While spending ample time perfecting the best design, it’s important not to detract from your space with poor flooring choices. Habit Flooring, a division of Vertical Solutions, creates reliable and aesthetically-pleasing options to outfit modern, design-driven facilities. Our years of experience in gym construction, sewn manufacturing and facility management allow us to generate flooring systems that are the most durable and cleanable on the market. Plus, our pads are sleek, contained and won’t distract attention from your walls.

Bouldering Floors

EXPOSÉ: Click the link below to read a deep-dive on bouldering floor design

Focus Article: Anatomy of Bouldering Floor

With our Habit Flooring system, you can drastically reduce service intervals, injury count and employee time spent cleaning and maintaining. This will result in increased operational efficiency as well as profitability. Our ballistic system has been tested and is currently in use at some of the nation's most premier climbing and training facilities. Our system is perfect for high traffic applications that need superior abrasion, puncture and tear resistance. When compared to the various vinyl materials and other woven nylon products used by many of our competitors, our material has been ASTM-tested to be up to twice as strong while offering a superior ability to prevent chalk from being tracked onto your climbing holds and walls.

Bouldering Floor Materials & Construction
  • 1050D Ballistic Nylon

    After testing various materials for the Habit Flooring system we selected a custom coated 1050D ballistic nylon to deliver a waterproof and stainproof system for our customers. Our ballistic product is uniquely constructed and domestically sourced. It features a top coating of DWR and is heavily coated for fabric backing. Unlike widely used vinyl materials our fabric is highly resistant to tears, abrasion, punctures, and traps chalk to keep your facility MUCH cleaner from your walls to the front desk.

    Nothing else comes close to the durability & cleanability of this high performance material. ASTM testing results show 1050D at almost double the strength when compared with an 18oz vinyl.

  • The envelope is our most durable and versatile padding system. By fully enclosing both the top and bottom of the foam in our bomb-proof ballistics nylon material, we’re able to create a highly water-resistant, encapsulated system with easy adjustability. The envelope system is comprised of large individual sections, up to 1,000 sqft each, that tie in together with burly hook and loop strips. The sections can be removed easily for events (freeing up floorspace), repairs/replacement and adjustment. The system still provides a single-plane landing surface, and the foam within each shell is fully laminated, forming a single, continuous piece.
  • Our tarp system combines durability, affordability and a fully laminated foam layer for a truly seamless landing surface. There are no gaps between any of the foam pieces, providing a continuous landing surface. This is achieved by laying down and laminating the entire foam layer, then encasing the top and sides in a ballistic nylon tarp. While this system is not fully encased as our envelope system is, the foam is well protected and secured on all sides. We have developed our own proprietary method for securing the foam while still allowing for easy adjustability as the shell material stretches (thus eliminating unsightly wrinkles in the pad surface). This system still allows for easy repairs/replacements if needed.
  • High Density Matrix Awesomeness

    Our systems only feature the highest quality HR foams available. Habit Flooring is known for having much more durability than other systems on the market, and the foams play a role in that. As a result, we only use select foams that meet stringent requirements from our R&D team, and they are exclusively sourced from North American manufacturers to ensure exactly that. Each system is custom designed to best suit the specific application of your facility for wall height and fall zone coverage, be it in a multi-layer or single layer system,. Our systems are mainly designed to feature our signature solid block construction but custom layering is also an option.

    Other systems make a compromise between thickness and firmness. Our foam proves to be the perfect balance.

  • Quadruple Stitched and Hidden for years of action

    With over a decade of experience in crash pad and sewn manufacturing experience, we have taken these construction techniques and have modified them to create new high-strength welded seams to ensure our systems are the strongest on the market today. We do this by utilizing redundant stitching features that are well-hidden from exterior elements like chalk and climbing shoes. This is yet just another way we push durability to the maximum on our Habit products. Our R&D team is continuously working on new designs, testing new materials and construction techniques to ensure Habit is at the forefront of impact system design.


  • Your brand deserves the right colors

    One of Habit Flooring fabrics' best features is the ability to truly customize colors to your application. We have a number of standard base colors available, such as cardinal red, charcoal, black and royal blue, but we have many dozens of others to choose from to customize your application and highlight the vertical sides. With this many options available, there is no reason for you to NOT match your flooring system to your brand identity. The final product is something that shows you went the extra mile for your facility.

    This material can look as good as it performs, and we offer the most choices for customization.


Route Floors

Route flooring is vital to get right in your facility, just like your bouldering floor system. The essential functionality is intended to protect heel strikes in case of a fall before attaining the first clip on lead. However, you also want it to have a clean aesthetic while providing comfort for your partner belaying you below. Our route flooring can be designed as a 2” or thicker closed cell system to hold up to high foot traffic, while also maintaining the ability to attenuate heel strike impacts. Need something even more unique? This system can be also be ordered in a variety of thicknesses, colors and densities to best suit your specific application. Once installed, the route flooring is finished with our Invisi-Seam surface and any optional add-ons such as our contour-matching anti-trip steel trim. Check the details on those features below.

A seamless appearance helps keep your customers from tripping over gaps and mismatched surfaces and makes your gym look ultra-clean and proper. Some systems use seam tape, but our system gives you the option to forgo it entirely. Because we offer these route flooring features at such a great price, many of our customers choose to outfit all of their non-bouldering space with it; not just their route climbing area.

Invisi-seam Surface

Transitioning from route floor to your base floor can be ugly, cumbersome, and potentially hazardous. A lot of older climbing gyms will leave this as an exposed edge that collects a ton of chalk and dirt and deteriorates quickly to become an eyesore. This is why we offer a sleek custom-fit steel trim on all of our flooring designs to once again provide aesthetically pleasing and functional solutions for your indoor rock climbing gym at a very minimal cost.

Anti-trip Steel



What makes our company better?
  • After contacting us, a member of our team will reach out to go over the flooring system and provide custom options that will be best suited to your application. If a sketch or design is not available, one of our designers can travel to your location to take a precise 3D scan of your entire facility. Using this technology allows us not only to design an accurate model for approval but also to ensure one of the most accurate fitting systems available.

    Once the 3D model is made and the final pad design is approved, it's sent into production at our Salt Lake City, Utah sewing facility, which has over a decade of manufacturing experience. Producing our products in-house allows us to maintain a high level of quality and offer a truly custom made product.

    Now that your system is produced, it will be shipped and assembled on-site with the help of our skilled installation team. Specialty cutting and gluing equipment is used to get a perfect fit with your new Habit Flooring system.

  • The benefits of installing a Habit Flooring system during the new construction of your indoor rock climbing gym are huge. With a clean slate, we can design your bouldering floor or route climbing floor to work in unison with your walls, training equipment and retail space using the 3D models of your gym. If you already have your space but don’t have the building drawings, no problem: we can come onsite and take a 3D scan of the environment to make sure we have everything accounted for. As with most integral systems with your gym, including us as early as possible in your project will yield the best results.

    EXPOSÉ: Click the link below to read a deep-dive on bouldering floor design

    Focus Article: Anatomy of Bouldeirng Floor

  • Old-school gym flooring systems, like the ones utilizing vinyl, wear out frequently. In the event that you have to replace a worn-out existing flooring system and upgrade to Habit Flooring, we are ready for you. We can come onsite and take a 3D scan of your space to ensure the perfect fitment you require. If you have a lot of money invested in foam and/or other materials, we can discuss options that include keeping aspects of your current system but bringing the entire floor up to the performance of a Habit Flooring system by integrating new materials in targeted areas.

  • We manufacture all of our flooring systems to your space's exact requirements; we are not using prefabricated models. If your project is large enough to warrant it, our expert team will come onsite to install and get your gym up and running in the fastest time frame possible. While the installation is certainly straightforward, it is beneficial to use our staff who are intimately familiar with the procedure and have installed this system countless times.

  • We offer an industry-leading 2 year warranty on top shell fabric with our top shell repair or replacement program. If you have a problem, we’ll initiate our expedited repair program using our saved digital model of your floors. This replacement system results in section downtime measured in hours, not days, so your climbers can keep on sending it. No one else in the industry can match the speed at which we can replace a flooring section cover. We’ve taken a process that could put your wall out of service for weeks and compressed it to a couple of hours.


  • Lauren Watson
    Ground Up Climbing

    Our gym has very specific constraints and requirements for flooring. The tight areas created by our bouldering walls and mezzanine railing create unusual shapes and sizes of pads, and they all see a TON of foot traffic. Vertical Solutions came in, quickly came up with a design and drawings, and delivered a system on-time and on-budget. I couldn’t have asked for a more simple process.

  • Lance Pinn
    Brooklyn Boulders

    We’ve partnered with Habit on all of our flooring installs because they consistently exceed our expectations. Not only is it the best looking system on the market by far which suits our clientele, but in addition we have tracked 30% fewer injuries every year we have had their systems installed as compared to before. With how many climbers we service, that is a huge number of people we are helping.

  • Matt Twyman
    Crux Climbing Center

    We decided to go with the Habit Flooring system for a variety of reasons. Primarily it was due to our concerns of long term longevity and serviceably with other systems. We didn’t want to be replacing a floor every 18 months. I talked to other gym owners who went with Habit and they have all seen significantly increased life-spans relative to other products. As a new gym owner it is absolutely imperative that I picked the most durable system out there to mitigate unforeseen expenses.