Many gyms and fitness centers require a layer of protective matting to preserve their floors and equipment. The Rubber Flooring Experts offer a solution in the form of rubber gym equipment mats to place underneath these heavy exercise machines. A rubber elliptical mat can provide superior levels of shock absorbency, noise dampening qualities, long term durability, and act as a layer of armor between gym equipment and your floors. A rubber exercise equipment mat will prevent wear and damage caused by heavy fitness gear and moving parts.
Gym and fitness equipment has to be tough in order to withstand the abuse it receives in a gym! Exercise equipment undergoes constant pounding every single day, eventually wearing down. In turn, heavy cardio machines and weightlifting equipment causes frequent shocks and vibrations when in use, which can damage your gym’s floors. If you go to any commercial gym today, chances are good that you will see their exercise equipment placed on some type of exercise equipment mat. This is because exercise machines are heavy and abrasive. Since they tend to be made of hard solid materials like metal and plastic, exercise machines can significantly mar the underlying floor if placed directly on the floor of an exercise area. Without gym equipment mats in place under an operating treadmill, the machine can grind away at the surface of a wood floor, causing chips and cracking. Similarly, heavy metal weights can ruin hard flooring surfaces. When accidentally dropped, a heavy barbell can severely damage the floor upon impact. This floor damage is usually very expensive to repair. Rubber gym equipment mats provide a protective layer between heavy equipment and brittle flooring, insulating the floor from abrasion or impact damage during heavy workouts. The use of a rubber elliptical mat can ensure that a gym floor remains intact for a long time, saving gym owners from frequent floor maintenance costs.
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In addition to damaging floors, exercise equipment can also damage itself if it is not resting on the proper rubber gym equipment mats. While a treadmill or elliptical can crack the wood floor it is placed on, the machines too can suffer from damage in the forms of chips and cracks. Exercise equipment is very expensive to acquire in the first place, and no one should have to spend the high price of repairing it, or worse, replacing the machine entirely! These problems can be prevented through the smart use of rubber gym equipment mats. By separating gym equipment directly impacting a floor surface, a rubber elliptical mat can keep your exercise machines functional for longer periods of time before needing to be replaced.
Some of our exercise equipment mat products are made using recycled rubber material. This type of rubber is obtained primarily from vehicle tires. Because recycled rubber is much easier to produce than synthetic rubber, recycled rubber products like our gym equipment mats are much more affordable than their synthetic rubber counterparts. Additionally, recycled rubber is an eco-friendly material. Many used tires end up in landfills, scrapyards, or miscellaneous bodies of water, where they take up space for years. The production of recycled rubber contributes to the reduction of nonbiodegradable waste in the ecosphere. Most importantly, tire rubber is a very durable material that is meant for operation in harsh physical conditions. As a result, an elliptical mat made from recycled rubber demonstrates the same durability as the tires that it was made from. These qualities have recently made recycled rubber products very popular for use not only in gym equipment mats, but also for a variety of other products.
Recycled rubber mats are very durable and long lasting. Gym equipment mats made from recycled rubber are especially resilient. They are resistant to UV rays, ozone, water, and other harsh outdoor elements. These factors can cause other materials to degrade and wear out over time, especially when placed outside. However, because recycled rubber has resistance to these common sources of wear and tear, our rubber gym equipment mats are fairly suitable for outdoor use and will last a long time before needing to be replaced. A rubber exercise equipment mat is an inexpensive piece of insurance that will maintain the lifetime of your current floors and fitness equipment. A durable rubber elliptical mat will protect gym floors and preserve expensive equipment at a fraction of the replacement cost.
Gym equipment tends to shift around slightly while in use. The vibrations emitted by functioning exercise machines are just as likely to cause floor damage as impacts or abrasions. A rubber exercise equipment mat absorbs these kinds of shock and vibration fairly easily, as rubber has a good degree of natural elasticity and flexibility. It is better for the metal and/or plastic body of the equipment to vibrate on a rubber elliptical mat instead of on the floor directly, because the texture of rubber is soft enough to provide cushioning for the machine. When placed under machines, gym equipment mats absorb and minimize the vibrations of active equipment, preventing them from affecting the underlying floor. Place a rubber exercise equipment mat under your cardio equipment to prevent it from vibrating against hard floor surfaces that would suffer damage over time.
Noise is always a concern when it comes to exercise equipment. This noise may be coming from the equipment, from you directly, or both. Thumping, humming, and vibrations during a workout on an exercise machine can be quite a nuisance to fellow gym goers nearby. If you are in a high-rise and don’t want to disturb your neighbors, place a rubber elliptical mat under your machine. Since rubber excels at absorbing and dispelling vibrations, gym equipment mats made from rubber can reduce the sounds caused by high-impact exercise and fitness equipment.
We offer rubber floors and gym equipment mats in varying thicknesses, styles, and shapes that allow you to choose the product that best suits your needs. Are you considering a rubber elliptical mat for your home or commercial gym? Our expert staff can assist and educate you on our gym equipment mats and how you can turn your spare room into a fitness room. Browse our exercise equipment mat products or call a Rubber Flooring Expert to discuss your needs today!