“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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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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