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How to Buy Commercial Gym Flooring in Pakistan – Pros and Cons, FAQ

Updated: Feb 22, 2023

Whether you’re opening a new gym or remodeling your existing one, it’s important that you choose the best flooring for your facility – gym flooring is key for a safe and efficient workout environment, so you need to find a flooring system that perfectly suits your needs and purposes.

Commercial gym flooring needs to be strong and durable (to support heavy equipment and machinery), must provide excellent resilience and shock-absorbance (to protect athletes and prevent injury), and should be easy to clean and maintain (to ensure proper hygiene and user comfort). Besides, it has to be artistic and aesthetically pleasing in order to attract the public.

There are many commercial gym flooring options available on the market, all of which have their own specific pros and cons that make them suitable for different kinds of sports. Unless you have a specific niche, however, chances are there will be a variety of workouts taking place in your gym. So, you’ll most likely need to find a flooring solution that is versatile enough to handle a diverse range of activities and exercises.

To pick out the right fit for your gym, you need to be familiar with the benefits and drawbacks of each flooring option and to know the answers to the most important questions concerning commercial gym flooring.

Commercial Gym Flooring Options

Different flooring solutions work best for different types of gyms:

  • School gyms will benefit the most from Knoveo Polyurethane Sports Floor that is ideally suited for basketball, volleyball, and other popular school sports activities. Extremely dense and shock resistant, Knoveo Polyurethane Sports Flooring is a durable, high-performing, and safe flooring solution that can last for decades when properly cared for.

  • Universal gyms that offer a wide range of activities require a versatile flooring solution that can handle everything from aerobic exercises to weightlifting – the highly customizable Knoveo Gym Rubber Flooring is the most popular choice for multipurpose facilities.

  • High-intensity gyms that employ running, weightlifting, pull ups, push-ups, and other types of fast-paced exercises need durable flooring that is soft underfoot and can protect subfloors from heavy weights – such as Knoveo Gym Rubber Flooring;

  • Weight rooms require durable rubber flooring that can withstand the impact of dropped weights and intense workouts;

  • Yoga studios and health clubs need a comfortable floor that will provide members with a pleasant and relaxed experience; etc.

Since commercial gyms are used for a wide range of activities and, therefore, need a great deal of versatility, the most popular flooring option for these facilities is rubber flooring.

Pros and Cons of Rubber Gym Flooring

Knoveo Gym Rubber Flooring has many great advantages:

  • Durability: Knoveo's commercial rubber gym flooring is strong, tough, and long lasting. What’s more, rubber surfaces are hard to gouge, scuff, or scratch, so they will look good and perform great for many years;

  • Resistance to heavy impact loads: Due to its resilience and high density, Knoveo Gym Rubber Flooring can withstand thousands of pounds of equipment, as well as high impact activity, without rips or tears. The rubber covering also offers cushioning to the equipment and protects the subfloor from damage;

  • Shock absorbance: Rubber is extremely resilient, so it feels soft and comfortable underfoot and, therefore, helps reduce fatigue and foot injury. Knoveo Gym Rubber Flooring products are very suitable for tough workouts and heavy weights as they absorb the shock and reduce muscle stress, keeping both athletes’ joints and the subfloor safe and sound;

  • Safety: The soft and resilient rubber covering allows for superb shock-absorption and cushioning and provides excellent protection to athletes, which makes Knoveo Gym Rubber Flooring one of the safest gym flooring options available on the market;

  • Sound absorbance: Rubber has the inherent ability to absorb sound and muffle the ambient noise, so it is an ideal flooring option for high-traffic areas and cavernous spaces like gyms where sound bounces off the walls;

  • Water and chemical resistance: Knoveo Gym Rubber Flooring products are resistant to moisture and chemical attacks, which makes them anti-bacterial and resilient to staining, mold, and mildew;

  • Ease of maintenance: Knoveo Gym Rubber Flooring is anti-microbial, resistant to most staining agents, and invulnerable to mold and mildew. This makes cleaning quite easy – all you need to do to keep a rubber floor in pristine condition is vacuum and damp mop in the evenings after the activities are over;

  • Affordable price: Not only do rubber flooring products come at a lower cost than wood flooring, but they also have smaller maintenance requirements (and therefore, smaller maintenance costs) and a very long life-cycle that reduces the need for frequent replacement.

The main drawbacks of rubber gym flooring include:

  • Rubbery smell: Though it eventually goes away, rubber has a distinct odor that many people find unpleasant. The odor is more pronounced with natural rubber products than with synthetic forms of rubber;

  • Low temperature insulation: Rubber is a bad insulator against temperature transmission;

  • Color instability: While rubber flooring is resistant to most staining agents, there are some products, such as grease and oil, that can discolor its surface. Also, color fleck rubber products are not UV-stable and need to be protected from direct sunlight to preserve their colors.

Commercial Gym Flooring FAQ

Q1. What is the most popular flooring option for commercial gyms?

Rubber gym flooring is by far the most widely used commercial gym flooring option.

Q2. How thick should commercial gym flooring be?

There is a common misconception that commercial gyms require 1/2” rubber flooring, but that thickness is only recommended for parts of the gym that are subject to heavy impact activity (such as weightlifting areas). Otherwise, the standard in the industry is 3/8” thick flooring.

Q3. What type of commercial gym flooring will work best in a weight room?

Knoveo Gym Rubber Flooring is the perfect option for a weight room as it is dense and sturdy enough to withhold the extra weight without bending, breaking, or denting and resilient enough to provide bounce back and cushioning for dropped weights. Rubber rolls and interlocking tiles are both suitable even for the most intense training.

Q4. What are the cleaning requirements for commercial gym flooring?

It depends on the type of flooring. Most options only require a simple cleaning solution of mild soap and water, but each flooring product comes with its own specific instructions on cleaning and maintenance.

If you have any further questions or need professional advice, do not hesitate to contact Knoveo Solutions – we provide quality commercial gym flooring solutions at affordable prices and have the professional knowledge to help you pick the best sports flooring for your facility. You can count on us to install your chosen gym flooring as well. Just call us at +92 300 8490698 to discuss your project with our experts and find the best solution for your needs.

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