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Gymnasium Flooring & Indoor Running Track Installation


The Way of Life (WOLF) Facility located in Scottsdale, AZ is a 119,000 SF, two-story structure that includes indoor gymnasiums, a natatorium with waterslides, an indoor running track, fitness space, full-service kitchen with dining area, office and classroom space.

WOLF gymnasium floor construction
Also, the 14.3-acre site has a skate park, baseball and soccer fields, BBQ stations, restrooms, splash pad, and play areas. The Way of Life Facility celebrated the grand opening in March 2018.

Concrete poured for gym floor
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community owns and operates the new Way of Life (WOLF) facility. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is a sovereign tribe located in the metropolitan Phoenix area.

Action Thrust Sports Flooring

Arizona Hardwood Flooring had the pleasure of installing both the gymnasium floor and indoor running track for the facility.  Working with a construction team that we have worked with many times in the past we completed the installation in 6 weeks.

Utilizing Action Flooring Systems Action Thrust I Gymnasium Flooring we ordered the materials and allowed the hardwood flooring to acclimate. Action Thrust I is a floating system that provides superb shock absorption. Once 1st Grade Maple adjusted, the installation began.

Hardwood flooring aclimating to new temperature
The gym floors base is concrete, and with a tolerance of 10’, the concrete floor was the best that we had encountered in a long time as it was within 1/8.”

A new termite control system was installed before the gym flooring to prevent bugs from destroying the hardwood flooring with nearly 22,000 sq. Ft. being installed, the system will protect their investment for many years to come.

It took 4 weeks to install the hardwood flooring for the gym followed by a week of sanding, applying the seal, and the final week we put down the stain, striping finishes on the floor and accessories.

Making the Gym’s Hardwood Floor Standout

For the stain, we used Bona Kemi. Bona Kemi Sport finishing systems are known for their championship appearance and performance for any hardwood sports floor.

Completed gym floor
During the finishing process, we were asked to create a layout that would make the floor stand out, however not be too pronounced. As you can see in the photos, there are three full-size basketball courts. We applied a 1’ black border around each one, and then used a medium brown stain (BONA Kemi Stain) to the 3 point area to give the gym a little more appeal to the members.

Indoor Running Track Installation

The state-of-the-art running track was a little tricky due to the structural design, and we had some major floor prep before the installation of the pad and pour system. Once that was complete the flooring went down great and turned out beautiful!

WOLF Indoor Running Track
Arizona Hardwood Floor Supply, Inc. is delighted to have been a part of the WOLF project for the Salt River Indian Community and wish them success with WOLF.

Hardwood Flooring Professionals

From school gymnasiums to home renovations and luxury corporate offices, you can count on our team of custom wood flooring installers and refinishing professionals always to deliver premier service.

Contact Arizona Hardwood Floor Supply to learn more about the WOLF project or Action Flooring Systems or call (623) 742-9663 (WOOD) ext. 110.