Specifying the Best Sports Floor for Your Facility

Specifying the Best Sports Floor for Your Facility

to take this course

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. The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) - manufacturers, sport floor contractors, distributors and allied product manufacturers who subscribe to established quality guidelines - is the authoritative source of technical and general information about maple flooring and related maple and synthetic sports flooring systems.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Recognize the unique attributes the growing environment lends to Northern hard maple sports flooring, including its natural sustainable qualities and characteristics, and how the MFMA has established strict member-imposed guidelines for the selection and grading of lumber, in order to standardize selection criteria.
  2. Cite the key selection consideration categories that can be used to guide material specification of a natural wood or synthetic sports and activity floor.
  3. Identify the MFMA’s PUR performance and uniformity standards for natural wood materials in terms of their ability to enhance the health and safety of athletes and to perform as designed.
  4. Describe the three basic subfloor designs for maple sports floors, the three basic finish patterns for surface configurations, and the unique features and benefits of each.
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(09) Finishes
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
AIA Course Number: 
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
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Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion