Traction Top


Our TRACTION TOP “structural spray wearing course” is designed to rejuvenate our ACTION TRACK 100, 200 and 300 track surfaces. Industry standards have proven that base mat/structural spray type polyurethane surfaces have an average service life of 6-8 years before repair and resurfacing should be considered. A quality repair and resurfacing with TRACTION TOP will preserve valuable performance characteristics and extend the life of your facility.

Environmentally friendly TRACTION TOP water based structural spray is now a popular option.

System Characteristics:

Resilient: Retains resiliency over wide range of temperatures

Fast and Safe: Greater energy return for speed – consistent shock absorption qualities for safe, injury free training

Durable: Water drains through surface eliminating slick spots. The system “breathes” to allow moisture to escape. Tailored and textured to provide friction in all conditions. Added protection against harmful effects of ultra violet light

Colored: Black and Red standard – Blue, Green and other special colors upcharge

Eco Friendly: Traction Top “water based” structural spray is optional at additional cost

Renewable: Extends the average service life of a facility multiple times

Technical Specifications

1. Purpose:
The intent of this specification is to provide a guideline for the improvement of a previously prepared sound polyurethane running track.  Traction Top is a structural spray wearing course (spray layer system) consisting of Polyurethane Bound EPDM Rubber Particles and Liquid Polyurethane Structural Spray, which is specifically designed to rejuvenate existing Action Track 100, 200 and 300 track surfaces.

2. Scope:
The work covered by this specification consists of furnishing all labor, equipment, materials and performance of all operations in connection with the installation of surface on track and field events. This includes all operations in connection with the necessary base mat repairs and the installation of the structural spray layers to the surface of the track proper and field events.

3. Materials:

  • Polyurethane Primer
  • SBR and/or EPDM Rubber Granulate, 1 to 3mm blended with Clear Polyurethane Binder for base mat repair purposes
  • Polyurethane Caulk
  • EPDM Pigmented Spray Layer Rubber Granulated, .5 to 1.5mm
  • Pigmented Polyurethane Spray layer binder
  • Polyurethane Line Marking Paint

4. Surface Preparation:

  • Remove all mildew, soil and any other surface debris (Power washing may be required)
  • Repair all splits, cracks and surface separations with liquid binder and rubber particles or compatible polyurethane caulk.
  • Removal and replace all damaged and/or delaminated areas of the existing resilient base mat.

5. Procedure:
Polyurethane Primer may be required in cases where extreme surface oxidation or contamination is present. Polyurethane Primer is applied at a minimum rate of .3 lbs per square yard.

The entire area will receive two structural spray layers consisting of 60% Pigmented Polyurethane Structural  Spray Binder and 40% EPDM Pigmented Rubber Spray Layer Granulate. Each spray layer shall be applied at a rate not less than 1.8 lbs per square yard, for a total spray layer coverage of not less than 3.6 lbs per square yard for the two spray layers. (Note: Action Track 300 will require a total of 3.0 lbs per square yard)

6. Minimum Physical Properties Of The Surface:

  • Abrasion Resistance (ASTM D501): 0.25 TO 0.425 grams loss after 1000 cycles
  • Chalking (ASTM D822): No charge after 1000 hours in weatherometer or 45 days exposure to elements
  • Coefficient of Friction (ASTM D1 894): Dry- 0.70 to 0.75 • Wet- 0.80 to 0.95
  • Resilience (ASTM D2632): 37 TO 44%
  • Tear Resistance (ASTM D624): 50 TO 75 PSI

7. Line Markings:
The measurements and markings of the lines and events shall be performed according to the recommendations of Copeland Coating Company, Inc. and/or in accordance with the appropriate governing body (ie. NFHSA, NCAA, IAAF). The line marking paints used shall be compatible with the polyurethane surface as recommended by Copeland Coating Company, Inc.

8.Colors Available:
Black and red standard. Blue, Green and other special colors, upcharge.

Photo Gallery

Imagine installing a product as friendly to install as an asphalt based beautifier with a lot of the same strengths as a coal tar based sealer.   Action-Pave LP Base Sealer
In this installment, Copeland provided USTA Eastern a step-by-step view of a recent court repair and resurfacing project at Katonah Memorial Park in Katonah, NY. Please check out the PDF of the full article!

LBMC has been a satisfied customer of Copeland Coating for
over 20 years

The service is both reliable and timely

Copeland Coating is synonymous with playing services
in Wayne County Camping

Dan Kagan Bryn Mawr Camp

Just a quick note to thank you once again for the terrific job you did with our courts this spring. Over the past 15 years we have enjoyed the relationship with you and Copeland Coating, and have come to trust your judgement and expertise. You have always communicated timely with us, finished your work ahead of schedule, and the quality of work is impeccable.

We look forward to many more years together – see you at Tri-State.

Mark Newfield Owner/Director, Iroquois Springs

Camp Starlight has been dealing with Copeland Coating for many years. We have used Copeland for all of our sports courts including tennis, basketball, and gymnasium surfaces. The work has always been of a very high quality and they have always been very responsive to any of our requests. Even in times of inclement weather Copeland has always worked overtime to get the job completed on schedule. I would have no hesitation in recommending Copeland Coating to any camp.

David Miller Starlight Camp

I would like it to be known that Copeland Coating is a wonderful company to do business with. I am the Head Tennis Coach at Bard College and have had dealings with Copeland in the person of Steve Puzio over these past 20 years. We have used Copeland as our “got to” company for all our court needs. Our six courts have been resurfaced twice. Steve was involved personally from start to completion both times. He came first to advise and determine our needs, followed by a quote.

He made himself accessible always and we eagerly walked the job after the courts dried to insure our total satisfaction. Copeland allowed us to commit to an acceptable time frame for the job. We were always treated respectfully and fairly. Their many years of experience proved invaluable as their advice was always “spot on”. I feel that they are the best in the business. I am sure you will agree.

Bard College

Over the past 20 years our camps have worked with Copeland Coating to meet our surfacing needs. Steve and the team at Copeland have consistently exceeded expectation in helping to recondition our sport courts and to build new facilities including our hockey rink and tennis courts. I highly recommend them and look forward to working with Copeland in the future.

Marc Honigfeld Trail's End Camp

Island Lake has employed Copeland Coating for over 25 years.
We have found them to be professional and a quality provider of court
surfacing. They are consistently on time and perform as expected. We wouldn’t
look anywhere else for this service.

Matt Stoltz Island Lake Camp

Copeland Coating Company has been Schodack Schools preferred pavement coating Systems Company for over 20 years. Copeland has continued to support the school in proper care of the coating, repair and budgeting. Copeland provides durable long lasting coatings professionally installed and supported for the life of the project.

Schodack Schools

Whenever there is any court resurfacing, repair or painting the only company I have ever used is Copeland Coating. I have found them to reliable, professional and reasonable with regards to pricing.

Fred & Ross Moskowitz Camp Westmont

Copeland coating goes the extra coating when it comes to great customer service. For 12 years it’s been a straight set victory for our member tennis courts!


Copeland Coating has been resurfacing tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts at Camp Scatico for more than 25 summers. They’ve completed every project on time and on budget. What more can you ask for?

Scatico Camp