What Is the Best Heavy Duty Gym Flooring?

Are you creating a home training space, dance studio, health club, or gym? What is the best heavy-duty gym flooring?

Safety, sustainability, and performance should be on top of your list.

Installing a heavy-duty gym floor that can cope with the demands of daily workouts, enhance performance, and create an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere, is essential.

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Why Wood for Heavy Duty Gym Flooring?

A seemingly more substantial investment when compared with other options such as laminate, vinyl, or foam.

Hardwood sports flooring is undoubtedly linked to athletic performance. Taking factors such as shock absorption, ball bounce, surface friction, and surface deflection into account.

Although it’s one of the most expensive options on the list, real wood is arguably the most durable and resilient.

Particularly when it comes to cleaning after sweaty gym sessions.

It’s also simple to care for and won’t contribute to indoor air quality issues.

Aside from the suppleness and strength this authentic surface material offers, the aesthetics of a gym with hardwood floors is hard to beat! A floor that becomes worn-out will make a gym look unkempt and you don’t want that!

Outside of appearances, high-quality wooden gym floors can protect your joints, prevent injury, reduce impact and increase stability.

And when it comes to holding the weight of your heavy-duty gym equipment, hardwood gym flooring is an investment worth considering.

The other thing to remember is that wooden floors can also help absorb any work-out-related noise, especially important in busy, echoey areas.

One of the many reasons most clients prefer hardwood floors is because of their long life span and low life cycle costs.

To put it in perspective, a well-looked after hardwood floor lasts approximately sixty years.

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Green is the colour we can’t get enough of these days.

Not only is hardwood flooring economical, but it’s also biodegradable, recyclable, and in most cases, carbon neutral.

As well as being the least energy-intensive flooring material, it consumes far less energy than materials such as composite tiles and carpets.

Types of Hard Wood Flooring for Heavy Duty Gym Flooring

When shopping for wooden gym floors, you could consider using engineered hardwood, which is often significantly stronger than solid oak.

You don’t need to stick to traditional colours such as oak, beech, ash, and maple.

There are a multitude of contemporary colours to choose from such as jet black, white, grey as well as natural wood tones.

When it comes to design, they can either be placed in clean, contemporary lines, or have a more earthy appearance such as herringbone.

Wooden floors are particularly popular when it comes to indoor sports facilities. This includes badminton, basketball, dance floors, fitness floors, handball, volleyball and multi-purpose arenas.

There’s a reason hardwood floors have been utilised in gyms for over a century. Although they are pricey, they are a sustainable, long-term investment that will last over sixty years.

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For more information on our wooden gym floor services then please give a member of our friendly team a call on 01444 810505, or fill in our contact form here, and they would be happy to advise you on your gym flooring.

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