Case Study

University of South Wales, Treforest Campus

The University of South Wales (USW) installed 900 m2 of Taraflex® Area Elastic (AE) System vinyl sports flooring in ‘Maple’ from international flooring specialist Gerflor. This high-quality installation was for a replacement floor in the USW Fitzone at their Treforest campus.

The project has been completed on time and to budget, and the client is absolutely delighted with the final outcome.

The USW FitZone is a state-of-theart multi-function sports venue open throughout the year. The main hall has six badminton courts, as well as netball, volleyball, and hockey facilities. It would provide a perfect environment where Gerflor’s Taraflex® AE System vinyl sports flooring could make a difference to both play and safety.

“The Taraflex® sports flooring from Gerflor is happily meeting our expectations on performance and as a sports floor is totally fi t for its purpose.”

Lewis Williams, Contracts Manager, Artisan Flooring

Taraflex® AE systems are area elastic floors consisting of undercarriage construction topped with Taraflex® Surface. A cradle and batten substructure, comprising of 40 mm leg height recycled rubber crumb cradles, 43 x 43 mm treated kiln dried, softwood battens, 20 x 150 mm expansion foam perimeter strips and 2400 x 600 x 18 mm spruce plywood.

With a number of differing build ups, the product can be configured to suit the project. Ranging from a low-profile non-adjustable system with just a 22mm profile, right up to a cradle and batten system suiting voids from 55mm to 180mm and beyond. Taraflex® Surface is a compact vinyl sheet sports floor covering consisting of a D-Max™ surface – Gerflor’s own complex made up of calendared polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheets reinforced with a fibre glass grid for high durability and outstanding dimensional stability.