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How to Choose Basement Home Gym Flooring

Choosing Gym Flooring for Your Basement Gym

Basement home gym flooring is often whatever was placed there when the home was built. If it is concrete it can be cold and hard. Choosing the right flooring for your basement home gym will take a little research.

Here are my choices…

Choosing the flooring will depend on the moisture and substrate of your existing floor.

Carpeting is always an option over concrete. If using carpeting though, be sure to get one with a low pile and one that is installed in interlocking squares so that any damaged area can be easily replaced.

Rubber flooring in interlocking tiles is an affordable method for a basement home gym area. They are available in a variety of sizes, colors and thicknesses. Easy and quick to install, they feel good on your joints when standing or working out on them.

Concrete flooring is hard and durable and resists water better than any other type of flooring. But concrete can be cold. Some type of covering may be needed if you will be doing any type of aerobics or floor exercises.

Sheet vinyl is an option that is versatile and can stand up to a lot of rough use. It is an all purpose floor covering that will work in your home gym if you a unsure what type of flooring you want.

Laminate and hardwood flooring aren’t good choices for the basement home gym, especially if you have some moisture problems.

Ceramic tile is a useful choice in basement flooring. It can be inexpensive and is easy to clean. Like concrete, however, it can be cold so gym area rugs or rubber mats will need to be used for the gym.

Whether you choose rubber tile or rubber rolls, consider all your options before choosing your home gym basement flooring.


Carpeting and carpet tiles are great choices for gym floors, if you want some cushion and warmth!

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Rubber Flooring

Rubber flooring is an inexpensive option, the still offers you a bit of cushion under your feet, and it’s easy to change out pieces when necessary.

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Vinyl Flooring

Whether you choose linoleum, vinyl tiles, or vinyl tile planks, these are all great options for basement gym floors. They are typically inexpensive, too, and if you have a flood in your basement, they won’t be ruined like wood floors and carpet could be.

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Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is durable and will last for years. You still might want to put some type of rubber flooring or other cushioned flooring over it, though, to reduce impact from workouts when necessary.

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Gym Mats

Gym mats can be placed on any type of flooring, and they add cushion and stability for you during workouts.

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