Cal State University, Northridge opens state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center with 5 areas featuring Mondo flooring

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California State University’s Northridge campus has opened a new Student Recreation Center boasting a sleek, ultra-modern exterior, a 40-foot indoor rock-climbing wall, two outdoor pools and five areas with state-of-the-art athletic flooring made by Mondo, the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets. CSUN’s 138,000 square foot facility opened in January and features Mondo floors for three fitness zones, an indoor track and the Multi Activity Court.

Cal State Recreation Center MatArena Multi Activity Court

We looked at (other recreation centers’) flooring and talked to them about different flooring materials, and Mondo kept coming out on top. It really was not a difficult decision.

The newest addition to the California State University, Northridge campus boasts a sleek, ultra-modern exterior, a 40-foot indoor rock-climbing wall, two outdoor pools and five areas with state-of-the-art athletic flooring made by Mondo, the global leader in the track and field,indoor sport and contract flooring markets. CSUN’s 138,000 square foot facility opened in January and features Mondo floors for three fitness zones, an indoor track and the MatArena Multi Activity Court.

When choosing flooring for the SRC, CSUN officials evaluated several competing products and they visited recreation centers at several other colleges and universities. “We looked at their flooring, asked them how they scheduled and used their facilities, and talked to them about different flooring materials,” said Jason Wang, CSUN university student union associate executive director. “And Mondo kept coming out on top. It really was not a difficult decision.”

CSUN chose Mondo Advance flooring for the MatArena Multi Activity Court, which is used for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and other activities; Mondo’s Super X Performance running track surface for the SRC’s 1/8-mile indoor track; and two Mondo products for the SRC’s three fitness zones—the Bryan Green Matador Training Zone and the Total Training Zone both feature Sport Impact flooring, and the Top Level Training Zone has Sportflex M.

--Mondo Advance is recognized as the industry’s most durable and highest-performing sports flooring surface for gymnasiums and multipurpose facilities. It is long lasting, with life expectancy of more than 20 years, and it is 100 percent recyclable.
--Super X Performance has been the world’s top track for more than 30 years and was the track of eight Olympic Games through 2004. It provides maximum energy absorption and return for superior comfort and safety.
--Sport Impact is Mondo’s premium weight- and skate-resistant rubber flooring. It protects against heavy impact and is antibacterial and antimicrobial throughout.
--Sportflex M, Mondo’s indoor-outdoor multipurpose rubber flooring, withstands static and rolling loads, such as bleachers, tables and chairs. It is stain resistant and does not require any coatings or special maintenance.

The SRC serves a large student population—enrollment is nearly 36,000—so Wang said durability and ease of maintenance were key features for the venue’s flooring, and the products have lived up to expectations. “Mondo is an industry leader in the ease of maintenance, durability and performance of its flooring surfaces,” he said. “The Mondo flooring has been a joy—it’s easy to clean, super easy to maintain, and its performance is really good, so the people who use it are excited about how it plays.”

Wang also said that it was a cinch for the university to find Mondo surfaces that matched the school’s official colors and the SRC’s color palette.

CSUN purchased the flooring from Gardena, Calif.-based McWil Sport Surfaces, which also handled the installation. The facility was designed by LPA Architects, Irvine, Calif.

Because CSUN is a member of Mondo’s Schools for Tomorrow program, the university received cleaning equipment and additional benefits as part of its purchase. Schools for Tomorrow participants also are eligible to receive student scholarships, flooring maintenance seminars for school personnel and extended warranties.

About Mondo
Mondo is the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets, manufacturing rubber flooring surfaces for virtually every application. More than 1,100 Mondo tracks and 800 Mondo artificial turf fields are installed worldwide. The official supplier of the athletic track for the past nine Olympic Games and the upcoming 2012 London Olympics, Mondo also is the official supplier or official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.

The company supplies a wide variety of commercial rubber flooring and manufactures luxury yachts under its Mondo Marine division.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo sells its products in more than 196 countries. The company’s global headquarters are in Italy, and it has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. More information about Mondo is available at mondoworldwide.com.

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