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Gym Flooring

In a home gym, one of the most important decisions that you will make is what type of gym flooring to use. You have a number of viable options to choose from.

Rubber Mat Gym Flooring

In choosing rubber mats for your gym flooring, you have a choice of thicknesses. The typical size thicknesses are 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch, and 3/4 inch. Naturally, the 3/4 inch is the best quality. It will last the longest and, most importantly, provide the best protection for protecting your body from shocks it takes when exercising.

It will also, however, be the most expensive.  If you have good negotiation skills, however, you can probably get a discount on the flooring. If not, however, even the thinner 3/8 inch flooring will be better than nothing.

Interlocking Tile Gym Flooring

This is one of the more versatile of home gym flooring. What makes it most effective is that it is so easy to lay down. These tiles also come in many colors so you can add a bit of color to your gym area if you desire.

In addition, it is the easiest of floors to repair. If a certain section of the flooring wears down from continuous traffic in that spot, or is damaged in some other way,  all that need be done is for the squares in that location to be replaced.

While not recommended for public gyms, membership clubs, and the like - this type of flooring is perfect for the home gym.

These squares usually come in 3/8 inch thickness and 1/2 inch thickness. And, if it is in your price range, opt for the thicker tile.

Rolled Rubber Gym Flooring

If you want to cover a large area quickly, using rolled rubber flooring is one of the best ways to do it. After prepping the sub-floor, you simply roll the flooring down, attached it to the sub-floor if necessary, and cut it to size.

Although primarily used in commercial gyms, it can be used for home gyms as well. It comes in a variety of thicknesses - all the way from 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch thick.

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