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Foam vs. Rubber – What’s the Best Flooring Material for your Home Gym?

January 4, 2013 Leave a comment

One of the single most asked questions we receive here at RubberFlooringInc.com is “Should I get foam or rubber for my home gym flooring?”  This quick post is going to explain the benefits and disadvantages to using each type of material in an attempt to help answer that question for everyone.

5/8" Soft Tile (Made of Foam)

5/8″ Soft Tile (Made of Foam)

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Foam vs. Rubber – How to Select the Right Gym Flooring Material

September 10, 2012 1 comment

One of the single most asked questions we receive here at RubberFlooringInc.com is “Should I get foam or rubber for my home gym flooring?”  This quick post is going to explain the benefits and disadvantages to using each type of material in an attempt to help answer that question for everyone.

Benefits of foam Include:

Foam Floor Tiles

  • Light weight
  • Flexible and shock absorbent
  • Soft
  • Water proof
  • An excellent insulator
  • Wide variety of colors
  • Available in interlocking tiles or portable mats
  • Easy to install and keep clean

All of these reasons make foam an excellent choice for home gyms and portable exercise mats.

Disadvantages to using foam include:        Read more…

Home Gym Flooring – 4 popular choices but what is the best flooring solution for you?

December 9, 2011 Leave a comment

There are a wide variety of floor covering options available for use as home gym flooring and often times picking out the right solution can seem like a difficult task.  The three most popular flooring options for use in home gym and exercise rooms are carpet, rubber flooring, foam flooring, and vinyl tiles.  In this article we will explain the benefits of each option so that you can be sure you select the best home gym flooring for you.

Option #1 – Carpet

Carpet is the most popular floor covering option in America and is excellent all-purpose flooring.  Carpet can be relatively inexpensive, is comfortable to the touch, and is fairly easy to clean and maintain.  Carpet also can be an excellent floor solution for use as home gym flooring.  The best carpet options for use in areas where exercise take place in the home are low pile carpet options.  Low pile carpet is usually a little more course to the touch however it is usually much more durable compared to fluffy shag or even soft Berber style carpets often found in homes.  Commercial grade carpet also works very well for home gyms due to its tight knit loops.  One other form of carpet that is often used as exercise flooring is carpet tiles.  These tiles interlock and can be easily installed by the average person.

The benefits to using carpet in a home gym is that it is available in a wide array of colors, is durable enough to last for many years, and is soft enough for young kids to play on while Mom and Dad get their workout in.  Carpet is also a favorite gym flooring option since it is a floor covering that the average home user completely understands and already knows how to take care of.  The downside to using carpet as a flooring in home gyms and exercise studios is that it needs to be installed by a professional carpet installer, can stretch over time under strenuous use and require a carpet installer to re stretch the carpet, and can hold moisture and require a professional cleaning every few years.   One particular tricky spot for using carpet as home gym flooring is in basements.  Over the years, we have heard from numerous Midwest customers that their basement flooded and that the carpet they had installed in their basement home gym was ruined.  These individuals are often looking for a solution to prevent a similar situation from happening in the future which leads to:

Option #2 – Rubber Flooring

Rubber Flooring is our specialty at RubberFlooringInc.com.  Rubber flooring can be purchased in rolls or tiles and is available in a wide range of thicknesses and color options.  Rubber flooring can range in price from a cheap $0.99 per square foot for recycled rubber floors up to and over $4.00 per square foot for the most designer series virgin rubber options.  The benefits to using rubber as a floor covering are Read more…

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