Even the strongest hardwoods, rubbers, and surface seals will age, crack, and separate over time. Depending on the type of surface, amount of use, and other conditions that impact the integrity of your surface, the frequency and type of update you need will vary. Even with regular maintenance and stable indoor environments, it’s important to be on the lookout for a variety of common signs and symptoms that your gym, basketball, or tennis courts could benefit from a refresh. 

Common Causes and Signs of Interior Floor Damage

From minor cracking and floorboard separation to extensive water damage and surface inconsistencies, there are a variety of factors that can negatively influence the desired surface performance over time. Some of the most common culprits that undermine the integrity of your surface performance include: 

  • Water Damage: Humidity, drink spills, excessively wet mopping, or flooding can seep into the boards or rubber flooring and damage the surface quality. Depending on the severity of the water damage, common signs like floorboard warping, swelling or raised sections of the surface often indicate that a resealing, sanding, or replacement may be necessary. 
  • Impact & Weight: Heavy objects being dropped, bleachers gradually weighing down on the surface, and heavy foot traffic can gradually damage the surface conditions. The severity of damage can range from sectional areas that require repair, to entire arena replacement if large bleachers have warped the entire length of the surface. 
  • Frequent Use: You may notice that traction is inconsistent across certain sections of the flooring. Commonly caused by high foot traffic or wear from equipment being dragged along the surface, it’s important to look out for patches of worn and weathered surface conditions that may cause trips or slips. If minor surface wear is noticed, standard resurfacing, sanding, and sealing is effective strategies to remedy the surface. 

Should I Repair or Replace the Damaged Flooring? 

In most instances, a gym floor restoration in Pennsylvania will sufficiently repair the most common surface issues. If your surface has minor damage like small cracks, uneven sections, or patches of inconsistency, basic repair services are your best bet. If you have wood or other hard flooring surfaces, our cost-effective solutions involve sectional repair, resealing, and sanding. Our flooring repair and maintenance services ensure that your smaller issues don’t progress, and proactively prevent the need for an entire flooring replacement. 

If your surface has significant damage that’s beyond repair, it may be time for a complete gym floor installation. Indications like protruding floorboards, gaps or damage in the flooring that cause slips and trips, or dangerously uneven sections are serious hazards that should be replaced as soon as possible. 

Whatever the state of your gym, basketball, or tennis court flooring, reach out to our flooring experts for an honest flooring evaluation and knowledgeable information on the next best steps. We’re happy to help you with repairs, refinishes, replacements, and more for a smooth surface that boasts professional performance.