Guide to Choosing Rubber Gym/Fitness Flooring
How to choose your fitness/gym flooring
Consider your main use and the level of use
When choosing the correct solution for your fitness space or gym there are a plethora of options available. This quickly becomes a distraction from your goal of selecting the best suited system that meets your specific needs. We advise focusing on your intended use and the level of impact as this determines the format and thickness of rubber you require. Please see a basic guide as follows:-
- Light to moderate activity with no free weights and no heavy equipment - Sprung ® Rubber Rolls - 4mm to 10mm
- Light to medium activity with light free weights and/or heavy equipment - Sprung ® Rubber Rolls - 8mm to 10mm
- Moderate activity with light/medium weights and/or heavy equipment - Sprung ® 15mm tiles, Sprung ® 20mm tiles, any Sprung ® Konnecta tile (20mm)
- Moderate to high impact activity with medium/heavy weights and/or heavy equipment - Sprung ® 20mm tile, Sprung ® 30mm tile, any Sprung ® Konnecta tile (20mm).
- High impact training and very heavy weights - Sprung ® 40mm Antishock, Sprung ® 50mm Antishock and Sprung ® 60mm Antishock.
- From 4mm - Cardio Activities, Spinning, Yoga, Physiotherapy, Subfloor Protection
- From 6mm - General Fitness, Aerobics,
- From 8mm - General Fitness, Functional Training, Martial Arts
- From 10mm - General Fitness, Indoor Golf
- From 15mm - Cardio & Strength, Functional Training, Free Weights (Max 110kg)
- From 20mm - Cardio & Strength, Functional Training, Free Weights (Max 140kg), Crossfit
- From 30mm - Cardio & Strength, Functional Training, Free Weights (Max 200kg), Crossfit
- From 40mm - Cardio & Strength, Functional Training, Free Weights (Max 250kg), Crossfit, Weightlifting
- From 50mm & 60mm - Cardio & Strength, Functional Training, Free Weights (Max 300kg), Crossfit, Weightlifting
Rolls or Tiles?
This is a common dilemma among our customers as they decide on what is the best option for their specific space. The answer is, they are both suitable for all types of spaces and it is really down to personal preference in terms of aesthetics, method of fitting, time and cost. Rolls are cost-efficient and most suited to larger areas for protecting the subfloor with equipment and machines or for lighter, general fitness. Our tile format tends to come in higher thicknesses to withstand zones where there is heavier weight use and high impact training for increased shock absorption. Both options are simple to install and do not require a specialist fitter.
What is the best for safety and performance?
All of our tiles and rolls hold the deliverables to guarantee safety and maximise performance. The most important characteristics of a rubber gym floor are shock absorption, resilience, resistance to heavy loads, water and slippage, friction, durability and sound insulation. Sprung ® ensures that our HD rubber solutions equally make the grade whether you have a small, low impact exercise studio or a high traffic, multi purpose sports facility.