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The Right Flooring for Your Fitness Space

In a previous post, we discussed how to set up your home
gym. While there is no doubt that equipment is important, as we said, the gym
environment also plays an essential role in the design of your space, not only
in terms of aesthetics, but also in terms of your safety.

One element that is frequently overlooked is your gym’s
flooring. Rather than just settling with what already exists in the room, you
should have a clear picture of how the room will be used, and choose accordingly.
For example, if the space will primarily be used for yoga and pilates then a
softer, carpeted floor may be a better option than a hardwood floor, which is
more suited for weightlifting.

If your floor cannot withstand your workout, and is actually
uncomfortable to perform on, then it will not only be a safety risk, but it
will also deter you from exercising at all.

With so many different flooring options available, choosing
which one is most suited to your needs can be confusing. Let’s examine the key
elements that you should consider when making your purchase decision.

Purpose

As we mentioned earlier, choosing your flooring begins with
knowing how and to what extent the floor will be utilized. A space for
weightlifting should be strong enough to bear dropped weights, and should be
well insulated. Jump training and aerobics-centered spaces require
impact-absorbing, injury-reducing flooring with a deep thickness. Stretch and
yoga workouts require a softer surface that is well insulated for floor exercises.

Maintenance

Spills and stains from sweat and moisture are inevitable in
a fitness area, so in the interest of time and convenience, it’s best to find
flooring that is stain resistant, and very easy to clean without any hassle. It
should also be affordable enough to replace it quickly in case of any damage.

Budget

When it comes to budget, there are generally some features
that differentiate more expensive flooring from less expensive flooring.
Thicker materials and brighter, bolder colors tend to be pricier, while solid black
rubber flooring and matting is the least
expensive option.

Installation

Are you planning to completely remove your existing floors
or to simply cover those floors with something else? Are you looking at this as
more of a DIY project or are you hiring a professional to install it? Rubber
mats and interlocking floor tiles are two of the most popular flooring options
for home gym users due to their ease of installation. On the other hand, it’s
preferred for a professional to install materials like rolled rubber flooring,
laminate, and wood.

At Fitness Rush,
we want to make shopping for gym equipment and accessories as smooth and
straightforward as possible. Whether you’re creating or furnishing your home or
commercial gym, we’ll do our very best to provide you with exactly what you’re
looking for within your budget. Visit us today in store or call us toll free at
1-866-348-7874.

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