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Workout Room Flooring

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My first son is stable on his own living out of state. We cleaned out his room, boxed up what few remaining items he had, and I plan to patch a couple dings in the drywall and paint this weekend. We are going to convert the room into a workout room. Does anyone have any thoughts on flooring for a workout room? The carpet that's in place now is going to be ripped out. It's been used hard. I'm not sure if I want laminate or carpet or maybe even rubberized. What do you think? 

Alan

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1 hour ago, Mattys010 said:

I bought mats that interlock like a jigsaw puzzle at Dicks. They are great. They are about 3/4” thick so doors may have to be trimmed.

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18 mins ago, OGCaster said:

Tractor supply co, horse stall mats.  Very heavy/durable.  Stink of rubber for a bit but work really well.

This. Plus you will get in shape moving and working with them.

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I recently finished a room in my sister's basement for a home gym. Used the interlocking rubber floor. Dont remember the brand name. It came from a floor store. Seems to be a way better product than, what's sold at HD and Lowe's 

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The thick heavy duty rubber ones are much better than the foam.

 

If this room is on the second floor, even with the best mats, don't drop the weights.  When I worked in a rec department, all weights were on the slab floor and bikes and machines on the higher floors.

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I’ve done a few commercial gym floors in rubber. I think the brand was “Tarkett” it was easy to do. Cuts with a razor and straight edge 

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15 mins ago, triumph said:

I’ve done a few commercial gym floors in rubber. I think the brand was “Tarkett” it was easy to do. Cuts with a razor and straight edge 

That's the stuff that I put down on a job. Basement gym. Thanks, I couldn't for the life of me remember the name.

Easy to install, and looks nice when finished. I dunno how it works as far as working out. I workout for a living everyday..... At least I used to.

 

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22 mins ago, Ben Lippen said:

That's the stuff that I put down on a job. Basement gym. Thanks, I couldn't for the life of me remember the name.

Easy to install, and looks nice when finished. I dunno how it works as far as working out. I workout for a living everyday..... At least I used to.

 

“At least I used to” to funny. 

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14 mins ago, Ben Lippen said:

meant that way, but more to provoke thought.

 

 

 

 

Framing in my younger days kept me in shape. But at 45yrs old I sure don’t miss humping 28ft Doug fir rafters into place. Especially in the winter when then we’re frozen solid and twice as heavy. 

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I built a gym in the basement.  Put down cork flooring and a 8mm rubber mat on top of it.  It's quiet, stays warm and has a nice give to it.  

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This is the product I usedIMG_4451.jpg.d20d97ac3e015116472a4e4494638944.jpgfound the pic on my phone. Seemed like a decent product. Undercut jambs and set baseboard on top. My one thought is thru time will the puzzle seams start to gap?  

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