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Rubber Flooring: Tiles Vs. Rolls

Rubber Flooring: Tiles Vs. Rolls

How do you decide between tiles and rolls for your flooring? Getting down to the details to help you make the best choice in the ever popular debate on rubber flooring — tiles vs. rolls.

Okay, so you’re ready to build your dream gym. Maybe it’s in an effort to meet your goal of getting fit, or maybe you’re an avid exerciser looking for a way to bring fitness into your home, or perhaps you are replacing/updating the floors in your commercial gym. Whatever boat you’re in, you’re going to need to make the decision: do you purchase tiles or rolls?

Rubber Tiles

Rubber Flooring: Tiles vs. Rolls. Looking for gym flooring, but don't know where to start? This is a great guide to get the gym flooring that's best for you. Rubber Flooring: Tiles vs. Rolls. Looking for gym flooring, but don't know where to start? This is a great guide to get the gym flooring that's best for you.

Rubber tiles are known for their ease and simplicity. Clicking in together like puzzle pieces, they are truly one of the easiest flooring options on the market. It is a job anyone, and I mean anyone can do, and the tiles look great! You can also add some flair and design with different colors if that’s your jam, or keep it simple. Rubber tiles are super popular for the home gym largely due to their approachability. They’re like the twist top wine of floors, if you will.

Pros

  • Easy installation
  • Easy to cut to fit the shape of your room
  • No glue or tape necessary!
  • Easy to store

Cons

  • Typically more expensive than mats
  • Installation, while simple, can be time consuming in large spaces

Rubber Rolls

Rubber Flooring: Tiles vs. Rolls. Looking for gym flooring, but don't know where to start? This is a great guide to get the gym flooring that's best for you. Rubber Flooring: Tiles vs. Rolls. Looking for gym flooring, but don't know where to start? This is a great guide to get the gym flooring that's best for you.

Rubber rolls are awesome for covering a large space. I mean, think about it — can you imagine interlocking each individual tile together over the space of a huge commercial gym? It can totally be done, but that’s not exactly a party I’d want to go to. While rubber tiles are often considered to be the easier option, I would actually say that for a large space, rubber rolls offer the easier install.

Pros

  • Great for large spaces
  • Cost efficient
  • Custom cut rolls allow you to purchase just the amount you need
  • Requires less cutting than tiles, especially custom cut rolls

Cons

  • Very heavy — may need additional help installing
  • Installation is a larger process than with tiles

The real deal

If you want something easy for a small space, you should choose tiles. If you’re looking for something more permanent to cover a large space, you should choose rolls. Simple as that.

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Rubber Flooring: Tiles vs. Rolls. Looking for gym flooring, but don't know where to start? This is a great guide to get the gym flooring that's best for you.

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