(WDEF) The official floor for the Final Four basketball games took a tour of the Scenic City Monday.
The Michigan-made portable basketball court makes several stops before its scheduled arrival in Atlanta on Friday.
This morning the Final Four Floor rolled into the University Center at UTC.
There, we caught up with the floor-maker.
He told us this type of basketball court floor is considered the safest.
John Prater of Prater's Athletic Flooring said, "Over 99% of all basketball floors in America are northern hard maple. It's because of the short growing season. The rings are tighter. It makes the wood more dense. That's what's known as hard rock maple."
The floor will also hit Mercer University, a sports store in Norcross, Georgia and Georgia State University before arriving at the Georgia Dome for assembly.
Prater's Athletic Flooring also made the court for the women's Final Four in New Orleans.