Gym Floor Maintenance

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Gym Floor Maintenance Specialists

Gym floor maintenance is a major part of a sports facilities budget. However, one can shrink this overall expense by teaming up with Quality Hardwood Floors (QHF). This is because our proven record reduces the need for increased staffing and utilizes wholesale pricing on gym floor finish and supplies.

In effect, QHF repairs and refinishes hundreds of gym floor each year. Our pros are here to help answer all of your hardwood sports floor questions. QHF’s most important goal is maintain the performance and safety of your sports floors. By doing so, QHF puts your team back on the floor!

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For 26+ years our staff has put the customer first. We’re here to answer any of your gym flooring questions and concerns.

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Any materials that we use during the execution of the services meet the highest levels of world certification.

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Gym Floor Maintenance: Scrub and Coat

Refinishing, or scrub and coat, services provide a cost effective solution to ensure the best possible gym floor appearance and performance. Gym floors should be refinished every year in fact. QHF uses proven methods, high quality supplies and the latest refinishing equipment on every job. 

To begin, QHF lightly sands the top layer of finish to remove unsightly marks. At this the point all dust and debris is removed and game markings are touched up if needed. Again the entire surface is tacked to remove any fine dust.  Finally, a new top-finish is applied in an even coat.  The end result improves performance and overall shiny look of your gym floor.

The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) suggests most gym floors should be recoated annually. Many school districts agree in this instance. In fact, QHF customers schedule annual refinishing after new installs or sand-downs. 

Gym Floor Maintenance: Sand | Paint | Finish

Every once in a while, even the most cared for hardwood floor will require what QHF calls a “sand-down”.  Resurfacing a gym’s hardwood can return an older gym surface to “like-new” conditions and improve performance.

Some reasons to sand your gym floor include:

  • Finish Peeling/Chipping/Flaking
  • Water Damage
  • Change in School Logo or Color

The QHF Pros remove existing finish and game-lines resulting in bare-wood during the “sand-down”. This allows QHF to inspect the gym floor for any damaged boards or areas on the playing surface and subfloor. Next the gym floor is lightly sanded again to ensure all minor dents or scratches are removed. Once the floor is sanded and vacuumed, the sanding process is completed by sealing, painting and finishing. 

It is recommended to sand your gym floor down to bare wood every 8-12 years. The MFMA recommends no more than 6 total sand-downs for the approximate 75-year lifetime of a gym floor. This is said if all possible pitfalls are avoided.

Quality Hardwood Floors, Inc. helps achieve the best look for your hardwood sports floor. For instance, click here to see some of our latest sand, paint and finish projects.

Install & Design

New Floor Installs

There are numerous reasons for requiring a new gym floor install, including: new construction, age, or performing a water-damaged gym floor repair.  In the event of a new install, Quality Hardwood Floors sources the highest quality wood available for gym floors . Additionally, our employees are highly trained in the installation process.

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Court Layout Design

New installs, gym floor repairs and routine sanding all result in a bare-wood floor.  In some cases, gyms request to repaint game-markings as before. Conversely, other gyms take this opportunity to update gym floor graphics (logos, lettering, etc.) and updated game markings.

The QHF production team always sends a proof of proposed game markings and graphics for approval before painting. Do you want to preview your school’s new logo and lettering on your new court layout? Send all graphics  Ensure custom logos and lettering are in vector format when submitting to our team for layouts.

Gym Floor Maintenance: Repairs

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Hardwood gym flooring is the typical choice for competition performance in basketball, volleyball, pickleball, etc. Gym flooring systems provide shock absorption, excellent ball bounce and safe traction characteristics.  Thus, athletes rely on excellent gym floor performance for fast-play and joint (knee, ankle, etc) safety. 

To clarify, protect and prepare for the many hardwood-horrors that affect gym floors:

  • Water Damage (HVAC Leak, Busted Pipes or Natural Disaster)
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Heavy/Negligent: Use/Abuse
  • Termites
  • Irregular/Poor Maintenance

Our certified professionals  have seen, and successfully repaired, many types of hardwood floor damage. One of the above tragedies will occur over the life of a gym floor With this in mind, maintain peak performance and safety by contacting the QHF pros at the first sign of trouble. 

The QHF team will be able to provide immediate advice while on our way to assess your damage for free. So do not hesitate to contact us today!

Use only Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certified (IICRC) Water Damage Restoration Technicians.