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Gym Floor Care? Don’t Forget The HVAC System

Gym Floor Care? Don’t Forget The HVAC System

High quality wooden gym floors need more than just careful care applied directly to the floor. You need to consider the environment the floor is exposed to as well. Those who install high quality wooden (usually maple) floors recommend that the facilities housing those gyms maintain the relative humidity at 35% to 55%. This maximum […]

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No Cure If Your Floor’s Not Cured

No Cure If Your Floor’s Not Cured

No matter what tape you use for temporary gym floor marking, you are going to experience damage on removal if the finish on your floor is not properly cured. We confidently recommend Shurtape 724 for temporary gym floor lines, but only on floors that are in good condition and properly cared for. This means that […]

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Vinyl Tape Vs. Gym Floors-No Contest!

Vinyl Tape Vs. Gym Floors-No Contest!

We sell a lot of other tapes besides paper floor marking tape, and sometimes a customer mistakenly orders the wrong thing. The results can be disastrous for you floor’s finish. This is particularly true for a couple of our products, dance floor tape and aisle marking tape. These tapes have very aggressive adhesive because they […]

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Tape Not Sticking?  Is Your Floor Secretly Wet?

Tape Not Sticking? Is Your Floor Secretly Wet?

Wood, even a sealed wood gym floor, is porous. This natural porosity means that the wood will absorb and release moisture even if it has a hard finish on it. Wood swells and shrinks, based on temperature and humidity and it can hold water for a long period of time and release it slowly. If […]

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Gym Floor Tape’s Secret Weapon-You Can Write On It

Gym Floor Tape’s Secret Weapon-You Can Write On It

Savvy coaches that coach volleyball on basketball court floors realize that the temporary lines laid out with paper tape to create a volleyball court can be written on. This is a great feature for managing practices. Marking things like inbound positions and other court-specific locations can be quickly written directly on the floor tape. It […]

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Why Is Colored Paper Tape More Expensive?

Why Is Colored Paper Tape More Expensive?

All paper floor tape begins its life as white tape.  Flatback paper (the backing for Shurtape 724 and other smooth paper tapes is made from bleached paper stock and

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Need A Volleyball Court?  You Better Be Good At Geometry

Need A Volleyball Court? You Better Be Good At Geometry

Anybody who thinks that a volleyball court is just a rectangle on the floor needs to take a look at this YouTube video. Volleyball played at the competitive level requires a court that takes into consideration a lot of complicated rules and which considers the unique role for every player on the floor. Get out […]

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Test That Tape Before Outlining Your Court

Test That Tape Before Outlining Your Court

No gym floor tape is guaranteed to not damage your floor when it is removed, and the worse the condition of your floor finish, the more likely you are to incur damage when tape is removed. If you’re not sure that your floor won’t be damaged,¬† test the tape first on an area of the […]

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Beware The 36 Yard Roll

Beware The 36 Yard Roll

There are entirely too many “standard” size rolls when it comes to tape sizing. For years, the two standards were 60 yards and 36 yards. Multiple times in the past several years, major tape manufacturers have reduced roll sizes as a way to raise prices without raising prices, if that makes any sense. It is […]

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Serious Taping To Do?  Get Up Off Your Knees

Serious Taping To Do? Get Up Off Your Knees

The toughest part of putting temporary lines down on a gym floor is that the work ususally has to be done on your knees. It gets much worse if this is a task that has to be redone week after week. The LM2 floor applicator from ATP really changes how you’ll approach this job. This […]

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