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Why good flooring in the fitness room is crucial!

A well-equipped fitness room starts with the right foundation - and this is where the flooring comes into play. Not only does it significantly shape the appearance of the room, it also plays a crucial role in the safety and comfort of users. Particularly in the context of fitness rooms, where dynamic movements, heavy weights and constant activity are the order of the day, the selection of a suitable floor covering proves to be a fundamental building block of a functional and appealing training area.


The X2.CRF-Q1 floor mat is the bestseller in the functional area (weight-lifting and functional).

Recommended thickness: from 20 mm

from 27,90€

incl. 19% VAT

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The X2.CRF-Q2 floor mat is the same as the X2.CRF-Q1, only with 10% or 20% color content.

Recommended thickness: from 20 mm

from €34.90

incl. 19% VAT

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The X2.CRF-Q9 comes with innovative honeycomb technology for optimised sound and shock absorption. Outdoor bestseller!

Recommended thickness: 40 mm

from 49,90€

incl. 19% VAT

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The X2.CRF-Q3 floor protector has a very fine surface and an innovative connection system.

Recommended thickness: 20 mm

from €59.90

incl. 19% VAT

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Optimise the strength and type of your floor protection system to suit the requirements of your property and your intended use.

Floor Protection Mats - Strengths - Heavy-Weight


The X2.CRF-Q floor mat was designed and manufactured for use in the fitness sector to meet the highest standards. Produced in the European Union, this floor mat is characterized by a sophisticated manufacturing process and offers extraordinary robustness with a density of 1,000 to 1,100 kg/m³. The use of high-quality materials such as SBR rubber and PU adhesive gives the mat exceptional durability and longevity, even under extreme conditions.

Granule sizes of 0.8 to 2.0 mm specially selected for the production process and the high proportion of PU adhesive used in production ensure that the surface of the fitness floor is protected against heavy abrasion.

Maximum safety during training

Thanks to the outstanding quality of the materials used, the exceptionally high density and careful manufacturing, the Heavy-Weight floor protection mat creates optimum conditions to protect both the floor and the equipment during training.

This floor mat is characterized by outstanding shock absorption, excellent slip resistance and improved sound and vibration insulation. The X2.CRF-Q9 - Weight-Lifting floor protection mat in particular, which is equipped with an innovative honeycomb system from a thickness of 30 mm, brings these advantages to bear.

This makes the X2.CRF-Q floor protector ideal for areas where heavy weights are used or high-intensity workouts such as weightlifting or functional fitness training are carried out.

Note: It is important to note that the floor in areas of a gym where weights may be dropped should always be industrial or heavy-duty concrete to maximize the life of the floor of the property.

Indoor and outdoor

The floor mats are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. For outdoor use in particular, we recommend floor coverings with a thickness of at least 30 mm, which can also be fitted with a drainage system to effectively drain rainwater if desired. For optimum results, the outdoor area should be laid with a slight gradient of 1-2%, supplemented by water drains at the lower end to ensure water drainage.

Let us advise you

Our experts will be happy to help you select the right floor mats for your fitness room. The decision for the right sports floor is not only determined by the location and intended use, but also by numerous other aspects.

How do I choose the right fitness floor for my fitness room?

The choice of flooring in the fitness room should not be taken lightly. It's not just about aesthetics, but also about how the flooring meets safety requirements, supports the longevity of the equipment and creates a pleasant training environment. Among the various materials available, one type stands out in particular: floor mats made of high-quality rubber granules. These provide an excellent foundation for gyms of all shapes and sizes and are specifically designed to meet the unique challenges of a fitness environment.

Floor coverings made of styrene-butadiene rubber are characterized by their robustness, slip resistance and shock-absorbing properties. They are able to minimize the impact forces caused by dropping weights or performing dynamic movements, significantly reducing the risk of injury to users. They also provide effective cushioning, which not only increases comfort during training, but also protects the floor underneath from damage.

In addition, gym floor mats are a practical and aesthetically pleasing choice for fitness rooms due to their versatile installation options and designs. They are available in different formats, thicknesses and surface textures, allowing flexibility in the design of the training area and offering a suitable solution for every fitness environment.

With all these benefits in mind, it's clear that flooring is a key component to the functionality and safety of a gym. With the right choice, such as rubber flooring, operators and users alike can benefit from flooring that not only meets aesthetic requirements, but also provides a durable and safe training environment.

Overview of floor coverings in the fitness room

When designing a fitness room, choosing the right flooring is crucial, not only for the aesthetics and atmosphere of the room, but also for the safety, performance and comfort of the users. In this context, there are various flooring options available, each with their own benefits and areas of application.

Different types of floor coverings for fitness rooms:

  • Rubber mats: Floor mats, particularly those made from SBR (styrene butadiene rubber), are a popular choice due to their durability, shock absorption and slip resistance. They are ideal for areas where weights are lifted and for cardio and strength training areas.
  • Foam mats: Foam mats offer good shock absorption and are particularly suitable for yoga and Pilates areas. They are softer than rubber mats and provide a comfortable surface for floor exercises.
  • PVC flooring: PVC flooring is easy to clean and maintain, making it a practical option for gyms. However, they are less shock-absorbent than rubber mats and are therefore more suitable for areas where heavy weights are not used.
  • Artificial turf: Artificial turf is increasingly used in functional training areas and for sled push exercises. It offers a unique aesthetic and is resistant to high loads.

Rubber flooring as the preferred choice:

Among the various flooring options, SBR rubber granules stand out, especially for applications that require high shock absorption and durability. Floor mats offer an optimal combination of safety, functionality and aesthetics, making them the first choice for many fitness room projects.

Your benefits include:

  • Excellent shock absorption: they minimize the risk of injury and the noise level caused by falling weights or intensive exercises.
  • Slip resistance: They provide a secure footing during training, which further increases safety.
  • Durability: SBR floor mats are highly resistant to wear, tearing and indentation, making them a cost-effective long-term solution.
  • Versatility: Available in various thicknesses, formats and surface textures, SBR rubber mats can be customized to meet the specific requirements of the fitness room.

Choosing the right flooring is a crucial step when planning a fitness room. SBR rubber mats offer a range of benefits as gym flooring that make them ideal for a variety of fitness applications. They create a safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing training environment that benefits both operators and users in the long term.

Properties of SBR floor mats

SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) rubber mats have established themselves as one of the most reliable and versatile flooring solutions for fitness rooms. Their popularity is based on a combination of durability, safety features and the ability to support a wide range of training environments. The key features of SBR floor mats are explained in detail below.

Material description and advantages:

SBR rubber is a synthetic rubber made from styrene and butadiene in a specific ratio. This composition gives SBR rubber mats a unique combination of properties that make them ideal for use in fitness rooms:

  • Robustness: SBR floor mats are extremely resistant to physical stress. They can withstand the repeated impact of weights without tearing or becoming permanently deformed.
  • Slip resistance: The surface structure of SBR floor mats provides excellent grip, even during sweaty workouts. This minimizes the risk of slipping and promotes a safe training environment.
  • Shock absorption: One of the outstanding features of these rubber mats is their ability to absorb shocks and vibrations. This not only protects the floor underneath, but also the joints of the exerciser, resulting in reduced fatigue and a lower risk of injury.

Durability and resistance

The durability of rubber fitness floors makes them a cost-effective solution for fitness rooms. Their longevity means that they need to be replaced less often, which saves costs in the long term. They are also impervious to moisture and sweat, which simplifies maintenance and cleaning.

Advantages for safety and comfort

The safety and comfort benefits of rubber flooring should not be underestimated. The shock absorption and slip resistance contribute significantly to a safe training environment where users can focus on their workout without worrying about injury. In addition, the firm surface of the floor mats provides a comfortable surface that is easy on the joints and at the same time enables effective power transmission during training.

In summary, rubber mats offer an ideal combination of durability, safety and comfort. These characteristics make them an excellent choice for any type of fitness space, from home gyms to commercial fitness studios. By choosing rubber mats as flooring, operators and users alike benefit from a long-term, low-maintenance and safe training environment.

Flooring with REACH certification - the first choice!

Another important aspect when selecting floor coverings, especially SBR floor mats, for fitness rooms is the consideration of the REACH certificate. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, an EU regulation that was developed to protect human health and the environment from the risks that can arise from chemicals.

A REACH certificate certifies that a product meets all the requirements of this regulation and therefore does not contain any harmful substances in quantities that could be hazardous to humans or the environment.

For operators of fitness rooms, it is crucial to look for the REACH certificate when selecting their flooring. This certificate not only guarantees that the flooring is safe to use, but also underlines the operator's commitment to environmental protection and health safety. With REACH-certified rubber mats, users can be reassured that they are exercising in an environment that is free from harmful chemicals. This contributes to good air quality in the gym and minimizes potential risks for allergies or chemical sensitivities.

In addition, the selection of REACH-certified materials signals a strong awareness of sustainability and responsibility towards customers. It shows that the operator not only attaches importance to the physical safety and comfort of users, but also takes their long-term well-being and the protection of the environment seriously.

At a time when consumers are placing increasing emphasis on ecological and health aspects, this can be a decisive factor when choosing a fitness studio.

Floor covering formats and designs - puzzle or tile?

When choosing the right flooring for fitness rooms, it is not only the materials and their properties that are important, but also the formats and designs in which they are available. Rubber floor mats offer a variety of options here, making it possible to tailor the flooring precisely to the needs and appearance of the respective fitness room.

Puzzle formats vs. tile formats

  • Puzzle: These floor protection mats have interlocking edges that fit together like a puzzle. They are ideal for areas where flexible sizing is required, as they can be easily cut and adapted to irregular room shapes. Puzzle formats offer quick and easy installation without the need for special tools or adhesives. The joining of the pieces provides a virtually seamless appearance and prevents the mats from slipping during use.
  • Tiles: Rubber mats in tile form are produced in fixed dimensions, usually 100 x 100 cm, and offer a uniform and professional look. They are particularly suitable for larger areas where a uniform floor design is desired. Laying tile formats can require more planning and preparation, especially when precise cutting is required for a perfect fit.

Popular dimensions: 100 x 100 cm

The standard dimensions of 100 x 100 cm for rubber tiles offer an optimal size for most fitness areas. This dimensioning enables efficient room coverage while minimizing the number of joints, which not only improves aesthetics but also simplifies cleaning and maintenance. When planning, however, always bear in mind the tolerance specifications, as this is a rubber product.

Design options and aesthetic considerations

In addition to the functional component, rubber flooring also offers various design options that make it possible to adapt the flooring to the visual concept of the fitness room. Available in different colors and with different surface textures, they can help to create an inviting and motivating training area.

Whether plain black for a classic and professional look or colors and patterns that radiate energy and dynamism - there are suitable options for every style and every concept. Take a look at our brown floor protection mats with a cork look, for example.

The choice of flooring format and design plays a key role in creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing gym. By carefully considering these aspects, operators can create flooring that not only meets safety and practical requirements, but also has a positive impact on the overall gym experience.


CrossFloor® specializes in high-quality flooring solutions for sports and fitness facilities. With years of experience, we offer optimized flooring systems for functional, weight-lifting, cardio and free weight areas, among others.

In the CrossFloor external warehouse, more than 20,000 m² of floor coverings are continuously available for immediate dispatch. This means we can guarantee fast delivery times, even for urgent projects. The maximum delivery time for floor protection mats not in stock is 2-3 weeks.

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