Home gyms are awesome for anyone, whether you’re a fitness junkie, or just looking to boost your exercise routine. It’s conveniently close, and you won’t have to wait in a line for a machine to be available like you would at a public gym.
It’s also a safe space to get your sweat on and not feel like people are watching you! If you are planning or building a home gym, it’s important to consider what flooring you need that is non-slip, non-porous and easy to clean.
Consider the Space You Have
There are lots of factors to take into account before installing your home gym floor; your budget, what you like in terms of aesthetics, and what will look best depending on how much space you have. There is a possibility that you don’t have to upgrade your floor, and can simply put down mats and yoga mats to complete your routines. As a more permanent solution if you want to invest further into your home, there are better floors to use than others.
Vinyl Home Gym Flooring
Vinyl is a popular option for gym floors because it’s aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean and non- abrasive (which is important if you’re going to be lying on it). It’s also easy to install and flooring installers can get the job done faster than you can say “burpee”.
Vinyl is also super durable, meaning you won’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon. You’ll need to have a mat if you’re lifting heavy weights and dropping them straight down, though, as the floor could dent under heavy falling objects.
A non-abrasive carpet can be great in a home gym. It is sound absorbent, so your early morning routines won’t wake the rest of the household (although for full soundproofing you’ll need to consider other options). Carpets are also durable and can have heavy weights fall on them without causing any damage.
It’s important to look into carpets that are non-slip, however. You don’t want to be doing a lunge and end up in a split by accident!
In saying this, it’s important to keep your carpet clean. Home gyms can be quite humid after a good sweat session, so you’ll want to clean the carpet often to ensure it doesn’t start smelling like gym socks.
Things to Keep in Mind
There are some quick tips we can offer to keep your home gym looking consistently snazzy and fresh.
- Get a fan for the room and use it during your workouts to circulate the air
- Air out the room if you can with an open window – if you don’t have windows, keep the door open so that the room can “breathe”
- Use the right equipment – if an exercising requires a yoga mat, we recommend using a yoga mat. This will avoid unnecessary injury
Installing a home gym? We can help with the flooring installation! Contact us today for a chat.