|The skate floor is the centerpiece to any roller
rink, so make sure that your floor leaves a positive impression
on your customers. In the past, skate floors were traditionally
known for being made of hardwood. Hardwood still makes the best
skating surface, but there are now more options that are economical
and still create a good skating experience.
A maple, hardwood floor makes the best all-around skating
surface. A maple floor will last between 25 and 50 years,
should require less maintenance than other floors, and can
tolerate humidity better than other floor systems.
floors have become more popular in recent years. They are
made with sheets of a super high-density particle-type board
with tongue-and-groove joints for secure installation. A rollerboard
floor must always have
good solid coat of a urethane skate floor coating. Rollerboard
floors work well when one is renovating an exhisting building
into a roller rink.
CONCRETE: Skating on a coated
concrete surface is the most economical and the easiest type
of floor to install. You will want your floor to be a monolithic
pour that should not vary more than 1/4 of an inch throughout
the entire floor.
SKATECOURT: SkateCourt and
other modular-type floors have grown in popularity in recent
years. Modular floors are popular with rinks that specialize
in hockey. SkateCourt uses 10" square tiles that connect
together with virtually no seam. A modular floor works best
when renovating an exhisting building, especially when the
building has an exhisting concrete slap that is not condusive
to roller skating.