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Old 09-05-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
Steven Z Gomez
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Flooring for a gym

I am looking for type of a flooring for a gym that I am opening in south FLA, I was looking for some recommendations for a local vendor where I can pass by and pick up material. Also, does anyone know what type of flooring would be good for a gym, that is thick and does not retain odor?
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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Re: Flooring for a gym

Look at Tractor Supply Stores for 4x6 rubber flooring; find one that you can pick up at, and not have to pay freight charges.
Also, if you plan to be dropping weight, get 3/4in thickness, versus thinner options.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Re: Flooring for a gym

+1 on Tractor Supply mats
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:30 AM   #4
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Look at Tractor Supply Stores for 4x6 rubber flooring; find one that you can pick up at, and not have to pay freight charges.
Also, if you plan to be dropping weight, get 3/4in thickness, versus thinner options.
Awesome thank you, do those capture smell?
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:44 AM   #5
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Re: Flooring for a gym

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Look at Tractor Supply Stores for 4x6 rubber flooring; find one that you can pick up at, and not have to pay freight charges.
Also, if you plan to be dropping weight, get 3/4in thickness, versus thinner options.
This is what I have in my garage. I've dropped weights for over 1.5 years in the exact same spot and it's like nothing ever happened.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:09 PM   #6
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Re: Flooring for a gym

Are stall mats the cheapest out there while still sticking with durability or is there an even cheaper alternative that anyone knows of?
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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Awesome thank you, do those capture smell?
Maybe just a slight smell of new rubber depending on the size of the space you put them in. I noticed it in our garage, but not in our affiliate.
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Maybe just a slight smell of new rubber depending on the size of the space you put them in. I noticed it in our garage, but not in our affiliate.
ok sounds good thank you!!
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Are stall mats the cheapest out there while still sticking with durability or is there an even cheaper alternative that anyone knows of?
I think so. These are the go to flooring options everyone seems to recommend.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #10
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Re: Flooring for a gym

What would a good secondary option be for areas that weights won't be being dropped on. I want to get 3/4" mats for the area under/around the rig (plus some extra) and was trying to think of a good (and yes, inexpensive) flooring option to put on the outskirts.

Turf, Rug, Wood flooring?

Something for a space where stretching and gymnastic stuff can go on.
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