Gym Flooring

Our wide range of Interlocking tiles is ideal for Gym Flooring. Protect your subflooring from high-impact damage from weights at the gym.

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Benefits of Gym Flooring

  • The textured finish of the floortiles can assist with avoiding slips.
  • Subflooring is protected from high impact damage from weights
  • Gym flooring can easily be installed by simply interlocking the tiles together

 

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Flooring for the Fitness Industry

Fitness is an important aspect of our life and the world is growing more concise to this aspect. To ensure that we pay attention to our fitness we would require proper equipment, these instruments can be heavy and can cause major damage to your flooring if the necessary steps aren’t taken to protect your sub-flooring. This goes for home gyms or commercial gyms.

We have a wide range of products available to assist you with preventing damage to your sub-flooring as well as other benefits such as anti-slip matting that can also provide you with a better grip when pumping the iron. COBA Africa also has Changing Room Matting available to assist with preventing puddles near the gym pool or in change rooms.

Commercial gyms also require entrance matting solutions to remove dirt and debris from the shoe soles of people entering the facility.

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We have a wide range of options that reflect our experience in this sector; Hygienic anti-slip matting for swimming pools and changing rooms, quality gym matting, and Critical Fall Height tested rubber safety matting for playgrounds give just a flavour of what’s on offer. We also supply a range of equestrian rubber matting for use in stables and equine wash-down areas.

How to choose the best Gym flooring option?

The following aspects need to be considered when choosing your gym flooring:

  • What durability level is required on my site?
  • What traction – nonslip properties would suit my site?
  • Should my gym flooring be chemical resistant?
  • What is the solidity level of my gym flooring?
  • How can I get value for my money?

Gym tiles usually have the following characteristics:

  • Made of mostly recycled PVC hence they are eco friendly
  • Have studded finish to increase surface grip
  • Have anti-slip capabilities
  • Very flexible but solid

How to install home gym flooring?

KwikLok tiles can be laid on damaged or cracked subfloor surfaces. For best results, it is advised to install on a level and clean floor. Simply follow these simple steps to achieve a durable, clean and adaptable flooring finish in your chosen area:

  • Sweep the existing floor to ensure that the surface is clean and free of dust and dirt.

  • We advise that KwikLok tiles are laid in areas that have an ambient temperature between 16°C-24°C (Let the tiles acclimatise for at least 24-48 hours before laying).

  • We recommend using a self-leveling repair compound in areas where there are variations in subfloor surfaces. If not addressed, floor tiles may ‘dislocate’ at the connection interlocks (The smoother the subfloor is the more even and resilient your KwikLok tile floor will be).

  • Relative humidity in the room should not be more than 60% (ideal 30% to 60%).

Measure the length & width of the room and divide the dimensions in two – then locate & mark the centre of the room where the centre of your first tile* will be. (This will be the starting point for the installation). You can at this point check the number of tiles required to reach the walls in each direction. Remember you can cut the tiles to fit around the edges of the room. Draw a chalk-line through the start point parallel to the longest dimension. This is to act as a guide for keeping tiles parallel to the walls. To ensure the line is parallel to the walls, measure out from the wall near each end of the room, mark the points on the floor and draw the chalk line between the points.

It’s very important to leave an approximately 5mm expansion gap between the tiles and any walls/fixed points for expansion. Sometimes for larger areas, a bigger gap may be required.

How to accommodate temprature movement?

The gym flooring tends to contract and expand with the temperatures. When installing your brand-new gym tiles you would need to accommodate these expansions and contractions with a 5 mm gap. The gap can be filled with black silicone or finished off with an edge. If this isn’t aesthetically pleasing try our hidden lock tile to avoid edging or having to use black silicone to round off the edges.

How thick should gym flooring be?

At gyms, there is heavy equipment standing on the floors that can easily cause the flooring to move or crease if the correct thickness isn’t used. The thickness of this material — as it pertains to weight lifting exercises — is usually between ¼” to ½” thick. The most common thickness for most weight lifting gyms would be 5/16” or ⅜” however gyms designed for heavy lifting could go as high as ½” in thickness. Our sports and gym flooring has the ability to resist high-impact durability and superior slip resistance in wet or dry conditions. Interlocking products are easy to install as you simply connect them together and they require low maintenance.

 

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