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Sports floor for sports halls

Which sports floor is the right one?

Modern sports floor coverings are specially developed substrates for specific sports. But it is not just the type of sport that makes the decision for a sports floor.

The level of performance plays a big part in choosing the floor.

Physical education in schools differs significantly from the training of a top athlete.

Which sports floor is the right one in the sports hall?

Four different levels of elasticity are available for sports halls. The deformation of the floor when a force is applied results in the type of elasticity, which is tested according to the DIN standard. The pre-standard DIN V 18032-2 describes the requirements of the sports-functional, protective-functional and technical properties of the sports floors in sports halls and their testing. These include the four elasticities.

Point-elastic sports floor for sports halls

With a point-elastic sports floor, the floor gives way in a small-area trough even with a low impact force. This means that even with a minor impact, be it with hands, elbows, shoulders or head, the ground around that area will give way. Point-elastic, seamless sports floor systems are multi-layer systems consisting of a primer, an elastic layer and a sealer. The elastic layer can be a foam mat or a foaming layer of polyurethane.

Advantages and disadvantages

+ quick response at low loads

+ very suitable for children and amateur sports

+ responds very quickly to shock absorption

works harder with large-area impact

− Proof is required for cycling and roller skating


Combined elastic sports floor for sports halls

The combined elastic sports floor offers a sprung floor with an additional elastic layer. In the event of a point impact, the substructure offers extensive elasticity and the point-elastic covering forms a small depression directly around the point of impact. This sports floor consists of an elastic foam mat with a rigid load distribution layer on top and a point-elastic floor system on top.

Advantages and Disadvantages

+ Reduces the surface hardness of the area-elastic sports floor

+ Protection of the joints

+ Highest power reduction

Proof is required for cycling and roller skating


Mixed elastic sports floor

In the case of a mixed-elastic sports floor, the size of the trough in the event of an impact lies between area and point-elastic floors. This is achieved by using a surface-reinforcing component and an elastic top layer during construction.

Advantages and Disadvantages

+ Reduces the disadvantages of the area-elastic floor

+ Reduces the disadvantages of the point-elastic floor

+ Suitable for amateur sports and school sports

Proof is required for cycling and roller skating

− Counter-vibration possible


Area-elastic sports floor for sports halls

An area-elastic floor distributes the energy over a large area when you jump or fall. This sports floor only gives way with greater weight. For children or lightweight people, the fall is comparable to hitting a concrete slab.

Advantages and Disadvantages

+ Suitable for cycling and roller sports without proof

+ Suitable for professional ball sports (basketball)

− Reacts with shock absorption only after 6 milliseconds

− Does not provide low impact protection

− Subject to counter-vibrations

System: parquet floors

PORPLASTIC Sports floor systems for sports halls

The health of the athletes has the highest priority in the development of sports floors. Our sports floors react very quickly to shock absorption and are therefore also ideal for protecting children's joints. In addition to technical criteria, indoor sports hall surfaces must also meet health-related requirements with regard to their VOC/SVOC emissions. Our products are largely made from renewable raw materials, are very sustainable due to their long service life and are not harmful to health, as they do not emit any harmful emissions into the indoor air (TÜV Proficert certificate for testing VOC emissions according to the AgBB standard). The PORPLASTIC INDOOR PEL sports surfaces PEL systems have also achieved the fire protection classifications Bfl - S1.

Certificates: the association BWF tests sports floor coverings according to special game-determining criteria and issues certificates for very suitable sports floors for sports halls. External testing institutes have also successfully tested our sports floor systems in accordance with DIN 18032-2 and EN14904.