Typically Northern Hard Maple. Grades usually 3rd & better, 2nd & better, or 1st Grade Maple. Thickness is either 1/2", 25/32", or 33/32 by 2-1/4".
Probably the most common selected for a high school court is 25/32" and 2nd & Better grade.
Simply because the maple wood surface more likely to reduce injury due to
It's shock absorbing make-up.
Not sure - but it looks like Oak. Most basketball courts are Maple.
I believe that maple is the most common.
No, they are usually hard wood. They use wax to condition and clean the wood floors.
The difference is what's under it. Basketball floors are "sprung" wood floors - they'll move up and down with the athletes to cut down on leg injuries. Home wood floors are solidly connected to the underlayment.
If the floor is made of wood, yes.They spread to anything made of wood, hence the name.
Because it is slicker and the ball will bounce better on the court.
A floor made out of wood.
i have no idea