We installed 200m² of Svalbard Sublime Oak in Amsterdam and invited two roller derby teams to go ahead and challenge one another to a thrilling game on this Pergo surface. The two teams squared off on the Wood Parquet without mercy, submitting it to conditions of heavy use.
Pergo’s Wood Parquet put to the test
In roller derby, two teams of five members roller-skate counterclockwise around a track. In a series of short match-ups, each team designates one member – the jammer – to score points by lapping members of the opposing team. Both teams attempt to hinder the opposing jammer while assisting their own
Things can get pretty heated in roller derby: skaters reach speeds of up to 19 kilometers an hour and are not afraid of making physical contact. Also, their crowd of supporters tend to get completely absorbed in the game, spilling food and drinks everywhere. In short, roller derby offered the perfect conditions to see whether Pergo’s Wood Parquet floors could withstand the impact of high speed and shocks, as well as a crowd of excited fans.
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