Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make During Gym Mat Installation
Gym mats are relatively easy to install and most manufacturers will provide a set of instructions for you to follow. However, at Ezy Mats we’ve noticed some common mistakes made during the installation process and these mistakes can damage the mats and increase your installation expense. Here are some of the mistakes you need to avoid in order to ensure your installation is secure and the mat doesn’t budge from its place.
- Not letting the mats expand fully
The mats are compressed due to weight and pressure during the packing and shipping process. If you don’t allow the mat to rest in the room and expand fully, your installation won’t be secure and the mats will become uneven. After the gym mats are delivered to your location, remove them from the packing and let them sit in the room they’re supposed to be installed in for at least 24 hours. This will allow the mats to adjust to the humidity and temperature of the room and expand as much as they need to. You can then install the pieces on your floor without any problems.
- Not measuring the floor space correctly
Jigsaw mats are held in place because of the interlocking design and the pressure every piece places on the other. If you don’t and ensure the interlocking mechanism works and measure the floor space correctly, you won’t purchase enough mats to cover the entire floor space. It’s always a good idea to purchase a few extra mats to make sure you have enough to cover the entire floor. You can always call a professional to install the mats if you’re uncertain about the process or the purchase.
- Using glue to secure the mats
These mats are designed to be installed on the bare floor surface and will stay in place because of the interlocking mechanism. If you apply glue to the base of the mats, you’ll shrink them and make them stiff, which isn’t an ideal surface for the gym. The glue will permanently damage the mats and render it unusable so you’ll have to purchase new mats for your gym. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully during the installation process in order to avoid these problems.
- Not preparing the surface
Your floor surface should be clean and even before you install your mats. Dust, debris, and moisture can damage the mats quickly and force you to replace them earlier. That’s an added expense you don’t need. Before you install the mat, clean the floor and make sure it’s even. If the floor has some water damage problem or large cracks, get it repaired from a professional before you install gym mats on the surface That will help you avoid unnecessary expenses down the line.
You don’t need to look elsewhere for excellent quality gym mats. We at Ezy Mats have a large collection of them and you can get in touch with us at (02) 97187424 or contact us through this form if you want to know more.