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Home and Commercial Gym Mats - Quality Mats for Fitness and Exercise

When training with weights or when using cardio equipment, the last thing that you want is to risk damaging either your floors or expensive equipment. Damage could be caused by either dropping weights or just the sheer weight of the cardio machines on the floor. Gym matting has a wide range of purposes and safety measures that makes it just as important as any other piece of exercise equipment.

Our home and commercial gym mats are designed to withstand falls of multiple heavy-weights and equipment, preventing damage to the floor or equipment.  

Benefits of Home and Commercial Gym Matting

Shock absorption and noise reduction – When working out on a hard or non-cushioned floor, there is nothing beneath you to absorb shock and reduce body impact whilst exercising. This could lead to chronic joint pain or injury. Shock absorption can also help to prevent long-lasting damage to the flooring from dropping weights or other apparatus. Gym mats can also help to reduce noise (perfect for training areas located upstairs), this is particularly useful for a home gym, as it will avoid disrupting other household members whilst you work out.

Prevent slips and falls - When working out, you need safe non-slip flooring to provide traction underfoot. The surface of gym matting will provide a great slip-resistant surface thanks to the textured surface, which helps to prevent slip and fall accidents.

Easy and Quick Installation - No need for an expert fitter glue or nails Simply place your mat or tiles on any existing gym floor and enjoy the benefits straight away.

Easy to clean -  Gyms are a place that can get dirty and unhygienic quickly. Our gym mats are super easy to clean with minimal effort or equipment. Simply soak or scrub your mat with warm soapy water and leave it to air dry.

Types of Gym Mats

Interlocking Gym Mats: These mats feature a puzzle-like design that allows for easy installation and customization. They provide excellent shock absorption and protection against impact during high-impact exercises like weight lifting and aerobics.

Rubber Gym Mats: Rubber mats are known for their durability, slip resistance, and noise reduction properties. They are ideal for weightlifting areas, cardio zones, and functional training spaces.

Can Gym Matting Help to Increase Performance?

Although not proven to improve performance, gym matting will reduce the impact on joints, muscles and tendons in comparison to standard hard flooring and concrete and therefore keep you performing for longer and reduce the chance of injury.  

In addition to this, gym matting can help to decrease the temperate difference between the body and the floor, meaning you use less energy to regulate your body temperature, leaving more energy for a few more reps!

Improving the hygiene of your home or commercial gym

Hygiene in gyms is of paramount importance. All of that bare skin between the gym equipment and floors makes it a breeding ground for pathogens, germs and viruses to spread and cause infections. Here are a few recommendations to safeguard against the spread of germs and bacteria in your gym:

  • Use good quality entrance matting at both the indoor and outdoor entrance to your gym or home, to ensure that all dirt, dust, debris and moisture are stopped at the door, to prevent them from making their way onto your gym floor.
  • Wash your gym floor mat regularly with soapy water. This will healthily remove any sweat and other bodily fluids. Leave to air dry. 

  • Have your gym in a well-ventilated area. Damp, poorly-ventilated areas in gyms can cause the growth of mould, which can reduce the life of your gym matting, as well as be bad for your health. Always make sure that all gym flooring is clean and dry as above before commencing your workout.

What are gym mats?

Gym mats are specialised mats designed to provide support, cushioning, and protection during various fitness activities. They come in different sizes, materials, and thicknesses to cater to different exercise needs.

What are gym mats made of?

Gym mats are typically made of materials like rubber, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), foam, or a combination of these materials. Each material offers different levels of durability, cushioning, and shock absorption.

What types of gym mats are available?

There are several types of gym mats available, including:

  • Yoga mats: Thin, lightweight mats designed for yoga and Pilates.
  • Interlocking foam mats: Versatile mats that can be easily connected to cover larger areas and provide cushioning for activities like stretching, bodyweight exercises, and martial arts.
  • Rubber mats: Heavy-duty mats suitable for high-impact exercises, weightlifting, and cardio workouts.
  • Crash mats: Thick, impact-absorbing mats used for activities like gymnastics, acrobatics, and martial arts.

What are the benefits of using gym mats?

  • Protection: Gym mats help reduce the risk of injuries by providing a cushioned surface to land on.
  • Comfort: They offer a comfortable surface for exercises like yoga, stretching, and floor exercises.
  • Stability: Mats provide stability and support during balance exercises and weightlifting.
  • Hygiene: Gym mats can be easily cleaned and sanitised, promoting a clean workout environment.

How do I choose the right gym mat?

Consider the following factors when choosing a gym mat:

  • Thickness: Thicker mats offer more cushioning and shock absorption, while thinner mats are more portable.
  • Material: Choose a material that suits your exercise needs and preferences for durability, cushioning, and grip.
  • Size: Ensure the mat is large enough to accommodate your workout space and activities.
  • Texture: Look for mats with non-slip textures or surfaces to prevent slipping during exercises.

How do I clean and maintain gym mats?

  • Regular cleaning: Wipe down the mats with a mild detergent and water solution after each use to remove sweat and bacteria.
  • Deep cleaning: Depending on the material, you may need to deep clean the mats occasionally using a disinfectant or specialised cleaning solution.
  • Drying: Allow the mats to air dry completely before rolling them up or storing them to prevent mould and mildew growth.
  • Storage: Store the mats in a clean, dry area away from direct sunlight and moisture to prolong their lifespan.

Can gym mats be used outdoors?

Some gym mats are suitable for outdoor use, but it's essential to choose mats specifically designed for outdoor environments. Outdoor gym mats are typically more durable, weather-resistant, and easy to clean.

How do I prevent gym mats from slipping?

  • Place the mats on a flat, stable surface.
  • Use non-slip rug pads or adhesive strips underneath the mats.
  • Ensure the mats are clean and free of moisture before use.
  • Avoid using oils or lotions on your skin before exercising on the mats.

Can gym mats help reduce noise in a home gym?

Yes, thicker gym mats can help reduce noise and vibration caused by high-impact exercises like jumping and weightlifting, making them ideal for home gyms located in multi-story buildings or shared spaces.

Are gym mats suitable for children's play areas?

Yes, gym mats can provide a safe and cushioned surface for children's play areas, protecting them from falls and injuries during active play. However, it's essential to choose mats specifically designed for play areas and ensure proper supervision during use.

How can Gym mats be ordered from Mats4U?

Ordering gym mats from Mats4U is a seamless and hassle-free experience. When it comes to gym mats, you have two convenient options for placing an order.

Firstly, find the item you would like to purchase, where you can specify the size, colour, and any additional details required in order for you to proceed to the checkout process. Alternatively, if you prefer a more direct approach, you can give our sales team a call and provide them with all the necessary information.

We understand that sometimes time is of the essence. If you're in a hurry to receive your gym mats, feel free to reach out to our team by calling 0121 313 6748 or emailing [email protected]. We are committed to working with you to meet your target delivery date. Furthermore, we offer free delivery within the UK, and for international customers, we have convenient delivery options.

Contact us today, and our team will be delighted to assist you in selecting the perfect, high-quality gym mats to meet your specific needs. You can visit our Contact us page or, during UK office hours, utilise our Live Chat to connect with our gym mat experts promptly.