Good gym flooring for your home gym should resist wear from heavy equipment and require minimal effort to clean and maintain. The perfect gym flooring will do that, plus dampen noise, look visually appealing, and enhance your workout experience by absorbing shocks that could otherwise damage your vulnerable joints. Choose rubber flooring for your home gym from Floor Coverings International® and get an unbeatable selection and buying experience.
What Type of Flooring is Best for Home Gyms?
Most people consider performance above everything else when it comes to home gym flooring. Ideally, workout room flooring should be durable, easy to clean, and provide good traction and enough cushioning to protect the joints during high-impact exercises. The two options most popular today are:
- Rubber Flooring: Rubber is a popular choice for home gyms because it is durable, slip-resistant, and provides excellent shock absorption. It is also easy to clean and maintain, making it a practical choice for high-traffic areas. Different types of rubber flooring are available, such as interlocking tiles, rolls, and mats.
- Vinyl Flooring: Vinyl flooring is another popular option for home gyms as it is water-resistant, slip-resistant, and easy to clean. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can choose one that matches your home gym's decor.
Is Vinyl or Rubber Better for Gym Flooring?
Performance-wise, rubber gym flooring is far and away the best choice. Vinyl can offer similar benefits in traction, moisture resistance, and even moderate cushioning with the more expensive varieties, but never to the level of rubber. Even with its much less expensive price tag, rubber can be more cost-effective in the long run, especially when it comes to weight room flooring. Heavy equipment and machinery will damage vinyl easier because it lacks the give and “bounce” of rubber. Rubber used as weight room flooring could very well last several years longer than vinyl in the same environment, considering it is adequately maintained.
Rubber Gym Floor Tiles
Rubber gym floor tiles have several advantages over other rubber flooring types, such as rolls and mats. Some of these advantages include the following:
- Easy to Install: Rubber gym floor tiles are designed to interlock, making them easy to install and remove. Its interlocking design means you can customize the size and shape of your gym floor to fit your space and needs.
- Durable: Rubber gym floor tiles are highly durable and can withstand heavy use and high-impact activities, making them a popular choice for commercial gyms and home gyms.
- Shock Absorption: Rubber gym floor tiles provide excellent shock absorption, which helps to protect your joints and reduce the risk of injury during high-impact activities like weight lifting and plyometrics.
- Slip-Resistant: Rubber gym floor tiles are slip-resistant, which helps to prevent accidents and injuries. They also provide excellent traction, which helps to improve your grip and stability during exercises.
- Easy to Maintain: Rubber gym floor tiles are easy to clean and maintain. You can simply sweep or vacuum them regularly and use a damp mop with a mild cleaner as needed.
What Thickness Do You Need for Rubber Gym Flooring?
Rubber gym floor tiles can be thicker or thinner than rubber rolls or mats, depending on the specific product and brand. Generally, rubber tiles for gym flooring range in thickness from 1/4 inch to 1 inch, with some products available in even thicker sizes. On the other hand, rubber rolls and mats are typically available in thicknesses ranging from 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch.
While thicker rubber gym floor tiles may offer greater shock absorption and cushioning than thinner tiles, they can also be more expensive and may require additional installation time and labor. Thicker rubber rolls or mats may also provide good shock absorption and cushioning, and they are often less costly than thicker tiles. Ultimately, the choice between rubber gym floor tiles, rolls, or mats will depend on your specific needs, budget, and preferences.
View Our Rubber Gym Flooring Showroom in Your Home
Not all rubber home gym flooring is created equal. It’s essential to buy from a reputed dealer known for quality products that can inhabit heavy traffic areas and give you the most for your investment. Floor Coverings International® partners with the industry’s leading manufacturers to keep our inventories fully stocked with rubber gym flooring to suit anyone’s performance needs and style preferences. Our close relationships with producers also ensure that our factory-trained installation team installs workout room flooring flawlessly.
One of the most innovative services you’ll find at any flooring store is only at Floor Coverings International® and eliminates the inconvenience of traveling to view a dealer’s showroom. Our Mobile Flooring Showroom® comes to you when you’re ready. Schedule a date and time, and our Design Associates will bring samples you can see and feel in the environment and lighting that matters most. We also offer flexible buying options to help everyone get the workout room flooring they’ve always wanted.
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At Floor Coverings International®, we do what it takes to help you buy flooring products confidently. Our success is based on your feeling completely satisfied long after the installation is taken care of. With rubber gym flooring, whether it’s rolls or gym floor tiles, you’ll get a blend of aesthetics and functionality that no other material delivers. Rubber flooring for your home gym will enhance your workout experience and give you even more motivation to achieve your body goals. Book a free in-home consultation with our Design Associates today by calling 1-800-342-5324.