Sometimes, good opportunities appear when least expected. One of our long-time customers, the “Palais des Sports de Compans” (a multi-sport facility in Toulouse, South of France) had installed several Tarkett Sport Surfaces such as Multiflex M and players were very happy with the performance of the floor. Unfortunately, water damage ruined the Multiflex M flooring system and it had to be replaced. When our customer told us the surface would need to be changed, we saw the opportunity to test the performance and qualities of one of our new sports flooring solutions called Flexlock in a real-life situation, before it was even available on the market.
Tarkett’s Flexlock flooring system was installed the summer of 2016 at the “Palais des Sports de Compans” where the professional Toulouse Métropole Basket (TMB), a women’s professional basketball club, trains and competes with other professional teams. Apart from the TMB, two other basketball teams play in this stadium, an amateur basketball team and a wheelchair basketball team. Schools also come to play basketball on a regular basis. The three main expectations regarding the new sports surface were athletic protection, comfort and performance, and easy maintenance. A few months after the Flexlock sport surface was installed, we went to Toulouse to interview the Management team as well as the TMB Coach and Players, to hear about their experience with Flexlock.