Any room where you’re going to be putting your body through its paces needs to be resilient, hard wearing and easy to clean, so what are the workout room options at Complete Carpet Co’s Melbourne carpet and flooring stores?
While carpeting offers cushioning and comfort underfoot, the difficulty in cleaning it and the chances of damaging the pile with gym equipment make it an unlikely contender for gym flooring. Tiles are unforgiving and cold, with little protection for the joints during high-impact workouts. With those two options eliminated, the best options for home gym flooring are timber, vinyl, laminate or bamboo floors.
Working Out With Wood
A timber floating floor can be quick to install, looks great and is easy to maintain. CCC offers a great choice of timber floors and engineered wood planks from some of Australia’s best-known flooring brands.
Wooden floors are timeless and classic, meaning they offer a flexible flooring solution for just about any room. If your workout space also has to function as an occasional guest room or might be used for another purpose in future, installing a timber floating floor leaves your options open while still providing a high-quality and easy-to-clean floor surface for your gym.
Bright And Beautiful Bamboo
Bamboo is a modern and practical alternative to solid wood flooring and, thanks to the production process used in creating bamboo flooring planks; these floors can be even stronger and more durable than traditional hardwood surfaces.
The latest Bamboo floors come in a range of finishes that withstand the stresses and strains of everyday life well. One of the most sustainable and renewable natural resources, bamboo resists warping and cracking and can be used in humid environments. As with a timber floor, it offers a finish that works as well in a bedroom or home office as it does a home gym.
Laminate And Vinyl
For a floor that is as affordable as it is practical, the latest laminate and vinyl floating floors offer the look and feel of traditional wooden floors at a lower price point. In recent years, digital printing techniques and lamination processes have seen laminate floating floors improve in both appearance and durability, and these floors can often be installed in damper areas like basements.
All floating floors can be installed over cushioned underlays, so you can make a surface that is flexible and cushioned as well as sturdy and hygienic. The way floating floors are designed—almost like jigsaw puzzles—means they have room to expand over time without cracking and buckling. If a heavy piece of gym equipment does scratch or chip the surface, it is simple to remove a single damaged plank or vinyl tile and replace it with a new one.
At CCC, we negotiate bulk discounts direct from the manufacturer and pass the savings on to you. Contact our team today or visit our Bayswater or Blackburn store to see the fantastic range of options for yur gym.