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How To Measure For Gym Wall Padding Cutouts

By Lisa Hobbie Created: August, 2021 - Modified: August, 2021

In general, measuring for is a relatively easy process that can be completed in very little time using minimal tools or equipment.

How To Measure For Gym Wall Padding Cutouts

If you are going to install school gym padding on an entire wall, start measuring from the corner to the nearest side of the cutout and from the corner to the far side of the cutout.

If you are going to do a custom install with padding on a section of a wall, mark the spot where the padding starts and stops, and measure from the nearest edge of the padding to the cutout and from the nearest edge of the padding to the far side of the cutout.

Always measure from the floor to the bottom of the cutout and from the floor up to the top of the cutout.

A Few Things To Note About Cutouts

  • Make sure you provide the exact dimensions to the Greatmats’ team, or, if need be, let the team know if you have adjusted the cutout location at all. Some wiggle room will be added around the cutout for ease of installation and to account for any inconsistency in measurements that were provided. For example, if a typical switch plate is about 2.25 feet wide by 3.25 feet high, the cutouts will be 3 feet by 5 feet..
  • The cutouts will be adjusted for the install height of the pads. Typically, pads are installed 3 to 4 feet above the finished floor, so the cutout height is adjusted, accordingly.
  • You can always watch videos on YouTube that will give you some hints about measuring for gym wall padding cutouts, too.

The Best Gym Wall Padding

Greatmats offers the very best gym padding options available anywhere. They are made using the best materials and craftsmanship, and they are available at unbeatable prices with amazing warranties. Of the gym padding products available, the following 3 options are among the best and most popular:


These wall padding products look great and perform well for years. Not only will they be a source of safety and protection, but they will also provide aesthetic appeal and professionalism.

Wall Pad 2x6 ft 2 Inch ASTM Foam WB Lip TB is a robust product that is made in the USA, and it comes in custom sizes and cutouts. These pads have durable 14 oz. vinyl covers with a 2 inch standard thickness.

This padding is ASTM 2440-04 impact rated. It has a unique design with a solid wood backing for a direct wall mount attachment method using the lip top and bottom. There are class A fire rated panel options available, and the pads are suitable for any door, wall, etc. like school walls, gym walls, safe rooms, home calm rooms, stage walls, sport court walls, martial art studios, and other spaces requiring cushioned support where people may hit or charge at the wall.



Wall Pad 2x7 ft Lip TB is a robust product that is made in the USA. There are custom sizes and cutouts available, as well as Class A fire rated panels if desired.

This product has the solid wood back for a direct wall attachment method using the lip top and bottom. It has a 2 inch standard thickness, and it’s ASTM 2440-04 impact rated. The 14 oz. vinyl cover does an excellent job protecting the polyethylene foam the padding is made of.

These pads are good for use on school gym walls, safe rooms, calm rooms, stage walls, wrestling rooms, martial art studio walls, combat training centers, and so much more.



Wall Pad 2x4 ft Z-Clip is a wood backed wall pad with an 18 gauge galvanized metal Z-Clip top and bottom to allow the pad to be mounted to the wall with appropriate wood, drywall, or masonry fasteners.

These pads are made in the USA and are available in custom sizes and with custom cutouts. They are ASTM 2440-04 impact rated and have a 2.5 inch standard thickness. 14 oz. vinyl covers protect the polyethylene foam filler, and there are Class A fire rated panel options to insert, if desired or needed.

These are great for gymnasiums, safe rooms, stage walls, and any wall that needs a safe and padded surface.

Greatmats - For Your Gym Wall Padding Needs

The gym padding options featured are those that are easy to install, easy to measure for and allow for cutouts, and among the best that money can buy with a low lifetime cost. If you want to learn more about these or any of the other wall padding products available, just reach out to the staff at Greatmats. They are ready to answer your questions and help you decide which product is right for your space.
For more on this topic please review our Wall Pads and Gym Wall Mats product page.