A project to replace flooring in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse is on track to be completed by May 22, reports Dan Wolicki, acting facilities manager in the St. Denis Centre.
“We are replacing the rubbery playing surfaces that use materials from Mondo Sport and Flooring,” Wolicki says. “The work was delayed slightly when we launched a couple of weeks ago, but we are confident we’ll be done on time.”
The affected surfaces include the sport court area and the indoor competition track, but not the hardwood basketball and volleyball courts.
Installers sanded the entire area and applied adhesives in preparation for bonding the new material. They then positioned the new surface in pieces, connected the seams and levelled it out. Finally, workers will paint lines demarcating playing areas.
“It’s a big job, but the renewal is worth it,” says Wolicki. “It will be like an entirely new floor for users, making a better space for student-athletes, whether at the varsity level or in Lancer rec programs.”
He says the high-performance Mondo product is durable and requires minimal maintenance, noting that the previous installation held up since 1999.