The treadmill deck is the material that forms the hard surface on which it runs. In other words, this support interface. This article identifies the tread surface of the tread, which is the belt moving on the tread.
The treadmill manufacturers do not provide large amounts of information on the actual construction materials on board. Nowadays, most treadmills, especially if they have a price of over $ 1000, are definitely strong treads (usually medium density fiberboard, duo with phenolic coating – all discussed in detail below).
But the power is not all and everything is over. If power is the most important, the treadmills use more of the metal. Metal is used, but not widely.
What is the on-board construction goal?
Like I said, if the force is the only goal, then metallic or steel overlays rule. But force is not the only goal. Quality floor
- Be strong
- There is some flexibility (i.e., somewhat flexible but does not bounce)
- Dampen noise (eg tread friction
Often referred to solid wood, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and metal as a material used on board treadmills, usually coated with phenolic coating when coated,
Materials 19659002] Medium density fiberboard (MDF)
MDF is designed to break the wood into fibers (sawdust) and then form the fibers with solid wadding and resin with a solid treadmill with a standard thickness of 3/4 "- 1
MDF is a decisive material for the treadmill deck
2. Solid Wood
The deck is made of solid wood from 3/4 "to 1" with the complication thanks to the fact that it is difficult to find heavy wood, which is perfect. MDF, though not perfect, ensures consistency that is difficult to find with solid wood.
Particleboard: Particleboard is not the same as MDF. The chipboard is not fiber-based. This is a solid wood composite product. The result is that the chipboard is much weaker than the MDF. MDF is thicker and stronger.
Avoid treadmills with decks using chipboard. It will be a lucky one to take a year.
Metal plates are not as durable as solid wood or MDF deck. This is harder and is not as "soft" on the surface as wood or MDF. Metal or steel running is simply not as enjoyable as solid wood or MDF.
What material do I recommend?
MDF cover, coated with a duo or triple phenolic resin coating.
Some treadmills are both on both sides (dual coat, sometimes called triple coating), while lower quality treadmills cover only one side of the treadmill deck. The right cover is coated on both sides, which helps to reduce twisting. In addition, it is better to reduce the friction on the tread deck on the entire surface where the tread belt passes.
Best Coating Material:
Phenolic: This is the best coating. He pays more for the phenolic coating, but it is worth it.
What is phenolic resin coating?
The phenolic resin coating is a plastic resin. When a treadmill is covered with phenolic resin, the wood floor is unnecessary.
Can you build your own if the original package is broken?
Yes, but it's not recommended unless you really know what you're doing. You simply will not be able to grab a disc or MDF. The deck is properly fitted and securely fastened to the treadmill.
The last thing you want is your deck that is broken, running or walking.
Therefore, life-long warranty on the treadmill is important. The deck often breaks or breaks (especially on lower-priced treadmills).
The range of hours used on board treadmills is surprising. Some lower treadmill decks have been designed within 500 hours, while other onboard decks for life. Of course, the intensity of the use and the weight of the users influence the length of the treadmill deck.
Some treadmills produce reversible treadmills to get more kilometers out of it.
Can it be reversible?
It depends. Some manufacturers produce treadmill decks that are guaranteed for a lifetime without having to change them. Others do not come to life with a guarantee and can not be reversed. These may have the shortest lifetime. Then there are treadmills with reversible decks that in principle double the life of the treadmill deck.
Ideally, the treadmill purchased is a lifelong guarantee on board. This indicates that the manufacturer is behind the deck and in the event that the deck fails, in return.
Today, the padding technology is very beautiful. The treadmill padding technology includes the amount, type and quality of treadmill cushioning.