Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sport Parquet Vintage

Cremona, a Seicom "Vintage" Sport-Parquet-Floors manufactured in 1968 is today still used by teams to play basketball.
This Sport Parquet Floor has been sanded several times. The sport facility has been renovated in 2009, roof re-built, but the Parquet is still the original one dated 1968, manufactured and installed by our Company.

Model BORMIO, pre-fabricated portable system consisting of fir wood from Valtellina has been manufactured by Seicom between 1968 and 1980, and it's still present today in many sports facilities in Italy.  Nowadays fir wood is no longer used for parquet floors, since it's considered as a soft species, subject to movements, resins, a poor wood of low commercial value, but in the 60s/70s - when gyms were mainly supplied with rubber or PVC - the solution offered by Seicom consisting of Portable Panels FIBA approved made of fir wood was a real vanguard. Then portable floors have become a more and more popular choice and they began to use more noble wood species such as maple, oak, beech and then to approach high value tropical species such as hevea rubber wood. 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sports Floors for gym Catas certificate

As from Seicom is associated with CATAS Laboratory - learning more all parquet elements, understanding their chemical and physical characteristics will definitely give an added value to the tested and certified Sports Parquet Floor our Company will supply to project managers and end users.

 CATAS is the Italian Institute for certification, research and testing within wood-furniture field and center of excellence for research in agro-food, industrial and environmental sector as well.
Seicom always believed in certifications and laboratory testing in order to market valid and guaranteed products for SPORTS PARQUET FLOOR end users.

Sports Parquet Floors elements made of Hevea Rubber Wood are showing excellent results while tested; Seicom, since ever supporting the great flexibility and stability features of this fantastic tree, is collecting exciting results. As per the latest testing procedures performed in laboratory, Hevea Rubber Wood parquet proved to have great static hardness (Janka) and excellent resistance to indentation (Brinell) when strictly tested. Now all values can be compared with other wood species such as beech, oak, maple, etc.

As per recent testing, it shows that Hevea Rubber Wood parquet obviously has a very low radial & tangential shrinkage if compared to beech or oak; the radial and tangential swelling is very low too. These values officially certify that Hevea species can be used also on large surfaces without fear of humidity or abnormal swelling typical of other wood species. Given the results of these tests, we can certainly say that HEVEA parquet can be suggested or even better recommended in places with Radiant Floor Heating, more and more used even in sports facilities and combined with Sports Parquet Floors.

 We are currently subjecting SPORTS FLOORS FOR GYMS to very strict and invasive tests in order to set their use even in extreme situations, when subjected to considerable loads of bending and twisting. 
SEICOM PARQUET FLOORS have been also submitted to chemicals such as ammonia, oil, grease and ink to assess the strength and possible damages; tests have been performed as per regulation: "Determination of chemical resistance EN 13442:2013". 

Understanding the damage caused by chemicals will help us create valid cleaners to fix any damage caused by adhesive, glue or acid elements such as ammonia. The ordinary upkeep and cleaning data sheet by Seicom will remarkably improve and will report only certified data in order to provide valid and detailed information to all end users.

"We have started a long and demanding certification process, but we are sure this will soon give excellent results in terms of security to guarantee quality and an added value to Seicom parquet floors".
Aldo Cammarata
Sales & Technical Manager 
Tel. office +39 0342 512573 

Seicom manufactures and installs wood sports floors.
Our sports flooring are installed in major sports arenas.

SEICOM s.r.l. 
Sports parquet floors
Head Office: ITALY - 23100 SONDRIO - Via Stelvio, 3
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FIBA Sports Parquet Floors 2015

New rules for FIBA certified products
As from 2015 FIBA sports parquet floors will be safer and more guaranteed.  
As from 1st January 2015 all FIBA certified products must be covered with liability insurance policy for a value not lower than 3.000.000 CHF.
Only Companies in possession of this insurance will sign the new contract and will therefore be FIBA certified for the period 2015 – 2016.
This further standard will definitely certify safer products recommended by FIBA for sports facilities. In 2012 SEICOM had already signed a liability insurance policy and a products insurance policy with ALLIANZ , who works on international level.
The "Products liability insurance policy" signed by Seicom covers all civil risks that may occur due to damage or subsidence of the sports parquet floor due to manufacture defects. 

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