Everybody wants to be a Floor Man but nobody wants to do Floor Man Sh*t
REASONS TO HIRE A SPORTS FLOORING PROFESSIONAL #2: The Construction Environment
This is the second installment in this series. We are unapologetically flooring people – and SPECifically sports flooring professionals. I have been in flooring for over thirty years and sports flooring for over twenty – not just as a business professional, as an installer and technical resource to architects, general contractors, owners of facilities, strength equipment suppliers, and other flooring tradesmen.
Blame it on the big box do-it-yourself stores and the internet. We’ve become convinced that with YouTube videos and a little help from the guy at Home Depot, we can do anything. But to get the best products, a quality installation done on time and on budget, a sport flooring professional will help you get there.
First off, a performance sport flooring professional will know how to interact with and respond to the construction community. They will help navigate the project flow with your architect and general contractor. This is important and will save you TIME, MONEY, and HEADACHES.
Whether you are building a brand-new building or remodeling an existing space, a sport flooring professional with construction experience is the best choice.
WORKING WITH YOUR EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER
This becomes more important when you are including inlaid platforms and other design elements in your project. A performance flooring professional will provide shop drawings for the Equipment supplier and work with them to accomplish the goals for the Strength and Conditioning coach.
PRODUCTS and WARRANTY
A sport flooring professional will have access to the best suppliers and manufacturers available, and should offer the best warranty. Buying products from the internet or from a local flooring store that “has rubber” can be a risky proposition. Know who you are dealing with.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
This should go without saying. Does the company you are dealing with have the ability and willingness to handle repairs to your floor? Even though it rubber and seems indestructible, things happen and need to be repaired well and in a timely fashion. A sports flooring professional will be there for you throughout the lifetime of the floor to ensure the best possible environment for your athletes to train.
If you have a project that needs a sports flooring professional, please feel free to contact us. SPEC athletic is your sports flooring resource.