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Best Rubber Flooring for Home Gyms

We’ve seen an explosion of home gyms in the last year. If you’re looking to define a workout area in your home there are many options. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one of those options for the best rubber flooring for home gyms.

Rubber flooring is a great solution for your home gym, whether your gym is in your garage, basement, attic, or you need to carve out a little workout space in your apartment.

Home Gym Rubber Rolls

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Types of Rubber Flooring For Home Gyms

There are three types of rubber flooring.

Rubber Rolls
Rubber Floor Mats
Rubber Tiles

How Thick Should Rubber Gym Flooring Be?

This is a great question, and we get it a lot.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ for home gym rubber flooring thickness. However, there are few guidelines that you can follow to get the right thickness for your home gym. Here’s how we like to think of it.

No matter which rubber flooring you decide upon; rubber rolls, rubber mats, or rubber tiles, one of the most important factors is thickness.

If you’re going to be using weights on the rubber flooring, be sure that your flooring choice is at least 1 / 4 inch thick. If you’re going to be doing agility training, or high impact training of any kind, the thicker the better. Go as thick as your budget will allow. Your feet and joints will thank you.

Rubber Home Gym Flooring Ideas

You can use rubber flooring under treadmills, as a yoga mat, under weights to protect your floor from drops, and as an agility training surface.

Best Rubber Mats For Home Gyms

If you’ve got a smaller space for your home gym, we love the rubber mat as a potential flooring option. There’s certainly no easier install than simply laying down a mat and creating an instant spot for home workouts.

If you’re lucky enough to have a larger space for your home gym, rubber mats are also great for defining separate workout stations.

And again, be sure to consider thickness. Thicker mats not only feel more comfortable underfoot, but they also can stand up to the abuse of dropped weights.

Our pick for favorite rubber mat is the 3/4 inch 4 ft x 6 ft mat. There’s also a 4 ft x 8 ft version if you’re covering a larger area but for many home gyms the 4 ft version is the right tool for the job. We particularly like the rubber mat option for creating a little space in home gyms in cramped apartments.

Best Rubber Floor Tiles for Home Gym

Our favorite rubber flooring tile for home gyms is the Mega Lock 30 x 30 x 3/4 tile. The thick 3 / 4 inch height gives great support for agility workouts.

The interlocking tabs make installing the floor a breeze, but more importantly, once those tiles are placed together, they stay together.

The 3/4 inch thick tiles also provides protection against dropped weights. (Super important.)

A half inch thick version is available, however, the price increase to upgrade to the 3 / 4 inch tile is pretty insignificant. That’s why we recommend just going with the 3 / 4 inch tile.

These tiles are beefy, and they’re going to be much better than you find in the ‘home depot rubber flooring’ section.

Best Rubber Rolls For Home Gym Flooring

We like rubber rolls for home gym flooring because you can cover a large area fairly quickly, and inexpensively. Rubber rolls are one of the most affordable home gym flooring options available.

Rubber rolls are sold in 4 ft widths and virtually any length, so you may need to do some trimming on site.

We’re a broken record by now, but be sure to find a rubber roll that is no less than a quarter of an inch.

Because they’re easy to roll out over large areas. They’re our favorite home gym flooring over concrete. You can quickly tape them together to give yourself a level surface. A little double sided seaming tape will keep your new gym surface from shifting underfoot.

Our favorite rubber roll for home gym flooring is the Isometric SportFloor. We suggest going with at least 1 / 4 inch, but the 1 / 2 inch is noticeably more comfortable.

Our Favorite Rubber Home Gym Flooring Over Hardwood

All three options will work on hardwood flooring. But our favorite rubber flooring for hardwood floors is the interlocking tiles because of the thicker options available.

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Our Favorite Rubber Home Gym Flooring Over Carpet

Once again all three rubber flooring options will work on carpeted home gyms. However, we really like individual mats for carpeted areas.

Here’s why.

Mats are easy to pick up and throw down. This gives you the ability to easily rotate the location of your home gym. Why is that important? Rotating the location is going to save on the wear and tear of any one carpeted area.

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