At Sports Floors, Inc., we believe in transparency and partnership from the get-go. Before the first plank is laid or the first line is drawn, we’ll walk you through the entire installation process. Our goal is to ensure that you know exactly what to expect during your flooring installation, from timelines to the tools we use, so there are no surprises—only excitement for the transformation ahead. 

The Pre-Installation Process

Before we begin working on your new sports floor, there are a few things we need to take care of. Here’s what you need to know about the pre-installation process. 

Removing the Old Flooring

Out with the old, in with the new! Our skilled team handles the removal of your existing floor with precision and care, ensuring that it’s recycled responsibly. Whether it’s an aged hardwood court or a well-worn vinyl, we’ll clear the way for your new state-of-the-art sports surface.

Subfloor Preparation

The foundation of a great sports floor is a well-prepared subfloor. At Sports Floors, Inc., we prepare the base – be it floorboards, concrete, or plywood – to ensure it’s flat, stable, and ready to support your activities. We address any imperfections because we know that the secret to the longevity and performance of your floor starts beneath the surface.

Testing for Dryness and Flatness

We don’t just hope for the best; we test to ensure it. Using industry-standard methods, our team assesses the concrete slab for optimal dryness and flatness.

Installation Phase

The next phase is where the magic happens. From the underlay to the finishing touches, here are the steps we’ll take to move forward. 

Underlay Installation

The underlay is the layer of material between the subfloor and the top surface of the flooring. This critical layer is designed to absorb shocks and reduce fatigue, protecting athletes’ joints and enhancing their endurance. 

Our team ensures that the underlay is perfectly aligned and secured, providing a consistent and reliable base for the top surface. Whether it’s for a high-impact zone or a multipurpose area, we build up the underlay in layers, each one contributing to the floor’s overall resilience and responsiveness.

Top Surface Installation

The top surface is where the action happens, and at Sports Floors, Inc., we’re committed to excellence in every square inch. We select the finest materials to ensure your floor is not only durable but also provides optimal performance. Our skilled installers lay down each section of rubber matting or tile to give your floor a seamless fit and a flawless finish. 

We use state-of-the-art adhesives to bond the top surface to the underlay, creating a unified system that stands up to the rigors of sports while remaining flexible enough to be maintained and repaired without a complete overhaul. The result is a non-slip, easy-to-clean surface that’s ready for everything from basketball games to dance competitions.

What To Expect During Your Flooring Installation

Environmental Considerations

We maintain strict control over indoor humidity and temperature throughout the installation process. This helps the materials adapt correctly to the space, preventing future issues like warping or buckling. Our team works closely with HVAC specialists to ensure proper air exchange, keeping the environment safe for both the floor and the future athletes who will be performing on it.

Quality Assurance

Once the floor is laid, we’ll conduct a comprehensive review, examining every aspect of the installation to ensure it meets our high standards and your expectations. We look for any imperfections and make necessary adjustments on the spot. This meticulous attention to detail guarantees that your floor not only looks professional but also provides the highest level of performance and safety for athletes.

Cleaning and Final Touches

As we near the finish line of the installation phase, our team focuses on the final touches that make your floor ready for the spotlight. We clean with precision, remove any installation residue, and leave the floor pristine and ready for use. 

Ongoing Care and Maintenance

Our floors are designed for longevity, but like any champion athlete, they require regular care to maintain peak condition. That’s why we offer comprehensive care and maintenance programs tailored to keep your sports floor in winning form year after year.

Gym Floor Maintenance Program

Our three-year Gym Floor Maintenance Program is a testament to our commitment to your floor’s performance and your peace of mind. This program is a partnership that extends beyond the installation, offering you a discounted rate on our services, ensuring your floor remains a point of pride for your facility. 

During the contract period, we don’t just maintain the floor; we also provide complimentary touch-ups on paint, replace any broken boards, and repair wall bases during our annual screen and recoat service. It’s our way of showing that our dedication to your floor’s excellence is for the long haul.

Lifetime Warranty Program

For those who choose Sports Floors, Inc. for their new wood floor installation, we offer an unparalleled Lifetime Warranty Program. By trusting us with the continuous care of your floor through annual screenings and recoating services, we extend the original warranty each year for up to 40 years. This program is our pledge of quality and our promise that your floor will stand the test of time as long as we’re by your side. 

What To Expect During Your Flooring Installation

Choose Sports Floors, Inc.

Sports Floors, Inc. takes pride in the beautiful, quality sports floors we create for schools and organizations across the Mid-South. If you’re interested in installing a new athletic floor or you’re looking to spruce up the branding on your existing gym floor, contact our team in Memphis today!