Choosing the Right Gym Flooring: Types, Ideas, & Installation

Choosing the Right Gym Flooring: Types, Ideas, & Installation

Jun 1, 2022 | News, safety flooring, sports flooring | 0 comments

Are you in the market for new gym flooring? If so, you’re likely trying to decide what type of flooring is best for your needs. There are a variety of options to choose from when it comes to gym and sports flooring. Each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular types of gym flooring, and will give you some ideas on how to install them. Let’s get started!

Vinyl Flooring

If you are looking to set up a flooring for your gym that is easy to maintain, vinyl flooring is a great choice. Vinyl flooring is mould, mildew, and moisture resistant, making it suitable for any room from a gym shower to the gym floor itself! Proven to be durable, vinyl is also great to have under gym equipment like lat pulldown machines for instance. 

A great vinyl floor we supply at Contract Flooring is the Gerflor Taraflex Performance. It has great shock absorption and comes in a variety of colours meaning you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics for practicality! 

Carpet Tiles

A great DIY option for any gym or yoga studio flooring are carpet tiles thanks to their easy installation. If you’re looking for an option with a lot of design or colour variations, carpet tiles offer an excellent solution for you. Whether it’s in the reception area or around the weights area, they are the perfect addition to your gym. Likely to support the weight of your exercise machinery, carpet tiles also offer good traction and stability. 

Our Forbo Flotex sheet & tiles are a great choice for your gym flooring. They have vinyl backing making it easy to wash and perfect for a gym environment where hygiene upkeep is a priority. We recommend laying your tiles out with adhesive on the back also. 

Cork Flooring

Resistant to fire, mould, mites, and even mildew, the benefits of cork flooring go on. Here at Contract Flooring, our sustainable cork flooring also has the benefit of walking comfort. Thanks to their natural flexibility, compared to other flooring options, cork flooring has a higher overall comfort level. Whereas walking on hard floors sends energy up to our tendons causing them to vibrate, this does not happen when walking on cork flooring. With almost all your time at the gym spent on your feet, it’s important to think about what you’re standing on!

If you’re looking for a flooring solution for your Yoga studio, cork flooring is a great choice! If you own a gym with heavier equipment, however, vinyl flooring might be more suitable for you, to prevent chipping. We have a fantastic cork range from Amorim flooring, which requires minimum subfloor preparation and offers an integrated cork underlay for better performance! We recommend getting a contractor to install the flooring for you to keep your warranty covered.

Gym Flooring At Contract Flooring

Here at Contract flooring, we offer the full product range suitable for gym flooring. Whether you own your own yoga studio, a fitness studio or are looking to renovate the school gym, our flooring options come in a range of thicknesses, wear layers and installation options that suit different projects and budgets. 

To learn more about our vinyl, cork and carpet flooring and the options that are available to you, contact us today, or call us at +353 (0) 1 456 8422.