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Gym Floor Sanding & Restoration

Peak Flooring specialise in gym floor sanding, especially gyms that are in schools. Having a beautifully sanded wooden floor is the main part of any gym. Getting a gym floor sanded and restored does not only make it look appealing, but also makes it safer to use due to the increase in grip and also any damaged boards get repaired/replaced.

Below is a before and after of a school gym floor we sanded in St Albans, Hertfordshire. This project took 4 days to complete and as you can see from the images the difference that our gym floor sanding service can achieve.

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If you require gym floor sanding or restoration then we are able to supply free quotes or site visits to assess the condition of the floor and what work would be needed to restore the gym flooring back to its former glory. We would then send a quote and the time needed to complete the project. We are also Bona Certified and Junckers Approved Contractors giving our customers piece of mind that the best finish will be achieved when selecting us to complete any gym floor sanding.

If you decide to use Peak Flooring to sand and restore you gym flooring then please book us in as soon as possible. This is due to us getting booked up early in school holidays because of the large amount of recommendations we have from schools and local councils around the UK.

As we are used to working in sports halls and gyms that are found in schools, all of our craftsmen are CRB checked, CSCS registered and the company has £5 000 000 insurance.

The Process Of Sanding A Gym Floor

Before any sanding can take place in the gym we will need to make sure that there isn’t any damaged boards, nails protruding or loose boards. We will next repair any broken boards and begin floor sanding. We will use a belt sander and start on a harsh grit sanding belt to remove any court markings, old seal and the top surface of the wood. We then move to a medium sanding belt to remove any scratches and begin smoothing the wood. After we have completed this, we will then move to a fine floor sanding belt to leave the wood smooth. Any edges and corners should be sanded down and blended in using the same steps above, but using an edging sander instead. Now it is time to begin buffing/fine sanding the floor with a rotary sander and a fine screen mesh to leave the floor silky smooth and ready for lacquering.

We now apply 1 coat of water based primer to the floor and when dry mark out and paint on any court markings or logos that are required. To finish the gym floor sanding off, we will then apply a further 2 coats of high quality wooden sports lacquer over the top to protect the court markings and leave a high grip, hard wearing and shiny gym floor.

Gym Court Markings

School Emblem/LogoAs we spend most of our time installing and restoring sports floors, we have fully trained craftsmen in house that paint on court markings (lots of our competitors use us to install the court markings for them). As we install all gym court markings ourselves, we are able to keep costs down, ensure high standards, make sure there is no incompatibility between line marking paint and lacquers and safeguard that no corners are cut. We do not just install gym court markings, but we can actually paint on school, sports or team logos onto your newly sanded gym floor.

Gym Floor Reseal

Once your floor has been refurbished, then it is a good idea to keep on top of the maintenance as this will prolong the life of your gym flooring. Having the floor resealed every 1-5 years dependant on use will prevent the need for further floor sanding in the future. Resealing a gym floor will add additional coats of sports lacquer to it, which ensures the wood is always protected.

If you have a large sports floor then why not have a look at our sports floor sanding page for more detailed information. Alternatively if you would like to see some of our latest projects then please look here.