What Are The Best Exercise and Workout Mats for a Garage?

By Paige Cerulli Created: February, 2024 - Modified: February, 2024

If you’re planning to convert your garage into a home gym, then it’s important to choose the right matting. At Greatmats, we carry several types of exercise mats for garage use. We’ve highlighted some of the best options to help you create your home gym.

The Best Exercise and Workout Mats for Garage Use

As you explore gym floor mats, you’ll find that mats are primarily made out of either foam or rubber. Both of these materials are suitable for garage use, but it’s important to understand the differences between them so you can choose the option that’s right for you.

Foam Garage Exercise Mats

Foam floor mats provide more cushion than rubber mats, which can be particularly beneficial when you’re installing them over a concrete or cement surface. While foam offers shock absorption and cushion, certain high density foams are still strong enough to withstand the weight of exercise equipment. Whether or not foam is waterproof depends on the specific product, so you’ll want to consider the conditions in your garage when deciding on the best type of foam matting to use.

foam tiles for garage gym

Gym Floor Workout Fitness Tile Pebble

The Gym Floor Workout Fitness Tile Pebble is a ¾-inch tile made of lightweight EVA foam. The EVA foam is dense and durable, so you can place gym equipment on top of the tiles. The foam is waterproof, so spills and leaks are no problem, and the foam is also lead- and latex-free to create a safe gym space.

The tiles feature a slip-resistant pebble texture surface to help maximize traction during your workouts. They fit together just like puzzle pieces, and you can also trim them to fit your gym space if needed.

foam pebble tiles for home gym

Home Sport and Play Mat

The Home Sport and Play Mat is crafted from durable foam and measures ¾ inch thick. The tile is waterproof and stain-resistant, and available in bright colors so you can customize the look of your home gym. While the foam is durable, the tiles are lightweight, making for an easy installation. The scuff-resistant texture helps to maximize traction during your workouts for safety.

These tiles interlock together for a DIY-friendly installation. Since the tiles are modular, you can add more tiles on later if you want to create a large space, or keep things small as you initially develop your gym and decide on the layout that works best for you.

home sport and play mat for home gym

Gym Mats 2 Inch

The Gym Mats 2 Inch are another great choice if you want to maximize the comfort and cushion of your space for a variety of fitness workouts. These mats feature a PE foam core and are suitable for tumbling, martial arts, and more. The vinyl covers are double stitched for enhanced durability, and these mats can be laid on top of hard floors to instantly create padding.

Keep in mind that these mats aren’t waterproof, so they’re not suitable for installation if your garage experiences leaks. However, the mats fold up for easy storage, so you can quickly install them when you need extra padding and then remove them when you need a firmer surface again.

folding gym mats for exercise

Rubber Garage Workout Mats

Rubber is also a popular material for workout mats for garage use. Rubber is supremely strong and durable, so it’s a long-lasting investment in your home gym. Most of our rubber products are waterproof, so leaks and spills are no issue, and rubber is also strong enough to withstand the weight of gym equipment. Additionally, thicker rubber can absorb the impact of dropped weights, helping to protect your subfloor. Keep in mind that rubber doesn’t offer the same cushion as foam, though.

rubber flooring for garage gym

Rubber Tile Interlocking Black

Measuring 2x2 feet, the Rubber Tile Interlocking Black is a large tile that can quickly cover your garage floor. The tile is made from recycled rubber, so it’s an eco-friendly choice, and is strong enough to withstand heavy foot traffic and weight room loads. The tile’s traction helps to maximize safety, providing an ideal footing for lifting, training, and workouts. The black surface is also easy to clean, and you don’t have to worry about water or sweat damaging the tiles.

These tiles are easy to install, too. You can dry lay them on a clean, flat surface, and since the interlocking edges are waterjet cut, they fit together securely and won’t separate.

rubber tiles for garage gym

Rubber Flooring Roll

With our Rubber Flooring Roll, you’ll enjoy the benefits of rubber in a form that can quickly cover larger floor spaces. Measuring ¼ inch thick, this flooring is highly durable and is available in gray or blue fleck options. The thinner roll is also a budget-friendly option, plus it’s backed by a five-year warranty. The roll is made with 82% recycled rubber, so it’s an eco-friendly choice.

This rubber can be installed temporarily with double-sided carpet or vinyl tape. You can also glue it to your garage floor for a permanent installation.

rolled rubber in garage gym

Ordering Your Workout Mats for a Garage

As you explore the different garage workout mat options available here, don’t hesitate to contact the Greatmats customer service team if you have any questions. We’re happy to provide shipping quotes and help you decide which product is best for your garage gym.