Just like real ice, your skates make cuts into synthetic ice! With every stride, pivot, and stop, your skates will cut into the synthetic ice and little plastic shavings will form.
Similar to how real ice is zambonied after every period, you will need to vacuum or sweep up these shavings occasionally when skating on synthetic ice. As you skate more and more, the synthetic ice will wear down slowly over time, but the act of skating on your tiles wears them down evenly.
You will notice these cuts and shavings more with our coloured tiles than our standard white tiles.
Here's what your tiles may look like after some hard training!
In order to keep your tiles looking fresh, we recommend covering with a tarp when not in use if your setup is outside. Dirt and grime will find its way into the cuts a groves created during play. If your tiles need a clean, check out this article.