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A Guide to Gym Flooring

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Welcome to Gym Floors Direct UK. We’re the best producers of high-quality gym flooring mats, heavy duty rubber gym mats, yoga mats, exercise mats, and our very popular martial arts mats. Our mats are suitable for both commercial and home gyms, garage gyms, fitness zones, and sports therapy settings. 

Gym Floors Direct is your one stop shop for all your gym needs. With 15 years of experience on the market, we’re here to supply you with the best home gym flooring solutions. Start on the right foot with Gym Floors Direct. 

We stock a wide range of mats suitable for all your exercise needs. Our range includes the Gymlock 5017 non-slip rubber mat suitable for free weights, as well as the DuraLock and StudLock mats for machine area flooring. We also stock Olympic weight lifting and dead lifting platforms. 

We produce martial arts mats designed for upright martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kung-Fu, Krav Maga, Karate, Kebaddi, and Taekwondo. And, we specialise in yoga and exercise mats for both home workouts and classes.

Our revolutionary Air Pro 180 mat is a must-have for physiotherapy sessions and personal trainers. Keep reading our gym flooring buying guide to find out more about all our incredible flooring solutions. 

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What is Rubber Gym Rubber Flooring

Gym flooring protects the sub floor in your gym. The sub floor is the floor underneath your rubber gym flooring. Rubber gym flooring is made from a thick rubber material that is placed above your cement floor. 

Rubber gym flooring is actually very similar to the fitness flooring at ice skating rinks or sport arenas like artificial turf and  artificial grass!

Your rubber gym floor is a soft, more comfortable alternative to the existing floor. Cold basement subfloors in particular are so difficult to work out on. Invest in some amazing commercial or home gym flooring and you’ll transform your exercise routine.

Rubber gym floor mats and floors are designed to withstand heavy weights, intense floor exercises, and other physical activities. 

Gym flooring comprises a number of floor tiles that have interlocking sections. These interlocking rubber tiles stick together to create a large floor over your entire gym space or on top of your original garage flooring.

You can also purchase vinyl gym flooring in the form of rubber rolls. Rubber rolls are great for smaller spaces or for individual people. At Gym Floors Direct we stock rubber rolls, mats, and tiles. Gym owners, home owners, and gym junkies alike love our gym floor options.

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Why You Should Choose Rubber Flooring

Rubber floors are the most popular form of gym flooring. They are highly practical and stylish! Rubber flooring can be purchased in interlocking tiles or rubber rolls.

Either way, they are the perfect gym floor for commercial and private gyms. Rubber flooring is well loved by gym junkies because it is the best at shock absorption.

Rubber floors will absorb the shock from your workouts or your weights, time after time. You’ll never worry about your subfloor ever again. Rubber flooring protects concrete, wood, vinyl, and linoleum floors.

In addition, rubber flooring is soft and comfortable to use. Rubber flooring is versatile enough to be used for your warm-up, your workout, and your cool-down. You can lay, jump, run, and lift on rubber flooring. 

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Our Rubber Gym Flooring Range

We have rubber floor tiles for all your exercise needs. We have mats and floors for yoga, free weights areas, home garage gyms, MMA, and commercial gyms. These are some of our bestselling vinyl gym flooring options.

We have a variety of rubber gym flooring for a variety of purposes, thickness options, and styles. Have a look at our amazing range of options below! 

Gymlock 5017 | Solid Rubber Gym Mats

  • Size: 50 x 50cm. 
  • Solid rubber mats. 
  • Shock absorbent is resilient enough to withstand a busy gym floor and heavy equipment. 
  • Best suited for free weights and stretch areas. 
  • Perfect for your home, commercial, or garage gym. 

Duralock Floor Tile | Gym Machine Area Flooring

  • Size: 500m x 500mm x 7mm
  • Duralock heavy duty tile. 
  • Great for high intensity strength training or large scale equipment. 
  • Ideal rubber tiles for busy commercial training space and heavy weights. 

Studlock Floor Tile | Gym Machine Area Flooring

  • Size: 500mm x 500mm x 7mm.
  • Studlock for your home, commercial, or garage gym.
  • Resilient, strong, and enduring.
  • Can withstand dropping weights and heavy equipment. Great for olympic lifting. 
  • Sleek and stylish finish. 

Air Pro 180 Fitness & Exercise Padded Mat | Yoga, Pilates & Gym Mat

  • Size: 180 x 120 x 1.5cm.
  • Closed cell foam construction for optimal comfort.
  • Insulating, soft, and warm with excellent high damping properties. 
  • Easy to clean and transport. 
  • Ideal for a quiet workout space. Perfect for yoga, pilates, stretching, and physiotherapy. 

Ultra High Density EVA Gym Exercise Mat | Home Gym Flooring 

  • Size: 1.2m x 0.9m x 20mm. 
  • Ultra high density gym mats. 
  • Powerful grip, stability, and long-lasting surface protection. Can withstand heavy loads. 
  • Perfect for treadmills, weights machines, spin bikes, functional training, heavy weights, and tough workouts. 
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How to Choose Your Rubber Floor Tiles

You should choose your rubber tiles based on what kind of workouts you do and what kind of gym you have.

At Gym Floors Direct we want to make buying gym flooring as easy as possible. It can be difficult to decide what kind of vinyl tiles and mats to purchase.

We have so many different commercial and home gym flooring options for heavy weights, pilates, MMA, high intensity training, and stretching. We also have so many gym flooring options that work for multiple types of exercise and sport. 

Have a look at our range and choose your gym flooring based on how many people use your gym, the type of exercises that occur in the gym, and the finish you’re after.

Conveniently, all our gym floors and mats have little temperature insulation, all that durability, and shock absorption qualities. 

How to Install Rubber Flooring

Your new gym flooring is so easy to install. Our commercial and home gym flooring is made with interlocking edges.

These interlocking edges lock together to create a solid gym floor. Challenging installation is a thing of the past with these convenient interlocking tiles. 

There are so many installation methods out there. At Gym Floors Direct we are experts in gym floorings. We’ve put together a handy step by step guide on how to install your new foam tiles into your commercial or home gym.

If you’re still a little bit worried about installing your commercial or home gym flooring, you can always contact an installation professional!

Although you definitely shouldn’t need to, it really is so easy to install our floors!

What You’ll Need

  • Double sided carpet tape. 
  • Rubber gym flooring rolls, mats, or tiles. 
  • Measuring tape. 
  • Vacuum. 

1. Prepare Your Area

First, you’ll need to prepare your garage flooring area (or commercial gym area). Vacuum the dirt and debris on the floor so it’s nice and clean for the new floor.

You can also give the area a quick mop, however, this isn’t essential. If you do mop the floor, make sure you leave the area to dry before you install the tiles. 

2. Measure the Area

Measure the area to make sure you have enough tiles to cover the whole gym space. Ideally, you will have successfully and accurately measured the gym before you order your tiles. However, it is a good idea to double check before you jump into the installation. 

3. Lay the Rubber Floor

Now, open and unpack your rubber floors. Don’t be concerned if you smell a distinct rubber odor. It’s perfectly normal for rubber to smell quite strong. Lay out the rubber floor tiles in their designated place in the gym. 

4. Interlock the Rubber Floor 

Interlock the rubber floors by placing the locks together. Simply align the tiles and then connect the interlocks together. Repeat this process until all of the floors have been stuck together. 

5. Stick Any Edges With Double Sided Tape

Stick any edges with double sided tape. This is only necessary if you think there are any spots that need a little extra security or assistance. Y

ou may want to tape areas that will be used regularly or where the rubber gym flooring weight section is. Note, the tiles are very secure on their own without tape! 

6. Your Floor is Ready to Use! 

It’s that easy to install your new gym floors! It should only take an hour or two before your gym flooring is ready to be used! 

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How to Clean Your Rubber Flooring 

What You’ll Need

  • Vacuum. 
  • Mop. 
  • Hot soapy water. 
  • Non-abrasive scrubber.  

1. Clean

Rubber gym flooring tiles are extremely low maintenance. You can either vacuum or mop your rubber floor. Vacuuming is best for small bits of dry debris or dust.

However, you can also clean the floors with warm soapy water and a damp mop. If there are any stubborn stains or marks use a non-abrasive scrubber. 

2. Leave to Dry

Make sure you allow the rubber floors sufficient time to dry before you use them again. If you have a pretty bulky floor leave a little extra time for it to dry. 

3. Your Floor is Ready to Use! 

Your foam tiles are now clean and ready to be used again! You can start your floor work exercises immediately! It’s so quick and easy to clean our gym floors. You don’t have to miss out on any valuable workout time! 

4. Top TIp

Avoid using harsh, chemical cleaning products on your rubber floors. Opt for something natural or gentle. Chemical solutions can damage, discolour, or deteriorate your vinyl flooring.

With 15 years of experience on the market, we’re here to supply you with the best gym flooring solutions. Make sure you check out our other blog posts for more information on choosing, maintaining, and installing your gym floors.

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions about your gym vinyl flooring! 

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