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  • 12.04.2024

    Meet The Team! Get to know our Sports Specialist Wayne

    GERFLOR Meet The Team Wayne

    At Gerflor we like to add that personal touch.... Get to know the members of our team by finding more about their role, their favourite products and what they like to do in their spare time. This week get to know Wayne!


    “Hi…I am Wayne Andrews, and I am a one of the Key Account Managers for Sports flooring for Gerflor UK and Ireland.”


    What do you like about your role and the sector you work in?

    "I really enjoy working for a world leading indoor sports flooring manufacturer, as well as being part of a highly professional and competent team. I am extremely passionate about making sure standards and guidance are met by all architects and that end users are provided with the correct specification for ever individual sports project, which can vary depending on the facility and its usage within the education and leisure markets. I also really like the collaboration and trust I have with my colleagues across our business, to provide the specification industry with the most technologically advanced solutions. Gerflor’ s Olympic pedigree brand ‘Taraflex®’ is internationally acclaimed and it goes above and beyond many other sports floors available in the marketplace. With outstanding life cycle cost benefits, as well as its superior technical performance for impact protection & shock absorption,  it really is a game changer for all end users, especially for children and older people who enjoy participating regularly in variety of exercise and sports."


    What challenges are driving the Education, Fitness, Sports & Leisure sectors?

    "I would certainly comment that adequate funding to invest in updating education buildings, has been a big obstacle for many schools that I come across, especially those that are self-funded. This is a worrying factor, as there are still schools with sports floors down, which might not comply with current standards and are unsafe for pupils of all ages. One of the challenges within education sector, is the end user’s perception and desire for a sports floor which may be driven by tradition, this can potentially lead to a mis-specified sports floor, which can invariably be costly to the facility, this might not be fully understood until a full consultation takes place with the school. I have also found in the leisure sector, especially council funded facilities, they are struggling to keep open, which is a worrying factor for local communities and the general health of population. With Fitness areas, it can be challenging, sometimes, to ensure that the correct sports floor is installed, depending on the application and the equipment used in that designated area, but rest assured Gerflor have a variety of affordable solutions for all their needs."


    What are your favourite Gerflor solutions and why?

    "The Taraflex® sports solutions, are my favourites and are well known worldwide.  Our new Taraflex SL (Sustainable Looselay) offer provides huge sustainability benefits, with no need for adhesives and are perfect for a fast refurbishment. Our Taraflex® Subflex Systems are also high-quality solutions that meet the guidance requirements set out by Department for Education (DfE). And no surprise. ’Power Game+’ from Sport Court’ is also another personal choice, as this unique outdoor PVC tile makes the most of transforming spaces quickly and efficiently for all existing facilities. The patented, interlocking tiles easily overlay outdated concrete, asphalt and acrylic surfaces, so that customers can repurpose under-utilised courts and free up space for more sports and recreational programs. Good news, also available in a wide range of vibrant colours, and are guaranteed to keep their good looks for many years to come, with minimal maintenance. Everything has evolved, and now as a combined business, the Gerflor & Gradus brands have an even wider portfolio of advanced building interior products, that are backed by strong values and guided by an expert team. It’s fundamental working with a company, which provides clients with more choice, with a fusion of products and services for all areas of their construction projects."


    What do you like doing in your spare time?

    "I am a member of a local spa (so yes… I enjoy pampering and I won’t deny it!) and I regularly like to swim to keep that weight off! I love relaxing, and I am a keen golfer and member of a local golf club and have been so for many years. I am a very competitive person since being young, especially when it comes to playing and watching sports. I follow most sports including golf, football, rugby league and union, cricket, tennis, and most Olympic sports. I also like to take plenty of walks in the countryside and of course…eating good food when I am out (hence why I swim a lot!), as well as cooking at home (maybe I am not as good as the professionals...but you never know… one day you might see me on ‘MasterChef’…I can but hope!)"


    If you need specification advice for Sports solutions, then contact Wayne today.

    Email at or give him a call on 07778678560.