There are many types of gym flooring for all different types of gyms. Make sure to read and compare all flooring types before purchasing so you pick the best one thats right for you.
The most common materials for floor tiles are Rubber, Foam, and Turf. Different flooring is used for different types of workouts so read below to see the flooring that would work best for you!
Probably the most popular gym flooring, rubber is easy to install, durable, and inexpensive. Rubber is mostly used in common area where heavy weights or exercise machines are placed. However it is not ideal for cardio or other physical activities that require a floor with more bounce. Plyometric rubber is the exception as it is slightly more forgiving.
Rubber is a heavier material than foam so it is slightly more difficult to install but provides a more durable and cleaner surface. It needs no adhesive as its weight keeps it in place. For areas with more movement, dowels can be used to assist the tiles staying in place.
Foam Floor Tiles
Foam Floor Tiles are generally less expensive because they are a lighter material. They also come in more varieties or thickness and densities. These foam tiles are more suitable for home gyms where cardio and floor exercises are done. It is not as durable as rubber and is damaged easier under extreme weights. It is easier to install due to its light weight and makes for a simple solution to a multi purposed area.
Turf is used primarily to resemble and react more like real grass, allowing alternative exercises to be done indoors with little difference to outside. Turf is typically made from nylon or poly or a mixture of the two, providing a life like resemblance to grass. It is suitable for designated areas but not meant for multipurpose uses.