Derrick Quinet
Slippery Gym Floor Solution...?
March 26, 2009 05:17AM
We have a real issue with our wood floor, which seems significantly more slippery than it should be, even with the dust buildup we get.

Can anyone recommend a cleaning solution that will help the floor remain tacky and clean?

It is possible that we may have used the wrong type of varnish - what would be the optimal varnish for an indoor wooden floor?

Thanks in advance for your help.

David Carlson
Re: Slippery Gym Floor Solution...?
November 06, 2009 01:07PM
Wood shavings/sawdust that has been treated with a floor mop oil. It works wonders on those slippery floors and requires no drying time. For every pound of shavings/sawdust, mix in a cup of floor mop oil and mix thouroughly. Sprinkle it on the floor in front of yur 60" mop and you'll be amazed at how well it works!
Tom Hughes
Re: Slippery Gym Floor Solution...?
December 24, 2009 11:20PM
We have used the Court Clean and the Tac-Tite Speed Mop at our facility. Our floors have never been cleaner on a regular basis. We have saved 1 recoat a year. We are very pleased to recommend the Gym Floor Resource website.
Tom K.
Re: Slippery Gym Floor Solution...?
August 26, 2010 08:35AM
This is how our gym floor is maintained.

It gets a new urethane finish every 2 years.

No need of special equipment. Dry mop floor every day. Two times a week wet mop floor using Hi-Trac made by Multi-Clean,

Damp mop it. Do not have it too wet. Rinsing is not necessary.

Got complains of the floor being slippery before using Hi-Trac. Have been using Hi-Trac for many years and have not received any complaints since its inception.

Erik Sigurdson
Re: Slippery Gym Floor Solution...?
February 12, 2013 02:36AM
Take some advice from the guys who actually install, sand, and refinish basketball courts. Goto and read the "court floor cleaning tips."

Most of the mops on the market do the same thing - they sweep dust. You need a mop that has microcleanze technology because it pulls more dirt off your floor.

More importantly you need a high quality cleaner. Most of the floor cleaners leave a soap residue that over time cause your floor to get cloudy, dull, and slippery. The soap residue must be removed by heavy cleaning using straight water. If you have an autoscrubber use white pads with water only.

Read about Courtcleanze because it's what most of the major colleges and professional teams are using for a reason.
Steve McLaughlin
Re: Slippery Gym Floor Solution...?
October 14, 2013 10:31PM
Players can also try Court Grabbers, which allow the player to clean their shoes while on the court , during play.
This is a new piece of safety equipment. For more info see the website at

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