Wednesday, November 16, 2016
If you plan to turn your garage into a gym, you want to spend some time planning it out and making sure that you understand what items you need and do not need. Your flooring is going to make the difference between comfort and discomfort. In fact, if you do not evaluate your garage flooring options, you may find that you do not enjoy spending time in your home garage.
Below, we will go over some of the best garage flooring options. You can install these options quickly and enjoy them right away.
Mats and rubber gym floors are often the most popular choices. This is because they are able to be quickly installed and they provide comfort. This type of flooring is used in commercial gyms all over the world. Rubber gym flooring is versatile and used for many different applications. For example, it can be used with treadmills, weights, and exercise machines.
This type of flooring/mat is extremely durable and does not rip or tear under pressure. For example, you can drag your equipment without worry. Another reason to choose them is because you can use the mats wet or dry.
Next, is gym tiles. Since traditional options such as rubber are often heavy and bulky, those who want a lighter option will typically choose rubber tiles. These tiles interlock together and most commonly seen in home gyms. Of course, you can choose from a variety of colors, styles, and borders to enhance the look of your gym.
These tiles are about 3/8-inch thick and they can be used for all gym equipment to include weights, treadmills, and exercise benches.
On the other hand, you can choose to lay down carpet in your home gym and some people enjoy it. It is important that you understand some of the cons of this choice. First, you may rip the carpet and it may snag when you move your gym equipment. Second, the carpet may hold on to scents and odors from sweat and moisture.
If you are looking to improve the flooring in your home gym, gym tiles and rubber floors are the two best options. As you search for the best option, consider your needs and how the gym will be setup.