There are thousands upon thousands of commercial gyms across the country managed by numerous public and private business entities. Commercial gyms and weight room facilities often cater to many different types of clientele. Some large scale nationwide gyms like Gold’s Gym, LA Fitness, Lifetime Fitness, etc. are huge facilities that can fit just about everyone’s needs. A large contingent of commercial gyms however are private training studios, Olympic weight training facilities, and 24 hour fitness centers that are designed to meet the needs of niche clientele who need the specific training options or flexibility in training times that these types of gyms offer. No matter what type of commercial training facility you operate or plan to open in the near future, you will at some point have to decide on proper gym flooring for your new or existing facility.
At RubberFlooringInc.com, we specialize in rubber flooring, foam gym flooring, and vinyl gym flooring which are all common gym flooring options when used properly. In this article, we will briefly discuss the most popular commercial gym flooring solutions we sell and talk about the most common gym flooring we don’t sell, carpet, and explain the benefits to each floor covering.
Rubber flooring is the most common gym flooring solution installed in new commercial gyms today. The most common form of rubber flooring installed in commercial gyms is rolled recycled rubber flooring. Recycled rubber floors are often low in cost, extremely durable, easy to clean, and easy to install. Many times, rolled rubber is even installed by the gym owner or gym staff due to its extremely easy installation process which only requires some double sided carpet tape and a utility knife. This helps to save the cost of hiring a professional installation team. One of the most famous gyms in the world, “The Biggest Loser” gym, for example currently uses 8mm thick recycled rolled rubber flooring. The Biggest Loser staff is extremely demanding of their flooring since weights are often dropped on the product and sleds are often pushed across the surface of the flooring.
The only downside’s to using recycled rubber flooring is that the flooring is very Read more…
One of the single most asked questions we receive here at RubberFlooringInc.com is “Should I get foam or rubber for my home gym flooring?” This quick post is going to explain the benefits and disadvantages to using each type of material in an attempt to help answer that question for everyone.
Benefits of foam Include:
- Light weight
- Flexible and shock absorbent
- Water proof
- An excellent insulator
- Wide variety of colors
- Available in interlocking tiles or portable mats
- Easy to install and keep clean
All of these reasons make foam an excellent choice for home gyms and portable exercise mats.
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We at RubberFlooringInc.com have recently launched a complete line of carpet tiles on our site and have come up with the top 10 reasons why you should purchase tiles over broadloom carpet. They are as follows:
1. Ease of Installation – Carpet tiles can easily be installed with double sided carpet tape or adhesive.
2. Ease of Maintenance – Floor carpet tiles can be easily removed for replacement or cleaned like any other carpet.
3. Superior Durability – Carpet tiles have been engineered to withstand high traffic and lots of abuse.
4. Eco-Friendly – Most modular carpet tiles are made from recycled material and usually use less material than broadloom.
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Deciding to have Garage Flooring is an important and excellent decision. It will protect the integrity and life of your garage floor and add style, personality and protection. Garage flooring should be attractive, easy to install and protect your floor.
The best option for garage flooring is vinyl rolls, PVC tiles or modular interlocking plastic titles. Epoxy flooring eventually will crack and wear out where some garage tile products can last up to 25 years. Also, rubber garage flooring is not recommended for use in garages since rubber will break down overtime in the presence of oils and solvents.
The following products are recommended for garage flooring and available on Rubberflooringinc.com:
Grid-Loc Garage Tiles offer a hard plastic surface and a great option when wanting to personalize colors and designs to give a distinctive look to your garage. Diamond, Slate, Coin and 7mm Coin Flex tiles feel like rubber but are actually made of PVC and are soft and bendable. Roll patterns available for garages are Ribbed, Coin, Levant, Diamond Plate and Clear Vinyl. Rolled garage flooring is made from polyvinyl rolls and are the least costly option. Each roll is unique and offers different looks and feels for you to customize your garage.
Garage flooring should be attractive, easy to install and protect your floor. When choosing a flooring option for your garage, the solution should reflect your style and be an enjoyable experience. Each garage flooring option is easy to install and maintain. Installation and maintenance instructions are available online at Rubberflooringinc.com. Visit Rubberflooringinc.com today to get started on a ‘new’ garage.
Customer’s often call our company asking for our advice on what is the best playground flooring surface for them. Our reply is almost always the same which is that “It depends.” From there we usually ask a series of question to help determine the customer’s needs. Here are a few of those questions you can ask yourself to help you determine which outdoor playground surface would be better for you when deciding between recycled rubber mulch and rubber playground tiles:
- How tall is your equipment? The thickness of tiles or depth of the mulch will determine the fall height rating as described in ASTM F1292.
- How large is your playground? More area means more surface to cover. The cost per square foot can drastically affect the initial price of your job when very large.
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