Skating center carpet takes more abuse than most other carpets. Constant impact from heavy skates can really take a toll on your skating rink carpet, so check out these 4 tips to keep your commercial carpet looking great!
- Use carpet mats on high-traffic areas. Placing a good carpet mat at the building entrance or in front of the registers can help protect these areas from uneven wear and tear. Mats also help prevent excess dirt and water from being brought into your rink.
- Use good carpet padding. Subpar carpet padding will cause the back of the carpet to rub against the hard floor underneath it. Carpet padding is also an important shock absorber, especially in a skating rink where constant skate impacts can wear down a subpar carpet and padding very quickly.
- Clean it properly! Make sure your cleaning service regularly vacuums and that they set their vacuums at the correct height. Vacuuming at too low of a setting can put unnecessary stress on your carpet, whereas too high of a setting will fail to get all the dirt. It’s also important that stains not be given a chance to sit. Make sure your staff is properly trained in carpet stain removal.
- Consider Carpetile! The original Carpetile is designed to be laid in a random pattern, creating a kind of checkerboard appearance. This makes replacing damaged or stained sections of carpet incredibly easy and inexpensive.