Some of us have gym memberships, and some of us run through the park. But if you’re lucky enough to have a room in your home sectioned off for exercise, you’ll want to make sure that it’s equipped not only with the best dumbbells but also the best floors. Here at Floor Coverings International Northshore, we offer a wide variety of flooring that can serve well in a home gym. Below are some of our recommended flooring choices for your West Vancouver workout room.
If you want your home gym to feel like the real thing, then rubber floors are the way to go. These are popular in commercial gyms for a reason; they’re springy under foot, virtually waterproof, and are tough to scratch and dent. This means that you won’t have to worry about ruining your floors when you accidentally drop a dumbbell. Because they are highly resistant to liquid, they are easy to clean after a sweaty workout. Despite their outstanding durability, you will still want to be careful about dragging heavy equipment over your rubber floors, as it is possible to scratch them.
If you’re looking for an exceptionally eco-friendly flooring option, then consider cork for your exercise room. Not only does it come from the readily renewable cork oak tree bark, but it is also recyclable and biodegradable. In terms of functionality, cork makes for a great workout floor because it is soft under foot and resilient against dents. Cork is more resistant to liquids than the average hardwood floor, but standing water should be cleaned up quickly to avoid damage. It can stand up to a dropped object, but is more easily damaged by heavy objects than rubber, making this a better choice for rooms with lighter equipment.
Carpet tiles are a very durable option for any home gym. Unlike with carpet rolls, a single carpet tile can be removed and replaced when damaged. You won’t be able to dent or scratch a carpet, even if you drop your heaviest weights. Carpet tiles will be comfortable under foot as well, so you won’t have to worry about compromising durability for comfort. The only concern is that carpet is an absorbent material, so if you think that dripping sweat and spilling protein shakes will be a common occurrence in your home gym, then carpet tiles may not be for you.
If your workouts aren’t going to involve heavy equipment, then laminate floors could be perfect for your home gym. Laminate can dent and scratch more easily than rubber or cork, but it provides a smooth, easy to clean surface that is great for light activities such as yoga or free weights. Since it mimics the look of real hardwood, it could bring a desired look to your home gym that the other options cannot.
Call your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Northshore for a free in-home estimate and more information on our flooring selection for your West Vancouver home. Our expert installers can help your dream home gym become a reality! We proudly serve the greater North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Whistler areas.
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