April 13th, 2020

There’s no mistaking whose house you’re in upon entering the gym at Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio. “We put this 30-foot Firebird right at midcourt, and it’s the first thing you see,” says Scott Kaufman, athletic director and assistant principal at West, which recently refinished its gym floor. “There’s a lot of pride that goes into that.”Though the action taking place on it tends to rightfully garner much of the attention, a well-maintained gym floor can be a crown jewel of…

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March 20th, 2020

The environmental protection agency released a list of disinfectants that kill COVID-19. That list can be found at this link:https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2Are any of these cleaning products safe to use on finished gym floors?MFMA reached out to one of the brightest minds in the industry, Stuart Hughes of Hillyard Industries. Mr. Hughes provided the following insight:The majority of the disinfectants on the EPA list…

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February 26th, 2020

We are incredibly proud of our most recent installation project. At Fordham University, the Rose Hill Gymnasium, the home of the Rams, is the nation’s oldest on-campus collegiate basketball arena still in use. This was a massive undertaking, but our hard work was well worth the end result.

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June 11th, 2019

On June 5th, The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) recently approved moving the 3-point line. The arc will be moved to 22′-1 3/4″ for the 2019-20 season. This matches the international distance. The changes will go into effect for Division I for this next upcoming season. The change will not go into effect in Division II and III until 2020-21 season. Women are keeping the 3-point line at the distance it is at now. There are no changes to the current width of the lane. …

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March 1st, 2019

Your gymnasium floor takes a lot of wear and tear on a daily basis. Most gyms are used extensively during the school day: as a gymnasium, as a multipurpose room for assemblies and plays, or as lunch rooms. In addition, with the rise of after school activities and evening basketball games, many gyms are utilized up to 14 hours a day! Replacing a gym floor is expensive, therefore taking certain steps to maintain the floor will prolong its life and keep it looking like…

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