Extend the Life of Your Gym Floor Cover with a Storage Rack

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM


    By now, most of us have learned the many ways a Gym Floor Cover can save and even make your facility money in the long run, but something that is often overlooked is the proper care of the floor cover itself. A gym floor cover has many uses, and depending on the facility can log many hours protecting your gymnasium floor. The question remains is what to do with it while it is not in use, and exploring safe and cost-effective storage options for your cover.

    We spent some time listening to our customers, and a solution to this problem was in dire need, as facilities were finding their covers ended up improperly stored, sometimes resulting in damage to their covers they expect to protect their gym flooring.

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    Topics: Gymnasium Floor Covers

    Choosing The Right Gym Floor Cover

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM


    By now, most of us know and realize the true value a gymnasium floor cover can bring to your athletic facility. We’ve heard countless time as to how these floor covers can save and even make your facility additional revenue due to their extreme durability and versatility.

    At this point, it comes down to simply choosing the specific type of floor cover you think will suit your facility best. While not seemingly a terribly difficult question to answer, there are a few factors to consider, mainly being what exactly it is you plan on doing with your cover, and how many times a year you plan to have it in use.

    Let’s look at the two products offered by Sport Systems, and go over the differences between the two to help you make the informed decision prior to your next purchase. We carry both a heavy duty and an ultra heavy duty protective cover product which we find serves most facilities we service quite well.

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    Topics: Gymnasium Floor Covers

    3 Ways To Shake Cabin Fever In Your Community

    Posted by Jeff Hurrle

    Feb 20, 2014 10:00:00 AM


    Cabin fever is no joke, and at this point in the winter season it is becoming a very real sentiment for a lot of people. When it’s cold outside, it is hard to feel motivated to stay active and moving. Sometimes just leaving the house feels like a workout this time of year! So how can you fight the winter blues without turning blue?

    Community sports facilities and recreation centers are a perfect solution for frigid couch potatoes. Have fun and stay active, without getting frost bite!

    If you manage a facility like this in your town, you know the importance of gathering people together to strengthen the community. Organizing winter activities for kids and families at your facility does a great service to combat cabin fever.

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    Topics: Gymnasium Floor Covers, Volleyball Equipment

    Gymnasium Floor Covers - Maintaining Your Investment

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jan 29, 2014 12:16:00 PM

    floor_coversWhen we think gymnasium flooring, we immediately think basketball, volleyball, badminton and other sports played in indoor gymnasiums. The fact of the matter is, the gym floor in your institution is often used for so much more.

    Today, gymnasiums have transformed into multi-use rooms, hosting sporting events, pep rallies, assemblies, dances, drama productions and more. The unfortunate reality is these non-sporting events are much harder on your gymnasium flooring than the day-to-day sporting activities typically housed in gymnasiums.

    While traditional traffic from sports like basketball and volleyball indeed adds wear and tear to your gym floor surface, additional damage is done when the gymnasium is used for other events. The dragging of chairs, tables and other furniture combined with increased traffic of patrons without clean footwear, lead to unnecessary deterioration of your gymnasium floor surface.

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    Topics: Gymnasium Floor Covers

    Attaching Individual Gym Floor Cover Sections Together

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jan 3, 2014 7:41:00 AM


    Gym Floor Covers - University Of Kentucky

    Most gym floor cover systems comprise of multiple pieces allowing your gymnasium some versatility when covering your floor. This article will briefly go over a few adhesives that we recommend and a few that do not belong anywhere near your gymnasium floor.

    Glues & Other Adhesives

    We highly recommend against the use of any glues or other residential or industrial grade adhesives for use on your gymnasium floor or cover. Glues and adhesives are prone to leakage and can be extremely difficult to loosen or remove from covers and gym floors.


    The Maple Floor Manufacturers Association does not recommend the use of masking, theatrical, construction, electrical, duct or any other adhesive type tape found on the market today. The reasoning is simple; it is highly likely that the tape, when removed, will peel away layers of the floor’s surface finish.

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    Topics: Gymnasium Floor Covers

    Sport Systems Sporting Equipment Services

    Posted by Jeff Hurrle

    Oct 24, 2013 2:57:00 PM



    When you are looking to build a new, or refurbish a current athletic facility, coming to Sport Systems Canada is one of the best moves you can make. We have been in business since 1978 and have the experience, products, and service you need to complete your project without a hitch.

    Our people will help your people by making sure facilities are built to proper specifications for the individual sports you are building for and that you have the right equipment that is going to make your venture a great success. 

    What We Offer: 

    Basketball: Since we started business, clients have made us the number one choice for basketball equipment. We work closely with our clients to design, build and install the equipment they need. We offer indoor and outdoor court basketball gear such as backboards, basketball backboard padding, hoops, basketball nets, portable backstops, basketball backboard padding, wall-mounted systems, and in-ground installations. 

    Football: We offer standard uprights, collegiate and high school uprights. We also offer uprights that serve double-duty as soccer goals. Padding is an important part of the sport and we provide goal post padding, training pads and other football equipment. Our team will work with your contractors, maintenance staff and landscape architects to make sure you get the kind of equipment you need. 

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    Topics: Gymnasium Floor Covers, Soccer Equipment, Gym Mats, Basketball Equipment, Golf Equipment, Football Equipment, Lacrosse Equipment, Custom Gym Mats, Gym Divider Curtains, Stadium Seating, Sports Equipment, Bleachers, Badminton

    Protecting Investments with Sport Systems Canada's Gym Floor Mats

    Posted by Jeff Hurrle

    Oct 22, 2013 2:54:00 PM

    So you've invested in a new gymnasium floor and high quality bleachers with SSCI, and while the quality of the product and customer experience left nothing to be desired, you may have one or two final concerns. 

    How can I help protect my investment from unnecessary wear and tear? 

    Before your athletes take to their basketball court, batting cages, or tumbling routines, be sure to go the extra step and install high quality mats from Sports Systems. Our interlocking floor mats help protect the court surface (and your investment) when activities get more intense. 

    We manufacture a complete line of interlocking rubber floor mats, gymnastics tumbling mats, wrestling mats and all-purpose gym mats. Our custom weight room flooring provides a solid foundation for serious workouts while protecting the floor from the damage of heavy weight. 

    Our mats are also great for martial arts and wrestling per the standards of those competitions. 

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    Topics: Gymnasium Floor Covers, Sports Equipment

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