Read all about the current MFMA winter advisory for your gymnasium floors
With the onset of winter weather across much of the United States and Canada, MFMA advises owners, architects, school officials, and facility managers that it is normal to see some contraction of maple flooring strips, especially in newly installed floors. Cold temperatures and low humidity levels can have negative effects on your maple floor. Brutal winter weather can result in a reduction of indoor relative humidity levels which in turn can lower your maple floor’s moisture content below recommended levels. Wood is a hygroscopic material. When exposed to varying temperatures and humidities, it will release or absorb moisture until it is at equilibrium with the surrounding atmosphere.