Gym Floor Mats, Rubber Tiles, Rolls, Turf & Vinyl Flooring

Despite being one of the most critical aspects of any gym setup we find floorings is frequently overlooked in the gym design process, and sometimes simply due to lack of knowledge. Done well, the appropriate surface will provide the cornerstone for an engaging and enjoyable workout experience. Without the right guidance,  choosing the right floor can be frustrating and costly, causing problems such as lack of stability (during workouts), acoustic & hygiene issues.

At Stronger UK we have years of experience in flooring projects and with a little thought and guidance, we'll get the right solution for you. We provide rubber gym floor mats, anti slip & shock absorbent mats, interlocking tiles, floor rolls, vinyl and turf flooring to suit any area of your workout space.  

Essential tips to consider when choosing your exercise Flooring

When choosing the correct surface you must consider the space, the subfloor, the type of equipment you’ll be using, and the workout you’ll be performing. Factors to bear in mind:  

  • Type of MaterialMost offering comes in rubber, but you can also find Vinyl Floors and Turf for outdoor gyms.
  • Thickness: the thickness will be determined by your workouts, your ceiling height, what subfloor you have etc.
  • Design & aesthetics: You can have square tiles that interlock and are layed almost like a puzzle  (seemless) or you can have straight cut that usually get glued to the floor below.
  • Type of training: Consider the type of workout you will be doing and choose the product that fits your needs. 
  • Subfloors: Get the sub floor preparation right. In our experience the majority of 'flooring' issues that home gyms experience are actually due to the subfloor rather than the flooring. 

Floor Thickness

The thickness of the surface directly influences the amount of impact and protection it can offer.  Dropping heavy weights (barbells, dumbbells, etc.) can damage the original subfloor and the ground underneath if your floor isn't thick enough.  So the surface thickness will depend on the type of exercise and also the makeup of the sub-floor. 

Here's a quick overview of a range of material thickness we provide. 

  • 5mmThis is the thinnest option available and works well for cardio machines and activities like yoga.  5mm will provide excellent traction and impact resistance against dropping lightweight dumbbells and walking foot traffic. 
  • 7-10mmThis is the most popular thickness for home gym projects.  These tend to offer the best all round solution without significantly increasing the existing floor levels and reducing ceiling height.
  • 10-15mmThese will accommodate high-intensity interval training (HIIT), jumping, and protection against heavier weights of around 20kg (sub floor dependent).   
  • 20-40mmMore home gyms are now focused on strength training and even olympic lifting.  These will require thicker tiles to protect the sub floor and equipment. Generally, the ground floor is more suited to home gyms featuring heavy lifting.  Drop pads can also be a useful addition.

If in doubt feel free to contact us and we shall try and resolve all your questions.  

Further Reading: If you are considering a personal project that  requires a flooring solution may also read our complete guide on Home Gym Project. 

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