So you are finally in the process of opening that fitness studio you’ve been dreaming of for such a long time. Congratulations! There is no better feeling than being able to do what you really love. As you might have noticed, opening a gym involves many decisions that need to be made upfront – choosing the best type of flooring being one of them.
The ideal gym flooring is strong and durable to support high traffic and heavy equipment. Plus, it should also provide impact absorption for the joints, muscles and, tendons as well as grip for the athlete while also allowing some degree of sliding so that the body can move naturally. Don’t worry, it is not that complicated as it sounds. To make things even easier for you, I’m here to introduce you to the most popular flooring options for your fitness center so that you can learn about their different benefits and choose the best one.
Rubber Gym Mats
When you don’t need to cover an entire floor area, rubber gym mats are your best option as they save you time and money. These are designed to hold up to the heaviest weights and provide excellent sound and shock absorption. And the best part is that rubber gym mats don’t require installation – just lay them and leave them like that. It is as easy as 1,2,3. And let’s not forget to say that these mats are also anti-microbial, water-resistant, and portable, so you can easily change your setup by simply picking them up and moving them where you want them.
Rubber Gym Tiles
This is a durable yet affordable gym floor that is popular for its easy, interlocking installation. If you are a DIY-er you will love installing this flooring in your gym as it is just like putting together a giant, life-size rubber puzzle. Each rubber tile contains interlocking edges that come together very easy, ensuring a fast and smooth installation. Rubber gym tiles are also easy to clean (just vacuum or use a damp mop when necessary), they are anti-microbial and water-resistant.
Rubber Gym Flooring Rolls
This is a pretty durable but also bulky floor that weights quite a lot. So if you are planning to DIY your gym flooring installation, you will definitely want to call your friends to help you with the project. Rubber gym rolls are great for tough workouts and heavyweights, as they will absorb the shock and sound, keeping your joints and subfloor protected. Plus, this kind of flooring is easy to clean, it is anti-microbial and water resistant.