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What are Some Recommendations for Foam Exercise Mats?

Lisa Hobbie // 2020

Having a good exercise mat can really make a workout safer, more effective, and more fun, and it can also protect your floor from workout equipment, water damage, and extra wear and tear. An exercise mat provides a cushioned surface on which to perform a number of exercise routines, from crunches and yoga to pilates and HIIT movements. Foam exercise mats are often popular, because they come in many forms, all of which are easy to assemble and provide a great area on which to practice fitness movements or to place exercise equipment on. Greatmats offers an excellent selection of foam exercise mats from which to choose - from high end to economical, to small and portable or more permanent solutions.

Airex Fitness Exercise Mats


One of the most popular foam exercise mats is the Airex Fitness Mat. This is the perfect choice if you’re seeking a lightweight and portable option that will perform well for a number of purposes. This mat is 48 x 23 and ⅝ inch thick and can be used indoors or outdoors. Made of closed cell foam, this mat is non absorbent, and it features a slip proof surface. It offers a great mix of support and cushion, and it includes antimicrobial finishing. It is very easy to clean with hot soapy water or household disinfectant. This is a great all-purpose exercise mat. 

Foam Mats for Exercise


The Home Sport and Play Foam Mat is among the best colorful interlocking foam exercise mats. These mats are made of thick EVA foam, which provides a flexible consistency similar to a soft rubber while providing more cushion. They work great in nearly any setting or environment, as they are waterproof and stain resistant. 

These mats provide anti-fatigue properties, taking pressure off of your ankles and knee joints - allowing you to train and work out longer and harder. Also, the foam exercise mats absorb shock extremely well and also have a firmness that allows for quick and easy movement. They are also reversible and feature a tough top surface that is scuff resistant. Installation of the interlocking puzzle mat system is a breeze, and when it needs to be cleaned, this flooring can be vacuumed or damp mopped with common household floor cleaners. Or, if a piece of the system becomes damaged, simply flip it over or remove it and replace it in no time!

Home Gym Foam Exercise Mats


For foam exercise mats that are great for home gyms, the Home Gym Flooring Tile is among the best options. Made from super high density EVA foam material, these 10mm tiles are durable enough for use under heavy exercise equipment. They are latex and lead free, and they feature a durable surface top texture in a pebble design. The interlock design of this product provides for an easy DIY installation, and these mats are very lightweight and portable. This product includes 2 borders per tile, and it comes with a 1-year limited warranty. The tile is non-absorbent, so it will not soak up sweat or water bottle spills, or sweat odors.

Roll Out Exercise Mats


5x10 Rollout Workout mats are also popular foam exercise mats. These mats can quickly and easily be rolled out when needed and quickly put away when finished. Not only can you carry these with you easily, but they resist curling or rolling back once you roll them out flat! 

These high quality mats are made of durable, professional quality, PE foam material and feature a vinyl top in smooth surface. They work with a variety of shoes, and are highly durable for a variety of martial arts and aerobic exercises. 

These mats are available in numerous colors, and they are designed to last for years of professional use. The quality control standards on these mats are among the industry’s highest, and the mats feature a year warranty against manufacturer and material defects. Easily clean this mat with common household floor cleaners and a damp mop.

There are professional options available in any roll length, with full size roll outs being 6 feet wide and cut to any length over 18 feet per roll. And some offer a tatami surface and up to a 5 year warranty.

Karate Mats used for Exercise Mats


Finally, large puzzle mats can also make great foam exercise mats. Greatmats 1 inch thick foam exercise mats are made of high density EVA foam, and provide plenty of padding for everything from martial arts to aerobics, yoga and floor exercises. The 1x1 meter mats have a smooth surface finish that works well for bare feet or soft shoes, and will also allow for just enough traction for most common exercises. These closed cell foam mats prevent moisture absorption, odor, mold, and mildew. They are a nice, versatile option, and their interlocking design makes for fast installation. They look and perform well and are very durable and double sided. 

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When you’re ready to invest in foam exercise mats, Greatmats has these and numerous options to choose from. With unbeatable pricing, quality, and service, you can feel confident when you choose Greatmats for your flooring needs.
For more on this topic please review our Exercise Mats product page.