The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association does not recommend the use of automated power scrubbing equipment for general, daily, or weekly maintenance of your maple floor.

The use of power scrubbing equipment may void warranties administered by your MFMA maple flooring system manufacturer and/or sport floor contractor. Before incorporating general maintenance procedures for your gym floor, the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association strongly recommends reviewing your warranty and maintenance information provided to you by your MFMA sport floor contractor and/or MFMA maple manufacturer.

The use of automated power scrubbing equipment for general, daily, or weekly maintenance procedures may lead to specific side effects listed below.

Possible effects to maple floor boards

  • Shaling
  • Splintering
  • Excessive shrinkage and expansion
  • Splitting of individual pieces of wood flooring
  • Raised or Uneven sides
  • Cupping

Possible effects to the floor finish and paint

  • Premature/excessive finish wear
  • Chipping and peeling of paint and finish
  • Swirl marks in the finish
  • Dull finish appearance

Please direct all warranty questions and/or concerns to your MFMA sport floor contractor or MFMA maple flooring manufacturer. Please refer to the following web links below for contact information for your MFMA sport floor contractor and MFMA maple manufacturer.

Find a Sport Floor Contractor

MFMA Maple Mill Manufacturers

If you have any additional questions, please contact MFMA’s Technical Director at 888-480-9138.


Revised 01/10
Disclaimer: The MFMA provides general information to architects, specifiers and consumers. The MFMA, its members, officers and agents disclaim any responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy or applicability of these guidelines under all circumstances and conditions.
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