What makes a good gym floor?
Intense workouts can take a toll on the body, especially if the gym floor isn’t made to reduce shock and vibration from rough exertions. Rubber floor matting is highly recommended for gym settings because they have the ability to absorb vibrations from impacts. This helps to reduce the strain that intense workouts can place on the knees, ankles, leg joints, and even the back and neck while exercising. Rubber’s shock-absorbing properties help to cushion your feet landing when doing jumping exercises. They also help prevent heavy equipment such as dumb bells and bar bells from dangerously bouncing when they fall, whether dropped on accident or on purpose. Rubber doesn’t just protect the equipment user, but also the underlying floor, which could otherwise be cracked or damaged by the weight and impact of solid, heavy equipment.
A versatile material, rubber is also a perfect choice for gym matting because it provides good soft-resistance and durability. This means that rubber matting can withstand rugged use and high-impact activities while retaining its quality for a very long time before requiring repair or replacement. Additionally, rubber matting is available in a variety of forms, from rolled mats to interlocking tiles, which makes it easy to replace when needed.
Children’s play and exercise areas also use rubber matting, though these applications use softer matting than gym mats. In this case, rubber matting makes the exercise floor safer for children to play and tumble on by providing a soft surface that prevents slips and cushions falls.
Soft rubber gym mats are also often used under gym equipment to prevent movement or slippage during use. It is important to keep certain types of gym equipment stationary, not only for safety reasons, but also to ensure that they provide gym users with maximum benefits from their workouts.