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What Kind Of Mat Can Be Used Under A Treadmill?

Lisa Hobbie // 2021

If you’re looking for a mat for under treadmill exercise equipment, you’ll need something that’s durable and designed to endure the weight of the machine.

Regardless if you’ll be using a treadmill on carpet, over wood, or over concrete, a treadmill mat will protect the subfloor and the treadmill. Treadmills often have motor and electrical parts that could potentially become damaged from dust, debris, and carpet particles if a mat isn’t used. An effective mat will also dampen vibrations and noise from the machine, and it will provide stabilization on the floor for the treadmill.

Gym Rubber Floor offers a number of options to consider if you’re shopping for a mat for under treadmill equipment, with the following 5 products being among the best:



Regardless of the type of subfloor you want to put a treadmill on, using one of the 5 highlighted products would provide a safe, protective, sturdy experience. The use of any of these mat for under treadmill equipment options would maximize your workout results and protect the flooring underneath. If you want the very best, you really could go with any of them.

Gym Floor Workout Fitness Tile Pebble is an EVA foam solution that can be used under treadmills and heavy fitness equipment, and it’s durable enough to withstand heavy use and abuse. Just keep in mind that there may be some indenting under the feet or wheels of a treadmill. It’s a ¾ inch thick product that is lead free, waterproof, and latex free.

This gym floor tile can be installed wall-to-wall, or, as an island installation to go under your treadmill. They provide enough cushion for floor based or aerobic style exercises, as well, so they offer a versatile solution if you want multi-purpose flooring in a gym. Tight fitting puzzle-style edges simplify the installation process, and they hold each tile firmly in place, even when subject to stress from the weight of your treadmill.

Product: Gym Floor Workout Fitness Tile Pebble

Rubber Flooring Rolls 1/4 Inch 4x10 Ft Pacific Black are lightweight, 40 square feet rubber rolls that are a rich black color with a ¼ inch thickness. They deliver value, quality, and performance.

These durable rolls can be installed right over an existing flooring surface where your treadmill will be used. They deliver a solution that is partially non-absorbent and resistant to chemicals and oils. They are also very easy to clean and maintain. This truly is a great mat for under treadmill.

Product: Rubber Flooring Rolls 1/4 Inch 4x10 Ft Pacific Black

StayLock Tile Orange Peel Black are lightweight, recycled PVC plastic tiles that are durable like rubber with an orange peel textured surface. They can easily be installed over any subfloor with the ability to accommodate treadmills and other heavy exercise equipment.

These durable tiles have a reliable, interlocking design that delivers a very tight fit that helps prevent the tiles from separating over time - even when bearing the weight of treadmills. They are waterproof and resistant to most acids and oils, and they also provide support and cushioned protection for those practicing any level and intensity of exercise. They are also non-absorbent and designed to last, and once installed, their smoothed trim support structure forces them to stay in place.

Product: StayLock Tile Orange Peel Black

Max Tile Raised Floor Tile is a super versatile product that is great under heavy fitness equipment. It’s a solution that can be installed over virtually any subfloor - even a low pile carpet one.

This modular flooring is very durable and looks like natural wood, and it is a snap-together tile system option with a commercial grade vinyl tile surface. The UV protective coating on its surface prevents damage from window sunlight, and it will prevent scratches and wear, delivering a wood look that doesn’t need refinishing or maintenance.

This is a product that is easy to install and remove, so it can be either temporary or permanent, for a home, studio, or gym setting. The tiles will not separate or pull apart during treadmill workouts, so they provide an extremely safe and durable floor system.

Product: Max Tile Raised Floor Tile

Plyometric Rubber Gym Roll 3/8 Inch Per SF is a cushioned flooring roll that delivers a great blend of comfort, stabilization, and protection for a subfloor. It’s ⅜ inch thick and made of super durable rubber.

This economical mat for under treadmill option can be taped or glued down once rolled out, and it can be used in residential or commercial settings.

Product: Plyometric Rubber Gym Roll 3/8 Inch Per SF

Gym Rubber Floor - For The Best Mat For Under Treadmill Options

The featured products represent some of the very best flooring solutions that can endure the weight of a treadmill while offering sufficient protection for your subfloor. If you’d like more information about any of the products, just reach out to the staff at Gym Rubber Floor. They will answer your questions and help you decide which option is the right one for your space, preferences, and needs. No matter which one you choose, you can be confident that you’ll be getting a high performing, attractive and protective solution when it comes from Gym Rubber Floor.


For more on this topic please review our Exercise Flooring product page.