TVS Sports Surfaces is a market-leading specialist in high performance shock pad underlay systems and highly durable surfacing solutions for indoor or outdoor sporting requirements.

Our shock absorbing preformed rubber underlay systems are designed to give the best possible player experience on any type of artificial turf or athletics track system. Each has been tested to meet the highest standards for shock pad systems as laid down by the respective governing bodies of individual sports. Their preformed nature allows for minimal wastage, easy installation and consistency in performance.

Our Uni Versa and Uni Classic surfacing systems offer a vibrant alternative to outdoor sports surfacing and indoor sports halls. The highly grip resistant, high performing surface allows for easy installation into any area. It can be line-marked to cater for one or multiple sports, and the EPDM’s composition of the system allows for great durability in any environment.

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The first facility in the UK to install a Robbins MVP flooring

Kent is the first UK university to have a sustainably sourced Robbins solid maple wood floor installed by its UK-based partner TVS Sports Surfaces.

Robbins, which was founded in 1894, is a preferred supplier of competition and training surfaces to 80% of teams in the billion-dollar NBA. Of the last 27 NBA Championships, 22 were won by teams who play or train on the company’s courts.

The TVS/Robbins partnership was chosen after an exhaustive evaluation by the University of Kent, with quality and longevity being major factors in the final
decision along with the need to meet stringent international and UK sports standards.

The substructure work was undertaken within a week and the new flooring, using maple from both the USA and from Canada, was completed by TVS Sports Surfaces on schedule.


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TVS Sports Surfaces is committed to supporting the continued increase in sporting and physical activity of all athletes, across all ages and abilities. We can help your project with advice, specifications, full installations or refurbishment of facilities, tailored to your individual sporting requirements.

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The most important considerations for sports flooring are intended use case and who will be using it. Amateurs and professionals demand different qualities. Multi-use surfaces like polyurethane and vinyl can be used in sports halls and gymnasiums for five-a-side football, basketball and other court games.

Other sports demand a specialised surface, like outdoor hockey which needs to be played on artificial turf with a low pile, and pro basketball which requires timber. The sport and the level of play (amateur, professional) are key considerations.

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Sports floor types include the following:

  • Polyurethane (PU) (multi-use, gymnasiums)
  • Vinyl (multi-use, sports centres)
  • Timber (court games, basketball)
  • Rubber (gyms and running tracks)
  • Artificial grass (hockey and football)
  • Hard court acrylic (indoor tennis)
  • MUGA surfacing (multi-use games area)


Our experience designing flooring systems means we can provide a complete flooring solution from the removal of the old floor to the construction of a subfloor. Partnerships with leading brands mean we can source flooring cheaper than the competition and we will pass these savings onto you every time.

Many of our customers have worked with us for over a decade because we provide a first-class customer experience. Nothing is too much trouble for us. We are flooring engineers so can provide solutions to problems quickly.


TVS has supplied sports surfaces for over a decade. We design, supply and install sports surfaces across all use cases. Typical customers include schools, colleges, gyms, community centres, fitness centres, businesses and hotels.

Lastly, we have an environmental policy to produce as little waste as possible and recycle the waste we do produce. We are committed to being as sustainable as possible to ensure our work impacts the environment as little as possible.

Case Studies

TVS Sports Surfaces has a proud history of supplying market leading products and has gained a wealth of experience by supporting projects at University of Kent, Newcastle Academy, Broughton High School, Hilbre High School, Bryanston School and many others.

In addition to some of the UK’S biggest gym brands, we also work with businesses, sports centres and hotels. The service we provide is all-inclusive, with design, installation, recycling and aftercare included.

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What Surface Is Available for Sports Pitches?

Sports pitches are typically multi-use surfaces with football, hockey, rugby, American football and basketball played on them.

However, the performance of a sports pitch depends on the sport it is used for and this is determined by the pile height of the artificial grass. Longer artificial grass is better for football, but shorter grass is better for hockey.

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