A Gym Floor is not a Swimming Pool
Gym Floors and Water Do Not Mix Well
A wooden gym floor is never meant to hold water. So not surprising, when this local schools gym floor was flooded with water, the wood flooring reacted negatively. It wasn't much time before the wooden planks in the floor began to cup or crown.
Wooden planks expand and contract based on the amount of moisture around it. Cupping occurs when individual boards bend upward at the edges. Crowning is the opposite - the center of the board bends upward, making the middle higher than the edges. If excess moisture gets into your floor, it will cause your floor to either cup or crown.
Even a small amount of water can cause damage to your wood gym floor. The sooner repairs start, the less time the water has to spread to other areas of your floor - and the sooner repairs begin.
If you ever find your gym floor has become an impromptu water park, please do not wait. Call the experts in Water Cleanup at SERVPRO of Quincy.
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