Junckers manufactures high quality solid wood flooring for all types of sport courts and gyms, including basketball courts, handball courts, volleyball courts, futsal pitches, racquet courts, squash courts and multipurpose arenas.
With experience gained from manufacturing solid hardwood floors since the 1930's, Junckers has the technical expertise to design and supply the optimal performing high quality solid hardwood flooring. Our flooring solutions suit all indoor sport and activity areas, including, gyms, fitness flooring, athletic facilities, and multipurpose rooms.
We have manufactured basketball floors and dance floors for many satisfied customers, and are a substantial supplier of sports floor systems all over the world.
Junckers sports floors perform with unique area-elastic characteristics and this gives athletes the ultimate freedom of movement, protects against injury and ensures that they can achieve their best. The floors are created for generations of use and it is not unusual to see Junckers wooden floors in sport halls 50-60 years old.
Junckers wooden floors are made of 100% solid hardwood. There are no intermediate layers of alternative materials in the floorboards that can come apart. The floors have a full 22mm thickness of hardwood, and this makes them very strong and stable. The floor boards are made from two rows of staves assembled by means of a carefully machined double dovetail joint.
A solution which uses the timber efficiently without compromising the quality.
RUNNING ACROSS A JUNCKERS SPORTS FLOOR 50-60 YEARS OLD IS NOT UNUSUAL
FLOOR SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE
The standard relates to both safety and sports technical properties and the most important key factors are described below.
Correct friction is important when ball players move rapidly on the floor, and the ideal friction rating is between 80 and 110. A friction value less than 80 makes the floor too smooth, and above 110 makes the floor too rough.
The floor’s ability to withstand rolling loads is important for example where trolleys and retractable seating are used. Test results display whether the floor can withstand a rolling load of 1,500 N (approx. 150 kgs).
The floor’s ability to absorb shock depends on its ability to flex when exposed to a dynamic load. Test results display the floor’s vertical deformation in mm when exposed to a dynamic impact equivalent to that of light jogging.
A shock absorbing floor minimises the risk of injuries. Testing measures the percentage of impact energy absorbed by the floor when landing a jump.
A good ball bounce increases the ball control and the speed of the game. Test results display the rebound achieved by the floor as a percentage of the rebound measured on a concrete floor.
Junckers own test programme
In spite of the good intentions of the European standard, there are no demands concerning strength and durability of a sports floor. Therefore Junckers has chosen to integrate two additional internal tests for evidence of these properties.
This test is conducted on all Junckers class A4 floors. The floor is exposed to a series of controlled, dynamic point impacts of 3 kN (approx. 300 kgs) no less than 100,000 times, which efficiently simulates the equivalent of 25 years of normal use.
Point load testing
The demands on the floor’s ability to withstand point loads may be increased significantly when the sports floor is used for exhibitions, concerts and major sports events and where retractable seating is moved across the floor. These demands are simply not considered by the EN Standard. Therefore, Junckers sports floors undergo rigorous tests in order to ensure durable and versatile floors.