indoor gym with rubber fitness floor

University at Buffalo

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Location: Buffalo, NY
Surface System Used: Basic Roll


The University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY is a public institution that’s part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It has an enrollment of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Under the direction of Recreation & Intramural Services, the university offers a variety of fitness facilities that students, faculty, staff and community members can use. One of these facilities is a general fitness center and weight room.

Surface America installed Basic Roll at the University at Buffalo’s fitness center over 15 years ago and is still going strong today – holding up to the continuous wear and tear that the floor undergoes throughout the course of the center’s busy 18-hour day. The roughly 7,200 square foot facility can accommodate over 125 people at a time. Equipment at the center includes free weights, weight racks, workout benches and cardio equipment.

Nick Titus, the university’s Director of Athletic Facility Operations, was a student at the school when the Basic Roll flooring was installed. He also was a student worker in the athletic department. Today, Titus oversees the upkeep of all the school’s athletic facilities, including the fitness center.

When it comes to the durability of their Basic Roll flooring, Titus reports great results. The product has maintained its uniformity in density and thickness, hasn’t been affected by seasonal temperature changes and remains easy to clean.

“In the entire time I’ve been working here, almost 20 years, I haven’t had to repair or replace the Basic Roll flooring. Nothing has ever snagged, ripped or worn down. I don’t see why it wouldn’t last for another 15 or 20 years,” shared Titus.

The fitness center isn’t the only place on campus where Basic Roll can be found. The product is installed in a common area hallway at UB Stadium, home to the school’s football, track & field and soccer teams. The hallway is used by athletes and coaches to access offices, locker rooms and the training room.

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