What gym flooring?
Im after some flooring for my home gym, 2m x 2m. Gym specific flooring is a small fortune so can anyone suggest a suitable alternative?
ThanksPosted 10 months ago
This stuff is great, but you need to shop around to get it cheaper, I got 4m x 1.25m x 20mm for just over 50 quid a couple of years ago, try builders merchants or flooring specialists.
The other main option is stable matting, but when I looked it wasn’t that cheap (I think it is very cheap option in the US, nut not so much over here)Posted 10 months ago
Don’t know if these would be too soft?Posted 10 months ago
Heavy Duty Large Rubber Gym Mat Commercial Flooring 12mm Garage Flooring Natural
Anyway, I have 3 Arkmat 6x4ft sheets and they are superb. I think I actually got mine from an Equestrian supplier in the end, same stuff, and gives an indication of how tough they are.Posted 10 months ago
There’s often lots of 2nd hand gym flooring up for sale on FB crosscut groups. Our workshop is covered in 2nd hand gym flooring, I think it was £8 per 6′ x 3′ sheet.Posted 10 months ago
/\/\ that would be a good shout
Assuming you can handle the CrossFit cultists 🙃Posted 10 months ago
I’m building out my home gym now that things are starting to come back into stock…
I have a couple of “gym tiles” from decathlon and to be honest they might just end up under each end of the barbell when deadlifting with iron plates. Far too squishy to squat on etc.
The amrican home gym reviewers/youtubes etc etc mention “horse stall mats” which means stuff like this:
Our home gym uses 2nd hand 18mm rubber sheets (ex local CF gym, which went bust last year)….
[url=https://flic.kr/p/24BcGVF]Workshop gym[/url] by Ben Freeman, on FlickrPosted 10 months ago
will be considering myself this soon! I’ve seen the BigDug stuff recommended a few times, seems expensive but looks very cool!! Gets good reviews, wonder how tough it is though
If you’ve got an area where you’re dropping weights then a movable lifting platform made of thick marine ply over the mats is a good shout.
Also good for having a solid footing underneath when squatting/deadlifting, etc. Think about the mechanics of lifting a decent weight whilst your feet are balancing on the best part of an inch of shoe foam and then the same again for flooring. The difference between doing the same exercise on a ply platform with lifting shoes/barefoot shoes/socks/bare feet is considerable.Posted 10 months ago
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