Gerflor serves up success for table tennis club

The Goodwin Development Trust is an organisation committed to improving the quality of life within the communities of Hull.

Its Octagon Centre includes a state-of-the-art multi-use sports area, providing a range of sports facilities such as floor space for the Goodwin Table Tennis Club (GTTC) to practise and play on.

Providing a suitable playing surface for the GTTC would involve a local flooring installer supplying 300m2of top-quality flooring from international flooring specialist Gerflor.

It would prove to be an ideal project perfectly suited to Gerflor’s world-renowned Taraflex Table Tennis Floor.

Hull-based Floorcovers UK Limited specialise in commercial/domestic wall and floor coverings. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge in fitting all types of flooring and wall coverings to a high standard.

Dave Randerson, Chairman Goodwin Table Tennis Club commented; “We wanted the best international table tennis standard flooring we could afford to make this new venue the best playing conditions in the town and surrounding Yorkshire area.

"We hoped to attract higher level table tennis matches to the venue. With the new Gerflor floor and support of the Goodwin Trust we believe we have done this.”

Engineered and developed in partnership with the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Taraflex Table Tennis Floor is available in a ready to go, easy to install portable playing surface (3.7 mmthick) and a permanent format (4.5 mm or 6.2 mmthick). It provides excellent player comfort and protection with its structured embossing made for perfect footing.

When playing racket sports, the floor is part of the game. It should offer an excellent compromise between slide and grip for lateral moves, accelerations and changes of direction.

The Taraflex Table Tennis Floor (6.5mm thick permanent solution) provides a P1 level of shock absorption to EN 14904 (25% ≤ P1 < 35%) and has a ball bounce value of EN 12235 ≥ 90%. Both the portable and 6.2mm thick permanent solutions come with Triple Action Protecsol surface treatment for easy maintenance, friction-burn protection and an ‘intelligent’ sliding coefficient.

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