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An Exercise Mat For Any Room, Any Place!

Posted on: March 16th, 2016 by

Exercise Flooring Perfect For Your Home GymAround half of my day is on the phone and half of those calls are usually for an exercise mat. A lot of people toy with the idea of a home gym for a lot of reasons. You save money on commercial gym membership costs, there’s less worry about bacteria from other people, you never have to wait for a machine, and probably my favorite – the time you save driving to and from the gym. That is precious TV time!

The thing I’ve come to realize is most people don’t really know where to start or what they really need and end up either getting discouraged or ordering the wrong product. I frequently get asked “What do I need?”. Unfortunately, that is a very hard question to answer because while everybody’s general need is the same [a workout room], there specific room needs are all different.

When you decide you want a workout or fitness room, there are a few things you should look at to help decide what room is the best and what product you should use.

First of all, I’d go with a room that is either tile or cement. Carpeted room can work, but I really suggest removing the carpet. If you have a treadmill of any kind of weights, most likely they will wear a hole and just end up looking very tattered. Plus carpet is a nice place for all you sweat to collect and that’s just gross.

Then you have to figure out how many outlets you’ll need and where they need to be placed. It doesn’t happen very often, but I have had people tell me they put the whole room together and realized they would have to run extension cords to power their machines.

Next you need to decide what ttype of flooring you actually need. If your workouts are in the Yoga, Pilates, aerobic genre, you probably want a an EVA foam flooring. Our soft floor tiles are a closed cell EVA foam that are not only comfortable to sit, lie, and walk on, but they won’t absorb any liquid, should it fall from a water bottle or your face. Also these tiles are dense enough to support you ankles. I do recommend a thickness of at least 5/8” so the tiles will not pull apart with your movement.

If you are more of a Treadmill, Bowflex, weight lifting type of person, I suggest are Tuff-n-Easy Rubber tiles or Rolled Rubber. They’re both made from 100% recycled rubber and the exact material we’ve put in commercial gyms across the U.S.A.  These tiles are also very dense, but much more the foam tiles. You won’t need to worry about your equipment being unstable and the rubber can withstand impact from weights.

Lastly you, you just need to decide on color. We have a wide variety of different colors to match any home.


 



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