Concrete Vs. Sport Court Flooring

May 31, 2022
Basketball Court Maintenance

When playing sports like basketball or exercising on a court, you risk falling down. If you have a concrete court, the impact of the fall could result in serious injuries.

With the popularity of sports like basketball still growing, you are likely to encounter a basketball court at homes, leisure centers, community centers, schools, and parks. Since sports like basketball create a demand for courts, it is crucial to use a material that is safe for players to use.

This has created a need for softer flooring that is safe to fall on and reduces the impact on joints. This is where sport court flooring comes into play.

What is Sport Court Flooring?

Sport court flooring is made from a surface that is non-slip and features color coating line making. With a multi-layered surface, this type of flooring will provide you with true ball bounce, consistent play speed, and safety if you fall. When compared to other surfaces, Sport Court’s suspended surfaces are one of the safest playing surfaces on the market.

Our flooring features the patented Lateral Forgiveness™, which provides your limbs and joints protection against the stresses of the impact from jumping and running that other types of flooring can cause. The shock absorption can also be adjusted to meet your playing needs.

What are the Benefits of Sport Court Flooring?

Having a soft sport court flooring installed offers a variety of benefits, including:

Smooth surface – Sport Court material offers a smooth surface that provides safety and reduces the chance of skin abrasions and other injuries. This surface also offers additional grip to help you maneuver while playing. Since it has s smoother texture, it won’t wear out the ball or your shoes like concrete can.
Easy maintenance – This type of court flooring can also be easily cleaned and maintained, unlike concrete which requires more extensive maintenance.
Anti-slip – This type of flooring won’t heat up in the hot weather and is also porous, so it will drain quickly and dry easily with no standing puddles, reducing the risk of slipping or damage to the court.
Shock absorption – This material is great at absorbing leg shock and landing shock. This helps prevent injury to your joints while playing.
Customizable – You can choose the colors and design you want to suit your playing needs.

Why Should I Avoid Concrete Courts?

When you play on concrete or asphalt basketball courts, you can suffer from the long-term effect on your joints from running on a concrete surface. This can also increase your risk of injury. Constant playing on concrete courts can lead to conditions such as jumper’s knee or patellar tendonitis. This is a condition where repeated stress on the patella or quadriceps causes pain at the front of your knee and inflammation or degeneration of your patella tendon.

Additionally, these hard surfaces can also put you at risk for ankle sprains, turf toes, and knee sprains which can take you out of the game.

Contact Sport Court of Pittsburgh today to learn more about our safe sports court alternative to concrete.

About the Author:

Jay Nagy - J Bird's
Jay Nagy

Owner & Founded of J Bird's Landscaping & Owner Sport Court of PA. 18+ Years of experience in Pittsburgh Sport court installation, lawn cutting, patio installation, trucking/hauling, French drain installation, and other landscape/design services.

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