What Is The Best Rubber Flooring For Basements?

By Paige Cerulli Created: December, 2020 - Modified: February, 2024

Finding the right flooring for your basement can be challenging. Basement flooring needs to withstand fluctuating temperatures and moisture, and depending on how you plan on using the flooring, it might also need to be extra strong and durable.

You’ll find all of those qualities in rubber, which is why rubber flooring for basements is so popular.

Is Rubber Flooring Good for Basements?

Rubber flooring can be an ideal choice for basement use. It offers a combination of qualities that you need in a durable, long-lasting floor that can withstand basement installations.

Durability and Strength

Rubber flooring for basement use offers ideal durability and strength. Depending on the rubber’s thickness, it can withstand the weight of heavy equipment, like gym equipment or furniture. Rubber is hard-wearing, so it won’t be damaged by lots of foot traffic or even by dropped weights. Many rubber products are backed by multi-year warranties.


Vulcanized rubber won’t absorb water or moisture, which is particularly important for basements that might have flooding and drainage issues. Rubber is also resistant to staining, mold, and mildew, so even if it does get wet, you don’t have to worry about your flooring being damaged.

Insulative Properties

Rubber offers valuable insulative properties that can make your basement space more enjoyable. For example, rubber can help to dampen sound, ideal when you’re planning on creating a home gym in your basement. Rubber also functions as a buffer against a cold concrete basement floor, so the space is more comfortable.

Shock Absorption

If you’re going to be dropping weights in a basement gym, you’ll need to protect your subfloor against impacts and damage. Rubber flooring is an effective way to accomplish this. Thick rubber floor mats offer excellent shock absorption, allowing you to repeatedly drop weights while protecting your floor.


Rubber flooring products are available in many designs, so you can choose the option that’s best for your needs. Rubber tiles, mats, and rolls are all suitable for basement installations.

Ease of Installation

At Greatmats, we offer numerous rubber flooring products that are easy to install in your basement. Interlocking tiles can be pressed together for a secure connection, while larger mats and rolls can often be dry laid, so you can remove them again if needed. There’s no need to hire a professional installer, and you can transform and enhance your basement all on your own.

Top Rubber Flooring for Basement Use

Different rubber products are best for certain types of applications. We carry an excellent selection of rubber products ideal for basements.

Rubber Flooring Rolls Regrind Confetti for Basements

rubber flooring rolls for basements
Rubber flooring rolls work well in basement settings when you’re looking to cover concrete with a comfortable yet durable surface. The rubber flooring roll with regrind confetti product is made from second-run material that provides significant cost savings compared to other rubber flooring options.

This green product is non-absorbent and provides a cozy surface for a basement space. It works as a sound dampener and floor protector.

Plyometric Rubber Gym Roll Basement Flooring

plyometric rubber roll for basement
A low odor rubber flooring for basement settings is a Plyometric Rubber Gym Roll. It is fast and easy to install without adhesive, is made in the USA, and provides excellent cushion and shock absorption.

The ⅜ inch thick roll is cushioned yet firm and durable and provides a solid footing on which to perform intense workout moves. It helps to keep your joints safe if working out on it and provides friction so it will stay in place during exercises - as will any equipment on top.

This type of rubber flooring for basement workouts helps to absorb sound, is easy to use, and is high performing.

Interlocking Basement Rubber Floor Tiles

best interlocking floor tiles for basement
For an interlocking rubber floor tile option that would work well in a basement setting, the 2x2 by 8mm rubber tiles are an excellent solution. This product is made in the USA and is very easy to install.

It is designed to easily take the use and abuse of exercise equipment and furniture as well as constant foot traffic. The tiles provide sound dampening and the 8mm thickness provides for durable, long lasting surfacing.

Rubber Utility Floor Tiles

rubber utility floor tiles for basement settings
Rubber flooring for basement rooms also comes in the form of utility tiles. These interlocking tiles are fast to install without the need for glue or adhesive. They are super durable and double sided and provide a non slip surface.

The tiles are precision waterjet cut for super tight interlocks, and they are easy to trim to fit any space if needed. This rubber flooring feels better than cold dirt or concrete to walk on, as it provides cushion and a nice buffer between you and the cold subfloor below.

RageTurf Rally Interlocking Tile with Rubber Base

rageturf interlocking tiles for basements
This RageTurf Rally Interlocking Tile features individual blades that are a little less than 1/2 inch in pile height. The 12 mm turf is fusion bonded to a 12 mm rubber base resulting in portable, interlocking turf tiles that would look and perform well in a basement gym.

This flooring provides a high performance training surface that is durable and slip resistant. It provides a soft surface for athletes’ joints, preventing overuse injuries.

Order Your Rubber Flooring for Basement Use Today

As you explore the available rubber flooring options, don’t hesitate to contact Greatmats customer service. We’re happy to answer questions, provide shipping quotes, and help you find the product that’s best for your basement.