Are you looking for the best home gym rubber floors for your home? Here are our top picks that will keep you in shape in the New Year.
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Our Home Gym Flooring Top Picks
Best Overall Home Gym Floor: 1/2″ Tight-Lock Tiles
These tiles are perfect for the basement or second floor in the 1/2″ thickness.
This one is foam not rubber flooring but a budget-friendly option if you need one.
Best Splurge: Ecore at Home ECOmax Tiles
If you have it in your budget these rubber tiles will make your home gym beyond amazing!
Best Recycled: Regrind Rolls
These are recycled from rubber cuts and super helpful to the environment.
Best Performance: PAVIGYM 22mm Endurance S&S Rubber Tiles
These solid rubber tiles have a leather like finish and are super durable.
Best for Yoga: Premium Extra Large Exercise Mat
This mat is HUGE and perfect for all your yoga and pilates needs.
Home Gym Floor Tips
1. Floor Thickness
When it comes to tile thickness keep this in mid:
8mm (5/16″) rubber thickness- recommended for up to 50 lb weights
3/8″ rubber thickness- recommended for up to 75 lb weights
1/2″ rubber thickness- recommended for over 75 lbs and deadlifting
The 1/2″ thick rubber flooring is for dead and squat lifting where 75-100 lbs are dropped on the floor. This thickness will protect the floor underneath and absorb the shock and sound. If you were to drop 200 lbs on 8mm it would flatten out and not protect the floor.
2. Prep over Wood
When applying rubber tiles over wood flooring (which we are doing) you need to put down a thin barrier of plastic so the wood does not stain. It is recommended so the rubber tile does not come in direct contact with the wood floor. You can use the barrier product they sell in-home stores or my rep even mentioned using plastic table cloths.
I also read that a layer of craft paper can be used. Why paper? Because the black coloring or rubber mats and rolls can seep into hardwood, staining the material. A layer of paper will keep the hardwood protected from staining so you have a gorgeous surface if you decide to remove the rubber.
I will look further into this and let you know which way we go.
3. Prep over Concrete
You may also need subflooring if you are installing rubber gym flooring over concrete slabs that contain moisture or has moisture underneath. In this case, the layer is to keep water from becoming trapped beneath the floor.
You want to make sure that there is not a high level of moisture within or underneath the concrete, as this can seep upward, become trapped between the concrete and rubber, and cause mold problems. If there is moisture, a full-spread adhesive, will act as a waterproofing measure for your home gym flooring over the concrete installation.
Full floor matting that comes from a roll is likely to curl at the edges so it should be glued down. Depending on your volume of traffic, you may also want to glue down your flat or interlocking mats. Even though glued down, it is still possible to swap out your interlocking mats.
This article has a lot of information on other flooring applications.
4. Color Selection
The color you choose for your rubber flooring will make a difference in your space. I love the look of black especially solid black BUT I learned in this process it’s not the best choice. If you do not like to see the seams in the tiles or roll you will not want to go solid. The fleck rubber flooring is made from recycled parts of the solid tiles to help the environment. Also, the fleck tile will hide dirt and shoe markings much better than the solid black. In my opinion, the best home gym floor would be the fleck product if you want to hide dirt and seams. If you are super clean and seams don’t bother you then solid would be ok.
5. The Location
When you have a gym on the second floor you need to make sure the floor joists can hold the equipment. It is also recommended that the equipment is placed around the perimeter of the room. Check out this article for more details. If you are installing a gym in a garage or basement this is less of an issue but I wanted to point it out. The typical home gym is not usually located on the second floor but follow the above tips if it is.
Best Home Gym Floors
Description – Love lifting heavy weights, imagining you are the Rock? Then you need to get our 1/2” Tight-Lock Rubber Tiles. Featuring the same interlocking system as our ever-so-popular 3/8” Tight-Lock Tiles, these rubber tiles are the perfect floor for any style of Olympic lifting. When installed these rubber tiles are virtually seamless. These interlocking rubber tiles are great for both home and commercial use.
Material – Recycled rubber buffings and colored EPDM virgin rubber flecks. Rubber buffings are the “Filet Mignon” of the recycled rubber industry since they are the cleanest, strongest, and most consistent raw material as compared to some of the less expensive recycled crumb rubber alternatives available.
Size – 36” x 36” (Note: Tiles do overlap 1” where they lock together)
Thickness – 1/2 InchWeight – Each tile weighs approximately 20 Lbs.
Recommended Uses – 1/2″ Tight-Lock Rubber Tiles are the perfect flooring option for Olympic lifts. Uses include both Cross Fit and commercial gym floors. They are also perfect for garage gym flooring, in-home gyms, basements, trade show flooring, and more.
This is the plastic vapor barrier. Since we also have a basement project going on that we will need this for I’d just get the bulk size.
The other option would be to use craft paper like this to protect the hardwood underneath the rubber flooring.
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Pro Tip: Order free samples to see the rubber gym tiles in your space.
These tiles are 3″ x 3″ interlocking and cut with a laser knife. As result, the seams are not very visible.
Reps information: Margaret Black Email [email protected]
She is super knowledgeable and patient! Tell her Nicole DelaCruz sent you.
The only other add-on I may need is a riser but I’m waiting to order that since the one from rubberflooringinc is 12′ for $52.99 and I literally need 3′ 5″. That would leave me will a large amount leftover. My rep said she bought hers from Home Depot and they cut it down for her so I will try there first.
Description – Our 1/2″ Rubber Flooring Ramps provide safe transitions from a taller surface to a much lower floor surface. This ramp reducer is designed to be used with flooring that is 1/2″ thick and gives a smooth finish to the lower flooring surface. 1/2″ Rubber Floor Ramps can be easily installed with a polyurethane adhesive and can be cut to fit with a sharp utility knife. These reducer strips are ADA compliant.
Pro Tip: Remove the existing molding and replace it after especially with thicker rubber flooring.
If this is a new space you can also use a Rubber Wall Base which is available in multiple colors and sizes.
Description – New and improved, our interlocking 3/4” Impact Rubber Tiles are still the ideal non-slip rubber floor for any home gym. Constructed using an innovative production process, these foam rubber tiles combine the best of both worlds. The rubber top is very durable and slip-resistant while the foam base is soundproof, water-resistant, and insulating. This combination of benefits makes these interlocking tiles the perfect floor for high-impact exercises like plyometrics and jump training. Featuring a more consistent rubber top, a more shock-absorbent foam base, and a light overall tile weight, make these the perfect flooring option for any room in your home or business.
Material – Recycled rubber top layer bonded to a closed-cell EVA foam rubber base.
Size – 2′ x 2′
Thickness – 3/4″ nominal (~18mm)
Weight – Each 3/4″ tile weighs approximately 4.00 Lbs.
Recommended Uses – As home gym flooring. Also as inexpensive trade show flooring, in schools, churches, and daycare centers for kid’s playmats, and in a variety of other locations where a foam matting with a rubber top surface would be useful to provide cushioning and traction underfoot.
We decided against these tiles because they are super thick and have a layer of foam underneath. The price was similar to the tight lock tiles above BUT the size on these is 2’x2′. We prefer the look of the 3′ x 3′ which in our space should equal 3 rows across and fewer seams. There is also only a blue or gray color option with these.
Sport Rubber Tiles are the perfect interlocking rubber tiles for use in any residential or commercial application. The tiles are made from high quality recycled rubber. Sport Rubber Tiles are precision cut to create a perfect seamless rubber flooring. These commercial quality tiles are impact and shock absorbent, non-porous, and anti-skid, making it great for any fitness application. Requiring no adhesives or tools, these rubber tiles provide for an easy do-it-yourself installation.
- Easy to install in a variety of sizes. Rolls fit together perfectly and lie flat without curling.
- A variety of colors to suit teams or brand gyms, 20% high intensity colors
- Non-porous, 100% vulcanized rubber mats have slightly textured non-slip surfaces
- Excellent for use under workout equipment, such as treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight-lifting machines
- Commercial grade, indestructible 3/8″ rubber with a 5 year warranty
We ultimately passed on these because of the .31″ thickness. They come in many sizes which is great. Another one that makes the Best Home Gym Floors list.
Description – One of our most popular commercial grade rubber tiles is now available in our most popular thickness for home gyms. Featuring all the great qualities of our 3/8” Sport-Lock Rubber Tiles, our 8mm Sport-Lock Rubber Tiles were made with the residential home gym customer in mind. Available in a 3′ x 3′ tile, installation of your new home gym will be a breeze. With two removable edge pieces, any tile can be made into a corner, border, or center tile will ease. Backed by a 5-year warranty, we are certain this tile will become one of our most popular home gym floors.
Note: – Removable edge pieces may require some cutting for proper removal.
Material – Recycled rubber SBR rubber and colored EPDM virgin rubber flecks.
Size – 36” x 36” (Interlocked size – 36″ x 36″)
Thickness – 8mm
Weight – Each tile weighs approximately 17 Lbs.
Recommended Uses – Durable for commercial gyms but constructed with the home gym owner in mind. These rubber tiles are great for any home gym application. Uses include basements, workshops, garages, and trade shows. Also great for laundry rooms, utility rooms, and more.
Love the feature of the edging of these tiles. Would have made the installation easier.
Description – Whether you need just 15′ or 100′, we can now get you the perfect size to fit your home or commercial gym flooring needs.
Material – Made from the post industrial recycled rubber created during the production of our standard rubber products. Low-cost product that is also functional. If you would like a rubber roll that has guaranteed color consistency, we would recommend one of our standard rolled rubber flooring products instead.
Width – Each roll is 4 feet wide.
Length – The rolls are custom cut (free of charge) to any length. You will normally receive an extra few inches on each roll. This allows for a quick and easy installation.
Thickness – Available in 1/4″, 8mm, 3/8″, and 1/2″ thickness.
Color – Confetti
Weight – 1.5 Lbs. per square foot for the 1/4” thick rolls, 1.8 Lbs. per square foot for the 8mm thick rolls, 2.2 Lbs. per square foot for the 3/8” thick regrind rubber flooring and 3 Lbs. per square foot for the 1/2” thick regrind rubber flooring.
Recommended Uses – Our Regrind Rubber Rolls are so popular because they are great for any application. These rubber rolls have been used as flooring in commercial gyms, as home gym flooring, in CrossFit Gyms, as flooring for walkways, as basement flooring, in garage gyms, as rec room flooring, and much more.
Rolls tend to cost less than tiles but they are heavier. Where you save in the cost you will pay for in the shipping due to the weight so less is not always more. Especially here. The confetti tile would be the perfect choice for a playroom or commercial space but we are after a more sophisticated look.
Description – Our 1/2” thick Rubber Gym Tiles are ideal for use in heavy-duty commercial applications. These tiles are available in border, corner, and center cut tiles to help fit a variety of room sizes. The Rubber Gym Tiles also have an anti-skid diamond pattern surface for added safety and are non-porous and non-absorbent. This means that the tiles are slip-resistant in wet environments and easy to clean up since none of the moisture is absorbed. These tiles are also safe to use outdoors and are resistant to bacterial growth.
Material – Constructed of recycled rubber buffings and virgin colored rubber flecks at a 25% and 75% color density.
Size – 2′ x 2′ (Interlocked size – 22.5″ x 22.5″), 4’ x 4’ (Interlocked size – 46.71″ x 46.71″)Thickness – 1/2 Inch
Weight – 2’x 2′ tiles weigh ~12 Lbs. each and 4’x 4′ tiles weigh ~52 Lbs. each.
Recommended Uses – Click the link because there are too many to list.
This was our second choice but we liked the flatter surface of the tight lock rubber floor shown in option one. There are 9 color choices here including the solid black.
Description – PAVIGYM’S Endurance S&S offers top performance with unique aesthetics for standard weight rooms. These extra thick virgin rubber tiles offer more protection against impacts and heavy loads. Backed by a 5-year warranty, these interlocking rubber tiles are perfect for free weight areas, cardio areas, and anywhere noise and impact abatement are needed.
Material – 100% virgin SBR rubber (a synthetic rubber compound that includes no latex or recycled rubber).
Size – 35.43″ x 35.43″
Thickness – 22mm
Weight – Each center tile weighs approximately 34.25 lbs.
Recommended Uses – PAVIGYM’S Endurance S&S Rubber Tile series is a commercial grade interlocking rubber tile that has been installed as flooring in commercial gyms, home gyms, in free weight areas, as flooring for cardio areas, in areas where noise and impact abatement is needed, as flooring for Cross Fit gyms, and much more.
The PAVIGYM tiles are solid and do not come in the fleck option. This is one of the Best Home Gym Floors on the list.
This product is cut using a C&C knife and the seams are barely visible my rep explained. If you don’t mind the seams this tile has a smooth surface unlike any other option here. The gray Pure Stone PAVIGYM 22mm Extreme S&S Rubber Tiles do have a flecked look.
Description – ECOmax is a square, beveled tile featuring a patented footed system. The 1-inch molded tile is designed specifically for use in weight rooms, while the 2-1/2 inch version is designed for play areas or rooftop patios. ECOmax provides enhanced acoustical performance by dampening the transmission of noise. It also offers superior drainage, continuous under-foot comfort and tested slip resistance to prevent falls and injuries.
Material – 2.5mm rubber surface layer fusion-bonded to a 22.9mm composition rubber backing with a factory-applied urethane coating (ECOguard).
Size – 2′ x 2′.
Thickness – Available in 1″ and 2-1/2″ thicknesses.
Weight – The ECOmax 1″ tile weighs ~16 Lbs, and the 2.5″ tile weighs ~26.25 Lbs.
Recommended Uses – Ecore at Home’s ECOmax tiles are one of their most versatile tiles and has been used in several areas including playgrounds, as weight room flooring, as flooring for rooftops, as second-floor gym flooring, as flooring in basements, as garage gym flooring, like Olympic lifting flooring, and much more.
These tiles have a straight edge and are THICK. My client wanted a product that was smooth on the surface for stretching but durable to hold the machines on top.
The vinyl decal shown above is available from Etsy in multiple sizes.
This literally is one of the Best Home Gym Floors! The add-ons here were the following products.
Quad Blok Connector (one per tile is needed)
Ecore at Home ECOmax Reducer (4″ x 48″) purchased one
Since the tiles are 15 lbs you do not need glue. This is the glue if you need it for your project for another tile option.
The Ecore at Home ECOsmash Tiles are also:
- Designed to withstand heavy weight impacts.
- Slip-resistant and easy to clean and sanitize.
- 5-year warranty.
- Superior sound and shock absorption.
- ADA compliant.
Convert any area into a safe and convenient workout area with the ProSource Exercise Puzzle Mat. The interlocking pieces are quick and easy to assemble so you can set it up and take it apart easily. Great for garages and basements and even on the carpet to protect floors, reduce noise, and make floor exercises more comfortable. The dense, textured foam offers the perfect base for weight lifting benches, dumbbells, kettlebells, and other workout equipment. Train like a pro, train with ProSource!
- Includes SIX 24-inch square tiles and 12 end border pieces
- EVA foam is ½” thick from the highest point of the texture
- Provides a non-skid, protective workout floor
- Easy to assemble & water-resistant
- Great for gyms and at-home workouts
Good for anyone looking to spend less. The thickness on these is 1/2″ which is preferred.
With double-sided non-slip surfaces, BalanceFrom puzzle mat comes with an excellent slip resistant advantage to prevent injuries. Exceptional resilience allows you to keep your balance during any exercise style. moisture resistant technology makes the mat to be easily washed with soap and water. interlocking feature and lightweight make it very simple to assemble. BalanceFrom puzzle mat is manufactured and sold exclusively by BalanceFrom Amazon store.
Item comes with 12 tiles and 24 end borders. Each tile measures 24″x24″x1/2″. With high-density EVA foam, the 1/2” thick premium mat comfortably cushions spine, hips, knees, and elbows on hard floors.
- With double-sided high-Density, EVA foam non-slip surfaces, the 1/2” thick premium mat comfortably cushions spine, hips, Knees, and elbows on hard floors
- Each tile dimensions – 24” W x 24” L | Thickness – ½” | Tiles quantity – 12 | End borders quantity – 24 | Coverage area – 48 Square Feet
- Interlocking feature and lightweight make it very simple to assemble | Balance From puzzle mat is manufactured and sold exclusively by Balance from Amazon store
- Exceptional resilience allow you to keep your balance during any exercise style | Moisture resistant Technology makes the mat to be easily washed with soap and water
- All genuine Balance From products are covered by a 100% Balance From satisfaction guarantee and 2-year Balance From Warranty | Customer satisfaction is our highest priority
Another less expensive option that is great for a home gym.
- Detachable edge pieces allow each tile to be either a center, corner, or border tile.
- Sound absorbent and insulating.
- Rubber top surface bonded to closed cell EVA foam backing.
- Not recommended for use in areas where heavy free weights and weight equipment will be used.
- Shock absorbent
Love the detachable edge pieces of this option.
The G-Floor Cover and Protector is manufactured from strong, specially formulated polyvinyl that is resistant to most contaminants commonly found in garage and work environments. It helps prevent concrete deterioration, hides cracks and stains, prevents new stains and creates a moisture barrier. Easy to install, just roll it out and trim if needed. Use one mat for single area protection or multiple mats to provide wall to wall coverage. G-Floor is 100% high quality polyvinyl, not layered with filler material that can crack, split, peel and deteriorate. Tough enough to be used in the garage, attractive enough to be used anywhere; basements, laundry rooms, trailers, vehicles, workshops, warehouses, exercise rooms, offices and utility rooms.
Not for us but another less expensive option you may want to look into.
- Easy to install.
- Low odor.
- Non-porous, 100% recycled vulcanized rubber mats.
- Industry-leading 5 year warranty.
- Residential and commercial
- Available in colors
- Feature a smooth top and bottom surfaces
Another option at a low price point. These are not interlocking.
Made with 75% recycled rubber, including Nike Grind rubber. Designed to provide resilience and cushioning for a safer and comfortable exercise session. As a natural sound dampener, the rubber tiles will cut back on the noise and vibration. The tiles feature randomly distributed colors, reflecting excess material collected during Nike footwear manufacturing.
- Made from Nike Grind recycled Rubber
- Easy installation – interlocking edges
- Includes corner and edge pieces
- Can be cut to custom fit
- Perfect for home gyms
- Covers 14 sq. ft.
Cool option to consider for your home gym made with recycled Nike Grind rubber.
15. Premium Extra Large Exercise Mat – 8′ x 4′ x 1/4″
Turn Any Room into a Personal Fitness Oasis
You want to get into shape. You’re ready to see results. But working out on your living room floor isn’t exactly ideal. You need a large, spacious, non-slip surface. Padding and cushion to help absorb the impact. Durable, non-toxic materials are essential.
You need more than just an exercise mat…
Introducing Gorilla Mats… The Perfect Workout Surface for Your Home
Finally! A Large Exercise Mat designed for performance and comfort.
At 8′ x 4′, almost 3x larger than standard sized mats, you will feel the freedom of working out on a premium exercise mat that’s big enough for any and every workout routine.
Need more space? Buy 2 or more to create a luxurious 8′ x 8′ workout surface.
This is the perfect mat for yoga and pilates. I might need to put this on my wish list!
Hopefully, this will make it a little easier when you are shopping for your home gym flooring.
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