For K-12 schools, being able to use the gym floor for games, concerts, and events is crucial. Sunnyside School District in Tucson, Arizona is the second largest Public-School District in Arizona serving students throughout the southern part of the City of Tucson and areas adjacent in Pima County, including San Xavier Reservation. School facilities are available for rent to public agencies, and organized community groups for events including education, elections, and civic welfare. The district has eight wood athletic floors which must maintain their championship appearance year-round and handle heavy foot traffic on a daily basis.
Sunnyside’s custodial supervisor, Manuel Portillo, and assistant director of maintenance, Fernando Valencia, were exploring options for replacing the district’s wood floor regimen to have a less time consuming and labor-intensive program. They also prefer the use of green certified products to follow the district’s initiative of using sustainable cleaning and maintenance practices throughout its facilities.
Sunnyside was offered the new program, Wood Care by Diversey, powered by Bona®, which is designed for K-12 educational facilities, featuring smart systems and a range of Bona products that simplify and protect wood floors. A demonstration was set up in one of the district’s 8,000-square-foot gymnasiums. Led by Diversey and Bona wood care team members, a Bona FlexiSand DCS® buffer with a Bona MultiDisc, and Bona Diamond discs were used for buffing. Followed with a Bona SuperCourt® athletic floor care mop and microfiber dry dusting pad, used to eliminate dirt, dust, and debris. The process reduced prep time by 50 percent which reduced labor costs, while improving the overall appearance of the gym floor. The prep work and first coat of Bona SuperCourt Optum™, Bona’s premium waterborne one-component finish, that is ready for play in just 24-hours, was applied in less than three hours.
Sunnyside School District was pleased with the value of this process and the results of their athletic wood floor. Manuel Portillo was pleased with the results and stated, “The ease of the program, including quality of product, time and labor savings, were simply too good to resist. We are committed to using the Diversey wood care program this summer to complete all of the gym floors in our district.” The Wood Care by Diversey, powered by Bona® program includes numerous time-saving and appearance-enhancing solutions, as well as being the only complete GREENGUARD-certified system of products and an industry first, two-year guarantee.
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