Keeping your floor clean
A dirty gym floor doesn’t just look bad, it’s also hazardous for your athletes. A floor covered with dust, dirt, and debris can cause athletes to slip, twist an ankle and get seriously injured in a number of different ways. Not only that, when dirt collects on a gym floor, it dulls and marks up the surface, shortening the lifetime of your floor and causing you to get less out of your huge investment.
That’s why it is important that you take the necessary steps to keep dirt, dust and grit off your gym floor. By following these simple tips, you can keep your gym floor cleaner, shinier and safer.
- Place mats at doorways: Preventative maintenance is one of the best steps you can take to keep dirt from ever getting on your gym floor in the first place. By placing mats at every doorway, people will be able to wipe their shoes as they enter the gym, removing any dirt or other debris they might be tracking in. The dirt gets trapped in the mat rather than strewn across your gym floor.
- Use floor covers for alternate gym uses ( if available): These days, the school gym is used for far more than just sports activities. School assemblies, presentations, awards ceremonies, graduations and a host of other events are commonly held in the gym. During these events, the floor should be covered with a gym floor cover to guard against heavy foot traffic, scuffs, stains and other damage.
- Dry-mop daily: During the school year, you should be dry dust-mopping your gym floor at least two to three times a day, more often if events take place. Dust and dirt is constantly accumulating on the floor, so it needs to be cleaned regularly to preserve its shine and safe surface
- Deep clean weekly: Once a week, the gym floor should undergo a complete cleaning. Make sure you use the recommended cleaning products for your flooring type to preserve its finish.
- Replace AC filters regularly: HVAC filters are designed to catch dust and dirt so you can enjoy clean indoor air. Over time, however, filters get dirty and that dust and dirt can escape into the air and accumulate on the gym floor. That’s why you need to replace your filters on a regular basis, typically every few months.
These small, easy steps will keep your court looking great and your athletes in healthy shape!!!