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Gym Turf - What purpose does it serve?

From Sled Work to Agility, Gym Turf is Growing in Popularity

Lisa Hobbie // 2019

In recent years, gyms have evolved to include workouts and activities that go far beyond lifting weights and running on treadmills. From high intensity conditioning drills and sled work to cross fit, HIIT, functional fitness and competitive sport training, the need for a versatile gym floor is greater than ever. Where real grass provides a cushioned surface that works with many activities, it certainly doesn’t grow well under artificial light, and it is costly and messy to maintain. This is where gym turf comes in to play. It is an increasingly popular flooring option that provides a low maintenance, affordable and durable surface that works well for a wide variety of physical activities.

Where artificial turf used to be seen only in an outdoor field, track, or training area, it is now being used for indoor arenas, centers, and gyms, too. There are a number of aspects that make gym turf a wise choice for a number of applications from a garage gym to professional sporting arena.

Versatility
Although rubber is one of the best flooring options for gyms, many find that turf is actually easier to train on - adding traction when running and proper resistance when performing sled work. It offers some of the same factors that rubber flooring does, such as noise dampening, shock absorption, and low maintenance, but it also provides the perfect floor for those athletes accustomed to training outdoors on fresh cut grass. It can also accommodate a wide-variety of fitness and training equipment and activity and provides comfortable footing with or without shoes.

Durability
Gym turf is made to last, with the ability to stand up to heavy foot traffic, dropped weights, weighted workout equipment, rigorous sled pushes, and more. It is truly designed to be used and abused. The form and shape of the turf will not easily be compromised, as it is tough and resistant to tears, divots, holes, and more.

Safety
Gym turf provides an amazingly shock absorbing flooring option, especially when installed with a pad underlayment. It reduces pressure on the joints of athletes, which is so important when considering the safety of those practicing high-impact exercises. The risk of falls and injuries could be greatly minimized with this cushioning. In addition, gym turf is slip resistant and non-abrasive.

Economical & Easy to Maintain
Although gym turf isn’t cheap, it is a cost effective option for any indoor facility. Most options come with a warranty and require a simple mopping and brushing, as needed.

Attractive
Gym turf presents a much more attractive look than a standard, black, rubber floor. With options that range from grass green to customizable school colors, your space will be greatly transformed by the addition of turf. It is designed to look clean and professional without much effort.

Greatmats is your one shop gym turf stop!
Greatmats offers a very wide variety of top notch turf options. The V Max turf is a very popular option and among the best indoor outdoor turf roll options available on the market. The high performance quality, durability, and value are unbeatable. It’s virtually maintenance free and reacts naturally - even after heavy use over time! It is designed to provide a realistic feel with a blend of nylon and polyethylene. With a 3/4 inch pile height and 5 mm foam backing, you will enjoy the look and feel of a strip of soft, natural grass.

Turf athletic interlocking tile is another attractive option that Greatmats offers. These tiles are extremely durable and slip resistant with a textured nylon layer that is very dense. This product is extremely low maintenance, and it provides reliable, portable, and attractive surface that can be used indoors or outdoors. It is an economical and ecologically friendly option with a 10mm turf fusion bonded to a 12mm recycled rubber base layer.

If you are seeking a gym turf that is suitable for therapy, floor work, exercise, and stretching, choose the PT Artificial Grass Turf Roll. This high performance turf features a blend of nylon and polyethylene that creates a soft turf that works well for sleds, performance agility, and stability balls that is also ADA compliant and accessible for wheelchairs, canes, and walkers. This flooring surface provides shock resistance and durability that is far superior to what is offered by carpet or bare flooring. It provides a level of safety, as it helps prevent falls and promote balance. Should a fall occur, it also provides cushioning. It has sound absorption qualities, as well, and it is easy to clean and maintain.

If you are ready for gym turf, Greatmats truly is your one stop shop! From large flooring rolls to individual turf tiles, there is an ideal option that will perfectly fit your space and budget. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to help you decide which product if for you.
For more on this topic please review our Gym Turf for Sleds & Agility product page.