Franklin & Marshall – the thirteenth oldest institution of higher education in the United States – boasts a robust NCAA Division III athletic program that fields 27 teams. Despite the health of the athletics program, the Franklin & Marshall Locker Rooms used by the football and lacrosse teams were hardly desirable.
Built in 1961 as part of the Mayser Physical Education Center, the locker rooms featured an outdated epoxy floor, which was less than ideal for athletes. F&M turned to Regupol America for initiative, choosing Regupol® Aktiv™ for its revolutionary high performance. Made of 65% post-consumer recycled tire rubber and 35% post-industrial EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber, the product provides high durability and extreme shock absorption.
Regupol Aktiv achieves color through a mixture of the black recycled rubber and the colored EPDM, in this case “Devil Blue.” Though the recycled content makes up the majority of the material, the floor presents the optical illusion of appearing more blue than black. The surface covers a total of 2,100 square feet and includes a 6’ x 16’ custom cut logo proudly displaying F&M’s team name – the Diplomats. Thanks to Regupol America, the project was completed in time for the floor to receive the full brunt impact of the upcoming football season.