Air Channel Classic takes commodity floating sleeper system technology and adds a whole new dimension of resilience and uniformity. This economical suspended system features enhanced pad components for added value in a basic commodity design.  The double profiled, cavity-backed, 7/16″ EPDM rubber Bio-Pads offers greater durability and higher performance values than most commodity pad designs.



  • High-Profile

  • Economical

  • 7/16″ (11mm) resilient EPDM Bio-Pad,™ for shock absorption and vibration control.

  • Continuous Strip® XL Maple adds strength and provides a floor that can last up to 10 years longer than random-length strip.

  • Continuous Subfloor to support heavy rolling loads and adds uniformity

Air Channel Classic Wood Flooring

System Feature Build up

(From top to bottom):

  1. Finish – MFMA approved floor finish

  2. Gamelines – Gameline Paint

  3. Sealer – MFMA approved floor sealer

  4. Flooring – Commodity 25/32″ Random Length (RL) Northern Hard Strip Maple or upgraded Continuous Strip® XL Finger-Jointed(FJ) Northern Hard Strip Maple

  5. Flooring Fastener – 2″ staples or flooring cleats

  6. Subfloor – 1 layer of nominal 1/2″ x 48″ x 96″ Exposure 1,rated subfloor sheathing stapled to sleepers

  7. Sleeper- Nominal 2″ x 3″ x 4′ long fir or pine.

  8. Resilient Pad – 7/16″ EPDM Bio-Pad 

  9. 6- MIL polyethylene Vapor Barrier- for added moisture protection

System Height 

  • 3 1/8″(79mm) with 25/32″(20mm) thick Flooring

  • 3 3/8″(86mm) with 33/32″(26mm) thick Flooring

Maple Grading Third Grade
Maple Grading Second Grade
Maple Grading 1st Grade




Highest grade is the clearest, most uniform in appearance and is practically free of all defects. Slight shadows and color variations may occur with the use of some finishes.

The most common grade has more variation in color than 1st grade. Clear or white boards can be mixed with amber ones. Slight streaks and knots are admitted, but not on the ends or edges of the strips.

This grade presents a greater variation in color and contrast, accentuates the wood grain and enhances design options, including the Boston Square® option.