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Sports court tile installation

Instructions how to install sports court tile flooring yourself, DIY sports court installation

Sports+ is a suspended tile surface attached together with a special latching mechanism that snaps together easily. If you want to install sports court tiles yourself, please follow the guidelines below to ensure a a trouble-free installation, and to extend the life of your product.

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Base layer


Over concrete base

Suitable for Pickleball court, tennis court, basketball court and shuffleboard court.


Over compacted 0-¾ stone base

Suitable for basketball court and shuffleboard court only.

Things to know

About the game tile

A Sports+ GAME court is made up of tiles, each measuring 10.13” square. These tiles are connected by a simple, but precise interlocking mechanism. The picture shows the post side and the receiver sides of the tile.


Sports+ tile is a polypropylene plastic floor, which expands and
contracts with temperature changes. A 100’ floor can expand 2” on both sides lengthwise when the weather warms up to 100°F (37°C).

For this reason, it is important that the tile be trimmed at least 1/2” from any stationary object such as a goal post or fence post.

Subsurface preparation

It is important that the surface of the substructure enables the Sports+ Game tiles to expand and contract. Asphalt, being oil based and rough, is inherently slippery and makes a very good subsurface, as well as a rough (medium broom) cement finish. If the tiles expand without being able to slide, it will start to buckle in various portions of your court.

Sports+ Game tiles can be laid over structural cracks (no wider than 1/2”) in the subsurface. Sharp cracks should be facetted or rounded so that the ball bounce is consistent and the tiles don’t “catch” when the floor expands and contracts.

Before you begin

1. Review your packing slip and verify all materials are included and have not incurred any damage during shipping.

2. Review your custom, numbered court layout document found in your Sports+ Installation Packet.

3. Confirm your base is ready for court tile installation and relocate your pallets to the install site.

4. Unpack your tile pallets, remove and discard the plastic and cardboard wraps.

Sports court tiles installation steps

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Step 1

The easiest way to install Sports+ GAME tile is to start in one corner with the post end of the tiles facing to the right and down; or in a more
basic description “pointing towards the corner”. Locate Panel #1 on
your diagram and find panel #1 of your tile and simply lay the tile
into place.

Do not snap your tile together on this step. Lay each panel of tile
next to each other until your court is fully laid out. You will snap your tiles together in Step 4.

Step 2

Locate Panel #2 and lay into place, continuing in numerical order
moving across your diagram until all panels are in place.

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Step 3

Step back and visually inspect to ensure sure your sections are in
their proper place. Make sure the basketball lane lines up with your
goal, as well with any tennis lines, logos and other lines matching
your diagram, etc.

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Step 4

Snap your tiles together. Starting with #1 and move across your court
in the same order you laid the tiles down. By gently stepping on the seams, starting at one corner, the post ends are pressed into the
receiver ends for a strong hold.


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Step 5

For courts 30' X 30' and smaller only

Secure ONE edge of your court. See PDF for instructions on anchoring tile to subsurface.

Step 6

Install your ramps and corner pieces. You will have 2 types of ramps, a receiver end and post end, and 4 corner pieces.

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Step 7

Remove all the numbered stickers and enjoy your new Sports+ court!

Trimming, anchoring, cleaning

For more information about trimming the tiles to fit, about anchoring the tiles to the subsurface, and about cleaning, care and maintenance, please download the detailed PDF.

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Printable instructions

Download this installation instruction PDF for printing or keeping