The right type of flooring is key for a safe and efficient sports facility. So, when setting up a new athletic center or refurbishing an existing one, it’s crucial that you choose the most suitable floor for your sports needs and purposes.
Gym flooring can be designed for a specific sport to maximize performance or for general use to accommodate different activities and events. Every different flooring material comes with its own specifics in terms of safety, performance, resilience, aesthetics, maintenance, and durability, so you need to carefully assess your goals and thoroughly research the available options in order to choose the perfect floor for your facility.
Here are some insider tips on choosing and buying sports flooring to help you make an informed decision about your gym floor, save money in the long run, and ensure the high performance and great look and feel of your new sports space.
Things to Consider When Buying Gym Flooring
There are several important factors to take into consideration when looking for new gym flooring:
The first thing to think about when planning your gym is how it will be used:
What activities will take place in your gym? Will it be a multipurpose space hosting a variety of events or a specialized fitness studio primarily used for a certain workout?
Does the flooring need to meet any specific requirements or standards – resilience, stability, traction, slip resistance, shock absorption, etc.?
How heavy duty does the floor need to be?
How much traffic will the gym floor see?
What types of equipment are you going to put into each zone?
How is the use of the space likely to evolve over time?
What is the size and shape of your flooring area?
What surface is the new floor going over? What is the current flooring (if refurbishing an existing sports center)?
Will the new floor meet an existing floor? How will the two areas merge?
What kind of installation do you prefer?
How will the new flooring complement the look and the feel of the gym?
Will the floor have painted markings on it or be plain in design?
Do you want to have your company or team logo printed on the flooring?
Upkeep and maintenance requirements:
How can you protect the floor from stains and scratches?
Is the floor easy to clean and keep in good condition? Does it require any specific cleaning equipment or specialized cleaning products?
Can the floor be easily repaired if damage occurs?
How long do you want the flooring to last? A more durable, higher quality flooring will cost you more, but may save you money in the long run as you won’t have to replace it after a couple of years;
What warranty does the floor have?
Last but not least, consider the available budget and how much money you’re willing to spend on a new gym flooring.
With so many gym flooring options available on the market, you will certainly be able to find a cheap solution, but it is of primary importance to weigh up quality and cost against each other – you’re strongly advised go for the best you can afford. Quality flooring may be more expensive but could last twice as long, making the investment well worth it. Do not forget that choosing the right type of floor will help you protect your gym equipment as well, saving you even more money in the long run.
When you take into account all of the above, you’ll be able to identify the best flooring solution for your sports facility. Yet, you cannot make the right decision without knowing your flooring options.
Rubber Gym Flooring Options
As the need for multi-use surfaces increases, rubber flooring is becoming a more and more popular choice for sports centers across Pakistan.
Knoveo Rubber Floors provide a cost-effective alternative to other flooring products – they are very durable, highly resilient, easy to maintain, and offer a great deal of versatility. But most importantly – rubber flooring is quite affordable and has similar performance characteristics to wood.
Knoveo Rubber Floors have the benefit of being well suited for various sports activities, like tennis, badminton, jogging, etc., while also being able to withstand the abuse of all kinds of community events. They can be designed to provide a fast, safe, resilient, high performance surface for typical gyms.
Knoveo Rubber Flooring is highly valued for its excellent shock absorption, slip resistance, resistance to heavy impact loads, energy return, water resistance, sound absorbance, and ability to last a long time.
Knoveo Solutions has long had a reputation for providing top quality gym floors. We have the professional knowledge to help you pick the best sports flooring for your facility, and the expertise to install your athletic floor. Contact us at +92 300 8490698 to consult with our experts to schedule a visit to your facility so they can assess your situation and provide tailored professional advice about the best types of flooring for your needs.