Your home court is your home team’s territory: it’s where they practice, it’s where they play, and it’s where they feel most in their element. Everything from the fans in the stands to the designs on the court can hype them up to give their best performances, so making sure your home court is durable, effective, and iconic should be your number one priority when choosing to redo your gym floor. See how to have the home-court advantage of redoing your gym floor from start to finish.
At Sports Floors, Inc., we’ve helped countless athletic departments create high-quality, eye-catching floors that up the home-court advantage. Redoing your gym floor from start to finish is simple with our team of experts, so keep reading to learn more about the process and
how we can help.
When is it time to redo your gym floor?
Generally, getting your gym floor refinished approximately every 10 years is a good rule of thumb. Doing so will extend your floor's lifetime and prevent the need for a total floor replacement. In fact, when installed and maintained properly, a quality gym floor could last your team up to 75 years before you need to redo your home court.
However, anything from water damage to drastic changes to the environment can cause the wood floor to buckle or warp over time. Changes to the floor surface like this could be very dangerous for athletes. If you notice signs of inconsistencies, it’s time to get a Sports Floors, Inc. professional to check out the court and determine whether repairs can salvage the current floor or if you need an entirely new court to ensure the safety of the players.
The Sports Floors, Inc. Process
Purchasing athletic flooring can be intimidating, but if you’ve decided it’s time to replace your gym floor, we’re here to help. Our team will walk you through every step of the way to ensure you’re getting the quality service and beautiful floor your team deserves.
The first step toward redoing your gym floor is to schedule a consultation with our team. We’ll sit down with you, review your unique needs and goals, and develop a plan of action for creating the floor your team will love. Be sure to have as much information as possible for your consultation so we can give you the most accurate assessment of your needs.
Choosing A Subfloor
We’ll start with the foundation of your home court: the subfloor. This base layer is the unseen hero of your gym floor because it sets the tone for a court’s shock absorption, resiliency, stability, and ball rebound.
Depending on the type of facility you have, we’ll help you choose a subfloor that fits your needs. We offer three options: anchored resilient wood floors, floating wood floors, and portable wood floors. Each comes with its own series of pros and cons, so we’ll guide you through the decision-making process, so you choose the best subfloor for your team.
Selecting the Wood
At Sports Floors, Inc., we use high-quality maple wood to create sound courts that stand the test of time. This is because maple has a high shock resistance, resiliency, and attractiveness that has made it the go-to wood for athletic courts since the late 1800s. When designing your court, you can choose between three grades of maple. While the quality of your floor is ensured no matter which grade you choose, each grade has a different level of dark spots, knots, or exposed wood patterns that can all affect or enhance your floor's design.
Working With An Artist
Now comes the fun part. You’ll get to work with our in-house artist to apply your team’s mascot to the wood floor before we paint it directly onto the court in eye-catching style. We’ll also help you select game lines for your floor to mark off areas for different sporting activities.
After all the important decisions have been made, there’s nothing left to do but for our team to install the wood floor in your gymnasium, arena or fitness center. We’ll install the maple floor system, paint your court, and apply the finish exactly as we discussed during our consultation so you can rest at ease knowing you’re about to have the envy of the league in your own home court.
Remember that to ensure you get the most out of your gym floor, it’s absolutely essential that you provide the proper maintenance and care routine your floor needs. One of the best ways to ensure this happens is to enroll in the Sports Floors, Inc. gym floor maintenance program. This program includes discounted rates for regular floor maintenance and upkeep. You can also try our lifetime warranty program to further protect your flooring investment!
Set Your Team Up for Success
From our team to yours, a solid sports floor is one of the most important aspects of athletic success besides regular practice. A quality home court can protect your players from injury and hype up the crowd at every home game. If you’re ready to redo your sports floor, look no further than our expert team! Contact us for more information today.