Sprung Timber Flooring Construction

Construction of Sprung Timber Flooring requires real knowledge, expertise and genuine experience.

Nellakir are probably the most experienced builder of Sprung Timber Floors currently operating in Victoria and Tasmania. Add to this the exclusive access to Australian Sports Flooring and A. Horners proprietary knowledge and expertise. This formidable partnership provides users with the very best in Competition Sports Surfaces for Basketball, Netball, Volleyball and other sporting activities.

Sprung Timber Flooring Construction Methods

Sprung floors can be constructed using four different methods:

  • Traditional wood basket weave
  • Wood with high durometer neoprene pads. Sometimes both basket weave and neoprene pads are used
  • Foam rubber with wood or other area elastic on top
  • In the US a few sprung floors use actual springs, specifically for cheerleaders and ‘tumblers’. These sections of flooring often have coil springs under them. These are not in use in Australia

Competition flooring in Australia is usually of the second type described (wood with high durometer neoprene pads) and is rarely if ever basket weave these days.


Construction of competition sports floors for the 2006 Commonwealth Games

The flooring in sports centres has a minimum allowance of 10cm. This usually requires a purpose built sports arena or hall. Wheelchair ramps are required at the doors, these are constructed to acceptable safety standards. The underfloor needs to be made flat with a cured concrete floor that is absolutely level in its entirety. Curing for a month is mandatory. There is normally a fairly wide gap between the actual floor and the wall allowing for expansion and air circulation. Skirting boards and mouldings are used to mask these gaps. The term ‘floating floor’ comes from the fact that these sprung timber sports floors are free standing and not connected to the walls or joists.

Nellakir for the best Construction and Maintenance of Sprung Timber Floors


Commonwealth Games competition courts constructed by Nellakir

Having an understanding of the complicated set up for true competition sprung timber flooring, Nellakir is very well positioned to offer the very best sprung timber construction and maintenance options for custodians of Sports Arenas, school basketball and netball courts and other similar timber surfaces. Knowing the timber, the entire mechanism and the nature of both the surfaces and support mean that Nellakir can provide a foolproof, long term maintenance program that does more than just buff and polish the surface.

Call between now and the end of January and speak to one of our operatives or leave your details. Put some real bounce into your competitions, Call Nellakir on (03) 9467 6126


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