Squash Court Maintenance, Refurbishment, Repair, Sanding Services
AM Flooring are specialists in squash court refurbishment, installation, maintenance and repair. All work complies with England Squash and Racquetball standards. We have many years experience in sanding, maintaining and installing squash court floors. We also install, repair and maintain the walls and lights. We use only Armourcoat products that are designed specifically for squash and racquetball.
Below is a more detailed description of the services we provide. We can work with you to decide which maintenance services you require to best suite your needs and budget.
Squash Court Floor Sanding
Squash Court floors are typically finished to a 60 grit finish and left un-sealed to give good grip for the quick direction changes required. This means the court needs to be sanded regularly as the boards can discolour quickly and loose grip as dirt gets into the grain and the surface starts to smooth off. Any board court repairs will be carried out prior to the floor sanding process. Sanding is an important part of maintenance to keep the surface safe. Most of our clients have their courts sanded yearly to keep them within the standard required. This also means we will not have to take too much wood off the surface, if the floor is left un-sanded for years more of the surface will need to be sanded away to achieve the required finish.
Squash Court Floor Installation
There are two main types of flooring we are able to install. The traditional type of floor is the 57mm random length maple board. These are 57mm tongue and groove boards which are secret nailed into a sprung baton.
The second type of floor is the Junckers Sylva-Squash. This is an engineered solid beech wood board designed specifically for squash. It is twice the width of the maple board which makes it cheaper to install. The design of the board and the beech wood also means the boards are less likely to crack costing less on future maintenance making it the most popular choice for our clients. These boards are also tongue and groove and secret nailed into sprung batons.
Squash COurt Line Marking
Line markings are usually painted in red although other colours can be used (some of our clients favour blue or green). All floor markings are painted using a 2 pack polyurethane Sportiff line marking paint, our favoured paint for all our line marking. Floor line marking is applied with every sanding or installation job free of charge by AM Flooring. We also install or repair the service and out of play lines with Armourcoat products.
Squash Court Wall Cleaning
Walls are easily marked by the constant contact of the rubber balls which are usually dark in colour. They also get marked with Graphite from the rackets which constantly scrape the walls. The walls should never be cleaned with regular cleaning products as they can penetrate the plaster and weaken it causing the plaster to crack and break off. We always use Armourcoat cleaner which is designed specifically to clean Armourcoat plaster without causing any damage. If your courts have a heavy use this is an important part of Squash Court Maintenance.
Squash Court Painting & Platering
If the walls are very badly damaged the plaster or part of the plaster can be removed and new Armourcoat plaster can be applied. If your walls are only lightly worn we can paint them with England Squash approved paint. Squash court wall painting can transform you court into a a new looking space. If you have a good Squash Court Maintenance programme it is less likely you will need your walls re-plastered saving you money in the long run. Using only alpha grade gypsum with a blend of hardening agents, pigments and resins, Armourcoat provides a superb white finish for traditional white courts par excellence. Unlike some competitive products Armourcoat exhibits no pin-holing, yellowing with age, or surface coarseness to trap dirt and grease, or ball and racket markings. Because it has a smooth, matt surface Armourcoat is easily cleaned so that walls can be kept in pristine condition, without ever needing to be painted. If it does get damaged, its smooth finish can be quickly and economically repaired.
We also install and repair the sounding board/tin with England Squash and Racquetball approved products by Armoucoat so we can guarantee durability.
If you have any questions feel free to call for friendly advice.
Specialists in squash court repair.