Rubber sports flooring is the most versatile of all sports flooring because of the sheer number of different types available.
Whether you need something that will take the brunt of a 400kg deadlift or a forgiving surface for HIIT and fitness classes, rubber sports flooring fills the gap at a good price and it’s widely available from suppliers like us.
In this article, we’ll discuss all the best types of sports rubber flooring available, and which are best for places like school sports halls, colleges, universities, leisure centres or any other facilities that would require such a type of floor.
Interlocking floor tiles
Interlocking floor tiles can cover small or large spaces and provide sufficient protection for free weight areas and general fitness. They range in thickness from 30mm to 40mm. One of the best-known names in the industry is SPORTEC®.
Polyurethane is technically plastic, but it is an elastomeric polymer that is engineered to enhance some of the effects of rubber. Polyurethane flooring is used to make indoor courts and sports halls. It is paired with a rubber underlay.
Flooring rolls made from rubber are the best surface for covering large indoor spaces. Gyms use rolls of rubber sports flooring to cover large spaces cost-effectively. Such flooring can be used for general fitness work and free weights.
Rubber underlay is often paired with soft rubber flooring and hard-flooring like polyurethane and timber. It provides protection to the substrate (e.g. concrete) and helps to increase comfort when walking on the top surface.
What type of flooring do I need?
Sports halls and leisure centres should make use of polyurethane flooring to create hard courts and indoor surfaces. These cost-effective surfaces last a lifetime and can be marked up to suit whichever kinds of sport will be played.
For areas with weights, we recommend rubber floor tiles. These can be placed strategically in areas and removed easily. A wide range of rubber floor tiles are available, and they can be used to create functional fitness areas without spending a lot.
If you are still unsure, please feel free to contact us for advice. We can recommend the right kind of sports flooring for your intended use case.