Aside from proper installation of your floors, gym floor maintenance is the most important thing you can do to ensure your floor lasts for decades. While you can rest assured that your gym floors are going to have some damage throughout their lives, you can help minimize costly repairs by having a gym floor maintenance plan in place. Taking care of your gym floors doesn’t need be difficult and by allowing Corlew and Perry to assist you, you can do what you do best…coach future generations of ball players. The lessons learned on these gym floors are lessons that will help later in life. Keep your gym floor in great shape with the right maintenance program.
What Can I Do To Keep My Gym Floor In Shape?
While most schools or churches don’t have a fully trained wood flooring crew, there are a few things you can do to help keep your floors in good shape. The first and most basic thing you can do is to keep your floor clean. This might seem simple, but it is often the most neglected thing when it comes to gym floor maintenance. Here are 4 simple tips you can use to keep your floors in good shape:
- Fluids on the Floor – Kids sweat, kids spit and other body oils eventually make it to the hardwoods. Most schools and churches can’t afford to buy an automatic scrubber which is a machine that applies cleaning solution, scrubs the floor then vacuums it up. If this is your case, be sure to mop the floor after major activity to keep those fluids from building up.
- Keep It Real – As much as possible, try to use as little chemicals on your floor as possible. Some of the chemicals and solvents used can actually damage the finish and even the wood itself. A simple mop with warm water will do wonders for your gym floors.
- No Dust Bunnies – One of the easiest and best things you can do is to remove dust from your gym floors. Be sure to use a microfiber dust mop on your floors. Microfiber dust mops, like those sold by companies like U-Line, will grab and hold dust and dirt with it’s looped microfibers. No cleaning spray is needed!
- Protect This House – There are several other things that can cause damage to your gym floors: chairs, metal & hard plastic casters, and certain types of equipment. Be sure you have a policy in place that limits the amount of contact your floors have with things that can damage them.
What Kind Of Floor Maintenance Program Do We Need?
There is no “one-size-fits-all” gym floor maintenance program. Each school or church is going to use their floors differently. The amount of traffic, the types of sports played and the different kinds of uses will dictate what sort of maintenance plan you will need. It can be as simple as a standard screen and recoat or something a little more intense like refinishing your gym floors. Give us a call today and we will come out and give you an accurate idea of what is the best option for your gym floors. Call Corlew and Perry today at (615) 832-0320!!