Tips for keeping your gym safe during the pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic has forced any gym and their users to deal with numerous challenges and restrictions. Hygiene and safety for sports centres is a priority to protect health and trust among athletes.

If we all chip in and exercise due care, going to the gym during the pandemic can remain safe.

 

How to ensure gyms meet pandemic hygiene and safety standards?

Since the pandemic hit, gym attendance has dropped, either because users no longer want to go or due to health authority mandates.

To reopen, cleaning and disinfecting all spaces is essential. Machines, equipment and the sports flooring: everything should undergo regular, rigorous sanitation.

Athletes will feel more at ease if they sense your gym is 100% safe to train in. Therefore, certain precautions should be considered when cleaning a gym at this stage of the pandemic.

 

7 Cleaning and disinfection tips for maintaining gym hygiene

 

1. Use appropriate materials

Cleaning detergents and utensils should be suitable and in good condition for the task at hand, without damaging the equipment. Cloths, mops and other materials should be washed and sanitised regularly. If damaged through use, replace them to ensure effectiveness.

As well as carefully selecting the products to be used, don’t use too much disinfectant and don’t directly apply the liquid on surfaces. Transfer it to a proper utensil and then use it on the equipment or flooring.

 

2. Pay attention to detail

Without due care, gyms can be risky during a pandemic. Door knobs, switches and any surfaces that large numbers of people touch can be infection hotspots. Therefore, disinfect them several times a day.

 

3. Make hand sanitiser available in various locations

In addition to gym entrances/exits, provide hand sanitiser dispensers in other spaces. This will remind users of the importance of regular hand hygiene and encourage use, thus reducing the risk of infection.

 

4. Encourage users to clean equipment after use

Create a culture of responsibility and awareness regarding hygiene and safety at your gym. After using training equipment, users should be responsible for cleaning it and the safety of others.

 

5. Perform regular, thorough cleaning in all spaces

When the gym is closed to the public, thoroughly clean the facilities. Remember that studies have shown that the virus can survive on certain surfaces for several hours. Regular cleaning helps to eliminate this risk.

 

6. Pay attention to critical areas

In a gym, certain areas are more at risk of contamination. We’re specifically referring to areas like:

  • Changing rooms and showers;
  • Locker areas;
  • Machine rooms;
  • Common areas;
  • Gym entrances/exits.

Cleaning should be even more thorough in these critical areas. Surfaces that people touch the most should be disinfected using effective products.

 

7. Create an outdoor space for exercise

Outdoor sports are often considered to be more enjoyable and safer. Conditions permitting, invest in an outdoor sports area. Take sports to the street simply by installing artificial grass flooring!

 

In a gym, it’s impossible to monitor all areas simultaneously to ensure hygiene measures are being complied with. Therefore, raise awareness among the whole team and gym goers themselves to follow the rules. Only through concerted action can the safety of all be ensured during the pandemic.

 

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Sports venues fitted with Geometrik flooring

Geometrik flooring has been installed all over Europe. From Spain to Malta, taking France in its stride, the flooring can be found in gyms, fitness clubs and CrossFit boxes that have chosen to invest in flooring ready for hardcore sporting activities.

The top quality, resistant materials make these solutions an easy choice for numerous sports venues. Versatile, resistant and durable flooring, suited to a range of formats and easy to install, both indoor and outdoor.

 

Geometrik flooring gains a strong foothold in France

France is a leading market for Geometrik flooring solutions, particularly in CrossFit boxes, where safety and comfort are key factors for anyone running such a business.

Therefore, Alpha Tiles are an extremely popular choice for sports venues of this kind. Quentin Balfourier didn’t think twice about these high density tiles for CrossFit Chamalières.

After trying several brands, the site manager confirms this was the best solution available for protecting his box’s floor and materials. "I am extremely happy with the cushioning and quality of the flooring," the Frenchman says.

As well as this flooring solution, artificial grass, in its Trail HD and Curled Trail lines, is another commonly used Geometrik flooring option for high-intensity training areas. For Valentin, Marion and Clément, the managers at CrossFit Challans, artificial grass not only makes outdoor sports 100% safe, but also "adds a dash of charm to the box."

 

The most popular flooring solutions for Spanish gyms

Spain is also fond of Geometrik flooring. Most are installed in gyms and fitness clubs, often seeking versatile floors able to withstand heavy traffic, bulky equipment and falling weights.

Gymfloor is the most popular choice. Sérgio García, from Alpha Evolution, is proud to say that members of his gym in Burgos think the flooring is "amazing."

This recycled rubber flooring, available in several colours and with customisation options, has a product range from 4mm to 14mm thickness. As well as excellent absorption properties, further benefits include top notch soundproofing.

There are also numerous Spanish sports venues specialising in martial arts. Tatami is the most popular flooring option here. KB One Fight Club’s Julen García Méndez cites the excellence of these EVA tiles.  "The material’s attenuation properties cushion falls nicely, but without being too thick," the academy notes.

 

Malta’s Armed Forces train on Geometrik flooring solutions

The Maltese Armed Forces gym was fitted with high-density rubber tiles. This solution reached the Mediterranean island through Geometrik’s partner, Gym Supply Malta.

This space, for daily military training, has deployed over 200 m2 of Alpha Tiles with 40 mm thickness. This was the best solution for enhanced shock absorption, therefore protecting the space and equipment.

 

Portuguese sports venues commend excellent flooring and service

Portugal also features among the countries recommending Geometrik flooring. Nationwide, several gyms and CrossFit boxes have already invested in first class products such as Gymfloor, Alpha Tiles, Tatami and Trail.

In addition to excellent quality, customers also often cite the support provided by the Geometrik team throughout the process, including technical advice and consultancy.

Juska Health Club’s Adelino Ribeiro praised the professionals who met deadlines, which "is extremely important when planning the opening of a space and completing a project."

João Torres, from Feel Free Health Club, highlighted the "excellent value for money" offered by Geometrik flooring.

 

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The importance of flooring when preserving a sports space

The type of flooring used in a sports space is crucial for keeping it in optimal condition for longer.

It also helps to preserve sports equipment and gives users a higher degree of comfort and safety.

 

The influence of flooring in a sports space

The shock absorption and vibration dissipation capacity of flooring solutions directly influences several factors. It helps to preserve training equipment, contributes to athlete safety and ultimately plays a major role in protecting building structure.

 

About sports equipment

Using the right flooring for a sports venue and its equipment may make all the difference in terms of durability.

Just think how often bars with discs, dumbbells and kettlebells fall on the floor in a training area. If the sports flooring is cement, for instance, energy dissipation will be greatly reduced. This would mean great wear and tear for the training equipment with each dropped piece. Lots of discs at gyms start cracking quickly.

Using thicker sports flooring, with enhanced shock absorption capacity, boosts energy dissipation. There is less wear and tear from constant use and the equipment stays in good condition for longer.

All sports equipment subject to regular falls/impact requires first class shock absorption to reduce the risk of damage.

 

About athletes

For athletes, sports flooring should deploy suitable materials. For example, high-density rubber flooring offers enhanced joint comfort and safety.

When workouts involve jumping, falling or sudden changes of direction, flooring with good shock absorption is a must. This reduces the risk of short and long-term injuries.

The non-slip properties of the materials used for sports flooring help in certain sports, offering users greater safety.

In short, shock and vibration absorption must be combined with good stability to protect athletes.

 

About building structure  

The vibrations when heavy loads fall don’t just affect where they fall. The whole structure shakes. In a gym or CrossFit box, falls are commonplace and vibrations are a feature. As well as causing problems for adjacent spaces, this will cause long-term damage to the building, potentially leading to cracks appearing.

High-density rubber flooring solutions (such as Gymfloor and Alpha Tiles) vary in thickness. The thicker the flooring, the greater the shock absorption, and the impact on the substrate and space structure is lower.

When selecting flooring for sports spaces, consider the type of sport in question. Installing Gymfloor with 6 mm thickness is a good solution for functional training spaces. However, for activities such as cross-training, where weights regularly drop on the floor, this solution is not enough. Go for a more robust solution, such as Alpha Tiles.

If necessary, in situations where the structure slab is thin, combine the sports flooring with underlayment solutions featuring bespoke thickness and density.

 

Geometrik offers sports flooring solutions with different levels of protection. Investing from the outset in first class materials means saving money in the long term. Play it safe and choose premium quality flooring solutions!

 

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Outdoor sports: Choose the best outdoor flooring!

With the good weather on its way, outdoor sports are looking far more appealing. Top quality outdoor flooring helps to make this experience even more enjoyable.

Dreaming of slipping on your running shoes and going for a jog? If so, you know full well what it’s like to run on a smooth, tailor-made running surface or a bumpy dirt track.

This holds true for all sports. Whichever exercise you do outdoors, the flooring always plays a big role in terms of athletes’ comfort, safety and well-being.

Durability is key when choosing the best outdoor flooring. That said, there are numerous other factors to consider.

 

What should you look for in outdoor sports flooring?

Indoor gyms always have far more protection than outdoor areas. Therefore, the materials used for all outdoor sports must meet other requirements and stand up to endless wear and tear.

Areas for all outdoor sports involve surfaces exposed to the elements, subject to multiple variables:

  • Sharp temperature changes;
  • Rain or snowfall;
  • Ice forming;
  • Direct exposure to sunlight;
  • Debris and dust accumulation.

Consequently, choosing outdoor flooring requires great care. When thinking about fitting an outdoor gym or CrossFit box, there are some factors to consider when choosing sports flooring:

 

Versatility

The more versatile the outdoor flooring is, the wider the range of disciplines it can be used for. Alternatively, create different areas in the space using a range of materials or contrasting colours.

 

Traction-slide ratio

To ensure athlete safety, flooring must be anti-slip in the right places. For most sports, flooring friction helps to prevent falls and injuries.

 

Shock absorption

Compact rubber-based materials generally help absorb the shock from impact during exercise. By providing elastic resistance, these materials prevent athlete fatigue during running or different floor impact.

 

Durability

As outdoor physical conditions are far more testing and take a greater toll on the materials, durability is a key factor. Investing in high-quality products helps keep them in good condition for longer.

 

Ease of installation and maintenance

Installing and maintaining a space for outdoor sports shouldn’t require too much effort or time. Some options even enable temporary outdoor flooring, given their ease of assembly and disassembly.

 

3 Geometrik outdoor flooring solutions

 

1. Gymfloor

This rubber roll flooring offers excellent shock absorption to provide greater comfort for outdoor sports.

Gymfloor is anti-slip, extremely resistant and durable. Its user versatility enables the creation of multidisciplinary spaces.

 

2. Alpha Tiles

Alpha Tiles are high density rubber tiles, with excellent impact absorption. Their anti-slip properties help to minimise the risk of falls.

These tiles can be easily installed on any surface and removed afterwards, enabling the creation and customisation of temporary sports spaces.

 

3. Trail artificial grass

This artificial grass solution allows for outdoor sports areas that look natural. With excellent drainage capacity, water doesn’t accumulate on the surface, meaning it can be used even in bad weather.

UV resistance allows it to keep its colour and characteristics over time. Trail is the perfect option for dragging/hauling exercises, as the surface has low friction.

 

If you're after a flooring solution for an outdoor gym or CrossFit box, look no further than Geometrik's experience and quality. Learn more about the sports flooring solutions and pick the best one for your space.

 

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Why is sports flooring so important for functional training?

Functional training is an extremely comprehensive discipline involving a wide range of exercises and equipment. Being such a broad practice, choosing the right sports flooring is crucial.

Functional exercises tend to use the athlete’s own body weight via squats, sit-ups, planks and push-ups. Certain equipment can also be included, such as dumbbells, kettlebells, rope and resistance bands.

With proper, professional instruction, and using the right accessories and suitable sports flooring, functional training is a safe discipline that offers users far-reaching benefits.

 

The main advantages of functional training

Functional training is not a universal practice following clearly defined rules, as is the case in other sports. If you were to ask professionals what functional training involves, you may well get a different answer from each person you ask.

That said, this training style has some common traits. Exercises are based on movement patterns, not muscle sets, which happens with weight training. Functional training works the whole body, and perhaps this is why the results are more visible.

As workouts are tailored to each individual, functional exercises help improve physical conditioning depending on specific needs and goals.

When done regularly, on suitable sports flooring, functional training dishes up several benefits:

 

Enhances body mobility

Exercises cover the whole body, training everyday movements and working the core. The techniques help to eliminate pain from poor posture and strengthen muscles and joints.

 

Helps prevent injuries

Body muscles gain overall strength, which ensures greater stability in all types of movements. This has the additional benefit of protecting joints against potential injury.

 

Boosts strength and flexibility

Certain exercises focus on strength and balance, using equipment or just by doing them on the sports flooring. This makes the whole body stronger and more flexible.

 

Slimming and toning

As high-intensity exercises feature in workouts, functional training burns loads of calories. Losing weight, toning your body and gaining muscle mass are among the benefits.

 

Sports flooring for functional training

As seen above, functional training doesn’t necessarily involve a lot of equipment, but having the right, high-quality sports flooring is a must.

Several exercises, including push-ups, planks and sit-ups, are done directly on the ground. As a result, this discipline requires sports flooring to meet a range of user needs. Sports flooring is a key factor in terms of safety, strength and stability.

Gymfloor is among the most popular solutions due to its resistance and versatility. This sports flooring is made of high-density rubber and is sold in rolls to fit any space. Its excellent shock absorption and sound-damping properties make it perfect for functional training.

Combine it with areas floored using Trail artificial grass for a more comprehensive solution. Extremely resistant and aesthetically pleasing, this is the perfect option for both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Alpha Tiles, made from high-density rubber, are also suitable for this training discipline with their anti-slip and shock absorption features.

 

If you’re after top quality sports flooring solutions, seek a specialist. Geometrik boasts extensive experience in providing flooring for sports and leisure facilities.

What ever their needs, we offer our customers the best solutions, always focused on resistance, comfort and user safety.

 

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Tatami: A sacred space for martial artists

Tatami is sports flooring specially designed for disciplines such as martial arts. To meet the needs of activities of this nature, which see frequent body contact with the floor, Tatami is an ideal, safe solution.

 

What do martial arts involve?

Martial arts are seen as cultural expressions of great historical significance. Their origins have been lost over time. These disciplines combine a set of rules and traditions that apply for training and combat.

Such practices have generally evolved from ancient warfare techniques. Almost all have Oriental roots. The objective is to work on individual physical skills to enhance self-defence.

However, contrary to what one might think, these practices are not limited to physical work and are not violence-oriented. Martial arts often include psychological and sometimes even spiritual elements, in a quest for physical and mental balance.

This duality of mind and body, and the strong values of honour and respect, make them so fascinating, drawing in devotees of all ages.

 

Tatami: A natural choice for martial arts

Both for training and combat, martial arts involve close contact between students and falls are common. Furthermore, a lot of training takes place on the ground in numerous disciplines. Martial artists almost always train barefoot and without great physical protection.

For all these reasons, flooring for training must meet several key requirements to provide total safety for students. Tatami is Geometrik’s flooring solution for such requirements.

 

5 Benefits of Tatami flooring

Given its characteristics, Tatami flooring is the perfect solution for training all types of martial arts. The EVA rubber tiles are so safe that the material can also be used as flooring in children's spaces.

Tatami provides significant advantages:

  1. Safe: Its balanced density absorbs impacts and prevents injury. Its composition is 100% free of toxicity.
  2. Comfortable: It’s padded and so provides an extra dose of comfort and greater stability for athletes.
  3. Adaptable: Geometrik sells Tatami as jigsaw mats, so they can be nicely adjusted to different spaces and layouts.
  4. Easy to install: The practical puzzle system allows extremely easy installation through a manual locking technique.
  5. Versatile: The Tatami tiles are reversible and can be used for temporary indoor or outdoor facilities (the latter in good weather).

 

Set up your martial arts training hall with Tatami

Tatami is the ideal sports flooring for any martial arts training hall. This solution offers the perfect balance between strength and comfort through the thickness of the EVA tiles. Padded and 100% free from toxic materials, it’s ideal for preventing injuries and providing safety and stability for martial artists.

Suitable for indoor use, Tatami can also be used outdoors in good weather. For martial arts demonstrations or similar events, simply lock the tiles needed and take them apart again after.

 

If you are after a solution to create a safe space for martial arts, tap into Geometrik’s experience and learn more about our Tatami!

 

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Geometrik gym flooring: The top 3 sales!

Fully understanding and establishing how to use the space is the first step when choosing the most suitable flooring for your gym. Whether talking about a small studio, a gym offering multiple sports or a CrossFit box, flooring plays a vital role.

For instance, an area for yoga or Pilates requires a different flooring solution to a weightlifting room. Each discipline's unique features, the number of people in each space and whether heavy machinery or equipment are in place represent some of the factors to consider when making your decision.

 

Sports flooring selection criteria

First establish the type and intensity of sports to be practised in the gym, then choose the flooring.

That said, in some cases the same space is designed to accommodate multiple different disciplines. In this instance, go for a versatile, durable flooring that is easy to maintain and clean.

The main gym flooring selection parameters are:

  • Performance;
  • Safety;
  • Resistance;
  • Comfort;
  • Durability.

Important secondary considerations include:

Bearing all these factors in mind, the next phase is to seek out reliable brands, preferably with experience in the sports flooring sector, offering quality materials.

 

Gym flooring: Geometrik’s top 3

Geometrik specialises in flooring solutions for sports and leisure spaces. All indoor and outdoor flooring solutions feature high quality standards. However, for gym flooring, 3 products outperform the rest in terms of customer preferences.

 

1. Gymfloor

Gymfloor is a high-density flooring made of compact rubber and EPDM pigment. Available in different colours and sold in roll format, over 1 metre in width and multiple length options.

This gym flooring option is easy to install and can be adjusted to all areas. This coating solution’s minimum recommended thickness is 6 mm.

When used indoors, it can be fixed with double-sided adhesive tape. This means Gymfloor can be removed and reused with ease. Naturally, glue may be used for permanent facilities.

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2. Alpha Tiles

Alpha Tiles are made of high-density rubber and can be easily and quickly assembled. Their strong, comfortable traits make Alpha Tiles extremely popular for flooring in all kinds of sports spaces. Highly effective at absorbing impacts and vibrations in all types of gym.

These tiles’ dimensions are 1 x 1 m. For better value-for-money, we recommend 25 mm thickness.

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3. Trail Artificial Grass

This artificial grass solution can be used to create different areas in a gym or to completely cover a space. The fact it is sold in roll format makes installation simpler. It can be used to floor indoor gyms and outdoor areas.

Geometrik offers different artificial grass models based on space and activity requirements, with Multitrail being particularly popular. Its filaments create a natural look, offering maximum comfort for athletes.

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When choosing gym flooring, look for quality. Irrespective of your training space requirements, aim to meet these needs with durable and effective flooring solutions.

Before making a decision, learn about all options available. This will allow you to choose the best.


Why include crossfit among your gym’s classes?

Creating a crossfit area in your gym is a great way to expand the range of sports activities offered. Put simply, this move might help attract new customers and retain existing members.

Investing in a sport as popular as crossfit can offer superb ROI and brings multiple advantages, not only for your training space but for your athletes too.

 

Crossfit: A full body workout!

Crossfit is a discipline that emerged from the USA in the 90s. Given its differentiating characteristics and excellent results, it soon caught on and became an extremely popular sport. Nowadays, crossfit boxes can be found all around the world.

Physical activities tend to be highly compartmentalised. People seeking greater flexibility gravitate towards yoga, pilates or gymnastics. Swimming is recommended to enhance respiratory capacity, whereas weight training is common for improving muscle strength.

Crossfit revolutionised these trends, because all these areas are combined in high intensity training. Group classes generate a competitive spirit, but also a feeling of shared physical resilience and achievement.

 

Crossfit benefits for athletes

  • Enhanced cardiorespiratory function;
  • Improved flexibility;
  • Extra muscle strength;
  • Reduces stress and anxiety;
  • Leads to fat loss;
  • Increases muscle mass.

In addition to the physical benefits, crossfit plays a major role in other areas. The group class format helps to motivate each athlete further, to push their own limits, comparing results daily to record their progress together, alongside their classmates.

 

Benefits of offering crossfit classes at your gym

 

Expands the range of sports offered

Monotony is a constant foe when running a gym. Offering formats to appeal to different types of athletes is key for attracting and retaining customers.

 

Little investment required

Unlike other activities, crossfit doesn’t involve buying complex, expensive machines. Crossfit box equipment can consist of just a few elements.

 

Keep athletes engaged and motivated

Crossfit training is always different and stimulating. Groups tend to work together and motivate each other to better their times and push their physical boundaries.

 

Fast results

Given the high intensity of the training, regular practice produces fast results. This encourages athletes to keep going and push themselves further.

 

Where to start?

To offer crossfit classes in your gym, you'll need:

  • A qualified crossfit trainer: A must to ensure each class is tailored to the group in question and things run smoothly and safely;
  • A space specifically for the discipline: Perhaps its own room or a common space. Only the right sizes and flooring are required;
  • Basic crossfit equipment: Ropes, frames, Olympic bars and discs, kettlebells, medballs and plyo boxes are some of the things to use when beginning;
  • Appropriate sports flooring: The sports flooring must match each exercise’s needs and be safe.

 

Geometrik offers multiple sports flooring solutions for your gym. Over the years, we have fitted several sports spaces, including crossfit boxes in multiple countries. For each project, we aim to provide the best solution for the space’s requirements.

Given the intense, demanding nature of the discipline, there is a higher risk of injuries during crossfit. Therefore, safety must come first. If you’re after resistance, quality and endurance for sports flooring, we're the people to talk to!

 

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Soundproofing

Soundproofing: How to keep noise levels low in your gym

Doing physical activity indoors is always noisy. Therefore, soundproofing is a key factor for all gyms.

Treadmills, exercise bikes, rowing machines, weightlifting and group classes: these activities all make a lot of noise. It can be extremely annoying when this noise multiplies and spreads throughout the space, not only for athletes but also for local residents if the gym is in a residential or commercial area.

Consequently, anything that can be done to cushion impact, noise and vibrations helps to create a more pleasant environment, enhancing athletes' experience and preventing problems with neighbours.

 

What causes noise in gyms?

Vibration is the main source of noise in gyms and it comes from multiple different places. This wide range of sources is why there is permanent background noise.

These are some of the main causes of noise in a gym:

  • Heavy weights falling on the ground;
  • Music played at high volume to motivate group classes;
  • Foot impact when running on treadmills;
  • Noise from standard use of all equipment and machines;
  • Athletes making noise during exercise.

When fitness spaces are not properly soundproofed, all these vibrations spread easily across surfaces and noise can reach high levels.

 

Four ways to boost your gym’s soundproofing

 

1. Install quality sports flooring

Step one for enhancing gym soundproofing is clearly to choose the right cladding for the floor. Applying a high-density rubber flooring solution is extremely effective in absorbing vibrations to minimise noise spread.

Based on the requirements of the space, choose from roll flooring such as Gymfloor or tiles such as Alpha Tiles. If seeking a higher level of soundproofing, create an additional layer using an underlay solution before installing the flooring.

 

2. Soundproofing gym machine bases

In gyms, all equipment emits some noise during regular use. However, certain machines, such as treadmills, can be pretty noisy given the impact of people running.

Creating a soundproofing barrier at the base of noisy equipment can go a long way to ensuring adequate soundproofing for the space. In this instance, simply applying a cushioning solution between the machine and the floor reduces vibration spread, thus minimising noise.

 

3. Reduce echo effects

Gyms usually suffer from echoes. When surfaces are not properly prepared, sound tends to bounce off and multiply. Applying suitable flooring to as many surfaces as possible is an excellent way to reduce echo effects and minimise gym user discomfort.

In addition to sports flooring, there are several underlay options for creating an extra layer and further absorbing vibrations. Made from different materials (such as foam or rubber), underlay solutions are extremely effective in this role.

 

4. Invest in machines that make less noise

If the aim is to create a gym with as little noise as possible, consider investing in the quietest machines. As well as other key factors, such as the safety and durability of the equipment, noise produced during use must also be analysed.

Such machines are more expensive, but the investment will pay off in the long term. A fitness space with less noise provides a better, more enjoyable experience for athletes.

 

Creating a quieter gym could be a major competitive advantage in the fitness area. Complaints about noise in gyms are more common than one might think.

Fully preparing as many surfaces as possible with soundproofing materials will limit noise spread and make your gym more pleasant.

 

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How to choose the best sports flooring for your gym?

The first step when setting up your gym or fitness area should be choosing the most suitable sports flooring. Several factors should be considered at a later stage, but start with the flooring.

Irrespective of the surface area, number of sports and equipment available, investing in quality sports flooring is always a smart idea.

 

What makes sports flooring selection so important?

Making the right choice when it comes to fitness area flooring will make users happy and keep them coming back for more. Put simply: providing athletes with comfort and safety enhances their experience and keeps them satisfied. This also helps to entice new customers to your gym.

Three main factors should guide your selection of sports flooring to install:

 

1. Hygiene

Hygiene, always a key factor in running a gym, has become even more important during the pandemic. Look for flooring solutions that are easy to clean and sanitise to keep the space impeccable at all times.

 

2. Friction

When choosing materials for flooring, consider the traction-slip ratio or degree of friction. Sports flooring with a degree of friction helps to prevent sports injuries because it minimises the risk of falls. This factor is also important as it gives machines and equipment more stability.

 

3. Resistance

Gym flooring must match each area’s specific requirements, but generally should be durable and resistant. As well as offering a safe, comfortable surface for sports, the flooring must also withstand a great deal of heavy equipment and machines.

 

What kind of sports flooring should you have in your gym?

It all depends on the gym’s overall goals and range of activities offered. Geometrik sells a wide range of products to meet your needs.

  • If you are looking for a versatilesolution that can be easily applied in almost any area, high-density rubber tiles are an excellent choice.
    Geometrik offers Gymfloor, a flooring roll, or Alpha Tiles. Both are suitable for indoor and outdoor areas and are extremely easy to install.
  • For more specialised sports, such as martial arts or self-defence, install Tatami, flooring made from high quality EVA tiles.
  • For group classes such as Yoga, Dance or Pilates, Multiflex is a versatile vinyl floor roll, perfect for such activities.
  • For changing rooms and reception areas, consider installing Homeflex, also vinyl, with a click system and highly resistant to humidity.

 

3 Good reasons to choose Geometrik solutions

 

Diversity of choice

Geometrik stands out by offering a wide range of solutions for sports flooring, commercial spaces and even playgrounds. We have multiple solutions to meet each area’s needs, without having to use different suppliers.

 

Premium quality materials

The quality of the raw materials used to manufacture sports flooring directly affects their resistance and durability. Quality comes first at Geometrik, because we know this is the only way to guarantee our customers’ safety.

 

Extensive market experience

Having operated in the sports flooring market since 2012, Geometrik has worked on several projects, covering not only sports, but also flooring for commercial spaces and leisure areas. We bring our know-how to support customers each step of the way, and always recommend the best solutions.

 

Don’t take any chances with the flooring for your gym or sports area! Come and learn about the wide range of flooring solutions Geometrik has to offer. Choose Geometrik's quality, diversity and experience.

 

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