CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > Community > Running a CrossFit Facility
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Running a CrossFit Facility Tips and guidance on how to open and operate a CrossFit gym.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-03-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
Evan Lindsay
Member Evan Lindsay is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chestermere  AB Canada
Posts: 3
1/2 or 3/4 inch flooring

I am opening a new facility, ordering some flooring right now. Does anyone have experience or opinion on 1/2 vs 3/4 inch stall mats?
Thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
Anthony DiSarro
Affiliate Anthony DiSarro is offline
 
Anthony DiSarro's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Naples  FL
Posts: 302
Re: 1/2 or 3/4 inch flooring

we used the 3/4 variety and are very happy. we put in 3/4 cabinet grade plywood inserts as lifting platforms and everything is seamless...so to speak
__________________
www.CrossFitRedline.com
"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life."
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 07:37 AM   #3
Randy Tarasevich
Affiliate Randy Tarasevich is offline
 
Randy Tarasevich's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Norwich  CT
Posts: 1,632
Re: 1/2 or 3/4 inch flooring

3/4". Do it once and do it right.
__________________
www.sectcrossfit.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 03:31 PM   #4
Michael Pilhofer
Affiliate Michael Pilhofer is offline
 
Michael Pilhofer's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Minneapolis  MN
Posts: 163
Re: 1/2 or 3/4 inch flooring

Yup, 3/4"...only way to go! But I will tell you in my experience, after moving 50 mats around my gym space like jig-saw puzzles...1/2" starts to look pretty darn good!!!
__________________
Michael Pilhofer
CrossFit MSP
/ Minneapolis, MN
www.CrossFitMSP.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 05:09 PM   #5
Evan Lindsay
Member Evan Lindsay is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chestermere  AB Canada
Posts: 3
Re: 1/2 or 3/4 inch flooring

thanks for the advice, i was figuring 3/4 would be the way to go. had thought about the 1/2, but you are right. do it once, do it right. thanks again, evan
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 10:30 PM   #6
Damon Stewart
Affiliate Damon Stewart is offline
 
Damon Stewart's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: S Ogden  UT
Posts: 997
Re: 1/2 or 3/4 inch flooring

3/4...it will also lengthen the life of your bumpers where they make contact with the bar.
__________________
http://WasatchCrossfit.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 12:01 PM   #7
Chris Robinson
Member Chris Robinson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Bern  NC
Posts: 361
Re: 1/2 or 3/4 inch flooring

3/4" mats are obviously better than 1/2" mats, but is 1/2" worthwhile at all for flooring? I have the opportunity to buy some used 1/2" thick stall mats and scrap pieces for very cheap (about .40 per sq. ft.). I currently have two 4x6x3/4" mats and will be getting two more used 3/4" pieces, but I'm trying to decide if getting the 1/2" mats is worth it or not. I know I'm going to get a few of the scrap pieces to use as toppers for my plyo boxes, but would the larger pieces be okay for flooring? Also, if I wanted to make the entire floor level, would putting a piece of 1/4" plywood beneath the 1/2" stall mats in order to make them level with the 3/4" stall mats be sufficient? Anyone see any problems with that?

Thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated.

*NOTE: These will be used in a garage gym, not an affiliate.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 08:02 PM   #8
Kevin Steel
Affiliate Kevin Steel is offline
 
Kevin Steel's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Spokane  Wa
Posts: 142
Re: 1/2 or 3/4 inch flooring

I only buy the 1/2 mats to cut up and attach to the surface of my plyo boxes. I will then use the extra to fill in places where my 3/4 mats don't reach, but are not really needed (just for looks). I don't care to level out from the 1/2 to the 3/4 in. where i place them, equipment is not being used on them, and people are not really walking on them. think underneath your stored or stationary equipment.
__________________
www.crossfit509.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 04:25 PM   #9
Chris Robinson
Member Chris Robinson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Bern  NC
Posts: 361
Re: 1/2 or 3/4 inch flooring

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin Steel View Post
I only buy the 1/2 mats to cut up and attach to the surface of my plyo boxes. I will then use the extra to fill in places where my 3/4 mats don't reach, but are not really needed (just for looks). I don't care to level out from the 1/2 to the 3/4 in. where i place them, equipment is not being used on them, and people are not really walking on them. think underneath your stored or stationary equipment.
If I had enough 1/2" and needed to use some of it as actual flooring where weights will dropped, people will walk (just myself and friends), etc. do you think it'd be okay? Particularly if I leveled it out with the 1/4" plywood underneath.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 12:23 PM   #10
Kevin Steel
Affiliate Kevin Steel is offline
 
Kevin Steel's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Spokane  Wa
Posts: 142
Re: 1/2 or 3/4 inch flooring

I wouldn't bother laying down the 1/4 plywood. there is not really that much of a lip that would pose as a tripping hazard, and the wood is not really going to absorb that much of the shock.
__________________
www.crossfit509.com
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
)ne inch standard bumper plates David S Keisler Equipment 5 10-25-2008 05:49 PM
inch dumbell canada/US???? Dave Henry Equipment 3 03-27-2008 08:58 PM
"20lbs increase = 1 inch" Frank Menendez Fitness 5 06-03-2006 07:39 AM
One inch to many Fiona Muxlow Injuries 5 10-25-2005 03:28 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.