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MFMA 2018 Conference Registration Is Now OPEN!

In March 2018, the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association will present an educational conference unique in the flooring industry. It is designed to give your career skills the boost you’ll need in the sports flooring market. We have developed a sensational program with top industry professionals and hope you’ll join us in La Jolla, for a world-class conference. Exciting and relevant industry educational programs, the NEW exhibit hall Passport Program, peer networking opportunities, product and service exhibits, a fabulous location and first class facilities are waiting for you. Take time now to make your hotel reservations, and register yourself and your staff for MFMA’s 2018 Conference.

Facts About Floors: Detailing the process behind NBA hardwood courts

Tromp through the forests of the Upper Midwest—think Wisconsin and Michigan, specifically—and you’ll run across plenty of acer saccharum or hard maple, the kind that makes up 29 of 30 NBA hardwood courts.   “This is where the greatest density of that particular specie of maple is grown,” Doug Hamar, Horner Flooring president, tells SI.com. “It is selected over others because it is harder than other hardwoods, is a tighter grained product, and is light in color.”

Maintaining Proper Environments for Maple Sports Floors

What is excessive shrinkage? No, it’s not George Costanza, “I was in the pool” kind of excessive shrinkage. If you can fit a quarter between the side joints of the maple flooring strips, you can consider that excessive. Excessive expansion is harder to measure, but easy to identify. Check the perimeter of the floor system to ensure the floor system is not in contact with the walls or other vertical obstructions. Excessive expansion can lead to cupping or buckling of the maple sports floor.
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