Over 90% of the gym floor installations that occur in the United States are done with hard woods. Some gym floors are built using synthetic materials, such as poured urethane, but hard wood gym floors are the standard in gyms across America. Far and away, the most important part of any gym floor installation is the wood used. Maple wood is the most popular choice of gym floors in the world. Beech wood is another, but less used option for gym floors. If you are not completely sure about which gym floor installation you should go with, we would love to visit with you and help you find the best option for your situation.
Maple wood has over 125 known species of wood and the majority of those are native to Asia. “Sugar” Maple, also known as “hard maple” is the wood most often used on gym floors and is the most popular species of Maple in the United States. It is also a popular option for bowling lanes, bowling pins, baseball bats, drum sticks, and yes…even syrup. Maple is also used in the construction of guitars. Corlew and Perry uses only the highest grade of maple in our gym floor installation process.
Once the gym floor installation is complete, it would be very wise to begin to think about a long term maintenance program for your floors. With proper maintenance done at the right intervals, your school or church can enjoy your gym floors for decades to come. When organizations neglect their floors, the cost of repairs can be much higher than a simple maintenance contract. Your new floors have been installed…now help protect those floors with a gym floor maintenance program from Corlew and Perry.
We realize customers have more options then ever on who they want to use on their gym floors. At Corlew and Perry, we have worked with Charlie Fyke, of Fyke Flooring to install over 500 wooden gym floors over the course of the last 5 decades. After his passing, Corlew and Perry continues to carry his fantastic legacy of installing gym floors in Middle Tennessee. You can trust your gym floors us!!
If you need a quote on getting a brand new gym floor installed at your school or church, contact Corlew and Perry today!!