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Protective Gym & School Floor Covers & Carpet Tiles

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What are the 5 best protective gym floor covering options?
Floorings in gyms are expensive. Replacing or refinishing them can be a drain on a facility's budget. Our floor covering protection is the ideal solution.


Vinyl Floor Protectors

We have these in 10, 18, 22, 27 and 32 ounce vinyls. The gym floor protective cover is sold in rolls 10 feet wide and is sold by the linear foot. This comes with 3- to 17-year limited warranties, depending on the weight of the vinyl. They are reversible.

The 18-ounce variety is intended for limited use of 6 times per year or less, and the 32-ounce version is designed for that amount of use and more.



If purchasing this, consider ordering one of our safety storage racks as well. These are found in six, eight, and 10 roller models, which can support up to 3,600 pounds of hardwood floor protection film, rosin paper, or vinyls. The racks make storage simpler, while making the installation process easier as well.



For isolated areas, such as the sidelines, we have gym floor protective covering runners, measuring 32 ounces. These are 4’ or 5’ in width and extend 50’ in length. They're perfect for adding extra guards for small spots. Whether tables, chairs, or other objects will be on the sidelines, these yield an attractive way to keep it looking new.

Carpet Tiles


An alternative to vinyl is our Protective Gym Floor Covering Carpeted Tiling, which yields a comfortable, durable, and attractive surface that’s perfect for any event. These measure 39-3/8 by 78-3/4 inches, so they can quickly lay out atop larger spaces. These offer people plenty of traction, creating a safe locale. These are heavy enough so that they won't slide around, and one person can usually install and lay them out. They are an attractive way to yield protections for events and classes.



We also have smaller units, such as the CarpetFlex Floor tiles, which feature a snap together raised modular tile system. CarpetFlex is non-slip and waterproof, along with providing anti fatigue benefits.

It offers additional warmth and attractiveness with its ribbed surface protection carpet design. It can be used in areas where moisture is present too. CarpetFlex comes with a 1-year limited warranty and is available in gray and tan. It requires a 20 tile minimum order.

Additional Heavy Duty Floor Protection Products


We have a number of other products that can guard a gymnasium, while simultaneously making it a more versatile, useful space.



Our 365 Portable Indoor Sports Turf can quickly transform it into a sports field. There's no adhesive or infilling needed, and it is easy to install and uninstall. This provides players with outstanding traction, while also protecting them from injury. It won't cause turf burns, and it ensures that practice spaces are always available, even if the weather outside is terrible.



For temporary floor protection mats in busy traffic areas, consider our Protects All Interlocking Tile. These tiles are made of a tough PVC and feature a simple interlocking design that allows for installation in just minutes. Install these directly on any hard, flat surface indoors, and the 18x18 inch size is convenient. These are non-absorbent and are backed by a 3-year manufacturer warranty.



If there is a stage area, then our Stages Matting is a must have to guard both the stage and the safety of students and athletes. These measure 14 ounces, feature leather embossing, and are Class A flame retardant.

The 90-degree L-shaped pads have a design specifically for stage applications, and they are custom made with a 1-1/4 inch high density foam for excellent padding and shock absorption. These pads are mildew and abrasion resistant, and they meet all emissions criteria for Greenguard Children and Schools Certification. Available with numerous attachment options, purchase these in a variety of bright, eye catching colors, matching the school's own colors.



For outdoor sports fields, we have a number of ground protections matting, which guard the integrity of the grass when hefty vehicles need to access the field, or when expecting heavy foot traffic, such as in a graduation ceremony. These can be used to create a temporary road or path, so the turf doesn't get torn up or worn during events or repairs.

These can be easily connected to create a continuous layout, and since they're designed for outdoor use, they help to preserve grass growth even when installed. Once the event or maintenance is complete, remove them, and the field will be none the worse for wear.

These can save on costly repairs. They are ready for use again immediately. They're a must have for busy athletic spaces that serve multiple purposes or that see many practices each day.

Potential Uses for Protective Floor Coverings

Use protective floor covering for:
  1. Gymnasiums
  2. Schools
  3. Churches
  4. Recreational facilities
  5. And more, like a protective floor covering for painting at the house over laminate floors


Whether hosting a prom, graduation, voting center, party, or another event, a protective floor covering for carpets is useful for any large space.


Benefits of Protective Floor Covering


Considering whether a protective floor covering is right for the facility? The answer is probably yes. Here are just a few advantages of a protective floor covering:
  1. It can increase the versatility and usefulness of the space, allowing for increased income opportunities.
  2. By allowing use for multiple activities, it can help to avoid costs of renting venues.
  3. It can keep it free of spilled drinks, high heel scratches, and other damage, reducing the need for resurfacing and preserving the original investment.
  4. It has high durability and, if cared for properly, will last for years.
  5. It even works as a home gym protective flooring or as a protective flooring over carpet for use with the kids at the house.
  6. Easy to clean, it cuts down on maintenance time and is designed for fast installation.
  7. In short, a protective floor covering will save money.

Ordering Protective Floor Mats


Don't hesitate to give our floorings experts a call. We would be happy to provide protection product samples, detailed shipping information, and advice for the project.


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FAQ Protective Floor Covering Q&A

What can I use to protect my hardwoods during construction?
Construction floor cover models are ideal for this purpose. They are thick and yield excellent durability. They catch dust and prevent dropped items from indenting the flooring surfaces underneath.

How can I protect my floors during renovations?
A temporary floor covering is a smart choice for renovation projects. It is easily laid out and picked up once the job is completed. It can be used multiple times.

How do I protect my gymnasium floors?
Our floor covers are a popular option for use over large surfaces. This flooring cover is economical, yet ultra durable, making it an excellent investment.

Why do we use protective floor covering?
Thick vinyls keep hardwoods safe from damage. These are waterproof, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and rot and mildew resistant, ensuring a long lasting product. The seams are strong and lay smooth and flat to resist tripping hazards. These will exceed ADA and OSHA requirements for slip resistant surfaces, helping to maintain guest safety, as well as protecting the base at the same time.