You’re Installing a Gym in Your Building. Now What?
Building a new gym can be a massive undertaking, involving creating a good flow, designing the space just right to have your customers make the most out of their workout, getting the right equipment, and a long list of things to-dos. Every little detail counts – from the way the gym looks to how functional it is. So where do you start?
Choosing the Right Flooring For Your Gym
The first thing you should consider is the type of floor you want to install in your gym. Your sports flooring can have a huge impact on how happy your customers are with your gym. After all, high-impact exercise on a hard floor can cause injuries. It is also one of the first things your members will see, and you can only make a first impression once.
Most exercise equipment is heavy and will over time scratch and crack just about any regular floor surface. You probably want to avoid this, and thankfully, there is a simple way. The right gym floor will play many different roles. First, it will protect the floor underneath from the wear and tear of falling weights, but it will also protect the athlete’s body as well as make it more comfortable to exercise.
With proper sound insulation, you will also be able to provide a quieter environment. Acoustical flooring is often overlooked but has been known to have a positive impact on both the athletes and employees. Floor soundproofing is also more considerate for your neighbors, as nobody enjoys noise pollution.
Fortunately, there is a type of floor that covers all these needs – from protecting the athletes, the floor and even cutting down on noise – all while looking great. That’s rubber flooring. This is a great option for gyms, yoga studios, CrossFit studios, hotels, schools, universities, and condos. Another advantage of this type of surface is that rubber gym flooring is made from eco-friendly recycled materials, so you can feel great about exercising without becoming a burden to the environment.
There are other options to choose from. Tiles are an option, either interlocking or straight-edged. Gym flooring also comes in rolls. These are quite heavy, and you will probably want the help of a professional to install them as they can be rather cumbersome. They look great and feel better, even if they are a bit more expensive than other options such as horse stall mats. Horse stall mats are of lower quality and tend to have a strong smell associated with them as they are generally made from recycled tires. They are still a great option if you want to save money, but should not be your first choice.
Gym Floors From Specialized Fitness Resources
Ready for your new floor? Give Specialized Fitness Resources a call. We can help you decide which gym flooring option will fit your needs the best. We provide a wide range of sports surfacing and specialty rubber products for the fitness industry. In addition to selecting it, we can also install your new floor. To request a quote, contact us today at 305-752-0451.