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|  In PractIce  |  SportS and leiSure facilitieS Polymeric dispersions and care emulsions are common choices, as pad (white, beige or red) in conjunction with a cleaning agent long as the product used is suitable for application in sports halls. designed for that particular coating. The spray cleaning procedure It takes two to three applications to ensure an ideal coating seal. may be applied partially or across the entire surface. 33 33StrippingMaintenance cleaning Sports hall floors must be cleaned frequently. Loose dirt is a The worn care layer can be removed with a single-disc machine common occurrence in the normal operation of a sports hall. in conjunction with a green pad and a general purpose stripping Mopping works best and machines with a working width of 160 agent. Treatment with a green pad will leave the surface somewhat centimeters and special microfiber covers are particularly suitable: roughened, so a finish layer should be re-applied. Dry stripping They have an excellent dirt-absorption capacity. to remove the care film is more environmentally responsible and Wet mopping or a scrubbing machine will get rid of clinging dirt. generally preferable to wet stripping procedures that involve For a competitive dancing event, for instance, hall floors are often chemicals. covered with carpet tiles and parquet. 33Floor socket cleaning The dancers use wax powder, which over time collects in the Recessed sockets tend to collect loose dirt if their covers are not carpet tiles together with dirt particles. This can lead to slippery adequately sealed. If this is the case, floor sockets must be cleared floors after cleaning. Carpet tiles must always be cleaned particu- with a wet vacuum cleaner, and the sealing surfaces must be larly thoroughly to prevent large quantities of residual dirt and cleaned. To avoid corrosion, sockets should be cleaned after the wax from impairing subsequent floor use. stripping process. If moisture penetrates into the sockets, the floor Thorough and intensive cleaning are a must to protect the flooring seal must be restored to an impermeable standard. N investment and ensure it performs up to expectations. Scrubbing Martin Lutz, FIGR | markus.targiel@holzmann-medien.de machines consistently prove to be the most effective cleaning equipment. 33 Martin LutzInterim cleaning Stubborn soiling (e.g. sole abrasion or heel marks) and superficial, Managing Director, FIGR, Lutz-Fachbücher | Certified cleaning fine scratches in the coating can be removed by spray cleaning appointed and certified expert on the industrial cleaning trade |technician and hygienist, professional facility cleaner, publicly with a single-pad machine or a high-speed machine using a soft www.figr.de Structure Typical Pros Cons characteristics Area • Elastic construction A large deformation Addresses requirements Harder surface; inert response elasticity (swing beam) or elastic depression forms when for non-slip safety, sliding coating spot pressure is applied behaviour, residual • Rigid load distribution depression depth, and tiles rolling loads; suitable for • Surface layer cycling and roller sports (no certificate necessary), Sports flooring properties certivicate required if W500 ≤ 5 % Point • Elastic layer A small deformation Quick response to light Seems harder with wide-area elasticity • Surface layer depression forms when loads loads; impedes transport spot pressure is applied of loads on rolls Combined • Elastic construction A large deformation Combines the advantages Suitability for cycling and elasticity (swing beam) or elastic depression forms when of area-elastic flooring with roller sports must be certified coating spot pressure is applied, those of point-elastic separately • Rigid load distribution but the depression at the flooring plates load point is small • Elastic layer • Surface layer Mixed • Elastic layer The size of the deformation Reduces the disadvantages Suitability for cycling and elasticity • Area-stiffening depression ranges between of both the area-elastic and roller sports must be certified components that of the area-elastic and the point-elastic floors separately • Surface layer the point-elastic floors An overview of sports hall and gym flooring types. Source: FIGR 52 GLOBAL CLEANING | ISSUE 2016


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