Anti-trauma Flooring: Safety and Sustainability for Games and Sports

Introduction to anti-trauma flooring

Anti-trauma flooring has become an essential element in contexts such as playgrounds, fitness areas and wellness spaces. This flooring not only offers safety and protection, but also environmental sustainability thanks to the use in high percentage of materials such as recycled rubber from end-of-life tyres.
The tiles that generally compose this type of flooring are in fact made using rubber granules mixed with resins and other binders.

Advantages of anti-trauma flooring

Choosing to use anti-trauma flooring brings several advantages both in terms of safety and sustainability. This flooring is designed to minimize the risk of injury during physical activity, as it is able to absorb the impacts and to offer a safe and comfortable surface to use for many recreational and sporting activities. However, it also constitutes an ethical choice oriented towards a sustainable and “green” concept.

Safety and Security

The main characteristic of anti-trauma flooring is its ability to absorb impacts, reducing the risk of injuries during physical activities or while playing. An aspect of primary importance either in case of repeated concussive activities (sports) or in case of accidental falls (playgrounds).
The grip offered by the anti-trauma flooring in recycled rubber is also a plus that should not be underestimated. It is in fact possible to choose to have a smoother or less smoother surface by selecting the size of the granule used to make the tile. An example of this are the ECO-GYM and ECO-GYM TOP lines; the first is made with medium granules and has a rougher surface, while the second, made with fine-grained powder, is characterized by a very smooth surface, easy to clean and aesthetically appealing.

Environmental Sustainability

The use of recycled rubber in anti-trauma flooring contributes to the process of reusing the granules obtained from tyres at the end of their life and is therefore a practice with a reduced environmental impact with a strong “green” vocation, as recycled rubber is an ecological and durable material that allows to reduce the extraction of natural resources and to promote the circular economy.

Applications of Anti-Trauma Flooring

The key word is versatility. In fact, anti-trauma flooring is suitable for a wide range of applications, including playgrounds, gyms, outdoor fitness areas and wellness spaces. These environments benefit from the combination of safety, comfort and sustainability offered by this type of product which can be made in multiple thicknesses, shapes and sizes.
We now analyse in detail the characteristics of these different uses:

Playgrounds

In playgrounds, anti-trauma flooring creates a safe and welcoming environment for playing children. It reduces the risk of injury in case of falls and offers a soft and comfortable surface where to run and have fun. The anti-trauma flooring used in this context must comply with specific regulations to ensure that the thickness of the flooring is consistent with the type of games installed in the park. It is in fact important to calculate the height from which a child could fall.

Fitness and Wellness Areas

In spaces dedicated to fitness and wellness, anti-trauma flooring provides ideal support for physical activity and training. Its ability to absorb impacts protects your joints during exercises, but it also absorbs the shock of barbells placed on the floor. There are many sports disciplines both indoor and outdoor that enjoy the advantages offered by anti-trauma flooring in recycled rubber to maximize the level of performance and fun.

Alternatives and conclusions

We are used to seeing anti-trauma flooring laid in the form of square tiles or at most rectangular ones. Although this is the most widespread and used version, it is actually possible to choose alternative solutions to obtain a different aesthetic appearance.
Let’s take for example the possibility of using a unique hexagonal shaped tile such as ECO-GYM TOP ESA, which allows you to cover 1.15 square meters with a single tile, obtaining a honeycomb installation design with a great visual impact.
But it is also possible to choose a flooring in rolls such as ECO-GYM ROLL which, with the standard height of 1.25 meters and lengths between 6 and 10 linear metres depending on the thickness, reduces the number of joints and speeds up installation. It can also be a perfect solution for temporary applications.

To conclude we can say that anti-trauma flooring in recycled rubber represents an ideal solution to guarantee safety, comfort and sustainability in a wide variety of applications. The possibility of configuring the characteristics of the flooring by modifying shape, thickness, height and grain size and the strong orientation towards the sustainability make this solution the most walked on flooring at all ages in moments of relaxation, sport and entertainment.

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    ECO-GYM ESA

    Tiles for gym flooring

    A new exagonal format for tiles in medium rubber grain.

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    ECO-GYM ROLL

    Gym flooring in rolls

    High-density ultrafine flooring, with a velvety and non-slip surface for gyms and fitness centres.

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    ECO-GYM TOP

    Tiles for gym flooring

    Flooring with superior characteristics compared to any other: ultrafine rubber granule, with a velvety surface, pleasant to the touch, nonslip and very easy to clean.

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    ECO-SOFT

    Anti-trauma recycled rubber flooring for playgrounds EN 1177 CERTIFIED

    The entire ECO-SOFT product line is EN 1177 certified to guarantee the necessary safety for any type of playing equipment installed.

     

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