Garage Flooring – How to Pick the Right Floor for the Job
Garage Flooring is often confused with rubber flooring that is used in weight rooms, gyms, and fitness centers. It is important to understand the composition and differences so that you can make a proper choice for your application.
Garage Flooring Characteristics:
- Made of Poly Vinyl (not rubber)
- Oil, grease and messes clean up easily
- Garage flooring is thin. 1/8″ or so. Garage Flooring is not impact resistant for weights/gym equipment.
- Garage flooring comes in rolls that are 7.5′ – 10′ wide
- Garage flooring is not porous and will not absorb oil, water, sweat, blood, grease, etc.
Rubber Flooring Characteristics:
- Recycled Rubber Flooring materials are mostly black with color speckles (high color percentages are expensive and less common)
- Weight Room Flooring is made of – Rubber Flooring!
- Rubber flooring can be hard to clean dirt, dust, grease, oil, etc.
- Rubber flooring is resilient to impact and made for fitness areas with dumbbells, etc.
- There are many styles of varieties of rubber flooring, most affordable rubber floors are made of recycled materials.
- Rubber flooring is generally NOT a good choice for oily and greasy areas like mechanics shops, kitchens, and automotive areas unless there aren’t significant messes to clean up.
- Recycled rubber flooring is semi-porous on the surface.
- Rubber flooring comes in 4′ wide rolls or rubber tiles.
Recommended Garage Flooring Applications:
- Garage for vehicles and automotive work
- Car haulers/Trailers
- Motorcycle Trailers
- Excessively dirty/greasy areas
- Grease pits
Recommended Rubber Flooring Applications:
- Weight Rooms
- Home Gyms
- Workout Areas in Garages
- High Impact Areas
- Fitness Centers
- Cross Fit Gyms
- Under workout machines