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 which is best for any particular application. Interlocking gym flooring is installed tile by tile, and it’s one of the most popular choices in commercial gyms.
The general purpose champion
Interlocking gym flooring is by far the most versatile kind of gym flooring because the rubber absorbs impact but isn’t bouncy. This means it provides adequate cushioning for HIIT and adequate protection from dropped weights.
We recommend utilising interlocking flooring in high intensity areas of a gym, including squat zones, deadlift zones, near power racks and in free weight areas because these areas are susceptible to dropped weights and plates.
Thickness, installation and upkeep
Interlocking floor tiles are available in thicknesses of 30mm or 40mm and we tend to recommend the thicker version for commercial use.
The installation of the interlocking tiles is relatively simple however spaces must be measured, and tiles cut to size just like carpet. It’s also important to consider underlay to further protect the subbase. Rubber underlay will extend the life of the rubber tiles and help to improve protection for the subfloor.
In terms of upkeep, interlocking flooring is easy to maintain. Spills can be mopped up and cleaned with common cleaners. The tiles are interlocking but they lock tight, so there is no risk of dirt accumulating where the joints meet.
Rubber interlocking flooring is also non-slip and extremely wear resistant. It is designed to withstand abrasion and mechanical stress. It won’t split or crack under pressure and you can safely use it around benches and dumbbell zones.
You should use interlocking gym flooring in functional fitness zones of your gym so you can replace single tiles when needed. This will save you money in the long run. Free weight zones are the best candidates for interlocking floor tiles. You should also consider underlay to extend the life of the tiles and protect the subfloor.
We sell a wide range of interlocking floor tiles in thicknesses of 30mm and 40mm. You can also choose from a wide range of styles and colours.