Home Gym: Foam vs. Rubber

Home Gym: Foam vs Rubber



Home Gym Foam vs. Rubber: Everything you need to choose the right floor for your home gym


Ready to build your home gym, but don't know where to start? We'll give you the low down on foam vs rubber to help you choose between the big 2 gym flooring options. Learn the pros and cons of each and decide which is the best option for you.

If you're anything like me, you might not have even heard about rubber or foam flooring until you embarked on this adventure towards 6 pack abs at home. Or, ya know, a healthier lifestyle at home. For a long time, I would go to the gym regularly, but never gave a second thought to what type of floor I was working out on or how someone would even go about buying flooring for a gym. Once you google for a hot minute, you can see that the two most common options for a home gym are rubber flooring and foam flooring (although, we think there are a few other great options as well).

Foam


Home Gym Foam vs. Rubber: Everything you need to choose the right floor for your home gym

Foam flooring is great for a first time home gym. Perfect for lightweight and bodyweight exercises, with plenty of cushion for your joints and an affordable sticker price, foam is great place to start for your basic home gym! You can use foam tiles or foam mats to create your ideal home sweat space. Pick and choose different colored tiles to give a checkered or multi-colored look to your home gym. Foam can also double as a kids' playroom, making it super versatile for families, and a great way for parents to workout at home with the kiddos!

Benefits of foam for home gyms

  • Light weight
  • Flexible and shock absorbent
  • Soft
  • Water proof
  • Excellent insulator
  • Wide variety of colors
  • Available in interlocking tiles or portable mats
  • Easy to install and keep clean

Limitations of foam for home gyms

  • Will indent under heavy weight
  • Less durable than rubber
  • Can be punctured or scratched

Best uses for foam flooring in home gyms


Rubber


Home Gym Foam vs. Rubber: Everything you need to choose the right floor for your home gym

Rubber flooring is a great choice for any home gyms and