Sports Success for Gerflor at Pendle Leisure Centre with Taraflex®

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As the need for the general population to become fitter increases local government and charitable organisations in England now provide a range of leisure services, including swimming, gym and other sports facilities. The provision of these facilities promotes social inclusion, community well-being and public health. It’s a real nod to future-proofing the health of the nation.

In East Lancashire, the local community benefit from a range of leisure and fitness activities supplied by the Pendle Leisure Trust who are the major provider of sport, arts, entertainment and health and community programmes throughout the Pendle area. The Trust is responsible for operating three leisure centres, a spa, golf course, athletics and fitness centre, a theatre and an arts, culture and enterprise centre.

When the main sports hall floor at the Pendle Leisure complex in Colne near Manchester needed replacing, they turned to international flooring specialist Gerflor to supply 540m2 of their world beating Taraflex® Evolution vinyl sports flooring in ‘Blue’ to deliver the looks, safety and performance they would ultimately demand. Gerflor is well-known as an official supplier for Olympic Games but also synonymous with sport and wellness since 1947.

Taraflex® is available in 17 colours and three wood-effect designs. The improved Evolution product is now even safer, better performing and offers even more protection than before.

The greater protection has been obtained thanks to a total re-engineering of the CXP-HD™ foam technology that provides cushioning for exercise and sports play. Gerflor’s Taraflex® Evolution continues to be the market benchmark in sports floors with outstanding durability, improved comfort and protection offering a P1 category shock absorbency (25% to 35%) and a new 7.5mm thickness.

The product is treated with Protecsol®, which renders polish redundant and is triple action meaning no polish is ever required, it contributes to easy maintenance and is anti-friction burn and slide/grip. Taraflex® Evolution from Gerflor is also ideal for renovation works and is available with the Dry-Tex™ System perfect for new construction or refurbishment projects with damp subfloors.

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