Flood-damaged sports hall gets new flooring from Tarkett

As a result of severe flooding in Oxfordshire during July 2007, Carterton Community College suffered flood damage to over 2000m2 of various floor areas. Tarkett flooring solutions were specified throughout the refurbishment program, including a specialist performance vinyl floor for the Sports Hall.

The 600m2 Sports Hall had to be stripped and dried by a specialist flood restoration company before the new flooring could be laid. Keith Eighteen, General Manager of Sherfield Flooring, specified Tarkett’s Omnisports Pro for this area of the school. Commenting on the work Keith said: “Omnisports is a very quick product to install as it comes in 2m widths with good size roll lengths. It both grooves and welds very well, and provides an excellent playing surface for a wide range of sports.”

Omnisports Pro is a vinyl sports floor covering featuring a fibreglass interlayer for dimensional stability with a highly cellurised PVC foam backing to provide impact absorption and acoustic comfort. The Sanitized® wear layer provides an anti-bacterial coating and the surface is also protected with Top Clean XP®, a dirt-resistant treatment designed to make maintenance easier. It is available in 10 different colours, and 4 wood finishes.

Finished in maple wood effect, the new sports flooring at Carterton has been marked up with polyurethane line paint for 7 different games. Designed specifically to cope with such mixed use, Omnisports Pro’s 7.7mm thickness provides shock absorbency and surface deformation at the point of impact, helping to reduce the risk of injury. The Top Clean XP surface allows for controlled sliding and ease of foot movement but with enough grip to prevent slipping.

The Omnisports range also includes two other specifications – Training, at 5mm thickness, and Competition at 8.8mm. The entire range offers cost effective, high performance sports floorcovering that has been fully tested to BS standards to meet traction, slip resistance, indentation and ball rebound requirements.

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