Quality Volleyball Floors Have a Positive Impact on Winning Matches
Did you know that volleyball floors dramatically affect player performance and safety?
Volleyball floors are typically found in high school gymnasiums, college and university athletic facilities, recreational sports facilities, community centers, private athletic clubs, residential homes and, of course, at the beach! Anderson Ladd is a volleyball floor expert and we can help you for just about any type of floor – except for a sand volleyball court at the beach.
Did you know that volleyball floors vary dramatically in performance and safety?
Good, better, best applies to volleyball floors just like other products we use every day. They look alike from above because they all look like a shiny wood floor. Like cars and apple pie, it’s what’s inside that counts. The underside of your volleyball floor determines whether your floor will perform to your expectations. The vast majority of competitive indoor volleyball floors are made of wood or synthetic urethane. Why? Both materials are a component of a floor system design engineered to maximize performance and safety for players. The best volleyball floors have a resilient wood sub floor system installed under a solid maple wood playing surface or a poured urethane top surface. Both systems provide a fast and safe playing surface for competition matches and daily practice sessions. Decades of research and development have created floor systems that exceed international DIN standards for athletic playing surfaces. Strict standards for shock absorption, slide characteristics, and area of deflection result in a volleyball floor that will support players’ ever increasing athletic ability, provide a consistent play surface players can count on to perform, minimize muscle fatigue from long practice sessions, and reduce injuries from start/stop, jumping and falling.
What is the value of keeping your volleyball players healthy and providing them equipment that maximizes their ability?
Volleyball floors cost $8 to $25 per square foot installed depending on size, location and quality of product selected. Budget $.50 to $2 per square foot per year to maintain and repair depending on volume of use and the quality of care given to the floor during daily housecleaning.
A small percentage of volleyball floors are plastic, vinyl or rubber surfaces. Plastic and vinyl floor grip/slide and shock absorption properties do not meet the requirements for competitive volleyball. They are too slick and do not offer enough shock absorption to protect against injury. Rubber floors that direct glue to concrete do not offer enough shock absorption and the grip/slide score is typically too aggressive which can cause injury and muscle fatigue.
Anderson Ladd designs, sources, installs, repairs and maintains volleyball floors, volleyball court facilities and volleyball nets and equipment. We offer our decades of experience and thousands of volleyball floor installations to assist you in designing a perfect floor for your program.
Contact your volleyball floor experts at 888-241-6877.