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TVS Gym Flooring is one of the leading gym flooring suppliers in the UK. With strategic partners and the best manufacturers worldwide we can offer a unique range of gym flooring options to suit any sporting or fitness space. You can find our range of commercial gym flooring in some of the UK largest gym chains, independent gyms, sports clubs and leisure centres. We are also a leading supplier of commercial gym flooring to the education sector with case studies from schools, colleges and universities
The TVS group was established in 2009, we are a highly skilled and experienced team and we can help you find the best solution for your facility. At TVS our aim is simple, focus on supplying the best in class materials, while delivering outstanding customer service. We are a friendly approachable team who are very passionate about gym flooring so please don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop us an email.
What kind of gym flooring do you need? Good question. Large spaces can be covered with rubber rolls up to 15mm thick. Rubber rolls are made from EPDM rubber, a stiff and resilient material that’s non-slip and easy to keep clean.
For free weight areas we recommend rubber floor tiles. These are up to 40mm thick and provide a greater level of protection to the subfloor. We recommend rubber tiles in spaces where dumbbells, plates and barbells are used. We use SPORTEC tiles which are available in a wide range of standard colours and specialised colours.
If you need a hard surface, we recommend vinyl. Vinyl can be paired with underlay for different elastic qualities. It is common for gyms to use rubber rolls, rubber tiles and vinyl across different areas of the gym. Power turf is the best option for sled lanes, allowing you to accommodate all fitness and workout types.
We offer three main types of gym flooring: Tiles, Rolls and Turf. Tiles and Rolls can be used interchangeably but there are some differences, namely that rubber floor tiles are thicker than rubber rolls and are better suited to extreme workout zones.
Whichever kind of gym flooring is best for you, we provide a complete design, supply, installation and recycling service. We will take care of your project from start to finish. You won’t need to do anything but start using your new gym floor.
It’s important that your gym flooring is fit for purpose and the simplest way to ensure this is to choose flooring designed for specific applications. We have flooring for free weights, sled lanes, sprint tracks, studios, functional fitness areas and much more.
Many of the flooring solutions we offer are available in multiple colours, allowing you to match your gym floor to your gym brand. We also provide a markings service, allowing you to create fitness boxes and boundaries on floors for gym users.
TVS offers a wide range of flooring solutions to suit any budget and application. Whether you’re looking for the perfect free weights area or functional fitness studio, we have what you need. Our floors are designed to be durable and easy to clean so that your gym can look its best at all times. And with multiple colours available, it’s never been easier to match your brand!
SPORTEC tiles are the best in the business. We offer the complete colour range as well as indoor and outdoor floor tiles (outdoor tiles are called Uni-Versa). These tiles are available in 30mm and 40mm thicknesses to suit your gym.
TVS Gym Flooring has a proud history of supplying market leading products and has gained a wealth of experience by supporting projects at Pure Gym, The Gym Group, Virgin Active, Fitness First, LAX, The Reebok Club, Xercise4Less, Fit4Less, Lifestyle Fitness, Easy Gym, Primal Gym Leeds, Sheffield Hallam University, Derby University, Derby FC, England RFU and Chelsea FC.
In addition to some of the UK’S biggest gym brands, we also work with businesses, sports centres and hotels. The service we provide is all-inclusive, with design, installation, recycling and aftercare included. Get in touch for a quote today.CLICK HERE FOR CASE STUDIES
Gym flooring has to be thick enough to protect the subfloor, which will be made from concrete or screw-fixed plywood.
It’s also good practice to install a layer of insulating rubber ‘underlay’ between the topper and subfloor for extra protection, although some gyms skip this step to save money (in our opinion, underlay is worth it in the long run). The thickness of gym flooring depends on the topper. For instance, you can get rubber matting that is 12mm thick and rubber tiles that are 40mm thick. The correct thickness is a matter of intended use and application.
Flooring For Free Weights
Free weight zones should have a flooring system consisting of 30mm or 40mm rubber interlocking floor tiles and a high-performance underlay, which is normally 5mm to 10mm thick. You use interlocking tiles so you can replace them when needed.
Flooring For Treadmill Zones
Treadmill zones can make use of standard rubber matting or polyurethane flooring that is 10mm thick so long as weights are not allowed in the area. These zones have a harder floor to support machines. We also recommend treadmill isolation pads.
Flooring For HIIT And Pilates
HIIT and pilates zones should make use of either rubber matting that is 20mm thick or rubber tiles that are 30mm thick. Alternatively, you can carry over the flooring system from the free weight zone because this works fine.
Flooring For Deadlift Zones
Deadlift zones need the thickest gym flooring. You’re looking at 80mm thick impact protection slabs in addition to the normal flooring system. These slabs are designed to offer fall-impact protection with the heaviest weights.
Flooring To Dampen Sound
There’s nothing more annoying than a noisy gym. You can dampen sound from dropped weights with an insulating underlay so the topper can compress into it. Underlays can be as thick as 10mm and work great for dampening sound.
Flooring For Running Tracks
Running tracks can be made from rubber, polyurethane or hardwood. Thickness is not so much a consideration here but rather the quality of the topping. The surface has to provide fantastic grip while absorbing impact to reduce fatigue.
Gym flooring can be as thick as 80mm in deadlift zones and as thin as 10mm in sled and track zones. When considering thickness, think about the intended use case of the surface and the potential for surfaces to be used incorrectly.
One of the best things about gym floor tiles is the abundance of colours available, letting you match the floor to your branding, designate different gym zones, and make exciting patterns that impress new customers.
The most popular gym floor tile on the market is the SPORTEC® tile, available in several monotone and colourful versions. SPORTEC® tiles offer industry-leading performance and grip, with multiple colours available. Here’s a run-down of the different SPORTEC gym floor tiles.
SPORTEC® Style tiles can be solid black or coloured with 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% or 50% coloured flecks providing contrast. SPORTEC designates these versions as ‘Colour 5’ and so on. In all cases, only the flecks are coloured. The colours available include:
SPORTEC® Purcolor tiles flip the colour balance with a primary coloured surface and a black fleck. The black-colour ratio is 15% black and 85% coloured, so this is the best option if you want coloured gym floor tiles. The colours available include:
SPORTEC® Variant tiles have a customisable multi-tone colour scheme, with customers able to select from five different colours. These tiles offer supreme originality with the same performance as others. SPORTEC® also offers a few standard colourways:
SPORTEC® UNI Versa
SPORTEC® UNI versa tiles have a textured rubber surface that increases grip outdoors. A durable option for outdoor gyms and fitness zones, these tiles are highly UV resistant with similar performance to the indoor variants. The colours available include:
SPORTEC® Style Edge And Corner Profiles
You can finish your tiled gym floors with SPORTEC® Style Edge and Corner Profiles, which add a border. They are also ideal for transition zones with bevelled edges, ensuring that there is no trip hazard between zones. The colours available are as follows:
SPORTEC® Style Edge and Corner Profiles are a fantastic addition to gym floors, especially if you have contrasting standard tiles.
Overall, there are hundreds of colour combinations available with gym floor tiles. You can stick to a core theme or mix and match tiles for a dynamic floor. SPORTEC® Purcolor tiles are also a great way to brand your gym floor.
Reinforcing a gym floor is sometimes necessary to accommodate heavy machines and powerlifting zones. Whether a gym floor requires reinforcement depends on the expected load of the floor and the type of subfloor.
There are several ways to reinforce a gym floor, to either increase the load-bearing ability or strengthen the flooring system.
Sprung floors are built on top of the subfloor with timber spruces. The thickness and quantity of the spruces determine the floor’s load-bearing ability, and spruces can be greater in number around different gym zones.
A sprung floor protects the subfloor by raising the top floor. The air gap also isolates all vibration and shock from the subfloor.
When a gym is built on floorboards or concrete, plywood boarding screwed into the subfloor is a simple way to reinforce it. The boarding takes and spreads the load, and the ply is extremely resistant to stress and damage.
Boarding is most commonly used to reinforce floorboards, but it can also be installed over tiles and other old flooring systems.
Bridging involves bracing a timber frame floor with metal or wooden strips or straps to connect the joists and improve load distribution. Bridging connects the joists, reinforcing the floor through improved load deflection.
Bridging is only relevant to timber frame floors, such as new builds and commercial gym upper floors, such as in apartment blocks.
Reinforcing With Layers
Sometimes, gym floors only need reinforcement with layers. Thicker membranes can absorb more shock and impacts than thinner membranes, and rigid materials like polyurethane are ideal for supporting machines and racks.
Most gyms should have a combination of flooring for different zones, like rubber tiles for free weight zones and polyurethane for treadmill zones.
Reinforcing a Home Gym Floor
Home gyms should be on the ground floor and ideally on concrete. Don’t build a home gym on floorboards without a structural survey first. If your gym is on the upper floor, the floorboards need reinforcement, and this requires exposing the floorboards and boarding them with 3/4” plywood.
After boarding, a 3mm foam underlay should be glued down, followed by 8mm thick rubber matting or 10mm rubber tiles.
Sprung floors are the best way to reinforce up from the subfloor, while boarding is best for reinforcing directly on the subfloor. Bracing is used to reinforce joisted floors, and you can also layer up to improve impact protection.
Rubber is the preferred material for sports flooring because it’s grippy, durable and recyclable at the end of its life. You might not know that there are several different types of rubber flooring in terms of density and thickness.
The best type of sports flooring depends on the activity; for example, rubber rolls are ideal for functional fitness zones but may be too thin for free weights, and tiles are ideal for free weights but may not offer the right foot feel for HIIT. Here’s a quick run-down of the different types of rubber sports flooring to help you decide which is right for you:
Interlocking Rubber Tiles
Interlocking rubber tiles are a seamless sports flooring solution with no gaps, ensuring no sweat or dirt can get between the tiles. Additionally, no gaps mean no tripping hazards, although non-interlocking tiles have a tiny gap anyway. You should choose interlocking tiles if you want a seamless floor for looks or easy cleaning. The tiles range in thickness from 30mm to 40mm, making them suited to free weight zones, machine zones and rack zones.
Non-Interlocking Rubber Tiles
Non-interlocking rubber tiles offer the same performance as the interlocking variety, available in 30mm to 40mm thicknesses. The difference is that they have a gap between them, making replacing individual tiles easier. These tiles are the most common variety in commercial gyms because they can easily be ripped up and replaced.
Rubber Rolls (rubber matting)
Rubber rolls quickly cover a vast area, providing a seamless flooring solution for functional fitness zones. The matting can be a single-layer system (EPDM) or a multi-layer product with an elastic layer for foot feel. Rubber rolls are typically 15mm thick and can cover a sprung floor (a timber frame built on a concrete base to create an air gap).
Although polyurethane is plastic, it is engineered to mimic the grip and cushioning of rigid rubber. It is a seamless flooring solution ideal for sports halls and sports zones that require a hard, rigid surface for sports like hockey. PU is a good option for multi-use games areas, and you can surround the outer floor with a softer layer of foam or rubber for other activities.
The main types of rubber sports flooring are tiles and matting. Tiles are thicker and ideal for weight zones, while matting is thinner and ideal for functional fitness. Some activity centres and gyms will be best off making use of both.
Investing in flooring for your commercial gym is very important. Rubber tiles and rolls provide a durable surface that protect against impacts, while absorbing noise from weights being lifted overhead or other activities taking place nearby.
Besides being extremely resilient and durable, both gym tiles and rolls are non-slip and available in a wide variety of different colours. Your choice of one over the other will come down to the shape of your space and what kinds of activity you intend to perform.read more
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