Rubber Matting for Gym
Do you want to pay more! Choose the best floor for you from several alternatives.
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For home and commercial usage floorings like stores and offices, LVT flooring is of the best alternative, durable, and have several color options.
Rubber flooring the commonly used product for the gym and fitness industry, choose from several products the best floor for your commercial gym. See our garage gym flooring category and gym equipment category
PVC click tiles for your garage, durable and strong floors made from PVC.
Horse matting and playground flooring made from recycled rubber for safety.
Gym Flooring Mats Guide
You can find several alternatives to the gym flooring system for your commercial flooring. Which floor system is suitable for you? Eva foam, Plastic, PVC, or Rubber? Which one you have to choose?
Foam mats are the cheapest solution but they are not durable enough like PVC and rubber. Soft foam mats generally have 40 Shore hardness (what is shore hardness?), yoga mats are generally made of foam EVA or PVC.
Foam mats (or Eva mats) are generally soft and suitable for martial arts. Rubber floors have 60 shore hardness, they are soft enough for shock absorbing and hard enough to keep long-lasting durability.
Plastic and PVC-based mats are very durable but they are not so flexible as rubber. PVC and Plastic floors have rigid surfaces so they are not suitable to use as free weights and weight lifting flooring.
Wooden floors are not suitable for free weight and weightlifting areas.
Recycled or Virgin Floor Tiles?
Both, virgin and recycled rubber gym flooring for sports have the same features. Recycling of automotive and truck tires helps us to produce recycled gym floor mats and help to have a competitive price range. Virgin rubber is called also vulcanized rubber at the same time.
Rubber gym flooring mats made from natural rubber are expensive but with the latest technology and strength of polyurethane-based adhesives, recycled rubber gym floors are strong like virgin rubber. Recycled floors are also called crumb flooring. We offer environmentally friendly and high-density and heavy-duty gym mats. Virgin rubber is widely used at the production of gym equipment like dumbbells and weight plates.
How to Cut Gym Floors?
Cutting and adjusting rubber tiles is easy than you imagine. There is a proper way of doing it so you won’t damage your material or worse, an injury. Learning how to cut rubber properly can give you a clean cut that won’t leave you with gaps or crooked edges. This way you will end up with rubber tiles or rubber sheets which you can connect on your own will fit better.
Some thicker rubber floor tiles used as heavyweight mats might be tough and take longer to cut, but using the same procedure will still get the job done. Follow these simple instructions to ensure your gym mats are cut correctly! Be sure before the application your floor has to clean off dust, oil, and grease. Read the gym blog for easy to install tips.
Recycled Rubber Systems for Sports
You can install gym mats by yourself. You have to care about some points to have a better floor finishing your gym. Recycled rubber tiles are made of recycled rubber and recycled gym mats have a tolerance on dimensions 0,3% and 1mm on thickness.
These tolerances are accepted by the producers. Some producers offer a maximum of 0,3% tolerance on dimensions and a maximum of 1mm on thicknesses.
Rubber floors have a cushion effect (gym cushion flooring) and this helps to avoid injuries of the body during all sports and gymnastic activities. Use the advantage of rubber flooring for all sports and workout exercises area.
You may have confused about when you are going to install your floor for the gym. There are some points that you have to care for flooring installation.
Is your gym small than your dream? Then you have to think about installing the tiles in a symmetric way. In this way, you will have the line between the tiles, and this straight line will affect your gym seem larger. See Floorwiki for detailed application tips.
You can apply roll flooring with double-sided tapes and adhesives. We advise double-sided tapes application for home gym mats or only light traffic commercial gyms like personal studios.
Rubber has a lot of advantages because of its durability and elastic form. That’s why rubber is the best material for sports floor systems, rubber floor systems have also cushioned the effect on sports flooring.
Rubber flooring is also preferred as Crossfit gym mats because of rubber’s high impact protection flooring, rolls also have good advantages as rubber matting for your garage gym flooring and home.
Cleaning of Rubber Mats
Easy Cleaning Purposes; Keeping your floor clean is a big concern. Flatline and Luna series gym floor mats are easy to clean because of their anti-porous surfaces. Simply vacuum regularly and go with a mop. To clean the rubber floor tiles you will need PH natural floor cleaning chemicals.
Sound Insulation of Gym Tiles
Rubber flooring materials have sound reduction up to 24 DB, so if you have sound problems in your gym you have to choose the minimum 25mm thick rubber tiles. If you have vibration problems in your gym with heavyweight drops then you have to choose the minimum 30mm thick tiles. Thicker tiles always have better results on vibration and sound insulation. If you need weightlifting noise reduction then you have to choose 30mm tiles
Fitness Room Design with Colours
Flatline series fitness flooring tiles have colours black, blue, grey, terracotta red, dark green, blue flecks, grey flecks, and yellow flecks. Any color is suitable to produce over 100 square meter orders.
Outdoor Usage of Gym Mats
All our products are suitable to use outdoor, the only point you have to care about leveling of the base floor. You need a flat surface and your base floor need to have a water drainage system otherwise water will always stay on the rubber tiles.
How to Apply Rubber Floors Over Under Heated Floors
You can apply rubber tiles (Flatline and Luna series) over-under heated floors to avoid any risk to broke your under heating system you always have to prefer thick mats (minimum 30mm thickness)
Odour Problem of exercise mats, Does it Smell?
During production, we use odourless chemicals so the smell that you are going to feel will be like a brand new automotive. After a few weeks, you won’t feel any more smell. You can use even unventilated areas.
Is it Difficult to Carry? Are They Heavy?
Rubber rolls are generally heavy we always advise carrying with 2 persons (average weight of rolls are about 70 kgs). Rubber rolls have the advantage of covering large areas very easily. Rubber tiles are suitable to carry by yourself (max. product weight is 36 kgs).
Floorinftiness offers a wide range of flooring solutions with high-quality products. Playmats made from rubber generally have a lower density and not suitable for gym flooring.
Floor Types for Different Activities
Functional Training; Functional training helps provide you with the strength, stability, and mobility you need to thrive in your life and sports. You use basic functional movement patterns like pushing, pulling, hinging, squatting, rotating, carrying, and gait patterns walking and running every day. Functional fitness floor markings are also available upon request. Choose the best for your functional training gym.
Free Weight; Free weight exercises are generally going parallel with cardio exercises. Free weights used up to 60 kg. Impact rubber floors help to protect your base floor and equipment.
So you need a floor to keep your weights and equipment safe and to protect your base floor. Rubber gym mats are available from 15mm to 40mm thickness.
Cardio and Strength; Cardio exercises are mainly applied to machines like treadmills. Mainly you don’t need weights so you will need a basic but durable floor because all gym machines like treadmills have a vibration. See suitable products for your cardio exercises area and fitness flooring.
Weight Lifting and CrossFit; Weightlifting is a passion always to lift more and games always based on for winners. Weight lifting has different types of the deadlift, squat and Olympic weightlifting. So for weightlifting, you have to decide the maximum weights you are going to use.
CrossFit is combined with exercise sets of weightlifting, cardio, and body exercises. During CrossFit and Weightlifting exercises weights go up to 180 -200 kg and kettlebells also used. Choose the suitable product for you. We have the available thickness of rubber tiles 25mm – 30mm and 40mm.
Sprint Track; Running on a track is the most popular place for sprint training because the distances are demarcated by lines on the ground, making it easy to keep track of exactly how far you are running. The surface is also good for shock absorption, which is helpful for keeping your joints healthy and free of injury. Choose from our ready to use sprint track floors and gym astroturf.
Martial Arts; Martial arts are body sports for defense and attack also widely used in army educations and training. Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, and Aikido are the most popular martial arts. So for martial arts, you need a very soft floor to avoid injury risk of players.
I’m looking to fit out my double garage with flooring, suitable for heavyweight training.
What thickness is recommended for gym floor mats? Do you need adhesive to install your tiles?
I’m a little concerned with non-interlocking mates and having corners turn up etc
You can choose 20mm thick tiles, 20 mm tiles are recommended up 140 kgs weight training
If you are going to install the tiles from wall to wall ( if they tiles touch each other ) you won’t need glue down ( for home and garage gym we don’t advise using glue ) You may need to glue down only for the entrance part.
Corners turn up and any problems like this may happen if you use foam tiles or low-density rubber tiles ( 700- 750 kgs /m3 ) our rubber tiles have the density 1000- 1050 kgs/m3. they are strong enough.
I am going to build a garage gym and I will train heavy-weights around 180 kgs, which floor do you advise?
We advise 30m thick rubber tiles, 30mm thick tiles are suitable up to 200 kgs weight drop
Hi, can you confirm the recommended adhesive type to stick down the tiles?
We advise polyurethane-based ( flexible ) adhesives
Adhesives have 2 types
- One component adhesive – this is ready to use adhesives and easy for end-users to apply by themself at home or garage
- Two-component adhesives – this needs professional application so we don’t advise for home or garage users, this type is suitable for commercial gyms.
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Whats is the best mat for doing HIIT cardio and weights on paving in the garden? Just want to take the pressure off knees etc.
We advise 20mm thick gym floor mats, suitable up to 140 kgs weights and soft enough to protect your body.
Be sure for the outdoor applications like garden or terrace you need a water drainage system if your outdoor area over paving or concrete is not flat and if there is standing water then the rubber tiles may defect sooner than guaranteed time.
Hi There, I have received an order 10 rubber tiles ref. G3020-SI. I am getting someone in to lay and he wanted to know whether or not he needs to allow an expansion gap for them when it hets hot in the summer.
Do not need gaps between tiles, please lay the tiles without any gaps, you won’t have any problems in the summer, Rubber tiles have high density and dimensions tolerance is less than 1%.
The floor tiles arrived this week, could you advise as to if there is a coating on the surface that needs to be removed as the surface is quite slippery which isn’t great for a gym floor? If the surface needs cleaning do you know what product is required?
We advise cleaning the tiles with PH neutral (PH 7) liquid soaps and water, Rubber tiles have a very thin film of protection, this film makes the slippery effect. After cleaning and usage of a few days, the film will be removed and you will have the exact anti-slippery surface.