Sports floors receive a lot of abuse throughout the year from foot traffic, athletics, and more. Summer is the perfect time to refinish and deep clean your gymnasium floor and prepare it for the higher traffic months. Here are a few of the biggest challenges with a wood gym floor:
Dust is created by small particles you often can’t see—human hair, skin cells, textile fibers, paper fibers, and pollen, for example. Unfortunately, you can’t prevent dust, but you can control it with regular cleaning and a bi-annual deep clean.
Moving heavy things like bleachers, chairs, tables, and equipment across a gym floor can wear down the protective coating and/or scratch and scuff the floor. Over time, long scratches and deep gouges can make the floor unsafe and unsightly.
Wear and tear –
Even if you enforce a strict policy of proper footwear, over time, your gym floor is going to wear down. Dirt, dust, and debris eat away at the floor’s finish, causing problems like peeling, dulling, and wood that breaks down.
If your gym floor is looking a little beat up, it’s probably time for a refinishing—something we recommend about once a year. This will smooth out the surface by removing scratches and dings. Sealing and finishing will restore the luster of the floor so it looks brand new. An added bonus: a refinished floor is much easier to keep clean and safe for your athletes.
AOA Cleaning and Restoration is your source for gym floor refinishing! We use a water-based coating that is burnishable, resulting in a durable finish that minimizes scuffs and damage.
For cleaning, we use Screen Clean, a ready-to-use floor prep cleaner and tacking solution that is ideal for sealed wood floors.
If you’d like to learn more about AOA Cleaning and Restoration’s gym floor refinishing service, give us a call at 201-848-8600. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.