BIO-CHANNEL CLASSIC

 

PERFOM LIKE A PRO WITH A ROBBINS ORIGINAL

Bio-Channel Classic is the proven choice for performance basketball facilities.  The Bio-Channel installation list is a who’s who of top NCAA and NBA performance basketball courts and training centers.  Programs such as Indiana, Kentucky, Duke, the Wizards and Lakers have relied on Bio-Channel for years to provide a solid performing gym floor.  Bio-Channel is a proven choice for large school arena environments where the floor must meet the performance demands of players as well as withstand temporary loading from stages or scissor lifts.  Bio-Channel is also a great choice for renovation projects with concrete planarity problems.  Regardless of the situation, Bio-Channel will meet the needs of any sports flooring project with stringent requirements for performance and durability.  Robbins also offers a theatrical version of Bio-Channel Classic designed for performing arts centers.

 

Bio-Channel Classic combines the structural and dimensional stability of anchored flooring systems with the safety and comfort of resilient sports flooring.  A plywood sleeper floats on 7/16″ Bio-Pads within a steel channel that’s anchored to the concrete floor.  A uniform playing surface with no dead spots is assured, as is the right amount of deflection and shock absorption.

HEAVY LOAD SUPPORT

UNEVEN

SLABS

CUSTOMER FAVORITE

 

BIO-CHANNEL CLASSIC

System Feature Build up

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Finish – MFMA approved floor finish

Gamelines – Compatible Gamline Paint

Sealer – MFMA approved Sealer

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

Flooring Fastener – 1 3/4″ staples or flooring cleats

Subfloor – 1 layer of nominal 3/4″x 4′ x 8′, exposure 1, structural rated sheathing

Anchor - Anchor Spike or Tapcon

Sleeper & Resilient Pad – Fosters Bio-Channel sleepers – 1 1/2″ thick x 2 5/8″ wide x 8′ factory assembled steel-encased padded sleeper.  Pads are 7/16″ double trapezoidal EPDM rubber with reverse cavity and tabbed for attachment.  Lower and upper surfaces are non-coextensive.  Note: attempted competitive equals of this product do not feature full length steel channels

Vapor Retarder - 6 mil polyethlene film

System Height 

3'(76mm) with 25/32″(20mm) thick Flooring

3 1/4″(83mm) with 33/32″(26mm) thick Flooring

Proven Safety

Bio-Channel Classic combines the structural and dimensional stability of anchored flooring systems with the safety and comfort of resilient sports flooring.  A plywood sleeper floats on 7/16″ Bio-Pads within a steel channel that’s anchored to the concrete floor.  A uniform playing surface with no dead spots is assured, as is the right amount of deflection and shock absorption.

Proven Performance

  • Excellent Athletic Performance

  • Superior dimensional stability

  • Continuous 3/4″ subfloor

  • Lateral movement of subfloor

  • Shimmable for different slab depression heights or out-of -level slabs

 

FLOOR SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

Self Blocking

The built in Self Blocking feature limits floor deflection and is designed to “bottom out” under heavy loads. When heavy equipment like scissor lifts are driven over a sports floor, the floor can only deflect or bend so much before damage occurs. Self Blocking is built into the floor at the factory level to ensure proper subfloor construction that lowers the risk of damage from heavy equipment.

Anchored Resilient

Robbins Anchored Resilient gym floor systems are permanent floor systems that are anchored to the substrate. Anchoring a sports floor ensures stability and a uniform playing surface that is less likely to have “dead spots”.

Continuous Subfloor

Robbins Sleeper Systems feature the classic “sleepers” beneath the maple surface, a gym floor design that originated in the early 1950’s. Sleeper Systems can be an economical option that also provides resiliency that can be tuned with various pad options for comfort and performance. The sleeper design also allows proper airflow beneath the maple surface to minimize entrapment of moisture due to flooding or other water leaks.

FIRST GRADE

SECOND GRADE

THIRD 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.

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30681 Wixom Rd. Wixom, MI 48393   P:888-66-FLOOR or 248-669-5311

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