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PUR Standards

PUR Standards

Since 1897, members of MFMA have been dedicated to producing the highest quality northern hard maple flooring and sports flooring systems in the world. Through consistent enforcement of strict manufacturing, grading, packaging, shipping and installation, MFMA has become synonymous with quality.

Beginning in the late 1990s, there has been a movement within the industry to quantify performance characteristics that best define “a good sports floor.” As a result, our industry has hundreds of different sports flooring systems, each with varying levels of performance. Within this range of system options, there are some common performance characteristics the industry has recognized as being most desired and important.

MFMA’s PUR Standards focus on shock absorption, vertical deflection, area of deflection, ball bounce and surface friction. These standards have been designed, utilizing exacting testing methodologies, to ensure that customers receive a reliable, well-performing, competitive sports surface.

No one knows more about how a floor should perform and how it should be installed than MFMA members. As an organization representing the worldwide sports flooring industry, our goal is to balance technical standards with practical flooring system design to create uniform standards of performance for competition sports floors.

When a specific flooring system is a MFMA PUR Compliant floor, it is tested on a strict pass/fail evaluation. MFMA will only allow the use of the term “compliant” as it pertains to PUR testing; either a floor is compliant and passes the standards or it does not.

For additional information on MFMA testing procedures, contact MFMA Headquarters or any of the MFMA Mill Manufacturing members on their system(s) that have been tested in accordance with the MFMA PUR Standards.

Print version of the PUR Standards

Notice: MFMA PUR Standards are designed to provide general performance, uniformity and playability information to architects, specifiers and consumers. MFMA, its members, officers and agents disclaim responsibility for applicability of these standards under all circumstances.

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