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Gym Mats for Schools – recommendations.

With the announcement of the school PE Grants we have been asked by schools what gym mats we recommend? At Fitness Functions we refer schools to the Department of Education’s recommendations in their sports hall tender packages; 406 (small sports halls) & 594 (larger sports halls).

The two gym mats currently recommended by the Department of Education for PE general exercises are the PE10A Horizontal Gym Mat and the PE10B Lightweight Vertical Gym Mat from the Department’s furniture lists as below.

1.) Horizontal Storage type Flame Retardant Gymnastic Mat. gymnastics mat

1830 mm x 1220 mm x 25 mm to comply with EN 12503 with particular reference to regulations concerning:



  1. a) classification & intended use, and b) flame retardancy.
  2. 4.5 kg (10 lbs) density reconstituted chipfoam. Bonded cover.
  3. Anti-slip base. Horizontal storage recommended.


2.) Lightweight Flame Retardant Gymnastic Mats.

1830 mm x 1220 mm x 32 mm to comply with standard, specification & flame retardancy as above. Anti-slip base. Designed for vertical storage. This gym mat is slightly more costly than the standard school gym mat.


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If you have any queries or questions regarding which gym mats or which mat trolleys are best for your school don’t hesitate to email niall@fitnessfunctions.ie, Lo-call 1890-252-856 or visit our website www.fitnessfunctions.ie

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