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How to Clean Indoor Turf

July 19, 2020 By Zogics

The Indoor Turf Advantage

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Indoor turf offers a lot of benefits to fitness facilities. Turf is a safe playing surface that allows you to mimic outdoor activities inside, a huge advantage for facilities in areas with intense seasonal weather. It’s also durable, versatile, and easily customizable.

Having a lawn that doesn’t need to be watered is a big plus, too.

Indoor turf requires regular upkeep to stay in tip-top shape and keep your members safe. Think of how much sweat and grime the surface is exposed to every day. Turf is likely to collect bacteria if it isn’t regularly cleaned.

When you add turf to your facility, you will want to instill 2 types of cleaning protocols: everyday maintenance and scheduled deep cleaning.

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Everyday Maintenance for Indoor Turf

Indoor turf should be a part of your cleaning routine each day. You don’t need to do a deep cleaning daily, but you should be looking for stains and removing debris to prevent buildup of grime.

Your everyday indoor turf maintenance should look like this:

Step 1: Remove debris. Sweep (or use a flexible non-metal rake) to pick up large bits of debris. Vacuum like you would carpeting to pick up surface soil.

Step 2: Brush any flattened grass areas against the grain to push the bristles back up.

Step 3: Spot clean any stains or messes. The stain removal chart below outlines common turf stains and how to get rid of them.

Cleaning chart for removing common indoor turf stains.

 

Steps for Deep Cleaning Turf

Schedule a deep cleaning for your turf monthly. This will include steps 1-3 of your everyday maintenance routine, plus a focus on disinfecting the surface and checking for uneven areas.

Step 1: Remove debris. Sweep (or flexible non-metal rake) to pick up large bits of debris. Vacuum like you would carpeting to pick up surface soil.

Step 2: Brush any flattened grass areas against the grain to push the bristles back up.

Step 3: Spot clean any stains or messes.

Step 4: Apply a surface disinfectant to the turf using an atomizing sprayer.

Step 5: Inspect the surface for any uneven areas or seams. Uneven distribution of the infill is potentially dangerous to users because it can cause them to trip.

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Turf That Lasts

Your facility didn’t invest in turf for it to be a short term solution, so don’t treat it like one. Indoor sports turf is a versatile, long-term addition to your gym. It works for a variety of classes and training opportunities and is sure to be a draw for your clientele.

Thanks to being low-maintenance, using indoor turf won’t cost you an arm and a leg or break any backs cleaning. If you treat your turf right, you’ll have a lasting flooring solution.

For more information on turf, check out our blog post on the ultimate guide to indoor turf here.

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