Over time, gym floor types can suffer damage and wear from impacts of heavy fitness equipment and dropped weights each day. The Rubber Flooring Experts offer thick mats made with durable and elastic rubber specifically to protect floor surfaces commonly found in gyms and weight rooms, including wood, carpet, or tile. Our thick exercise mats offer shock-absorbing cushioning and act as a type of floor armor that will prevent injury and damage to gym floors and equipment. With the use of a large rubber mat for covering, gym floors can remain in good condition for a long time.
Exercise equipment is generally heavy and made of hard materials like metals or plastics. Many exercise machines also tend to shake when in use. Since these materials are neither soft nor forgiving, when gym equipment comes in direct contact with a delicate floor surface like tile or laminate, it is bound to damage the floor over time. This is especially true if the equipment in question is an actively functioning treadmill or a heavy dumbbell that is accidentally dropped from heights. Heavy impacts, such as from fallen dumbbells or pulley lifting machines, can cause the underlying floor to crack. Without a thick and large rubber mat in place under exercise equipment, gym floors gradually 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.
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Rubber thick mats provide a layer of cushioning that absorbs the sort of shocks, impacts, and vibrations that frequently ripple through a gym floor during workouts. Due to the fact that rubber is a naturally elastic material, a large rubber mat provides the necessary level of “give” to cushion shocks from exercise machines and high-impact workouts throughout each day in a gym. In comparison, hardwood, carpet, or tile floors do not have the flexibility to withstand this constant pounding. Our thick mats can insulate such flooring types from these frequent impacts. Place heavy-duty thick exercise mats under bulky home gyms, free weights, or industrial machinery. The rubber material in these thick mats will absorb the wear and vibration from machines in use, thus preventing long-term damage to the flooring surface underneath. Thick mats made of rubber are ideal for protecting the floor from abusive gym environments.
Thickness is a necessity for exercise mats to function effectively. It is one of the first specifications that consumers take into account when shopping for a large rubber mat. A thick mat is a durable mat. 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 a thicker mat has a greater amount of rubber material covering and insulating the floor. As the thickness of a large rubber mat increases, so too will the product’s ability to host progressively heavier equipment and withstand greater impacts. With thick mats of a larger gauge, there is more rubber to absorb physical impacts and vibration. They essentially dissipate into the rubber material itself instead of reaching the subsurface of the workout area.
We are proud to use environmentally 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 for long periods of time. Our thick mats demonstrate the same durability as the tires they come from. 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 exercises, 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 exercise 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 large 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? Check out our bestselling products or call today to ask a Rubber Flooring Expert for advice!