What Are the Most Affordable Bedroom Gym Flooring Options?
By Created: March, 2021 - Modified: March, 2021
Related Product: Plyometric Rubber Roll Sport 6 mm Natural Per SF
The best budget friendly flooring ideas for creating a mini home gymnasium in an extra bedroom include:
- Plyometric Rubber Roll Sport Natural
- Economy Foam Mat
- Home Gym Pebble Flooring Tile
- Interlocking Turf Tile
- StayLock Bump Top Tile
Does a Roll of Rubber Work for a Home Gym Setup?When creating a bedroom gym, rubber rolls are an excellent choice for the flooring. Rubber has a high level of durability, so it will stand up to all kinds of workouts without showing wear. It easily can support the weight of equipment for exercising, protecting the subfloor underneath from damage.
Rubber delivers a solid footing for the athletes, ensuring they have a safe place for workouts. They won’t have to worry about slipping with a grippy rubber surface under their feet.
Using a thin plyometric rubber roll in a bedroom gym simplifies the installation process, as thicker rolls can have quite a bit of weight to them. But even thin rolls of rubber have enough weight to allow them to remain in place during a workout without the need to glue them down.
Is Foam Safe to Use in a Bedroom Gym?Foam tiles represent a popular selection for creating a safe and durable combo gymnasium floor in a spare bedroom at a home or in an apartment. Foam tiles often have a puzzle style edge, which greatly simplifies the installation. Just pop the tiles together like jigsaw puzzle pieces, creating a simple DIY job.
When the installer wants to return to the original floor, these tiles pull apart just as easily as they went together. EVA foam is lightweight, so moving the tiles back and forth from storage to the bedroom takes very little time and effort.
With EVA foam, the level of cushioning the athlete has is outstanding, which ensures a safe workout versus exercising on cement, ceramic tile, or hardwood.
Foam tile offers a high level of combined durability and grip too. If using heavy workout machines on foam, small indents may be noticeable over time, but these indents often return to their original shape after moving the machine to a new location - depending on how long the machine was in place and how heavy it is.
Can You Install Artificial Turf in a Bedroom Gym?
These 2-by-2 foot tiles cost less than $8.25 per square foot. They consist of a red, green or blue artificial turf layer attached to a base layer consisting of polyurethane foam for cushioning.
The foam layer creates a level of rigidity in each tile that allows for a puzzle edge design. Installers can pop these turf tiles together easily, just as they would with the EVA foam tiles described earlier. They can even be interlocked with specific styles of interlocking rubber tiles for a multipurpose gym flooring system.
What DIY Gym Tiles Offer the Benefits of Foam and Rubber?
These PVC plastic tiles measure only 9/16 inches in thickness, but they provide a high level of cushioning for athletes, keeping their lower body joints feeling fresher after a long workout session. The slightly raised bump texture on the top helps athletes maintain a sure footing.
This is a highly-durable option versus other types of home gymnasium flooring, carrying a 5-year limited warranty. It will continue to look like new, even after regular use. The StayLock tile, which has four different color options available, costs about $5.50 per square foot of coverage. It’s also available in black with a budget price closer to $5 per square foot.
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