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.

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