Common floor surfaces, such as wood, carpet, or tile, found in gyms and weight rooms can suffer damage and wear from heavy fitness equipment and dropped weights. The Rubber Flooring Experts offer thick mats made with durable and elastic rubber specifically for these applications. Our solid rubber mats offer shock-absorbing cushion and act as a type of floor armor that will prevent injury and damage to gym floors and equipment.
All exercise equipment is heavy and made of hard materials like metals and plastics and they are not soft and forgiving materials. When they come into contact with a surface like tile or laminate, they are bound to do some kind of damage. This is especially true if the machine in-question is an active functioning treadmill or a heavy dumbbell that is dropped from heights. Without a thick and large rubber mat in place under gym equipment, floors suffer from structural damage that is very expensive to repair. Thick mats made of rubber are a very easy and affordable way to prevent chips, cracks, and fragmentation from occurring in your workout area.
Thickness is a necessity for exercise mats. It is one of the first things that consumers look at when deciding which large rubber mat to purchase. Generally, the thicker the mat, the more durable it will be. Thick exercise mats with a larger gauge are heavier products that are meant to provide the absolute best level of floor protection. This is simply because there is more rubber material in them. As the thickness of the rubber mat increases, so too will the product’s ability to host progressively heavier equipment. With thick mats of a larger gauge, there is more rubber to absorb physical impacts and vibration. Continue Reading Below
They essentially dissipate into the rubber material itself instead of reaching the subsurface of the workout area.
Due to the fact that rubber is a naturally elastic material, our thick exercise mats provide the necessary level of “give” where hardwood, carpet, or tile floors do not. Place heavy-duty rubber thick mats under bulky home gyms, free weights, or industrial machinery and they will absorb the wear and vibration from machines and prevent long-term damage to any flooring surface. Thick rubber floor mats are ideal for abusive gym environments.
We are proud to use eco-conscious recycled rubber materials in some of our thick mats. This type of rubber is derived from post-consumer rubber products, usually in the form of vehicle tires. Recycled tire crumb is very durable due to the fact that the tires used to make it are designed for use in physically demanding conditions. In addition to superior physical durability, a large rubber mat made of recycled materials helps to save money. Recycled rubber thick mats are available at much more affordable price points than their non-recycled competition.
Thick mats made from rubber also reduce bodily injuries by relieving stress on joints, legs, and feet. If you are a fan of aerobic or other high-impact exercise, rubber mats will support your back and protect you from injury. These parts of the human body are the most susceptible to tension during prolonged periods of activity. Tension can build up the feet and lower back, enough to cause noticeable discomfort over time. Our thick exercise mats yield under your weight instead of presenting a hard barrier. The inherent elasticity of rubber relieves built-up tension. Exercise without fear of injury by installing thick mats made of rubber in your exercise area!
Installation of a large rubber mat is meant to be easy. They come in either standalone mat form or in interlocking tile form. The mats come in pre-determined sizes and are meant to cover a specific area. But the really exciting flooring option is the interlocking tiles. In contrast to the single mats, these thick exercise mats are perfect for covering much larger areas and are easily transported and re-installed. The tiles lock into each other either by their border design or by interlocking pins. Interlock tile flooring makes for a fast and fun Do-It-Yourself project, so call a friend or two over and make a day of it!
Our thick rubber mats can be used indoors under heavy fitness equipment or industrial machinery or outdoors in harsh and inclement weather. No matter the application, heavy-duty rubber mats are tough enough to do the job long term! Most of our rubber mats contain recycled rubber products and are abrasion resistant, resilient, and eco-friendly! Having a hard time deciding which thick mats are would be best for your application? Checkout our bestselling products or call today to ask a Rubber Flooring Expert for advice!