Acoustic gym flooring is designed to significantly reduce noise and vibration so that workout activities do not impact other people.
There is a perceptible difference in acoustic performance when gym flooring is designed with acoustics in mind. These floors are quieter and deliver better performance, creating a better workout experience for gym users.
Noise – What’s The Problem?
Noises caused by falling and dropped weights, deadlifts and other heavy impacts will terrorise a floor that isn’t designed to absorb shock and deaden impacts. The vibration transfer is not only annoying but could damage your subfloor. It will also interrupt people in your gym and impact customer satisfaction levels.
All gyms are noisy but excess noise is a significant problem. You can reduce excess noise from heavy impacts with a flooring system designed to handle the load. There are a variety of materials we can use to achieve good results.
Vibration, not noise, is the biggest challenge gym flooring faces. How can we control vibration so that impacts are not felt on the other side of the room? The answer lies in a flooring system that absorbs different vibrations.
Gyms produce many different types of vibration. Vibration is measured in Hz which is the rate vibrations and oscillations occur. Our aim with acoustic gym flooring is to stop vibration dead so that it cannot travel between gym zones.
Acoustic Gym Flooring Types
The acoustic gym flooring you walk on is made from EPDM rubber, but the top surface is only one part of a multi-layer flooring system.
It is typical for acoustic gym flooring systems to be made up from two or three layers, consisting of an EPDM rubber top, a foam underlay, and a rubber underlay. The underlays have different densities to absorb different vibrations.
The goal with multi-layer flooring is to increase the thickness of the floor and support a specific load rating. We can adjust the density of the underlays to absorb different kinds of impact so that all areas of your gym reduce noise transfer perfectly.
EPDM rubber floor tiles are the best top surface for acoustic gym flooring. They are 20mm to 30mm thick and you can also get heavy-duty 80mm impact protection slabs for deadlift zones (these can also be installed underneath power racks).
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