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Gym Matting Guide
You can find several alternatives to the gym flooring system for your commercial and home gym flooring. Which floor system is suitable for you? Eva foam, Plastic, PVC or Rubber? Which one you have to choose?
Rubber flooring is the ideal solution for any purpose of the gym as floor coverings. Rubber gym floor mats have a very high shock-absorbing effect and these mats have very high durability. Another advantage is sound insulation. Rubber gym mats will help you to reduce sound up to 24 dB (what is Decibel?). The anti-slip surfaces of the rubber will help you to avoid sports injuries. For sports, you will always need slip-resistant surfaces.
Foam mats are the cheapest solution but they are not durable enough like PVC and rubber. 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 like rubber. PVC and Plastic floors have rigid surfaces so they are not suitable to use as free weights and weight lifting flooring.
Recycled or Virgin Rubber?
Both, virgin and recycled rubber gym flooring for sports have the same features. Recycling of automotive and truck tires help us to produce recycled gym floor mats and help to have a competitive price range. Virgin rubber is called also vulcanized at the same time.
Gym floor mats made from natural rubber are expensive but with the latest technology and strength of polyurethane-based adhesives, recycled rubber gym floors are strong as 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.
What is Maximum Weight Drop?
Maximum Weight Drop (MWD) is the critical thickness of rubber gym mats to keep your equipment and base floor secure.
FLOOR4GYM rubber flooring products identified with the MWD thickness, you can choose the thickness of the products related maximum weights to drop. Maximum Weight Drop depends on the density of the mat.
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How to Cut?
Cutting and adjusting rubber tiles is easy then 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 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 is cut correctly! Read floorwiki 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 0,8%.
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 your all sports and workout exercises area.
You may have confusions 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 then you dream? Then you have to think about to install the tiles in a symmetric way. By this way, you will have the line between the tiles and this straight line will affect your gym seem larger. See our blog for detailed application tips.
You can apply rolls 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 the 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 Gym Floor 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 you will need PH natural floor cleaning chemicals.
Sound Insulation of Rubber
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 Flatline tiles or Luna 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 Flooring Design with Colors
Flatline series fitness flooring tiles have colors 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. If you need coloured rubber matting for the gym to choose flatline color series of smirna series.
Outdoor Usage of Rubber
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 gym mats, Does it Smell?
During production, we use odorless 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?
Smirna and dynamic series rolls are heavy we always advice to carry with 2 persons (average weight of rolls are about 70 kgs). Smirna and dynamic series has the advantage of covering large areas very easy. Flatline and Luna series tiles are suitable to carry by yourself (max. product weight is 36 kgs).
FLOOR4GYM offers a wide range of flooring solutions with high-quality products. Play mats made from rubber generally have a lower density and not suitable for gym flooring.
Types of Floors
Tiles/Mats; Rubber Tiles and rubber gym mats even produced from recycled rubber or virgin rubber they are the best flooring materials for the home gym and commercial. You can choose the 50x50 cms Luna series and 100x100 cms Flatline series. You can choose the thickness from 15mm to 40mm. Tiles are produced generally in black but we offer a wide range of color selection. Available colors are grey, blue, terracotta red, blue flecks, and yellow flecks. FLOOR4GYM mats are guaranteed for 2 years. Stable floors are also suitable to use as heavy-duty gym flooring.
Rolls; Roll form of rubber flooring is available in thickness 4mm 6mm 8mm and 10mm. Thickness in 6mm is ideal for the home gym flooring. 8mm is suitable for garage gym, for CrossFit flooring you can start with 10mm thickness. Rolls are available in black (dynamic series), and yellow flecks, blue flecks and grey flecks (smirna series). Rubber floors in roll forms are guaranteed for 2 years.
Astroturf; Astroturf ready to use an athletic track for the commercial gym, Heavy-duty artificial grass for the gym with ready lanes, suitable both for indoor and outdoor usage, Guaranteed for 5 years.
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. FLOOR4GYM tiles have a 1050 kg/m3 density.
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 deadlift, squat and Olympic weightlifting. So for weightlifting, you have to decide the maximum weights you are going to use. CrossFit is combined exercises 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.
Floor4gym gym flooring UK deliveries 5 to 9 days depending on stocks and delivery location in the UK.
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