Paul Elliott


Indoor Sport Surfaces: Area Deflection Requirements of Key Standards


October 22, 2018 0 comments Technical

This is the 3rd in a series of posts focusing with the requirements of key standards for indoor sports flooring. Globally Area Deflection is the most controversial property of sport surfaces. That is the very reason why the EU decided … Continued

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Indoor Sport Surfaces: Vertical Deformation Requirements of Key Standards


October 19, 2018 0 comments Technical

Vertical deformation is one of the common properties used to specify the performance of indoor sport surfaces. Currently there are several standards that reference this property to define the comfort and performance features of indoor sports surfaces. ASET developed this … Continued

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Indoor Sport Surfaces: Force Reduction Requirements of Key Standards


October 18, 2018 0 comments Technical

Currently there are several standards used to specify the comfort and performance features of indoor sports surfaces. ASET developed this document to help owners and architects compare the requirements of one standard to another. The information within this post may … Continued

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Introduction to Synthetic Turf Fields


June 5, 2018 0 comments Technical

Several nearby schools have expressed interest in synthetic turf fields. Some of them reached out to ASET Services for more information. Over the past 6 months, ASET has developed an educational document that serves as an introduction to synthetic fields. … Continued

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Synthetic Turf Repairs Don’t Always Make the Field Better


April 18, 2018 0 comments Technical

I was recently conducting a field test and inspection of an 8 to 10 year old turf field. The field like many had been repaired several times during its life, and like many I suspect it was only ever tested … Continued

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The performance of a “DIN Certified” hardwood court 8 years after installation.


February 27, 2018 0 comments Technical

Have you ever wondered how a hardwood sport surface will perform after 10, 20 or 30 years? That has been a topic of interest within ASET Services for a number of years. We recently had the opportunity to explore this … Continued

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Sports Surface Testing 106: Rolling Load


January 19, 2018 0 comments Technical

This article provides owners and architects with a review of the Rolling Load testing that is included in EN 14904, as well as the legacy standard DIN 18032-2. These rolling load tests are both designed to determine how the sport … Continued

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ASTM to Publish Standard Method for Vertical Deformation and Area Deflection (F3248)


December 18, 2017 0 comments Technical

In November 2017, the Standard Method for Determining Vertical Deformation and Area Deflection of Area Elastic, Point Elastic, Combined Elastic and Mixed Elastic Sport and Dance Surfaces was approved. The new standard will be published in early 2018 and will … Continued

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6 Questions to consider when including friction levels in specifications.


November 27, 2017 0 comments Technical

I recently posted an article on friction/traction and there are at least 2 additional technical articles planned on that topic. I decided to write one more general article on friction. As a 3rd party lab we see specifications using a … Continued

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Sports Surface Testing: An Introduction to Friction and Traction


October 31, 2017 0 comments Technical

If you’ve ever seen a sport surface specification, chances are that you’ve seen a line item in that specification for ‘Friction’, or ‘Surface Effect,’ or ‘Slip Resistance.’ It gets presented so cleanly and simply that it seems like that one … Continued

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