Home Gym Flooring Buyers Guide [Updated 2020]
It’s the start of the new year, so what’s your resolution for 2020? If you’re planning on creating a gym in your garage or home so you can exercise more this year, your flooring choice is one of the most important factors to think about.
What to Consider Before Buying Home Gym Flooring
Your flooring is the one piece of equipment that will be used the most and will have a significant effect on your exercise experience. Here are some things to consider in order for your home gym flooring to stand the test of time.
Shock and Impact Resistance
Whether you’ll be jumping, running, squatting or lifting, you will be moving around in your home gym regardless. This means that your flooring needs to be able to provide sufficient shock and impact absorption in order to avoid injuring your joints, muscles or tendons. There’s nothing worse than starting a New Year’s resolution that you can’t finish! Let's not forget about the dropping of heavy weights and how the sub floor is affected by this.
Anti-Fatigue and Surface Hardness
In addition to shock and impact resistance reducing the risk of injury, you also need to choose a home gym flooring solution that has anti-fatigue and sufficient surface hardness properties. Your floor needs to bounce back perfectly, to keep up with your every movement, be comfortable underfoot, as well as provide anti-slip characteristics for safety and ease.
Thinking of installing your home gym flooring yourself? Then, you should make sure that you find a solution that can be installed both quickly and easily to save yourself any hassle. Additionally, choosing a floor that can be fitted over existing concrete or a worn-out floor without the need for adhesives should be more than desirable.
Hygiene is key when it comes to your gym and there’s nothing worse than a sweaty, smelly room in your home. To avoid this, choose an easy-to-clean floor surface so you can keep up with regular maintenance without it feeling like a chore. Anyway, if you’re not sweating, then you’re not working out hard enough!
Your home gym flooring needs to be tough and durable in order to last a long time. It needs to support heavy machinery, including the initial installation of the equipment and any unintentional movements thereafter. Also, it should be hard-wearing against repetitive and excessive activities when you are exercising on a regular basis.
Value for Money
When it comes to choosing your floor, it should be an investment rather than a cheap, throw away decision. With your fitness equipment having a life cycle of 5 or more years, you should ensure that your floor lasts just as long too. One of the last things you want is to replace your floor and manoeuvre your heavy machinery around when installing a new one.
Why GFTC is Ideal for a Home Gyms
If you have read through our guide and feel worried about where to start looking, don’t panic! There’s no need to look any further because at the Garage Floor Tile Company, our interlocking floor tiles tick every box.
In addition to these benefits, the interlocking joints mean that they are not only easy to fit, but easy to remove as well as, so you can pick up and take your home gym flooring anywhere you move to.