9 Advantages of Using Artificial Grass for Commercial Gyms

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Whether you’re a gym owner, a workout enthusiast, or in charge of designing a functional, aesthetically satisfying workout space, there are many advantages to choosing artificial turf over other gym surfaces.

Synthetic grass makes for a low-impact, hypo-allergenic surface that supports people to reach their fitness goals. In a commercial gym, it serves gym owners and their customers alike.

Advantages of Artificial Turf for Gym Owners

Easy to Clean and Maintain

Workout areas need to be kept sanitary, especially when they’re used by many people. Synthetic grass keeps it simple for gym owners by requiring very little maintenance – a quick sweep to remove any debris is usually enough.  Stains can be treated easily with a stain remover from the manufacturer.  A commercial sanitiser spray can be lightly sprayed over the surface to keep the turf hygienic and fresh.

Fast Installation

Installing artificial grass can be either really fast or quite fast – especially when compared to growing grass or installing other kinds of flooring. Once you decide on your base layer and top layer combo, it can be installed in a jiffy.


High-quality synthetic grass lasts. And in a gym environment, you need it too. With high foot traffic and equipment use, you need a surface that won’t wear out any time soon.

If you plan to install synthetic grass in your gym, be sure to tell your supplier about how you intend to use it. They can then advise on the type that will best suit your needs, as well as how to get the most out of it.

Impact Absorption

You know that familiar sound of a heavy weight being dropped on the gym floor? Not only can this damage your flooring, but it can also be frightening for your other customers. They’re already putting stress on their bodies, and loud thumps aren’t a particularly welcome addition.

You might have signs up asking people not to “throw” weights, but to an extent, this is unavoidable. When you have synthetic grass in your gym, you get options for your base layer. A good base layer will absorb impact and sound, protecting your floor, and avoiding those unplanned jump-scares.

Artificial grass in gym

Advantages of Synthetic Grass for Gym Members


The last thing anyone needs when they’re trying to reach their fitness goals is inflamed allergies. For things like boot camps, synthetic grass makes a great alternative to real grass. Post 2020, sneezing makes us nervous, so it’s best not to take any chances!

Low Impact and Shock Absorbing

We push ourselves to our limits at the gym, and injuries can happen easily when our bodies are fatigued. Hard surfaces can strain the joints and lead to longer recovery times in between workouts.

The base layer of synthetic grass can be highly shock absorbent, meaning that you don’t have to hesitate on that box-jump, or worry about jarring your feet and ankles.

Ease of Equipment Use

For equipment like speed sleds, synthetic grass makes for a perfect surface. It’s smooth and even, with enough traction to push the sled, and enough grip to maintain your stance.

Grip and Friction

Speaking of grip, artificial grass is made to be the perfect sporting surface. It’s non-slip but easy to move on, meaning that there’s nothing stopping you from reaching peak performance. Just ask the professional sportspeople worldwide who play on it!

It Looks Good

Real grass changes with the seasons or requires a whole lot of maintenance. Other flooring options like wood or rubber can be easily damaged and just don’t look that great. But artificial grass retains its aesthetics and looks good year-round, keeping the workout environment looking modern, clean, and beautiful.

With these things in mind, it’s easy to see why many gyms are opting for synthetic turf as their preferred workout surface. It’s important to choose a supplier who understands your needs, knows how to install it properly, and can offer a warranty.

Discover Tiger Turf’s range of gym artificial grass, and don’t look back.

Final Note:  Fire-Rated for Indoor Installation

When synthetic turf is installed inside, it must comply with the building code with the appropriate fire testing certification.  It is important to check with your supplier that the surfaces being installed not only be fit for purpose but is also supported with the necessary consents, approvals, and certificates.



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