The health, safety and performance of athletes is greatly affected by the playing surface. Standards for the dynamic relationship between a sports floor and athletes demonstrate that sustainable maple hardwood flooring offers exceptional accommodation of forces while enhancing play. This course also discusses key selection considerations used for material specification of a natural wood or synthetic sports and activity floor and describes a variety of basic subfloor and surface configurations for maple floors.
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Assn, Inc. MFMA
Founded in 1897, the MFMA is the only authoritative source of technical information about hard maple flooring. The association publishes grade standards, guide specifications, floor care recommendations and specifications for athletic flooring sealers and finishes available from MFMA headquarters or for download from the MFMA website. Mission Statement: MFMA's mission is to be the worldwide authoritative source of information about maple sports flooring and related sports flooring systems. MFMA accomplishes this mission through the development of quality and performance, installation best practices, education, and by promoting the use of quality maple and sports flooring products. Architects, contractors, school officials and maintenance personnel regularly consult the MFMA with questions about the specification, use and care of MFMA maple flooring.