Fire Resistant Gym Floor Covering Options

By Paige Cerulli Created: January, 2023

Gym floor covers add versatility to your gym. They allow you to use the space for other purposes, including special events that may be attended by large numbers of people. But when you purchase a gym floor cover, it’s important to consider whether it’s fire resistant.

Are Gym Floor Covers Fire Resistant?

Gym floor covers offer temporary protection to your floor, whether it’s a basketball court or a traditional wooden gymnasium floor. This covering system consists of panels or rolls that can be easily installed and removed, similar to placing a tarp down on top of your floor.

By using a floor cover, you can use a gym for many different events, including:

  • Theater productions
  • Fundraisers
  • Dances
  • Public elections
  • Assemblies
  • Meetings
  • Awards ceremonies, and more.


The cover protects the floor from high heels, foot traffic, spilled drinks, and general wear and tear.

fire resistant gym floor covers in gymnasium

But since these events have the potential to attract large crowds, it’s also important to choose floor covers that are fire resistant. Such covers can help you to stay compliant with local fire codes and ensure that your attendees stay safe.

Since gym floor covers are made of many different materials, including vinyl, rubber, and carpet, fire resistance will vary and depend on the specific cover that you choose. The following options are all fire resistant, so you can choose the cover that’s best for your needs.

Gym Floor Covering Carpet Tile - Fire Resistant



The Gym Floor Covering Carpet Tile makes for an attractive finish for your gym floor. The carpet tiles are available in three colors (blue, gray and dark charcoal), so you can choose the option that creates the best aesthetic for the space.

protective fire resistant gym floor carpet cover

These covers are easily portable, and a single person can install them. They weigh just 13.8 pounds and are designed to lay flat without rippling or curling up.

The tiles’ straight edges make it easy to install them against other tiles. They don’t require adhesives or tape, making installation and removal simple and efficient.

A non-slip backing adds security and helps to keep the tiles in place. They are durable and comfortable, so it’s easy to transform your gym into a welcoming space.

These tiles have passed the Federal Flammability Standard DOC FF 1-70 test.



Gym Floor Cover 10 oz. Woven Poly - Fire Resistant



The Gym FLoor Cover 10 oz. Woven Poly is a highly durable cover suitable for gyms, stages, basketball courts, and more. It features three-ply PVC coated polyester mesh that is fire retardant and that meets standard fire codes, including NFPA 701, CA Fire Marshal, and UL 300.

fire retardant gym floor cover 10 oz

This cover offers several other benefits. It’s slip-resistant to help prevent falls and potential injuries.

The cover is also waterproof and rot and mildew resistant, so it can be exposed to moisture without damaging the material. It’s also anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.

The seams are strong yet lay flat, and the cover is easy to handle. Its 12-foot width makes for a fast installation, and it’s available in multiple weights and lengths that are custom cut to your gym’s dimensions.



Gym Floor Cover 32 oz Vinyl - Fire Resistant



The Gym Floor Cover 32 oz Vinyl is a highly durable cover, and its 32-ounce weight means it delivers optimal protection to your gym floor. The cover is 10 feet wide, so it’s easy to maneuver yet also quickly covers larger areas.

Gym Floor Cover 32 oz Vinyl

The three-ply fabric is PVC coated on both sides, making for a strong polyester mesh and available in multiple color options. The cover is fire retardant and meets all standard fire codes, including NFPA 701, CA Fire Marshal, and UL 300.

Slip-resistant and waterproof, the cover is resistant to rot and mildew. It’s also anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, and is backed by a 17-year limited manufacturer warranty.

This 32-ounce cover is suitable for use 24 times a year or more.



Gym Floor Cover Plus 27 oz Vinyl - Fire Resistant



The Gym Floor Cover Plus 27 oz Vinyl is an excellent way to protect your gym floor from scuffs, scratches, and wear and tear. The three-ply fabric is PVC coated on both sides for an ultra durable polyester mesh.

Gym Floor Cover Plus 27 oz Vinyl

That mesh also creates a slip-resistant surface, which can contribute to the safety of your vent attendees. Additionally, the cover is fire retardant and meets standard fire codes including NFPA 701, CA Fire Marshal, and UL 300.

Available in two colors (tan and dark gray), the 27-ounce cover is suitable for use between 13 and 23 times a year. It’s easy to maintain and simply needs to be cleaned with a broom before storing.

Measuring 10 feet wide, the cover is easy to handle and install and will quickly cover the larger space of your gym. It’s also available in custom cut lengths to simplify the installation process and minimize any wasted material while helping you to stay within budget.

The cover is waterproof and resistant to rot and mildew. It’s also anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and is backed by a 15-year limited warranty.


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