Does anybody have suggestions on good quality multi-purpose weight room flooring? I'm in the process of redesigning a facility, and wanted to hear what companies everyone has used and their review. There won't be any raised platforms, but there is a possibilty of inlaying 8 depending on costs, firm enough to put some force in the ground none the less. We're thinking about putting a custom decal down as well to give it a real professional look. Thanks for your help.
I interned at the NSCA. They have a MONDO floor with raised platforms. The flooring itself was nice. Did not become slick when wet, and stayed relatively clean M-F. Look at pictures of the USOC in COS or Michigan for ideas on how to inlay platforms as Mike Favre did it at the COSOTC and now at UofM. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the response. Mondo was one of the first sites I checked after posting the discussion. Do you know if he used them for turf as well?
I would recommend speaking to Eric Smith from Total Speed and Strength. Their website is called fatbars.com They just finished the USF basketball weight room and did a great job. He is very knowledgable and can give you the best flooring to suit your needs. Hope this helps
I have MONDO here in my weight room and I also like the limited seams and the ability to keep it clean. I have also like the ability to keep it from showing divets in it from the hitting of weights on it. I was told to watch out for it at first because the thickness of it is a little thinner than that of some other flooring companies but it has held up great for me and my athletes. I will warn you first off about getting a light colored floor though, we have grey throughout our weight room and it is very difficult to keep clean when it comes to rubber marring and other blemishes that tend to happen from dumbbells and bumper plates and such.
I have a new Facility and purchased some very inexpensive flooring from The Equipment Guys (Columbus, OH), that is 3/4 inch thick. We get a dead bounce with our Pendlay plates...cleans up easy with a dry mop every night. Once a week we wet mop. 6 months in already, no dents, no "wear" marks, no problems.....Basic maintenance.
Great value IMO. Especially for commercial, HS, small college facilities.....working with budgets. Saved $10-15K on my flooring. That was used for "higher end" equipment. The "Equipment Guys"......Glute Ham BTW...is the best I've been on.
And NO I don't work for them, or get any compensation. The Equipment Guys are a nice alternative for budget minded facilities. Hope this helps.
Infinity Maxx Flooring is by far the best you can find and all your platform work can be done right on it. Just order different colors to designate the area for platform work. They do custom logos, color schemes, the whole deal. Check out their website and see all the big schools already using them. Built a high school weight room last spring and we used this flooring, works great, looks great. Contact Bill Jacobs @ billjacobspowercompany.com and tell him you talked to me
I appreciate the reponses and reviews, thanks alot.
I have talked with reps from several companies and have their samples on my desk as we speak. First thing to realize is whether you go Mondo or Infinity or any other competing brand, it will probably run in the neighborhood of $10-12 a square foot. If that is too high, you may want to check out the cheaper alternatives. A very important aspect for me (as I am looking for a floor that lifts can be performed directly on) is the warranty. Both have a quality warranty and say the product is covered even if performing lifts directly on it. Both floors can do inlayed platforms and decals I believe. Here is wehre it gets different. Mondo comes in rolls and is glued down. Moisture cannot get underneath it, but repairing a problem area can be tricky (I am not sure how you feel about a patch job). They also use vulcanized rubber if that means anything to you. Mondo come in two foot, interlocking tiles. Easy to replace if damaged, but water and whatnot can get underneath it. Both products passed the key test. If you have any samples, take a key and try to scratch up the surface. that will give you an idea of what to expect when you start moving equipment around on it. You can probably find a rep that handles both products and he or she could give you some advice.