Crossfit and Gym Flooring, Crossfit Floor Mats
Rubber crossfit flooring for training, Rubber sound Crossfit floor tiles
CrossFit Flooring and Mats Customers
CrossFit Flooring and Mats How To's
CrossFit Flooring and Mats Ideas
CrossFit Flooring and Mats Features
Rubber Crossfit Flooring
Most crossfit gyms will select rubber as the crossfit flooring of choice. Crossfit gym flooring provides equal mixes of durability and strength, ensuring it will deliver great performance over a long time, even when hosting high volume, regular workouts. For those who make use of heavy equipment in the gym, the crossfit flooring rubber mats will protect the subfloor. For maximum subfloor protection when using free weights in the gym, we suggest a rubber flooring at least 3/4 inches in thickness.
One important consideration for those looking to use crossfit floor mats in a gym is the level of odor in this style of mat. Some types of 3/8 rubber flooring will have a strong odor after installation, while others have a mild odor. Within the product descriptions on the Greatmats web site, we specifically mention any odor levels. Or please ask any of the flooring experts at Greatmats about rubber flooring odor levels.
Training Crossfit Floor Mats
Although rubber is a smart crossfit flooring choice, some customers are seeking a flooring surface that has more give to it for certain types of exercises. In this case, we suggest using soft gymnastics mats as a supplemental type of crossfit gym flooring.
Vinyl covered folding gym mats are easy to install. Gym owners can bring them out for any style of exercise where greater cushioning is needed. They then can fold up and store these gym floor matting options, so they’re out of the way. Some gym customers even use these mats as extra padding on walls.
The vinyl crossfit floor mats make use of a soft foam core for shock absorption with a sturdy vinyl cover for durability. Connecting multiple mats for more coverage space is easy, as the crossfit floor mats have hook and loop connectors on all four sides.
Home Crossfit Floor Options
Creating a sturdy Crossfit gym floor at home is a simple process. Our gym flooring is economical and easy to install, and different options exist to meet any size of room.
As a great choice for use at home, consider our interlocking 3/4-inch thick rubber tiles. Even with a rubber material, the mats are small enough to be lightweight, allowing one person to handle the installation. We use a waterjet cutting method to ensure the rubber tiles will fit tightly together with no curling of the edges. Because the crossfit flooring mats absorb noise and vibration, workouts won’t disturb other family members. This style of flooring doesn’t absorb moisture, either.
UltraTile Rubber Weight Floor Tiles give residential users a splash of color for crossfit rubber flooring in use at home. The tiles measure 1 inch in thickness, allowing them to hold all kinds of weight while protecting the subfloor. With a coverage area of 2x2 feet for each tile, they’re easy to handle and move around. This style of crossfit floor mat uses a unique dowel rod fastening system that eliminates the need for adhesives and simplifies the process of adding, moving, or replacing individual tiles.
Crossfit Flooring Product Types
Rubber fitness training mats are another nice choice for either residential or commercial crossfit gyms, especially those featuring free weights or other heavy exercise equipment. This style of 4x6 rubber mat lays directly over the existing subfloor, protecting it from any damage. With thicknesses of up to 1 inch for these 4x6 mats, they provide excellent durability. Additionally, this style of rubber floor mat has a pebble top texture, which provides traction for athletes for all kinds of workouts.
Our Black Eco Rubber Floor Mats work extremely well as crossfit mats too. One side of this type of workout mat has a flat surface, while the other side uses a wire mesh surface that gives athletes a sure footing for workouts. These large mats stay in place without adhesive, and they cover a large area per mat.
Some crossfit gyms need a type of flooring that doesn’t show seams, allowing it to look great in a customer-facing area. The Greatmats Rubber Interlocking Center Floor Tiles have excellent durability. The interlocking edges on each crossfit mat were cut with a waterjet, which ensures a smooth cut, creating tabs and slots that will fit together perfectly. By the time this floor is installed, the seams are nearly invisible. We also offer border and corner edge pieces, which makes it easier to finish an island installation. Some customers will cut the mats for a tight fit in a wall-to-wall installation.
Professional studio customers often select our Sterling Athletic Sound Tiles. This style of flooring yields a professional look and surface. Even when using heavy free weights in the gym, this weightlifting flooring absorbs sound and vibration perfectly. Our deluxe crossfit flooring is popular for customer-facing areas, thanks to the six different color choices.
Additionally, Greatmats has crossfit flooring that’s perfect for creating a softer surface for workouts that involve ground work. Our Plyometric Rubber Roll has a cushioned design that’s perfect for workouts that normally place stress on the joints, such as aerobics. These heavy duty rubber rolls are offered in widths of 4 feet and varying lengths of at least 30 feet. Customers can cover a lot of space in the gym in a hurry with these crossfit floor rubber rolls.
Selecting Crossfit Flooring
- Subfloor protection against dropped weights
- Comfortable, forgiving surface for aerobic activities
- Shock absorption for high-impact activities like running or jumping
- Strength for use under heavy gym machinery
- Durability for use in high-traffic commercial areas
Rubber flooring is an ideal crossfit gym flooring for a number of reasons:
- Rubber is extremely durable and can withstand the high traffic and use that commercial facilities sustain
- Rubber can be laid directly over a subfloor and provides that subfloor with plenty of protection
- Rubber tiles make for easy installation, while rubber rolls cover large spaces with minimal seams
- Rubber makes for a more enjoyable training environment, as it helps to buffer sound and provides insulation against a cold subfloor
What Is the Best Thickness for Gym Flooring?
A common question we receive at Greatmats is: What is the best thickness for gym crossfit flooring? Selecting the perfect crossfit floor thickness requires some planning. Think about how the floor will be used. Will it be moved from storage to the workout room and back regularly? Or is the flooring going to be installed permanently?
For those who will be moving the crossfit floor mats around a lot, a thinner style of mat is a smart idea, such as 3/8 rubber flooring. The thinner rubber floor mats will weigh less and be easier to move than extremely thick mats. Common thicknesses for crossfit rubber flooring are between 1/4 and 3/4 inches. Thin mats cost less too.
However, for those crossfit gyms where the rubber floor mats must stand up to heavy free weights and large exercise equipment, a thicker style of mat is a better option. We at Greatmats offer rubber crossfit floor mats of thicknesses of 3/4 inches, 1 inch, or greater. Some people may struggle to move these thick mats into place by themselves because of the extra weight they carry. But a couple of people working together can lay out a room of interlocking thick rubber mats easily.
When comparing thin and thick crossfit rubber flooring, it’s important to understand the firmness and shock absorption levels each one provides. Thicker rubber flooring provides a better shock absorption for athletes, softening the blow of repeated impacts on the joints. Thicker crossfit floor mats also will absorb more noise from dropped free weights than thinner mats. Because thicker mats weigh more, they tend to stay in place better when placed under stress without the need for any adhesive.
Texture Options for crossfit Flooring for the Gym
The surface texture for rubber crossfit floor mats plays a role in the ways athletes will be able to work out on the floor. Again, start by thinking about how the floor will be used.
For situations where the athletes need a sure footing and a lot of traction to complete the workout, look for a style of rubber crossfit gym mats with a bit of texture on the surface. Some styles of this flooring include a pebble top surface for a little bit of traction. However, for the best traction and the surest footing in crossfit flooring rubber mats, look for a model with a wire mesh surface or with deep grooves in the surface.
On the other hand, if the exercise classes involve athletes sliding or rolling on the crossfit fitness flooring, a smooth finish will be more comfortable. A surface with some grip to it may rub uncomfortably on the bare skin. Offer too much texture on the crossfit floor, and athletes may even receive floor burns. Greatmats has both smooth and textured surface flooring for workouts in stock and ready to ship to meet the needs of any commercial or residential studio setting.
Choosing Tiles, Mats, or Rolls
Another consideration for crossfit gym flooring involves the configuration of the flooring. Greatmats has a number of rubber crossfit floor options available, including interlocking tiles, rectangular mats, and rolls.
For those who only need to cover a small flooring area, a 4x6 rubber mat is a popular choice. Such mats work especially well when used in a weightlifting area where athletes may be dropping the weights on the floor. One downside to the rectangular crossfit mats is that they may slide around a little bit when placed under stress. Thinner 4x6 mats will have a tendency to slide more than thicker mats.
To ensure the flooring stays in place, consider the interlocking rubber tiles. This type of crossfit flooring provides a high level of versatility, as it excels in all kinds of workouts, and it delivers a sure footing. One or two people easily can install these tiles. The pieces fit tightly together with no adhesive.
For those looking to save a bit of money on crossfit flooring or to cover a large area in a hurry, heavy duty rubber rolls of flooring work extremely well. These rolls cover the subfloor with a limited number of seams. The rolls of rubber are very heavy and need multiple people available for the installation; however, installation will go fast.