concord home gym floor

With an increased number of homeowners seeking to create a personalized home gym in the Concord, California area, we know how important it is to choose flooring option that is durable, easy to clean, and easy on joints. Here are some flooring options to consider for your home gym.

The first things to consider are the activities that you will be doing at home. A room for a treadmill requires different flooring for a weightlifting-focused gym. You can rest assured that in most cases you will not need specialized or hard-to-find flooring. If you do end up needing a specialized flooring option choose a local company like Floor Coverings International to be your provider. We have relationships with many manufacturers to offer unique, top-of-the-line products with superior service.

Rubber

Rubber is one of the top picks for a home gym as it comes in different thicknesses and sizes so you can be sure to find the best option for you. Use thin rubber mats to help keep machines stable and in place. Other mats, particularly horse stall mats, are popular as they can be more manageable than rolls and they do not come up at the corners. This material is great if you are planning on doing weightlifting, as a thick rubber mat will help muffle the sound and damage to your floors if weights are dropped onto it. It is also easy to clean up sweat or water to prevent slips and can even offer grip and stability during many different workouts.

Wood

Most home gyms that use a wood floor opt for an engineered wood rather than a solid plank option because it is more forgiving when dealing with humidity and moisture. Choose a wood floor if you won’t be using heavy weights. Wood can offer bounce and feel better on joints after time when compared to concrete or even some vinyl floors. Use rubber or foam mats for stretching or if you feel that you need a bit more comfort.

Vinyl

Vinyl is a good choice for a home gym especially to achieve a look of wood or tile without the price tag. In addition it does extremely well with moisture and installation is fairly simple. It is great if you will be doing exercises that may scuff or scratch a wood floor. Do not choose vinyl if you will be doing heavy weight lifting and take caution when moving gym equipment as the vinyl may become scratched or gouged.

Choosing your home gym flooring is an important decision that will protect your body, your equipment, and your home. Choose a partner like Floor Coverings International to help you find the perfect option for your home. Call to schedule your free, in-home estimate today! Serving the greater Walnut Creek, Martinez, and Concord, California areas.

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