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How to choose the right sports floor for your home gym?

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Often overlooked, the flooring in a home gym it is however a central element. In fact, if you’ve decided to do the home workout step and want to design your own home gymBefore choosing your weight training equipment, you will need your floor. But how do you find a floor protector that meets your expectations and goals?

First of all, you need to consider the space where your home gym will be installed. Indeed, many criteria will vary when choosing a floor covering depending on the space where you are going to install it home gym. For example, if you install your gym in an apartment, you will need to choose particularly absorbent floor tiles so as not to disturb your neighbors. You also need to look at the basic flooring you have in your gym (concrete, parquet, tile) to install or not a subfloor.

Next, you need to consider the size of your space. In fact, the bigger your gym, the more you’ll need to choose oversized floor protectors. This will allow you to facilitate the installation of yours flooring. For example, if you have a large space, exceeding 10m², you will need to opt for 1 meter x 1 meter floor tiles or even roll flooring. Instead, switch to 50cm x 50cm floor plates for compact home gyms.

Subsequently, you absolutely must choose your sports floor based on the practice you are going to exercise on it. Indeed, the selection criteria will vary depending on your discipline. For example, if you only do fitness, you’ll need lighter weight EVA foam floor plates. If you practice bodybuilding with weight dropping or barbell dropping, you will of course have to turn to Floor tiles more resistant. Ditto for a cardio, cross training or weight lifting area where you will need to choose the best flooring.

Finally, the last criterion to take into account when choosing your own sports sun is its thickness. As with practice, the thickness of your floor tiles will vary depending on how you use them. The more intense and regular the use, the thicker the floor slabs should be.

In this article, you will discover our advice for buying flooring.

Rubber tiles for home gyms

THE rubber floor tiles they are the number 1 choice for people exercising at home in strength training. For what ? Simply because it’s an effective and quick solution to protect the floor of your home gym.

If you do bodybuilding with heavy weights or train on a multi-station/locksmith machine, the rubber tiles will perfectly protect your floor from shocks and vibrations.

We advise the home practitioner to opt for rubber tiles with a minimum thickness of 15 mm. If you train with heavy weights, prefer 25-30mm instead.

As for the dimensions of your rubber sheets, you can choose according to your needs: 1 meter x 1 meter or 50cm x 50cm. In addition, at you will find a variety of tiles in different colors to give a touch of style or decoration to your home gym.

In short, why opt for rubber tiles in the home gym:

  • Shock and vibration damping
  • Suitable for strength training at home with heavy weights
  • Different colors available
  • Safe
  • Thickness of the slabs for bodybuilding: from 15 to 30 mm

EVA foam plates for home fitness area

If you want to create a workout space at home for fitness or muscle building, the EVA foam floor plates it will be perfectly suitable.

Indeed, the EVA foam puzzle tiles have the advantage of being a particularly comfortable coating. Fitness or muscle building are practices that require exercises to be performed on the floor. Therefore, it is essential to go for a floor that is welcoming. Also, the EVA foam floor protectors they have the characteristic of thermal insulation, an ideal property for doing your sessions barefoot without the risk of catching cold.

Shaped like a puzzle, these floor tiles are easy to install, just snap them together. To benefit from an economic advantage, these plates are regularly available in the form of packs of 6 to 12 units, available in different colors to give a touch of personalization to your space or simply to make it welcoming.

In short, why opt for EVA foam puzzle tiles in your home gym:

  • Fitness/strengthening practice
  • Comfortable
  • Thermal insulation
  • Economical solution
  • Aesthetic

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Rubber rollers for home gym

We recommend the purchase of rubber floor rollers for great home gyms. In fact, if you have a home workout space of more than 10m2, the rubber floor roller is definitely your best choice. For what ? Simply because the floor rolls can cover and protect more than 10m² of your room at the same time.

So the floor rollers are very easy to install, you just need to roll out the surface. In addition, the roll flooring is designed to be easily cut with a cutter to fit the shape of your floor home gym.

Deposit home workout, we advise you to choose a floor roller with a minimum thickness of 6 mm. If you have heavy machines, turn to a rubber roller with a thickness of 10mm instead.

Depending on the colors of your home gym, choose a black carpet, or spotted white, blue, green….

In short, why opt for rubber mats in your home gym:

  • Suitable for large surfaces
  • Easy to install
  • Cuttable
  • Different designs possible
  • Elasticity

The sports flooring for public sports halls

Now let’s focus on you professionals. It is all the more important for commercial gyms not to make the wrong choice of flooring.

In fact, since the flow of athletes who come to train in the hall is strong, it is essential to choose a suitable sports floor that is resistant, comfortable and safe at the same time.

For this, we recommend public weights/cross training rooms choose square tiles with a minimum thickness of 30 mm. The rubber tiles have cushioning functions, longevity and above all they have a non-slip surface ensuring the stability of your athletes’ footings.

It is also interesting to supplement a synthetic turf sprint track in your gym to bring added value to your members. Indeed, thanks to the artificial turf roll, athletes will be able to vary their sessions with other exercises, for example to train with a strength sled or a battle rope.

Flooring for sports hall

To go further, you can integrate a deadlift or deadlift training space by integrating a wooden and rubber platform.

Installation and maintenance of your sports floor

Once you have chosen the floor, you need to think about its installation and maintenance.

Our advice for laying your sports floor:

Several solutions for laying floor tiles are possible:

  • Self-supporting floors : If you have chosen a self-supporting floor, it is not necessary to provide for an additional fixing. Indeed, a free-standing floor means that its weight is heavy enough to be stable. Then, all you have to do is put down your bodybuilding gear and start your workouts!
  • Soft floor adhesive : If you feel that you need some extra fixing, or if your tiles are too light, we recommend fixing them with an adhesive suitable for soft floors.
  • The double-sided scotches : Double-sided tape is used to secure rubber floor rollers and artificial turf sprint tracks.

Before laying the floor, make sure you clean the surface that will host it to optimize its life.

Our advice for the maintenance of your sports floor:

Professionals : Given the high flow of athletes who come to train in your gym every day, we recommend that you clean your floor tiles at least once a week. Vacuuming or mopping with a suitable cleaning solution will be the best solutions.

Individuals : We recommend people who train in a home gym to clean the floor once every 2 weeks with a vacuum cleaner and once a month using a mop with active floor cleaner concentrate.

Don’t wait any longer to choose the best flooring for your home gym and start your workouts at home in comfort and safety!