Singing Hills

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The City of Dallas Parks and Recreation chose PlybooSport for their Singing Hills Recreation center. The installation was so successful, they decided to install bamboo in their other six centers.

“PlybooSport has a consistent, appealing visual (brighter than maple), its formaldehyde free content pushes forward our mission to promote healthier lifestyles within the community, and the rapidly renewable properties of bamboo are well-aligned with the [city’s] green initiatives.” says Stefan Kesler, Project Manager, City of Dallas.

Three other centers are now complete with the remainder scheduled for completion in 2013.

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Sport Flooring
Dallas, Texas
City of Dallas
PlybooSport® Natural Edge Grain Bamboo Flooring
LEED Credits: 
Possible LEED Credits: IEQc4.3: Low Emitting Materials MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials MRc7: Certified Wood CA Section 01350: Passed Other: No added urea formaldehyde

Physical / Mechanical Properties - PlybooSport Floor


3/4” x 2 1/4” x 72”

19mm x 55mm x 1830mm


Floating resilient, resilient sleeper, or fixed resilient

ASTM E648: Critical Radiant Flux

Class 1

ASTM D1037 Dimensional Stability, AR to 20% RH

  • Linear Expansion: Parallel -0.04%, Perpendicular -0.10%
  • Thickness Swell: -0.13%
  • Hardness (Janka Ball Test): 1,750 lbf (avg)

ASTM: 4442: Moisture Content

Static Coefficient / Dynamic (Sliding) Coefficient: 0.562 / 0.497

ASTM D5116-06: Organic Emissions
[CA Section 01350]

Classroom scenario / Office scenario: Pass / Pass

BS-EN 14904
DIN 18032-2
(Order of results: Average)

  • Multi-Use-W
    • Ball Rebound: 96% average
    • Force Reduction: 54% average
    • Vertical Deflection: 2.8 mm average
    • Area Indentation: 15% average
    • Rolling Load (1500 N; 337 lbf): Pass
  • Pro-B
    • Ball Rebound: 97% average
    • Force Reduction: 46% average
    • Vertical Deformation: 2.1 mm average
    • Rolling Load (1500 N; 337 lbf): Pass
  • Soft Touch-Y
    • Ball Rebound: 90% average
    • Force Reduction: 62% average
    • Vertical Deformation: 3.5 mm average
    • Rolling Load (1500 N; 337 lbf): Pass