Downs Leisure Centre

Sport & Play Refurbish Granwood Floor at Seaford Leisure Centre

The Downs Leisure Centre in Seaford is one of several facilities owned and operated by Wave Leisure, a charitable trust with a number of venues in the coastal area of East Sussex. The Downs Leisure Centre offers its users a wide variety of amenities including a gymnasium, a solarium and a children’s play area. Like many modern leisure centres, the heart of the facility is its sports hall.

The Seaford centre’s hall is utilised for numerous sports and classes, from yoga and badminton through to roller-skating and children’s parties. To cope with this heavy and continual use, the hall is fitted with durable and multi-purpose Granwood flooring.

Granwood is a wooden ceramic mix sports floor that provides a durable and hardwearing surface. It offers high performance in conjunction with comparatively low maintenance requirements, due to a hardwearing polyurethane seal that allows the use of wet cleaning techniques.

Despite being incredibly durable, this seal is subject to wear and tear, and when it requires renewal a specialist skill set is required. Such was the case with the floor at the Downs Leisure Centre after several years of intense use.

seaford (although the site is actually called Downs LC)

Sport & Play were selected to carry out the refurbishment due to their significant expertise in the fitting and maintenance of all common sports floor types. They commenced work by carefully sanding and preparing the surface for the new sealant. Following this, two complete coats of polyurethane were applied and court markings renewed. The project was then completed with the application of a further coat of sealant.

Fred Furner, Centre Manager at Wave’s Downs Leisure Centre, said: ‘We are increasingly reliant on Sport & Play to deliver our maintenance needs and their wide ranging expertise means that they can meet all of our requirements, including even highly specialised work such as this floor refurbishment. As ever, the quality of their work is first class and was carried out quickly and efficiently with a minimum of disruption to the centre users.’

Further information on Wave Leisure can be found at their main website or by contacting individual centres.