Functional Fitness Gym Flooring

Functional fitness gym flooring needs to be hardwearing, extremely resistant to abrasion, water resistant and non-slip. It should be manufactured to the latest ISO standards to ensure it is a quality product, and ideally, be paired with an impact-absorbing underlay if it is being installed over a hard substrate like concrete. Not all functional flooring is created equal, so it’s important to do your research and invest in the best quality product you can afford.

What you need

We recommend polyurethane bonded recycled rubber flooring or EPDM synthetic rubber flooring for the vast majority of applications. These are available in rolls or as tiles, with the best option for your use case depending on the size of the floor.

Functional training areas undergo a serious amount of use and should, therefore, be designed to cope with that. This means making use of flexible and harder surfaces where necessary and making use of underlay where necessary to absorb shock. This improves safety and also the longevity of the flooring system as a whole.

Buying advice

Rubber flooring is recommended in high wear areas because it is flexible and water resistant. Rubber flooring is available in common 4mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm thickness. If you buy a roll of flooring, it is typical for it to cover up to 12 sqm but this can vary with some rolls covering more or less, so always ask about this.

You will also need a good adhesive and sealer for the floor. Only manufacturer recommended adhesives and sealers should be used. It is common practice to use a two-component sealer which should also be solvent-free.

If you want your gym floor look even better, choose functional fitness gym flooring with a fleck. Line markings and floor graphics can be applied after installation. Your flooring should also be installed by a professional like us.

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