Whether you’re a fitness junkie or simply an empty nester with an extra room to fill, there are many reasons why you might be creating your own home gym. However, before you start moving in the treadmill and dumbbells, you’ll want to pick a floor that is appropriate for your new workout space. Here at Floor Coverings International Bozeman, we know that your gym floor must be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear, so we’ve compiled a list of the best flooring options available for your Bozeman workout room.
Rubber flooring is common in commercial gyms for many reasons. It is a very resilient floor that is resistant to scratches and dents but is also cushiony under foot. A dropped dumbbell won’t damage a rubber floor, and you’ll feel comfortable standing on it for extended periods of time.
Rubber is also one of the most water resistant floors available. It will be easy to clean up spilled energy drinks or sweat after an intense workout. Rubber will be the best choice if you plan to fill your room with a lot of heavy equipment.
Cork is often touted as a top choice for eco-conscious homeowners. However, cork has a number of properties that make it a great choice for home gyms as well. Like rubber, cork is very resilient. It is full of tiny air bubbles that make it resistant against dents but also allow it to be cushiony underfoot.
Cork has the added benefit of being hypoallergenic and simple to clean. Cork flooring is more water resistant than hardwood, but spills should still be wiped up quickly to prevent swelling in your cork floors. This type of flooring will be best for rooms without heavy equipment, as cork is prone to scratching.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl plank and tile flooring has been growing increasingly popular as a hardwood flooring alternative. Unlike sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl flooring comes in thick planks or tiles that are designed to look like real hardwood or real stone. Not only does this flooring look amazing, but it is also affordable and easy to install.
Luxury vinyl flooring is a great choice for workout rooms because it is incredibly water resistant, dent resistant, and comfortable underfoot. Luxury vinyl flooring is especially easy to clean as it does not require special cleaning agents or significant maintenance to keep it in shape.
Get Started Today
Getting the right flooring is an essential first step in creating your ideal home gym. Contact Floor Coverings International Bozeman today to schedule your free in-home design consultation and learn more about our flooring selection. We proudly serve Bozeman and surrounding areas.
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