Specifying the Best Sports Floor for Your Facility
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.
- 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
- Cite the key selection consideration categories that can be used to guide material specification of a natural wood or synthetic sports and activity floor
- Identify the MMFA’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
- 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