People across the country want to exercise and stay healthy. Regular levels of exercise can help people lose excess weight, build muscle mass, improve respiration, and ultimately be happier in everyday life. Workout regimens like cross-fit, aerobics, hot yoga, and high-intensity interval training are becoming more widespread standards of the gym world. However, it is very important to stay safe and comfortable while working out. The surfaces of a workout area matter a lot when it comes to getting the most out of an exercise session. To provide the best types of fitness floors possible, the Rubber Flooring Experts offer a line of rubber workout mats and fitness flooring products that are ideal for installation in both commercial and home gyms. In stark contrast to wood or concrete floors, rubber workout flooring offers premium cushioning, shock absorption, and durability for high-impact training. Once educated about our workout mats, you can make a decision as to which product and thickness might best serve your needs and budget.
Rubber is a supple, elastic material that provides essential cushioning and comfort for high-impact activities like aerobic exercise. This elasticity is the primary reason why rubber is the ideal surfacing material to use for workout mats and fitness floors. Unfortunately, most exercise areas come with existing surfaces that are not ideal for workout purposes. Tile, wood, and laminate surfaces can be uncomfortable and hard surfaces to exercise on. During exercises with frequent movement, hard flooring puts strain on the bones and joints in your feet, quickly wearing you out. Performing exercises when exhausted can lead to accidents and considerable injuries. When you install rubber workout mats in a home or commercial gym, you are taking steps to actively protect yourself and others from injury. Thanks to its soft and elastic nature, the rubber in our fitness flooring and matting can help to stop joint pain and stress before it starts, allowing you to exercise for much longer periods of time. You will find that rubber workout mats are much more comfortable surfaces to stand and exercise on than compared to bare hardwood floors.
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Rubber workout mats not only protect people, they are also able to protect heavy fitness equipment and other types of floor surfaces. Exercise equipment such as rowers, steppers, and free-weight equipment are very expensive to acquire. While these machines may provide you with a great workout, the unfortunate fact is that they can all suffer damage over time when they are used on unforgiving hardwood or cement floors. Without any kind of protective rubber workout flooring in place, machines can suffer structural damage to their bodies like dents and cracks. These can be very expensive to repair. Worse still, you might even have to replace the equipment altogether! When placed underneath gym equipment, rubber workout mats help to prevent such damage by absorbing the vibrations emitted by these machines. Additionally, rubber fitness floors also cushion these machines, giving them a safe surface on which to operate. This helps to make them longer lasting and more effective.
The rubber in our workout mats is also a very resilient material. Workout flooring made from recycled rubber tires provides excellent abrasion resistance. Just as exercise equipment is susceptible to damage, so too is the existing surfacing of a given area. This is especially true when machines like ellipticals or free-weights are present, or when people perform high-impact exercises like aerobics. Floors in exercise areas constantly receive impacts from such machinery and workouts each day. Carpet, wood, or linoleum floors are relatively brittle and eventually crack under the weight of high-impact workouts and exercise equipment. However, the cushioning from rubber fitness flooring can absorb these impacts, protecting these common flooring surfaces from damage. By installing rubber workout mats under gym equipment, you not only prevent damage to the gym machinery, but also to the gym's existing floor as well.
Part of the secret behind the resilience of some of our rubber workout mats lies within the specific type of the rubber used in them. In many instances, our fitness flooring products are made out of recycled and reclaimed rubbers. Recycled rubber is a post-consumer product that is made primarily from vehicle tires. Since vehicle tires are designed to be highly durable to withstand various types of rough physical conditions, the workout flooring products made from them inherit that strength. Recycled and reclaimed rubber workout mats are able to withstand the high impacts of metal weights and repeat foot traffic.
The best part about using reclaimed and recycled rubber in workout mats is that they are eco-conscious products. The durability of tires makes them difficult to compress for storage in landfills. Discarded tires often end up in huge stockpiles and in various bodies of water.
In the production process of recycled rubber, discarded rubber products are taken out of the environment to be reused in useful ways such as fitness flooring. Recycled rubber workout mats take advantage of the durability of rubber tires—previously a burden on the environment—and makes use of that durability to protect floors and equipment in exercise areas. Additionally, consumers can enjoy these durable eco-friendly workout mats at much more affordable rates than competing synthetic rubber products.
Our rubber fitness floors are available in varying thickness gauges in order to cover a wide range of possible fitness needs. They also come in very easy to install forms such as interlocking tiles. Rubber workout mats can help you get the most out of your exercise routine. High quality rubber fitness flooring will provide you with the necessary safety and comfort to enjoy your workouts while also minimizing the risk of damage happening to both the floors and the machines. Turn your ordinary room into a gym by purchasing workout flooring. Browse our line of workout mats or call a Rubber Flooring Expert today!