When ASB set out to design the ASB GlassFloor, we did not simply build a prototype and see if it worked. In fact, with our system we have the unique ability to choose the performance characteristics of our sports floor. The glass we use is key to these characteristics. We can determine the amount of anti-slip ceramic dots on the surface of the glass which means we are able to adjust the grip of the surface of the floor. For our standard ASB MultiSports surface, we chose a layout that provides grip at the highest standards of the EN norm. With an average test result of 0.57, we offer the greatest level of grip within the norm. However, due to the ceramic dots being raised, players do not have the problem of skin burn when they fall over (normally resulting from skidding over a sticky surface).
The glass used in the ASB GlassFloor is 2.5 times more elastic than a comparable hardwood board floor. This means we had to reduce the elasticity to a level that is allowed within the EN norm. The floor offers an equal shock absorption of 55.6% with 60% being the maximum allowed by the EN norm. Moreover, it being a relatively soft surface, it is better for joints and players when they fall compared to a wooden sports floor. The surface tension of the GlassFloor still provides a great ball reflection value of 93% to accommodate any basketball player’s requirements for a good ball rebound.
Overall the ASB GlassFloor’s performance criteria are outstanding. The floor offers great grip and very good shock absorption whilst still offering the necessary professional ball rebound.