Both synthetic and wooden surfaces are widely used for badminton courts or as multi-sport courts in schools, colleges and community sports centers. Synthetic sports flooring is available in a variety of bright color combinations, logos and signs to produce an impressive and inviting appearance of a sports facility.
However, the frequent use of sports flooring causes the accumulation of scratch marks and dirt on the surface of the shoes worn by athletes. The accumulated dirt and scratch marks make the floor dull, dirty and worn, which requires regular cleaning and maintenance to maintain its shine and safety.
Here are some tips on how to clean and maintain the synthetic flooring of the badminton court for long and repeated uses.
Do’s and Don’ts daily maintenance:
• Check and remove sticky substances such as tapes, chewing gum, etc. Pay attention and delicacy while scratching the surface.
• Use a microfiber dust mop, specially designed for indoor sports floors, to clean the entire surface. Avoid using commercial broom heads because they leave residue on the floor. Make sure you’re using the right moped surface for your surface: wood or synthetic.
• Avoid using ammonia based cleaners or full strength strippers. Use only the floor cleaner as recommended by the manufacturer to clean the surface.
• An automatic scrubber can be used with the recommended floor cleaning solution to clean the synthetic surface. But never use the auto-scrubber on a wooden surface. If using an automatic battery scrubber, charge the battery well before use to avoid acid leakage
• In buildings where air conditioning is not available, use circulating or ventilation fans.
• To clean the floor before an important tournament or event, use clean spirit / thinner / white vinegar and clean the floor in one direction to regain brightness.
• Limit the use of street shoes on the pitch. Leather shoes or sandals should not be allowed on the floor. Only sneakers with a white sole should be allowed.
Tips for maintaining hardwood floors
o Sanding must be done every 2-3 years. Eliminates minor undulations, resulting from repeated use and restores the roughness necessary for a good grip. It also gets a new look.
o Use the non-slip surface coating from time to time to improve foot grip for players.
o Damaged boards must be replaced immediately to maintain healthy playing conditions.
o Scrape the old paint near the poles of the badminton net and apply fresh paint. Give your badminton floor a fresh look by periodically repainting your existing net posts.
o It is important to keep the sports surface clean. This can be done using hand pads with environmentally friendly wood floor cleaner to remove dirty and stiff rubber.
It is imperative to have clearly visible field line signs to help players make correct judgments in a fraction of a moment during the game. Bright marking lines also improve the overall appearance of the field.
by Nick A Patel