Like all projects, the development of indoor sports facilities can be complex, whether creating a new facility or upgrading existing surfaces. As well as the different types of flooring and construction that exist there is a multitude of different products to choose from, offering a wide variety of performance characteristics, so that individual sports facilities can be designed for the range of use and levels of play that are needed.
There are different Standards that can be used, as well as specific technical requirements that are recommended for individual sports by their governing bodies. These are usually based on accepted test methods, developed to measure and specify the most important performance requirements – such as friction, shock absorption, deformation and ball behaviour.
When managing an indoor sports project it is also important to consider other key factors, such as ongoing maintenance requirements, longevity, warranties and costs, as well as the choice of specialist contractor to employ.
The following guidance, in the form of Frequently Asked Questions, provides a useful introduction to the subject, for all those considering indoor sports projects. More detailed advice and support can be provided by the many SAPCA member companies that specialise in indoor sports floors, whether as independent consultants, approved contractors, or manufacturers and suppliers of indoor surfaces.
Please use the Find a Member section to identify which companies are able to help you.