Is Gym Flooring Essential?
Whether you already know what you need or need to find out what options there are for your new gym space floor, before you go out and jump at the first option you seem why not consider the key things you need the flooring to do. Then look at your budget. Then look at who's going to fit it.
Read our new guide to buying gym flooring that can help you see the options available to you.
As always, what you will find is that if it's high quality, durable and maybe even flecked or coloured, then you will need to spend a little more. Alternatively, if you really can't afford the good stuff, we do have some other options that may not break the bank.
Why not read our in-depth guide to choosing the right gym flooring?
What Are Your Options?
Believe it or not you actually have some choice over the type of gym flooring you choose. Whether you have only strength equipment, benches and racks or just cardio machines, there are a few choices - which means you get to pick what you reeally like.
For any commercial facility you must ensure the mats will be suitable for the intended purpose as well as ensure they will be fit for purpose in terms of footfall and health and safety. At home the flooring won't get the traffic, although if you like your heavy bars or dumbbells over 25kg each, then you will need to think about dissipating the energy from dropping the weights.
So What's Available?
- Rubber Tiles (Various sizes and thicknesses)
- Jigsaw Rubber Tiles (Various sizes and thicknesses)
- Rubber Matting (Larger mats)
- Sprint Tracks (Various sizes and lengths, markings or no markings)
- Rubber Rolls (need to be glued)
- Foam Tiles (not as durable for strength work)
- MMA Tatami type mats (Best only for floor work like judo)
Also seen, but not recommended :
- Carpet Tiles
- Kitchen lino
- Large carpet areas
Whether you have a small space in a dual use space at home or a dedicated gym area in your garden or office, or need a full commercial spec floor that can take the punishment from your members, ultimately you need to buy what is appropriate for your needs - and also for your budget.
It is a false economy, and dangerous too, to buy cheap flooring that really is not suitable for the intended use. From mats to tracks, rolls or tatami, consider the actual use you think it will get (and if commercial be very honest at what will go on behind your back) and buy accordingly.
GymEquipment.co.uk is highly experienced in helping you to understand which options may suit your busget and your needs, so why not call us now on 01494 952182 and we can help you decide.