While some of our previous blog posts have covered the benefits of rubber flooring and even the pros and cons of rubber flooring tiles, today we are honing in on the benefits of rubber floor tiles for a home gym. Rubber tiles are one of our most popular products and for good reason.
Rubber is durable and resilient, is low maintenance and can withstand high-impact activity, making it a perfect choice for home gym spaces. With other flooring options like foam and even cork, what makes rubber tiles stand out? Keep reading to find out more.
1. Can fit any space
Have an awkward corner in your space? Or perhaps the room designated for your home gym has angles and tight spaces to maneuver around. While rubber tiles are typically available in squares, they can easily be cut into different sizes and shapes to fit your space. You can also choose from a range of thickness and colour options, keeping in mind that weight rooms and heavy equipment need thicker flooring for better protection.
Rubber tiles are also easy to install with interlocking edges or straight edges with tight seams. Quality tiles look cohesive and smooth, with no edges to trip over. This flooring option is common in indoor facilities such as home gyms, gymnasiums, dance studios, martial arts venues, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and more. Their use in commercial applications illustrates just how well they can withstand heavy use and adapt to virtually any space.
2. Highly portable
Rubber tiles are easy to remove and reinstall without damaging the product. With no adhesives required, you can reuse this rubber flooring in another location. This option is ideal for those who plan to move, want to keep their home gym space a flexible room for other purposes or want to take their rubber flooring to different locations, like a cabin or a commercial space.
Tip: If you’re planning to reuse your rubber flooring in another location, keep in mind that some subfloors need a protective barrier to protect against damage. We can help you determine whether you need underlayment for a specific type of floor.
3. Easy to replace damaged tiles
An appealing aspect of rubber tiles is that if damage occurs, only that piece needs to be replaced. Unlike rubber rolls, you can easily swap a damaged tile for a new one. While rubber is highly resilient, some cleansers that contain harsh chemicals can be abrasive on rubber. We recommend cleaning rubber flooring with warm water and a gentle cleanser – it’s all you need to keep it well maintained and spot-free!