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When you are going to make a new CrossFit gym you will have confusions to choose the correct CrossFit flooring. 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.
If you have a basement you can start with 10mm 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 minimum 20mm thick rubber tiles
For basement (ground floor) gyms
If you have a basement and if you will have a low sized capacity of members (up to 30 members) then you can choose 15mm rubber tiles (this will be like a studio)
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.
For gyms on a floor
If you have a gym on the floor (not a basement) then you can choose your rubber flooring as indicated below.
Low sized capacity commercial gym (up to 30 members) - 20mm thick rubber tiles
Medium sized capacity commercial gym (up to 50 members) - 25mm thick rubber tiles
Medium to a high sized capacity commercial gym (more than 50 members) - 30mm thick rubber tiles
You can choose your rubber floor related to weights our maximum weight drop criteria will help you to choose the correct thickness of your Crossfit flooring.
10mm - max. 90 kgs
12mm - max. 110 kgs
15mm - max. 110 kgs
20mm - max. 140 kgs
25mm - max. 160 kgs
30mm - max. 200 kgs
40mm - max. 240 kgs
you can read more on What is Maximum Weight Drop?
Odor on rubber flooring mainly comes from the production process of rubber. Sulfur is the chemical which helps rubber to be stronger on the chemical production process. And the sulfur is the reason for the odor.
In the U.S. and in Europe there are limits to use Sulfur on production process 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 on these types of far east origiın products.
Floor4gym rubber tiles have a mild, natural odor - like rubber balls or like new automotive.
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.