Author Archives: Paul Lafone

TVS Group At London Elevate Exibition 2022

TVS Group at London Elevate exibition 2022

TVS Group’s performance surfaces helped elevate UK’s largest fitness, physical activity and sports therapy trade show. ELEVATE 22, staged in June, provided TVS Group with an opportunity to showcase some of its latest performance surfaces for sports, fitness and physical activities. Held this year at the ExCeL London exhibition centre, the event attracted a wide […]

Sports Flooring and Acoustics, Deansgate Square, Manchester

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Client: Renaker Build Ltd Main Contractor: Renaker Build Ltd Acoustic Consultant: Fisher Acoustics   Project Objective Deansgate Square’s tallest tower reaches 64-stories and the development houses more than 1,500 stylish apartments and penthouses. It also boasts one of the most luxurious health and fitness complexes in the region. TVS Group was approached to recommend a […]

Basketball Flooring Installation At University Of Kent

Kent is the first UK university to have a Robbins solid maple basketball wood floor installed by its UK-based partner TVS Sports Surfaces. The University of Kent can now practice and play on one of the world’s finest basketball courts after learning a lesson from stars of America’s hugely popular NBA. Kent is the first […]

Soundproofing a Sports Hall

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Soundproofing a sports hall requires cancelling out reverberation so that sounds cannot bounce around. The most efficient way to achieve this is installing acoustic panels to the walls. High ceilings may also need acoustic banners. The oldest trick in the book is hanging heavy curtains on parallel walls and windows. These absorb sounds but they […]

What Is Engineered Sports Timber Flooring?

engineered sports timber flooring

Engineered sports timber flooring is manufactured using several sheets of wood that are pressed together and bonded under pressure. The layers are as follows: Top layer – this is made from real hardwood. It can be finished with stains and lacquers to mimic different wood breeds Central core – this is made from softwood or […]

How To Choose Timber Sports Flooring

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A good timber sports floor will last 30 years or more. The only maintenance needed is mopping to clean it and buffing to remove shoe marks. After 10 or so years, the lacquer may wear off in high-traffic places, but this is easy to replace. These characteristics make timbers sports flooring a great choice for […]

What Kind Of Flooring Is Used For Basketball?

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In theory, basketball can be played on any hard surface. Standard asphalt is the most common outdoor basketball court surface. Indoor surfaces range from synthetic materials like PU (polyurethane) to natural materials like hardwood. In this article, we’ll discuss what kind of flooring is used for basketball. Professional courts The National Basketball Association (NBA) is […]

What Is The Best Playground Surface Material?

What is the best playground surface material

Playgrounds are supposed to be where fun happens, but a day of fun can go horribly wrong when play areas are unsafe. One of the leading causes of injuries in playgrounds is incorrect surfacing which can cause minor and serious injuries. Flash back to the 1970s and playgrounds were mostly surfaced with asphalt. Would you […]