For use as home gym flooring, there is a wide variety of floor covering options available and often times selecting out the right solution can seem like a difficult assignment. Carpet, rubber flooring, foam flooring, and vinyl tiles are the four most popular flooring options for use in the home gym or exercise room.
In America, carpet is the most favored floor covering option. Carpet is an excellent home gym flooring solution as it provides multi-purpose purpose, low-priced material, comfy on the body especially to the feet, and requires simple cleaning and maintenance.
The best for use in areas where exercise takes place is the low pile carpet. It is typically a little more prickly to the touch. Compared to fluffy shag or even soft Berber style carpets often found in homes, low pile carpet is often much more durable. For home gyms due to its tight-knit loops, the commercial grade carpet also works very well.
The interlocking carpet tiles is another form of carpet often used for exercise flooring. Even by the average person as a DIY project, these tiles interlock can be easily installed.
Available in a wide range of thickness and color options, you can buy rubber flooring in rolls or tiles. Even for a homeowner with no prior installation experience, rubber can be easily installed.
Perhaps the most durable shock absorbing flooring option available in the market is rubber flooring. You can also see rubber flooring used in ice skating rinks where skaters walk on it with their ice skates (with blades) on their feet. For its durability, there is no need to replace the floor for a decade or more.
Foam flooring in the market is usually sold in interlocking tiles and mats. Commonly referred to as softtiles, foam tiles, or puzzle lock tiles for these foam tiles. They can be easily installed by a homeowner. Foam flooring can be purchased in different color hues and in many thicknesses options.
Manufacturers originally produced interlocking vinyl tiles for use as a garage floor tile. However, it caused them to become more of a multi-use floor tile over the years from their natural flexibility and durability.