The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) created the following position statements to assist in the education of maple athletic flooring. They are created for those who do not have a detailed knowledge of the construction and/or post installation use and maintenance of athletic floors. Information contained herein is based on best industry practices and knowledge, however the MFMA, its members and employees, do not warrant the information contained herein as proper under all conditions. The MFMA reserves the right to revise these position statements as necessary.

Questions concerning information contained in these position statements should be directed to MFMA. Please call MFMA at (888) 480-9138 or email MFMA.

Chatter Marks
Chatter Marks (Members Only)
Concrete Slab Flatness
Concrete Slab Moisture Content
Concrete Surface Vapor Retarders
Concrete Surface Vapor Retarders - (Members Only)
Cupping, Crowning, Compression Ridging & Compression Set
Dead Spots
Dead Spots (Members Only)
End Joint Spacing in Random Length Strip and Finger Jointed Strip Floors
End Joint Spacing in Random Length Strip and Finger Jointed Strip Floors (Members Only)
Expansion Spacing ("Washer Rows")
Expansion Spacing ("Washer Rows") (Members Only)
Expansion Voids
Expansion Voids (Members Only)
Ff/Fl Numbers and Concrete Slab Flatness
Finish Ambering
Finish Ambering (Members Only)
Finish Peeling/Chipping
Finish Peeling/Chipping (Members Only)
Floor Penetrations
Floor Penetrations (Members Only)
Floor Squeaks
Hard Maple vs. Soft Maple
Humidity and Environmental Recommendations
Moisture Barriers
Moisture Barriers (Members Only)
Moisture Infiltration
Moisture Infiltration (Members Only)
Multiple Sport Gamelines
Multiple Sport Gamelines (Members Only)
Onsite Color Blending
Onsite Color Blending - (Members Only) NEW
Painted Lines, Logos, and Borders
Painted Lines, Logos, and Borders (Members Only)
Panelization (Members Only)
Physical Properties and Characteristics
Plyometric Dots and Agility Ladders
Plyometric Dots and Agility Ladders (Members Only)
Poly Balls
Poly Balls (Members Only)
Power Scrubbers
Radiant Heat
Refinishing (Members Only)
Roller Skating and Rollerblading
Scissor Lifts
Shimming of Floating Floors
Shimming of Floating Floors (Members Only)
Shrinkage Cracks
Shrinkage Cracks (Members Only)
Site Evaluation
Site Evaluation (Members Only)
Solid Painted Areas on Maple Gym Floors
Stain a Maple Floor?
Staining a Maple Floor (Members Only)
Stapling & Nailing Schedules
Stapling & Nailing Schedules (Members Only)
Sticker Stain
Sticker Stain (Members Only)
Subfloor Blocking
Subfloor Blocking (Members Only)
Sustainable Forestry and FSC Certification
Swirl Marks
Swirl Marks (Members Only)
Tape on a Maple Floor
Wood Filler
Wood Filler (Members Only)
Wood Treatments
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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