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Do You Need Special Flooring For Cable Machine Workouts?

By Paige Cerulli Created: November, 2021

Cable machine workouts can be a powerful addition to your fitness regimen. Whether you’re buying a machine for your home or your professional gym, it’s important to choose the right flooring for these workouts.

Qualities To Look For In Flooring For Your Cable Machine Workouts

Cable machines are versatile pieces of exercise equipment, delivering effective back, chest, arm, and shoulder workouts while saving you space. But, you’ll need to set them up appropriately to make them safe and effective. Part of a safe setup starts with your flooring choice.

You’ll need to carefully consider the type of flooring that you use underneath your cable machine. The flooring needs to be able to withstand the weight of the machine without being damaged.

You’ll also want a flooring product that offers plenty of traction and grip. Traction is essential in keeping athletes safe and helping to prevent slips during workouts. It also keeps the machine in place.

Durability is also essential for the flooring product that you choose. You’ll need flooring that can withstand the machine’s weight, but that can also withstand the amount of use and foot traffic that it will see.

It’s also important that the flooring product is easy to clean. Look for a product that can be swept or damp mopped and that doesn’t require any special care.

Flooring Products For Cable Machine Workouts

Greatmats carries several products ideal for use with cable machine workouts.

Rubber Flooring Rolls ¼ Inch Regrind Confetti


The Rubber Flooring Rolls ¼ Inch Regrind Confetti is an economical flooring option. It features 10% color with extra small flecks, and is made from recycled rubber.

Because this flooring is made from recycled product, it’s a green product that is an eco-friendly choice for your home or gym.

This flooring helps to dampen sound, making for a more enjoyable workout environment. It’s a great choice for both professional weight rooms and gym floors, as well as for use in home gyms.

The rubber roll is easy to install and can be laid over concrete or any smooth, flat surface. You can use double-sided floor tape or an adhesive to attach the rolls to the subfloor.



Home Gym Flooring Tile Pebble 10mm


The Home Gym Flooring Tile Pebble 10mm is an ideal choice for your home cable machine workouts. These tiles are made out of high density EVA foam that’s both lead and latex free.

Each tile features a surface top texture pebble design to maximize traction so you can get more out of each resistance workout. The tiles are durable enough for use underneath heavy weight equipment.

While the tiles are durable, they’re also lightweight and easily portable. Installing them is easy, thanks to their interlocking puzzle style design.

The tiles even include two border strips each, meaning you can create clean, finished edges around your exercise equipment.



Rubber Tile Interlocking 2x2 Ft ¼ Inch Regrind Confetti Pacific


The Rubber Tile Interlocking 2x2 Ft tiles are an economical option suitable for use in both professional and home gyms. These rubber tiles are made of recycled rubber and are an eco-friendly product.

The tiles feature puzzle-style interlocking edges that have been waterjet cut for a precise, secure connection. They offer anti-fatigue properties and traction, making them an ideal surface to train on.

Highly durable, these tiles are easy to install and can be dry laid or installed with glue. The tiles weigh just six pounds each, so you can easily transport them into your home or gym for installation.



Plyometric Rubber Roll ¼ Inch 4x10 Ft Black


The Plyometric Rubber Roll ¼ Inch 4x10 Ft Black offers excellent shock absorption and cushion to keep your workouts more comfortable. Its smooth non-slip surface also offers optimal traction.

This plyo mat is designed specifically for rigorous workouts, and it’s strong enough to withstand the weight of your exercise equipment. It’s highly padded and absorbs sound, making it ideal for both home gyms and commercial operations.

While it offers plenty of shock absorption, this mat is a more durable choice than foam flooring. Each mat weighs about 53 pounds, so its weight helps to hold it in place.

This mat is easy to be installed and can be dry laid and then taped onto a hard, smooth subfloor. If you’re looking for a more permanent installation, you can use a glue-down method.

After installation, it’s important to store any leftovers vertically in a roll around a tube core. You can use a PVC tube to store the mat on its end so it doesn’t collapse onto itself.



StayLock Tile Orange Peel Black


The StayLock Tile Orange Peel Black tile is an ideal choice for use in home gyms. The tile features durability like rubber flooring, but it also offers foam-like cushion and fatigue benefits to keep you comfortable during workouts.

The tiles are highly durable, and they’re waterproof and resistant to oils and acids. They have a typical lifespan of 20 years.

The tiles are also easy to install and can be laid over carpet, concrete, wood, or tile. They easily pop together for a secure hold, allowing for a simple DIY installation.

For more on this topic please review our Gym Flooring All Types product page.