Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 was used to convert a shopping mall space into a tennis court. The motivation behind the project at the Core Shopping Centre in Calgary, Canada, was to promote the first Men’s ATP Tennis event in Calgary, Alberta, hosted at the Alberta Tennis Centre.
The project to create a public tennis court in the downtown Calgary shopping centre was undertaken by Print Three, which also sponsored the event. Shoppers and their families were invited to take to the court for a few sets of tennis, clearly marked with blue and white lines printed onto the specialist floor media from Drytac.
Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 is 200 micron (8 mil), matte, white monomeric PVC film designed for short-term, indoor floor graphics without the need for lamination. It has been awarded a post-printed R-10 anti-slip rating and a ‘low slip potential’ rating according to the EN 13036-4 Pendulum Test, endorsed by the Ceramic Tile Institute of America (CTIOA). SpotOn Floor 200 has also achieved a global Class B1 Fire Rating, meaning it can be used safely and legally in public areas with strict fire regulations, such as shopping centres.
Furthermore, this material has been designed for easy and tool-free installation and clean removal, thanks to its unique dot-pattern adhesive. Its innovative features earned Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 the top spot in the Media – Adhesive Back Vinyl category in the SGIA 2018 Product of the Year competition.
Print Three general manager Mark Eisan explained why they chose the Drytac product, supplied by ND Graphics, for the project. ‘We were testing products and laminates for the tennis court application and an installation partner recommended Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 after hearing about it at a conference,’ he said. ‘We found the performance of the SpotOn product to be excellent. Our testing was intense, but we had planned to repair or replace areas. However, we did not need to as the product adhered for the 10 days it was on the floor, and at the end of the project was removed in 20 minutes with no additional clean-up.’