) distinct ability to shoot blood from its eyes to fend off predators.

Painting and staining a floor with this much detail is no easy task, but Ponder was up for the challenge. They called on Praters Flooring to provide the masks and work closely with the Ponder crew during the training of the application. The court had a total of 22 mask templets and due to the amount of detail, took 2 full weeks to complete.

Since the completion of the refinish in the volleyball gym, this unique floor was featured in the June/July 2016 edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine, and has also been chosen as a finalist in
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Robbins 2016 Sports Surface of the Year contest. TCU was also so pleased with the results of Ponders graphic work, they have since been contracted for additional face lifts on the practice basketball court, the new arena floor, and the 3 court gymnasium at the recreation center. All work will be completed in summer 2017.

About Robbins Sports Surfaces

Robbins Sports Surfaces, a division of Robbins, Inc., is a privately held, 4th generation family-owned flooring company based in Cincinnati, OH with sales offices across the U.S. and manufacturing plants in Michigan and Wisconsin.

The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers play on a Robbins Sports Surfaces “All Star” brand floor at their home court, Quicken Loans Arena, and practice on more than 18,000 sq. ft. of the company’s “Bio-Channel Classic” flooring, one of the top floor choices among NBA franchises. The Cavs have played home games on Robbins floors since 1974.

More NBA teams compete and train on Robbins flooring than all other competitors combined, with 90% of NBA teams owning the company’s competition and/or training facility floors. Past NCAA men’s basketball champions Connecticut, Duke, Kentucky, Indiana and North Carolina play their home games on a Robbins floor.

Robbins Inc. has registered 25 patents over the years, with additional patents pending, and is the only U.S. flooring manufacturer with a full-time research and product development staff. Robbins’ unique capability and understanding of the biomechanical interaction between the athlete or performer and floor have recently led to new designs that reduce vibration and increase uniformity, both of which improve performance, comfort and safety.

In addition to Robbins Sports Surfaces, Robbins, Inc. is also the owner of Stoehr Flooring, a high-end residential flooring business, and majority owner of Egis Floorlife, an innovative after-market service business. Robbins also has a theater and dance floor division known as Robbins Performing Arts, which is dedicated to the development of performing arts floor systems that enhance the safety and comfort of performers.

For more information about each of Robbins divisions, please visit www.robbinsdancefloors.com, www.stoehrflooring.com, and www.egisfloorlife.com.

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

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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 EHS Flood-resized in Eureka, a city just outside of St. Louis. Among those affected was the Eureka High School athletic building including 2 gyms and 1 multi-purpose room used for both wrestling and aerobics. After the rain had stopped, about 1” of water covered the floors of the Eureka High School athletic building. As we all know, wood and water don’t mix. 28,000 sq. ft of athletic flooring was ruined.

The Rockwood School District went into emergency mode and contacted their insurance provider for approval to restore the flooring to their gymnasium.  Then, they contacted Alex Verseman at Missouri Floor Company, our local dealer in the St. Louis area, and invited him to visit the Eureka High School athletic building and assess the damage. When asked why they chose to contact Missouri Floor Company, Chris Freund, Director of Facilities for the Rockwood School District, explained “Missouri Floor Company has a great reputation for quality work in the St. Louis area. We knew Alex Verseman and had used him and his knowledge about sports flooring as a resource in previous years.”

In the midst of the basketball and wrestling season, the Rockwood School District set a goal to have the gymnasiums restored before basketball season was over. Missouri Floor Company and Robbins was up for the challenge. While another contracted company began the removal process of the damaged floors, the Robbins manufacturing plant in White Lake, Wisconsin worked additional shifts to ensure the materials were produced and shipped to meet the deadline. 21,700 sq ft of Robbins Bio Cushion Classic with MFMA Northern Hard Maple was ordered for 2 gyms, Eureka HS Gym- After- Resizedas well as 6,500 sq. ft. of Pulastic Classic 110 ECO for the wrestling and aerobic room. The main gymnasium was successfully restored and was used for the girls last game of the season on February 25, 2016. “Alex has been a pleasure to work with. He clearly understands the importance of getting things done in a timely manner. With a project like this, the gym floor was not the only thing being replaced. He did a good job at coordinating with other contractors and the school to make the installation as seamless as possible.”

Because of the dedication from the Missouri Floor team, the girls’ basketball team walked away with a win that night, both on and off the court. The reaction from players, coaches, and parents about the new floor has also been very positive.  “I had a coach pull me aside the other day and was raving about how nice the new floor is. The reaction from parents and players has been amazing. We are thrilled with the new floors!”

Robbins and Missouri Floor Company was honored to be a part of the process that not only restored the gymnasium, but also restored the many activities that are conducted in the athletic building by the students, coaches, and community in Eureka, MO.

 

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Robbins Sports Surfaces is the premier supplier of high performance maple and synthetic sports flooring systems to the arena, education, religious and fitness markets. In more than 65 nations around the world athletes compete and practice on millions of square meters of Robbins’ Sport Surfaces. Professional and amateur alike know that when they play on a high performance Robbins’ system they’ll be able to play at peak levels, safely and comfortably. For more information about Robbins sports flooring systems, please contact a Robbins representative at 1-800-543-1913, or complete the online contact form.

 

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Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa: SSOTY Finalist

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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-Village-Ocotillo-BB-court-300x281of-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 area. The impressive 82,000 sq. ft. health club & spa features an indoor basketball court and running track, 2 racquetball and 2 squash courts, cardio, weight & functional training rooms, 2 yoga studios, and group fitness studios, in addition to many other amenities. Stout installed 12,000 sq. ft. of Robbins Bio-Cushion Classic in the gymnasium, 2,800 sq. ft. of Bio-Cushion w/ 3/4″ CP pad in the racquetball, squash, and dance studios, and 2,500 sq. ft. of Pulastic Classic 110 for the elevated running track.

Stout was chosen by Sundt Construction as the supplier and contractor for this project based on a proven history as being a reliable source for sports flooring.  This project had a short completion window that occurred over the holiday season in late 2014. Stout’s relationship with Sundt ConstructionVillage-Ocotillo-BB-court-241x300 allowed for collaboration on design challenges and quick implementation in the field. In addition to being on a tight timeline, other delays affected the completion date including a leaky roof and a sprinkler malfunction that caused damages to the installed flooring. The materials for the Pulastic Classic 110 elevated running track and Bio Cushion in the upstairs dance studios had to be hoisted and maneuvered through a window opening 30 feet up. The 12,000 sq. ft. basketball gym floor features stained 3 point areas, custom paint, and detailed logos. The Stout Hardwood crew worked through the holidays to meet the completion deadline and despite several delays, the flooring was installed and completed on time.

We are honored to be chosen as a supplier to Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa, and congratulate Stout Hardwood on another fantastic job! We wish them luck as a finalist in the Sports Surface of the Year contest!

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Stout Hardwood is the Robbins Sports Surfaces dealer in Phoenix, AZ and surrounding areas. For more information about Stout, or to view additional completed projects, visit their website at www.stout-hardwood-floors.com or call them at 1-575-527-4143.

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Featured Facility & SSOTY Finalist: Griffin Elite Sports & Wellness

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Robbins is happy to announce another Featured Facility and Sports Surface of the Year Finalist goes to the The Griffin Elite Sports & Wellness Complex, Griffin-Elite--Bio-Channel-Star-2015- 300x234installed 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. ft. of Robbins Bio-Channel Star was installed to create 3 full size basketball courts that can also be converted into volleyball courts. In addition, the weight room & wellness center features 7,500 sq ft of Pulastic GT100.  This is a high end sports training facility that will focus on the development of skills, strength and agility for athletes of all ages, along with offering conditioning and injury recovery programs. Griffin chose Robbins Bio-Channel Star for uniformity and performance, and Pulastic GT100 seamless weight room flooring for appearance and cleanability.

In addition to basketball and strength training, Griffin also has a large artificial turf field with four 40-yard running lanes, a yoga studio, a licensed chiropractic doctor who specializes in a pain relief treatment known as Active Release Techniques (ART), and cryotherapy treatments. Griffin will offer memberships to the community, as well as local organizations like the Special Olympics, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky and Wounded Warriors Project.

Griffin-Elite--Pulastic-GT100--2015-300x232We are honored to be chosen as a supplier to The Griffin Elite Sports & Wellness Complex, and are truly grateful for their commitment to the health and well being of our young athletes. We congratulate Cincinnati Floor Company on another fantastic job and wish them luck as a finalist in the Sports Surface of the Year contest!

 

 

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Cincinnati Floor Company is the Robbins Sports Surfaces dealer in Florence, KY and surrounding areas. For more information about Cincinnati Floor, or to view additional completed projects, visit their website at http://www.cincifloor.com/ or call them at 1-800-886-4501.

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Featured Facility & SSOTY Finalist: Hofstra University

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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 Hofstra University - Bio-Channel LP Milburn 2014- resizedequipped with 14,000 sq. ft. of Robbins Bio Channel LP with MFMA maple flooring. The dedicated practice facility serves both the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams, allowing them to train year round. The new facility features a full size basketball court with 8 basketball goals and additional practice areas. The floor design in the practice facility is a replica of the new gymnasium floor, also recently installed, in the Mack Center Arena. The arena serves the Hofstra Pride home basketball games, and was completed in October 2014. The coaches and players were equally excited about the new state of the art practice facility that allows them to train harder and longer, all season long.

Hofstra University is in integral part of Long Island’s community and success. This private, non profit institution of higher learning is a DIV 1 school with 40,000 sq ft of installed Robbins sports floors. With Robbins Sports Surfaces, Milburn Flooring Mills was able to sustain Hofstra’s prestigious Hofstra-Mack-Center-Arena---Bio-Channel-Milburn-2014-resizedreputation while providing their athletes with a foundation to excel.

We congratulate Milburn Flooring Mills on another fantastic job and wish them luck as a finalist in the Sports Surface of the Year contest!

 

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Milburn Flooring Mills is the Robbins Sports Surfaces dealer in New York, NY and surrounding areas. For more information about Milburn, or to view additional completed projects, visit their website at http://www.milburnflooring.com/ or call them at 1-631-842-1600.

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

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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 questionskevin price- head shot- cropped 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 into 3 parts. In Part 1, he answers all your questions about screening and recoating a floor.

1. What is a screen & recoat? A screen and recoat is when the contractor comes in and slightly abrades the floor and applies 1 to 2 coats of finish to the floor.  This method simply cleans up the floor.  There are a few ways to abrade the floor but the most common method is to screen it with 100 grit screen, this is called a dry-screen. There are a few companies that will use a scrubber-vac to “clean” or abrade the floor and will then apply finish over the floor, this is called a wet-screen.

2. Which method do you recommend and why?  Because we do not recommend the use of a scrubber vac, our preferred method is a dry screen.

3. How often should you screen/recoat the floor?  Depending on the use of the floor, it should be screened and recoated at a minimum of every year.  There are certain instances where a floor can be screened and recoated every other year.  The advantage is that it adds a new luster to the floor but also increases the friction characteristics of the floor, making it safer for the end user.

4. How long does it take to screen/recoat a floor?  There are a few different processes that can be used for a screen and recoat but a typical screen and recoat should take 1 to 2 days.  The finish will then need to cure, which will take 3 to 5 days depending on the finish (oil vs. water) chosen.Lakota West Recoating-resized

5. What harm is there if I only screen/recoat the floor every other year or every third year? Will it have an effect on performance of the floor, and the athlete?  The harm with not screening the floor is that the friction characteristics of the floor will break down over time, making the floor slippery.  This can become a safety concern.  Often, lack of use and/or the owner’s finances plays a role in the decision making process, however, the key ingredients are to protect the athlete and to protect the floor. Screening a floor annually, addresses both of these issues.

6. Can refinishing or recoating actually extend the life of the floor?  Absolutely!  Just like a car, if you do the preventative actions, the car will last longer.  The same holds true with the floor, the more that you protect the floor, the longer the floor will last and perform.

7. What role does safety/comfort play in decision to screen/recoat? As addressed above, the big safety concern is friction characteristics. If the finish is dull or fading, the floor will become slick. When the floor becomes slick, the possibility of injury increases.

8. What is the daily maintenance of a floor after it has been screened and recoated? The best course of action is to dust mop the floor as many times daily as possible.  Make sure that you do not use a dust mop treatment as they often will have some type of wax, which may contaminate the finish.  If you have a spill, you may need to mop it up but we would strongly encourage you to dry the floor after you mop it.  Remember, water and wood do not mix.  There are also devices that are made to help “clean” a floor that have been very effective.  If there are scuff marks, you may remove them simply by rubbing your shoe over the scuff mark or by rubbing a tennis ball over the scuff mark.  Daily maintenance includes dust mopping the floor. All finish manufacturers have their own protocol in regards to maintenance. Please consult the finish manufacturer as needed.

9. Can you use a scrubber-vac on a wood floor?  It is Robbins and the Maple Floor Manufacturers Association (MFMA) position that scrubber vacs should not be used on a wood floor, in fact, the use of the scrubber vac on a newly installed floor will void the warranty.

10. Can you use any hardwood floor contractor to screen & recoat the floor? Or should you choose one that specializes in sports flooring? Why?  It is my experience that you should only hire a MFMA accredited sports flooring contractor to perform a screen & recoat on your floor.  The reason why is because they are trained, tested and certified in the processes and procedures set forth by the finish manufacturer.  After all, the process take time and money,  if the gymnasium is closed for longer than expected, then the athletic department or the owner will be scrambling to finds places for the teams to practice and play their games, often times having to pay to use a different facility.  More importantly, does an owner or athletic director want to trust the work of someone that is not qualified to protect the safety of their players?

About the Expert
Kevin Price is the Regional Sales Manager for the Central Region at Robbins Sports Surfaces. He has more than 14 years of experience in the sports flooring industry. Kevin joined Robbins in 2012 and prior to that, he was the Regional Manager for Robbins exclusive dealer, the Cincinnati Floor Company (CFC). During his time at CFC, Kevin gained an appreciation and love for the industry, as well as working knowledge of the installation, sanding, sealing, stripping and finishing techniques of gymnasium flooring.  He attended school at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.  He is also an avid fan of all St. Louis sports teams.

 

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

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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 programs, and the “never can have enough” parking spaces. And now, they are breaking the “dome” ceiling and using the new fieldhouse design to create a space for both students and community.

The College at Brockport: Special Events Recreation Center Durathon Elite

The College at Brockport: Special Events Recreation Center- Durathon Elite

For students, what was once mostly used for the competitive college athlete, is now home to track meets, intramural sports, tennis, volleyball/basketball tourneys, and student socials. These facilities open up greater opportunities for the average student who just wants to enjoy intramural sports or is part of a non-athletic team or club.

For communities; corporate fitness programs, special events like banquets, trade shows, or concerts, dance competitions…are just a few examples of how communities are using the 21st century fieldhouse. Equipped with abundant seating and state of the art concession stands, these modern fieldhouses are an attractive option for event planners. Athletic departments are also hosting youth sports camps which not only benefit young athletes, but helps the departments raise funds for other needs. And what kid wouldn’t want to attend sports camp at the same school where their favorite college quarterback or point guard goes? That’s a no brainer!

So what does all this mean for you? Let’s assume if you are reading this blog you are likely to be interested in some form of sports flooring. It is important to remember that not all surfaces are created equal. Meaning, different floor types are used for different purposes. Hence the reason maple is typically used for basketball since it is has the perfect combination of resiliency, surface friction, and hardness. However, maple is not always the recommended choice. In a fieldhouse like the one I just described, we would highly recommend a synthetic surface. Synthetic flooring comes in all shapes and sizes. There is rubber, padded polyurethane, vinyl, plastic tiles, just to name a few.  I know what you’re saying. A “few” Jamie? Really? Okay, there are a lot of options for field house flooring out there. So how will you know which surface is right for you?

Purchasing a new sports floor is a big deal. It requires time and effort to research the various surfaces available, and the right one for your facility. I mean, let’s face it. You wouldn’t buy a pair of shoes without trying them on, so you’re selection of a sports floor shouldn’t be any different. A few things to consider when searching for the right floor:

Macalester College Durathon Elite & Pulastic SP

Macalester College- Durathon Elite & Pulastic SP

  1. What is the primary purpose of the building? Will it be a multi-purpose facility for recreation? Or will it be used for competitions or track meets?
  2. What activities will take place on the floor? Basketball? Volleyball? Soccer? Fitness? Track? If track- will the athletes wear cleats? If so, you will need a spike proof surface to prevent damage from the cleats.
  3. Are the right decision makers involved? The track coach, the facility manager, campus recreation director, etc… It is important to have someone on the selection committee that understands surface friction, injury prevention, comfort, etc…
  4. What is your maintenance budget and cleaning expectations? Some surfaces require more hours of labor in cleaning.
  5. What is your expectation of the life expectancy of the floor or building? Some floors will last longer than others.
  6. Do you have environmental concerns? For example, California has strict regulations with regards to urethane and top coat paints.
  7. What is your color or logo needs? Darker colors are easier to maintain and clean. Therefore, if your school colors are white and blue, you may choose blue as your primary color, with white as an accent.
  8. Will you have bleachers or seating on top of the floor? Will you have other heavy equipment on the floor at times (i.e. stages or lifts for events). Not all floors are made to withstand heavy equipment or bleachers, but some are. Knowing that up front is critical in the selection process.

I know this list seems daunting, and I’m not going to lie, it is a long process. But just like the athlete trains to compete and is rewarded with a win- your time and effort will also pay off in the end. You will have an outstanding facility that students and the community will flock to, and a floor that is safe, durable, and versatile enough to reach the masses.  

In the words of the great Michael Jordan “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

The RIGHT people + The RIGHT Information = The RIGHT Decision

 

Galaxy Fit

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Galaxy® Fit

 

Durable & Versatile…Everything a Floor Should Be

 

Galaxy Fit is made from virgin-blended rubber vulcanized to a recycled bottom layer. The top layer is a solid color with 10% accent flecks and a dimpled, “hammer- tone” texture offering a safe, resilient and durable surface. Satisfying both style and function, its performance is unmatched in sports flooring. Designs from the simple to the complex can be tailored to your facility’s unique style.

System Feature Build up (From top to Bottom):

  1. Vulcanized rubber with a textured finish
  2. Galaxy Heavy Duty Adhesive

Standard Tile Length & Width: 1 meter x 1 meter (39.4″ x 39.4″)

Standard Roll Size: 1.22m (4’) W x 9.144m (30’) L

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Standard Thickness: 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm

Also Available: iLock Tiles and custom graphics

Installation: Glue-down or loose-lay

Similar Weight Room Flooring Systems Include:
Galaxy Ultra | Galaxy XTreme | Galaxy Classic | Pulastic GT 100

 

Reference Projects: Rubber Floors

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Galaxy XTreme

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Galaxy® XTreme

XTreme Flooring for XTreme Athletes

The leader in recycled rubber flooring has devised a whole new way to outfit your facility. Galaxy XTreme is a modular tile with a dual personality. Its thick, unique composite structure is highly durable with outstanding wear resistance. And its revolutionary proprietary inner layer gives this monster of a product an XTremely durable quality. XTreme’s beauty is its brilliant color and cushioned comfort, offering a safe, secure solution for tough environments. Galaxy XTreme comes in a variety of standard color and logo options, with custom colors and designs available to spec as well.

  • Prefabricated factory molded tile consisting of 100% recycled SBR rubber backing
  • Recycled SBR or EDPM top wear-layer
  • Unique waffle bottom design for excellent shock absorption, impact absorption, drainage & cable routing
  • Available in a variety of color options
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Standard Tile Size: 24″ x 24″ x 1″

Weight: 18 lbs each

Installation: Doweled, Glue-down or loose-lay

 
Similar Weight Room Flooring Systems Include:
Galaxy Ultra | Galaxy Fit | Galaxy Classic | Pulastic GT 100

Reference Projects: Rubber Floors

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Pulastic Pro 180 Comfort

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Pulastic® Pro 180 Comfort

Contributes to LEED CreditsEN Certified

Pulastic Pro 180 Comfort is the only HIGH-END sports floor on the market that provides EXTREME comfort and safety for the INTENSE athlete & sport.

System Features:

  • 18  mm
  • Mixed Elastic
  • Approved M3 according to EN 14904
  • F.I.V.B. (International Volleyball Federation), F.I.B.A (International Basketball Federation) and I.H.F. (International Handball Federation) approved, meets the criteria set forth by IAAF
  • ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / CSR Level 3 (ISO 26000)

System Benefits:

  • Outstanding resiliency and comfort for multi-function activities.
  • Resiliency for comfort and injury prevention
  • Seamless, non-porous and smooth surface for easy maintenance, repair and the ability to be resurfaced
  • Contains recycled content and renewable raw materials
  • Water based finish virtually eliminating VOC content
  • Outstanding mechanical strength and outstanding wear resistance for minimum life-cycle cost and maximum usability
  • Outstanding ball bounce
  • Wide color selection
  • Pulastic Pro 180 Comfort is perfect for Indoor Competition Level applications including;
    Multi-Purpose, Basketball, Volleyball, Aerobics, and Training Facilities

Product Specifications:

Robbins Pulastic Pro 180 Comfort

Nominal Thickness 18 mm
Character Mix-Elastic
Shock Absorption 47% EN 14808
Vertical Deformation 3.3mm EN 14809
Ball Bounce 96% EN 12235
Resistance To Rolling Load ≥ 1500N EN 1569
Resistance To Impact ≥ 800 gr @ 10°C EN 1517
≥ 1200 gr @ 17°C EN 1517
Resistance To indentation 0.20 mm @ 5 min EN 1516
.12 mm @ 24hrs EN 1516
V.O.C Content – Adhesive Solvent Free
V.O.C Content – Finish 45 gr / lit ASTM D 3960
Elongation at break – Structure 200% DIN 53455
Tensile Strength – Structure 10 N / mm2 DIN 53455
Tear Strength Structure 25 N / mm DIN 53515
Warranty
Egis Floorlife Warranty
5 year Manufacturer’s
warranty with optional Extended
Warranty Program

Similar Specialty Synthetic Flooring Systems Include:
Pulastic Pro 110 Comfort | Pulastic GT 100 | Pulastic Pro 165 | Pulastic Comfort Court 50 | Pulastic JV | Pulastic Classic JV/JogS

Reference Projects: Pulastic Family

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Pulastic Pro 110 Comfort

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Pulastic® Pro 110 Comfort

Contributes to LEED CreditsCA 01350 CertifiedEN Certified

Superior to all other 11mm systems on the market.  Pro 110 Comfort features enhanced force reduction and system strength unmatched by lesser resilient polyurethane systems.  Pro 110 Comfort is a great choice for any facility looking for enhanced safety, comfort and performance in a seamless polyurethane system.  Pro 110 Comfort is a proprietary system design.

System Features:

  • 11 mm total thickness
  • Seamless, Point Elastic design
  • Approved P1 according to EN 14904
  • F.I.V.B. (International Volleyball Federation), F.I.B.A (International Basketball Federation) and I.H.F. (International Handball Federation) approved
  • ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / CSR Level 3 (ISO 26000)


Pro 110 Comfort
System Benefits:

  • Unmatched resiliency for comfort and injury prevention
  • Seamless, non-porous and smooth surface for easy maintenance, repair and the ability to be resurfaced
  • Contains recycled content and renewable raw materials
  • Water based finish virtually eliminating VOC content
  • Outstanding mechanical strength and outstanding wear resistance for minimum life-cycle cost and maximum usability
  • Outstanding ball bounce
  • Wide color selection
  • Pulastic Pro 110 Comfort is perfect for indoor applications including; Multi-Purpose, Basketball, Volleyball, Aerobics, and Training Facilities

Product Specifications

Robbins Pulastic Pro 110 Comfort

Nominal Thickness 11 mm
Character Point-Elastic
Shock Absorption 32% EN 14808
Vertical Deformation 1.9mm EN 14809
Ball Bounce 97% EN 12235
Resistance To Rolling Load ≥ 1500N EN 1569
Resistance To Impact ≥ 800 gr @ 10°C EN 1517
≥ 1200 gr @ 17°C EN 1517
Resistance To Indentation 0.35 mm @ 5 min EN 1516
0.15 mm @ 24hrs EN 1516
V.O.C Content – Adhesive Solvent Free
V.O.C Content – Finish 45 gr / lit ASTM D 3960
Elongation at break – Structure 200% DIN 53455
Tensile Strength – Structure 10 N / mm2 DIN 53455
Tear Strength Structure 25 N / mm DIN 53515
Warranty
Egis Floorlife Warranty
5 year Manufacturer’s
warranty with optional Extended
Warranty Program

Similar Specialty Synthetic Flooring Systems Include:
Pulastic Pro 180 Comfort | Pulastic GT 100 | Pulastic Pro 165 | Pulastic Comfort Court 50 | Pulastic JV | Pulastic Classic JV/JogS

Reference Projects: Pulastic Family

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Pulastic Classic 110

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Pulastic® Classic 110

Contributes to LEED CreditsCA 01350 CertifiedEN Certified

Pulastic Classic 110 is a seamless multi-purpose sports floor that provides STRENGTH and PERFORMANCE for all levels of play and competition.

System Features:

  • 11mm total thickness
  • Point Elastic
  • Approved P1 according to EN 14904
  • F.I.V.B. (International Volleyball Federation), F.I.B.A (International Basketball Federation) and I.H.F. (International Handball Federation) approved
  • ISO 9001 / ISO 14001/ CSR Level 3 (ISO 26000)


System Benefits:

  • Resiliency for comfort and injury prevention
  • Seamless, non-porous and smooth surface for easy maintenance, repair and the ability to be resurfaced
  • Contains recycled content and renewable raw materials
  • Water based finish virtually eliminating VOC content
  • Outstanding mechanical strength and outstanding wear resistance for minimum life-cycle cost and maximum usability
  • Outstanding ball bounce
  • Wide color selection
  • Pulastic Classic 110 is perfect for Indoor applications including; Multi-Purpose, Basketball, Volleyball, Aerobics, and Training Facilities

Product Specifications

Robbins Pulastic Classic 110

Nominal Thickness 11 mm
Character Point-Elastic
Shock Absorption 28% EN 14808
Vertical Deformation 1.4 mm EN 14809
Ball Bounce 98% EN 12235
Resistance To Rolling Load ≥ 1500 N EN 1569
Resistance To Impact ≥ 800 gr @ 10°C EN 1517
≥ 1200 gr @ 17°C EN 1517
Resistance To Indentation 0.35 mm @ 5 min EN 1516
.≥ 0.15 mm @ 24hrs EN 1516
V.O.C Content – Adhesive Solvent Free
V.O.C Content – Finish 45 gr / lit ASTM D 3960
Elongation at break – Structure 150% DIN 53455
Tensile Strength – Structure 8 N / mm2 DIN 53455
Tear Strength Structure 25 N / mm DIN 53515
Warranty
Egis Floorlife Warranty
2 year Manufacturer’s
warranty with optional Extended
Warranty Program

Similar Indoor Multi-Purpose Synthetic Flooring Systems Include:
Pulastic Classic 90 | Pulastic Classic 60 | Pulastic JV | Strata Sport Plus | Durathon Elite InfieldPulastic Classic JV/JogS

Reference Projects: Pulastic Family

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Pulastic Classic 90

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Pulastic® Classic 90

Contributes to LEED CreditsCA 01350 Certfied

 

Pulastic Classic 90 is a seamless multi-purpose sports floor that provides COMFORT and SAFETY for all levels of competition, along with excellent resistance to mechanical loads.

System Features:

  • 9mm total thickness
  • Point Elastic
  • F.I.V.B. (International Volleyball Federation), F.I.B.A (International Basketball Federation) and I.H.F. (International Handball Federation) approved
  • ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / ISO 26000 (CSR Level 3)


System Benefits:

  • Resiliency for comfort and injury prevention
  • Seamless, non-porous and smooth surface for easy maintenance, repair and the ability to be resurfaced
  • Contains recycled content and renewable raw materials
  • Water based finish virtually eliminating VOC content
  • Outstanding mechanical strength and outstanding wear resistance for minimum life-cycle cost and maximum usability
  • Outstanding ball bounce
  • Wide color selection
  • Pulastic Classic 90 is perfect for Indoor applications including; Multi-Purpose, Basketball, Volleyball, Aerobics, and Training Facilities

Product Specifications

Robbins Pulastic Classic 90

Nominal Thickness 9 mm
Character Point-Elastic
Shock Absorption 20% EN 14808
Vertical Deformation 1.0 mm EN 14809
Ball Bounce 98% EN 12235
Resistance To Rolling Load ≥ 1500 N EN 1569
Resistance To Impact ≥ 800 gr @ 10°C EN 1517
≥ 1200 gr @ 17°C EN 1517
Resistance To Indentation 0.35 mm @ 5 min EN 1516
.≥ 0.15 mm @ 24hrs EN 1516
V.O.C Content – Adhesive Solvent Free
V.O.C Content – Finish 45 gr / lit ASTM D 3960
Elongation at break – Structure 150% DIN 53455
Tensile Strength – Structure 8 N / mm2 DIN 53455
Tear Strength Structure 25 N / mm DIN 53515
Warranty
Egis Floorlife Warranty
2 year Manufacturer’s
warranty with optional Extended
Warranty Program

Similar Indoor Multi-Purpose Synthetic Flooring Systems Include:
Pulastic Classic 110 | Pulastic Classic 60 | Pulastic JV | Strata Sport Plus | Durathon Elite Infield | Pulastic Classic JV/JogS

Reference Projects: Pulastic Family

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Pulastic Pro 165

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Pulastic® Pro 165

Contributes to LEED CreditsCA 01350 Certified

Pulastic Pro 165 is a a multi-purpose sports floor with extra comfort to provide competition level STRENGTH and PERFORMANCE.

System Features:

  • 16.5 mm
  • Point Elastic
  • Approved P3 according to EN 14904
  • F.I.V.B. (International Volleyball Federation), F.I.B.A (International Basketball Federation) and I.H.F. (International Handball Federation) approved
  • ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / CSR Level 3 (ISO 26000)


Pulastic Pro 165 Flooring
System Benefits:

  • Resiliency for comfort and injury prevention
  • Seamless, non-porous and smooth surface for easy maintenance, repair and the ability to be resurfaced
  • Contains recycled content and renewable raw materials
  • Water based finish virtually eliminating VOC content
  • Outstanding mechanical strength and outstanding wear resistance for minimum life-cycle cost and maximum usability
  • Outstanding ball bounce
  • Wide color selection
  • Pulastic Pro 165 is perfect for Indoor competition level applications including; Multi-Purpose, Basketball, Volleyball, Aerobics, Gymnastics, and Training Facilities

Product Specifications

Robbins Pulastic Pro 165

Nominal Thickness 16.5 mm
Character Point-Elastic
Shock Absorption 49% EN 14808
Vertical Deformation 3.7mm EN 14809
Ball Bounce 97% EN 12235
Resistance To Rolling Load ≥ 1500 N EN 1569
Resistance To Impact ≥ 800 gr @ 10°C EN 1517
≥ 1200 gr @ 17°C EN 1517
Resistance To Indentation 0.35 mm @ 5 min EN 1516
.≥ 0.13 mm @ 24hrs EN 1516
V.O.C Content – Adhesive Solvent Free
V.O.C Content – Finish 42 gr / lit ASTM D 3960
Elongation at break – Structure 200% DIN 53455
Tensile Strength – Structure 10 N / mm2 DIN 53455
Tear Strength Structure 25 N / mm DIN 53515
Warranty
Egis Floorlife Warranty
5 year Manufacturer’s
warranty with optional Extended
Warranty Program

Similar Specialty Synthetic Flooring Systems Include:
Pulastic Pro 110 Comfort | Pulastic GT 100 | Pulastic Pro 180 Comfort | Pulastic Comfort Court 50 | Pulastic JV | Pulastic JV/JogS

 

Reference Projects: Pulastic Family

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Pulastic SP Track 160

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Pulastic® SP Track 160

Pulastic SP Track 160 is a high-end spike proof sports surface with outstanding safety and performance for the INTENSE track & field athlete.

System Features:

  • 16  mm
  • Point Elastic
  • Approved P2 according to EN 14904
  • F.I.V.B. (International Volleyball Federation), F.I.B.A (International Basketball Federation) and I.H.F. (International Handball Federation) approved, meets the criteria set forth by IAAF
  • ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / CSR Level 3 (ISO 26000)


System Benefits:

  • Spike Proof and outstanding resiliency and comfort for multi-function activities.
  • Resiliency for comfort and injury prevention
  • Seamless, non-porous and smooth surface for easy maintenance, repair and the ability to be resurfaced
  • Contains recycled content and renewable raw materials
  • Water based finish virtually eliminating VOC content
  • Outstanding mechanical strength and outstanding wear resistance for minimum life-cycle cost and maximum usability
  • Outstanding ball bounce
  • Wide color selection

Similar Running Track & Field Systems Include:
Pulastic SP 140 | Durathon Elite Track | Durathon Elite Infield | Pulastic JV | Pulastic JV/JogS

Reference Projects: Running Tracks

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Pulastic SP 140

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Pulastic® SP 140

Contributes to LEED CreditsEN Certified

PULASTIC SP 140 is a puncture resistant, highly shock absorbent, premium surface specially engineered for indoor running-spike usage. As one of our toughest systems, Pulastic SP 140 is the preferred choice for professional and non-professional indoor track and field usage. Pulastic SP 140 can also double as an excellent multipurpose surface. The system is comprised of a 10mm shock pad combined with our GM/SP resin, providing one of the most comfortable, shock absorbent, puncture proof surfaces in the world. Pulastic SP 140 is a standard for competition track construction.

  • 14 mm
  • Point Elastic
  • Approved P2 according to EN 14904
  • F.I.V.B. (International Volleyball Federation), F.I.B.A (International Basketball Federation) and I.H.F. (International Handball Federation) approved
  • ISO 9001 / ISO 14001


System Benefits:

  • Resiliency for comfort and injury prevention
  • Seamless, non-porous and smooth surface for easy maintenance, repair and the ability to be resurfaced
  • Contains recycled content and renewable raw materials
  • Water based finish virtually eliminating VOC content
  • Outstanding mechanical strength and outstanding wear resistance for minimum life-cycle cost and maximum usability
  • Outstanding ball bounce
  • Wide color selection
  • Pulastic SP 140 is perfect for Indoor applications including; Track & Field, Multi-purpose, Basketball, Fitness, Volleyball, Training Centers, and Ice Arenas

Similar Running Track & Field Systems Include:
Pulastic SP Track 160 | Durathon Elite Track | Durathon Elite Infield | Pulastic JV | Pulastic JV/JogS

Reference Projects: Pulastic Family

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Durathon Elite Track

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Durathon® Elite Track

 

Durathon® Elite Track takes you FARTHER & FASTER than ever before…

From the most trusted name in sports flooring, Robbins brings you Durathon Elite, a high performance rubber track surface designed for SPEED and DURABILITY. With surface texture options ideal for competition track & field, and multi-purpose activities, Durathon Elite is designed for today’s modern fieldhouse. Durathon Elite can be installed indoor & outdoor, providing consistent and familiar training surfaces so your athletes can train and compete on a single fast and comfortable surface. By virtue of its dual durometer construction, Durathon Elite Track provides excellent force reduction to PROTECT athletes from long-term micro-injuries; while providing superior energy restitution to deliver outstanding athletic PERFORMANCE. Its durable vulcanized surface provides excellent performance characteristics for spike and non-spike use.

  • Durability to withstand heavy rolling loads from bleachers
  • Excellent resilience and shock absorption
  • Comfort to provide superior energy restitution
  • Available in a wide range of colors
  • Suited for any budget

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  1. Durathon Elite Track Dual Performance Layer
  2. Durathon Elite Heavy Duty Adhesive

Durathon Elite Track Features:

 Hardness Shore A Upper/Lower:    55/40 Shore A
 Compression Set:    90
 Tensile Strength:    4.3 Nm
 VOC Compliance:   Pass 
 Spike Resistance:    Very Good
 Color Stability:    Good
 UV Resistance:    Good
 Stain Resistance:    Good
 Thickness Options:    6,8,10,12,13.5 mm

 

 

 

Similar Running Track & Field Systems Include:
Pulastic SP Track 160 | Pulastic SP 140 | Durathon Elite Infield | Pulastic JV | Pulastic JV/JogS

 

 

Reference Projects: Running Tracks

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Durathon Elite Infield

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Durathon® Elite Infield

Durathon® Elite Infield provides excellent force reduction to protect athletes from long-term injuries while providing superior energy restitution to deliver outstanding athletic performance. Durathon Elite Infield rubber flooring is ideal for field house use, recreation or community center activities including fitness, basketball, volleyball, track & field, and other multipurpose events. Its durable vulcanized surface provides excellent performance characteristics for spike and non-spike use.

 Hardness Shore A Upper/Lower:    60/40 Shore A
 Compression Set:    —
 Tensile Strength:    —
 VOC Compliance:   Pass 
 Spike Resistance:    —
 Color Stability:    Good
 UV Resistance:    Good
 Stain Resistance:    Good
 Thickness Options:    6,8,9 mm

Similar Running Track & Field Systems Include:
Pulastic SP Track 160 | Pulastic SP 140 | Durathon Elite Track | Pulastic JV | Pulastic JV/JogS

 

 

Reference Projects: Rubber Floors

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