At Courtship Flooring, we are a professional sports hall line marking company. If you’re looking to refurbish your sports hall flooring, it’s worth thinking about refreshing your line-markings. But what are line-markings and why are they so important? Keep reading to find out!

What are sports hall line markings?

Sports hall line markings are used to map out the sports hall for specific sports. They’re designed for each sport to align with rules and regulations, making the game run more smoothly. Players can easily see each aspect of the court/field, supporting ease of gameplay. Every set of sports line markings is designed to adhere to sporting regulations, meaning they should be consistent across sports halls.

They are installed using professional, specialist paints. These paints can last on the sports hall’s surface for 5-7 years, making them extremely durable. It can be a complex job to measure the court and install the line markings correctly, so it’s important to have this job carried out by a professional. Sports line-markings should be carefully planned out, so as not to run over each other or be too close to distinguish between them. Multiple sports will likely be accommodated, so it is extremely important to be able to distinguish between them. 

Why are sports hall line-markings important?

Line markings not only make it easier for players to play their sport, but they’re also crucial for professional sporting events. If the sports markings are incorrect, this could impact your venue’s ability to hold professional matches. This is because court regulations are set by the governing bodies of sport and Sport England. These regulations ensure the sport is played fairly, and correct line-markings are a huge factor in this. 

What are the different types of line markings?

There is a different set of line markings for each sport. This is because different sports have different rules and boundaries. Think that could get confusing with multiple sets on one court? Not to worry, different colours are used for each sport to distinguish between them! The different colours are as follows:

  • Black (basketball)
  • Yellow (tennis)
  • Red (netball)
  • Green (volleyball)
  • Orange (cricket)
  • White (fencing/badminton)
  • Blue (hockey)

Of course, this can differ from court to court, but these are the typical colours used for each sport. Colours can be altered to not repeat, or just based on personal preference – the choice is yours! It does make it easier for players, however, to maintain colour consistency. 

Want a more personalised touch? Courtship Flooring can include bespoke requests in your line painting. This includes painting your sports or club logo in the centre circle (or wherever you desire). We will do our best to accommodate any visual alterations you request.

Why should you have your sports hall floor refurbished?

Why might you choose to have your sports hall floor refurbished? Over time, sports hall flooring can become worn from years of constant use. The build-up of dirt and debris can also negatively impact the surface of your floor. Scratches and damage can affect the friction rating of the floor, which can be potentially dangerous if left untreated. It’s important to maintain the safety of your sports hall floor, or you could be liable for any injuries caused by incorrect maintenance

You may also want to refurbish your sports hall floor for cosmetic reasons. This could include replacing the line-markings. If you have a wooden sports hall floor, we can strip back the top layer of the wood through a process called floor sanding. Floor sanding removes any imperfections in the wood, creating a brand new, smooth surface. New line markings can then be painted, creating the overall desired look for your floor. Other sports hall floor materials can be refurbished to create a brand new cosmetic look, get in touch with us to discuss your options!

Interested in our services? Courtship Flooring has your sports hall flooring needs covered, chat with our team to find out what we can do for you! Give us a call on 01823 674562 or visit our contact page.