We all lead busy lives and time can sometimes seem to fly by for athletic facility operators and managers. We all know proper maintenance is always cheaper than replacement with respect to athletic equipment as a whole, and the same holds true for your facility’s crash pads.
Any variety of gym mat or athletic padding is a very important part of your athletic program, as it is often depended upon to take the biggest beating, and protect its users against injury. As time goes by, crash pads can become slightly worn down, especially on the surface from hours of continued use.
Scuffs, tears and cracks can all compromise the integrity of your padding as well as the safety of your students, athletes and other users. The fact of the matter is, simply because the surface of the padding looks worn, does not necessarily mean the foam and padding are ready for replacement.