Athletics Tracks: Which Is Right For You?

Athletics Tracks: Which Is Right For You?

The goal of an athletic track is to provide a sports track that is conducive to training and competition and that can save them from various occupational hazards and injuries. At Top Floors Sports Infra, we make sure you have the sports facility of your dreams. Whether you need top-notch outdoor space for professional, leisure, or a combination of both, our quotes can be customized to meet your budgetary needs while also giving your athletes a great sporting experience.

Which athletic track is ideal for you?

For professionals only

A pre-fabricated, solid or sandwich track offers a robust, absorbent surface for individuals seeking a track appropriate for high-intensity training and competition. The non-porous surfaces of each of these tracks enable water to be drawn to a surface drain system by gravity and slope.

At Topfloors Sports Infra, we have every kind of non-porous track that offers benefits based on your needs and available funds.

Pre-fabricated track

Materials: A coating of latex and vulcanised rubber makes up pre-fabricated rails. They are hard-wearing, have excellent performance qualities, and need fewer maintenance and repairs, but they are a more costly option over time.

Uses: Developed for high-intensity training and competition at all levels. Olympics and other big track & field competitions prefer pre-fabricated tracks.

Cost: more than solid, sandwich, or porous systems, but long-term maintenance and repairs are less.

Solid Track

Materials: Double polyurethane top coats are put on ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber granules that are specially made to form a solid track.

Use: Designed for intense use and top-level competition. Elite-level athletes usually prefer the firmer surface consistency of solid tracks

Cost: Less maintenance-intensive and more durable than porous or sandwich systems, but more costly. Get additional pitch pricing information here.

Sandwich track

Materials: Sandwich tracks are ‘hybrid’ systems made of an EPDM layer and a rubber granule base coated with a polyurethane top coat.

Use: Ideally suited for elite use in international athletics.

Cost: A less expensive non-porous track choice. Long-term cost savings come from the EPDM layer’s several retexturizings.

For communities and schools

Porous tracks are the most often used choice when seeking an athletic track appropriate for low-level competition and training, such as in athletic clubs, colleges, and schools. Surfaces are made to let moisture seep through to the underlying sub-base. A drainage system and porous aggregate sub-base will be included in most athletic tracks.

Materials: The combination of a strong rubber granule base and a polyurethane top coat produces a stable and supportive surface.

Use: Used mostly in sporting clubs, colleges, and schools, it is intended for low-level competition and training.

Cost: Reasonably priced alternative for competing and low-level training.

If you want an athletic running track system at your sports facility, contact us. We have designed, installed, and repaired a number of athletic facilities, including triple jump runways and full-sized running tracks.

If you are trying to stay under a specific budget, do let us know, and we will do our best to keep our costs as low as possible. Give us as much information as you can because size, location, site access, and many other variables affect all quotes for athletic track surfacing.

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