The latest project using Rephouse’s recycled rubber flooring is the Lismore City Council Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre.
The latest project using Rephouse’s recycled rubber flooring is the Lismore City Council Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre. Designed by Sydney architect Facility Design Group and brought to life by Spantec Builders, this $15 million sporting and leisure facility features over 2000 square metres of Decoflex Universal and 1500m of Neoflex 600 Series.
Decoflex Universal is a very cushioned indoor polyurethane sport floor that is designed to meet the most demanding sports conditions. One of the very unique characteristics of this rubber floor collection is that the thickness of the surface can be modified to suit different design and usage requirements. This is due to a resilient black rubber base mat that can be supplied in different thicknesses.
The rubber base mat is 100% recycled, intensifying the ecological profile of Rephouse’s rubber floors products. This sound absorbing flooring material is ideal for the discerning sportsman.
“Having supplied our rubber floors to various prestigious projects such as the 2004 Olympics, the Pro-Badmington Centre in Malaysia and the Hong Kong Football Club only to name a few, we have certainly developed a reputation as a specialist provider of sports surfacing materials” says Newton, the Managing Director of Rephouse.
One of the major design trends in the sports industry is ecological consideration and the use of sustainable flooring materials has become a big element of the equation when choosing the right floor covering.
“The design of sports facilities is showing more character and the flooring that is used plays a key role. Whether a new sports facility is being designed and built or an existing one renovated, one must never undervalue the impact that flooring can have” says Tony Newton.
The natural rubber flooring solutions from Rephouse are recognised for their quality and ability to provide flooring solutions to various high-scale commercial projects. All of the rubber flooring products mirror the company’s dedication to quality, performance, practicality and sustainability.
“One of the problems is that sports and aquatic facilities, facilities that are built to improve our health and welfare have done quite the opposite. This is because many floors of sports facilities have been covered with flooring materials that is hazardous. Volatile compounds such as Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) are a key issue. All of our rubber floors are PVC free making them very safe to use for commercial and sports facilities.” Says Newton.
“There is a lot of competition for sports facilities. The centres that take chances with their floor designs can attract new members. Not only that, many designers agree that of all the design considerations that are involved in developing a new sports centre, the flooring is the one element you cannot afford to compromise on and get wrong” Newton continues.
Established in 1985, Rephouse has become the leading manufacturer of quality durable rubber flooring solutions that are idea for the architectural, recreational and sports industries. Rephouse is the world-leader in decorative rubber flooring solutions with their Decoflex, Neoflex, Playflex and Evopave.