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
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 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
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
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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.
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