UK Wildcats take home their 8th NCAA championship title, while winning every home game on a Robbins floor. Here at Robbins, it's not just about the # of basketball teams that play on our floors, it's about the # of champions that are developed along the way. Building the best sports flooring in the industry is our passion. It's also our commitment to the long term health and performance of the athlete. For the University of Kentucky Wildcats, this was never more critical than in the current 2011-'12 season when the #1 team in the nation defeated Kansas to win their 8th NCAA Championship Title. With their star player, #23 Anthony Davis, and a coach with great leadership and an eye for talent, the UK Wildcats were unstoppable and ended their near perfect season with the trophy to prove it.
Watching March Madness, whether in person, or on TV, is the most exciting 4 weeks in college basketball. From brackets to spirit wear, loyal fans show pride for their college teams in a multitude of ways. And while the allure of the players in uniform and mascots catch your eye on screen, Robbins is more concerned about the less obvious objects on the court; the floor itself. Beneath the surface of the shiny hardwood with gamelines and school logos, is a well engineered subfloor consisting of just the right amount of mechanical features that provide protection for the athlete. The subfloor build-up is critical to the longterm health of the athlete since the floor can have a significant impact on joints, muscles, and the endurance of the player. Proper construction of the floor is a science, and with over 100 years of continued improvement to the mechanics of our floors, Robbins understands what is necessary to achieve a floor that not only looks great on camera, but also improves performance and enhances endurance of the athlete. For this reason, a broad list of players including; Anthony Davis, Michael Jordan, Labron James and many others not only start their career on a Robbins floor, but continue it as well.
Because of the excellence we strive for in building the best sports floor in the industry, the University of Kentucky has been a longtime customer of Robbins and has not only 1, but 2 Robbins hardwood sports floors. Memorial Coliseum is home to the women's basketball team, and also serves as the practice floor for the men's team. Rupp Arena has had a Robbins floor since it opened its doors in 1976, and currently owns an All Star Portable flooring system that is used for every home game. Kentucky managed to do what every NCAA college basketball program strives for- they won every single home game this season- and they did it all on a Robbins floor. We congratulate Coach Cal and the Wildcats on a great season and much deserved championship title. Let's see if we can bring home another Robbins victory next year!
Robbins, Inc. is the premier supplier of high performance maple and synthetic sports flooring systems to the arena, education, religious and fitness markets. In more than 60 nations around the world athletes compete and practice on millions of square meters of Robbins’ Sport Surfaces. Professional and amateur alike know that when they play on a high performance Robbins’ system they’ll be able to play at peak levels, safely and comfortably.