Exercise has become a mainstay of everyday American life. A huge number of residential and commercial gyms have popped up all across the country. Per the Yellow Pages, there are now more than 30,500 fitness centers located in the United States. Additionally, since 2001, there has been more than a 44% rise in the number of personal trainers nationwide. It is safe to say that fitness is now both a popular industry and a way of life. However, gyms are full of heavy equipment that can damage existing flooring as well as suffer damage themselves. Rubber-Cal’s fitness equipment mats provide the protection necessary for both home and commercial gym floors while offering a high degree of anti-fatigue comfort and anti-slip traction. Our exercise flooring products come in a variety of forms and gauges which can suit a wide variety of practical and aesthetic demands. Some workout equipment mats are even made of affordable and eco-friendly recycled rubber. No matter what kind of gym you may have, rubber fitness flooring is a necessity.
Fitness Equipment Mats
The most apparent benefit of having fitness equipment mats in place is that the area’s existing floors will be protected. It is never a good idea to place workout equipment like barbells or treadmills on a surface like wood because there will be significant damage to the floor. Even tougher surfaces like concrete can become worn down over time by heavy weights and high-volume foot traffic should they lack any sort of fitness equipment mats. This is especially true in commercial facilities. Rubber exercise flooring, such as a treadmill mat or an elliptical mat, is the perfect protective barrier between the floor and the machine. Rubber is durable enough to absorb the weight related impact and vibration of workout equipment. This prevents any force from making contact with a sensitive surface. Our line of rubber fitness flooring can help you save money on potentially expensive repairs. When you compare installing a $200 safety mat against making a $2,000 repair, it is clear to see the inherent advantage of owning proper fitness equipment mats.
Rubber works as such an effective cushion and padding material because it has a naturally high elasticity. Because fitness equipment mats made from rubber absorb blows and weights via spreading the impacts over a wider area, they dissipate potentially harmful energy that could otherwise wear down and destroy both flooring and equipment. These fitness equipment mats also come in varying gauges, which means you can get a suitable form of exercise flooring based on your needs with any specific piece of equipment. For example, the workout equipment mats you place under a bench press or heavy barbell area will likely have to be thicker than other forms of matting, due to the weights they have to handle.
Not only will an area’s existing flooring be protected by rubber fitness flooring, but so too will the actual equipment in the gym. Damage can be a two-way street. While a treadmill may damage a wooden surface, it can also sustain damage to itself when placed on a hard and unforgiving surface. With a rubber treadmill mat or elliptical mat in place the risk of your expensive machine being damaged is vastly minimized. As durable as the rubber in our fitness equipment mats may be, the material is still soft enough to be forgiving to whatever may be on top of it. This also includes you; just consider how much more comfortable (and, thereby, more inclined to continue to work out) you will be on rubber fitness flooring versus exercising on a segment of hard wood or concrete.
Your comfort level is a crucial factor to you getting a good workout. Rubber fitness flooring is much more comfortable to exercise on than simple bare wooden or concrete floors. Some of our fitness equipment mats come in gauges that are specifically designed to enhance the comfort as well as floor protection. These anti-fatigue qualities benefit you by relieving your back and feet from pressure that can build up through prolonged strenuous activity. This means that you can exercise on our workout equipment mats for longer periods of time with enhanced levels of comfort.
Ensuring you stay on your feet and moving is another intrinsic benefit of using fitness equipment mats. In addition to their anti-fatigue properties, some of our fitness equipment mats also help to keep you safe with anti-slip protection. Traction is very important to have when working out. When your feet are secured to the surfaces of our exercise flooring, the risk of a slip and fall accident is greatly reduced. The rubber material in our fitness equipment mats comes with a naturally high degree of grip and traction. This quality makes rubber fitness flooring ideal for anti-slip safety.
Whenever it is possible, Rubber-Cal aims to provide you with cost-effective workout equipment mats that are made using eco-friendly reclaimed and recycled rubbers. The biggest benefit of these ‘green’ rubber fitness flooring products is their affordability. They are easier on budgets than their synthetic rubber counterparts. Better yet, recycled rubber fitness equipment mats feature an enhanced degree of durability that can last for long periods of time. The reason for the increased durability and eco-friendliness of theses mats stems from the fact that their rubber construction comes, more often than not, from discarded automobile tires - a smart and effective example of repurposing the old to make the new. Tires are made to be tough and thrive in rough road conditions, and those capabilities are carried over into recycled rubber fitness flooring.
Rubber fitness equipment mats are not just comfortable and durable, but they are moisture resistant. This is essential in a gym environment, where the flooring surface is likely to be subjected to some splatter, from spilled drinks to sweat. But rubber fitness flooring is non-porous and does not allow fluids to permeate the surface material or cause any damage. They are also easy to clean and keep in great condition, simply by sweeping or using soap and water. It is the ultimate low-maintenance material for a workout area.
While professional gyms have been launched all over the country, some people prefer to create a home gym. They might want to avoid the monthly fees or judgmental fitness club regulars, or have limited time. Whatever the reason, more and more people are opting to install a few pieces of equipment in a workout space at home. For those looking to add machinery to their home gym – along with a treadmill mat or elliptical mat – an additional benefit of these fitness equipment mats is that they are easy to handle and install, even on your own.
Given these beneficial qualities, it is a no brainer as to why every gym needs rubber fitness equipment mats. Whether a treadmill mat or elliptical mat is made of natural rubber or reclaimed rubber, they will offer a superior degree of protection for both your existing flooring and your fitness equipment. You will also personally benefit from the anti-slip traction and anti-fatigue comfort they will provide for your body. Use our line of fitness equipment mats to get the most out of your exercises!