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Gym Flooring

Pinnacle Fitness sells a range of heavy duty rubber gym flooring and floor tiles from brand Blitz Fitness. This heavy duty rubber flooring and tiles are ideal for those areas of the gym which require durability and absorption. Perfect to install in large areas of the gym quickly without losing the aesthetic appeal.

Gym Flooring

Your gym needs strong and durable flooring that provides a high level of protection and an aesthetically pleasing design. At Pinnacle Fitness, we have a wide selection of gym flooring to choose from for both commercial gyms and home gyms to provide the highest quality flooring for all your activities.

The gym flooring at Pinnacle Fitness has been specially designed for gyms with all the required qualities. It can be installed quickly and easily in areas of the gym that require durability and absorption.

The high-impact tiles are ideal for almost any gym environment. Some have been designed specifically for certain areas of the gym like the free-weights zone. They also have high absorption levels to soak up impacts, and some have features like sound absorption and anti-slip surfaces for safety.

Browse our selection to find rubber gym flooring and floor tiles from top brands like Blitz Fitness. The gym flooring here is quick and easy to install, so you can quickly cover a large flooring area. You will also find a selection of aesthetic designs to choose from including black, grey speckle, blue speckle and more.

 

Guide to Buying Gym Flooring

Whether you’re putting together your own home gym or you run a busy commercial gym, flooring is one of the most important factors to consider.

Gym flooring provides the very foundation of your gym. It offers safety and comfort for gym users, protection for the equipment, and has aesthetic appeal too. But choosing the right flooring for your needs is not always obvious.

So we’ve put together this guide to help you where we cover the different types of gym flooring and important factors to look at including thickness, budget, colours and more.

Before You Buy

Before you even start looking at the different types of gym flooring available, there are a few things to consider. Here are some of the issues to look at before you even start shopping for flooring.

Plan the Zones in Your Gym

The first thing to consider is how you will use the space. If you are just putting your gym together, you will probably want to plan different zones. This could include a zone for machines, cardio, free weights and more.

Different types of flooring can be more suitable for different zones, so this will have an impact on the flooring you choose.

Floor Preparation

What type of flooring do you have in place at the moment? Is it a concrete floor, wooden floor, or something else? The floor may need preparation before you lay the gym flooring, and this can also have an impact on the type of flooring you end up using.

Gym Flooring Types

Once you have considered the factors above, the next consideration is the type of gym flooring available. There are two main types of flooring: Rubber Floor Tiles and Rubber Floor Rolls.

Rubber Floor Tiles

Rubber floor tiles are very popular when it comes to the types of gym flooring available on the market.

Rubber is strong and durable while providing a soft impact should equipment fall on the floor. It protects the surface beneath, it is long-lasting and it is safe for users.

Tiles are usually available as square tiles in different sizes, but 1m x 1m is a fairly standard size. They also come in different thicknesses such as 15mm, 20mm and 30mm which are most common. The thickness you choose will depend on where the flooring is used. For example, in free weights zones, a thicker tile is needed.

One thing to consider is that they sometimes need to be laid professionally in a commercial gym. This is not always the case, however. The tiles we sell at Pinnacle Fitness can be installed without professional help. They are of a good solid construction which allows them to be laid without the need for adhesive in most cases, they are also very easy to cut with a good sharp blade making them quite easy to fit even in those most awkward of places.

Once they have been installed, there is very little maintenance required. All you need to do is clean the floor regularly, and the tiles will take care of themselves. They are often a relatively affordable option, but prices vary depending on the quality and the brand you choose.

One thing to consider is that, compared to rolls, they may take longer to install for large areas of flooring. However, they can still be installed almost anywhere.

Rubber Floor Rolls

Rubber floor rolls are the other main option when choosing gym flooring. These have the advantage of usually being more affordable when they are used to cover large areas. However, they often need to be bonded, and this can increase the overall price.

One of the main benefits is the high quality of the finished result, which provides a smoother surface due to the fact there are fewer joints. The chance of gaps forming is also reduced, resulting in a sleek and smooth finish and providing a good surface to work out on.

Like tiles, they are very durable, easy to clean and last many years. They also have good shock absorption, and the rubber is good for sound reduction.

Installation tends to be more difficult than with tiles. The rolls are heavy, and several people may be needed to assist. Also, rolls may not be as suitable for smaller areas of the gym.

Other Types of Gym Flooring

As well as the two main types of gym flooring, there are a few other options you may want to consider.

  • Rubber Mats are useful for very small areas. They are often thick and durable, making them a good choice for the free weights zone. There is no need to install them, and they can simply be placed in the area where they are to be used. However, they are not really a suitable option for larger areas.
  • EVA Tiles are often a cheaper option than rubber. They are lightweight, and closed-cell foam tiles are more durable than open-cell tiles. They are easy to install and clean, but they can be punctured easily by sharp objects and can be dented by machinery.
  • Plastic Tiles made from PVC plastic are another option. These are quite strong and rugged, and they are available in lots of colours.
  • There are also different surfaces like carpet and turf that you may want to consider, but these are only really suitable for specific purposes. For example, turf flooring can be used for track and field activities.

Other Factors to Consider

There are several other factors to consider when buying gym flooring, and here are some of the most important:

Colour

Colour is mainly an aesthetic consideration. Most gym flooring in the form of tiles or rolls will be a darker colour like black or grey. This helps to hide any scuffs and stains, and it prevents the gym from looking grubby. However, other colours are available, and you could even have different colours for different zones of your gym. A very popular theme these days is to have coloured speckles throughout. Our biggest sellers are the blue speckle and grey speckle which are both really stunning when laid.

Thickness

The thickness is one of the most important factors when choosing gym flooring. Whatever type of flooring you choose, there will usually be different thickness options.

Aim for a minimum of 15mm, especially for commercial gyms. With rubber flooring, this thickness will provide a good amount of protection from dropped objects like weights, foot traffic, high-impact activities and machinery.

Flooring could be thinner in cardio zones, but you may need thicker flooring in free weight zones. 20mm is usually a good thickness for the most high-impact areas.

Anti-Slip

You don’t want people slipping and hurting themselves in your gym, and a good anti-slip surface is therefore important. Choose flooring with an anti-slip surface to reduce the chances of people injuring themselves while walking or running on the floor.

Underlay

You may need to place underlay first, depending on the flooring. This provides insulation between the hard floor below and the gym flooring, and it can also increase shock absorption.

It’s not always necessary, however. Some types of flooring, like rubber tiles, can often be installed directly on top of a concrete surface.

Ease of Installation

It’s usually best to choose a floor type that is easy to install, especially if you are installing it on your own or with your team rather than professional installation.

Waterproof

Ideally, gym flooring should be waterproof. When drinks are spilled onto the surface, you don’t want the moisture seeping into the flooring. Perspiration is common in gyms, which adds moisture to the environment.

Rubber tiles are usually fully waterproof to prevent absorption, and this makes them easier to clean and maintain and prevents the build-up of mould.

Cost

Budget is clearly a big consideration, but there are a few important things to think about when deciding on how much you will spend. Obviously, you have a certain budget limit, but it’s always best to get the best flooring that you can afford for your gym.

Low-quality flooring is a bad investment. Some flooring may seem expensive but remember how important it is for your gym members and the equipment. Good quality flooring will also last longer, so you won’t have to replace it as soon, saving more money.

Cheap flooring may start to become damaged, which looks unattractive and is unappealing to gym users. It may come loose and stick up at the edges, presenting a fall hazard to users.

As a general rule, stick to the known brands. At Pinnacle Fitness, we provide a range of rubber floor tiles in different thicknesses from Blitz Fitness. This is one of the market leaders so you know you can trust the quality of its products.

Check Out Some Reviews

If you are unsure whether a type of flooring is considered high quality or not, read some reviews online. There are lots of reviews of brands and their products, so find out what other gym owners have to say. This will provide you with a good idea of whether the product you are considering is well regarded in the industry.

Conclusion

There are lots of types of gym flooring and many factors to consider when choosing the right product for your gym.

Take a look over the information in this guide, which should point you in the right direction. Gym flooring is one of the most important features of your gym. It provides protection for equipment and users, makes it more comfortable to use and improves the look and feel of your gym, creating a better environment.

Take your time choosing the right flooring for your gym. And just ask us if you have any questions about the floor tiles we sell here at Pinnacle Fitness.

 

 

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