For the average person who is constantly busy running errands, going to work, taking care of their kids, and cleaning up their house, it is sometimes impossible to make it to the gym to relieve some stress and stay in shape. With the life that many live, we could all use some exercise and fitness to keep our energy levels high and our bodies in shape. However, getting out of the house immediately after you barely made it back can be a hard task when you finally want to put that old gym membership to good use. Bringing the gym to your house might be a good investment and rubber tile floors are arguably the best flooring for a home gym. With easy installation and affordability, Rubber-Cal’s Revolution tiles can turn your spare room into a “zumba” studio, weight room, or any workout area of your choice. Here is a quick guide to learning how to install rubber floor tiles.
To begin the process of installing the Revolution tiles as your new workout flooring for home, you will need to make sure that you have a few materials handy that will aid you in this installation. This includes:
- Tiles: Revolution rubber tiles are used here. These are 3ft-by-3ft tiles that are ideal for Crossfit or Cardio gyms.
- Ramps: Edging male and female finish off the tiles on the sides that the tiles are exposed (portions that do not end at walls!)
- Utility Knife: Just in case you need to trim a portion of the tiles.
- Tape measure: To get exact dimensions of your space.
- Gloves: To protect your fingers.
Once you have gathered all of your materials for this project you can proceed to following these five easy steps to create your new gym. Using rubber flooring for home gym surfacing has never been this easy to install. With the unique design of the Revolution tiles, you will have professional, seamless rubber tile floors in no time at all.
Step 1: Make sure you have a clean area where you would like to place your new Revolution rubber tiles. Pick up that broom and mop and make sure that the surface is clear of any dirt and debris.
Step 2: Begin by laying down your Revolution rubber tiles to the appropriate amount of surface area that you want to cover. The sides of each rubber tile have an interlocking mechanism which allows you to easily connect the pieces together. You will find that this process is rather simple and will take no time at all.
Step 3: Once you have carefully assembled the Revolution tiles, proceed to organize your ramps by size and type. Here is how you can easily tell your ramps apart:
- Male ramps: distinguished its row of nodule connectors
- Female ramps: distinguished by its smooth edges
- End ramps
- Center ramps
NOTE: Female and male ramps are the same as the end and center ramps. They only differ in type due to them having either nodule connectors, or a smooth edge.
Step 4: Lay ramps around the exterior of your assembled Revolution rubber tile floors starting at the right hand corner of the mat and continuing in a clockwise motion. At each new corner add an end ramp, followed by the necessary amount of center ramps needed to reach the next corner. Proceed to connect the female and male ramps to the edges of the other ramps.
Step 5: Lastly, fasten the ramps to the outside edges of the assembled Revolution tiles and your new workout flooring for home is now complete!
Now that you are well informed on how to install rubber floor tiles for your home gym, you can be on your way to enjoying this easy addition to your house. As you can see, the installation process for these rubber tile floors is a DIY project for anyone. It not only allows you the ability to set up your flooring easily, but also gives you great mobility if you choose to move your flooring to another location. The process is simple and can be set up anywhere around your home, and used for a variety of applications other than a home gym. This investment in Revolution tiles is certainly worth anyone’s consideration and will be a great addition to any home.