Athletics Track Cleaning

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We offer athletics track cleaning services for many different types of sports facilities. This is often carried out at sports clubs and schools to remove dirt from the surface and make sure the flooring is in top condition. We’ll apply a jet wash to the area and brush away and debris which could get stuck in the pores of the track. Doing this helps to prevent issues with contamination and moss growth on the flooring, ensuring that it remains porous and doesn’t get slippery.

Please fill in our contact form to speak with an expert about prices for carrying out a thorough clean of your sport surface. The process may vary slightly depending on the type of facility you have and what needs to be done. If you can include as many details as possible in your enquiry then this will help us to give you a more accurate quote for the work.

How to Clean Running Tracks

When you have a brand new athletics facility installed, you need to make sure that the specialist surfacing is looked after properly so you can be confident that you’ll get the best performance qualities from the sports facility. Depending on the type of surface you have installed, there are different methods of athletics track cleaning and maintenance which can be used to take care of the facility, whether it’s a full running track, long jump runway or high jump fan.

  • Polymeric Rubber Track – This EPDM athletics flooring type is a hard porous surface which is extremely versatile and allows water to drain through it quickly and easily, therefore allowing sporting events and training to carry on in wet weather. Athletics surface cleaning for this polymeric surface can include regular light pressure washing and brushing to remove fallen debris such as leaves and litter to prevent them from contaminating the area. Chemical moss and algae treatments can also be applied as a preventative measure to stop contamination and maintain the porosity and safety of the surfacing.
  • Needlepunch Synthetic Track – This is a synthetic turf sport surface type which is also porous and extremely durable and can be used for many different activities. The needlepunch specification is installed like a carpet with a layer of sand infill between the fibres to enhance performance. Athletics track cleaning methods for this artificial grass system include drag brushing to spread the sand infill evenly throughout the pile and to remove dirt, as well as chemical treatments to stop contamination from algae and moss.


Preventing Damage to the Track

You should always put a suitable maintenance programme into place for any sports facility to ensure that it’s safe for use by the public or private users, and that it performs to its optimum potential. Without regular care and attention, your running surface, long jump runway or high jump fan could become damaged and contaminated, lose its permeability and begin holding water which can be costly to rectify. However if your running track surface does get damaged we can carry out repairs to fix it, take a look at this page for more details –

Athletics Surface Maintenance

As specialist athletics facility contractors, we can also provide a number of services in regards to athletics surface maintenance to help you keep your facility working well and free from flooding and contamination. We would be happy to offer advice for how you can look after the athletics surfacing yourself by preventing damage and weathering as much as possible through regular cleaning.

Our athletics surface maintenance services also include repairs to damaged areas, rejuvenation of sand infill for needlepunch systems, and full resurfacing projects for surfaces which has fallen into extreme disrepair and cannot be fixed by any other means. We’ll be able to recommend the best course of action for your facility to get it back in top condition if it has suffered damage.


Woodhouse grove school

Soft Surfaces won a competitive tender to supply and install a new 6528 m² all weather pitch, marked for football, rugby union and three 5-a-side pitches. There is storage at one end for posts and equipment and the complex is enclosed by a 3m high rebound fence. Lighting columns were erected along the perimeter, and lighting bollards to the access path. A large-scale earthworks scheme was undertaken to create a plateau some 900mm above the 100-year flood level in order to accommodate the pitch. SS worked over weekends and during the normal Christmas shutdown to minimise delays.

AFC Bournemouth

When AFC Bournemouth wanted to create a new training surface, we looked into the various options. We discussed the performance and playing characteristics of a variety of surfaces. In the summer, we chose a 3G surface (Rhino Turf VT40) which was supplied and installed by Soft Surfaces Ltd. We chose the Rebounce shock-pad to compliment the VT40 surface, as it met the performance, quality and the most natural appearance – so much more realistic in looks, feel and performance than other synthetic surfaces. We have found Soft Surfaces to be very professional and easy to deal and work with. 

Banister Primary School

We believe we received good value for money by opting to use Soft Surfaces and would like to thank the team for making it painless and stress-free installation experience. We were particularly impressed with the degree of flexibility your exercised as we wanted to change the perimeter area. It’s also important that I state how impressed we were with the cleanliness and tidiness of the work; the site was spotless upon completion. Likewise, the after service has been good and we appreciate that you’ve stayed in touch to make sure we were pleased with the end product. In summary i would be happy to reccomend Soft Surfaces without hesitation or reservation; it was a pleasure doing business with you!

Activity For All

Soft Surfaces came to run a brief presentation on the advantages of their product and why he felt that this was best value and straight away we understood what we was getting as a product, service and installation. I am more than happy with how the project ran with it being delivered ontime, within budget and now have a great football artificial 3G surface. I would strongly recommend dealing with James Dooley at Soft Surfaces who will talk you through the various costs, specifications and finer details because would definitely like to point out that the cheapest is not always the best value. Massive thank you to the team for providing us now with a thriving new facility!

Golborne High School

I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at Soft Surfaces Ltd for helping our school in the upgrade of our MUGA flooring. We were experiencing serious problems with contaminated sand causing flooding and making the surface dangerous under foot. You undertook a site visit and carried out an infill contamination assessment to investigate the problems. This identified that the sand infill needed replacing to bring the facility back to its correct playing characteristics and porous again. The PE staff in school are extremely impressed with the impact of the work undertaken and have commented that it has made a significant improvement to the MUGA surface. I would certainly recommend Soft Surfaces!

Costs for Cleaning Athletic Tracks

Flexible quotes and costs can be provided for our wide range of athletics surface maintenance and construction services, each quotation will be tailored to the particular works and every project has its own individual variables which affect the costs. Factors such as the nature of works, the area size of the facility, project location and access to site will all have an effect on our prices for carrying out the job.

Find Out More

We aim to give each customer a personalised, good value service and we would be happy to discuss any enquiry you have regarding athletics track cleaning or installation. Please use our contact form to send us the details of your particular project and a member of our friendly staff will be able to offer you some professional advice.

Try to include as much detail as possible about your project, such as the area size, location and existing ground conditions along with some photos. With this we can get the most accurate quote which will be best suited to your budget and cover every variable.

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