Build a Better Future One Floor at a Time
Abacus Sports Blog
by S P
2w ago
The Earth, as we know it, is at risk. It might sound alarmist to say it, but it’s true. If we wait for others to take action on our behalf, it might be too late for our environment. We all have individual roles to play. As an architect and construction professional, you have the opportunity to literally build a more sustainable future. By considering some key factors in flooring specifications, you can align our built environment with the dire needs of our natural one. Here are some important elements of environment friendly sports flooring: Recycled Materials: Flooring with a higher pe ..read more
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Weight Room Floors in Theory and Practice
Abacus Sports Blog
by S P
1M ago
There is a boxing adage that goes: “everyone has a plan, until they get punched.” This saying illustrates what athletes and their coaches know well: a game plan isn’t proven until it works in a real game. Of course, that doesn’t mean planning is useless. Having a plan is essential, but until that plan meets a real world scenario, it’s just a theory. When choosing a floor for weight rooms and fitness areas, make sure that floor works in theory and in practice. Rubber weight room floors are designed with these properties in mind: Impact Resistance: The floor should absorb the impact of dropped ..read more
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Beyond the Bottom Line
Abacus Sports Blog
by S P
3M ago
When building or renovating a gymnasium, it’s fun to dream about what it will look like when finished, how comfortable it will be, and what sort of activities and sports it will host. But after you settle on the colors, logo graphics, and materials, you arrive at the more difficult question: what will it all cost? The true cost of gym flooring is more complex than a number on a material invoice. That’s why understanding the less obvious costs is essential to making good decisions. Here are three basic considerations that offer important context when evaluating sports flooring cost: The init ..read more
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Well-Rounded Floors For School Gyms
Abacus Sports Blog
by Nathan Mason
5M ago
As the 2023-24 school year kicks off around the country, think about your idea of the ideal education. Should students become specialists who excel in one discipline at the expense of others? Or, should they be generalists, with broad knowledge and capabilities? The answer depends on the circumstances and the student. So what does this debate about educational philosophy have to do with flooring? Well, sports floors can be either a specialist or a generalist, and like education goals, the right floor depends on the circumstances. For instance, maple hardwoods are great for competitive b ..read more
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The Church Floor Checklist
Abacus Sports Blog
by S P
5M ago
A church fellowship hall or recreational space is one of the most challenging spaces to design. Why is it difficult? It’s the extensive checklist. The expectations for just a church recreation floor go something like this: A church recreational floor should… Have a warm and inviting look, preferably wood grain. Be designed for sports and recreation, which means adequate shock absorption and ball rebound, plus optimal surface friction and vertical deformation. Handle tables and chairs for meetings, meals, and events. Not show dirt, because it’s cleaned by volunteers who might miss a day or t ..read more
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Who are the Best Sports Flooring Companies?
Abacus Sports Blog
by Sean Cobourn
5M ago
Who are the Best Sports Flooring Companies? The sports flooring industry features a variety of players in a competitive market. There are many sports flooring companies installing surfaces who are using a wide range of suppliers. In addition to installers using Regupol products…different groups are utilizing Ecore International, MONDO Worldwide and more! Here is a look at some notable sports flooring contractors throughout the United States and beyond. Notable Sports Flooring Companies Action Sports Flooring Action Sports Flooring has been building maple hardwood floors since their inception ..read more
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Who are the Best Regupol Sports Flooring Companies?
Abacus Sports Blog
by Sean Cobourn
5M ago
Who are the Best Regupol Sports Flooring Companies? For over six decades, Regupol has been creating products that can be found everywhere in our living spaces and daily life. A subsidiary of German-based Regupol BSW GmbH, Regupol America LLC provides the same quality, innovation, and great service as its parent company. Regupol is one of the largest recyclers of elastic raw materials, using over 115 million pounds of recycled rubber a year. With plyometric (low density), fitness (medium density), and impact (high density) underlayment densities…coaches can fully customize their weight room’s ..read more
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Who are the Best Sports Flooring Suppliers?
Abacus Sports Blog
by Sean Cobourn
5M ago
Who are the Best Sports Flooring Suppliers? Sports have a profound impact on American society, shaping our culture every day. The star athletes of today would never have achieved their success without a quality surface underneath them. There are many sports flooring suppliers in the United States creating the weight rooms and basketball courts of today. The right flooring solution can be the difference between a productive athlete and an injured one. Sports Flooring Suppliers BSW: Regupol Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk GmbH (BSW) Inc. was founded in Bad Berleburg, Germany during 1954. BSW began ..read more
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Sidestepping Moisture Problems
Abacus Sports Blog
by S P
5M ago
After 30 years of installing sports floors, some of the expert installers at Abacus Sports might boast that they have “seen it all.” That may not be entirely true, but it’s safe to say that we have picked up a thing or two about successful gym floors. By the same token, we also know what might lead to an inevitable failure. In fact, there is one factor that can seal the fate of a gym floor long before the Abacus crew arrives on site: moisture. Any sports floor, whether it is hardwood or resilient, will be at risk if moisture isn’t considered and addressed before the insta ..read more
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ICON Group Upends Sports Flooring Industry
Abacus Sports Blog
by Sean Cobourn
5M ago
ICON Group Upends Sports Flooring Industry Abacus Sports Installations (PA), Rubber Flooring Systems (TX), and SPEC Athletic (IL) are among the most well known and experienced providers of athletic flooring in the United States. In addition to revolutionary sports flooring solutions, the ICON Group features industry leading locker installation as well. Previously focused primarily within regional markets, the three Brands have joined together under ICON Group to establish a national presence. Industry Leaders in Sports & Specialty Flooring Come Together Under One Brand, to Create a Nationw ..read more
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