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Athletics Track Surfacing

There are a number of athletics track surfacing types to choose from whether you’re installing a full sized 400m running facility or a smaller area like a long jump runway or high jump fan. Each of the surface types that we install can come in a number of colours with designs and line markings for each individual event.


We can speak to our clients regarding the surfacing types available and find out about their spending budget to check whether they can afford a particular surface of not. If you would like to get in touch with our specialists for advice regarding the best flooring type to have installed, please complete the contact box on this page and we will reply as soon as possible.

Athletic Track Surface Types

The two main athletic track surface types that we specialise in are:

  • EPDM Polymeric Rubber – This surface is made up of rubber granules that are mixed in with a binder and then spread out on top of a macadam sub base. The rubber comes in a range of colours and can have line markings spray painted on for each different athletics event. Many high schools, colleges and clubs have the polymeric specification installed because it offers a more professional quality of surfacing for sprint tracks and long jump runways.
  • Needlepunch Synthetic Carpet – This is an artificial turf product which is fibre bonded with a tight yarn and has a layer of sand installed within the pile for stability. Because it gives a softer and more impact absorbing texture, the needlepunch grass is often chosen by primary schools for recreational sport facilities. This carpet can also come in a range of bright colours with many organisations opting to have rainbow and striped designs installed.

Both of these athletics flooring types can be constructed to various specifications and area sizes so you can fully customise your facility and ensure it meets the needs of those who will be using it, whether it’s for recreational use of professional training and competitive events. Contact us today using the quick enquiry form and we’ll be able to give you some professional advice along with product sheets and a price quote for the work.

Running Tracks Surfaces

A lot of schools and clubs throughout the UK choose to have sports track surfaces installed because of the wide array of designs and uses they can have. The polymeric athletics surfacing can come in either a structural spray design or a sandwich system depending on your budget and the use that the facility is going to get. Both of these specifications can be installed onto a macadam sub base and provide great performance qualities for a range of different events including sprints, long distance races and hurdles. The needlepunch synthetic turf design is a popular choice for running lane surfaces and long jump facilities in primary schools and recreational sports tracks. As a durable and versatile specification, needlepunch is also used for multi use games areas in schools throughout the UK.

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If you need any more information on athletics facility surfacing or you’re interested in having a new running track installed, please feel free to get in touch with us through our contact form. One of our team members will get back to you with some designs options as well as a quote for the work. Make sure you include an area size, project location, and an idea of work you’d like us to carry out.

Athletics Surface Options

There are two main athletics surface options: needlepunch and polymeric. Many establishments usually are set up in educational facilities, clubs and leisure centres. Polymeric rubber along with needlepunch synthetic lawn is often fitted for areas including running tracks, long jump, triple jump facilities and even high jumps. These kinds of surfacing variations could be line marked that allows for multi use games to be completed. Polymeric rubberised surfaces are primarily used in specialist sporting clubs and for competitive events. To create this surfacing, EPDM rubber granules will be combined with the binder and then placed on the tarmac sub base.

Each specification is often achieved easily when using the polymeric rubberised surfacing, as it can be set up in a selection of diverse levels, sizes and shapes. For high jump run ways, a semi-circle shape is usually positioned in this surfacing, this kind of structure may be used for your run up. Multi-sport artificial turf is a fibre bonded carpet surface, and that is long lasting and hard wearing. The needlepunch is often installed in a wide variety of varied designs and colours. The fibres in the needlepunch can be kept up-right with the installation of sand infill; which enables you to boost the playing characteristics for the surfacing.

Athletics Facility Surfacing

Needlepunch provides a smoother landing for long as well as triple jumps, so that it is a lot more safe for people which include small children. It is essential to have specialists install the athletics runway, to make certain that the runway complies with the necessary requirements. If you have a polymeric rubber surface, removable take off boards are offered. The landing pit of your facility ought to be packed with cleaned and rounded sand and filled with a retained perimeter. Your long jump and triple jump runways will need minor servicing once built.


To maintain the athletics facility surfacing and keep it in good condition, you will need to carry out regular cleaning if any dirt and grime appears. Cleaning this surface will stop contaminants coming about. It is possible to install landing area covers, this will help to keep your sand clean when not in use. A servicing maintenance approach is really important in order to avoid any problems of contaminants occurring which may contribute to safety risks. Our professionals can provide an entire upkeep and cleaning service. The dimensions of your surface, location and work required are all issues which could impact the charges of the maintenance services. The upkeep service program is recommended in order to keep the surface in top condition and lengthen the lifespan the surface.

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If you would like to find out more about athletics track surfacing, please contact our team today using the enquiry form provided. As soon as we receive the enquiry we will get back to you with answers to all of your questions. 

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