Use exercise mats to mute the sound of heavy workout equipment.
Athletic flooring will also protect sub-floors, while being highly durable and affordable.
Placing exercise mats will reduce noise and the transfer of vibrations.
We expect a lot from our athletic flooring. We expect it to be resilient so that we won’t have to be constantly replacing it. We also expect that it will offer exceptional gym floor protection, especially if our workout area happens to be in our homes—taking up a spare bedroom, garage, or other space where safeguarding original flooring is important. Of course the protection of subflooring isn’t unique to homeowners. Many commercial gyms rent their location, which means that damages suffered during their use of the space could end up costing them a lot of money on flooring repairs and replacements. But something we don’t often realize we want or need, until it’s too late, is a flooring option that will also help to dampen the sound of loud workout equipment. Whether the sound is born out of vibrations, mechanics, or caused by the movement of our bodies atop of the gear—strategically placed exercise mats can go a far way to mute the hum and buckling. Mats for exercise equipment are often made specifically out of rubber because this material offers the very best in strength, resilience, and durability. Regardless of the use of mats or interlocking gym floor tiles (which will help to cover larger areas), these products will help reduce noise and the transfer of vibration that comes from using exercise equipment—all while offering the other expected qualities we want and need out of athletic flooring.
Take a look at these 3 ways that exercise mats will help to reduce the sound of your workout equipment.
Dampen the Mechanical Sound Many treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and other pieces of gym equipment come with a motor. These motors tend to make a very obvious and annoying humming noise that will last as long as the workout. This is not a noise that will normally travel very far, but when you’re working out in your home, it could very easily disturb the members of your family. Having a rubber floor that encompasses the entire surface within your workout area (such as using interlocking gym floor tiles) won’t just offer you great gym floor protection—it will also create an effective barrier through which sound has to travel. This can also be particularly helpful if you listen to music or watch television while you work out.
Dampen the Vibrations The noise of your exercise equipment’s motor may easily be drowned out by the much louder sound of thumping paired with the reverberating force that it will have throughout the floor and walls. This is the noise that comes from you using your machine. Keep this in mind if your home gym is located on the second floor, or if you employ a treadmill or elliptical machine in your apartment and are located above other residents. A happy neighbor is a good neighbor, and being conscious of your noise-pollution won’t just make you a mindful and respectful neighbor, it will make you a great one. The use of exercise mats can help in the reduction of noise transferring, which is great for upper-level gyms, where equipment noise can and usually does transfer to tenants below. More importantly however, is the fact that rubberized mats for exercise equipment are great for absorbing the shock of these heavy pieces of equipment, which paired with your own weight and movement, could cause loud banging and thumping.
Dampen the Noise of Dropped Items You’re exercise regime may not always call for stationary running, walking, or biking—sometimes you might want to work on building some muscle. In the event that your workout area also employs a weight station, then we definitely recommend the use of interlocking gym floor tiles, mats, or runners. Not only will this offer great gym floor protection against dropped equipment, but it will also reduce the loud sound that could easily reverberate and even be amplified by thin walls and floors. Since tiles are molded they can be produced thicker than rolled rubber floors. Rubber surfacing provides a barrier that will absorb impact and disperse it, offering amazing protection which will minimize noise and the damage of impact to subfloors and equipment.
So whether you’re looking for tiles, rolls, or mats for exercise equipment—rubber is definitely the best way to go. Placing exercise mats will reduce noise and the transfer of vibrations, all while providing ample protection against dropped parts and noisy equipment. Rubberized athletic flooring is a great investment because it will guard your floors from impact and sound all while being affordable and highly durable.