What's the Best Flooring for a Home Gym?
Oct 26, 2020
A home gym is an investment—in yourself, and your home. If you’re ready to dedicate a space in your house to achieve your personal health goals, you need solid flooring that can withstand the equipment needed to get there.
There are quite a few factors that go into selecting those floors, such as comfort, durability, and, most important, practicality. Check out the strongest contenders for your home gym floors that’ll help you on your journey to getting stronger, too.
Our most versatile, and often eco-friendly, floor is rubber.
Like rubber mats, rubber flooring has great traction to prevent slips or falls, plus it’s sturdy and resilient, making it ideal for any type of exercise equipment including exercise mats, rubber rolls and heavy equipment for weight training. Dropping weights on it is no problem, as impact and shock absorption is extremely high with rubber flooring. It’s stain-resistant, easy to clean, and easy to install. Just lay it right over your current floor.
Rubber is a quick, easy, budget-conscious flooring option for your home gym (and garages too) that will allow you to focus on you and your health, rather than your floors.
If you’re looking to turn your home gym into more of a multipurpose space, luxury vinyl is a great option that makes the most practical sense.
It’s highly durable, so it can withstand the daily wear of a home gym, while also coming in a variety of different designs, so it can still be comfortable and stylish in any room. Plus, it’s mold, mildew, and water resistant, so it can handle even the most sweaty workout sessions.
Which brings us to cleaning. Luxury vinyl can also stand up to harsh chemicals, making it easy to clean and maintain. Luxury vinyl comes in wood-or-tile looks, and you’ll find a variety of styles to match your design preferences.
Perfect for weights, cardio, yoga, and more, carpet is the most popular flooring selection for a home gym. It’s soft on the joints and easy to maintain.
Typically, the best carpet for this type of space is a tight loop such as a berber carpet. As with any carpet, regular cleaning is recommended after a few sweat sessions to prevent from bacteria and odors.
And, if you’re looking for an even easier carpet solution, check out carpet tiles. You can install them yourself and still get the same great quality and durability as you would with a roll of carpet. Plus, carpet tiles are easily replaced, so, after one too many sit-ups in a single area, you can swap out specific tiles to keep the room feeling fresh and new.
If you currently have hardwood floors in your home gym and you're not looking to reinvest in a complete flooring overhaul, you can always purchase shock absorbant foam flooring (often available in foam tiles), interlocking tiles and alternative gym flooring tiles to protect your hardwood from scratches and heavy impact.
Strong Floors for Your Home Gym
Whether it’s for strength training, yoga, cardio, or HIIT, there’s a flooring option for every home gym.
Call your local Flooring America today and talk to us about luxury vinyl or carpet, and our experts will direct you to our best selection of floors perfect for the blood, sweat, and tears you put in (hopefully just sweat, though).
Your journey to becoming stronger starts with strong floors. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today.
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