It’s no secret that wrestling is one of the most physical, collision-heavy sports around. Though you may invest heavily in the proper wrestling mats for competition and practice, you also need to invest in state-of-the-art wall paddings for your wrestling program’s practice facilities. Wall padding allows your team to practice without worrying about injuries from collisions. Additionally, they bring a variety of other benefits to your program and should be well maintained to ensure the safety of your athletes.

Here, our safety and design experts at will discuss why wall padding is necessary for wrestling rooms and how we can help you get the products you need to keep your athletes safe.

Ensure Safe Practice Space

Your main priority for installing our wall pads in your wrestling room should be the safety of your athletes. While you can add additional features later, you need to focus on the athletes. Anyone who has seen a wrestling match or practice knows the work and physical toll it can take on athletes. Because of this, we recommend completely covering the walls in your wrestling room. While your traditional floor mats will protect the athletes while they are scrapping, you should have the highest quality padding materials on the walls for when there are collisions during combative practice matches.

Wall Protection

Wall pads also help to protect the interior structure as well. In the common areas where sports training takes place, in most cases, whether it’s a ball or an individual being thrown, something will fly across the room with a lot of force. If an individual comes in contact with the sheetrock, this can cause a large amount of damage to the wall. Adding padding can help remove and alleviate this issue and prevent the need to replace or repair the walls or reduce the activities being engaged in.


Investing in gym wall mats not only helps with safety but can enhance the look of the space. In most cases, gymnasiums are not eye-pleasing and typically have dull colors combined with the bleachers and courts. There is very little there to stimulate and energize the players and crowds. Investing in gym wall mats offers creative freedom and is a simple way to turn the area into a brighter and energized space making it more appealing to onlookers and participants.


Another area of concern is ensuring that the school complies with local laws. While every school in a jurisdiction can vary depending on if they are private or public, keeping up with codes is another important reason to consider investing in gym wall pads.


It's also not uncommon in these environments for the athletes and participants to be doing exercises and stretches against the wall. Most gyms are made of concrete which is not the most comfortable material to lean against when doing routine stretches or exercises. Installing a wall pad creates the perfect area for physical moves such as standing leg raises, squats, and body presses. They are also easy to clean, meaning the maintenance is simple and does not require much time to complete.

Enhance the Visuals

When you choose our wall padding products at, not only do you have the option of choosing the best safety products on the market, but you can also get custom-graphics printed onto your wall pads. We can print a variety of graphics onto your wall pads, which include:

●        Logos

●        Mascots

●        Fonts

●        Donors

●        Sponsors

●        Championship Seasons

●        Hall of Fame Names

●        And more

When you incorporate your brand and other school traditions and accomplishments into your school’s wrestling room, it will encourage your athletes to want to train harder to continue your school’s tradition.

Contact Today

If you are looking for state-of-the-art safety solutions for your athletic facilities, contact our team at When you come to us for your wall padding needs, we will get the exact specifications for your facility before installing the necessary safety features. Additionally, our sister company, SportsGraphics, can custom-print your logos and other graphics onto the vinyl surface of the wall pads. To learn more about our products and services or to request a quote, give us a call at 800-257-6405 or message us on our contact page today.