Many people look forward to having a backyard basketball court. However, installing backyard basketball court tiles takes time, and it’s important to follow certain steps to make sure that you can enjoy the sport as much as possible and reduce the probability of accidents.
The installation process is similar for all tiles for backyard basketball courts. However, some brands make the process easier than others.
Today, we will tell you how you can install backyard basketball court tiles in easy steps. It depends on the methodology and sequence of the particular tiles package you’ve purchased. However, generally speaking, the procedure is extremely easy.
Sports tiles are relatively uncomplicated to install. Whether you have multi-sport court flooring or regular backyard basketball court tiles, here is what you need to know regarding the installation process.
What do you need to install backyard basketball court tiles?
This installation project does not need too many tools or complicated steps. The materials needed are a measuring tape and a hand tamper – only if you have gravel sub-surface, and lumber or weed fabric.
In addition, you can also opt for buying a game line paint kit if the court flooring you possess is multi-sport. However, purchasing a pre-made basketball court kit is highly recommended, Wanhe Sport provides line painting services for customers, so you do not have to guess the correct measures and other factors for your backyard basketball court.
Backyard Basketball Court Tiles – DIY Installment Guide
If you’ve already gotten all the necessary materials and think you’re ready to get started, you can follow the steps described below to get started.
Preparing the subfloor
You should start by making sure that the subfloor in the area you would like to install the backyard basketball court tiles is appropriately leveled, stable, and solid. These requirements are necessary for both indoor and outdoor applications.
The ideal subfloor for basketball court flooring and any other sport court is concrete. However, not everyone has a concrete pad ready at home, so you may have to prepare the area before you can install the sport court tiles. Although it may be exhausting at first, it will be more beneficial for you in the long term.
If you possess access to an area with a concrete part or an asphalted area, make sure it has the following characteristics:
- It should not have cracks wider than half an inch, so the edges of each tile do not get caught.
- The area should have the right size for you to keep about a ¾” expansion gap on the court’s edges.
On the other hand, if you do not have access to concrete or asphalt, make sure the surface area you will use is stable and optimized for drainage.
Installing outdoor court flooring
Now, let’s begin the installation process.
- First, ensure that the surface is thoroughly dry, balanced, and clean.
- You should commence the process from one corner. Place the first tile making sure that the peg sides face outward while the looped sides face inward.
- You can connect the tiles by inserting the “pegs” into the loops of the next tile. Step on connecting the edges so you can “snap” them together.
- Continue around the perimeter until you form an L shape on both sides. Make sure to leave a ¾” gap between tiles and obstacles or walls so the tiles can expand and contract as the temperature changes.
- Fill the rest of the area once you finish both sides of the court.
- If you have edge pieces, you should begin placing them now that the area is complete. You should now start snapping the pegs into the next tile’s loops, as you did previously. You can also take advantage of their attachable loops for more security.
Of course, we have described general guidelines on how to install outdoor court flooring. Manufacturers have unique differences between their products. So, if you have doubts about how to install a particular type of flooring, please ensure to be in contact with the manufacturer to get to know all the details behind the installation process.