Weight Room Floors in Theory and Practice

There is a boxing adage that goes: “everyone has a plan, until they get punched.” This saying illustrates what athletes and their coaches know well: a game plan isn’t proven until it works in a real game. Of course, that doesn’t mean planning is useless. Having a plan is essential, but until that plan meets a real world scenario, it’s just a theory.

When choosing a floor for weight rooms and fitness areas, make sure that floor works in theory and in practice. Rubber weight room floors are designed with these properties in mind:

Impact Resistance: The floor should absorb the impact of dropped free weights without damaging the floor or subfloor.

Slip Resistance: The floor should have enough surface friction to minimize the risk of falls during exercise.

Vibration Control: The floor should minimize vibrations from impact that interfere with others in the same general area.

Shock Absorption: The floor should have adequate force reduction for comfort and reduced strain on lower extremities.

You might find a rubber floor with all these important characteristics, but the final component is the most valuable. The floor must be time tested. Abacus Sports works with suppliers like Regupol, a global manufacturer for over 65 years, to provide popular weight room surfaces like Aktiv and POWERStock® rubber floors. That “real world” testing offers the assurance that your floor plan works on more than just paper. If you want a proven floor, consider using a Regupol, or POWERStock® from Abacus Sports.