The Care and Maintenance Manual for Wood (Sports) Floor installations.

Sport Floor Care
Wood Sport Flooring
Daily Floor Care
SWEEP THE FLOOR DAILY with a properly treated dust mop. If the floor is used heavily, sweep it up to three mes
per day.
WIPE UP SPILLS and any moisture on the floor surface.
maintain indoor rela ve humidi es between 35 percent and 50 percent year round. In areas of consistently high or
low outside humidity, a 15 percent fluctua on will not adversely affect the maple.
REMOVE HEEL MARKS using an approved floor cleaner applied with a so cloth or a dust mop. 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 li s. 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.
Never Do the Following:
NEVER shut down the ven la on system in your facility for a prolonged period of me.
NEVER clean your MFMA floor using scrubbing machinery or power scrubbers that use water. Water is your floor's
worst enemy!
NEVER a empt to modify or repair your MFMA sports floor without first consul ng your MFMA contractor.
NEVER use household cleaning products or procedures. They can be harmful to the floor finish and to the wood
and may leave floors s cky or slippery, and poten ally harmful for athletes. Your MFMA finish manufacturer will
recommend the proper cleaning and maintenance materials for your MFMA sports floor.
Wood is naturally porous and can absorb and release moisture. If the humidity in your facility rises, your wood floor will ab sorb that
moisture, causing it to expand. If the humidity falls, your wood floor will release moisture, causing it to shrink. Many inst alla ons
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 contrac on without damage to the floor. Too much moisture causes abnormal
expansion, which can lead to cupping or buckling of your floor. In abnormally dry condi ons the wood will contract, leaving
separa ons between flooring strips.
Direct all ques ons about your MFMA maple sports floor to your MFMA SPORT FLOOR CONTRACTOR-MILLER FLOORING COMPANY
© Copyright 2005, Maple Flooring Manufacturers Associa on, Inc. All rights reserved.
Disclaimer: The MFMA provides general informa on to architects, specifiers and consumers. The MFMA, its members, officers and agents disclaim
any responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy or applicability of these guidelines under all circumstances and condi ons.
Daily Floor Care
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  • Gym Floors
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  • Divider Curtains
  • Gym Equipment
  • Wall Pads
  • Gym Floor Covers
  • Lighting
  • Inspections


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  • Painting (logos/game lines/borders)
  • Repair & Patch
  • Airflow/Ventilation Systems
  • Equipment Installation
  • Equipment Inspection & Repair
  • Daily Maintenance Kits