Reduce sports injuries and improve performance with Pulastic Sports Floors
REPLACE YOUR OLD GYM FLOOR WITH A LAYER OF MAGIC
Sika Pulastic is the global market leader in sports flooring systems. Over 25 million square metres of Pulastic flooring have been installed worldwide and over 80 New Zealand schools now have this remarkable flooring system installed in their assembly halls or gymnasiums.
WHAT IS A “SHOCK ABSORBING” FLOOR?
With a traditional timber gym floor, shock absorption is achieved when a large area of the floor deflects. While most adults are heavy enough to cause this deflection, many school children are simply too light. For them, falling on a timber gym floor can be like falling on concrete. Pulastic sports floors instantly absorb the shock of a sudden impact, no matter how small the area, resulting in reduced sports injuries especially amongst younger children.
COACHES “PURR” OVER THE BALL RESPONSE QUALITIES.
Pulastic floors deliver goodball response, consistent play properties and give the best results no matter what sportis being played on it. Sika consistently gets feedback from schools that their new floors are even better than they had hoped for.
EXCUSE THE PUN BUT WHAT IS THE BALLPARK COST?
Approximately $170 to $185 per square metre on a half court area depending on the condition and complexity of the existing floor. The bigger the floor area, the lower the cost. The life time of a Pulastic floor is also equal to that of timber floors which are usually made of imported American Oak.
CAN A PULASTIC FLOOR BE INSTALLED OVER AN EXISTING GYM FLOOR?
A Pulastic floor can be overlayed directly over existing wood or concrete floors. There is no need to remove the old floor. Most installations can therefore be completed in just one week so disruption to school life is minimal.
CLEAN, SEAMLESS FINISH
A Pulastic sports floor gives youa very attractive, seamless finish. There are no open seams to fray or trip over and no loose fits between the walls and the floor.
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WHAT ABOUT SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS?
Pulastic floors meet the firerating requirements as detailed in the New Zealand Building Code. They also meet leading European and USA Environmental Standards too. Each completed floor contains a minimum 60% of recycled material and the resins used in the manufacture are made from renewable vegetable oils.
HOW EASY ARE REPAIRS?
Pulastic floors are as tough as. But if there was an area that needed repairing, it is a simple case of cutting out the damaged area and re-applying the Pulastic solution to that area. The repair would be seamless too and the colour would match exactly. Most school halls also double as an assembly hall and sports hall so it’s good to know your new Pulastic floor would not be marked or damaged when moving chairs, tables or gym equipment.
A WARMER, QUIETER ENVIRONMENT
Wooden floor halls tend to be very chilly in Winter. A hall with a new Pulastic floor will feel warmer because of the insulating properties and it will also be quieter because of Pulastic’s noise absorbing properties. To learn more about these remarkable floors, Google “Pulastic Sports Surfaces” and follow the link. To arrange a free, no obligation quote for your school, call Sika New Zealand (0800 745 269) or click on the "Contact a Flooring Expert" link below.