April 5, 2016
A lot of times when we talk about innovation we talk about technology. We talk Silicon Valley, Facebook, Apple or Tesla. But in the Midwest, we know that innovation isn't all about pixels and bytes. The innovation that made America great was the development of innovative solutions to common problems. Recon™ developed by Hillyard, the company that's First In Gym Finishes®, fits that bill perfectly. It's an inspired product that is revolutionizing the sports floor coating industry and changing the way we think about wood sports floor care.
Sports floors take a beating! Constant play, street shoes, grit and grime all take their toll. Compounding the problem, many gyms have become the 24/7 community centers with meetings, assemblies and ceremonies that wear on a sports floor finish. Over time, even with the best coating and maintenance program, wood sports floors lose their high gloss and tight, "shoe squeak" performance.
Until now, an annual recoat was the only solution to gain back new floor gloss and performance. According to Blake Roth, Sport Floor Coating Product Leader at Hillyard, "The reality is that the annual recoat process is hard work! It takes a lot of time, effort and skill to perform. That's why many organizations have out-sourced their annual recoat. There is cleaning, abrading, tacking, coating, drying and curing. Sports floors need to be out of service for four or five days at a time and in this day, who can afford that?"
Recon is a revolutionary, two-component, micro-layer sports floor coating system that takes very little effort to get exceptional new floor looks and performance.