Maintaining your sports flooring on a budget

• Advice • February 23rd, 2023

Maintaining your sports flooring can be a costly and time-consuming process, but it's important to keep your floors in good condition to ensure the safety and longevity of your investment. Here are a few of our tips to help you maintain your sports flooring on a budget:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Regular cleaning is the simplest and most cost-effective way to keep your sports flooring in good condition. Use a vacuum or broom to remove any dirt, debris, and dust that may accumulate on your flooring. Using a good quality scrubber/drier, which is specifically designed for your use, is the best way to maintain a consistent and clean surface.

  2. Protect Your Floors from Damage: Protect your sports flooring from damage by placing mats or floor protectors under heavy equipment, such as weightlifting racks or benches. You can also use felt or rubber pads under chair and table legs to prevent scratches or dents. Never drag equipment across floors as this scratches/indents the floor surface. It's also worth getting some specialist floor protection tiles for any events or exams. These are usually easy to install and uplift and will protect your floor during events.

  3. Repair Minor Damage Promptly: If you notice any minor damage to your sports flooring, such as scratches or scuffs, repair it promptly. This will prevent the damage from becoming more extensive and will also prevent the spread of dirt and debris. Contact a specialist sports flooring expert in order to ensure the repairs are done correctly and won't compromise the floor integrity or slip resistance.

  4. Regular Maintenance: Regular maintenance can help to extend the life of your sports flooring and prevent major damage from occurring. This may include sanding, resurfacing or deep cleaning/reapplication of surface lacquer, depending on the type of flooring you have. Have your flooring inspected regularly by a professional to identify any potential issues and determine if any maintenance is necessary. Ongoing maintenance can save you money in the long run.

  5. Consider Refinishing: If your sports flooring is looking tired or worn, consider refinishing it to restore its appearance and improve its performance. For timber floor refinishing this involves sanding down the surface of the flooring to remove any scratches or damage, and then applying a new finish to protect the flooring. Polyurethane flooring can also be overcoated to provide a new surface, as long as the original floor is sound. This process can be done at a fraction of the cost of a full replacement and will help to extend the life of your flooring.

By following these tips, you can maintain your sports flooring on a budget and keep your floors in top condition for years to come. Regular cleaning, protection from damage, prompt repair of minor damage, regular maintenance, and refinishing when necessary will help you to extend the life of your sports flooring and ensure that it continues to provide a safe and enjoyable playing surface for users. If you'd like an expert opinion or maintenance advice for your flooring, get in touch with us.

Return to All News