Did you make a promise to yourself at the start of the year that you would exercise more? Many took on the challenge but most have not followed through. You can get back on track or maintain your exercise routine by creating an exercise room right at home.
Creating a home gym doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. You just need to include essential exercise equipment and low maintenance flooring. When we say low maintenance flooring, we define this type of gym floor as a home gym floor that is easy to clean and sturdy.
You will get the most out of your home gym flooring by having a sturdy gym floor. To choose the right home gym flooring material, you should decide how you would use your gym. What kinds of exercises will you do in your gym? Will you practice yoga? Will you do every day aerobics? What about using free weights? To design the right home gym, you need to clearly identify your room function.
If you are undecided and prefer to use your gym for a variety of exercises, you cannot go wrong with multipurpose flooring such as a wood floor. With a wood floor you can do just about any type of exercise, including basketball. Not to mention wood flooring is easy to clean and sanitize after workouts. You can even request an anti-bacterial finish for your hardwood flooring installation.
But no matter the type of flooring you select, you need to ensure your gym floor can handle the weight of your exercise equipment. This is especially important for homeowners that will have an exercise room that is not on the first floor of the home.
As a precaution, you can always purchase removable mats or carpets to provide extra cushion for heavy gym equipment. The cushioned surface of mats and carpets have a way of protecting floors beneath your exercise room, while also protecting you from nasty falls and other physical injuries. Some of the best exercise room flooring is rubber flooring.
If you are the yoga enthusiastic, go for a vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring or laminate flooring.
Here are some other gym flooring options you may want to consider:
- Bamboo flooring (it’s a green flooring that can help you reduce your carbon footprint while getting yourself into shape).
- Cork flooring (it offers great shock absorption for heavy weights).
- Tile flooring (rubber tiles are perfect for gym environments because they can help gym users prevent sliding during workouts).
- Custom Carpet (it is highly recommended that you use low-pile carpet if you want this as a home gym flooring). The ideal carpet for an exercise room should be a heavy-duty carpet that’s perfect for high traffic areas of the home.
- Luxury Vinyl Tile (it is a cost effective gym flooring for people that often do yoga and pilates),