If you’re planning to set up a home gym, then you need to think past getting weights and equipment. Other than those body-building equipment, you also need to consider what type of flooring you need to use. After all, you don’t want to slip while lifting those heavy weights or break the flooring of your own home. Read on and check out this list of DIY Flooring | Different Types Of Home Gym Flooring.
DIY Flooring | Different Types Of Home Gym Flooring
Pay attention to your special flooring
Your flooring serves an important purpose for your home gym. But first, you need to limit the kind of activities you’re going to do – so if you want less traction, then you’re going to have to avoid running or heavy lifting in your home gym. These floorings can provide comfort and safety while you’re having your daily work out. Look for a flooring that’s durable and can endure years of use because you don’t want to go changing your floor every now and then. And to help you with that, here’s a list of the DIY Flooring | Different Types Of Home Gym Flooring.
1. Puzzle Type Special Flooring
This type of special flooring is so easy to install. From the name itself, it fits like a puzzle. This is commonly used in most martial arts gyms. Most of these floorings are made of rubber so it is safe and durable, and it’s easy to clean as well. They are strong enough to withstand heavy gym equipment such as treadmills and other weight-lifting facilities.
2. Glue-down Type Special Flooring
This type of flooring is glued to the floor so it can endure a lot of activities. It is securely attached so it will not move even in high impact weight lifting or heavy workouts. But this flooring also has a downside. If it’s not properly maintained, moisture can accumulate and it will ruin your flooring. A well-maintained floor is more likely to last a lifetime
3. Glueless Type Special Flooring
This type of flooring is a click-on product, much like the puzzle mats, so it means just lay it down and it clicks with each other. It’s easy to install yet and it’s durable. Like its name implies, you don’t need flooring adhesives to make this one stick. One cool trick when installing this is to wait when it’s a bit warmer inside the house because this flooring becomes more flexible and easier to form. This is my personal favorite and I have this installed in my basement gym.
Here is a video from City on special flooring suggestions, depending on your need:
A good flooring doesn’t just add aesthetic appearance to your home gym, but most importantly, it also provides safety. Always look for the one that is comfortable yet durable enough for whatever equipment you have in your home gym. I highly suggest going to different gyms, particularly MMA gyms, and ask around for some flooring recommendations.
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