Gym Floor Maintenance

 

DAILY CARE

SWEEPING THE FLOOR
Sweep your floor daily with a dry dust mop. Floors with heavy use should be dust mopped up to three times a day.

SPILLAGE/SPOTS/STAINS
Wipe liquid spills and water from the floor immediately with a thoroughly wrung soft cloth.

NEVER
Shut down the ventilating system in your facility for a prolonged period of time.

HUMIDITY AND VENTILATION
Since all wood flooring will expand and contract as relative humidity varies, it is important to minimize extremes between low and high. Hardwood flooring is manufactured at moisture content most compatible with a 35%-50% relative humidity range.

Geographical regions and available mechanicals determined the typical range of temperature and humidity for each facility. Maintaining a 15% fluctuation between highest and lowest average indoor relative humidity provides limited shrinkage
and growth.

EXCESSIVE SEPARATION AND TIGHTENING
Separation between flooring boards commonly develops during winter low humidity, and flooring typically aligns generally tight during peak summer humidity conditions. While moderate shrinkage and expansion is normal, make use of available HVAC systems to prevent excessive tightening and shrinkage of flooring.

KEEP WATER AND GRIT OFF THE FLOOR SURFACE
Protect your floors from tracking moisture and grit at exterior doorways by providing suitable floors mats, and check mats frequently to assure no moisture is trapped underneath.

 

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CLEANING YOUR GYMNASIUM FLOOR

TACKING IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN YOUR FLOOR-Mastercraft will recommend approved floor cleaner

  • Tacking Instructions: Saturate several large towels and thoroughly wring out to remove excess liquid. Wrap one towel around a push broom or block applicator and tack floor. Be sure to refold towel to a clean area as it fills with dust. When towel is completly soiled, replace with a new thoroughly wrung out towel and continue tacking.
  • Mastercraft strongly recommends the floor to be recoated annually to restore shine and traction along with protecting wood and paint areas.
  • Mastercraft does not recommend the use of masking, theatrical, construction, electrical, duct, adhesive or any other kind of tape to mark temporary court boundaries on the surface of a finished maple floor. It is likely that the tape, when removed will peel away layers of the floor’s surface finish.

THE USE OF AUTOMATED POWER SCRUBBING SIDE EFFECTS

  • Mastercraft does not recommend the use of automated power scrubbing equipment for general, daily, or weekly maintenance of your maple floor.

POSSIBLE EFFECTS TO MAPLE FLOOR BOARDS

  • Splintering
  • Excessive shrinkage and expansion
  • Splintering of individual pieces of wood flooring
  • Raised or uneven sides
  • Cupping

POSSIBLE EFFECTS TO THE FLOOR FINISH AND PAINT

  • Premature/excessive finish wear
  • Chipping and peeling of paint and finish
  • Swirl marks in the finish

 

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