The Best Flooring Options For Your Home Gym

With the daily hustle and bustle of our lives, we’re not always afforded the luxury of going to the gym, attending a group fitness class, or even getting outside for a run. Whether it be the result of work, children, or a desire to avoid crowded spaces, more and more people are getting their exercise from the comfort of their own homes.

While home gyms are far from a new thing, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the ability to work out and get exercise from the safety of your own home has taken on a new level of importance. Whether your setup is as simple as a couple of dumbbells or as complex as having multiple machines, you want a home gym that can accommodate your needs.

Like any room in your home, the flooring of your home gym can make all the difference. A home gym needs to have flooring that is comfortable, durable, and able to absorb sound. At Flooring 101, we offer a variety of excellent flooring options for your home gym.

This blog post will highlight a few of the top choices.

Carpet Flooring

At Flooring 101, we like carpet as a flooring option for your home gym as it features many benefits, including:

  • Incredible comfort and overall warming qualities. Carpet is a resilient flooring option that can absorb whatever you throw its way.
  • Sound reducing qualities to help eliminate noises associated with gym-related exercises.
  • It’s durable enough to withstand the wear & tear related to exercise and can take on the weight of any equipment.
  • Easy DIY installation as you seek to customize your home gym’s overall look and feel.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is another sound flooring option for your home gym because it offers:

  • Extreme durability. Vinyl flooring is more than able to take on any wear & tear associated with weightlifting or fitness training.
  • Moisture-resistance, perfect for avoiding mold and mildew, often associated with basement setting wherein home gyms are likely to be.
  • Warmth and comfort thanks to its complex layering above the subfloor.
  • The ability to replicate more expensive materials and add style to any room at a much lower cost than other materials.

Hardwood Flooring

While perhaps not the first flooring option to come to mind when considering a home gym, hardwood flooring is another sound option for your home thanks to its ability to:

  • Add style and a sense of class to your home gym space.
  • Provide durability and ease of maintenance that is unmatched in other flooring options.
  • Offer shock absorption and resilience for your joints.

No matter what type of flooring you select for your home gym, whether it’s carpet, vinyl, or hardwood, you really can’t go wrong. We need our home gyms to take on whatever wear & tear we present, and as such, they need flooring that is as tough as the workouts we perform on them.

For more information on the best flooring options for your home gym or to have new home gym flooring installed, contact the team at Flooring 101 today. We look forward to speaking with you about your next home project or renovation.