When creating a home gym, flooring is one of the most important aspects to plan before the equipment and weights. The right type of gym flooring will help you get the most out of your workout, reduce fatigue, prevent injury, and protect the subfloor underneath. One of the most popular flooring options for a home gym in the basement is rubber as it is water resistant, easy to clean, shock absorbent, and durable.
Rubber is resilient and able to handle the impact of heavy workouts, equipment, and weights. In this article, we highlight some of the different types of rubber flooring that are perfect for your home gym.
1. GatorPRO Rolls
Rolled rubber is one of the most popular and economical gym flooring options on the market. Made of recycled rubber, this commercial-grade gym flooring is resilient and will stand up to any workout. GatorPRO rubber rolls provide the right amount of traction, slip-resistance and anti-fatigue properties to help improve your workouts.
GatorPRO rubber rolls are available in a variety of thicknesses and speckled colour options – there is an option to suit almost every home gym flooring need.
2. GatorLOC Interlocking Tiles
Interlocking rubber tiles are known for their easy installation, with no glue or tape required. GatorLOC interlocking rubber tiles are resilient and provide just the right amount of cushion for a good workout. GatorLOC tiles are precision jet cut leaving you with a virtually seamless gym floor, unlike many other puzzle tiles out there. The intuitive design allows for easy installation and comes in a standard black or speckled pattern with a variety of colour options.
GatorLOC interlocking rubber tiles are slip-resistant, shock-absorbing, and help minimize noise. These rubber tiles come in 2’ x 2’ and can fit virtually any space.
VersaRUBBER™ mats are a premium home gym flooring solution. Designed with durability in mind, these mats are built to withstand heavy weight drops and high-impact workouts. These resilient rubber mats are dual vulcanized, leaving you with an easy-to-clean, non-porous, and slip-resistant rubber surface. VersaRUBBER™ is the perfect rubber flooring choice to improve performance and help reduce injury. Available in both a 4’ x 6’ mat of 22.5 X 22.5 interlocking tiles, these mats are suitable for any home gym, large or small.
4. GatorSHOCK High Performance Tile
Perfect for high-impact workouts, powerlifting, Olympic weights, squat racks, and heavy-duty workout equipment. GatorSHOCK’s High Performance Tile comes in 1-3/16″ thickness with anti-fatigue properties and a non-slip surface. This type of rubber flooring is specifically designed for heavy use – you can often see them installed in Crossfit gyms and weight training facilities. Made of premium recycled materials, this rubber gym flooring is environmentally friendly and can be used for both indoor and outdoor use.
The X-Connector interlocking system makes it easy to install and take apart without damaging the tiles. The tiles are 2’ x 2’ and are easy to transport and store. Choose from different colours like solid black, grey, blue, sand, or green to match the aesthetics of your space.
5. Gator Gym ¾” Rubber Mats
Gator Gym’s ¾” rubber mats provide an excellent combination of traction, cushion, and resilience. They are engineered with a FrictionBACK anti-skid backing to prevent shifting, making them perfect for tough athletic training. These mats are eco-friendly and made of premium recycled rubber scrap tires with low VOC. Gator Gym rubber mats cushion the fall of heavy weights with incredible shock and sound-absorbency. The thicker design reduces the impact on joints to reduce fatigue and prevent injury.
Find the right rubber flooring for your home gym
At Perfect Surfaces, we like to say that a great home gym starts with great flooring. There are many different types of flooring that will suit your needs for all different types of exercise, from yoga to weight lifting, cardio training, and more. Contact us and we’ll help you find the right home gym flooring that will last you for years to come.