Specialist resin flooring systems from Flowcrete were installed for the Leszek Blanik Gym Hall Innovation and Implementation Centre at the Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport in Poland. Flowcrete’s resin floors met the specific performance and maintenance requirements of this state-of-the-art Polish gymnastics centre.
The Leszek Blanik Gym Hall Innovation and Implementation Centre hosts the AZS AWFiS Leszek Blanik Academy, a project to promote and develop gymnastics and acrobatics among children, adolescents and adults with training provided by experienced trainers. The centre is named after Leszek Blanik, Olympic champion from Beijing in 2008 and coach of Poland’s male gymnastics team.
Flowshield LXP, a seamless resin floor was applied in the main gym hall in a light grey colour with a blend of blue additives in carefully selected, delicate shades. Made using coloured polyurethane resin, Flowshield LXP is a smooth and flexible floor with high abrasion resistance, making it perfect for high pedestrian traffic areas or where the floor will be subjected to impacts, scuffs, scrapes and wear on a daily basis.
Being seamless and impervious, a Flowshield LXP floor can be easily cleaned and maintained, helping ensure a high standard of hygiene at all times. Hygiene is an important factor in environments where intensive physical training takes place.
The decorative dappled look comes from the addition of fine, colourful particles in the resin system, creating a subtle background for the training equipment arranged across it.
Olgierd Bojke, Chancellor of Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, said: “The main gym hall in our facility has a height of 12 metres and on three sides has access to natural sunlight, which ensures optimal conditions for training. Resin floors in a bright shade reflect the light, which visually enlarges and illuminates the space for exercise. The applied flooring solution perfectly fits into the user-friendly aesthetics of our facility, and at the same time is practical, taking into account the long-term durability and easy maintenance.”
Resin floors with eye-catching flakes have also been installed in smaller rooms throughout the facility, including an area designed for strength training. Invest Group Sp. z o.o. was the contractor engaged for the flooring project.