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No Temporary Lines With This Gym Floor

No Temporary Lines With This Gym Floor

A German company has developed a gym floor that doesn’t have any lines. The floor can be lined for any game with just the flip of a switch. ASB Systembau has a floor with embedded LED lighting that can be configured for whatever game you want to play. Just a quick program change can make […]

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Thorough Floor Cleaning Is All About Sweat

Thorough Floor Cleaning Is All About Sweat

When cleaning a wooden gym floor, most people focus on visible dirt and dust. Obviously, this has to be cleaned. What a lot of maintenance people overlook is the presence of sweat on the floor. Athletes sweat profusely, and while that sweat is clearly obvious when it is wet, there is little to see once […]

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Winter Time=Dirt Season

Winter Time=Dirt Season

Indoor winter sports are winding down and the days get longer and warmer. There is more time for outside play, but those who maintain indoor playing facilities are discovering winter’s dirty little secret. Those who handle floor maintenance are discovering that gym traffic in the winter months can attract as much as fifteen times as […]

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Weight Training On A Gym Floor?  You Need This

Weight Training On A Gym Floor? You Need This

Nothing will destroy a wooden gym floor faster than using it as a weight room. Not only will weights slammed to the floor cause the wood to split and splinter, repeated weight use can also damage the sub floor and even the floor framing. There are expensive and complicated floor coverings that will protect your […]

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“Walk Off” then “Walk On”

“Walk Off” then “Walk On”

In an odd flip of obvious meaning, the floot mats used to protect gym floors by having someone walk on the mat before walking on the floor are called “walk off” mats. We’re guessing that the term relates to the act of “walking off” grit and dirt from a shoe’s sole before stepping on to […]

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Tape Not Sticking?  Maybe You Should “Microfiber” First

Tape Not Sticking? Maybe You Should “Microfiber” First

Lots of customers ask us how long paper gym floor tape will last when applied to a hardwood floor. The answer is always “it depends”. Factors like the amount of play, cleanliness of shoes, temperature and humidity all impact tape life. One thing that lots of users overlook is proper preparation of your floor before […]

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Protect That Floor By “Mixing It Up”

Protect That Floor By “Mixing It Up”

A rarely considered reason for accelerated floor finish is always doing the same activity in the same place. By concentrating high impact activities like running sprints to the same part of the floor day after day will concentrate wear on just part of the floor. Consider regularly moving the location for warm ups, stretching, sprints […]

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Winter Is The Time For Close Floor Condition Monitoring

Winter Is The Time For Close Floor Condition Monitoring

Winter can be really tough on a gym floor and the cold weather months call for some extra diligence when staying aware of what is going on with your floor. Dramatic changes in temperature and humidity can accelerate cracking and checking and discovering these problems quickly will let you address them before they cause real […]

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Gym Floor Court Layout-Who Makes The Rules?

Gym Floor Court Layout-Who Makes The Rules?

When it comes to the details of how to lay out playing courts on a gym floor, the NCAA is the final authority for college sports. One of the most common temporary layouts is putting down a volleyball playing court on a floor that is painted with lines for basketball. Here is a link to […]

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Gym Floor Tape Vs. Dance Floor Tape

Gym Floor Tape Vs. Dance Floor Tape

We got lots of calls from people taping temporary court lines on a wooden gym floor that want a more durable product than Shurtape 724 paper tape. They specifically ask if they can use a product we call vinyl dance floor tape. ¬†Unfortunately, the answer is “NO”! While they are correct in assuming that the […]

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