Feature Article - May/June 2003
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A complete guide to selecting the right sports surface

By Margaret Ahrweiler



Supplier Directory for Sports Surfaces
AD Mats
5800 St. Denis
Suite 1206
Montreal, QC Canada H2S 3L5
800-971-0205
514-270-5556
Fax: 514-270-3290
e-mail: info@ad-mats.com
Web site: www.ad-mats.com
Products:
Aerobic Mats
Field Covers
Gymnasium Mats
Protective Covers

A-Turf
P.O. Box 157
Williamsville, NY 14231
800-999-0555
716-632-8413
Fax: 716-632-8324
Web site: www.surfaceamerica.com
Products:
Synthetic Turf Systems

Covermaster Inc.
100 Westmore Dr.
Suite 11-D
Rexdale
ON Canada M9V 5C3
800-387-5808
416-745-1811
Fax: 416-742-6837
e-mail: info@covermaster.com
Web site: www.covermaster.com
Products:
Field Covers
Protective Covers

Dinoflex Mfg. Ltd.
5590 - 46 Ave. SE
Salmon Arm
BC Canada V1E 4S1
877-713-1899
250-832-7780
Fax: 250-832-7788
Web site: www.dinoflex.com
Products:
Basketball Prefabricated Sport Tiles
Ice Rink Perimeter Flooring
Locker Room Floor Mats
Playground Safety Surfacing
Track Surfaces, Indoor
Track Surfaces, Outdoor
Weight-Room Flooring

Environmental Coating Systems, Inc.
668 N. Coast Hwy.
Suite 511
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
800-255-3325
949-497-4562
Fax: 949-497-8493
e-mail: info@alldeck.com
Web site: www.alldeck.com
Products:
Aquatic coatings
Deck Paint
Deck Surfaces, Pool
Decking/Flooring
Paints/Coating, Concrete
Paints/Coating, Skid-Proof
Paints/Coating, Waterproofing
Paints/Coating, Wood
Playground Safety Surfacing
Sealing Compounds

Dri-Dek
2706 Horseshoe Dr. South
P.O. Box 8656 (34101)
Naples, FL 34104-6100
800-348-2398
941-643-0448
Fax: 800-828-4248
e-mail: info@dri-dek.com
Web site: www.dri-dek.com
Products:
Locker Room Floor Mats
Locker Room Flow-Through Flooring

Gerstung/Gym-Thing, Inc.
1400 Coppermine Terrace
Baltimore, MD 21209
800-922-3575
410-337-7781
Fax: 410-337-0471
e-mail: info@gerstung.com
Web site: www.gerstung.com
Products:
Aerobic Mats
Aerobic/Dance Surfaces
Gymnasium Mats
Weight-Room Flooring

Jiffy Line Stripers
P.O. Box 35
Waunakee, WI 53597
800-844-5002
608-849-4770
Fax: 608-849-7456
e-mail: www.jifflinestripers@tds.net
Products:
Line Markers/Stripers
Line-Marking Materials/Paint

Landscape Structures Inc.
601 7th Street South
P.O. Box 198
Delano, MN 55328
888-438-6574
763-972-3391
Fax: 763-972-5291
e-mail: john_mcconkey@playlsi.com
Web site: www.playlsi.com
Products:
Playground Safety Surfacing

Lonseal Flooring
928 East 238th St.
Carson, CA 90745
800-832-7111
310-830-7111
Fax: 310-830-9986
e-mail: info@lonseal.com
Web site: www.lonseal.com
Products:
Aerobic/Dance Surfaces
Arena Concourse Flooring
Basketball, Prefabricated Sheet Goods
Deck Surfaces, Pool
Decking/Flooring
Racquetball, Handball, Squash Surfaces
Volleyball Surfaces

Mitchell Rubber Products Inc.
10220 San Sevaine Way
Mira Loma, CA 91752
800-453-7526
909-681-5655
Fax: 909-681-1479
e-mail: sales@mitchellrubber.com
Web site: www.mitchellrubber.com
Products:
Weight-Room Flooring

Musson Rubber Company
1320 E. Archwood Ave.
Akron, OH 44306-0038
800-321-2381
330-773-7651
Fax: 330-773-3254
e-mail: info@mussonrubber.com
Web site: www.musson.com
Products:
Locker Room Floor Mats
Fitness & Exercise Mats
Weight-Room Flooring

Natare Corporation
5905 West 74th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46278
800-336-8828
317-290-8828
Fax: 317-290-9998
Web site: www.natare.com
Products:
Deck Surfaces, Pool

No Fault Sport Group LLC
3112 Valley Creek Drive
Suite C
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
866-637-7678
225-215-7760
Fax: 225-291-3821
e-mail: Jennifer@4nofault.com
Web site: www.4nofault.com
Products:
Aerobic/Dance Surfaces
Playground Safety Surfacing
Track Surfaces, Indoor
Track Surfaces, Outdoor
Weight-Room Flooring

Permaline Sports Inc.
8600 Darnley Avenue
Ville St.-Laurent
QC, Canada H4T 1M4
866-546-3787
514-369-3432
Fax: 514-369-0150
e-mail: info@permalinesports.com
Web site: www.permalinesports.com
Products:
Athletic Field Construction
Field Layout Systems
Field Lines, Permanent
Line Markers/Stripers
Line-Marking Materials/Paint
Natural Turf Grass Systems
Paint, Grass Coloration
Synthetic Turf Systems

Playworld Systems, Inc.
1000 Buffalo Rd.
Lewisburg, PA 17837
800-233-8404
570-522-9800
Fax: 570-522-3030
e-mail:
webmaster@
playworldsystems.com
Web site: www.playworldsystems.com
Products:
Playground Safety Surfacing

Recreation Creations, Inc.
215 W. Mechanic St.
P.O. Box 765
Hillsdale, MI 49242
800-766-9458
517-539-1591
Fax: 517-439-1878
e-mail: rci@rec-creations.com
Web site: www.rec-creations.com
Products:
Playground Safety Surfacing

RenoSys Corporation
2825 East 55th Place
Indianapolis, IN 46220
800-783-7005
317-251-0207
317-251-0360
e-mail: renosys@aol.com
Web site: www.renosys.com
Products:
Deck Surfaces, Pool
Decking/Flooring
Locker Room Nonslip Coatings
Aerobic/Dance Surfaces
Weight-Room Flooring

RB Rubber Products Inc.
904 E. 10th Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
800-525-5530
503-472-4691
Fax: 503-434-4455
e-mail: fitness@rbrubber.com
Web site: www.rbrubber.com
Products:
Aerobic/Dance Surfaces
Deck Surfaces, Pool
Decking/Flooring
Locker Room Floor Mats
Locker Room Flow-Through Flooring
Paving Products & Materials
Playground Safety Surfacing
Porous Paving Systems
Skate Park Surfaces
Weight-Room Flooring

Schelde North America
4180-C 44th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512-4057
800-823-0182
616-554-4945
Fax: 616-554-1623
Web site: www.scheldesports.com
Products:
Basketball Hardwood Surface
Basketball Prefabricated Sport Tiles

SealMaster Industries, Inc.
2520 S. Campbell St.
P.O. Box 2277
Sandusky, OH 44870
800-395-7325
419-626-4375
Fax: 419-626-5477
e-mail: info@sealmaster.net
Web site: www.sealmaster.net
Products:
Basketball Outdoor Court Coatings
Inline Roller Hockey Surfaces
Line Markers/Stripers
Line-Marking Materials/Paint
Line-Taping Machines
Paving Products & Materials
Skate Park Surfaces
Stencils
Stencils, Turf
Synthetic Turf Systems
Tennis Surfaces
Track Surfaces, Indoor
Track Surfaces, Outdoor
Track, Patching/Repair Materials

Soft Play, LLC
12100 Vance Davis Drive
Charlotte, NC 28269
800-782-7529
704-875-6550
Fax: 704-875-6561
e-mail: softplay@softplay.com
Web site: www.softplay.com
Products:
Playground Safety Surfacing

SpectraTurf, Inc.
310 Reed Circle
Corona, CA 92879
800-875-5788
909-734-5617
Fax: 909-734-3630
e-mail: spectraturf@keyway.net
Web site: www.spectraturf.com
Products:
Arena Concourse Flooring
Basketball Outdoor Court Coatings
Basketball Poured-in-Place Surface
Basketball Prefabricated Sports Tiles
Basketball Synthetic Flooring
Gymnasium Mats
Ice Rink Perimeter Flooring
Locker Room Floor Mats
Locker Room Flow-Through Flooring
Paving Products & Materials
Playground Safety Surfacing
Porous Paving Systems
Portable Floors
Stadium Nonslip Concrete Coating
Synthetic Turf Systems
Synthetic Turf Underlayment
Track Surfaces, Indoor
Track Surfaces, Outdoor
Weight-Room Flooring

Sport Court Inc.
939 South 700 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
800-421-8112
801-972-0260
Fax: 801-975-7752
e-mail: info@sportcourt.com
Web site: www.sportcourt.com
Products:
Basketball Prefabricated Sport Tiles
Basketball Synthetic Flooring
Golf Greens, Synthetic
Inline Roller Hockey Surfaces
Portable Floors
Synthetic Ice
Tennis Surfaces
Track Surfaces, Indoor
Track Surfaces, Outdoor
Volleyball Surfaces
Weight-Room Flooring

SRI Sports, Inc.
701 Leander Dr.
Leander, TX 78641
800-233-5714
512-259-0080
Fax: 512-528-2301
e-mail: info@southwestrec.com
Web site: www.southwestrec.com
Products:
Basketball Poured-in-Place Flooring
Basketball Synthetic Flooring
Golf Driving Range Mats
Golf Greens, Synthetic
Golf Mats
Tennis Surfaces
Track Curbing
Drainage Systems
Patching/Repair Materials
Surfaces, Indoor
Surfaces, Outdoor
Natural Turf Grass Systems
Synthetic Turf Systems
Synthetic Turf Underlayment

Summit Flexible Products
P.O. Box 21
Ashland, OR 97520
888-FOR-MATS
Fax: 541-552-9050
e-mail: keith@summitflex.com
Web site: www.esportmats.com
Products:
Aerobic Mats
Basketball Prefabricated Sheet Goods
Basketball Prefabricated Sports Tiles
Deck Surfaces, Pool
Decking/Flooring
Gymnasium Mats
Ice Rink Perimeter Flooring
Locker Room Floor Mats
Locker Room Flow-Through Flooring
Weight-Room Flooring
Wrestling Mats

Surface America
P.O. Box 157
Williamsville, NY 14231
800-999-0555
716-632-8413
Fax: 716-632-8324
Web site: www.surfaceamerica.com
Products:
Basketball Poured-in-Place Flooring
Basketball Prefabricated Sheet Goods
Basketball Prefabricated Sport Tiles
Basketball Synthetic Flooring
Golf Greens, Synthetic
Ice Rink Perimeter Flooring
Inline Roller Hockey Surfaces
Playground Safety Surfacing
Portable Floors
Self-Leveling Floor Underlayment
Skate Park Surfaces
Synthetic Turf Adhesives
Synthetic Turf Systems
Synthetic Turf Underlayment
Tennis Surfaces
Track Surfaces, Indoor
Volleyball Surfaces
Weight-Room Flooring

US Tennis Court & Track Builders Association
2975 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
800-327-8379
804-295-6167
Fax: 804-971-6995
e-mail: tlynch@luckstone.com
Web site: www.leetennis.com
Products:
Tennis Surfaces
Surfaces, Outdoor

Welch Products, Inc.
2013 N. Missouri St.
Suite C
Macon, MO 63552
877-385-5544
660-385-5544
Fax: 660-385-1590
e-mail: dturner@missvalley.com
Web site: www.welchproducts.com
Products:
Aerobic Floors
Golf Mats
Locker Room Floor Mats
Playground Safety Surfaces
Track Surfaces, Indoor
Track Surfaces, Outdoor
Weight-Room Flooring