Easily the best spring on the market is the American Power Spring™
- Features a durable, hard drawn high carbon steel, 2″ x 4″ coil with newly-designed durable plastic retainer caps
- Resilient enough for gymnasts of all sizes and abilities
- Hardware required (3 pieces) for each spring is included.
- Advantages of American Power Springs™ are that the caps are more robust, the coil paint does not flake, top and bottom caps are interchangable,
- Ships far sooner (normally within just a few days) than competing springs which may take months to ship.
- UNBEATABLE in terms of price-to quality!
Recommendations for Building Your Own Floor:
- Wood – Baltic Burch (also called Russian Birch) is strong, resiliant and resistant to cracking
- Ideal thickness is 3/8″ (we do not recommend thicker than 1/2″)
- Total thickness of combined layers should not exceed 1″ for most responsive floor
- The 5′ X 5′ size is easiest to work with
- The bottom layer of wood has the springs attached to it
- The top layer is the offset layer which ties the floor together as one unit
- Layers may be connected by velcro or screws
- Velcroed floors flex more easily and are generally preferred because they are easier to remove repair or relocate
- Assembly is quicker and cheaper connecting layer to layer with decking screw, but moving, repairs and additions are much more difficult
There are two schools of thought regarding the number of springs you need. Most think that you just need one per square foot. Some think that you need an extra spring along the perimeter. Generally, the gymnastics field has a stronger inclination to the extra (perimeter) springs. We offer both of these options. Just let us know your preference when requesting your delivered price.
42′ X 42′ Spring Floor – 1764 qty.
42′ X 42′ Spring Floor W/ Perimeter Springs – 1932 qty.
42′ X 54′ Spring Floor – 2268 qty.
42′ X 54′ Spring Floor w/ Perimeter Springs – 2460 qty
We will need to know, at the time of your order, what the thickness of the bottom layer of your floor will be … so we can provide the proper attachment hardware.