When deciding whether or not to completely replace a gym floor, you’ll want to consider a number of factors, including the overall condition and how the thickness of the old and new flooring if combined. Flooring that's in poor condition will seldom make a suitable substrate for a new covering, and laying wood or synthetic flooring over it can sometimes cause it to be uneven or gapped. Consulting with an experienced distributor like Sports Floors, Inc. will give you the trusted resources and information needed to make an informed decision about gym floor replacement.
Options for replacing your Gym Floor
As a certified Connor distributor and installer, we find their permanent hardwood sports floors to be the best in the industry. These floors are DIN 2001 certified to ensure athlete safety, and they are the only sports flooring manufacturer to STEM test their floors. This protects the floor from buckling and assures the entire system will stand the test of time, no matter how many bleachers roll across it or how many players play on it. Using Connor floors, Sports Floors Inc. is able to deliver consistent quality that is ISO certified and value-engineered. Each floor is custom-designed to meet all your budget and sports needs with a gym floor replacement.
Synthetic flooring generally lasts around 20 years if it is properly cared for. If your facility’s floor is nearing the end of its life span, we are happy to recommend an option we feel will best meet your needs. For some, we will be able to pour a thin new layer on top of the existing floor. This can extend the life of the floor for another 20 years. For others, we may recommend placing a wooden floor on top of the synthetic material. Wooden floors will often last for over 60 years.
Signs that your Mid-South Gym floor needs replaced.
Although a properly installed hardwood floor can handle years of wear and tear, it still has a life expectancy for quality performance. Over time, and even with routine maintenance, floors will begin to show their age. The boards may begin to feel soft and bouncy, nail heads might start showing and raising up from the floor surface, and the wood may fracture and crack in places. These issues go beyond the cosmetic and could be dangerous to athletes or others using your facility.
You may find that your hardwood floor is no longer producing the results it should. For example, there might be a loss of momentum when a ball is bounced, sometimes referred to as a dead spot. These spots are usually the result of changes in the flooring’s humidity and moisture levels, as well as the continual expansion and contraction that occurs in areas of the flooring system. Dead spots are often a sure sign that it’s time for a gym floor replacement.
Upgrading for safety
Sometimes a gym floor needs to be upgraded or replaced because it has become a safety hazard. This may be due to age, installation error, damage from leak or flooding, or a number of other circumstances. You obviously want your athletes playing on a floor that is resilient and safe, something Sports Floors, Inc. is able to provide.
Our sports flooring solutions
Whether you decide to upgrade or entirely replace your gym floor, our sports flooring solutions can breathe new life into your facility! We offer both wood and synthetic flooring options, so contact us today to learn how we can help you.