Built for competition, perfect for fun.

Switch® synthetic lanes are easy to maintain, durable and available in a range of finishes.

Made by the world’s leading laminate manufacturer, Abet Laminati, Switch® offers a wide variety of lane designs that will make your traditional lanes a thing of the past. Make the switch to an exciting lane design. Choose from a range of geometrical shapes and colours that will surely keep your customers coming back for more.

Our lanes have high-impact resistance to wear and tear as well as to chemical and organic solvents. Switch® synthetic lanes and pin decks are USBC approved.

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Own World

Add a special touch to your centre when the lights go out! Our Matrix and Stargate lanes are black-light responsive and perfect for some spectacular bowling.

Lane composition

Switch® lanes are made of a 10 mm thick laminate that is EN 438 and ISO 4586 compliant. Heavy paper sheets are impregnated with thermosetting resins then subjected to the combined action of pressure (9MPa) and heat (150°C – 302°F) in special presses to bond into a high pressure laminate (HPL) panel. The product meets requirements set by Switch® and the USBC.

Switch® lanes have excellent:

  • Self-supporting properties
  • Dimensional stability and flatness
  • Resistance to impact, scuffing and scratching
  • Tolerance to fluids, including chemical and organic solvents
  • Flame retardancy

Space requirements

At the design stage, the area where bowling area requires a clear span and a ceiling height of at least 3.05 metres. Moreover, because bowling centres require specific heating, air-conditioning and electrical specifications, we highly recommend discussing technical specifications with a professional in the bowling sector prior to construction.

The size of the bowling area is determined by the number of lanes you are intending to install. You should then decide what other facilities you would like to provide, such as: a reception area, lockers, a snack bar, cafeteria, children’s area, amusement machines, billiards and meeting rooms.

Additional space is required for service aisles on each side of the bowling lanes, and a clear service passage (1.50m is recommended) behind the pinsetters. Finally add a minimum of 4.0m for a standard bowlers’ seating area.