I was advised to glue this down to the plywood floor which we did. I bought this flooring for a good gym surface for plyometrics and basically to quiet down loudness of a mini trampoline in the room. I wish I had bought the thicker flooring. The reviews said the 8mm is this most common for gyms, and I was afraid the thicker one would not fit up against the carpet or tile floor it connects. however I find this flooring to be very hard, no give, and it is very loud- I am disappointed I went with the reviews and suggestions of the people I talked to.
if it wasnt for the high cost of shipping, I would cover my whole BikeShop with it. But, I have to just cover the rest with wooden floor. Maybe you guys should have your own shipping trucks.
I purchased, 4, 18'x4' rolls of the 8mm rubber flooring. I want to say it probably was the easiest project I did around my house. I am a handy person, and this was simple enough for a not-so-handy person to tackle. I wanted a rubber floor for the gym I made in our home basement. I wanted to include photos, but this email sat in my email box too long, I want to spread the word. Following is all it took to get this installed....by MYSELF!
First, clean the sub-floor and mop it, let dry, then simply roll out the mats, cut them to fit the room, let them sit for a day or two to get acclimated to the surroundings, then lift up the outside edges and seams and apply the double sided tape (I purchased this too) to fasten to the floor. This step reminded me of my High School Wrestling days, since I would run and "stomp" at the seams, to be sure they were "tight" before taping. I didn't want something permanent, in the event I wanted to change that room someday. Thus...the tape! Worked wonderful.
Overall, it turned out nice. I get compliments on how the seams "cannot be detected". I know where they are, but without looking closely, you cannot see them. My room was 17'x15', so it wasn't super big, but perfect for this product! And the 8mm is VERY durable for a gym floor. I wanted something a little more durable than what I seen out there, this was perfect. Kind of tough to cut (which is good), I used a Carpet Knife (switching to new blades often) and a T-square...worked perfect! I will refer people to this site if they want a good rubber flooring product. I see I can send some pics to the email below, I will forward a few.
The flooring looks awesome at our Masthope Mountain Community Fitness Center.
I got the 8 mm baby blue rubber flooring. It looks great when installed and was fairly easy to install by myself. One thing to be aware of is, make sure the color is specified when ordering. There are different options of colors between the pre-cut and rolled and I wanted the bright blue but got the baby blue. It turned out to work for me but if it hadn't shipping would have been a great cost to me. I highly recommend using double sided carpet tape which I got from Home Depot for about $8 to do a 12 x 24 room.
I planned on installing the rubber matting in my 12x14 exercise room and doing it myself. My local flooring dealer wanted $1800 for one roll (4'x50')of 3/8" rubber floor cover. I thought for that much it would include delivery but I was informed that I would have to drive to their warehouse (1 hour drive) and pick it up myself. I decided to research this online and found the Rubber Flooring INC website. I purchased 3 rolls for $532 shipping included. One week later the freight delivery driver was dropping off the pallet in my garage. It was easy to install by myself but would recommend having someone assist with the lifting/installing. I laid it on a Sunday, allowed the rubber to relax from the rolled state it was in, and the next weekend I used double sided tape around the edges except where it lies beneath the baseboard. Depending on where/what you plan on using the flooring for, you may not need to use any adhesive products during the installation.
Approximate cost savings $1260.
This was a great choice for our home gym. Did not order samples first, just went ahead with ordering 4 rolls, which were heavy but relatively easy to work with and install. Put down on concrete and we used PL400 around the seams. We chose the color with purple and it looks great. Haven't put any equipment on it yet, but I am sure it will stand up to any weight. Would recommend to others.
Only had a small project (264 Sq. ft.), but the product worked out great. Cutting was relatively easy with a heavy utility knife and thick straight edge. Edges of the rolls were in good shape, so I didn't even cut an overlap except at the end. The product is heavy and wants to lay flat. I would use it again in a heartbeat!
I was pleased with every aspect of this purchase, from placing the order on the website to using the floor. The website was easy to use, and answered all my questions. I like that I could input the room dimensions, and it gave me a recommendation on what to purchase. Rather then purchase (4) standard 4'x25' rolls it recommended to purchase three 4'x28' custom rolls, which worked out perfect...had much less scrap materials left this way. It also recommended getting two rolls of carpet tape, which I did. I ran out of tape right at the end, but I probably over did it with the amount I used. It wasn't difficult working with the rolls, but definitely a two person job..at least for me anyway. My wife and I did it in about 5 hours. Floor looks great after install. I use it for a home gym, and seems to be holding up very well. I was going to purchase the foam interlocking squares originally, but after doing a little more research I decided to go with the rubber flooring. Let me just say I am very pleased I went with the rubber flooring instead.
We had a spacious room off our garage to convert to a "grand-kids and lounge area". We were not sure how to get all our ideas into one room; i.e. something safe for young kids to ride bikes. build block houses, learn to roller skate and something for the 'older-people' to be comfortable, watch TV/movies, etc. We installed (ourselves, very easily!) 760 sq/ft of 8mm rubber rolls. Super durable! Perfect solution! Answers all our Wishes! The Rubber Rolls were cut to our request; laid even and flat with little or no effort to install. It provides safety for the kids playing, is comfortable to walk on, pleasing to look at and give a warm cozy feeling to the room. VERY happy with the product!
The shipment was delivered in a timely fashion. Product is exactly as described. Install as expected. Did by myself. Looks great in a home gym. And has NO "stinky rubber" smell to it!!! I would highly recommend it. The price is reasonable. Unfortunatley to get other colors (besides black with10-20% colored specks, it can get very pricey.
I am always in the kitchen. I love to cook and enjoy baking, the kitchen is my "zen" The house is old and needs to be remodeled in every part of the house. My biggest concern is the kitchen, of course. I also have bad knees and standing in one place for a long time hurts. We purchased a small roll of rubber flooring to buffer our powerful washing machine from shaking everything off the walls during its spin cycle,it worked! There were some smaller pieces left when my hubby finished this minor project and decided to put them in the kitchen in front of the stove and counter where I prep my food. I fell in love with this flooring immediately and decided that we are going with rubber flooring throughout the entire kitchen area. I love the look and its easy to care for, plus, it totally relieves the stress on my legs/knees/hips and lower back! Fantastic Find!!
I thought the rubber flooring laid very nice and I love it. We bought the 8mm rubber rolls with brown fleck and love the way our new gym looks. Mops up really easy with a damp mop
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I installed 8mm black strong rubber rolls in a workshop which has plywood subfloors. I ordered custom cut (16') rolls rather than the standard 25' rolls and am glad I did because I don't think I could have handled the larger ones alone (and I can bench press 300 pounds!). Cutting and fitting was fairly easy, but be sure you have a good supply of sharp blades for your box cutter because they dull quickly when cutting this material. I also ordered seam sealer caulking to prevent water from getting to the wood floors beneath the rubber and this appears to be effective. However, the liquid floor sealer I bought to finish the floor surface was a bust. It goes on easily (although 4 thin coats with 24 hours dry time between coats is a little tedious) and gives a nice shiny finish, BUT it scuffs so easily that the "finished" floor almost immediately looks worse than the original dull unfinished rubber. I do NOT recommend this product unless you do not plan to actually use the floor.
Looks great! Exactly what I ordered.
This was the best purchase for my home gym. They were easy to install and the delivery arrived on time.
My only complaint is that I should have splurged for the white speckles on the mat since as soon as you walk on a solid black mat, it will look dirty.
The 8mm pad is a good thickness. I can drop the weights and it doesn't sound like it is going to break anything. I would suggest that if you can't afford the 8mm, you go with the thinner version and use the extra clippings to double up under the high use areas, e.g., under the bench, or where else you drop your weights.
Installation was easy. I bought a pair of tin snips from home depot and got my brother-in-law (a.k.a a buff young kid eager to prove his strength) to cut the rubber. The floor looks professional and was easy to install.
One fear I had was that the rubber would gas off and a rubber odor would dominate the house. It did for the first month or so. But I put some fans on and it is not even noticeable now. 6 months later, no issues, and I don't use the fans.