Birmingham, AL - Once a minor league baseball park, the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (better known as the Hoover Met) in Hoover, Alabama is now an expansive, multi-purpose venue that draws athletes and fans alike with its wide range of sports and special events. The impressive complex can seat more than 10,000, and even offers a first-class RV park near the stadium.
Part of The Met’s claim to fame is the new 154,000-square-foot indoor Finley Center, offering 11 basketball courts, 17 volleyball courts, an indoor climbing center and more. What is truly impressive is the 89,000 square feet of uninterrupted space featuring an impressive hardwood floor for indoor sports and events. But so much gleaming hardwood requires an equally impressive gym floor carpet system, and that’s why Covermaster was approached for ideas on gym floor protection.
The best solution turned out to be the Platinum CoverTile, a thick, protective gym carpet tile that resists stains, absorbs sound, and features a sturdy PVC backing that protects the floor and ensures the carpet tiles lay flat throughout their lifespan. With such a huge space to cover, it was important that the gym carpet be easy to install, remove and store, and the Platinum CoverTile gym floor carpet system makes easy work of those tasks.
More than 3,400 charcoal grey gym floor tiles arrived at The Met earlier this spring, along with 50 CoverTile storage carts for easy handling, in time for the Finley Center’s grand opening in mid-June. Not only does the gym carpet flooring protect the costly hardwood, but it also transforms all or portions of the space into a venue for banquets, trade shows and other social events. The flexibility of individual tiles means that center staff can come up with any number of configurations, allowing for multiple events at one time.
Posted July 17, 2017