Case Study

St Francis of Assisi Catholic College

St Francis of Assisi Catholic College in Walsall, needed to replace their existing flooring in their main sports hall, in order to cater for the demanding needs at the facility, they would specify an Olympic pedigree indoor sports surface. The sports flooring solution that would need to deliver in terms of its safety, comfort, and performance for all of its users and there could not be any compromise in its suitability for various sports and multi-purpose activities.

The new installation also required an extremely fast turnaround, and the desired sports floor would need to be the bestin-class quality. International flooring specialist Gerflor would in turn supply 650m2 of their world class Taraflex® MultiUse vinyl sports flooring in Light Grey (Concrete) to complete the refurbishment project to the highest standards.

“We needed to replace the old sports hall floor through necessity, as it was just concrete. We managed to view the Gerflor Taraflex® sports flooring online and through our contacts at other schools, who highly recommended that we specify Gerflor’s Taraflex® Multi-Use vinyl sports flooring which would give us the option of using our sports hall for both various sports activities as well as a raft of non-sports activities.”

Bernie McNally, Schools Site Manager, St Francis of Assisi Catholic College

The Gerflor Taraflex® Multi-Use flooring was installed over an Isolsport membrane which allowed the flooring to be fitted quickly and with minimal preparation to the substrate, where the new Taraflex® flooring could be laid straight over the old floor with no extra uplift costs. As with most new installations these days, the everpresent requirement for providing a sustainable flooring solution rest with the manufacturers to produce products that address the needs of the planet head-on.