The University of Canterbury Sports Centre replaces it's sinking gym floor

When the floor beneath the feet of its students and members began to crumble, quite literally, the University of Kent’s Canterbury sports centre called in the TVS Group to help put them back on firmer ground.

The problem

After years of pounding from heavy weights, parts of the concrete sub-base at the University’s Canterbury Sports Centre was no longer taking the strain. The concrete had been repaired several times but needed replacing and other surface flooring materials were also looking worse for wear and were no longer fit for purpose.

The solution

Free weights area
After substantially strengthening the sub-base and raising it to the required height, TVS specified, supplied and installed its 40mm SPORTEC Style interlocking tiles on top. The rubber tiles provide long term protection to the concrete sub-base as well as a safe and stable training surface for those performing heavy lifting.

The wellness area
A shock-absorbing, dual- layered flooring system was installed, along with a custom-produced EPDM sprint track.

The new flooring for the fitness suite is made from recycled rubber, provides good cushioning underfoot and can reduce the high impact forces generated, for example, during plyometric training.

The elastic layered sprint track enables both coach and athlete to perform speed resistance drills while a physiotherapist can also utilise the area when rehabilitating injured athletes.

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