Home Gym Flooring

When it comes to choosing the best flooring for your home gym, you have a few options.   Selecting the right type of flooring for your particular application is going to be critical.  Choose the wrong home gym flooring and you can have a real problem on your hands and one that’s not easily (or cheaply) replaced.  But how can you know that the flooring type you select is the right one?

The most important thing you can do is talk to flooring professionals.  At Greatmats, our customer service people have a solid handle on which products work best for which applications.   We strongly recommend you discuss your options with us prior to placing an order, especially if the room you’re looking to cover is large.   However, here are some basic pointers to get you started in the right direction.

The most popular product for most home gyms is rubber.  At Greatmats we offer both interlocking rubber tiles and rolled rubber in a variety of sizes, colors, and thicknesses.  Rubber is very effective for protecting both your equipment and your floors.  It offers sound dampening qualities and is rugged enough to withstand the abuse that comes from dropping heavy weights provided you purchase a thick enough product.  It is an excellent surface to use under equipment and weight benches/racks.

However, a common misconception about rubber flooring is that it’s soft and will provide fatigue relief for the athlete.  People also tend to assume rubber is waterproof and will hold up well in wet areas.  This is NOT the case.  If you’re looking for a soft, waterproof surface, you’re looking for foam.

Like our rubber tiles, foam mats are also available in various thicknesses, colors, and sizes.  Interlocking mats are easy to install, require no adhesive, and can be easily transported from room to room or house to house.  They are excellent for aerobic exercise and will give you a soft workout area for aerobic exercises like P90x, Jazzercise, or Zumba.  Foam is waterproof and also provides some sound dampening properties.

There are exceptions to these basic rules.  We do offer Plyometric rubber flooring that is soft and great for aerobic exercise.  It is less dense than standard rubber and specifically designed for running, jumping, bounding, etc.  We also provide Pebble Foam Mats that are tough enough to be used in weight rooms.  However, as a general rule, rubber is best for weight areas.  Foam mats are best for aerobic areas.

A final option is the modular floor tile.  This product is nice for areas where you’d like to create a multipurpose area that won’t be specifically used as a workout area all the time.  We have modular floor tiles that create a great looking room that can double as your aerobics area.  Tiles provide some fatigue relief though not as much as foam and also look fantastic when you’re using the room for other purposes.  Modular tiles are a great selection for aerobic activities but, like foam, aren’t great for weight room areas.

Hopefully, this provides you with some clarification and helps you when trying to decide what product to use for your home gym floor.  Again, we strongly recommend that you discuss your particular situation and needs with a customer service rep prior to buying product if you’re not sure what you need.  We are always happy to help you find the floor that you’ll be happy with for years to come.

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Martial Arts Pro 7/8"


Built to withstand intense training with combatants in shoes and boots, the Martial Arts Pro is the granddaddy of all martial arts mats.  Designed of high density, EVA foam, this mat is built to last for years.  Great for combat sports of all types including boxing, MMA, and BJJ, they also work great as an aerobics flooring. This affordable foam mat material features a scuff resistant top-thatch texture that can take pretty much any punishment you can dish out.
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Used primarily for police and military tactical training, these mats are commercial grade.  Large 40×40” tiles create fewer seams than the smaller home version of these foam mats.  They are completely waterproof and can also be used in kids play rooms or multi-purpose rooms such as those found in YMCA’s.  Try them in your basement for a comfortable and soft surface area to work out or just hang out on.  They can be laid directly on concrete.
Interlocking edges on these foam mats allows for a quick and easy installation.  Mats are lightweight and can be easily moved from location to location.  No adhesive is required to create a stable and safe floor that provides the cushion needed for various martial arts moves including high throws.
If you decide this isn’t the perfect martial arts mat for your facility, we encourage you to look into our complete line of interlocking foam mats.  We have several different types of foam mats to choose from with some as low as 99 cents a square foot.  Not sure what you need?  Feel free to chat with us online, send us an email, or give our friendly customer service department a call.  We are standing by to help you find the perfect foam flooring for your application.
We are determined to not be undersold.  If you should find a lower price for the same product (including shipping), we encourage you to please let us know.

Economy Foam Puzzle Mat

Ready to be surprised?  According to the NCIPC, falls are responsible for more fatalities each year than motor vehicle accidents and more than half of all falls occur in the home. The good news is that with a few simple precautions, you can make your home much safer.  Go through your house and seek out any tripping hazards especially near stairs and windows.  Be sure your throw rugs and other “slidy” objects don’t pose a risk.  Then, take a look at your flooring, especially in areas where running and horseplay happens the most.

Introducing the Economy Foam Puzzle Mat.  It is a 1/2 inch interlocking foam flooring that’s great for almost any room in the house.  Lightweight and portable, it can be installed directly on any hard surface and requires no adhesive.  So easy to install, you can transform your hardwood, ceramic, or concrete floor into a softer safer play area in minutes.  These interlocking foam mats are great for kids rooms and recreation rooms.  They are tough enough to use in residential or commercial applications.  You can even use them in basements or garages.

Economy Foam Puzzle Mats are lead and latex free.  They feature a non-slip surface area that provides excellent traction as well as a soft landing surface.  They are so durable they can be used for dog agility training or even parachute staging areas.  They are waterproof and easy to clean.  These foam mats are also odor free so you don’t have to worry about having them in bedrooms or other areas where you plan to spend a great deal of time.

Each foam puzzle mat measures 2’ x 2’ and is 1/2” thick.  They provide fatigue relief so you can use them in areas where you will be doing a large amount of standing.  Have a big dinner planned where you’ll be on your feet in the kitchen all day?  No problem.  Piece the mats together in your kitchen floor until the job is done.  Then, simply stack them and move them to another room or a closet for easy storage.

Should you decide these mats aren’t perfect for your particular need, we encourage you to browse our complete line of interlocking foam mats.  We have a number of different sizes and thicknesses with some starting as low as 99 cents per square foot.
Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.