PVC vinyl is a popular option for indoor sports flooring. It is comparatively inexpensive, easy to install, lightweight, water resistant, easy to clean and comes in wide colour range.
If you are planning to buy synthetic flooring for indoor sports, PVC vinyl flooring is undoubtedly a good pick. Properties such as anti-slip surface, shock absorbing ability, good bounce, minimal maintenance etc. makes PVC Vinyl an ideal surface for indoor sports such as Badminton, Volleyball and Basketball or for other indoor activities such as Yoga, Dance, Aerobics, gym etc.
But, no matter what, a product is as good as its environment. Therefore, it is important that we take notice of below mentioned factors, other than PVC Vinyl flooring itself, which contributes to its long life:
1. Good Quality Sub-base
A good base is a necessity for any kind of synthetic sports flooring. The base should not have any cracks, undulations and irregularities. Such base can lead to other problems ahead such as permanent deformation of synthetic flooring, becoming a home for dirt & moisture & damaging PVC vinyl.
These problems can be easily avoided by taking few extra measures in the initial stages of your project. Basic knowledge of what kind of base is suitable for different sports is necessary.
2. Protecting the Surface from Sun
Colour fading of PVC Vinyl can be avoided by keeping sunlight away from the surface. PVC Vinyl flooring works best in indoor conditions. Hence, it’s good to plan in advance where you will be setting up the court.
3. Verify Basic Technical Requirements
Before finalizing a flooring, the customer should ask seller for technical specifications to make sure it follows the basic requirements and instructions to qualify as a sports flooring. The product quality and features can vary with increasing cost range. Moreover, you can ask the seller how these additional features translates into the benefit for the customer.
4. Shoe Hygiene
Wearing pointed and sharp edged footwear such as heels or shoes with spikes can severely damage PVC vinyl flooring. So, make sure you have appropriate footwear which cannot physically damage the surface. Footwear with Rubber, TPR, Sheet or Leather sole would be ideal.
5. Regular Maintenance
Even though PVC vinyl flooring requires little to no maintenance, occasional cleaning surface with water & removing foreign object resting over the surface such as dirt, leaves etc is preferred. A water connection nearby would be beneficial.
Moreover, you can ask the seller for similar projects or work done by them in the past so, if possible, you can go check the quality of product and services offered.
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