Home Gym Flooring
Types of Home Gym Flooring
At Greatmats, we offer a wide range of home gym flooring products, ensuring you can find the perfect style or material for your needs. Whether you have an interest in weight training, aerobics, exercise machines, ball sports, or other kinds of workouts, we have the product that is perfect.
Nearly all of our flooring options for home gyms are suitable for a DIY installation, saving you money. You can use our floors to set up a workout space in your home garage, basement, or bedroom. They can be installed directly over wood, carpet, or concrete.
Types of Materials
For a home gym, the primary materials customers will select from include the following.
- Rubber: Rubber flooring for a home gym is ideal for weight training or for aerobics. You can use our rubber gym mats for home underneath exercise equipment, too, to keep it from slipping. This is an extremely durable material that can stand up to stressful workouts.
- Foam: Foam floor mats for home use often interlock, making it easy to create a coverage size that’s ideal for the activity you have in mind. Foam delivers cushioning in home gym mats.
- PVC: PVC plastic home gym floor tiles combine some of the best features of rubber and foam in one package. These floor tiles for your home gym are easy to install and have a number of different color options available.
Format and Thickness Options
We offer rolls, tiles, and mats for home gym flooring. Some of the tiles have a puzzle-style edge, which simplifies installation. A mat is a great format to place underneath a weight set or exercise machine. A roll covers a large space quickly. All of these options come in various thicknesses, from 1/4'' rubber rolls and tiles up to 2'' + rubber tiles for dropping weights.
How to Choose the Right Gym Flooring for Home
- Pinpoint the purpose of the home gym mat.
- Determine the size required for coverage.
- Distinguish which is more important, durability or cushion.
- Identify the best type of material for the subfloor in use.
- Establish whether the gym mats for at home will need to support heavy weights and/or protect against falls.
Home Gym Flooring Q&A
Can you put a home gym on carpet?
Yes, our puzzle mats can easily go directly over low-pile carpet without popping loose. It is more challenging to create home gym flooring over carpet, which makes your choice of material vital.
What is the best flooring for a home gym?
For the best gym flooring at home, stick with rubber to support weightlifting or exercise machines. Foam works nicely for aerobics, protecting lower body joints from impact injuries. PVC is ideal for aerobics and lightweight training. Some people install turf for sled work.
How thick should home gym rubber flooring be?
We recommend a 3/4-inch flooring thickness for use with barbells and large free weights. Thinner materials are suitable for aerobics and workouts that don’t use heavy weight.