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Weight Lifting Mats for Resistance Training

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Greatmats offers hundreds of strength and resistance training mats.

Greatmats is your one-stop shopping center for weight lifting mats. With more than 200 weight room flooring products, we've got something for every kind of strength training facility.

At Greatmats, you'll find straight edge mats, interlocking rubber mats and tiles as well as rolled rubber gym flooring. We also carry PVC plastic, high density foam and athletic artificial turf flooring for gyms.

The vast majority of resistance training facilities utilize rubber flooring for their free weight and machine areas. The type of rubber gym flooring, however, varies on what types of weight training exercises primarily take place over the gym floor. For most basic exercises that utilize body weight or lighter weight dumbbells, kettle bells or barbells, a thin layer of rolled rubber is sufficient. However, as you work your way up in weight, the extent of protection the weigh lifting mats must provide also increases. This generally involves either a thicker mat or a flooring system that is engineered to handle these activities.

Rolled Rubber usually maxes out at 1/2 inch of thickness. Straight edge mats, similar to horse stall mats, most often top out at 3/4 or 1 inch thick. While that style of weight training mat will hold up well to nearly all styles of weight lifting, you'll find that they aren't always the best for stopping noise or vibration when heavy weights are dropped on them. That's when the flooring systems with specially engineered support structures really shine. Some of these rubber tile gym floors have been known to virtually eliminate the noise and vibrations of 225 pound barbells dropped from overhead as well as 70 pound kettlebells tossed into the air.

For home weight rooms where carpet is present, that's where you'll want to look into raised PVC gym floor tiles. Greatmats has a few different options that work very well for this.

Foam weight room flooring is generally reserved for mid to lightweight free weights and weight machines. These offer the greatest level of cushion but are not designed for dropping weights.

With so many options to choose from, we'll be happy to guide you in the right direction to meet your weight room flooring needs. Our friendly sales staff is some of the most knowledgeable in the industry.

To top it off, we offer free samples, free quotes, live customer service and the guaranteed lowest prices on professional quality products.

Go ahead and browse our selection at greatmats.com today.
For more on this topic please review our Weight Room Flooring product page.