If you have the space for it, working out at home is a great option. Having your own home gym means that you don't have to pay for gym membership, and it also means that you can work up a sweat in privacy.
When designing your home gym, it's important to get your flooring choice right from the get-go.
Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
Your home gym flooring options will depend greatly on what kind of equipment you plan to have in this room and what kind of exercise you plan to do. Here are some home gym flooring ideas that we recommend:
Cork flooring isn't just renewable and eco-friendly, it's also the perfect material for your home gym's flooring. It is non-slippery and soft to the touch, making it ideal for a workout space. Cork tiles also look attractive and are a natural insulator, making them great for a converted garage and other potentially chilly environments. Cork even offers a certain level of shock absorption if you plan to lift weights in your home gym - just be careful when dragging equipment across the floor.
Browse cork flooring from Floormaker >
Carpeting is an affordable, durable option for a home gym. Less likely to scratch than other materials, a good-quality carpeted floor should last you throughout the years. Carpet tiles (like those we sell here at Floormaker) are especially durable, and if you do find that your flooring needs updating or replacing, this is a cost-effective option that you won't have to worry about being too precious with.
Buy carpet tiles from Floormaker >
Vinyl is another cost-effective flooring option, and if you plan to use your home gym for light exercise it can be a very good choice indeed. Vinyl flooring is appropriate for those wanting to use their home gym primarily for exercises such as yoga and Pilates, although it can cope with more vigorous workouts as well.
Luxury vinyl flooring from Floormaker >
If you have any questions about which flooring would best suit your home gym project, please feel free to get in touch with our expert team.
Looking for flooring for a commercial gym? Try our Commercial Flooring department!