Selecting the proper athletic flooring can be a very complicated process. Many factors must be weighed as all product choices and applications are considered. Flooring is the most expensive piece of equipment in this environment and proper product selection can have life time consequences.
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Pictured is Marazzi USA's Percorsi through body porcelain tile. The product features bold, textured surfaces and a unique chromatic earthen effect, and is offered in a wide range of rectified field and modular sizes as well as mosaics. Photo courtesy of Marazzi USA.
Not to belabor the point but there's more information I want to share with you regarding substrate issues particularly the condition of concrete and especially cracking. Cracking in concrete is inevitable. It's been said that with every truck load of concrete four cracks arrive with it. Unless there is control joints that allow for concrete slab movement the cracks will occur in a random fashion.
The Building Team employed sun control techniques to maximize daylight inside the 600-student, 304,000-sf Fabyan Elementary School, Geneva, Ill. The use of piers diffuse direct sunlight coming in through the art room’s tall windows and then reflect the light throughout the classroom.