Fitness wood flooring | Gym flooring

Safety, performance, ease of maintenance and durability – these are some of the most important considerations when it comes to flooring in gyms, fitness studios and health clubs.

Installing a fitness floor which is safe for its members to use, minimising risk of injury and maximising performance is a top priority for Health Club Managers, but it is also important to create the right style and atmosphere with a floor that looks the part. Health clubs aim to appeal to clients in certain ways by conveying a strong style and set of values which their prospective clients will relate to. As in any interior, the floor is a vital element of the design and can strongly influence the way that clients feel about the space and their enjoyment of it.

Design your fitness floors with colours

Junckers range of solid hardwood floors includes a full spectrum of stained colours from white shades, grey and natural wood tones, to jet black; almost anything is possible. But Junckers also offers natural Beech, Ash, Maple and Oak, for the traditionalists. This opens the door to unlimited design options such as warmer tones for the meditative mood of yoga or wellness spaces or more vibrant hues to offer the right amount of pizzazz for Zumba and other fast-moving activities. Junckers narrow two-strip floorboards create clean lines which are ideal for contemporary or minimalist concepts whilst wide planks can be used to create a raw and earthy, or naturally rustic appearance. There is also the option of patterned floors, such as herringbone or Hexparket, which can be used to create unique interest to the space.

But it is not only about style. A studio floor must be durable and long-lasting to cope with the heavy demands of a full programme of daily workout classes. Junckers fitness floors have a proven track record in fitness studios, used in fitness centres all over the world and even in military training establishments as they have a reputation for being able to withstand very heavy use.

Day to day maintenance is fast and simple using Junckers purpose made cleaning products. Longer term the gym floor can be cleaned and resealed to keep the wood protected.

Fitness wood flooring - the best choice for the environment

But one of the reasons that so many designers and clients choose a solid hardwood floor is its life span and low life cycle costs. A Junckers fitness floor can be refurbished between eight and ten times during its life by sanding and sealing it. Normally a well cared for hardwood floor will be sanded for the first time at around the same time a synthetic floor is worn out and needs to be replaced. Not only does solid hardwood flooring make financial sense, it also makes it one of the best environmental choices. Junckers hardwood is FSC® and PEFC™ certified, fully sustainable and carbon neutral, it is very easy to recycle at the end of its 60 year plus life span.

A good quality studio floor will need to comply with certain technical standards such as EN 14904 which ensures the gym floor is shock absorbing and has the right level of slip resistance. This not only makes the fitness floor safe to use, but allow users to perform at their best, whether they are doing a vigorous aerobics, Zumba or martial arts work, or calmly stretching into their yoga or Pilates class. Either way, the Health Club manager will know that they will be giving their members the safest, best possible experience.

Junckers Fitness wood flooring - Fast to install

Junckers solid hardwood floor systems are pre-finished, fast to install and cost effective. This all helps the installer to keep to his schedule and means that the owner will have minimal “down time” before the studio will be ready for business. A solid hardwood floor offers unbeatable life cycle costs and the initial cost will be less that a similar synthetic floor finish, with all the low carbon and environmental benefits that solid hardwood brings.

In addition to its extensive range of timber species, colours and looks, Junckers offers sports and activity floor systems to suit different types of use with a variety of subfloor types and thicknesses. Junckers SylvaSport and Sylvaket 22mm thick solid hardwood floorboards may be installed in one of several ways depending upon the type of subfloor and required height. For refurbishments, a low level floor such as the Clip System or UnoBat 45 battens is a good choice. For uneven subfloors a levelling system such as UnoBat 62+ will provide a fast installation time without the need to screed and level the base first.

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Complete system control

Junckers subflooring, sports flooring, game line paint, and urethane top coats are all developed, manufactured, quality controlled, and warrantied by Junckers.  

100% Solid Hardwood

Junckers produces only 100% solid hardwood, for a long life span and avoids the risk of veneer layers delaminating

Improved hardness

Junckers flooring is press-dried, which improves hardness and dimensional stability.

Pre-finished from factory

Junckers Floors are pre-finished at our factory, allowing for quicker, and cleaner installations.  

Exclusive Double Dove Tail

Industry exclusive Double Dove Tail construction improves stability and allows for ultra-precision milling.

In accordance with the European
standard EN 14904

The solutions fulfil the requirements of class A3 and A4.

Fitness and Group exercise cases

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