New Partnership to become the “Official Sports Flooring Manufacturer of the Basketball Hall of Fame”

Horner Flooring has an exciting new partnership! We will be partnering with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. In this 5-year agreement, we will provide the MAAC and the Hall of Fame with a Pro-King system, which may be used at several events.

MAAC Commissioner, Rich Ensor, has stated, “Presenting the MAAC and sponsor marks on a playing floor of this quality is tremendous. The joint venture also allows the league’s student-athletes to compete on the highest quality surface…” Horner Flooring is proud to be recognized as one of the highest quality surfaces and will continue to uphold our standards of quality.

How does John L. Doleva, president and CEO of the Naismith Hall of Fame, feel about the partnership? He says, “We are extremely excited and honored to be partnering with Horner Flooring and the MAAC on this new project”. Everyone’s excitement will ensure a good good experience for all partners and the athletes who will be playing on Horner’s Pro-King floors.

Also as a part of this deal, a Horner branded scholarship will be offered by the Hall of Fame for a student who has demonstrated great academic and athletic accomplishments.

To read more about this exciting new partnership, visit maacsports.com. To find out more about the Horner Pro-King floor, visit our Pro-King webpage.

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Throwback: 2013 NBA All-Star Floor

As the 2014 NBA All-Star game is approaching (and starters have been selected), we thought it would be nice to revisit last year’s floor. It was a big honor for us to provide the floor for the 2013 NBA All-Star game.

As a small family owned business located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Horner is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of maple athletic flooring systems. We continue to be driven by our committed workforce and product innovations. A lot of games during the NBA season are played on a Horner Pro-King portable basketball floor system.

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We’re always willing to go the extra mile for our customers. The 2013 floor had a lot of intricate details, such as stars lining the outer edge of the floor. These incredible details led Horner to call in a back up crew to help us out. Below are some behind the scenes photos! We always enjoy creating our floors, but this was especially fun due to the design.

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Want to know more about hardwood athletic flooring?  Check out our free ebook with the top ten questions to ask when purchasing a hardwood athletic floor!

Synthetic Floor Maintenance

After purchasing a synthetic athletic floor, you want it to last and keep it looking like new for as long as possible. Luckily, there’s plenty of ways to do this! It’s highly recommended that at each entry to the floor, there be a floor mat. This will help catch a lot of the dirt and etcetera before people reach the synthetic floor. There are also daily and weekly/bi-monthly procedures, as well as special procedures for those scuff marks or for gum that got left behind.

Before you clean your floor, take stock of your supplies and equipment. For the following procedures, you’ll need:

  • A low rpm scrubber vacuum machine (either a walk behind or rider)scrubpads
  • A gym-style push broom
  • Scrub pads
    • Medium light to medium level scrub pad (similar to 3M blue) for regular maintenance
    • Aggressive pad (similar to3M green) for once a year maintenance
  • Cleaner (neutral ph detergent)
    • Hillyard Clean Scrub is recommended
  • Warm water
  • Optional – “Freeze It” brand freeze spray or regular ice cubes

The following items are optional for a CushionCourt system only:
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  • “Soft Scrub” brand, No-bleach cleaner
  • “Mr. Clean Magic Eraser” brand scuff/stain remover

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Daily Maintenance Procedure:

Dust mop the floor using the push broom or the scrubber vacuum. Don’t use a dust mop treatment.

Weekly or Bi-Monthly Procedure:

  1. Mix the cleaner with warm water and put in the scrubber tank
  2. Apply to the floor and scrub a section that can be covered in fifteen minutes
    1. Do not vacuum – let the dirt emulsify for the fifteen minutes
  3. Start at the beginning of the next section again without vacuuming
  4. Return to the previous section and scrub again WHILE vacuuming
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until finished cleaning

Use the blue pad on a regular basis, but use the green pad once a year to remove any access build up.

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As Required Procedure:

Scuff Marks/Deeper Stains: Use “Mr. Clean Magic Eraser” (for CushionCourt only) according to package instructions.

Gum: Freeze the gum with ice or “Freeze It” brand spray. Once the gum is frozen, gently scrape it off the floor. Repeat as necessary.

Once a year deep cleaning: Use no bleach “Soft Scrub” brand sparingly in front of the vacuum with the green scrubber pad and proceed as you would for the weekly cleaning.

For more questions, contact us at Horner Flooring by visiting our webpage: http://www.hornerflooring.com/contact.html.

Horner Flooring at the FSB, Germany

The International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities FSB is back for 2013! Held in Cologne, Germany, national and international leaders from the sectors have registered and are participating in the event. The FSB is the leading trade fair for sports and pool facilities, as well as amenity areas.

According to Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH (the organizing group), “Visitors and exhibitors profit equally from the extended range of opportunities for communication and business”.

Visitors are able to stop by the fair and see a multitude of businesses and companies in the sports, pools, and amenity area sectors. They’ll be able to see what’s new in the sector and what up-and-coming products are doing well. Horner Flooring has a booth set up and would love to talk to visitors about sports facilities! Check out our booth:

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The FSB will be open to visitors from today through Friday, so it’s not too late to swing by! See us today until 6:00 pm, tomorrow from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you cannot attend but would like more information from Horner about the hardwood athletic floors we have, please visit our website!

The Making of the 2013 NBA All-Star Floor

We were honored to provide the floor for the 2013 NBA All-Star game.  This year marks the 28th consecutive year that we have supplied the NBA All-Star game’s floor.  Thanks to everyone who makes the incredible event possible!

Horner is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of maple athletic flooring systems, we are proud to provide multiple permanent and portable athletic maple flooring solutions for all applications ranging from the 2012 NBA All-Star game floor to elementary, middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country.

As a small family owned business located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, we continue to be driven by our committed workforce and product innovations.  Over half the games during the NBA season are played on a Horner Pro-King portable basketball floor system.  Known for it’s lightning fast installations, the Pro-King is a floor of choice for arena managers all over the world.

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We’re always willing to go the extra mile for our customers.  This year we called in a back up crew to help us out with the details of the NBA All-Star floor.  Thanks to our talented crew for lending a hand!

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This floor had incredible details!  You can see just how intricate the detail work was in our exclusive, behind the scenes photos!  We always enjoy creating our floors, but this was an especially fun floor because of the unique design.

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Thanks to everyone who made the 2013 NBA All-Star game possible!

Want to know more about hardwood athletic flooring?  Check out our free ebook with the top ten questions to ask when purchasing a hardwood athletic floor!