gym floor care

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 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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Think Your Floor Is Waterproof?  Probably Not

Think Your Floor Is Waterproof? Probably Not

Even newly sealed gym floors are not really waterproof.  The finish may look impenetrable, but that is rarely the case. Because each piece of wood in a hardwood floor expands and contracts at a slightly different rate, microscopic cracks in the floor finish quickly open up. These are not usually visible to the naked eye, […]

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Moving Heavy Things On Your Gym Floor?  You’ll Need More Than A Tarp

Moving Heavy Things On Your Gym Floor? You’ll Need More Than A Tarp

When it’s time to move something heavy across your gym floor-risers, chair dollies, staging, etc.,  some people just lay out a tarp to keep casters and wheels from gouging the floor.  Usually, that is not enough to protect a quality hardwood floor. You want to do more than just protect the finish.  You need to […]

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How To Remove Gym Floor Tape

How To Remove Gym Floor Tape

Check out our new video & see how to remove gym floor tape the clean & easy way

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If You Want Your Gym Floor To Last, Get It On A Schedule

If You Want Your Gym Floor To Last, Get It On A Schedule

Facilities that spend tens of thousands of dollars on quality gym floors know that only the discipline imposed by a strict calendar will insure that the floor lasts as long as it is intended. Here are the primary considerations when you are establishing that schedule Daily-Your floor should be dry mopped with an approved dust […]

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Winter Is Coming and It Is Tough On Gym Floors

Winter Is Coming and It Is Tough On Gym Floors

The winter season is the toughest time of the year for most gym floors.  Not only is it the time that gym floors are used most-fewer opportunities for outdoor activities-but it is also the time that the floor is faced with the most damaging conditions. Wooden floors are subject to expansion and contraction when the […]

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Dust Underfoot?  It’s More Like Sandpaper

Dust Underfoot? It’s More Like Sandpaper

Those who care for high quality wooden gym floors clean those floors every day, even if the court has not been used. The reason is dust.  While we may think of dust as being soft and almost fluffy, the truth is that dust contains a lot of grit, and that grit under a shoe effects […]

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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 Damage Guarantee?  No Way!

No Damage Guarantee? No Way!

Any tape manufacturer that “guarantees” that their product won’t damage your floor is not telling the truth.  That sort of guarantee is impossible. While some tape adhesives are carefully formulated to remove cleanly and not damage wood finishes, no tape can insure no damage removal if your floor is not in good condition. Old floors, […]

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