Area elastic (type A) sports flooring system
Marmoleum Sport is perfect for use in area elastic (sprung) sports floor constructions. Area-elastic floors minimize the risk of injury by spreading the force of an impact over a larger area. The combination of a sprung system with a Marmoleum Sport floor covering provides increased force reduction and vertical deformation. This makes it suitable for more demanding sports. The construction of the sprung undercarriage determines the exact performance values.
Point elastic (type P) sports flooring system
Marmoleum Sport can also be used to create point elastic flooring systems that absorb shocks directly at the point of impact. This helps to reduce the risk of repetitive stress problems associated with hard surfaces. Nor does the weight of the user determine the effectiveness of the cushioning effect, as with area elastic systems. Point elastic systems are therefore ideal for children’s play areas and lower impact sports.
Synthetic playing surfaces installed over a resilient wood subfloor belong to this category. They represent a combination of area and point elastic systems, with the point elastic part forming the playing surface.
Marmoleum Sport Elastic
Marmoleum Sport Elastic is a point elastic (type P) floor covering that consists of two layers working together to form a perfect base for low-impact sports. The shock-absorbing underfloor is made of recycled rubber and foam particles bonded with polyurethane. The top layer is Marmoleum Sport. The underfloor and Marmoleum Sport are installed separately. The top layer can be applied directly to the subfloor, making it a simple and cost-effective sports floor system.