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Matching articles for Surfaces - Fitness Flooring: 13

Sizing Up Your Surface

Options Abound When You Want Performance & Durability

Feature Article - March 2017

When it comes to indoor sports and fitness surfaces, options abound, from synthetic vinyl and rubber surfaces and tiles to hardwood flooring. Learn more about your choices and their benefits, as well as what to expect over the long run.

Sports & Fitness Surfacing

What Lies Beneath
Functional Training & Why the Surface Matters

Guest Column - November 2016

Athletic performance and fitness performance can be affected by the surface beneath our feet, which is why facility planners need to take care and select surfaces that will be effective for the kinds of programming they plan to offer.

One Surface, Many Uses

Finding the Right Multipurpose Sports & Fitness Surfaces

Feature Article - October 2016

Sports and fitness surfaces for indoor facilities often need to serve a variety of needs, from sport activities to hosting events and more. Learn more about what makes a good surface for a range of programming.

What's Under Foot?

The Basics of Indoor Sports, Fitness & Recreation Flooring

Supplement Feature - October 2015

Whether it's fitness flooring that can reduce the noise and impact of dropped weights or a court surface that can serve as a home for many sports, there's a great deal of variety in indoor sports, recreation and fitness surfaces to meet any need.

Court Sense

Experts Offer Tips on Choosing Indoor Sports Surfaces

Feature Article - March 2015

If you want to get a lot out of your sports courts, first you need the right design. Then, you must follow proper maintenance procedures. Here's what to consider to get more programming out of your courts.

Indoor Track

Keep on Running
Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wis.

Facility Profile - March 2015

The right track surface can make a big difference for users. Here, an ice center gets a new track surface for runners and walkers to enjoy while watching skaters take to the ice.

The Big Bounce

Innovations in Sports Flooring Abound

Supplement Feature - September 2014

For gymnasiums, sports courts, fitness centers and more, a sometimes-overlooked but critical component affecting the safety and performance is the playing surface. Having the right sports flooring improves traction, reduces stress on joints and muscles, and reduces the occurrence of sports-related injuries.

Surfacing 101

Find the Finest Flooring to Fit Your Facility

Feature Article - April 2014

Whether you are planning to build a new gymnasium or upgrade an older one, the decisions you'll have to make are numerous, but none are more important than choosing the right sports surface.

Hardcore Floors

Environment, Maintenance Vital to Flooring Lifespan

Supplement Feature - September 2013

Although more expensive, "Wood floors have the advantage of being long-lasting. The initial investment, cost-wise, equals out at the end of the day. Aesthetically, it looks great," said Randy Swartz, president and founder of a flooring manufacturer in Philadelphia. But, "it's definitely more demanding of the end-user relative to the maintenance and environmental controls."

Take It Inside

Cost, Maintenance, Performance Are Top Issues in Sports, Fitness Flooring

Supplement Feature - September 2011

Basketball courts, multi-activity courts and fitness floors all have one thing in common: They're indoors. And, the type of indoor surfaces that recreation and sports facilities choose is dependent upon what that flooring is being used for and how often it's used.

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