Slip resistance and smooth, level playing surfaces are key considerations when choosing indoor hockey sports hall flooring.
Hockey players rely on their sports flooring having high levels of slip resistance as they are constantly moving around the court at speed. So, for indoor hockey courts, sprung systems are the best option as they are long lasting and provide excellent comfort and support for players. We offer a full range of indoor sports flooring with playing surface options to suit all levels of indoor hockey.
All our sports flooring complies with the latest regulations and standards, and are an ideal choice for leisure centres, multi-use community halls, school and university sports halls or arenas.
Comparing Sprung Synthetic Courts vs Sprung Timber Courts for Indoor Hockey
Commonly in the past, the usual go-to surface within a sports hall was solid timber. With advances in technology and material science the sports industry has seen a significant move towards premium engineered timber, or sprung systems finished in solid (non foam-backed) playing surfaces. We offer a full range of sports floor systems including premium engineered sports timber, sport linoleum, sport vinyl and seamless polyurethane (PU), therefore we have no bias to any one particular playing surface. What we have seen, however, is an ever increasing trend towards solid synthetic surfaces, installed onto our Athen or Flexi-Beam Plus sprung systems, especially in light of the latest ESFA requirements.
Sports Performance and Synthetic Surfaces
There is absolutely no compromise in sports performance between a sprung sports floor finished in timber playing surface, or a synthetic playing surface such as solid Sports Linoleum. Sprung systems such as our Athen or Flexi-Beam Plus, when finished with a solid synthetic playing surface, still incorporate all the performance benefits of timber in their sub-construction. It is also interesting to note that the majority of European countries install synthetic surfaces such as solid linoleum or vinyl onto a sprung wooden undercarriage in most of their multi-use, community sports facilities. Find out more about timber vs synthetic surfaces.
If you watch top level sporting events including the Olympics you will find most s ports are played on a sprung synthetic surface – the exception is Basketball where in Elite Basketball Arenas a timber finish is required to meet FIBA 1 playing standards. DYNAMIK work very closely with NGBs and have installed both timber and synthetic surfaces within their sporting arenas.
Synthetic surfaces are ideal for indoor hockey as they provide a smooth playing surface and have a high scuff resistance and durability record.
DYNAMIK can offer sports flooring solutions for all levels and budgets.