Anti-Trauma Flooring: Safety and Sustainability for Play and Sports

Introduction to Anti-Shock Flooring

Shock-resistant flooring has become an essential element in settings such as playgrounds, fitness areas, and wellness spaces. This flooring not only offers safety and security, but also environmental sustainability thanks to the use, in significant percentages, of materials such as recycled rubber from end-of-life tires.
The plates, or tiles, that generally make up this type of flooring are in fact made using rubber granule mixed with resins and other binders. Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

Advantages of Anti-Shock Flooring

Choosing to use anti-trauma flooring leads to numerous advantages in terms of both safety and sustainability. It is designed to minimize the risk of injury during physical activity due to its shock-absorbing capabilities and provide a safe and comfortable surface for the performance of many activities, both recreational and sports, but it is also an ethical choice geared toward a sustainable and “green” vision.

Safety and Security

The main characteristic of anti-trauma flooring is its ability to absorb impacts, reducing the risk of injury during physical activity or play. An aspect of primary importance both in the case of repeated concussive activities (sports) and accidental falls (playgrounds).
The grip offered by recycled rubber non-trauma flooring is also a plus that should not be underestimated. In fact, it is possible to choose to have a smoother or less smooth surface by selecting the size of the granule used to make the plate. Examples of this are the ECO-GYM and ECO-GYM TOP lines; the former is made with medium granule and has a rougher surface while the latter, made with fine-grain 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 granule obtained from tires at the end of their life and is therefore a practice with a reduced environmental impact with a strong “green” vocation since recycled rubber is an environmentally friendly and durable material that makes it possible to reduce the extraction of natural resources and promote the circular economy.

Applications of Anti-Trauma Flooring

Versatility is the watchword. Versatility is the watchword. In fact, shock-resistant 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.
Let’s look specifically at the characteristics of the different uses:

Playgrounds

In playgrounds, non-trauma flooring creates a safe and welcoming environment for children to play. It reduces the risk of injury in the event of a fall and provides a soft, comfortable surface on which to run and have fun. The shock-resistant flooring used in this context must meet specific regulations to ensure that the thickness of the flooring is consistent with the type of play installed in the park; in fact, it is important to calculate the height from which a child could fall.

Fitness and Wellness Areas

In fitness and wellness spaces, shock-absorbing flooring provides ideal support for physical activity and training. Its impact-absorbing capacity protects joints during exercises, but it also absorbs the impact of barbells resting on the floor. Both outdoors and indoors, there are many sports disciplines that enjoy the benefits of recycled rubber shock-absorbing flooring to maximize the level of performance and enjoyment.

Alternatives and conclusions

We are used to seeing anti-trauma flooring laid in the form of square or at most rectangular tiles. Although it is the most popular and widely used version in reality it is possible to choose alternative solutions to achieve a different aesthetic appearance.
Let’s take as an example the possibility of using a unique hexagonal shaped plate such as ECO-GYM TOP ESA that allows you to cover 1.15 square meters with a single plate obtaining a honeycomb laying pattern with great aesthetic impact.
But it is also possible to choose flooring in rolls such as ECO-GYM ROLL that with the standard height of 1.5 meters and lengths, depending on thickness, between 8 and 10 linear meters reduces the number of joints and speeds up laying. It can also be a perfect solution for temporary applications.

In conclusion, we can say that recycled rubber anti-trauma flooring is an ideal solution to ensure safety, comfort and sustainability in a wide variety of applications. The possibility to configure the characteristics of the pavement by changing its shape, thickness, height and grain size, the strong sustainability-oriented vocation make this solution the most trodden pavement at any age in moments of relaxation, sports and fun.

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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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