Sign in

User name:(required)


Join Us

join us

Your Name:(required)

Your Email:(required)

Your Message :


Your Position: Home - Construction & Real Estate - Optimize Your Vinyl Sports Floor with These Basic Tips

Optimize Your Vinyl Sports Floor with These Basic Tips

No matter which product you choose for your gym floor surface, regular maintenance will help you keep it safe and performant longer.

Whether you choose wood, linoleum or vinyl, they all need to be taken care of. Since we are a sports vinyl manufacturer, here are a few tips to optimize your vinyl sports flooring system.

Boker multifunctional sports flooring


1- Protective caps and covers


Sports floor can be used for more than sports related activities such as basketball, handball or volleyball to name a few. School assemblies, meetings, dances and bingos are among the activities that can be held on these floors.


In order to protect the polyurethane wear layer, chairs, tables and other furniture placed on the floor need to be protected with caps or covers.


2- Appropriate footwear


When using a surface for sports, make sure students and athletes wear appropriate footwear for the chosen sports. For example, spiked shoes should never be used in a gymnasium independently of the surface material!


3- Walk-off mats


Maintenance is a daily procedure. Grit and dirt are a major cause of wear and their removal on a daily basis will extend the life of your sports floor. It can be helpful to put walk-off mats at all entrances to help remove dirt and grit from people’s shoes. It is also a good idea to restrict direct access from the outdoors onto the sports floor.


4- Cleaning frequency


For daily cleaning, it is recommended to dust mop the entire area with a treated dust mop to remove dust. This daily cleaning must be coupled with a regular washing cycle depending on traffic. Some periods may be less crowded which makes repeated washing unnecessary, but for the busier months, floors should be thoroughly cleaned each week and even more often for cafeterias and locker-rooms for example.

 sports floor

5- Proper cleaning solutions


Before washing, the surface should be swept with a treated dust mop. Then it is recommended to mix a solution according to the manufacturer's instructions. Using a clean mop or automatic scrubbing machine, drop a good amount of cleaning solution on the floor and let it soak for at least 15 minutes.


It is important that the dirt remain suspended in the cleaning solution, until it is removed. If there is not enough solution, or it evaporates, it will make the task more difficult.


On heavily soiled floors, let the cleaning solution stand for a longer moment. The surface can then be scrubbed with a floor buffing machine (150-350 rpm) or an automatic scrubbing machine with the appropriate pads and brushes. Dirty cleaning solution should then be removed with a wet vaccum or automatic scrubbing machine and rinsed with clean, lukewarm water that has to be removed afterwards.


All floor surfaces should be completely dry before allowing traffic. Use of circulating fan can accelerate the drying process.


BONUS: Prevent damages


It is also very important to carefully inspect the floor a few times each year to determine if there has been any surface damage to the floor such as cuts or gouges. These types of damage can be repaired by the installation company and should be dealt with promptly in order to prevent dirt and liquids from accumulating in the damaged areas.




Those are only a few recommendations that you can follow. Make sure to discuss it with your sports floor supplier before choosing your sports floor and ask for a maintenance plan after the installation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us now!

Related Products:

PVC Sports

Vinyl Basketball Court

Slippery Gym Floor

Function Of Net In Badminton

Basketball Sports Flooring

Athletic Gym Flooring

Sports Flooring Suppliers

China Gymnasium Sports Flooring

Volleyball Function

Vinly Gym Flooring





All Comments (0)

Related Articles

Guest Posts

If you are interested in sending in a Guest Blogger Submission,welcome to write for us!

Your Name:(required)

Your Email:(required)


Your Message:(required)