Gym Flooring

Gym flooring

gymnasium flooring

In this section, you will find all the necessary information you need for your gym floor or indoor sports court project whether you are planning to build or resurface a gym floor for your high school or an indoor basketball court your sports complex. We will help you quantify the costs of sports flooring projects which is why our articles focus especially on the costs and funding of gymnasium flooring projects. Additionally, we talk bout how to build and resurface indoor sports floors, what the best material option is for the main users of your sports facility (schools, colleges, sports clubs, etc.).

You can also use our gym flooring cost calculator to get an instant cost estimate for your project.

Gym flooring options and selection criteria

When looking at gymnasium flooring options, clubs, municipalities and sports complex operators are not lacking for choices. A wide range of manufacturers provide an even wider selection of products  to meet the requirements of different sports. 


The majority of popular indoor sports floors can be installed without hesitation for most athletic purposes in gymnasiums, sports centers and multi-purpose facilities. Other criteria for selecting the floor include suitability for installing a floor heating under the system, or visitor experience features such as sound insulation.


We have written an article about gym flooring options that lists the various different indoor sports flooring alternatives and their suitability for different sports.

Gym flooring requirements based on the use concept

Some gyms are used for only one purpose or sport, whereas, others are used for multiple purposes. This creates complexity in the planning phase of your flooring project because it is difficult to decide which floor is most suitable. The decision should be based on the use concept of the gymnasium and the profile of the main users of the facility.


It is important to take into consideration the competition level at the sports facility because the higher the level pf play the higher the requirements for the gym flooring tend to be. 


Read more about the uce concept considerations in our separate article.

Financing tips for gym flooring

Not every club or school can finance the replacement of a gym floor or the construction of a new sports complex on its own. As part of the financial planning, then, investigate whether subsidies or grants are possible. Municipal, state and federal level grants and tax credits are all common options.


The construction of an additional sports area or renovating an existing site should motivate club members or students and parents to get involved. Together, they can raise money through a fundraising campaign. Companies and individuals can be considered as potential donors, as can former players and students.


Check out our sports facility grants database for funding opportunities and read more about fundraising for sports facility projects.

How to choose a gym flooring manufacturer?

When planning a new gymnasium floor, the costs play a decisive role. However, the lowest possible initial cost should not be the main factor when deciding to buy a gymnasium floor. A high-quality gymnasium floor can serve its purpose for several decades if well maintained. In addition to the use of high-quality materials, it is essential that the floor is installed in accordance with the relevant standards and by specialists.


When awarding a contract, therefore, it is not directly the cheapest offer that should win the contract; the client should also take a closer look at the references of the individual sports floor manufacturers. Make use of the possibilities for sports facility subsidies. Contact the relevant state sports association to find out which subsidy programs are currently running and which funds can be applied for.


The gymnasium flooring cost calculator can be used to calculate the costs for the gymnasium floor construction, including substructure, sports flooring, installation and disposal.

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Get a cost estimate for budgeting at an early stage

We have created a simple and quick to use gym flooring cost calculator designed for schools, universities, sports clubs, municipalities and other project starters who want to get a customized cost estimate for their construction project.

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