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The Best Floor for a Work-Out Room

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If you’re remodeling your home to include a new workout space, be sure to take some time and research the best floors for a workout room. A room where you do most of your exercising is going to have some unique demands not normally required of the average floor—here are some considerations to keep in mind.

Start with the Sub-Floor

A work-out room is going to need the flooring structure to be much stronger than your average floor. With the weights and the added stress of any jumping activities, you want to ensure your sub-floor can withstand the load. Have a local home contractor come out and assess your potential work-out space’s flooring structure to ensure it can hold up to the stress.

Pick a Durable, Water Resistant Flooring

The next step, once you know your sub-floor is in good shape, is to pick out a type of flooring that is not only durable to the dropped weights but also resistant to any moisture from sweat or spilled water. Some suggestions are vinyl, hardwood, or engineered hardwood flooring. Visit or call your local flooring showroom in Maryland and see what types of flooring they suggest and let them know what it is for.

Mats to Cover the Flooring

Now, once you have a good durable floor installed in your new workout space, you’ll want to find some sort of mat material to protect the floor. This will ensure you don’t drop a weight and dent it. Floor mats also provide added padding for activities like yoga or stretching. We suggest looking into horse floor mats (you heard us right) or some rubber floor tiles from a sporting supply store.

Genesis Flooring America is a locally-owned and operated Maryland flooring store with the experience and knowledge to help source the best possible floor for whatever type of remodeling project you have. Give us a call today at 410-552-6410 or stop by our Maryland flooring showroom for more information on the wide variety of styles and types of flooring we offer.


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