Are you looking to create a home gym space? Some things needed are equipment, wall mirrors, and we cannot forget a state-of-the-art stereo system. However, the most critical item is the floor because home workouts all start with the ground.
A basement with an unfinished concrete floor is not safe for working out. You can become injured from slips and falls from the poor traction. Not to mention the lack of impact shock absorption can lead to joint pain. Concrete is just as unforgiving to workout equipment, especially if a weight gets dropped. It is best to utilize the concrete as a subfloor and invest in a fitness-friendly option to put on top.
Rubber, vinyl, carpet and artificial turf are the most popular flooring options for home gyms. The most common is rubber because it is affordable, easy to clean, durable and versatile. The least expensive would be carpet tiles; however, they can be troublesome to clean and are not suitable for rigorous exercise.
The most durable options are rubber and vinyl flooring. Rubber is universally appealing, more affordable and absorbs shock more effectively.
Choose a rubber floor for intense exercises like jumping rope or weight training. They will absorb impact better than carpet, vinyl or artificial turf. These materials are perfect for yoga or as a treadmill or exercise bike base.
The right home gym floor can increase stability and reduce body impact. It will also help keep the subfloor protected from scuffs, scratches, and cracks. When choosing a surface, consider the space, the type of workout equipment needed and what exercises will be performed. There are quite a few flooring options for working out - from rubber to turf and more. Please stop into our flooring store in Mokena, Illinois, or Highland, Indiana, to speak with one of our knowledgeable flooring consultants to help select the right floor to suit flooring a home gym.
Michelle specializes in residential flooring and prides herself on being patient with a passion for helping people in general. Drawing on her experience managing kitchen and bath remodel projects, cabinetry, countertops and flooring, Michelle now focuses mainly on flooring. She enjoys helping clients select colors and styles utilizing her design background. Michelle is a qualified Interior Designer and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design. Come visit our Mokena, Illinois showroom to have Michelle help you design your flooring project today!