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Rubber Gym Mats are a really good way to protect your floor and your gym equipment for home gym areas as well as in professional fitness and sports facilities. Rubber gym mats are highly durable and will last for years under normal use. These gym mats made of rubber are a great choice for weight lifting floors and workout spaces where free weights are used.Rubber Gym Mats are design for continuous, high-impact action. These rubber mats are available in a variety of formats depending on the particular use, layout and permanence of the space. Rubber fitness matting is more resilient than typical rubber matting to be able to stand up to years of constant abuse from weights, aerobic exercise and heavy-duty equipment.And of course, Nice Backyard offers a wide selection of rubber gym matting options in many styles including rolls and tiles. Different thickness options provide varying amounts of gym flooring protection.
So here are How Rubber Mats made:
Building rubber mats is beneficial for the environment due to the number of used tires that are recycled during the process. There are factories which recycled up to tires each day.

  • Large piles of used tires are delivered to a washing station into the factory to knock excess dirt and grime from the tires. Large grinding wheels chop the tires into small bits of rubber, metal, nylon, and fiberglass.
  • As the rubber chunks flow along a conveyor, the metal is separated and delivered to a separate warehouse to be recycled
  • Next, other materials such as nylon and fiberglass are sifted from the rubber chunks to be disposed of. The large rubber chunks are then dumped into piles.
  • A loader then scoops up large chunks of rubber and drops the load into another shredder. This machine grinds the rubber chunks to even smaller rubber pieces, almost to a powder. The rubber powder is spread onto rubber mat molds
  • Then, the mat press cooks the mat at a very high pressure to allow the rubber to bond. Water is then poured on the mat for several minutes to cool mats.
  • The rubber mats are then sent on their way down the line to dry and be cut into the correct dimensions for warehouse use.


Whether you need a floor mat that’s highly moisture-absorbent, one that aggressively scrapes soil from footwear, or even one that reduces fatigue levels for those who stand on it, Nice Backyard is your one-stop shop for all your floor mat needs. Contact now to see their varieties of Rubber Mats ?


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If you have decided to use Rubber Mats for your Home Gyms, Commercial Gyms and Kids Play Area that is affordable, soft to the touch and comfortable to step on you can call NICE BACKYARD at (03) 9402 6483 to place an order, you can also check our website which is to check our other types and sizes of Rubber Mats. You may visit our warehouse too which is located at 4/8 Somerton Park Dr, Campbellfield VIC 3061 if you want to pick up your product. Its very easy to do as our employees are always ready to help you look what you are looking for if you have some difficulties choosing the right product and as NICE BACKYARD supply and install Rubber Mats for all the customers, we can also deliver in Australia wide and regarding for the freight charges we can check it by giving the number of mats and the postcode from the customer and its cheaper to deliver to a Business Address during business hours or we can also deliver to local Freight Company Depots.
Here are some tips also that you may need to know if you haven’t made up your mind to order Rubber Mats:
How much does Rubber Mat Flooring Cost?

  • One of the advantages of rubber flooring is that it is reasonably priced, and its longevity makes it a relatively inexpensive choice, compared to stone flooring or solid wood. On the downside, it is not generally available on the high street or DIY store. You can find it from online suppliers and specialist shops such as NICE BACKYARD that are usually happy to supply samples.

What is Rubber Mat Flooring made from?

  • Most rubber flooring is made from synthetic-butadiene rubber (SBR), which is a by-product of crude oil. Natural flooring made from latex is also available along with a few small supplies of recycled rubber. If you are looking for a sustainable material, you can always check with your supplier.

Where to lay Rubber Mat Flooring?

  • Usually it is use for gyms, garages, sheds and workshops but it can be lay down too in wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms since is easy to clean and hygienic. Its popular for lived areas as well especially in contemporary homes. But if you are going to use it in living rooms or bedroom, just make sure you lay a protective pad rug under any furniture to avoid marking the floor.

Is Rubber Mat Flooring suitable for underfloor heat?

  • Rubber Mat Flooring is an obvious option for pairing with underfloor heating because its soft and warm surface. But if you want to install underfloor heating beneath your rubber mat flooring, you can check with your supplier to see if it has a maximum heat restriction before installation, to make sure the heat won’t damage your chosen flooring.

How to fit Rubber Mat Flooring?

  • This will depend on your level of skill and experience. Tiles are easier to lay compare to sheet flooring-cutting it incorrectly can be a costly mistake. If you require a more professional finish, or have a large area to fit, consider employing the services of a qualified or experienced fitter like NICE BACKYARD. But if you decide to fit it yourself, ensure your subfloor is level and smooth.

Maintaining and cleaning Rubber Mat Flooring

  • Rubber Mat Flooring doesn’t require specialist cleaning. Just simply remove the loose dust and dirt with a broom or vacuum cleaner and clean with a damp mop. Some types of rubber mat flooring can be polished to give a glossy finish. Always use mats by external doors, and fit protective feet or pads to the bottom of furniture to prevent marks.


Hope this tips and ideas help you choose the right Rubber Mats and how to place an order in NICE BACKYARD

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Rubber Flooring is the most popular surface for commercial gyms. This is due to several reasons including durability, affordability and the insulation properties that rubber brings to a gym. Rubber also tends to deaden sound and feels much warmer to stand on than harder surfaces. And once you’ve decided that you would like to use rubber for your flooring and you know if you want rolled or tiled rubber, it is time to determine the rubber flooring thickness you need for your facility where in NICE BACKYARD offers different sizes and thickness of Rubber Mats and help you install and supply it just for you.
Most commercial gyms do fine with 15mm rubber flooring. This works as good quality flooring and protects the concrete against occasional dropped dumbbells. For CrossFit workouts involving regularly dropping the barbell in free-wall when doing cleans or snatches, 20mmrubber will best protect the concrete floor, you will need this kind of protection whether you are dropping 90kg or 227kg. Even with rubber flooring, it isn’t unusual for CrossFit affiliates to peek under the mats and see that the regular workouts by their members have done a bit pulverizing the concrete. You can also take an extra measure to protect the floor by using economy bumper plates instead of the harder competition bumper plates. Economy bumpers have more bounce to them, making for a softer blow even when it’s the relatively dead-blow bounce like most are, whereas the competition bumpers transfer more energy into the floor with a dead-blow that’s closer to what iron plates would be. But to totally solve the problem you can use extra layers of rubber or get a lifting platform, which typically has one or two layers of plywood and rubber on top.
For without concrete floors, like wood or vinyl subfloor or particularly on a residential building. You can do 20mm. Over the carpet, its best to lay down some 20mm plywood and make sure that its flat then lay the rubber on top. With commercial low-pile carpet you could lay the rubber directly on top of the carpet since its already hard and won’t mess with the stability of your footing. Plush carpet might help protect the floor a little on its own, but not that well, and you’ll be dripping sweat all over it that takes a good steam of cleaning to remove it. You better not plan on dropping your barbell when doing cleans and it is possible to do them without drops if you are careful and perfect your form, just until you deal with weights near you max. For snatches, you must plan on the occasional drop both in front of and behind you, so it’s a bad idea to do snatches at all when you’ve got this kind of floor.
Here are the common thicknesses available in Rubber Gym Mats:
6mm Rubber Mats:

  • Great for areas where heavy equipment such as treadmills or elliptical machines will be used. It will do great job of protecting both the machinery and your floor from being scratched. It is also very durable enough to withstand dropped weights. This thickness most often finds rubber flooring as a rubber mat roll.

8mm Rubber Mats:

  • From a performance standpoint, the difference of 8mm thick rubber mats for gym use is negligible. Either 8mm rubber is great for weight rooms where weights between 23-34kg will be used on regular basis.

15mm Rubber Mats:

  • This is adequate for facilities where weights over 45kg will be used but not deliberately dropped on a regular basis.

20mm Rubber Mats:

  • This is generally reserved for areas where power lifting will be done.

25mm Rubber Mats:

  • This will generally have some sort of support structure on the underside, which will offer more cushion and/or sound absorption.

Whether you are putting down a layer of Rubber Gym Mats for a workshop, home gym, commercial gym, animal stall or kids play area, trimming rubber mats to the right size is probably easier than you think. As you know, it doesn’t require any power tools or sophisticated cutting implements. Here in NICE BACKYARD we offer readily cut rubber mats too just for you, but if you want to do DIY in cutting rubber mats to reduce wastage and eliminates labor on your part here are some steps that you can follow:
Materials Needed:

  • Gloves
  • Utility Knife
  • Razor-Sharp Blade
  • Straight Edge Guide
  • Measuring Tape

Part I.  Preparing Your Materials

  1. Equip yourself with the proper safety gear. Consider strapping on some cushioned knee pads to spare your joints unnecessary discomfort while kneeling for long stretches. To prevent possible injury, also avoid handling the utility knife while you are not wearing gloves.
  2. Select an appropriate surface to do your cutting. There’s a chance that the utility knife could scar the flooring beneath the mats once it clears the thick rubber. For this reason, it is a good idea to set up your materials in an area where minor damage won’t be noticeable, such as basement or garage floor. But if you don’t have a surface that’s ideal for cutting, you can also protect your subfloor with a layer of cardboard or plywood.
  3. Measure the area where you’ll be installing the mat. Extend the tape measure across the floorspace lengthwise then widthwise. Multiply the 2 numbers together to find the square footage of your area. You can also reference this number against the dimensions of the rubber flooring to determine how much material you will need to remove. Take note to make sure that you will write down the necessary measurements, so you don’t forget them, and the size of each individual mat should be clearly indicated on the packaging.
  4. Mark the specified dimensions on the mat. Drag a graphite pencil or piece of chalk lightly over the surface of the mat. This will make it easier to see where you will be cutting. A visual guide will also help to allow you to get on your mark again quickly. Using a straight edge also when tracing out your measurements will result in a straighter and more precise lines and the chalk or pencil markings should wash away without difficulty once your project is complete.

Part II. Making Clean, Efficient Cuts

  1. Lay the mat out flat. Unfold or unroll the mat and stretch it out over the floor of your work area. Thinner mats may bunch up in spots and create wrinkles or bumps, so be sure to smooth these out before you proceed. And if your attempting to cut interlocking sectional mats, put them together first to help them stay put. You can consider using a few heavy objects to weight down the edges of the mat while you work.
  2. Position your straight edge alongside the measuring line. Line up the tool so that the markings you made are visible. The straight edge will help guide the blade of the utility knife and keep you on track. Be careful not to accidentally cover up the line or the mat may end being slightly too big or too small for your floorspace. And if you don’t have a straight edge handy, you could also try using 2×4. The heavy board will provide the added benefit of holding the mat in place.
  3. Score the mat along the measurement line. Run the tip of the utility knife along the surface of the mat. Work your way down the length a few feet at a time. Dipping the blade of the utility knife in soapy water will enable it to glide effortlessly through the rubber.
  4. Continue slicing until the blade clears mat. Press down on the mat with one hand and carefully go back over the slit you just made. Apply firm downward pressure and use long, linear strokes to achieve cleaner edges. It may take you few passes to get all the way through depending on the thickness of the rubber. For a best result, keep moving from one end of the mat to the other rather than separating a single section at a time. That way, the whole strip will come away in one piece. Be sure also to keep the hand that you are always using to steady the mat clear of your knife.
  5. Fine-tune your cuts for a custom fit. Unlike other types of flooring that comes in rigid, angular sections, rubber is soft enough to shape any way you need. When properly trimmed, rubber mats will lay perfectly around corners, columns, alcoves and other tricky spots. Take your time maneuvering the utility knife around curves and contours to avoid making mistakes.
  6. Clean up your work area. Use a broom and dustpan to collect any small rubber shavings littering on the floor, you can also use portable shop vacuum. Inspect your work area closely when you are finished. As you know that the scrap rubber may not be safe to leave lying around if you have pets or small children.


With all this step, you can now cut your Rubber Gym Mats bought from Nice Backyard safely ?


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Rubber Gym Mats are typically used as a temporary flooring surface in both commercial and residential spaces. This comes in several different sizes, thickness and design as well. This are great from yoga to cross fit. You will often see the rubber mats in commercial gyms, and particularly in cross fit gyms. And if you have your personalized gyms at home, you can also use this to make it look more fancier same as the one in commercial gyms.
Hardwood Floors are one of the most desirable features in every home. They look great and they can last forever, but they require some special considerations. Most people don’t want to ruin their hardwood floors, so lots of people who are building home gyms had a question regarding for the rubber mat floorings, “Are rubber mats safe for hardwood floors?”. Usually concerned citizens call their hardwood floor manufacturer’s first and ask for consultation/recommendation what to do or put on top before the rubber mats so that it won’t get damaged. A lot of people also post in Forums for some ideas that they do to keep it shiny when they add the Rubber Mats. They were all concerned about the moisture underneath that were trap and the weight that they came up with something to go under the mats for some protective surface such as padding and plastic. And YES, its is safe, here are some tips that you can use or try to keep your hardwood floors still look amazing even if you put rubber mats on it.
To prevent scuffing first put down some canvas drop cloths (foam underlay also works but can add squishiness, which is bad), then 3/4″ plywood, then rubber mats. This will protect your nice flooring sufficiently from dropped weights and the direct abrasion of the plywood and reduce noise. Finally, you drill some wood screws through the rubber and plywood to keep everything nicely in place. You will be recessing the screw into the rubber a bit, so you don’t trip on the screw head, so be extra careful that your screws aren’t so long that you go through to your nice floor underneath. With this idea, you can didn’t just ruined your nice floor you even have your exercise.

At Nice Backyard we stock and sell Rubber Mats in various thickness and design.

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Rubber Gym Mats were used in different floors, through carpet, concrete, tile, hardwood floors and more. But a lot of people were having issues how to, what to do and not to do when it comes to washing the Rubber backed mats.
No matter what type of rubber flooring you may be using at your home or in business, it’s very important to maintain its material. Rubber flooring is very durable, but proper care and maintenance needs it to maintain the style and vibrancy. But if you are asking if it can be washed through a machine, unfortunately NO. It is not the right step to clean you rubber mats. Here’s a guide to help you preserve your floors for as lifetime use.
Mild Detergent
The way you use your rubber mats may impact how new they look. Fortunately, you are starting a resilient product that absorbs sound and impact, resists the growth of mold and bacteria, and is water-and slip- resistant. Avoid regular cleaning also. You could allow dirt to grind into the floor or the material to lose its shine.
To keep it in best possible condition, be sure to stay on two cleaning cycles: daily or weekly and periodically. For Daily or weekly, dry vacuuming the rubber mat floors will remove dirt and debris, and it’s a chore you should do regularly. For business, vacuuming daily is recommended. For Home Gyms or play areas, you can vacuum it weekly. You should also damp mop on weekly or daily schedule. Avoid pouring too much water and cleaner on the material and use only mild detergent. For periodically, vacuuming and mopping daily is best for business and weekly for home gyms, helps keep your floors looking their best.
Rubber tiles should receive a cleaning treatment (regular vacuuming and washing). Since they are portable, it’s a good idea to periodically move interlocking tiles from high traffic area to lower use areas. This will help extend life on your floor. Keeping up with the cleaning schedule will help your rubber flooring maintain its original look. For daily or weekly, remove dirt and debris using a vacuum place on a medium setting. You can also use the hose to more precisely clean the tiles. As for washing, instead of mopping, clean the tiles by hand using a water and mild detergent. Be careful not to overspray or allow excess cleaner to drip onto the rubber flooring. NEVER USE A MACHINE TO WASH FOAM RUBBBER TILES OR FLOOR MATS.
To take care for rubber flooring, always clean up the spills and avoid chemicals. With all this guide, you didn’t just have a clean floor mats, but it still looks new and good.