Commercial Sport Court Maintenance Tips

June 6, 2019
Sport Court Maintenance

Synthetic sport court flooring, also known as rubber gym flooring, is a popular option for commercial sport courts like Pittsburgh gyms, schools, and other facilities and is commonly used for tracks, basketball courts, and flooring in weight rooms.  Although this type of flooring looks great when it is first installed, over time it is subjected to a lot of heavy activity, resulting in scuff marks and dirt accumulation, creating a dull and worn appearance.

With regular cleaning and maintenance, you can keep your sport court flooring looking like new. At Sport Court of Pittsburgh, we have put together some tips on how you can keep your sport court flooring looking its best.

Daily Cleaning Tips for Your Sport Court

One of the most effective ways to maintain your sport court flooring is to clean it daily. The cleaning process should begin with you checking the floor or any sticky substance such as loose tape, candy, or gum. You can use a putty knife to remove these substances from the flooring.

After this has been completed, use a large microfiber dust mop designed for gym floors to sweep up dust and other small debris. After you’ve done this to the entire court, it’s time to mop. To properly mop your flooring, mix 2 ounces of floor cleaner per 1 gallon of cold water and use a mop head that is specifically designed for synthetic sport court floors.

Instead of a mop, you can also use an auto-scrubber. Put the cleaning solution in the scrubber and use a blue scrub pad to clean the entire floor.

Other rubber flooring maintenance tips include:

  • Use water hog floor mats at all entrances to the gym to keep moisture off of the floor.
  • Fit chairs and other mobile equipment with wheels to prevent indents in the floor.
  • Make an effort to dust mop the flooring two or three times per day.

Preventative Maintenance is Key for a Lasting Synthetic Sports Floor

Practicing preventative maintenance is the key to keeping your rubber gym flooring looking great for years to come. Tips for preventative maintenance include:

  • Do not use dust mops that have been commercially treated. This will leave a residue on the flooring.
  • Avoid using caustic or acid-based cleaners as well as full-strength strippers and ammonia-based cleaners.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaning methods and tools such as steel wool, abrasive cleaners, sandpaper, and soap that contains solvents. These all can cause damage to the surface of the rubber flooring.
  • Only allow shoes with non-marking indoor soles to be worn on the floor to prevent scuff marks.

Contact Professional Sport Court Installers

Contact Sport Court of Pittsburgh, the premier commercial court installers in Pittsburgh, to learn more about how to maintain your sport court flooring or to learn more about your options for replacing your rubber gym flooring.

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