Use workout flooring in locker rooms for all the same benefits.
Rubber gym mats are supportive and resistant to water—making them great for locker rooms!
Whether you’re employing rubber gym mats, runners, or interlocking tiles in your locker room, installation will be surprisingly simple.
Due to the nature of a locker room, where excessive moisture is nearly always present, very special flooring options have to be chosen in order to promote the safety of your patrons. Just think—showers and pools are often located near locker rooms therefore ensuring that floors will almost always be damp if not fully soaked. Employing rubber gym mats, which offer a slip-resistant and moisture-proof surface, is a great way to combat the possibility of falls and serious injuries. Locker room flooring has to be comfortable, easy to clean, and of course resistant to water so as to make a good slip resistant option. However, because this surfacing will be exposed to excessive water, it should also inhibit the growth of mold and mildew, which cause bad odor and can even cause health risks. Rather than waste time looking at expensive choices that may end up not being very helpful—consider using the very same rubberized workout flooring that you use throughout your gym. The same qualities that make gym flooring strong, durable, and perfect for the heavy-duty applications found in weightlifting stations also make this the best choice for your locker room floors!
If you’re looking for the very best surfacing option for your locker room then look no further, check out these 5 reasons why we think you can easily apply rubberized workout flooring to all of your gym—locker rooms included!
Slip Resistant Rubber gym mats are great for locker rooms because they are non-slip in nature. Unlike other flooring products that may become slippery when wet, these rubberized options maintain traction and grip even in heavily damp conditions. These qualities are important for promoting safety and reducing the likelihood of accidents. Some mats are even available with honeycomb surfaces that allow water to pass through them, rather than accumulating on the surface and therefore underfoot. Ideal for shower and pool areas, this style is available in large mats and rolls, giving you the option of covering singular areas or longer hallways.
Supportive Surface Unfortunately a fall may not always be preventable. By using the same thick surfacing that you use on your workout areas on your locker room floors you’ll be bringing in all the supple and elastic qualities that rubber has to offer. The same material that will keep your joints, muscles, and ligaments safe and comfortable while you jump, stretch, or move around is the same material that will catch you after a fall. Rubber is a much softer surface to land upon than hard tile, which will offer absolutely no support.
Hygienic Locker room flooring has to be especially hygienic since this is the place where your patrons will come after a hard workout to clean up and get dressed. Fortunately, your rubber gym mats won’t harbor the growth of mold or mildew so it’s perfectly suited for a place with heavy moisture and humidity. Not only will this help you prevent those oh-so-unpleasant funky smells—but because of rubber’s natural resistance to water this will also make your surfacing very easy to clean. Your locker room floors won’t require much more than a sweep of the broom to remove debris and a damp mop for more thorough cleansings, and if you really need to get down to the nitty-gritty, unsecured mats can be removed and hosed off outside.
Resilience and Durability Workout flooring is very resistant to wear and tear, and can handle the toughest of activities! This resilience and strength is due, in large part, to the recycled materials that are often used in the creation of these surfacing options. Automobile tires, which are the main material source for these recycled products, stands as a true testament to rubber flooring’s durability. If you consider the abrasive conditions that tires are designed to stand up against—consistent exposure to sunlight, excessive moisture, and rough or uneven roads, then it’s easy to see why this makes a great locker room flooring option.
Ease of Installation Whether you’re employing rubber gym mats, runners, or interlocking tiles in your locker room, installation will be surprisingly simple. With mats and runners needing only to be laid down or rolled out, and interlocking tiles being as easy as putting a puzzle together (a puzzle with no picture!), your locker room floors (depending size) can be ready to use in a few hours rather than a few weeks! And if more permanent options is required or desired, double-sided adhesives can easily be applied to help secure your rubber surfacing to the subfloors.
There’s a reason why most people use rubberized workout flooring in the first place—and it has to do with the many benefits that rubber brings to the table. So when it comes to your locker rooms—don’t hesitate! Bring all of those renowned advantages from the gym into your locker room.