Home Gym Flooring Buyer's Guide
Flooring for home gym


HOME GYM FLOORING

Ready to bring the gym to you? Whether you need a simple place to stretch, or a room dedicated to weightlifting, there is a rubber flooring option to help you meet your needs.

For a typical home gym, we will focus on lower impact flooring using rubber rolls, tiles and mats built to handle body weight and free weight exercises. These options are perfect for most home gyms. However, Olympic lifting and heavy barbells require a bit more oomph, so we’ll get to those later on in High Impact Flooring.

You may have heard things like “You have to get at least ½” thick rubber!”, but that is just not true! For home gym flooring, we recommend ¼” and 8mm* rubber. Of course, you are welcome to buy whatever you like, but to get what you need without spending an arm and a leg, ¼” and 8mm is the way to go.

*Popular choice.



HOME GYM TILES


Rubber floor tiles for home gym

1/4" Tiles

Great for the basic home gym, ie: cardio equipment and weight machines

8mm Tiles

Popular choice, great for home and commercial gyms, ie: free weights, cardio equipment and weight machines


For easy installation, stationary movements and portability, tiles are likely going to be your first choice. Our ¼” tiles are all low cost, USA made, and great for the basic home gym.

The 8mm tiles are like that big brother that says “Oh yeah? I can do everything you can do and more!” The 8mm tiles are also USA made and come at a low price point, but they are thick enough to hold up in a commercial space as well. If you’re looking for easy, DIY installation that can hold up to all of your rockin’ workout sessions, 8mm tiles will do the trick.

Ready to get started? Find the home gym tiles for you.





HOME GYM MATS


Rubber exercise mats for home gym

1/4" Mats

Great for the basic home gym


3/8" Mats

Popular choice, great for home and commercial gyms



If you’re not looking to dedicate an entire room for a home gym, have a small space, or you like to workout in multiple locations, home gym mats are a great option. All of our mats are low cost, USA made and great for the basic home gym.

The ⅜” mats are a little beefier, a little more durable, a little...better. These ⅜” mats still come at a low price point, but they are thick enough to hold up in a commercial space.

If you’re looking for an easy, little-to-no installation option that can hold up to all of your rockin’ workout sessions, 8mm mats will do the trick. Ready to get started? Find the home gym mats for you.

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HOME GYM ROLLS


1/4" Rubber Rolls

Great for the basic home gym, i.e. cardio equipment and weight


8mm Rubber Rolls

Popular choice, great for home and commercial gyms



To cover a large area with flooring that will stay in place for plyometrics, side to side movement, and lots of action, rubber rolls are where it’s at! Rubber rolls are the most permanent gym flooring solution and, while they require a bit more on the install end, they usually end up being the most cost effective. Basically, a little more grunt work, a little less spending.

Our ¼” rolls are all low cost, USA made, and great for the basic home gym. The 8mm rolls are a step up -- thicker and more durable, the 8mm rolls are also USA made and come at a low price point, but they are thick enough to hold up in a commercial space as well. If you’re looking for permanent option that can hold up to lateral movements and all of your intense sweat sessions, 8mm rolls will be your main man.

Ready to get started? Find the home gym rolls for you.!

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Rubber exercise mats for home gym




HOME GYM FLOORING INSTALLATION


    DIY Friendly

  • • Loose lay
  • • Tape down
  • • Glue Down*
  • *For glue down, you may consult a professional, but DIY is still doable.





THE BEST SUB-FLOOR FOR HOME GYM FLOORING

Any concrete, low pile carpet, hardwood, ceramic or porcelain tiles, or even on top of compacted dirt. It is important that your subfloor is leveled to ensure safety and a flat surface for workouts.

**Note: Dark rubber can stain light carpets, vinyl and some hardwood. Easy fix! → If you are laying the products on top of an existing floor, we recommend getting a plastic sheet to place in between the rubber and your current floor.





HOME GYM FLOORING HIGHLIGHTS


Black rubber gym flooring
  • • 16+ color choices
  • • Durable
  • • Low cost
  • • Easy, DIY install
  • • Great for low impact workouts




HOME GYM FLOORING LIMITATIONS


Rubber gym floor

• Not suitable for extreme, high impact workouts

• Not suitable for dropping weights over 50 lbs

• Some rubber may have flaking. The product is still completely effective and the flaking is easy to clean by sweeping up right away.


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