Rubber sports flooring is suitable for a wide range of applications. It is most widely used in gyms for its impact resistance and shock absorption. Rubber is the most resilient surface on the market and a top choice where performance matters.

TVS Sports Surfaces is a leading supplier of high performance rubber sports flooring. We have partnerships with leading brands like SPORTEC, enabling us to provide the best quality rubber flooring for every intended use case. Whether you need rubber flooring for a free weight area of your gym, or a rubber surface for a gymnasium or dojo, we can deliver. Our competitive prices and experience with a wide range of rubber surfaces makes us the best choice.

We can provide rubber tiles, interlocking tiles, rubber matting and temporary rubber surfaces, such as sled lanes that can be rolled out. The only limit is your imagination, and we offer a complete design surface for every project. Alternatively, we are happy to build your rubber sports floor to your specification. The quality of your rubber sports flooring is important for safety and durability. Not all rubber surfaces are created equal. The key difference between different rubbers is density. Rubber flooring has to be able to absorb impacts and shock. EPDM rubber is the preferred choice as it has high inherent damping and deflection capacity.

These qualities make EPDM rubber flooring the number one choice in gyms. This material absorbs impacts and shock from dropped weights and functional fitness activities. Key to this is thickness. In free weight areas, you need to use 30mm or 40mm thick rubber tiles and a cushioning mid-layer for the rubber to compress into. If in doubt, contact us for advice. We can recommend the right rubber flooring for your gym to protect your floor and the people who use it.

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  • Rubber tiles and rubber rolls
  • Rubber flooring for gyms
  • EPDM rubber (fully recyclable)
  • Low maintenance sports surfaces
  • Design and installation available
  • Removal and recycling of old surface


We fit dozens of rubber sports floors surfaces every year. We know what works and always follow best practice. We can advise and recommend on thickness, underlay and also build a subfloor using screw-fixed plywood.

We supply rubber sports flooring mainly to gyms and sports centres. We have also seen demand increase in boxing gyms and dojos. You can use rubber flooring to protect concrete and floorboard subfloors. You can also use it to brand your gym, with numerous colours and finishes available to match a theme or brand.

Rubber flooring and particularly EPDM rubber flooring is considered a multipurpose surface because it’s durable enough for functional fitness and grippy enough for running, HIIT, pilates, yoga and general fitness classes. We supply the best quality rubber flooring and will remove your old floor and recycle it responsibly.

If you would like a free quote, simply get in touch. We are completely operational during the COVID-19 pandemic and we look forward to working with you. 

Design And Installation

The service we provide includes design, supply, installation and recycling. We will upgrade your floor and leave you with nothing else to do but use it. We also provide free aftercare to take care of any niggles you might experience.

Our customers appreciate our honesty and knowledge. If you want the best rubber sports flooring, we can recommend the right floor for your use case. Our relationship with leading brands ensures we have access to the best products.

If you have an existing floor in place, we may be able to use this without building a subfloor, which will keep your costs down. We can advise if this is the case on inspection.

What Type Of Rubber Sports Flooring Is Best?

For free weight zones, the best rubber sports flooring is rubber tiles. These should be 30mm or 40mm thick. 80mm thick impact protection slabs should be used in deadlift zones, so that the subfloor has adequate protection from extreme use.

For general activity and fitness zones, we recommend rubber rolls. Rubber rolls are up to 15mm thick and are ideal for yoga, HIIT and pilates zones. Rolls are useful for covering large areas. They provide good protection and safety.

The best thing about rubber sports flooring is it is hygienic, easy to clean and very low maintenance. In the case of rubber floor tiles, damage is also easy to correct since you only need to replace one tile. Rubber sports flooring is anti-slip and abrasion resistant, allowing a wide range of fitness activities to take place.

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Case Studies

TVS Sports Surfaces has a proud history of supplying market leading products and has gained a wealth of experience by supporting projects at University of Kent, Newcastle Academy, Broughton High School, Hilbre High School, Bryanston School and many others.

In addition to some of the UK’S biggest gym brands, we also work with businesses, sports centres and hotels. The service we provide is all-inclusive, with design, installation, recycling and aftercare included.

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How to Choose The Best Indoor Sports Flooring

The indoor sports flooring we offer is designed to be tough and durable, so it can withstand heavy use without wearing down or tearing. Plus, it offers an anti-slip surface for improved safety in wet conditions. So whether you need something for your school or gymnasium, our floors are the perfect choice.
We know how important safety is when it comes to sporting facilities – which is why we make sure all of our products meet rigorous standards before they go on sale. Our surfaces are tested by independent laboratories and certified as safe for use in schools and gyms across Europe.
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Sports Flooring For Schools

For schools, we recommend a polyurethane or vinyl floor because these floors are cost-effective and low maintenance. The two most important considerations with sports flooring for the gymnasiums is safety and functionality; it has to be non-slip so that players can easily keep their footing on it without having worry about slipping hazards as well as provide them an forgiving surface.
Vinyl floors and polyurethane floors are both safe, good to play on and forgiving underfoot. They can also be used for assemblies, exams, exhibitions and other school events like parents’ evenings. Having a safe and functional sports floor is important for schools. Vinyl or polyurethane floors provide the best of both worlds, with low maintenance costs compared to other materials while still providing an attractive surface that can be used in many different types of games such as basketball and football etc..
Polyurethane (PU) is suitable for mixed sports including basketball, netball, indoor hockey and 5-a-side. The surface has excellent ball bounce and is forgiving underfoot, helping reduce the risk of injury and provide a comfortable playing surface. Most schools choose PU for their sports hall because it’s a multi-sports surface.
Vinyl performs very similarly to polyurethane and somewhat confusingly it can also have a clear polyurethane top layer. The vinyl we provide is pre-laminated. It’s ideal for sports halls and it can have all point and mixed elastic characteristics. The choice between polyurethane and vinyl normally comes down to cost at the time.
Another option for a sports hall is hardwood timber flooring. This is normally made from Maple. It is much more expensive than polyurethane and vinyl, but it has a classical look that may be worth the extra depending on what you want to achieve. We’re an official UK partner of Robbins Sports Surfaces, who supply the NBA.
Hard surfaces and especially timber should be combined with interlocking rubber floor tiles in areas where functional fitness and weight training will be performed. Floor tiles can be placed strategically in a sports hall to provide greater protection to students. Since they are flat, they can be stacked and stored easily too. When choosing the right sports flooring for a school, it’s important to consider the requirements for each sport that will be played. You should also consider the cost of the surface and how long it will last. Sports hall floors should last well over a decade, and some surfaces are easier to repair than others.
Polyurethane vs vinyl for schools: Polyurethane is a superior material to vinyl for sports halls. It is longer lasting, more substantial and boasts better playability. We recommend polyurethane for sports halls because it is designed for sports. Vinyl is more of a multi-use surface – it’s cheap and easy to buy. Polyurethane is a more specialised surface.
Polyurethane vs hardwood for schools: Polyurethane lacks the classical appearance of hardwood, but it is designed to last longer with no maintenance. Hardwood has lacquer that wears down over time. You will need to buff it regularly. Polyurethane requires no upkeep other than cleaning. It is also cushioned so it reduces player fatigue and risk of injury.
What is the lifespan of school sports flooring? Sports flooring should last at least 10 years. Some of the flooring systems we install are rated to last 15 to 20 years. The lifespan of sports flooring depends on the types of sport that will be played and at what intensity. No sports floor is impervious to wear but surfaces like polyurethane are extremely wear resistant.
An important consideration for schools is the ability of a sports floor to support general foot traffic, exams, parents evenings and other events. Most sports halls are mixed use areas so it makes sense to choose a floor that can do it all.

Polyurethane is the ultimate do it all sports flooring for schools. It’s great for sports and all other activities including those involving desks and chairs.

Sports flooring installation considerations: A polyurethane or vinyl sports flooring system can sometimes be installed over an existing hardwood floor so long as the hardwood floor is sound.

If the existing floor isn’t sound, it will need ripping up and a new base creating for the new surface. We have significant experience replacing old flooring systems. Most old sports hall floors are built directly on concrete or floorboard.

We offer a complete design and installation service, including the removal of your old floor if necessary and recycling. We will size and specify the right flooring systems for your sports hall and recommend a few options to suit your budget.

All the sports floors we install are multi-use surfaces, making them ideal for sports, assemblies and extracurricular activities. Get in touch for a chat about your needs and we’ll take it from there. Call +44 (0)1706 260 220.

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