Wood gym floors are sophisticated pieces of equipment that are the centerpieces of most athletic facilities. It may look like a shiny wood floor to most, but underneath there are infinite possibilities that can directly impact your play. Hardwood gym floors are a highly engineered safety and performance tool to those who know and care what’s inside their floor system. It is the #1 thing that athletes and patrons see and feel when they enter a gymnasium and has a profound effect on player performance, safety and satisfaction.
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Athletic wood floors are engineered to meet very specific performance goals for shock absorption, ball bounce, area of deflection. Gym floors have to balance and satisfy divergent goals of safety, performance, cost, function and durability. Wood gym floors are expensive to build and maintain so it should be done right the first time. If properly cared for, they can last 50 years or the life of the facility. Wood is a living material that must be designed and installed carefully in order to perform successfully in a variety of environments.
Wood gym floors are the most common for their basketball performance characteristics. A well designed floor and sub system will provide the highest combination of shock absorption for the athlete’s joints, foot slide characteristics and highest ball bounce for fast play. Wood flooring can be customized with different subfloors and finishes, allowing you to tailor your gym to the specific use of your space. Customized graphics on top can give your space a branded finish.
We talk a lot of the importance of your subfloor, but what about the importance of how you connect the two? There’s two main types of connections: floating and anchored. In the end, choosing between anchored or floating floors typically depends on what you’re using your gym for. Most often, floating gym floors are being used in recreational, multipurpose facilities such as elementary and middle schools. High schools, colleges, and professional facilities typically go for an anchored system.
Most gym floors need to be refinished once a year. A recoat will help with the minor scratches and scuffs that occur over time from use. Buff and recoat your gym floor to keep that floor protected and looking good. Every once in awhile you should also consider a sand and refinish of your gym floor. Learn more about the wood gym flooring maintenance solutions we offer.
Whether your priority is safety, performance, cost or maintenance, we have a good solution or two for you to consider before designing your gym floor. Once your design is complete, we can source the best products to fit your budget, help you purchase the floor on buying contracts or with financing terms. And we have experienced flooring carpenters on staff to make sure the floor looks beautiful and performs as you expect.
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