New FIBA Basketball Court Markings on Granwood Floor Norfolk
We are often asked by schools, leisure centres and community halls to remove old basketball lines and repaint with new FIBA basketball court markings. The changes were originally made in 2010 with FIBA adopting the competition standard lines used in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the U.S.A.
Due to the cost of sanding a whole floor, which in the case of a large hall can take up a sizeable amount of the annual budget, flooring companies needed to come up with a solution to comply with the new regulations with minimal cost to the customer but with a professional looking finish. The above pictures show two solutions we have found to be the best on a Granwood floor.
The first picture shows the old basketball lines. It shows the key in a trapezoid shape and the 3 point line 6.25m from the base line.
The second picture shows a full sand and re-court mark of the floor within the new FIBA basketball 3 point line. This is by far the cleanest option of the two as the area within the 3 point line becomes a feature. If the centre circle is sanded and re-marked at the same time it looks rather nice. It is necessary to also re-mark the other lines within the 3 point area so potentially the new lines might stand out against existing lines outside of the 3 point line. The new key is now rectangular, the 3 point line is now 6.75m from the base line and there is now a semicircle under the hoop called the no-charging semi-circle.
The third picture shows how only the old basketball lines were sanded out and the new FIBA basketball lines were painted as per FIBA instructions. This option is cheaper than the full sand of the 3 point area and also not all lines within the area need re-painting. This option is personal preference due to aesthetics.