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"I recently decided to upgrade the flooring in my home training facility – the room where I spend a great deal of my time. I wanted a high-quality product that was visually pleasing and easy to maintain. I also needed it to be durable enough to withstand rigorous everyday use.

Dinoflex recommended their Sport Mat Flooring because it reduces noise levels, absorbs shock, prevents slipping and is environmentally friendly. The project called for a variety of customized features, including the creation of two separate logos and the use of customized colours. The installation took just two days and was completed using sophisticated interlocking tiles rather than glue.

The finished floor is exactly what I envisioned. I am completely satisfied with Dinoflex’s work and I would highly recommend them for any flooring needs."

- Ryan "Captain Canada" Smyth

Springbank Park - Calgary, AB

December 15, 2010

"After the initial installation in 2002 of our lobby and arena areas, we have since ordered more Dinoflex products that now cover our players' rooms, preschool, hallways, offices and more. I can't say enough about this product!"

J. Rop, Springbank Park for All Seasons

Ann Arbor Ice Arena - Ann Arbor, MI

March 5, 2011

" After ordering the DINOFLEX tiles for about 8 years now, I wanted to give you an update as to how they have held up. We order some each year, as you know, and have been "chipping away" at doing the entire lower level of our 155,000 sq ft facility in the tiles.

The first area we did was the skate rental area, which has traffic of tens of thousands of people each year. We used our commercial scubber on the floor last week and could not believe how good it looked after all these years. We have been installing it in halls and locker rooms over the years and every place we have it still looks great. It is thick, with many colors, so wears very well even being constantly walked on with skates. I just placed an order for the rink and for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program's weight room. It is multi-purpose, easy to install and low maintenance.

I hope you continue to make these mats because I plan on continuing to purchase them.

Diane Wilson, General Manager, Ann Arbor Ice Cube

Fitness One Vega, Jordan

April 5, 2012

"On behalf of Kazem and the Fitness One Vega Family, we extend our appreciation to all the support and cooperation you have extended throughout this project. We really felt comfortable with you from the first time we met and time has proved the genuine foundation of us all."

Samir K Ibrayghith, Managing Partner, IFST

MWR Fitness - Yokosuka, Japan

March 3, 2009

"The DINOFLEX flooring has been an excellent upgrade to our fitness facility. It was easy to install, and immediately transformed the professional look of our gym. Since our first installation I have ordered this flooring for all my facilities".

Kyle Rhodus, Athletic Director, MWR, Yokosuka, Japan

NOTE: in total, Kyle has ordered enough Sport Mat and Logo tiles to cover 34,210 sq ft of fitness flooring in Yokosuka.

Sunset High School - Portland, OR

September 1, 2009

"Sunset High School first purchased DINOFLEX Sport Mat Flooring in 1997 for our fitness room. At that time, 1500 sq ft of 3/8" interlocking product along with a water jet cut verson of our team logo, the Apollos.

The floor has continued to look and work great over the past 12 years. Recently we were able to relocate to a larger area, basically doubling the size of our workout facility. We were able to move our existing DINOFLEX floor to the new area, and by flipping it over, it looks just like new! It will now match up perfectly to our new floor... another 1900 sq ft of DINOFLEX interlocking Sport Mat Flooring, along with a new logo mat.

DINOFLEX and your distributor have proven to be valuable business partners. It was great to be able to work with the same supplier and distributor that provided our original product back in 1997. DINOFLEX Rubber Flooring has proven to be sustainable... flooring that lasts!

Mike Mitchell, Varsity Football Coach, Sunset High School, Portland OR

OK College, Penticton BC

September 16, 2011

“The use of Dinoflex flooring was a great fit for the Centre of Excellence project: a product manufactured locally with high recycled content and no red list materials in full accordance with the tough goals of the Living Building Challenge, and a product that meets the needs of faculty and students to provide a durable, resilient finish without compromising the performance of the radiant flooring system.”

Robert Parlane, MAIBC MRAIC LEEDap

Associate, CEI Architecture Planning Interiors

Focus on Dinoflex - Vancouver, BC

February 7, 2011

“It’s a great product - durable, sustainable, easy to maintain and attractive. The installation in my office has become a great way of convincing my clients to use the product. If they are initially put off by the idea of rubber flooring made from recycled tires, seeing how great it looks quickly changes their minds.”

Kevin Hanvey MAIBC, Principal & Director of Sustainability, Omicron Architecture

Home Gym - Smithers, BC

July 6, 2010

"I ordered about 6 months ago, but just installed it a few days ago. What a great product - easy to work (cut, lock and place). Thanks for the great product."

Coronet Peak - New Zealand

August 18, 2010

"I had a couple of days skiing at Coronet Peak this week, so had a first hand look at the Dinoflex installation, which is 2000 m2 in the one big area serving all the ski rental; lockers; retail; transport facilities, etc. After 2 seasons of everything that up to 4000 skiers a day can throw at it, the Dinoflex is not showing any wear at all and looks fantastic - a credit to your product!"

H. Morrison, Floor Space

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort - Whistler, BC

May 15, 2008

"The Whistler Blackcomb Building Maintenance Department is pleased to recommend the use of DINOFLEX Sport Mat for ski facilities. We are currently enjoying over 2 million visitors through our facilities each season and the DINOFLEX product is standing up better than any other product.

As well, the Cleaners, our janitorial department, recommend the product for its ease of clean-up which is very important in such high traffic areas.

Finally, we appreciate the fact that the product incorporates recyled rubber. this fits well with Intrawest's current sustainability program and we will continue to use it as the need arises."

Chad Wood, Maintenance Supervisor, Whistler Blackcomb

Location: Armstrong, BC
Description: Office Flooring
Install Date: June 2011
Square Footage: 4,000 Sq Ft
Product Choice: Sport Mat
Earthstone Beige - Square Cut

When Joel Reimer, of Reimer Bros. Trucking Ltd. was consulting with his flooring dealer about a suitable flooring product for their brand new office he was directed towards using a modular vinyl product, but they weren’t happy that it showed dust and foot traffic. Then, one of their employees suggested that they contact Dinoflex. Rubber flooring was a solution they hadn’t considered.

Being located only a short distance away from the manufacturing facility, a visit was planned to view color options, as well as to provide them the opportunity to see the flooring in an office environment and examine its performance. It didn’t take long for the acoustic qualities, ease of rolling chairs and the color options to catch their attention.

Due to the nature of their business, there were concerns about keeping the floor clean. Reimer Bros. Trucking Ltd. has a maintenance shop attached to the office building and operates a large fleet of highway trucks that can see upwards of 50 truck drivers coming into the office on a daily basis. Once they were shown the Dinoflex plant lunch room, which is exposed to heavy foot traffic, they had made their decision of which product to go with.

Location: Calgary, AB
Description: Multipurpose Facility
Install Date: Started in 2002, with orders following
Product Choice: Sport Mat & Evolution Commercial Flooring

The relationship between Springbank Park and Dinoflex began in March 2002 when the facility was looking for a flooring surface that was durable, long lasting and skate resistant for it’s two ice arenas and lobby area. At that time, our 30 per cent Grey Sport Mat Tiles were chosen with the facility’s logo and inlaid with custom colors depicting the four seasons. The staff and management at Springbank were so pleased with the initial product performance that Dinoflex Recycled Rubber Tiles continued to be the first choice for flooring.

Dinoflex surfaces can be found in the lobby, the two ice surface arenas, curling rink, cafeteria, locker rooms, a fitness room, a dry land training area, several offices, a preschool and corridors of the facility. When the special hockey dry land training area was requested, Dinoflex worked with the architect and designer to produce a simulated regulation size hockey rink using Evolution tiles complete with logo inlays for goal areas, face off circles and lines. Evolution Tile was also used in the cafeteria.

The sound reducing properties of the recycled rubber flooring help restrict noise associated with the scraping of chairs and shuffling of feet. The tiles are also stain and scratch resistant, an important characteristic for this room. Using a variety of color blends, Evolution was installed in the corridors and locker rooms. The low maintenance floor can be vacuumed and damp mopped or cleaned with commercial equipment if required but no harsh chemicals or waxing are needed.

Building Type: Commercial Industrial
Location: Burnaby, BC
Architect: Omicron
Size: 84,000 Sq Ft
Installation Year: 2011
Type of Flooring: Evolution - Rainforest
Leed Rating: Minimum LEED Gold

As a producer of clean energy, BC Hydro continues to focus on the environment and sustainability, important values for a Provincial Crown Corporation. On the list of environmentally conscious products found within the Horne Payne Building is Dinoflex’s Evolution Rubber Tile. In total approx 25,000 square feet of recycled rubber tile was installed in various areas throughout the building. Some of these include the lunch rooms, offices, corridors and locker rooms.

Designed with long term efficiency and flexibility, the Horne Payne Building incorporates many green attributes including the installation of both solar hot water and photovoltaic panels. A vegetative roof was designed to collect rainwater for the building’s non-potable water use; a further contribution to water conservation. The building was designed to Post Disaster Standards ensuring in the event of a major emergency, BC Hydro would be able to reliably and safely continue to provide power to the community. In addition to contributing to the building’s LEED qualification, the Evolution Rubber Tile by Dinoflex is aesthetically pleasing and sound absorbing, which creates a more comfortable working environment for the 100 plus employees at this facility. The recycled rubber flooring is slip resistant, stain resistant and is a low VOC emitting product, which means the employees will have a beautiful and safe floor for years to come.

The Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation
Architect: CEI Architecture
Location: Penticton, British Columbia
Description: Okanagan College Campus
College Campus Product Choice: Dinoflex Custom Evolution

Dinoflex recycled rubber flooring can be found in one of Canada’s most environmentally responsible and sustainable facilities. The Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation, located at the Penticton campus of Okanagan College, was designed and built to target the strict guidelines of the Living Building Challenge, considered a step up from a LEED Platinum designation.

Under the direction of CEI Architecture, the design team targeted the tough goals of the Living Building Challenge, but not without some difficulties, especially when choosing appropriate flooring. One of the most important goals was to use materials that are deemed sustainable. For flooring, the most significant criterion is that it does not contain PVC. Another challenge was to incorporate the most efficient means of heating the building. By using a combination of polished concrete flooring, epoxy and Dinoflex products, this challenge was met head on.

This project is a highlight for the CEI team as it is to be used as a teaching institute to educate upcoming builders and trades professionals on the most advanced sustainable products and processes available. The installation of the product, the maintenance of the tiles and the tough, durable aspects of the Dinoflex floor, make it easy for CEI’s Project manager, Robert Parlane, to recommend Dinoflex again.

York Hospital
Play It Safe! Playground Tiles: By Dinoflex
Building Type: Hospital
Location: York, PA
Type of Installation: Playground
Product Used: Playground Tile
Color: Terracotta Red

Anticipating the arrival of Spring and the children that would follow, the Engineering Department at York Hospital in Pennsylvania prepared to replace the rotting wood chips in the hospital’s playground. Fred Way, the Head of Engineering, decided it was a good opportunity to consider alternative surface materials to address the costly annual maintenance, as well as the safety issues they had been experiencing. Children were eating the wood chips, which evidently are difficult and painful to digest, and the wood chips were pushed around the playground causing low spots, removing the protection in those areas.

The team evaluated a number of surface options including rubber mulch and various types of outdoor tiles. The rubber mulch would last longer than the wood but it was small enough that it could be eaten and it would still move around, allowing low spots and exposed ground. At last, the engineering team concluded that Playground Tiles from Dinoflex would be the solution to solve all of their safety and maintenance concerns.

Working with Playground tiles for the first time, the installation team from Worden and Shewell put tiles in place in only a day and a half. “It was a really nice product to use, and the ease of the installation was key”, stated installer Brian Mummert. In less than two days, Fred Way was able to re-open the playground that was now safe, more attractive and would not have to be replaced for many years to come.

Focus on Dinoflex
Rubber Floors - The Surprisingly Sustainable Choice
Location Mentioned: Light House Resource Centre
Location Mentioned: Omicron Architecture Office
Product Choice: Evolution Commercial Flooring

At first glance, the concept of utilizing rubber for flooring may not evoke thoughts of eco-sensitivity. Fortunately, rubber is increasing in value as a recycled product. After rubber tires are ground up, the resulting rubber crumb is shipped to Salmon Arm, the home of Dinoflex Group, where it is converted to a series of sustainable flooring products for home, commercial and institutional use. A BC success story, Dinoflex was founded in 1989 on the principle of environmental stewardship.

Doing their bit to reduce the mountains of old tires, Dinoflex takes what would otherwise be an environmental disaster and converts it into a product which contributes towards LEED credits for green construction projects. Walk into the 1,300 square foot Light House Resource Centre, and the first thing you’ll notice is the Dinoflex Evolution Commercial Floor, made from over 70 car tires. A standard car tire yields enough rubber to make 11.5 square feet of 8mm rubber flooring.

Dinoflex flooring has a wide range of accent colors, and can incorporate logos and other specialized designs. The LHRC uses readily portable Dinoflex floor tiles consumer and trade show displays. The tiles can be redistributed periodically to ensure even wear throughout. Their reversible nature means that damage to one surface need not necessitate exchanging the entire piece. When the flooring is scheduled to be replaced, it’s sent back to Dinoflex for recycling.

Rubber Floors - The Surprisingly Sustainable Choice
Location Mentioned: Light House Resource Centre
Location Mentioned: Omicron Architecture Office
Product Choice: Evolution Commercial Flooring

At first glance, the concept of utilizing rubber for flooring may not evoke thoughts of eco-sensitivity. Fortunately, rubber is increasing in value as a recycled product. After rubber tires are ground up, the resulting rubber crumb is shipped to Salmon Arm, the home of Dinoflex Group, where it is converted to a series of sustainable flooring products for home, commercial and institutional use. A BC success story, Dinoflex was founded in 1989 on the principle of environmental stewardship.

Doing their bit to reduce the mountains of old tires, Dinoflex takes what would otherwise be an environmental disaster and converts it into a product which contributes towards LEED credits for green construction projects. Walk into the 1,300 square foot Light House Resource Centre, and the first thing you’ll notice is the Dinoflex Evolution Commercial Floor, made from over 70 car tires. A standard car tire yields enough rubber to make 11.5 square feet of 8mm rubber flooring.

Dinoflex flooring has a wide range of accent colors, and can incorporate logos and other specialized designs. The LHRC uses readily portable Dinoflex floor tiles consumer and trade show displays. The tiles can be redistributed periodically to ensure even wear throughout. Their reversible nature means that damage to one surface need not necessitate exchanging the entire piece. When the flooring is scheduled to be replaced, it’s sent back to Dinoflex for recycling.

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