Modular Basketball Floor Court Materials - Rubber, Vinyl, Plastic
By Created: December, 2017 - Modified: September, 2021
Related Product: Rubber Flooring Rolls Geneva All Sizes and Colors
Rubber Basketball Court TractionFor one thing, basketball courts need just the right amount of traction. Too much traction and athletes are hindered. Too little traction and players lose control. Most rubber products provide too much friction for players to be able to move about freely. With all the stopping, starting and cutting that goes on, too much traction can be almost as dangerous as none.
Rubber Basketball Court vs. ShoesAnother less obvious reason is the way floor surfaces interact with basketball shoes. Athletes must protect their feet and joints by choosing supportive shoes that bode well with the flooring surface. Shoes last longer and are more protective when kept clean and new. A rubber basketball court chews up standard basketball shoes, gets them dirty and wears them out much more quickly than other surfaces do.
Rubber basketball court-related InjuriesOverall, rubberized surfaces can do more to increase basketball-related injuries than to protect players from them. In addition to the ankle sprains, knee sprains and stubbing that can occur because there's too much traction, rubber flooring for basketball typically does not provide enough give to be supportive of joint and limb health. In order for rubber basketball court flooring to provide enough bounce for the basketball, it would have to be extremely dense. Thus, a rubber basketball floor would be hard like concrete. Hard surfaces without give can lead to ''jumper's knee'' or problems with the with the patella, which connects the kneecap to the shin bone.
What Is the Ideal Basketball Floor?
Modular Basketball Floor TilesIn particular, interlocking sport court tiles have grown in popularity. These tiles are typically constructed of a durable plastic material designed to withstand heavy loads. Sport court tiles are often a more economic basketball flooring choice because they can be easily assembled by hand. Plus, the user has all of the creative freedom. With interlocking sport court tiles, one can choose from a variety of fun colors, and it is simple to construct the floor to fit any desired area.
Where Rubber Comes Into Play In a Basketball Floor
Greatmats offers a wide variety of rubber products that make top-notch basketball court underlayment. Customers can choose from both rubber rolls and rubber interlocking tiles, all of which come in a range of thicknesses and densities. A few things are the same across the board for Greatmats' rubber products: each basketball floor subsurface is extremely long-lasting, tough and affordable. Some customer favorites include Black Rubber Flooring Rolls and Plyometric Rubber Flooring Rolls.
Other Basketball Court Flooring Options
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