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TVS Sports Vinyl is, as standard, a preformed point elastic system, which can be tailored to suit any indoor environment. By altering the performance and density of the elastic foam underlays, these systems can be made to suit sports halls, fitness studios, classrooms, hallways and any other area required. The ease of installation and high wear resistance mean they are a popular choice in schools, colleges, universities and leisure facilities worldwide. Specifically for sports halls, the vinyl can be manufactured to attain all point and mixed elastic performance characteristics. The vinyl layer itself can also be installed directly over a sprung floor to create an area or combined elastic surface.
If you’re interested in a vinyl floor for your sports hall, gymnasium or leisure centre, polyurethane flooring is a superior option available to you. Polyurethane is more expensive than vinyl, but it is a superior material. Polyurethane is more durable, longer-lasting and easier to maintain than vinyl.
In tests, polyurethane outperforms vinyl for strength, durability and resilience in a wide range of conditions including heavy footfall and physical impacts. In most cases, this makes polyurethane flooring better suited to sports facilities and especially when the floor is likely to face significant stress. For example, polyurethane is an ideal surface for ground hockey and indoor 5-a-side football.
Another useful aspect to polyurethane over vinyl is it is more durable for schools, universities and colleges that use their sports hall as an exam hall. Tables and chairs can be dragged across a polyurethane floor without damaging it. The PU surface is extremely hard-wearing, and marks can be cleaned up easily with a mop.
While we supply vinyl sports floors and are happy to recommend them, polyurethane is the better material in terms of strength, durability and lifespan. The only benefit to vinyl flooring is the adjustable elasticity. Vinyl flooring from TVS has adjustable elasticities that allow us to modify how they feel underfoot. We can introduce a wide range of layers to achieve specific performance levels.
For example, a sports hall that will be used mainly for basketball will require greater cushioning than a sports hall that will be used for ground hockey. When specific sports have cushioning requirements, vinyl is an excellent choice. However, for multi-use sports halls and gymnasiums, polyurethane is the best choice. We can specify a cushioning mid-layer, but the surface will be hard and consistent. This makes it a better choice for general use. It also makes it easier to replace. PU floors are suitable for basketball, dance, running, ground hockey, badminton and many other sports.
Our floor systems are made to the highest standards with EN14904 and DIN 18032-2 certification. They also have factory quality assurance to ISO 9001 and factory environmental care assurance to ISO 14001. If you want the best advice and sports flooring, we are here to help. Get in touch for a chat about your project.
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.MORE CASE STUDIES
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