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What is the Best Recreation Room Flooring?

Lisa Hobbie // 2020

It seems like 2020 has been a year of home improvements. Many people are creating places and spaces to take up their hobbies and interests at their own house, rather than having to go out and about to do that. Many families have either added or updated areas of their homes to be recreation spaces, to be used for everything and anything from working out, watching movies, playing games, and just spending quality time together as a family. 

5 Rec Room Flooring Ideas

If you find yourself wanting this type of space, thinking about recreation room flooring ideas is likely on your mind. Greatmats offers some of the best and most modern recreation room flooring solutions, from carpet squares and raised tiles to different rubber flooring options. 

1. Raised Floor Tiles for Recreation Rooms


Max Raised Floor Tiles work so well for recreation room flooring - especially in a basement setting. To install, simply place them on a solid surface, align the nubs atop the loops, and step on them to snap into place. Because they are raised, they are designed to allow air to flow underneath, which prevents the growth of mildew and mold if moisture is present. 

This product also provides a thermal buffer benefit - due to the air pocket beneath the vinyl surface. These tiles are very attractive, with their commercial grade vinyl surface that looks like a shiny hardwood floor. And although it presents a hardwood appearance, it will never need to be refinished or resurfaced. 

The tiles are also extremely durable and able to withstand foot traffic, heavy furniture, and whatever else you may outfit your recreation room with. If you prefer a cushioned floor or desire more sound buffering, a 3 mm rubber floor underlayment can be added - which offers additional insulative qualities. 

2. Interlocking Carpet Tile Flooring


Are you looking for a carpet option? If you want recreation room flooring that will provide comfort and warmth while holding up to potential moisture and other abuse, Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile is the perfect solution. 

These carpet tiles interlock quickly and easily and provide a durable footing that stands up to foot traffic, workouts, playtime, and anything else that may take place in your rec room. 

It can be laid directly over concrete or ceramic tile without needing adhesive or special tools, and once installed, it will not absorb moisture or liquid. The design of this carpet also discourages the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. 

These carpet tiles provide an anti-fatigue and insulation value similar to traditional carpet, but are odor proof and easy to clean. 

3. Premium Foam Floor Mats for Game Rooms


Maybe you are looking for recreation room flooring for just a portion of your space where kiddos will play or where you will be working out - including an island in the center of a room. If so, premium foam mats are the perfect solution. 

These mats are made from EVA foam that provides a soft and cushioned, yet durable, surface. The mats fit together like a puzzle, and once in place, provide some thermal insulation, noise suppression, and waterproofing properties. 

They are brightly colored, stain resistant, and easy to display using a unique design or pattern. The thatch surface texture on the mats provide protection from damage caused by foot traffic, and also provide traction and stability. The ⅝ inch premium interlocking foam mats include a 1-year warranty against product defects, and they will last for 10 years or more under normal use.

4. Reversible Wood Grain Foam Floor Tiles


If you like the idea of EVA foam tile for recreation room flooring, but aren’t a fan of the bright colors, Reversible Wood Grain tiles are a great option. These would work in virtually any area of the home, from a bedroom or family room to a rec room. 

The 2x2 foot interlocking tiles present the look of wood, but they are an economical, waterproof alternative. 

They are 14mm thick and provide anti-fatigue benefits, and the colored foam core helps keep the floor looking nice - even after it starts to wear on the surface. It features a scuff resistant thatch surface on the underside, so the tiles can be flipped to preserve the wood grain finish.

5. Sound Dampening Rubber Flooring Rolls


Rolled rubber flooring is also great for rec rooms - even in a commercial setting. This would work great in a resident facility, rental unit, school, gym, or home. This economical solution is a made in the USA product that is manufactured from recycled rubber. 

It is a green product that features colored specs - making it more dense than some other rubber roll options. This roll would act as a sound dampener in your rec room, and it would protect your subfloor while providing an easy cleaning surface for your staff. It’s durable and resilient, but be aware it may allow water to permeate over time if submerged or power washed regularly. 

Greatmats - For Recreation Room Flooring

Greatmats really offers the best flooring solutions for any area of your home or business - including those for rec rooms. No matter what size of space you’re trying to accommodate, and regardless of the type of flooring you prefer, Greatmats has a solution for any preference, budget, or need. 

When you’re ready to shop for recreation room flooring, Greatmats is your one stop shop.
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