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, court lining and finishing.
In the best case scenario, with regular maintenance, it is recommended to sand your gym floor down to bare wood every 8-12 years. If all possible pitfalls are avoided, MFMA recommends no more than 6 total sand-downs for the approximate 75-year lifetime of a gym floor.
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