Gym Wall Padding Guide

A list of tips, hints, suggestions, and answers to common questions surrounding gymnasium wall pads. Frequently asked questions regarding column pads, outlets and other cutaways, custom logos, installation of wall pads, and stage area padding.

Gym Wall Pad Videos

Wall Padding Considerations
Wall Padding Considerations
Seclusion Room Wall Padding - Clear Lake Schools
Seclusion Room Wall Padding - Clear Lake Schools
How to Install Wall Pads with Lip Top and Bottom
How to Install Wall Pads with Lip Top and Bottom
Custom Gym Wall Padding - Graphics, Cutouts and More
Custom Gym Wall Padding - Graphics, Cutouts and More
Gym Wall Pads at Holy Family School - Greatmats
Gym Wall Pads at Holy Family School - Greatmats
Wall Padding - Greatmats Wall Pad Options
Wall Padding - Greatmats Wall Pad Options

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Gym Wall Padding - Paul Smith's College Testimonial
Gym Wall Padding - Paul Smith's College Testimonial
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Wall Pads for Basketball Court - Quality Home Improvement, Inc
Wall Pads for Basketball Court - Quality Home Improvement, Inc
Manitowoc Jiu Jitsu Academy Roll Out Mats and Wall Pads
Manitowoc Jiu Jitsu Academy Testimonial
Manitowoc Jiu Jitsu Academy Testimonial
Calming Room Wall Padding Clear Lake
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Seclusion Room Wall Pads - Clear Lake Schools Testimonial
Custom Gym Wall Padding at Holy Family School
Gymnasium Wall Pads: Holy Family School Gym Testimonial
Gymnasium Wall Pads: Holy Family School Gym Testimonial
Moline Christian School Wall Pad
Custom Gym Wall Padding: Moline Christian School Testimonial
Custom Gym Wall Padding: Moline Christian School Testimonial

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How To Put Custom Graphics On Basketball Wall Padding?
How To Put Custom Graphics On Basketball Wall Padding?
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How To Measure For Gym Wall Padding Cutouts
How To Measure For Gym Wall Padding Cutouts
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How to Make a Padded Room - DIY Wall Padding and Floors
How to Make a Padded Room - DIY Wall Padding and Floors
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Can You Repair Gymnasium Wall Padding?
Can You Repair Gymnasium Wall Padding?
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How To Measure A Room For Wall Padding
How To Measure A Room For Wall Padding
Lip Wall Pads
How to Install Wall Pads With Lips on the Top and Bottom
How to Install Wall Pads With Lips on the Top and Bottom
Attaching your gym wall pads is a simple procedure with Z-Clips
Gym Wall Padding Installation Instructions
Gym Wall Padding Installation Instructions
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How Do You Clean Protective Wall Padding?
How Do You Clean Protective Wall Padding?

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Can Flooring Be Used On Walls?
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What Can I Use for Garage Wall Padding?
What Can I Use for Garage Wall Padding?
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Why To Use Sports Hall Wall Padding?
Why To Use Sports Hall Wall Padding?
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How Do You Install Goal Post Pads?
How Do You Install Goal Post Pads?
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Where To Find Baseball Wall Padding
Where To Find Baseball Wall Padding
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The Best Crash Mats For Climbing Walls For Indoor Bouldering
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Are Padded Jail Cells Still Used?
Wall Padding for Wrestling and School Rooms
Greatmats - Where you find Wrestling Room Wall Mats
Greatmats - Where you find Wrestling Room Wall Mats
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Which Sports Need Wall Padding?
Which Sports Need Wall Padding?
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Where to Use Pillar Padding
Where to Use Pillar Padding

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What are the different kinds of pole padding?
What are the different kinds of pole padding?
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How Big Are Wrestling Wall Mats?
How Big Are Wrestling Wall Mats?
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The Benefits Of Using A Basketball Pole Pad
The Benefits Of Using A Basketball Pole Pad
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Wood Backed Gym Wall Padding VS. Soft Backed Or Sewn Padding
Wood Backed Gym Wall Padding VS. Soft Backed Or Sewn Padding
Stage pads in a school
Stage Pads & Mats for School and Gymnasium Safety
Stage Pads & Mats for School and Gymnasium Safety
Custom gym wall pads are available in almost any color and design option.
Custom Wall Pad Branding: Gym Wall Panels
Custom Wall Pad Branding: Gym Wall Panels
Wall pads can be custom-cut to accommodate light switches, outlets, etc.
Wall Padding for Gyms with Custom Cutouts
Wall Padding for Gyms with Custom Cutouts
Custom manufactureed column pole and column pads help protect athletes
Custom Wall Column Pads and Pole Padding
Custom Wall Column Pads and Pole Padding
wall pad thickness
How Thick Should Wall Padding Be for Sports?
How Thick Should Wall Padding Be for Sports?
Wall Pad Z-Clip Install
How does foam wall padding work?
How does foam wall padding work?

ASTM impact rated gym wall padding and safe room pads.

A gymnasium or workout space requires the right equipment to deliver an inviting environment that helps you meet your fitness goals. But don’t focus so much on the gear that you forget to create a safe workout place. Wall padding delivers protection to keep athletes safe from bumps and bruises if they crash into a wall.

Whether you’re seeking wall padding for a school gym, an athletic facility, or your home basement or garage, multiple thicknesses and colors exist. You even can add custom art to the padding, creating the perfect look.

Wall padding. The best wall protection you can provide in a workout space is foam pads. For basketball, the padding underneath the basket protects players from crashing into a wall. In a school gymnasium, where P.E. classes occur, padding around the entire perimeter is useful for protecting students from collisions with the wall during all kinds of games and workouts.

These are thick foam pads, which compress when someone crashes into them before rebounding to the original shape quickly. Multiple thickness measurement options are available.

Martial arts studios also can make use of thick pads on the walls. As athletes are working out or grappling with an opponent, they may lose their balance and stumble toward a wall. Padding provides protection against injury during the collision with a solid wall.

For a play room at home, some customers choose to mount thin foam pads on the wall. Kids can become rambunctious when playing, so pads, even thin pads, provide protection. These pads reduce the noise and sound being generated in the play area, too, keeping the rest of the house relaxing and quiet.

Although you may not think of it this way, wall padding also will protect the wall. For example, if your martial arts athletes punch and break boards while working out, flying splinters can damage walls, but pads deliver a protective layer.

Stage padding. In many schools, the gymnasium is used for multiple purposes. Often times, it may also have a stage area that’s raised above the gym floor.

Players chasing a loose ball in a basketball or volleyball game need protection from crashing into the hard area around the stage. This area requires a form fitting pad that’s different from what’s found underneath the baskets on the basketball floor.

Custom sized stage pads are available to fit whatever space needs protection in terms of both height and width. Depending on the layout of the gym, you may need stage padding that can be removed at times, such as to gain access to storage underneath the stage. Greatmats offer those custom options too.

Support post padding. Another popular type of padding doesn’t fit onto the wall at all. Instead, it’s made to fit around support poles and columns inside a room. These posts can be common in basements or older buildings, and athletes working out in the space need protection from crashing into them.

Padding for columns can be customized to fit the exact size and shape of the post in the area. You may be seeking to cover a round post with a 4-inch diameter or a square post that’s 2 inches across. Either way, post padding exists that will fit and give protection to the athletes.

You can purchase these pads in many of the same custom colors as the traditional wall padding, which is helpful in creating a theme throughout the workout space or gym.

Easy installation. The majority of wall padding can be hung with a DIY installation. Manufacturers make the installation process easy to follow, allowing homeowners and those operating athletic facilities the ability to save some money on installation.

You can attach these wall pads to cement block or to wood studs. All of the hardware required to mount the pads is included, simplifying the process.

The mounting hardware is hidden behind the padding. This means the pads will look great, while also keeping athletes safe from crashing into a hard metal bracket or an exposed bolt.

You can even specify to have cutouts placed in specific locations in the padding to reveal outlets, door knobs, or windows.

Custom designed panel. Find just the right wall padding for any facility by matching the colors of the pads to the design of the facility. The thick pads hanging on the wall are covered in a protective layer of vinyl. Greatmats offers the vinyl cover in more than a dozen color choices, including some custom options.

Additionally, you can add any wording or printed logos to the vinyl cover, creating a branding message that reflects your facility or school. Some places choose to promote the school mascot or school name with this custom printing. Others will allow advertisers to purchase printed space on the vinyl, which helps to offset the cost of the athletic program.

Best pads for walls. Use our wall padding guide to learn more about your wall pad panel and tile options. We have links to multiple ideas for these products, including customer testimonials, blogs, and videos.