With the booming health industry in full swing, more and more people are looking to improve their own fitness through active exercise. With the UK's health and fitness industry now worth a staggering £3.2 billion (according to the European Health & Fitness Association), There has also been a resurgence in home gyms. With people looking to save on a costly gym membership, converting a basement or garage into a well-equipped home gym, means they can save money in the long run and have the freedom to exercise whenever they like.
So, if you are considering converting one of your existing spaces into an ideal environment to get you into shape, one of the first thing you are going to have to consider is the flooring for your gym.
Here we outline the benefits or using interlocking floor tiles in your home gym.Easy Installation
Unlike other floor surfaces, floor tiles take little sub-floor preparation. They are extremely easy to install and can be laid loose on almost any hard surface. They also come in a wide range of colours and styles to suit you. The interlocking aspects of them mean you can play around and get the right design for your individual tastes.Hygienic
Obviously, hygiene is going to a play a big role in your home gym. You need flooring that is easy to wipe down and clean. Interlocking floor tiles are easy to both wipe down and sweep away any dirt or grime. You can easily keep your tiles looking good as new. There are also safety benefits. Being non-slip prevents any accidents with gym machinery or weights. They are also comfortable underfoot.Acoustics
If you have a dedicated room for a gym, you are going to want to consider the acoustics and noise treatment. According to Conor from R-Tek Manufacturing Ltd
- Soundproofing your gym is going to mean the rest ofthe household is spared the noise as you go through sets of weights or using gym machinery. As well as acoustic wall and ceiling solutions, your flooring needs to be able to reduce the noise level.Lifecycle
The durability of your flooring is going to be paramount. It needs to be able to withstand weights accidentally been dropped and heavy machinery being used. You don't want to be constantly replacing the floor through scuffs and dents.Environmentally Friendly
Unlike other types of flooring, interlocking floor tiles are environmentally friendly. Other flooring can end up in landfills, due to its short span life, whilst interlocking floor tiles are "oloose lay", which means they can easily be removed and reused.Suit Your Design & Aesthetics
With a choice of colours and styles, you can really make your gym the envy of your neighbours. Choose between a wide range of colours and create your own masterpiece and even create designated areas in your gym through the use of different colours, for example, "cardio" and "stretching" and "weights". If you want the appearance of a seamless floor, this can even be achieved through the use of the "dovetailed" floor tile.