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How Do You Make a Futsal Court?

Kyle Schurman // 2021

Related Product: Court Floor Tile Flat Top
When seeking to build an indoor futsal court, it’s important to pay attention to the flooring, as players need a safe floor that protects their lower body joints, that delivers the traction they need to make sharp cuts, and that allows for a true roll and bounce of the soccer ball.

A material such as all-plastic, all-vinyl, or a combination of the two will provide the perfect covering for an indoor futsal court design, as these materials will last a long time, while giving players a smooth surface for playing games or practicing.

Because the indoor futsal court flooring works for multiple sports, this type of installation represents a good investment for sports facilities.

What is Futsal

Futsal is a 5-on-5 indoor soccer game played on a smaller surface than traditional soccer. It is a game that allows players to focus on their skills for controlling the ball.

Futsal uses touchline boundaries, meaning walls are not part of the playing field, as they are with other types of indoor soccer. This forces players to control the ball precisely, rather than banging it off the wall.

What Is the Best Installation Option for an Indoor Futsal Court?

Customers typically will go with artificial turf for a large indoor soccer facility. However, for futsal, which often uses a hard court, a firm flooring, similar to what players would use for basketball or volleyball, is preferable.

Certainly, if the price is not a concern, using real wood is an option for futsal. However, to save on cost while maintaining the look of hardwood, a vinyl roll or plastic interlocking tiles with a synthetic wood vinyl surface layer will provide the best value, while simplifying installation to the point that it becomes a money saving DIY project.

Can You Play Indoor Futsal on Faux Wood Tiles?

Using interlocking plastic tiles for a faux wood look (through a printed vinyl surface layer) delivers an excellent indoor futsal court. The vinyl top layer is durable, generating a great value over time.

With interlocking tiles, installers can create dimensions for the playing surface that match whatever space is available between the minimum dimensions for the sport of 82 by 52 feet and maximum dimensions of 138 by 82 feet. (Another nice aspect of futsal is the court size doesn’t have to conform to a regulation size.)

The PlankFlex Floor Tile model is available in a rich chestnut or cherry wood stain color. This sport court flooring system uses a plank style format, measuring 3.02 by 0.35 feet, so that the installer can stagger the layout for a floor that closely mimics a real hardwood court installation. The hidden interlocking loops and tabs simplify installation, yet they create a sturdy fit that will not pull apart under stress.



For another easy-to-install type of tile, consider the Basketball Court Tile Gym Floor Pro. It also uses a hidden interlocking tab and loop system, but these tiles are square shaped, measuring 1 by 1 feet in size, allowing for a faster installation process. Installers can paint lines on the vinyl surface to create court boundaries, if desired.



The TileFlex Floor Tile also has a vinyl layer that resembles hardwood, but customers also can choose green or red stain over the wood grain, as well as a stone floor look. Regardless of which finish design the installer selects, this model has the same durability and longevity that you’ll find with the other tiles on this list.

Can You Use Solid Colored Tiles for an Indoor Futsal Court?

For those who prefer a solid color in the court, the Court Floor Tile Flat Top model is the best choice. The polypropylene plastic tiles have a durable design, offering a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty.

They use a hidden interlocking tab and loop system that simplifies installation. The tabs will not pop loose under the stress of futsal players running and cutting on them.

These red, blue, gray, and black tiles all are ready for painting of court lines on them. Additionally, because all four colors of these tiles make use of the same interlocking design, installers can mix and match colors, if desired.

What Is the Fastest Layout Option for a Futsal Playing Surface?

Although interlocking tiles work to create an indoor futsal court, when covering a huge space, it can take a long time to put down tiles 1 square foot at a time. Some installers prefer to use a roll of vinyl to cover a big area, such as the LonCourt Vinyl Roll.

The LonCourt model has a faux wood grain look in the vinyl roll, measuring 6 by 50 feet. Because of the thinness of this vinyl roll, installers will want to have a subfloor material in place to offer a bit of support and cushioning for futsal players. After the install, paint court lines on the vinyl, if desired.




For more on this topic please review our Sports Tile and Flooring product page.