Shock Absorption

Measures the flooring systems ability to absorb impact forces generated by the athlete.

Vertical Deflection

Measures the floor systems downward movement during the impact of an athlete landing on the surface.

Area Deflection

Measures the floor system’s ability to contain the deflected area under an athlete’s impact, measured at 20″(500 mm) from the point of impact.

Rolling Load

Measures the amount of weight capacity without damage to the floor.

Ball Rebound

Measures the basketballs rebound response off the sports floor system as compared to the ball rebound response off concrete.

Sliding Characteristics

Measures an athletic flooring finishes ability to control the sliding of athletes on a sports surface.


International Basketball Federation
  • International governing organization for international basketball competitions for all 3 levels of competition (I, II, III). Establishes standards and homologation of facilities.
  • Is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
World Squash Federation
  • Recognized as the world governing body for Squash by IOC, GAISF, and ARISF (International Sports Federations)
  • Sets standards for all technical aspects of squash including court construction, rackets, balls, eye protection and clothing. It inspects and accredits court components which meet the specifications and works with its partner companies to promote good practice in court construction worldwide.
Badminton World Federation
  • Certificate Serial Number: A23XXXXX
  • Product approval expiry by : 30 June 2016
  • Certified by the BWF According to BWF Standards – Grade 1: BWF International Elite (A-Tested for use as Badminton Floor Surface).
  • The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world governing body for the sport of badminton.
  • The BWF is empowered by the IOC and the BWF’s 180 Members to govern the sport of badminton worldwide.
  • BWF’s main focus is regulating, promoting, managing and developing the sport worldwide.
  • Provides Performance Testing Floor Methods and Technology
  • Tests for Safety, Performance, and Durability of a Sports System as per the following criteria: Shock Absorption, Vertical Deflection, Ball Bounce, Slide Characteristics and Rolling Load.
European Norm
  • As a business facilitator in Europe, they remove trade barriers for European industry and consumers.
  • Its mission is to foster the European economy in global trading, the welfare of European citizens and the environment. Through its services it provides a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical specifications.
ASTM F2772

Standard Specification for Athletic Performance Properties of Indoor Sports Floor Systems

1.1 This specification establishes levels for athletic performance properties of multi-purpose indoor sports floor systems, excluding turf and materials specific to running tracks and tennis courts.

1.2 The methods described are applicable in both the laboratory and field unless otherwise stated.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

National Wood Flooring Association
  • The NWFA is dedicated to training and educating wood flooring professionals from all over the world in the installation, sanding, finishing and sales of wood flooring products.
  • The NWFA is a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, from manufacturers, to distributors, to retailers, to installers.
Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is the nation’s fifth largest Chamber, representing the interests of nearly 5,000 member businesses.
  • An award-winning membership organization, the Chamber has been recognized as national Chamber of the Year twice in the past decade. It supports members and the Cincinnati USA region in pursuit of success in today’s global economy.
JIS A 1418 (ISO14-7)

Is composed of two parts next.

  • A method according to standard lightweight shock sources: Part 1
  • A method according to standard weight shock sources: Part 2
The U.S. Commercial Service
  • The trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
  • Located across the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries, it is a global network of trade professionals that connects U.S. companies with international buyers.
Maple Flooring Manufacturing Association
  • The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) is the authoritative source of technical and general information about maple flooring and related sports flooring systems.
  • The association publishes grade standards, guide specifications, floor care recommendations and specifications for athletic flooring sealers and finishes.
  • Resource for technical information and guidance for maple hardwood floors. Establishes rules of species, quality and grading.