Author Archives: Paul Lafone

Interlocking Gym Flooring

interlocking gym flooring

We would typically recommend interlocking gym flooring for functional fitness and free weight zones. The reason we do so is because these areas of a gym experience high wear and it’s easier to replace one tile than the entire floor. There are so many different types of gym flooring that it can be difficult knowing […]

Vibration Absorption For Gyms

Considering noise and vibration reducing gym flooring

If you hop between two different gyms, there’s a very good chance there will be a perceptible difference in the acoustic qualities between them. One will be better damped than the other, and the better-damped one is normally nicer to use. Controlling vibration is the key to good damping. When someone drops a heavy-weight, it […]

Gymnasium Acoustics and Noise Treatments

Gymnasium Acoustics and Noise Treatments

Gymnasiums are huge echo chambers unless you take action to absorb sound in all frequencies. Low and high frequency noises can be dampened well with insulating materials that are strategically placed in areas of noise. Here are some of the acoustic and noise treatments available: Acoustic flooring Flooring plays a crucial role in the acoustic […]

Home Gym Flooring Versus Commercial Gym Flooring

Home Gym Flooring Versus Commercial Gym Flooring

The differences between home gym flooring and commercial gym flooring are fairly significant. You wouldn’t use commercial flooring in a home gym because it is a much more substantial product suited for heavy-duty use. In this article, we’ll explain the key differences with a few recommendations for your gym. Thickness The biggest difference between home […]

Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a New Gym Flooring

Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a New Gym Flooring

When choosing new gym flooring there are several things to consider. In this article, we’ll address your most pressing questions to help you in your search for the right floor. Feel free to contact us for advice too. Are there different gym areas that require a different type of gym flooring? Gyms with different fitness […]

Considering Noise And Vibration-Reducing Gym Flooring?

Considering noise and vibration reducing gym flooring

When resurfacing a gym, it’s important to consider noise and vibration because these factors directly affect a member’s experience. No one wants to be deafened or have their bones rattled by a dropped weight. Excess vibration and noise put people off and interrupts their workouts, taking them out of their zone and disrupting their time […]

How to Reinforce a Gym Floor?

How to Reinforce a Gym Floor

If your gym floor has exposed floorboards or there are concerns regarding its load-bearing capability, there are a few things we can do to reinforce it. Boarding It is common practice to reinforce a gym floor with ‘boarding’. Boarding is ¾” plywood installed over the existing floorboards. Boarding has the effect of spreading the equal […]