Author Archives: Paul Lafone

Sports Hall Flooring – Polyurethane or Timber?

Sports Hall Flooring - Polyurethane or Timber

A sports hall surface should last for 30 years or more with very little maintenance. The key to achieving this long lifespan is picking a surface that matches the intended use, and timber and polyurethane are both great options for a multi-use surface. Which is best is largely a matter of taste, although with polyurethane […]

How to Choose The Best Indoor Sports Flooring

How to Choose The Best Indoor Sports Flooring

Indoor sports flooring should offer two main things: performance and durability. This is because the safety aspect of a floor is solved by how the surface performs, and the value for money aspect is solved by how long it lasts. In schools and sports centres, safety and longevity are especially important factors. The bottom line […]

Case Study St Francis Xavier School

sports hall flooring st francis school case study

Sports Hall Refurbishment Client: St Francis Xavier School, Richmond Project Objective The sports hall floor at St Francis Xavier School in Richmond had seen better days and looked in need of replacement after years of intensive use. The sports hall also suffered from severe acoustic issues.   As specialists in all aspects of sports flooring […]

Case Study Newcastle Academy

sports hall flooring newcastle academy

TVS PU-Sport Newcastle Academy, part of The United Endeavour Trust Scope Of Work After more than a dozen years of intensive use, the flooring of Newcastle Academy’s sports hall was showing its age. TVS addressed areas of localised damage and sanded the floor to create better layer-bonding – all in preparation for a rapid flooring […]

Case Study Broughton High School

case study broughton high school sports hall flooring

Project Information: After a decade of use and issues relating to its original construction, the hardwood floor in Broughton High School’s sports hall in Lancashire was failing to deliver the level of performance expected. After being invited to investigate, specialists TVS Group discovered that the floor’s elastic support system was not capable of meeting EN […]

Case Study Hilbre High School

Tennis & Netball Court Refurbishment

Project Information: After a number of years without maintenance or refurbishment, the tennis and netball courts at Hilbre High school in West Kirby had fallen into a state of disrepair. The surface was clogged with mud, vegetation and loose chippings and the remnants of older line markings crisscrossing the courts were confusing and hard for […]

Case Study – Ladbrokes Office Athletics Track

office athletics track

Client: Here East Press Centre, Queen Elizabeth Park Project Objective TVS was tasked with creating a functional, custom-shaped athletics track running through a busy 2nd floor office in the heart of the Olympic Park. The track, measuring over 200m in length, not only had to have the aesthetics and performance of an athletics facility, but […]

Case Study Bryanston School

sports hall surfacing

Background: The independent Bryanston School, in Dorset, UK has a proud tradition in sport. It counts as alumni, a number of top athletes – including a number of professional rugby players, cricketers and even a double-Olympic champion, German eventer Heinrich Romeike. As part of the school’s efforts to train the next generation of elite athletes […]