To properly preserve and maintain your wood floor, you should schedule a procedure called a Screen & Recoat. A screen and recoat keep your floor shiny and sticky for the safety of your athlete.

Shoes squeaking on a gym floor means that your athletes are getting the proper amount of traction, and are less likely to slip and fall.  Most wood sports floors need this maintenance annually, though some facilities that use their floors on a daily basis may require bi-annual screen and recoats.

A screen and recoat consist of roughing up the top layer of finish on the floor with a light abrasive screening disk. This allows the new coat of finish to adhere to the existing finish coats to prevent cracking or peeling.

The floor is tacked with a rag until it is clean and a coat of finish is applied to the floor. Then all you have to do is allow the finish to dry (usually 48 hours with one coat).

We recommend using one coat of an extra thick finish called 450 finish.  We can do the work on Friday afternoon, and by Monday your finish is dry enough to play on!

Check out our Gym Floor Maintenance Program for the chance to get discounted pricing on screening and recoating your gym floor.

Definitely contact us If you're looking to get your floor screened and recoated, or if you are interested in buying the products we use, visit our Products page to download our order form now.  And remember: NEVER use tape on a wood gym floor!


Sports Floors, Inc. has maintained gym floor finishes for more than 20 years. The finish is not only what makes your court shine but also makes it safe for your athletes.

From the yearly maintenance of screening and recoating with new gym floor finish, to new construction, Sports Floors, Inc. is working on a gym every week. From Lousiana to Dallas to Memphis, Sports Floors, Inc. serves universities as well as entire parishes.

Sports Floors, Inc. use only the highest quality Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) approved seals and finishes and we use the same finish on all of our jobs, from NBA courts to elementary schools.

BCS Finished

Making sure your gym floor is properly finished correctly is the key to a beautiful looking floor. Of course, we finish every new floor that we build, but we don't just set it and forget it. Sports Floors, Inc. is your partner for your court and your entire gym.

Since completing gym floors for the GrizzliesLSU's practice facilityOle Miss we are able to cover the entire southeast region to make sure you get the floor you need. You can see more of our regional coverage on our territories page.