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What Are The Best Rubber Floor Tiles for Home & Commercial Gyms?

By Paige Cerulli Created: June, 2023

Rubber floor tiles can be a fantastic flooring choice for your home gym or commercial operation. Durable, strong, and offering excellent impact absorption, rubber floor tiles can enhance the performance, enjoyment, and aesthetic of your gym. At Greatmats, we have a fantastic selection of rubber floor tiles, so you’ll have plenty of options.

Rubber Floor Tiles for Your Home or Commercial Gym

We carry a variety of rubber tiles that are suitable for residential and commercial installations. We’ve highlighted some of the best options for each application to help you get started.

Best Home Gym Rubber Tiles

interlocking rubber tiles used in home gym with equipment on top

Interlocking Rubber Floor Tiles Color
  • 2x2 Ft x 8 mm
  • 3 color fleck options
  • Interlocking design needs no adhesive
  • Withstands the weight of exercise equipment
  • Durable flooring made of 85% recycled rubber

Geneva Rubber Tiles

  • 3x3 ft x ⅜ inch
  • 4 color fleck options
  • Low rubber odor for indoor use
  • Made with recycled rubber
  • No glue needed

UltraTile Rubber Weight Floor

  • 2x2 Ft x 1 Inch
  • Black
  • Reduces force by more than 50%
  • Slip-resistant when wet or dry
  • 15-year limited warranty

Interlocking Rubber Tiles Gmats Black

  • 2x2 ft x ⅜ inch
  • Impact absorbing
  • Strong enough to withstand the weight of exercise equipment
  • Reversible with universal interlocks
  • Scuff resistant and easy to clean

Best Commercial Gym Rubber Tiles

commercial gym rubber tiles

UltraTile Rubber Weight Floor Premium Colors

  • 2x2 ft x 1 inch
  • Available in 4 brilliant colors
  • Ergonomic force reduction for more enjoyable workouts
  • Excellent noise reduction for a quieter environment
  • Strong enough to withstand repeated impact from heavy weights

Sterling Athletic Sound Rubber Tile

  • 2x2 ft x 2 inch
  • Helps to decrease sound transference of heavy weight drops
  • Hollow foot design for maximum shock absorption during workouts
  • Locking system helps to prevent separating and shifting
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty

Geneva Rubber Tile

  • 3x3 ft x ⅜ inch
  • 4 color fleck options
  • No adhesive required
  • Low odor suitable for indoor use
  • Tiles weigh 18 pounds each for easy installation

Spectation Gym Floor Straight Edge Rubber Tiles

  • 39.37 x 39.37 inches x 9 mm
  • 11 color options
  • Heavy-duty vulcanized rubber
  • Spike resistant for excellent durability
  • Provides great shock absorption

How to Choose the Best Rubber Floor Tiles for Your Gym

Whether you’re shopping for rubber floor tiles for your home or commercial gym, it’s important to select a product that works well for your space, your budget, and your goals. As you shop for

Think About How You’ll Use Your Gym

As you plan your gym, think about how you will use the space. For example, a commercial gym that will see intense use seven days a week will require a more durable flooring than your home gym that’s used by just a few family members five times a week.

interlocking rubber floor tiles close up

Consider the types of activities that the floor will need to support, too. If you will be doing exercises like jumping jacks and planks in the space, then it’s important to choose a tile that offers appropriate traction to help prevent slips. Most tiles are strong enough to withstand the weight of gym equipment like treadmills, but if you’ll be dropping free weights in the gym, you’ll need to invest in a tile with enough thickness to absorb that impact and protect your subfloor.

As you identify your gym activities, think not only about how you’re using the gym now, but also about how you might want to use it in the future. You might not be dropping free weights at the moment, but purchasing floor tiles that are thick and durable enough will allow you to introduce free weights into your workouts in the future.

Choose the Right Thickness

When it comes to the tile thickness, it’s always better to invest in a thicker tile than you need. A thicker tile will give your subfloor extra protection, and can also offer enhanced sound and shock absorption, making the space more enjoyable for your workouts.

Rubber floor tiles that are ¼ inch thick are suitable for free weights up to 50 pounds. If you want to lift more, then consider a ⅜ inch tile, which is suitable for free weights up to 120 pounds, or a ⅓ inch tile for free weights over 120 pounds. For dropped weights, plan on tiles measuring at least ¾ inches thick.

Consider the Installation

Think about the installation that the product requires, too. Many interlocking tiles suitable for home gym use require no adhesive, making for a DIY-friendly installation.

As you explore the larger, thicker tiles often used in commercial gyms, you may need to plan for a professional installation with adhesive. Be sure to factor this expense into your overall flooring budget.

interlocking rubber floor tiles with quad blok connector

The 1'' UltraTile Rubber Tiles use the Quad Blok Connector system to ensure a very secure installation.

Purchase Your Rubber Floor Tiles from Greatmats

There are many reasons to choose Greatmats when you purchase your rubber floor tiles. Not only do we offer a great selection of rubber floor tile and mat products suitable for residential and commercial gyms, our highly knowledgeable customer service team can help you with your purchase.

Please contact us if you have any questions, need help narrowing down your product choices, or are ready to place your order. Our customer service team is happy to help with product details, product samples, shipping quotes, and more.