Here are our recommendations for wooden sports floor maintenance.
Wooden sports floors, whether that’s a school sports hall or gym floor, have lots of foot traffic and gym equipment that can cause damage to the floors.
Because of the high usage of these floors, wear and tear is inevitable.
Taking Preventative Measures
Before placing or setting anything up that could damage the wooden sports floor, such as weights and gym equipment, we recommend placing rubber mats down.
This will create a barrier that will help with shock absorption and denting the wood.
Read our blog on what the best flooring is for commercial gyms.
Clean Your Sports Hall Floor Regularly
Dirt, stones, and shoe marks are all regulars in a sports hall and gyms, however, these can all reduce the longevity of a floor if not cleaned.
After every day, sweep the floor to remove any debris that could cause scratches. Then thoroughly clean with a neutral wood floor cleaner and a flat mop. To finish, rinse with clean water.
Annual Sports Floor Maintenance
To keep your basketball courts, home gyms, commercial gyms, and fitness flooring clean and fresh, we recommend getting a wood floor maintenance package.
At Sussex Floor Restoration we can provide your establishment with a maintenance package to suit your needs, and that is also quick and cost-effective.
We understand that you need everything to be up and running as soon as possible, depending on the size of your space, we aim to get everything done in less than a day.
Our most common service is a lacquered finish. This includes deep-cleaning your floor and then cutting it back ready for a fresh coat of lacquer.
We use a light abrasive on the floor to remove small scratches and any marks, making your floor look brand new!
Our maintenance services will prolong the time needed before full restoration of up to 15 years.
If your wooden flooring has sustained a bit more damage than a few scratches, or it hasn’t been maintained properly, we also provide full wooden flooring restoration.
Please do get in touch with us for more information on our restoration service.
If your flooring has sports line markings, or you want to introduce this, this is also something we can do for you.
Self-adhesive tape or painted lines are the industry-standard way to mark most common play areas.
Sussex Floor Restoration can provide a sports line marking service for your hall – just give us a call!
Sussex Floor Restoration
For more information on our wooden gym floor services then please give a member of our friendly team a call on 01444 810505 and they would be happy to advise you on your gym flooring.