Welcome to the Mathusek Gym Floor Makeover blogging series. Gym floor sanding and refinishing is one of the best ways to repair athletic hardwood flooring without the major hassle of a complete renovation or the bigger costs of replacing gym flooring.
Graduation ceremonies without floor protection. New student orientations in street shoes. Fitness routines with kettle balls. Science fairs that end up staining the polished oak flooring. Rough-and-tumble fights over for the ball, only figured out during the final four seconds of the game. Your gymnasium floor has carried a lot of triumphs and defeats over the years, and you know it’s time for a gym floor makeover. What can you do to make your gym floor shine on?
In this blog post, we’ll answer common questions about sanding and refinishing your gym floor to fix surface problems.
Q: How do you know your gym floor need sanding and refinishing?
A: The biggest sign is chipping or flaking. Another sign is the finish may be peeling. Plus the color may be lightening or darkening.
Q: How often should you sand your gym floor?
A: Sanding can be done whenever there is a need to resurface your hardwood gym floor. Mathusek recommends sanding hardwood every ten years.
Q: When is the best time to sand your gym hardwood floor?
A: The best time to do this is during the off season when dust cleanup and re-coat curing time can be achieved without inconvenience.
Q: How long does it take to sand your gymnasium floor?
A: It depends on whether the finish is oil or water based. Including curing time, gym floor sanding can take three to four weeks to complete.
Q: What’s the best way to maintain hardwood flooring, every day?
A: Use a dust mop to remove small particles that can eventually wreck a good shine. Do not use water or abrasive flooring cleaners.
Q: How do you take care of a gym floor spill?
After you mop it up, a critical next step that is often overlooked or dismissed is drying the floor area. Water is never good for hardwoods, so dry it.
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