"To preserve the beauty and life of your maple floor, the MFMA recommends that recreational surfaces receive periodic refinishings. Facility use, abuse and maintenance will determine the appropriate refinishing schedule. Most gymnasium floors should be annually recoated."1MFMA Industry Recommendations - Sanding, Sealing, Court Lining, Finishing & Resurfacing of Maple Gym Floors. (March 2008). Retrieved from http://www.maplefloor.org/TechnicalInfo/Sanding-and-Sealing/Annual-Maintenance-Refinishing.aspx
Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Wood Floor Program?
Get brilliant shine, excellent durability, and extend the life of your wood floors with the Buckeye Reflections Wood Floor Program. It is easy to follow, cost effective, and will provide years of beauty, performance, safety, and durability.
Choose from the most environmentally preferable oil and water-based wood floor coatings with the lowest VOCs (volatile organic compounds) on the market. Receive hands-on, personalized training from a Reflections representative, and access to Reflections web-based and DVD training approved by the MFMA (Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association).
"From time to time even the most meticulously cared-for maple gymnasium floor should receive a complete resurfacing. The frequency of complete resurfacing depends on numerous factors, but typically is performed about every eight to ten years".2MFMA Industry Recommendations - Sanding, Sealing, Court Lining, Finishing & Resurfacing of Maple Gym Floors. (March 2008). Retrieved from http://www.maplefloor.org/TechnicalInfo/Sanding-and-Sealing/Existing-Maple-Floor.aspx
Water-Based Wood Floor Coatings
Our water-based wood floor coatings have some of the lowest VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in the country. Because the VOCs are so low, you may even choose to prep the gym floor during school hours. Buckeye Reflections water-based wood floor coatings are easy to work with, and may be burnished to restore gloss and traction.
"We use the Buckeye Reflections Program for our wood floors. Arena® 300 has exceeded our expectations for durability and appearance. Our gym is a focal point, not only for our athletic department, but for our school in general. We are extremely proud of this facility!"
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences – Seattle, WA
Oil-Based Wood Floor Coatings
Our oil-based wood floor coatings are VOC compliant, extremely durable, and achieve a high gloss after only one or two coats. They also hold up well to scuffing and scratching. Buckeye Reflections oil-based wood floor coatings are easy to apply, less viscous, and don’t have the harsh odors of traditional oil-based wood floor coatings.
Hands-On and Web-Based Training
When you work with Buckeye's full line of wood floor care products, you receive hands-on, personalized training from a Reflections representative, and access to Reflections web-based and DVD training approved by the MFMA (Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association).
When you’re ready to coat your wood floor, the Buckeye Reflections Wood Floor Program covers the proper techniques for applying both oil and water-based wood floor coatings including recommended product coverage, dry times, cure times, recoat windows, and more.
We provide training for your staff on a variety of preparation methods. From the traditional dry screening method to the latest and most innovative Gym Bond/Autoscrubber prep method.
This method can save up to 60%
of the typical time and labor spent on prepping wood floors and uses equipment that you already have.
Every wood floor is different, and your Buckeye sales representative can help you determine which prep method is the best for your floor.
Arena® 300 with Microban® Technology
Arena 300 is a 100% urethane, water-based OMU (oil-modified urethane) wood floor coating that has exceptional durability and shine, an extremely mild scent, superior film hardness, quick dry time, scuff and scratch resistance, and is burnishable with Floortonic Burnishing Liquid.
"Our gym floors are the most expensive floors in our schools, so we have to be confident in the products we use. The Buckeye Reflections Wood Floor Program is a complete program, not just products, and the training is phenomenal! Now we can do our gym floors in-house and save money, and still get results like this!"
Francis Howell School District – St. Charles, MO