Whether you operate a crossfit gym or athletic club, rubber flooring has become the standard when trying to protect your floors. From kettlebells and loaded barbells to ellipticals and treadmills, it’s important to prevent damage to the floors below. While these rubber mats undergo a lot of wear and tear, it’s cost-effective to salvage your crossfit rubber mats rather than replace them all together.
What steps can you take to salvage your crossfit rubber mats?
Rubber floor sealant
Use rubber flooring and mat sealant in order to prolong the performance and lifespan of your gym flooring. Rubber flooring sealant is beneficial for any porous floor. Rubber flooring sealant prevents your rubber mats from becoming dull, dingy and difficult to clean. Using a rubber flooring sealant keeps your rubber mats and flooring in excellent condition by:
- Sealing porous surfaces to keep bacteria, fungus and viruses out
- Provides exceptional bonding, yet retains flexibility
- Long lasting and can be re-coated
- Makes mat and flooring easy to be cleaned and sanitized
- Water and chemical resistant
One of the major factors to consider when thinking about your porous rubber crossfit gym floors is that they are very absorptive. At crossfit gyms and other weight rooms across the country these floors absorb more than their fair share of sweat. It’s important to use a rubber flooring disinfectant that is EPA registered for human use facilities. A facility disinfectant should also specifically target potentially dangerous bacteria, viruses and fungus that can be transferred via sweat and other bodily fluids.
Along with sweat comes body odor, which makes a antibacterial disinfectant with a deodorizing component necessary for crossfit gym cleaners. Regular use of a facility rubber mat disinfectant can help salvage your current flooring and avoid the need to replace them as often.
Clean Break offers both a rubber flooring sealant and a facility disinfectant that meets all of the requirements above. Protecting your crossfit rubber mats from the very beginning and disinfecting them on a regular basis will help salvage them instead of having to replace them.