The most common type of gym flooring is rubber for its safe and non-slip surface that can withstand heavy weights and equipment. Most home gym flooring requires a hard, level subfloor to be placed on top of. Because carpet is soft and lacks the support needed for a home gym floor, it doesn’t provide an ideal subsurface for the rubber to lay on without adding some sort of additional subfloor material. Firmer carpet with a dense ply, however, will do fine with foam and rubber gym flooring. For the best flooring options that will work over the dense carpet, speak to one of our flooring experts at Perfect Surfaces.

The best type of home gym flooring for carpet

The top home gym flooring to safely use over carpet is GatorPRIME mats or GatorSHOCK tiles which are both designed to work well over the top of carpet flooring. Both flooring options provide support during workouts while protecting the subfloor from weights and equipment. GatorSHOCK tiles and GatorPRIME mats are simple to install and offer impact absorbing properties for your home gym flooring. Among their many benefits, GatorSHOCK tiles and GatorPRIME mats are: • Resistant to impact and damage • Easy to install • Water-resistant and easy to clean • Durable and functional • Versatile with full-colour options

What to look for in a quality home gym flooring

While there are solutions for gym flooring over carpet, if you’re planning to have a permanent home gym, it’s worth considering setting the area upon the non-carpeted floor. A quality home gym floor is shock resistant, durable, easy to maintain, and protects your subfloor underneath.

When choosing the right type of flooring for your home gym, some key factors to take into account are:

• The types of exercises you’ll be doing • The type of space you need to cover • Your desired budget

Consult a professional

The best way to ensure you choose the right type of flooring for your home gym and subfloor is to talk to an experienced flooring expert at Perfect Surfaces. Whether you need to lay flooring on top of the carpet or you’re looking for a more permanent solution, we can guide you in the right direction. Contact Perfect Surfaces for high-quality products and professional service.