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What’s an “overage”?

When you buy almost any type of construction material, and particularly flooring, you are almost always required to purchase some percentage more than what your actual square footage is, and this amount is referred to as overage. Since you’re buying more than what you actually need, does it sound like a way for a company .. read more

05
Nov
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Time to monitor the humidity

It’s that season again.  The one where heat and humidity have creeped up outside.    That probably means that your air conditioner is working a lot harder, and your dehumidifier, if you have one, is as well.  When you have a season like we have had in the East this year, where humidity and temperatures have .. read more

31
Jul
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Gapping wood floors

During the recent college basketball and NBA playoffs, one of the things that a lot of people have remarked to us about recently is the huge gaps in the wood floors of the various arenas.  They’re big enough to be noticed on TV, especially when the camera shows the free throw lane from above.  Depending on the .. read more

18
Jun
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Is it good to have a hard wood floor?

I’m always a bit hesitant to talk about the hardness of our wood surfaces because I think it gives people the idea that the floor itself is hard.  When you’re doing any kind of jumping, you’d rather not land on a hard surface overall.  But it is important to discuss because it tells you a .. read more

28
Mar
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Wood basketball flooring construction

As I stated earlier, we have also installed our hardwood and bamboo flooring for basketball in some of the more traditional ways than our clip system.  Of course, you’re likely wondering why we would use anything other than a clip system.  Well, sometimes it’s specified by the architect or the client and other times, the .. read more

12
Mar
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Rolled Vinyl Flooring

Rolled vinyl flooring certainly seems to be an attractive sports flooring choice for many architects.  We run into it in a lot of specifications, but in the hundreds of clubs that we have all been in, we’ve seen it actually used very seldom.  Still, in many public use facilities, it seems to be recommended almost .. read more

18
Oct
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There was an article recently about some tenants who were forced to leave their building because of their proximity to a body building gym which created so much noise, it was difficult for the other tenants to conduct business.  Apparently the slamming of the weights was the source of this problem and this affected their neighbors’ .. read more

04
Oct
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More about basketball floors

As I stated earlier, we have also installed our hardwood and bamboo flooring for basketball in some of the more traditional ways than our clip system.  Of course, you’re likely wondering why we would use anything other than a clip system.  Well, sometimes it’s specified by the architect or the client and other times, the .. read more

19
Jun
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Basketball Floors

We haven’t focused much on basketball flooring yet in our blog.  That’s probably because the lion’s share of the wood and bamboo flooring that we sell is for something other than basketball.  We’ve done basketball floors using both types of materials though and they both make for beautiful floors.  But there are a lot of .. read more

08
Jun
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And more Hot Yoga flooring…

In our last post, we discussed the benefits that bamboo has as a flooring surface for hot yoga.  In this one, we’d like to discuss some of the other alternatives that we can provide for yoga flooring.  Both of these alternatives are new to us, but are manufactured by companies that we have known for .. read more

24
May
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