Rialto Capitol Condominium Association, Jersey City
Don’t discount the importance of the flooring in your fitness rooms. Flooring not only performs a functional use but is an integral part of the facility’s overall aesthetic.
Today, there are enough rubber and vinyl color and pattern choices to match any room design. And they are an excellent value for cardio and multi-purpose areas, while rubber flooring is still the workhorse for free-weight and strength training rooms. When a new or prospective resident walks in, the right floor makes a statement, and enhances the overall WOW factor of the club.
FirstServivce Residential Executive, Andrew Batshaw, introduced Heartline’s Matt Silver to the property, asking him to show them “a little Heartline love.” Right off the bat, new flooring was on the wish list.
Matt talked with the then-Property Manager about new flooring for their Fitness Room and Play Room. He explained that when choosing fitness center floors, most of Heartline’s customers continue to gravitate to durability and value. Both products are easy to maintain. Rolled rubber flooring products are typically less expensive and more durable than either carpet, tile or vinyl products. While these other options have appeal, carpet is the least viable option as it tends to stain, snag and promote bacteria development.
They decided on Everlast 8mm Basic Rubber Flooring for both spaces. Durable; value-priced. Matt carefully measured both spaces and took photos for the install team. Then they looked at color and pattern samples and it was “Rippin’ Red” for the fitness room and a more sedate “Grippin’ Grey” for the play room. After some back and forth, talked with Rialto Capitol’s John Masso sealed the deal and install was scheduled.
In the future, don’t forget to plan and budget your flooring requirements early in the planning process. And keep in mind, there is a different type of flooring designed for different type of uses – for equipment to sit on, for free weights, for functional training spaces, for yoga and aerobic exercising and more. There are even portable floor tiles to give you even more options. Ask your Heartline Fitness contact about what’s right for you new project.