From Realtà Mapei n° 33 - 5/7/2021
MAPEI’s premium acrylic systems for sports surfaces
For more than half a century, MAPEI has dedicated the utmost attention to the world of sports and designing distinctly innovative products to construct championship-worthy projects. From long-lasting adhesives for Olympic-sized athletic tracks to FIFA-approved bonding for synthetic turf, MAPEI now offers the most single-source solutions for the sports flooring sector.
Backed by its many years of success overseas, MAPEI has expanded its sporting division technology with the introduction of the Mapecoat TNS premium acrylic systems for sports surfaces to the North American market. “The Mapecoat TNS systems have been designed for the installation of brand-new or refurbished sports flooring,” said Fabio D’Amato, Business Development Leader for MAPEI’s Products for Sports Flooring line. “They are especially focused on re-covering existing flooring with the most common issues (moisture, cracks, potholes) with innovative solutions like the Mapecoat TNS Reinforced and Mapecoat TNS Remove systems.”
Mapecoat TNS covers a full range of system solutions for tennis and pickleball, hockey and skating rinks, multifunctional areas, velodromes and urban areas. These cutting-edge solutions address several challenges associated with multi-sport flooring installations including permanent and temporary applications for indoor and outdoor environments, loose-lay applications, carpetbased applications and crack repair. The resulting surfaces offer excellent performance characteristics to help athletes perform to the best of their ability. All of these sports systems offer high UV resistance and low maintenance.
MAPEI’s cutting-edge sports solutions are also certified by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for tennis courts. And MAPEI is a member of the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR).
An integral part of MAPEI’s sports flooring is the innumerable possibilities with custom colors and second-life installations by way of resurfacing existing courts, avoiding total demolition to save time and money on the jobsite.
MAPEI acrylic systems for:
Tennis and pickleball courts
Mapecoat TNS Professional is a multilayered, acrylicbased system used to create sports surfaces for playing tennis and pickleball. Suitable for indoor and outdoor courts on existing asphalt, cementitious and acrylic substrates, the system forms a highly resistant and even playing surface for highspeed play with consistent ball bounce.
Mapecoat TNS Cushion is a semi-elastic, multilayered, acrylic-based system used to create sports surfaces for playing tennis and pickleball. Suitable for indoor and outdoor courts on existing asphalt, cementitious and acrylic substrates, the system forms a highly resistant and even playing surface for high-speed play with consistent ball bounce.
Mapecoat TNS Comfort is an elastic, multilayered, acrylic-based system with an underlayment of Mapecomfort R rubber mat used to create sports surfaces for playing tennis and pickleball. Perfect for senior players with its overall 6-mm thickness, it is suitable for indoor and outdoor courts on existing asphalt, cementitious and acrylic substrates. The system forms a highly resistant and even playing surface for high-speed play with consistent ball bounce.
Mapecoat TNS Reinforced is a multilayered, acrylic-based system applied in combination with Mapenet Reinforced glass fiber for refurbishing sports surfaces for playing tennis and pickleball. This system is suitable for indoor and outdoor courts thanks to its particularly high tensile strength characteristics. It has been specifically developed for installation over existing damaged asphalt, cementitious surfaces and acrylic substrates with cracks and potholes, without the need to conduct extensive surface repairs such as refurbishing with new asphalt or concrete. In addition to forming a highly resistant and even playing surface for high-speed play with consistent ball bounce, the system extends the life of the substrate.
Mapecoat TNS Binder is a multilayered, 100%-acrylic, concentrated system that is blended with sand and water to create sports surfaces for tennis and multipurpose use. This maintenance-free system is suitable for indoor and outdoor courts on existing acrylic, bituminous and cementitious conglomerate substrates. It forms a highly resistant and even playing surface for high-speed play with consistent ball bounce.
Mapecoat TNS Remove is a self-laying acrylic coating system designed for pro-grade tennis courts and pickleball whether they are temporary events (tournaments, shows or season applications) or built upon humidity-sensitive substrates. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor installations over concrete, asphalt, old acrylic, metal and wood flooring. Mapecoat TNS Remove is installed in combination with a self-laying fiber-reinforced elastic PVC underlayment, Mapecoat TNS RP, that offers enhanced dimensional stability. The system is fade- and wear-resistant, providing a consistent speed of play combined with an adjusted force reduction for players’ comfort.