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Position Statements

The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) created the following position statements to assist in the education of issues pertaining to maple athletic flooring. Information contained herein is based on best industry practices and experience. These position statements are to be used as general guidelines only and are not intended to be applicable to all conditions and circumstances. The MFMA reserves the right to revise these position statements as necessary.

Certain position statements are only accessible to current MFMA members. To create a complimentary member account, architects and specifiers click HERE and facility managers click HERE.

For questions regarding information in the position statements or technical issues experienced while creating an account or accessing a position statement, please call us at (888) 480-9138 or email us.

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.

Accessory Cover Plates in Maple Sports Floors
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Catastrophic Moisture
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Chatter Marks
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Common Side Effects of Flooded Maple Sport Floor Systems
Members Only
Concrete Slab Flatness
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Concrete Slab Moisture Content
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Concrete Surface Vapor Retarders
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Cupping, Crowning, Compression Ridging & Compression Set
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Dead Spots (Updated 2024)
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End Joint Spacing in Random Length Strip and Finger Jointed Strip Floors (2024)
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Expansion Spacing ("Washer Rows")
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Expansion Voids
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Ff/Fl Numbers and Concrete Slab Flatness
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Finish Ambering
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Finish Peeling/Chipping
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Floor Penetrations
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Floor Squeaks
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Hard Maple vs. Soft Maple
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Humidity and Environmental Recommendations (Updated 2024)
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Incidental Moisture
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Lighting Conditions
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Maintenance Recommendations - Lifecycle of Maple Floor
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Moisture Barriers
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Moisture Infiltration
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Multiple Sport Game Lines
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Onsite Color Blending of Flooring Strips
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Painted Lines, Logos, and Borders
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Panelization
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Physical Properties and Characteristics
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Plyometric Dots and Agility Ladders
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Poly Balls
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Power Scrubbers
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Power Scrubbers and Weight
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Radiant Heat
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Refinishing
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Roller Skating and Rollerblading
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Scissor Lifts
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Shimming of Floating Floors
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Shrinkage Cracks
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Site Evaluation
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Solid Painted Areas on Maple Gym Floors
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Staining a Maple Floor
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Stapling & Nailing Schedules
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Sticker Stain
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Subfloor Blocking
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Sustainable Forestry and FSC Certification
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Swirl Marks
Members Only
Tape on a Maple Floor
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Why MFMA
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Wood Filler
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Wood Treatments
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