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Temperature & Humidity

Temperature should be kept between 55 - 75F. Humidity level should be

kept between 35% - 50% to insure minimal wood movement.

Routine Cleaning

Dry mop the floor daily to eliminate buildup of dust. As needed, tack floor with PoloPlaz

Hardwood Floor Cleaner to remove perspiration, oils, spills, and residue from foot traffic.

Do not use dust mop treatments or floor cleaners that contain wax, paraffin, silicone, and

mineral oil. Do not use pre-treated dust mops. Use of these products can cause adhesion

problems when recoating the floor.

Dirt, sand, and grit will dull and accelerate the wear of the finish. Removing any sand or

grit will extend the life of the floor. Place floor mats or rugs at all entryways, bathroom

exits, or other high traffic areas to remove excessive dirt or moisture. Spills or liquids on

the floor should be wiped up immediately.

Power Scrubbers

Never use power scrubbers or automatic floor cleaning machines that

disperse water on the floor (especially water under pressure). The use

of scrubber machines will void the warranty on your floor.

Power scrubbers were designed for other surfaces such as terrazzo and

vinyl floors. The chemicals typically used in these machines are too

aggressive for wood and finishes. Even the softest brushes will scratch and dull the

finish. The machine’s liquid and scrubbing action can cup the floor, and pull paint and

finish from the wood.

Floor Covers and Mats

Gym floor covers should never be used on a freshly finished floor until at least three

weeks after the last coat of finish has been applied. For complete curing, the finish

surface must be exposed to oxygen in the ambient air. Covering the floor during this

process would deny the finish of oxygen needed to complete the reaction. This may

result in a partially cured coating with poor physical properties.

Also, it is imperative that the floor be cleaned before the cover is laid. Otherwise, any

grit or dust on the floor will mar the floor when the cover is walked on or when any loads

are moved on the floor. Covers should not be taped to the floors. The adhesive in most

tapes will attack the finish and result in delaminating.

 

 

Gymnasium Hardwood Refinishing-Gym floor maintenance-Screen and recoat-Dust free sanding-

Gymnasium Recoating Service

This Service Is Available Province Wide For Your Convenience.:

***Areas served are All regions of British Columbia for GYMNASIUM and other Large area resurfacing refinishing re sanding repairing Maple / Beech

  EG.          Dance floors, sprung floors, auditorium, drama room

Recoating Hardwood floors in a Gymnasium or Refinishing requires that any CONTAMINATION be remove by first scubbing it off with a cleaning solution carefully second Screening the surface of finish with a sharpe fine abrasive third  Thorough cleaning of the entire area include micro fibre cleaning and static charge elimination

do not allow any air movement from this point until last coat is set this will spare the environment having the air load out from its use in the building.

GYMNASIUM RECOATING or REFINISHING in general

Scrub with black pad and mild soap solution

Screen gym both direction with 220 grit screen at 400 ft per screen or better

We use the Large dust containment system for our screening.

Clean with vacuum and dry tack rag until extremely clean

Cover all floor mounts with tape, cover vent cove base and thresholds

Apply coat of moisture cured urethane

Allow to dry 24 hrs and re apply next or second coat

Some times not often a second preparation is required .

 

 



Your municipality can save thousands and tens of thousands with yearly and bi yearly recoating of the finish on your Gymnasium and various sprung Flooring Systems Coated with Waterborne products such as

BONA TRAFFIC

 BASIC COATINGS Street Shoe

UroTuf M-37 moisture cured urethane

Polopalz moisture cured urethane

Magee all conference 50 or 35

Johnson Diversy products

Crytallthane two products

Conversion varnish coatings

Re Coating is 1/4th the Cost a Re Sand. or better.

Maintenance of HIGH TRAFFIC FLOORS:

Taking Care of Your Maple Sports Floor

Wood is porous and can absorb and release moisture. If the humidity rises, your wood floor will absorb that moisture, causing it to expand. If the humidity falls, your wood floor will release moisture, causing it to shrink. Many installations include expansion voids around the perimeter and around columns or floor inserts, plus expansion joints built into the floor surface. These features permit natural, normal expansion and contraction without damage to the floor. Too much moisture causes abnormal expansion, which can lead to cupping or buckling of your floor. In abnormally dry conditions the wood will contract, leaving separations between flooring strips.

Steps For Proper Maintenance: Dry Tack THE FLOOR DAILY with a properly treated dust mop. If the floor is used heavily, sweep it up to three times per day.

WIPE UP SPILLS and any moisture on the floor surface.

MAKE SURE THE HEATING/VENTILATING/AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM IS FUNCTIONING PROPERLY and set to maintain indoor relative humidifies between 35 percent and 50 percent year round. In areas of consistently high or low outside humidity, a 15 percent fluctuation will not adversely affect the maple.

REMOVE Scuffing and shoe marks using an approved floor cleaner applied with a soft cloth Contact your floor finish manufacturer for approved cleaning products.

INSPECT FLOOR FOR TIGHTENING OR SHRINKAGE. During wet weather, check for water leakage around doors and windows. Remove debris from expansion voids.

ALWAYS PROTECT THE FLOOR when moving heavy portable equipment or lifts. Ensure portable equipment does NOT have crowned wheels or wheels that include center ridges remaining from the molding process. These types of wheels can create very significant point loads.

Check for any open flame

Please Observe the Following: Shutting down the ventilation system in your facility for a prolonged period of time, Is a Bad Idea.

Clean your floor using No scrubbing machinery or power scrubbers that use water under pressure. Water is your floor's worst enemy!


 

 

There are six general types of grain:

Maple

Burl

Birdseye

Curly

Hard white

Quilted

Tiger

Flame

Sugar

Fiddleback

 

agonal Grain

 

When a straight-grained log is not sawn along its vertical axis, diagonal grain is the result.

Spiral Grain

 

When trees grow twisted, spiral-grained logs and subsequent boards are produced. Fibers follow a spiral course with a twist that is either left- or right-handed.

Straight Grain

 

The board's fibers run approximately parallel with the vertical axis of the log from which it originated.

 

Wavy Grain

 

This type of grain results when the direction of wood fibers has constantly changed.

Irregular Grain

 

Boards of this type have fibers at directions that are varying and irregular from the log's vertical axis (for example: fibers around knots).

Interlocked Grain

 

Boards with this grain result from trees whose fibers lined up in opposite directions in each growth year.

Grain pattern density determines strength. As you'd expect, a piece of lumber with a tight pattern is stronger than one with a loose grain pattern. And when building, a board's strength is maximized when other pieces run across the grain pattern — not parallel to it.

 

                                                                                                                                                             detailed description of Maple and the various grains available

Maple

Burl

Birdseye

Curly

Hard white

Quilted

Tiger

Flame

Sugar

Fiddleback

 

GYMNASIUM RECOATING or REFINISHING

Scrub with black pad and mild soap solution

Screen gym both direction with 220 grit screen at 400 ft per screen or better

We use the Large dust containment system for our screening.

Clean with vacuum and dry tack rag until extremely clean

Cover all floor mounts with tape, cover vent cove base and thresholds

Apply coat of moisture cured urethane

Allow to dry 24 hrs and re apply next or second coat

Some times not often a second preparation is required .

DrKnox repaint with urethane enamel alkkyd gloss paint and Magee all conference fifty a low voc  gymnasium finishgymnasium refinishing is difficult at best when you dont know the historyremove and relplace centre circle and place all game court markings

 

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