How to Choose Best Flooring for CrossFit?
When you are going to make a new CrossFit gym you will have confusions to choose the correct floor. You have to care about your equipment, the equipment is more expensive than the floor but the floor helps to protect your expensive equipment.
So with our experience, we advise you to choose the correct floor regarding your gyms situation and future plans. First, you will check is your gym a basement or a floor, if its a basement it will be easy if it is a floor than you will face sound and vibration problems.
How to Choose Crossfit Flooring Regarding Your Gym, Floor or Basement?
If you have a basement you can start with 10 mm rubber rolls ( 10mm rolls we advise for home gym Crossfit and garage gym Crossfit - not for commercial ) if it is a floor than you have to start with 20 mm thick rubber tiles
If you have a basement and if you will have a low sized capacity of members ( up to 30 members ) then you can choose 15 mm rubber tiles
And if you are going to have medium to a high sized capacity gym ( more then 50 members ) you have to choose 25 mm thick rubber flooring tiles
If you have a floor then you can choose your rubber flooring as indicated below
Low sized capacity commercial gym (up to 30 members ) - 20 mm thick
Medium sized capacity commercial gym ( up to 50 members ) - 25 mm thick
Medium to a high sized capacity commercial gym ( more than 50 members ) - 30 mm thick
How to choose the rubber floor related to the weights?
You can choose your rubber floor related to weights
10 mm - max 100 kgs
15 mm - max 140 kgs
20 mm - max 180 kgs
25 mm - max 220 kgs
30 mm - max 250 kgs
Odor Problem on Rubber Flooring for CrossFit
Odor on rubber flooring mainly comes from the production prosses of rubber, Sulfur which is a chemical and helps rubber to be stronger on chemical production prosses and this problem mainly comes from far east produced rubbers.
In the U.S. and in Europe there are limits to use Sulfur on production prosses so European and united states origin rubbers floors have less smell then far east products Even with cleaning several times you will the bad sulfur smell.
Our rubber tiles have a mild, natural odor - like rubber balls or like new automotive.
Check the Density of Your Rubber Floor for Crossfit
Ask your supplier about the density of the products that you plan to buy, the strong floor for Crossfit gyms need to have minimum 1000 kg/m3 density
See our smirna series private usage garage gym flooring and Crossfit flooring