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How To Create A Home Gym

Lisa Hobbie // 2021

Creating a home gym is easier than you think. You just need to select the right equipment and flooring based on your space and budget.

Whether you live in a house or apartment and are using a spare bedroom, area of a garage, basement, or other room large or small, you can perfectly outfit the space - creating a of your dreams.

You may already know the type of weights or fitness equipment you want, and you likely have thought of the type of tv or sound system to implement, but selecting your floor should be on the top of your list of priorities. You want a floor that will endure the weight of your machines, protect your subfloor, and provide adequate protection for you - based on the types of exercises and movements you’ll perform.

When you shop for your flooring at Gym Rubber Floor, creating a home gym is easy. With products perfect for everything from large CrossFit gyms and weight rooms to small cardio rooms under 400 square feet, Gym Rubber Floor offers the best solutions to protect your floor, equipment, and your body. Of the many options from which to choose, from cheap to top of the line, the following are among some of the most popular:

These products are top notch and deliver many features and benefits. They are what you need to provide the perfect foundation for your home gym.

Versatile Home Gym Flooring

Gym Floor Workout Fitness Tile is a great choice to use when creating a home gym. It’s a versatile product made of high density EVA foam and is designed to withstand the use and abuse of heavy exercise equipment.

This flooring is free of latex and lead, and it’s waterproof. It works well for either wall-to-wall installations, or, as an island installation to go under exercise machines or weights. It has a pebble top texture and interlocking design for an easy installation of a surface that will stay in place and offer traction and support. Priced at only about $2.00 per square foot, it’s extremely affordable, too.

The Home Sport and Play Mat is a reversible home gym mats made of thick EVA foam and offering a flexible consistency similar to rubber while offering more cushion - perfect for a home gym where mostly body weight exercises are performed such as P90x, Yoga or cardio kickboxing. They are waterproof and stain resistant and deliver anti-fatigue properties.

The puzzle piece style mats provide shock absorption while offering a firmness that allows for quick and easy movements. The mats are double sided and durable, and they are available in multiple colors with a tough yet comfortable top surface that is scuff resistant. This option will cost about $2.25 per square foot.

StayLock Tile Bump Top is yet another versatile product to consider when creating a home gym. This durable, anti-fatigue flooring system can be installed over most subsurfaces, including carpet, offering a surface that is tough like rubber with cushioning like foam.

Installation of this option is easy using the active locking connector system which requires no adhesive. Sweat and water won’t damage this flooring, as it is waterproof and resistant to oils and acids. It fits very tightly together and is a breeze to maintain. It delivers cushioned support for intense workouts, and it is also strong enough to hold heavy workout machines.

Consider this flooring if you’re into plyometric style exercises that include a lot of jumping, but also need a floor that can withstand a weight training machine - as it is easy on the bones and joints and very durable.

It will cost about $5.00 per square foot.

Flooring For Weight Lifting

Premium Heavy Drop Gym Floor Tile may be necessary if you are creating a home gym in a space where you will need to have superior sound and shock absorption. These gym tiles offer 2.5 inches of rubber on which to lift and drop weights.

Not only are these tiles slip resistant, they are extremely durable and made of recycled rubber to deliver a professional grade floor at an affordable price. The tiles are made in the USA and priced at approximately $17.75 per square foot.

4x6 Gym Rubber Floor Mat is another product that does a great job protecting a subfloor from heavy weights. Designed to endure a lot of use and abuse, these mats are ¾ inch thick, so they also provide for ease of movement.

The mats are flat on one side with an anti-skid, wire mesh texture surface on the opposite side. Both sides are non-porous, so they are suitable for areas that could get damp or if you tend to sweat a lot when lifting.

If you need to protect your subfloor from impact, but you’re less concerned with how much sound transfer takes place, this is a strong, affordable option.

These mats will cost about $62, which equates to about $2.60 per square foot.

Flooring For Plyo, Aerobics, & Cardio

A Plyometric Rubber Roll is a rubber gym flooring solution designed specifically for repetitious and rigorous athletic workouts like aerobics and plyometrics. It’s a lower density rubber roll known for providing exceptional shock absorption and cushioned support, and it will withstand the weight of exercise equipment.

This surface is also designed to give superb traction for sudden changes in direction during exercises.

These rubber rolls are made in the USA and are easy to install over concrete with glue or a more common double faced tape method. The rolls are made to last, and once the product is installed, it requires little maintenance. The 4x10 foot roll is priced at approximately $120 for 40 square feet.

Gym Rubber Floor - For The Perfect Flooring For Your Home Gym

These products will all provide the perfect foundation for the home gym of your dreams. If you have questions about them or if you need help deciding which one is right for your space, just reach out to the customer service staff at Gym Rubber Floor. Regardless of the product you choose, you can be confident that you’re getting the best when it comes from Gym Rubber Floor.

For more on this topic please review our Home Gym Flooring and Mats product page.