When Les Ormes which is Jersey’s premier self-catering holiday and sports centre wanted to refurbish an old tennis building by transforming it into four new netball courts they turned to international flooring specialist Gerflor to supply 2000m2 of their world class Taraflex® sports flooring to enable the conversion.
Chris Pursey, Gerflor’s Area Sales Manager for the South West, and Channel Islands commented, “Les Ormes required a new floor covering for their indoor sports centre and approached local installer Flawless Flooring, KD Blandin who regularly install Gerflor products.” Chris Pusey went on to further say, “there was a large quantity of Taraflex Performance already in Jersey, which had been in storage following the 2015 Island Games, so it was able to be refitted as a more permanent fixture at Les Ormes”.
On specification and performance Nathan Maguire the Les Ormes Sports General Manager commented, “the Gerflor Taraflex Performance sports flooring which was donated to us by The States of Jersey was installed. The Jersey Netball Team who trains and play on the surface are extremely delighted with its performance.”
Taraflex® Performance easily meets the rigorous demands of netball, providing excellent co-efficient of friction, this means twists, turns, stops/starts can be carried out without fear of slipping or gripping and subsequent injuries. The shock absorption qualities of Taraflex® Performance also helps players even more enjoyment from the sport. In fact, many Netball Super League fixtures are played on Taraflex® surfaces where the feedback has always been incredibly positive.
KD Blandin Director, Eddie Do Nascimento said, “the project was based on us being able to specify a suitable product for a variety of activities including netball as a primary sport. We therefore specified Gerflor Taraflex sports flooring. The installation was very straightforward due to our experience with the product, but still challenging to get completion for the first netball tournament. We installed it over Taraflex Isolsport membrane which allowed the flooring to be installed quickly and with minimal preparation to the substrate.”
With a complete range of shock absorption P1/P2/P3, Taraflex® sports floorings from Gerflor provide the right solution every time and optimal safety for users. The combination of D-Max™/D-Max™+, CXP™HD foam ensures that Taraflex® sports floorings are durable and high-performing. Taraflex® also meets the EN 14904 Standard which is the minimum performance requirements to be met by indoor sports floors. Its objective is to draw attention to the necessity of installing safe, comfortable floors that reduce the risk of injuries.
Taraflex® technology also delivers long-lasting high-performance of the products for the lifetime of the floors…a massive boon when long-term planning and budgeting are perceived as being two key considerations for specifiers.
Taraflex® sports flooring has been fitted at every Olympic Games since 1976. Approved by many National and International governing bodies as a world class sports surface, it is also widely installed within the education, community, leisure, health, and fitness sectors. Taraflex® is ideal for new build projects and refurbishments and is extremely durable and cost effective to maintain. Over 6 million children everyday enjoy the benefits of Taraflex® sports flooring as it delivers a versatile range that can be used for various multi-specialist applications.
Taraflex® Performance is available in 17 colours and 3 wood-effect designs as standard with an addition of 110 solid colour options available. It offers a P2 category shock absorbency of 35% to 45%. and is also treated with the Triple Action Protecsol® surface treatment so that no polish is ever required for the lifetime of the floor.
Chris Pursey ended by saying, “It’s excellent to see one of our sports floors being given a second life like this after it was used at the Island Games tournament five years ago. They can now play a multitude of different sports in the hall and the variety of colours used makes this project so unique.”
Nathan Maguire concluded, “we have used Gerflor products before and would always recommend using them again.”
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