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I've only done a few building with weight rooms, but they were all cast in place concrete buildings.  Wood would scare me to death for a workout area.

John C. Jones, PE
Barnett Associates
Pell City, AL
205-884-0099 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason W. Kilgore [mailto:jkilgore(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 10:08 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Wood Floors and Weights

To all:


What is your general gut feeling for designing a wood floor to support a “Weight Room”?  I’m assuming at least some free weights.


The proposed floor system will be a rubber mat over 2 layers of ¾” plywood (edges staggered) over 24” deep wood floor trusses. 


I’m picturing some wanna-be governor pressing a 200# bar over his head then letting it free-fall 7.5’+.


Any thoughts?



Jason Kilgore

Leigh & O'Kane, LLC

Kansas City, Missouri