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DIY Home Gym Flooring: Best Budget Home Gym Floors

By Cara Walters Created: May, 2017 - Modified: February, 2024

Don't let owning a home gym bust your budget. Shopping at big box stores can be exhausting and searching on the internet can be confusing. The specialty flooring experts at have home gym flooring options for all types of exercise and activities, including:

  • Cardio
  • Weightlifting
  • HIIT Exercises
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Strength training
  • ...and much more!

Whether you are balancing mind, body, and soul with yoga, kicking up some energy with fitness DVDs or powering up by lifting weights, has home gym flooring options that will help stretch, flex and muscle your budget even further.

Below are five home gym flooring options that will give you the best bang for your hard-earned dollar:

1. Home Gym Mats Pebble, 10 millimeters

Dense EVA Foam Home Gym Flooring Tiles
(Approximately $1.45/sq. ft.)

This interlocking home gym flooring is easily transportable and provides the same durability for years of lightweight home gym use. Each square tile is two feet by two feet, ten millimeters thick, and 100 percent black in color. This flooring tile can be installed directly over any hard flat surface including tiles or concrete floors in a basement or garage.

This material is durable and designed to function similarly to rubber tiles, only softer and not quite as durable as rubber. This home gym flooring option makes for an easy D.I.Y. install and the foam is easy to cut using a sharp utility knife to fit for wall-to-wall floor installations. This multi-functional home gym floor can be used under exercise equipment or for cardio exercises, yoga, and stretching.

The modular nature of the home gym mats also reduces the amount of waste material when cutting is necessary for custom installations.

Due to the material and thickness of this interlocking home gym floor, we recommend that you don't drop weights. If placed over carpeting, the interlocking pebble home gym mats could shift during aerobic exercises.

2. 4x10 Foot Rubber Flooring Roll

Cheap Rubber Home Gym Flooring Tiles
(Approximately $2.50/sq. ft.)

Rubber flooring rolls are one of the most popular kinds of home gym flooring suited for absorbing sound and heavier impact exercises. The 4x10 foot rubber rolls offer the most cost-effective rubber option at The size is perfect for small home gyms and can ship via ground delivery instead of freight which saves you money.

Rubber home gym flooring is great for protecting the original flooring from the impact of free weights and exercise equipment and offers an excellent non-slip surface that will last for years. They are also firm enough to allow for maximum output during weightlifting-type exercises.

Rubber Flooring Rolls qualify as green flooring as they are made from recycled content and are recyclable again at the end of their useful life.

The 1/4-inch thickness is not ideal for potential weight drops. If you are planning on dropping weights, we recommend a thicker rubber floor to provide better protection on the subfloor.

The 4x10 foot rubber roll is also available in 10% color fleck in either blue or gray.

3. Plyometric Rubber Roll 3/8 inch

Soft Rubber Home Gym Flooring Tiles
(Approximately $2.50/sq. ft.)

Plyometric rubber home gym floor rolls provide cushioned resilience that absorbs impact to reduce leg injuries and is extremely durable. Plyometrics, or jump training, can be high-intensity training sessions or incorporated into your everyday exercises. With any heavy amount of jumps and hops, home gym flooring that can absorb the shock is important to protect your knees and joints. This home gym flooring option is ideal for running, bouncing, and jumping and is also great for dance studio subfloors, as well as for use under individual pieces of equipment such as treadmills or elliptical machines.

Plyometric rubber gym floor rolls are easy to roll out over any surface to create a versatile all-purpose floor.

Plyometric rubber rolls are less dense than standard rubber rolls for home gym floors, ultimately providing more cushion. This is also made from recycled content and qualifies for LEED points for green building.

Other sizes available for plyometric rubber rolls include 4 feet by 10 feet by 8 millimeters thick.

This specialty home gym flooring may not be thick or dense enough to protect a floor from heavy dropped weights.

More information on the plyometric rubber roll home gym floor can be found at Greatmats.

4. Home Sport and Play Mat

Aerobic Home Gym Flooring Tiles
(Approximately $2.15/sq. ft.)

For athletes who want to bring their aerobics, the home sport and play floor tile is the perfect choice for home gym flooring on a budget. This interlocking tile features a durable surface texture that will stand up to the most punishing aerobics training. The high-density EVA foam floor tile is perfect for at-home dance exercise programs and practice.

This aerobic flooring for home gyms will lock together tightly and easily. This aerobic floor tile's interlocking design makes installation as easy as laying the tiles down and piecing them together. When interlocked, the tiles will stay put and lay flat. Because no glue is required, this home gym flooring is an excellent choice for temporary or non-permanent installations.

These foam tiles measure 2x2 feet in size which is a perfect size for home gyms.

The 7/8 inch thickness provides all the support and cushion needed for aerobic, step, and dance movement even when placed directly over a hard floor such as concrete.

The aerobic sports floor tile is the ideal economical choice for home exercise flooring. The commercial-grade surface texture is designed to last for many years of commercial use with athletic footwear. Most importantly, the tiles will provide the anti-fatigue cushion needed for exercise and aerobics at home. Some people even use these for yoga for a soft and comfortable floor.

Like most foam flooring, it is not recommended to be installed under sharp or heavy equipment and is not recommended for areas in which hard, heavy objects will be dropped.

5. Interlocking Rubber Floor Tiles

Rubber Home Gym Flooring Tiles
(Approximately $3.75/sq. ft.)

This interlocking rubber floor tiles is a budget-friendly home gym tile. Each square tile is two feet by two feet, eight millimeters thick, and features blue/gray, blue, or gray color flecks in a black base. This flooring tile can be installed directly over any hard flat surface including tiles or concrete floors in a basement or garage.

The 8mm rubber tile is more durable and will protect the subfloor better than 1/4 inch rubber or foam tiles. This home gym flooring option makes for an easy D.I.Y. install. The rubber is easy to cut using a sharp utility knife.

Interlocking rubber tiles tend to be more expensive per square foot than rubber rolls. However, they are easier to move around and install than rubber rolls which can sometimes take two people to lift and carry.

Outfitting your home gym doesn't have to be expensive. The experts at have flooring for home gym use available in all sizes, materials, and densities, including tile, mat, and roll-out varieties. Save time and money on transportation and membership fees by bringing the gym, dance, or martial arts studio to your home.