Categories

When Would You Put Plywood Over Carpet?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: July, 2021 - Modified: July, 2021

You may choose to put to provide stabilization under rubber or foam interlocking mats, or, to help in connecting snap together tiles.

Greatmats has flooring tiles that can be installed over an existing carpeted subfloor, like modular tiles, home gym rubber tiles, playroom puzzle mats, and more. By first putting plywood down, the new flooring tiles will be more level and stable.

Plywood With Rubber Flooring Tiles Over Carpet

There are many different flooring products from Greatmats that can be used over a plywood covered carpeted floor. Of the many different options, here are two of the more popular rubber options:

  1. Geneva Rubber Tile
  2. Weight Room Rubber Tile

Although you can use any rubber tiles over carpet once plywood is in place, the featured products mentioned will give you great results. Both of these products have a number of benefits and features, and you can’t go wrong with either of them.

Geneva Rubber Tile gym flooring is a great option to install on plywood over carpet. These 3x3 tiles are made using the highest manufacturing quality, which results in a great looking and high performing tile with tight, interlocking seams.

Once installed, these rubber tiles will stay put, lay flat, and not move or curl. They are suitable for a home or commercial gym setting, and they will withstand heavy use and abuse. The tiles are made in the USA of recycled rubber material and have a very low rubber odor.

This product carries a 5-year manufacturer warranty, giving you a great value over time that will provide excellent performance for years to come even under fitness machines like an elliptical or treadmill.



Weight Room Rubber Tile is a product to install on plywood over carpet if you want one that will endure the toughest punishment from free weights. Designed to offer outstanding performance in professional weight rooms and school gyms, this ¾ inch thick flooring with interlocking tabs will not disappoint or under perform.

This recycled rubber product is made in the USA with precision waterjet cut interlocking tabs that offer an easy-to-install, no-adhesive-required product. It can be easily cut for wall-to-wall installations or island installations and offers a robust product at an affordable price.

Plywood With Foam Flooring Tiles Over Carpet

There are many different foam solutions from Greatmats that can be used over a plywood covered carpeted floor. Of the many different options, here are two of the more popular foam options:

  1. Foam Tiles Wood Grain
  2. Foam Kids and Gym Mats 5/8 Premium

Although you can use any foam puzzle mats over carpet once plywood is in place, the featured products mentioned will give you great results. Both of these products have a number of benefits and features, and you can’t go wrong if you choose one of them.

Just keep in mind that if you have a reversible foam tile, you’ll want to use pretty smooth plywood to avoid having protruding pieces of the plywood puncture or scrape the underside of the foam tiles.

Foam Tiles Wood Grain are premium, faux wood foam tiles that sit nicely on a plywood over carpet surface. This product is a blend of comfort and aesthetic appeal, and they truly resemble realistic, rich hardwood. Unlike hardwood, these tiles are waterproof. They are also free of latex and lead.

With many different wood grain patterns to choose from, along with grey and black, these tiles compliment any decor or style preference. They are quick to install and can be used in virtually any area in the home.



Foam Kids and Gym Mats 5/8 Premium is an affordable flooring option that works well on plywood over carpet. It’s a product that can affordably transform any space into a vibrant, safe, and cushioned one.

Each of these foam mats is ⅝ inch thick and provides thermal insulation, noise suppression, and waterproof qualities. The tiles are also stain resistant and shock absorbing and they interlock to connect like pieces of a puzzle do.

These foam tiles come in 15 different colors. They feature a robust thatch surface texture that can withstand constant use while resisting scuffing.

Greatmats - For Specialty Flooring

There are so many different types of flooring products at Greatmats that can be placed over a layer of plywood over carpet. From home dance studio flooring and martial art flooring, to additional foam and rubber products.

If you have questions about how to use any of the featured or other products with plywood, just reach out to the friendly and helpful staff at Greatmats. They can answer questions, send samples, and assist with ordering.

When you’re ready to purchase flooring, let the staff at Greatmats go to work for you!
For more on this topic please review our Foam Flooring & Tiles product page.