Franklin County Sandlot Football Makes Most of Rubber Flooring

Youth Football Program Makes the Most of New Greatmats Rubber Flooring Rolls

By Brett Hart

 

The 11-year-old Franklin County Sandlot Football program recently installed approximately 2,200 square feet of of 1/4 inch thick rolled rubber flooring in its multipurpose space in Rocky Mount, Virginia.

Basement Football equipment and meeting room Greatmats rubber flooring

The program which hosts approximately 150 participants, ages 7 through 12 years old, each year needed a floor that would be able to be installed over concrete and withstand a fair amount of traffic. The basement space, which houses all of the programs equipment, is used regularly June through November for things such as equipment handouts, team, parent & board meetings, watching film and even light practices during adverse weather conditions.

Franklin county sandlot football meeting room with Greatmats rubber flooring

Program Coordinator Jamie Tuck had a good idea of where to start the search for quality flooring that would meet the needs and survive the demands of this challenging environment. The father of six and husband to a small daycare operator, Tuck had equipped his entire basement seven years earlier with a durable foam flooring from Greatmats.com that had held up to 6-10 children riding bikes and playing in his basement daily.

”They have held up well,” his wife, and Franklin County Sandlot Secretary, Shelly, said.

So when the football program needed to replace the carpeting in its basement multipurpose space, the Tuck’s, impressed by Greatmats quality products and service, went straight its website to see what options were available.

Franklin county sandlot football equipment and meeting room with Greatmats rubber flooring

”After reviewing a few different options, we felt that the rolled rubber flooring would be just what we needed,” Shelly said.

As owners of a construction business the Tuck family knows what kind of abuse flooring can undergo. Also a big football family, the Tucks’ oldest son is a member of one of the teams while Jamie coaches two Sandlot teams.

”We truly love the many different things that the flooring can stand up to,” Shelly said. ”The flooring is nice for a meeting, but also durable for a lite practice! We have gotten so many compliments on the new flooring.”

Franklin county sandlot football meeting room with Greatmats rubber flooring

Founded in 2005 with the objective to teach children how to grow into decent, healthy and trustworthy adults through the virtues of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect, Franklin County Sandlot Football takes pride in producing well adjusted, strong and happy children.

As part of its process of leading its participants to a life of success, the Sandlot Football program provides an scholarship each year to a participant with at least three years of experience with the program.

It’s also found plenty of success on the Gridiron as well as two of its teams were Super Bowl Champions in 2015.

Franklin County Sandlot Football team 2015 Greatmats

Shelly Tuck
Franklin County Sandlot Football
Rocky Mount VA 24151
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Customer Review-Rolled Rubber

“I am extremely elated and I would most definitely buy from Greatmats again.”

-Don R.
Don chose 3/8” rubber rolls.  He used this rubber flooring to design a fitness center in his basement.  Don attended the National Academy of Sports Medicine to become a personal trainer and it has always been a dream of his to own a fitness center and train clients. 

We’ll let him tell his story:

“I wanted the flooring to be durable, flexible, comfortable, and compliment the red and black color scheme of the equipment…I researched some home gym flooring companies online and at brick and mortar…I decided to use Greatmats flooring rolls…the flooring is solid, sturdy, and does not shift when training.”

Rolled rubber is a great option for home gym flooring where weights and exercise equipment is going to be used on a regular basis.  Interlocking rubber tiles are more common for home applications because they’re easier to install and require no adhesives.  This makes the flooring easy to transport if you decide to change locations and want to bring your rubber flooring with you.  However, rolled rubber is less expensive and is often found in commercial applications.   Since Don is using his basement fitness center as a business, it makes sense that he would go this way with the rubber flooring.
Don goes on to say, “when friends, family members, and potential clients visit my fitness room, they say the flooring looks really nice.  One friend who I showed the pictures of the flooring to indicated that it looked professionally done.  The installation went perfectly as explained by Tina (one of our customer service reps).  Thanks, Tina, for your superb advice.  It took 3-4 hours because I wanted it done neatly…the most rewarding part of this project: I saved over $2500 by purchasing the flooring and doing it myself…the website elucidated and depicted the different styles of flooring, percentage of coloring and method of how to request the sample.  I thought it was convenient to get a written quote that included the shipping freight and the total cost…the main reason I purchased my material from Greatmats was because of the superlative customer service, knowledgeable customer service associate, quality products, competitive prices, and concise written quotes.  Moreover, without the rubber flooringmy training room would be incomplete.  I appreciate your company assisting me in achieving my long term goal.”
So, Don, would you recommend Greatmats to your friends?
“Yes, with a favorable endorsement!!!!1”

Thank you, Don.  We’re glad you’re happy with your rubber flooring.  We’re sure you’ll enjoy it for many years to come. 

Our rubber flooring products are available in various roll and tile sizes and types.  Be sure to check through your options to determine the product that it best for your unique application.  Do you have questions?  Don’t hesitate to contact one of our customer service representatives and we’ll help you decide the best product for you!
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