Gaps in My Gym Floor: Why and What to Do

September 6, 2023
Repairing Cracks in Gym Floor

Gym floors are an important part of your facility, and keeping the floors in great shape not only keeps them looking their best but it also creates a safe environment for people to play on.

While minimal floorboard gaps and shifts occur due to natural changes in humidity and temperature levels, they don’t pose a major threat to the safety of athletes. However, if your gym floors have excessive gaps, this can not only create a fall hazard but can also lead to additional issues with the wooden flooring.

What Causes Gym Floors to Gap?

The most common cause of gaps in gym floors is due to improper installation and/or care. For example, if the subflooring isn’t perfectly level and flat, or there are issues with the way it was fastened down, this can lead to shifting boards that create large gaps between them. Additionally, inadequate floor maintenance, such as not regularly cleaning and waxing the floor, can lead to gaps in the flooring as well.

Gaps in gym flooring are most often caused by the expansion and contraction of wood over time. As temperatures change, the wood expands and contracts, causing it to separate from one another. This process can weaken the structural integrity of the entire floor, creating gaps along its surface.

What Can Be Done About Gaps in a Gym Floor?

The best way to repair gaps in your gym floor is by replacing it with a superior option, such as Sport Court flooring. Sport Court’s multi-patented court tiles are designed to fit together seamlessly, creating a gap-free surface that is ideal for sports and exercise. Plus, since the tiles snap into place without any adhesives or fixings necessary, your new floor can be quickly and easily installed.

Sport Court’s modular tiles also provide superior shock absorption when compared to traditional wood floors, reducing the risk of injury while athletes are playing on them. Additionally, the low-maintenance design of Sport Court flooring makes it easy to keep clean all year long.

When you choose Sport Court of Pittsburgh for your gym flooring, you can rest assured knowing that your new playing surface will deliver excellent performance and superior protection for all athletes. With a resilient design that is guaranteed to last, investing in Sport Court flooring will be well worth it!

Replacing Your Sport Court Flooring

Whether you have gaps due to old age or poor installation, replacing your gym floor with Sport Court flooring is the perfect solution. Get in touch with Sport Court of Pittsburgh today to learn how we can help you create a safer playing surface for your gym.

About the Author:

Jay Nagy - J Bird's
Jay Nagy

Owner & Founded of J Bird's Landscaping & Owner Sport Court of PA. 18+ Years of experience in Pittsburgh Sport court installation, lawn cutting, patio installation, trucking/hauling, French drain installation, and other landscape/design services.

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