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What is the cost comparison of a wood sports floor - vs - a synthetic sports floor?
 
When comparing the cost of a maple wood floor and a synthetic floor, two critical factors to analyze are life cycle costs and annual maintenance costs. Maple wood flooring possesses a life expectancy of 40 years. Most synthetic floors have a life expectancy of 15 years. A maple wood floor will last nearly three times as long as a synthetic floor.

Wood and synthetic floors will have similar daily maintenance costs. All manufactures recommend that the floor be swept on a daily basis with a treated dust mop to remove dust, grit, sand, and abrasive particles. The weekly maintenance costs will be higher for synthetic flooring. All synthetic manufactures recommend that their floor system be cleaned at least once a week with an auto-scrubber and specific cleaning chemicals. An auto-scrubber should never be used on a wood floor. On an annual basis, synthetic flooring should be deep cleaned and maple flooring should be screened and refinished. The cost to screen and refinish maple flooring is typically slightly higher than deep cleaning a synthetic floor.

The MFMA conducted an independent report comparing the life cycle cost of wood flooring, rolled vinyl flooring, and poured urethane flooring. The report concluded that the annual cost for a maple wood floor was $3,140 less than poured urethane and $3,590 less than rolled vinyl.

 
 
   
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