What Type of Court Surfacing?
First, you'll need to figure out what type of surfacing you want. For more information on different types of surfacing click here. In short there are paint and tiles. This page will focus on tiles because it seems to be the popular choice now-a-days although paint (even if you want to cushion your knees is still a very viable option).
Modular Suspended Tile Company Overview
In the modular suspended tile business manufactures are usually very closely assoiated with the dealers. In large markets dealers will have showrooms and sample courts that you can tour. Some sport surfacing companies include RhinoCourt, SportCourts, VersaCourt and FlexCourt. All of these companies have very comparable products.
Tips for getting a good price
- Gather 3 or 4 different court surfacing companies (including a paint solution) and have them give you quotes. Make sure that each builder knows they are competing with 2 or 3 other companies. This will drive their price down.
- Find the new dealer in town. If you have a new company emerging in your market they will usually be willing to do the court at just about cost just to get their name and product out there.
- Volunteer your court to be a model court. If you allow the vendor's prospective customers to come by and see your court, they will usually shave a lot off of the price. This will also ensure that they do a top notch job.
So, what are you really buying?
The basic spiel goes as such. It cushions your legs like a real hard wood floor. Water drains quickly from the court making it safe. All of the court markings are done for you. Your court is warranted for ~10 years. It looks good. If those things sound good to you and are worth anywhere between $9,000.00 and $60,000.00 a modular tile court building company might be right up your alley.