Home & Gym Flat Benches
Gtech Fitness® offers home and commercial flat benches by quality free weight equipment manufacturers, such as Body Solid, Inflight Fitness, Powerblock, TAG Fitness, TKO, Valor and York Barbell Company. Our dumbbell benches are offered in three different grades, home use, light commercial and commercial grade models.
When comparing the differences, there are a few things to keep in mind. Free weight benches consist primarily of steel, foam padding and upholstery, so when looking at the outside they may appear very similar. However, there are many significant quality differences when you take a closer look at the individual components and overall construction.
Home flat benches are designed to be as safe, functional and as affordable as possible. They use thinner gauge steel frames, so the base foundation is not as strong as commercial benches. They do offer powder coat finishes like their light commercial and full commercial counterparts. However, they will not use as thick of a protective powder coat finish and the paint quality is not as high. The same goes for upholstery and padding.
Light commercial and full commercial flat benches use higher-density, more resilient foam padding. Light commercial benches are designed for non-membership based facilities, such as schools, apartment fitness rooms, small corporate gyms, military fitness rooms and training studios. Full commercial grade benchesare designed for membership-based gym use.
With commercial flat workout benches, not only is the steel heavier gauge and the powder coat finish a thicker and higher quality, but the upholstery is thicker and more resistant to wear and tear. Home flat bench padding and upholstery simply will not be able to keep up with light commercial or heavy gym use.