Basketball Courts Waxing: Answers To The Most Asked Questions

How often should you wax a basketball court?

Most manufacturers recommend recoating a hardwood court on a yearly basis, though budgets might not allow for it. For facilities that don’t do a yearly recoating, it’s even more important to keep up with the daily cleaning.

What makes a basketball court shine?

The reason that the hardwood flooring on basketball courts look so shiny is because of the Hardwood Floor Finishes they coat on top of it. The reason they do this is because their floor is highly polished in which case the slip factor is at such a level in which water may cause it to become slippery once again.

How long does it take for wax to dry on a basketball court?

There are a few different processes that can be used for a screen and recoat but a typical screen and recoat should take 1 day. The finish will then need to cure, which will take 12 to 24 hours depending on the finish (oil vs. water) chosen.

Can you mop a basketball court?

Keep water off the floor surface, especially during inclement weather and at exterior doorways. Immediately remove any spills or moisture on the floor. Remove marks with an approved floor cleaner compatible with the floor’s finish, and use a non-abrasive soft cloth or a dust mop to clean.

How much should I charge to wax a floor?

The average cost of stripping and waxing a floor at $1.80 per sq ft.

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How do you make a basketball court less slippery?

How To Fix Slippery Gym Floors

  1. Dry Dust Mop First – Regularly.
  2. Use A Microfiber Dust Mop.
  3. Use Stronger Cleaning Products.
  4. Take Care With Automatic Scrubbers.
  5. Avoid Using Numerous Cleaners.
  6. Use A Floor Cover.
  7. Get Your Gym Floor Refinished.

What are basketball courts coated with?

Today’s professional basketball courts vary widely in their design, subflooring systems and staining, but two things are (almost) always the same: the hardwood used to make them and the polyurethane used as a finish.

How often should a basketball court be cleaned?

Maintenance Basketball Your asphalt or concrete basketball court should be pressure cleaned every 1-2 years to remove built up mildew, dirt etc. Asphalt or Concrete basketball courts should be resurfaced every 4-5 years.

How many coats of wax should you put on a floor?

Applying 1st Coat of Wax – You do not want to run out of wax before the job is finished. Most wax finishes, like our Optimal Wet Look Floor Finish will last you a full year if you apply 5 coats. Each finish is different, but most recommend 4 to 5 coats.

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