High quality sprung sports floor meets tight contract schedule

After demolishing part of an existing building at Uxbridge College, Middlesex, it was extended to house a new reception area, refectory and offices, with two new dance studios above them on the first floor.

An InstaSport sprung sports floor was chosen for its durable performance, delivered by a cradle undercarriage with high quality, low maintenance Weitzer Parkett Trend Sport Oak flooring. It is a resilient, high standard, impact energy absorbing system, which meets the requirements of EN 14904 and achieves the highest A4 category for area elastic sprung flooring, protecting athletes and dancers from injury.

The InstaSport system uses special cradles, manufactured from recycled rubber crumb, that provide a durable sprung undercarriage and are guaranteed for 60 years. Its accurate on-site levelling capabilities meant it could be installed over an uneven concrete sub-floor and be adjusted to any required height, making it very versatile and allowing the contractor to ensure that the system marries with all adjoining areas of the building without complications.

Being a dry, lightweight system, once the 45mm high InstaSport sprung undercarriage had been installed, it could be immediately overlaid with the 21mm engineered hardwood sports floor finish without having to wait for any levelling screeds to dry. This helped the contractor to meet tight project deadlines.

The InstaSport floor provided various benefits:
• Complies with EN 14904
• Achieves Area Elastic A4 standard
• Shock absorption helps avoid injury and fatigue
• Incorporates Weitzer Parkett high quality sports boards with very low life cycle maintenance costs
• Suitable for uneven sub-floor constructions
• Undercarriage cradles guaranteed for 60 years
• This project recycled 68 car tyres or 10 truck tyres.