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Floor surface for gym inside finished area of house?

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Created February 19, 2012 at 6:54 AM

What is your favorite floor surface for an inside weight gym? One that will minimize damage to the house but also provide a good workout surface? Perhaps something that could be placed on top of carpet.

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on February 19, 2012
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Cork marks up pretty badly. I certainly wouldn't want to drop weights on it.

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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I bought some cow stall mats for my gym. If you live anywhere close to a farm supply store, you can get them for a deal cheaper than what you'll find online, since you won't have to pay shipping.

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Thank You Andy!!!

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I've been using the same mats for about 7 years now. Inexpensive, durable and their heavy weight tends to keep them from moving around much - if you don't want to glue them down.

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Thank You BD!!!

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on February 19, 2012
at 11:39 AM

i use horse stall mats, found on ebay (8ftx4ft)

basically 11-22mm thick rubber matting.

just laid over the carpet and concrete floor.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on February 19, 2012
at 03:31 PM

Thank You BD!!!

A4587cfef29863db612c43f89c202cc1

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on February 19, 2012
at 05:05 PM

I've been using the same mats for about 7 years now. Inexpensive, durable and their heavy weight tends to keep them from moving around much - if you don't want to glue them down.

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on February 19, 2012
at 09:33 PM

I bought some cow stall mats for my gym. If you live anywhere close to a farm supply store, you can get them for a deal cheaper than what you'll find online, since you won't have to pay shipping.

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on February 19, 2012
at 07:52 PM

Cork board if you are looking for green/sustainable and concerned about VOCs and indoor air quality. It's dense and firm for lifting weights, aerobic activities yet offers a padding to protect your joints if doing plyometrics.

Costly though.

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on February 19, 2012
at 09:33 PM

Cork marks up pretty badly. I certainly wouldn't want to drop weights on it.

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on February 19, 2012
at 05:51 PM

You could just buy the chore specific gym floor mats that snap together at the edges... or go cheaper and better...get the horse stall mats as already suggested.

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on February 19, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Thank You Andy!!!

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