Top 5 Horse Stall Mats for Home Gym

By Julia Nass Created: July, 2017 - Modified: December, 2023

What do horse stalls and weight gyms have in common?

This may sound like the start of a bad joke, but it turns out there's actually a legitimate answer: Horse mats make excellent gym floors. First and foremost, horse stall mats yield a durability that stands up to the test of time and extreme use. They are designed to withstand large, sustained loads, so heavy exercise equipment is no problem. Next, many horse stall mats yield just enough give to help support bone and joint health. In addition, horse mats typically feature slip-resistance in order to create sure footing for animals and handlers alike; traction and safety is an obvious priority in gyms as well. Horse stall mats tend to be low maintenance and easy to clean, which translates perfectly to a gym environment.

Find out Greatmats' top five flooring options that put horse stall mats to use as gym flooring.

1. 2x2 Foot Mats for Home Gyms:

Horse Mats for Home GymSundance Mats Interlocking 2x2 Mats

The smaller size and low-key installation process of interlocking 2x2 tiles make them awesome horse stall mats for home gyms. These tiles can be laid down in a garage, a basement, or any other room in the house for an instant gym floor. Each tile is 2 x 2 feet in size, which makes it easy to custom fit into any space. Create an island in the middle of the room, or insert a wall-to-wall gym floor.

These horse stall mats for home gyms are 3/4 inch thick and made of tough, quality rubber. Tiles are designed to take repeated punishment, perfect for withstanding the dropping of heavy weights. Interlocking tiles connect together like a breeze, yet are so tight-fitting they are nearly seamless. Even after being uninstalled and reinstalled time and time again, the tiles stay just as tight as the first day.

2. Best Priced Horse Mats for Gyms:

Best Priced Horse Mats for Gyms4x6 ft x 1/2 inch straight edge horse stall mats

Straight Edge Horse Stall Mats 1/2 Inch Thick present the very best value in horse mats for gym floors. Tiles are created from a top-of-the-line rubber that is designed to last you with very little maintenance. Because the mats are long-lasting and low-key to take care of, they make the initial investment the only one you will have to make. You won't be surprised with maintenance or replacement costs down the line.

In addition to low cost, these tiles provide a well-rounded package. They are 1/2 inch thick and provide comfort, support and stability underfoot. Meanwhile, the diamond top surface texture provides just the right amount of traction for exercise. No special tools or adhesives are needed to install these mats. All it takes to install is an easy dry lay on any hard, flat surface. To keep these horse stall mats for a gym fresh, simply sweep or damp mop with a pH neutral cleaner.

3. Pre-sized Horse Mat Kits for Gyms:

Pre-sized Horse Mat Kits for GymsHorse Stall Mats 3/4 Inch 10x10 ft kit

These horse mat kits for gym floors come in a total of four tiles to create a 10 x 10-foot floor.

These mats are produced from recycled rubber content. They are specifically designed to deliver maximum resilience while still providing comfort. Each one is precision cut to make every installation a perfect one. Installation is recommended on a hard, flat surface.

4. Budget Pre-Sized Kits for Gyms:

Pre-Sized Kits Horse Mats for GymsHorse Stall Mats Natural 10x10

These are the more economical option of the pre-sized kits mentioned earlier. These mats are made with recycled rubber content and may contain some color flecks. They are also available in other sizes such as 10x12 and 12x12 foot.

5. Horse Mats for Heavy Lifting:

Horse Mats for Heavy Lifting4x6 x 3/4 Inch Sundance Mats Straight Edge

Serious lifters should consider the Sundance horse stall mats for home gyms. They offer serious strength, durability, and stability under even the heaviest of weights and weightlifting equipment. At the same time, these mats are thick enough to provide just the right amount of give and bounce.

Once mats arrive, simply lay them out on the floor to install, easy as that. The mats are completely waterproof and easy to take care of. Damp mop with hot water, using two buckets to keep the mop clean. If using a cleaner on rubber, always use one that is pH neutral. Otherwise, chemicals can erode the rubber.

Final Note

It's important to note that rubber horse stall products often produce a strong odor upon initial installation. Please make sure proper ventilation is present before installing horse stall mats for home gyms. If this (or anything else) is a concern, check in with Greatmats customer service. They can help you choose horse mats for gym floors certain to suit every one of your needs.