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2010/09/24

Tony Parker to inaugurate ASVEL Basket’s new Tarkett Sports Parquet

Tarkett Sports, one of the worldwide leaders in sports surfaces and Asvel Basket will be inaugurating on September 24 the new parquet for Astroballe, to be played in the first round of qualification matches of the Euroleague, having the Villeurbanne team compete against KK Buducnost. At the occasion Tony Parker will be present, together with Patrick Mathieu, President of Tarkett’s Western Europe Division and Jean-Paul Bret, Mayor of Villeurbanne.

Proflex M, the innovative solution proposed by Tarkett Sports 

With the input of Tony Parker and in line with the expectations of Gilles Moretton, President of Asvel Basket, Tarkett Sports has developed a solution, which is recognized as the reference in the Basketball discipline. The surface combines the performance and expertise of a parquet with the aesthetic innovation demanded by the club’s leadership. 

The solution “Proflex M” is a parquet which is glued onto a double ledger thus matching the demands of high level athletes: an optimum shock absorption, a regular ball rebound, sliding and resistance, play comfort and safety for the athletes. 

«Our objective, in close collaboration with Asvel Basket, is to assure the constant evolution of our Basketball parquets in order to optimize their playing quality, their sports performances and aesthetics», states Patrick Mathieu, President of Tarkett’s Western Europe Division.

A parquet inspired by the NBA surfaces

“Proflex M” from Tarkett Sports offers the same technical and aesthetic characteristics as NBA surfaces installed in the USA. Perfectly designed for high level competition games, it offers athletes an unequalled play performance as well as an innovative visual aspect.

The new parquet for Asvel has been certified by national and international federations such as FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball), FFBB (Fédération Française de Basket-ball) et la WVBF (World Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Federation).

Technical characteristics

Surface : 1340 m2

Laminated beech wood parquet 22 mm 

Double ledger on birch plywood 22 mm

Conformity with EN 14904

Total thickness: 88 mm +/- 2 mm

Choc absorption : 60%

Vertical deformation: 2 mm

Vertical ball rebound: 96%

Sliding : 106

Tarkett Sports’ engagement in Basketball

Tarkett Sports has been partner of the French Basketball Federation since 2005. The Group provides the majority of parquet surfaces to the French Basketball Championships Pro A and Pro B and has as such already equipped : Chalon-sur-Saône, Hyères-Toulon, Strasbourg, Nanterre, Clermont-Ferrand, …

In 2009, Tarkett Sports and the Asvel Club Pro A, who holds the largest number of titles in collective sports disciplines (17 French Champion titles, 9 French Cup titles), have signed a partnership agreement with the objective to match their technical and athletic expertise on behalf  of an optimized performance.