of The Final Floor Co. worked in late August to complete installation of the
Malabar gym floor.
Mansfield Senior High’s home basketball games against the Madison Rams on Friday, Dec. 7, will be played on the new gym floor at Malabar Intermediate School.
The Tyger freshmen
will play at 4:30 p.m., followed by the junior varsity and varsity games.
of the floor, which began soon after school was out in May, was done by The
Final Floor of Sugar Grove, Ohio. The contract for the work was $126,572.
hardwood replaced the original gym floor installed when Malabar was built as a
high school in 1962. Steam pipes which ran beneath the old floor had
contributed to humidity and buckling of the old floor.
operations manager Bob Booth said those pipes are no longer operational. The
new floor also has a vapor barrier beneath it, rubber strips between the
plywood base and the hardwood.
A $159,982 contract for the gym’s new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system was awarded to Gardiner Service Co. of Solon, Ohio.