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How to Choose Flooring for Play, Gym & Exercise Rooms

When it comes to choosing the right floor for heavy usage, there can be seemingly endless choices. However, if you base it on your budget and personal preference, you can get the right floor for the correct purpose.

In this post, I'll go over 2 very tough floors that can withstand weight lifting equipment to the equally abusive feet of little ones playing over it. Every type mentioned here has a high pounds per square inch tolerance, which means heavy objects can be placed on top of them without damaging the new floor.

Exercise and Gym Flooring

The most thought of flooring when it comes to heavy use areas is gym interlocking floor mats. These come in various sizes and a few may be available at your local Home Depot store. To view all we carry, please click here.

If available, its recommend to use border pieces like in the image above to ensure the mat is safe once someone walks onto it.  One great feature of interlocking tiles are that sections can be removed for any water or spills that occur.

For this type of interlocking floor to work, be sure it is installed over an existing hard surface flooring. Putting it over carpet, for example, could make the locking properties of each mat fall apart.

Resilient Vinyl Flooring

Also known as vinyl flooring, this type is more than just the older linoleum floors from the 70s that you may remember. Not only does resilient vinyl flooring come in various colors and styles, but also in its construction.

Shown below and linked here, the features speak for themselves. It's a great choice for high traffic and even high moisture areas. So really, this flooring looks great in a living room and works well in the toughest of play or exercise rooms.

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This type of flooring is easy to install, and requires no special tools, glue/nails, or underlayment. It floats over the existing subfloor, which saves you time and gets your new floor installed quickly.

While there are other flooring options out there, such as low-pile carpet and tile, the 2 above are the best options for low maintenance and high durability versus any others for high usage areas.


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Posted 2015-03-18T18:49:36+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL Joseph_HD_ATL