if it wasnt for the high cost of shipping, I would cover my whole BikeShop with it. But, I have to just cover the rest with wooden floor. Maybe you guys should have your own shipping trucks.
I was advised to glue this down to the plywood floor which we did. I bought this flooring for a good gym surface for plyometrics and basically to quiet down loudness of a mini trampoline in the room. I wish I had bought the thicker flooring. The reviews said the 8mm is this most common for gyms, and I was afraid the thicker one would not fit up against the carpet or tile floor it connects. however I find this flooring to be very hard, no give, and it is very loud- I am disappointed I went with the reviews and suggestions of the people I talked to.
I purchased, 4, 18'x4' rolls of the 8mm rubber flooring. I want to say it probably was the easiest project I did around my house. I am a handy person, and this was simple enough for a not-so-handy person to tackle. I wanted a rubber floor for the gym I made in our home basement. I wanted to include photos, but this email sat in my email box too long, I want to spread the word. Following is all it took to get this installed....by MYSELF! First, clean the sub-floor and mop it, let dry, then simply roll out the mats, cut them to fit the room, let them sit for a day or two to get acclimated to the surroundings, then lift up the outside edges and seams and apply the double sided tape (I purchased this too) to fasten to the floor. This step reminded me of my High School Wrestling days, since I would run and ″stomp″ at the seams, to be sure they were ″tight″ before taping. I didn't want something permanent, in the event I wanted to change that room someday. Thus...the tape! Worked wonderful. Overall, it turned out nice. I get compliments on how the seams ″cannot be detected″. I know where they are, but without looking closely, you cannot see them. My room was 17'x15', so it wasn't super big, but perfect for this product! And the 8mm is VERY durable for a gym floor. I wanted something a little more durable than what I seen out there, this was perfect. Kind of tough to cut (which is good), I used a Carpet Knife (switching to new blades often) and a T-square...worked perfect! I will refer people to this site if they want a good rubber flooring product. I see I can send some pics to the email below, I will forward a few.
Did my internet search and decided on Rubber Flooring Inc. Reached out to customer service a few times for guidance which both times were helpful. They do have a lot to choose from. Went with the roll due to cost savings and reduced seams. The product is heavy weighing over 120#s each. I went with three rolls for my home gym. It did take several weeks for it to arrive. One did arrive damaged. I am still waiting for customer service to get back to me on how to proceed. It arrived with part of the roll folded over which resulted in it splitting. The others rolls were fine so I did lay them down. They rolled out nicely but do have the fresh rubber aroma. They look great but would prefer to have the third to complete my floor. I also have to trim them as when your order the length they will go over the measurement and each roll is not the same length. Not sure if I will tape them down will have to see if they shift during workouts. I would rate higher but need to see what customer service does to correct the damaged roll. I have already sent them pictures so just waiting.
Great for what is needed. I wanted it to match the LVT height and this was perfect. I didn’t even add a translation because it cut very clean with a metal straight edge. Make sure you change your knife blade every 2-3 long cuts. Blades are cheap and it will keep the lines clean And smooth. I bought carpet tape but didn’t install. The edges laid flat with no gaps. Another pro tip, the beginning and end of the roll are not square, make a square cut at the ends first and the rest will be easy. The sides are machined perfectly straight and no changes needed. For a deadlift platform, I just doubled up the leftover rubber to get the 1.5cm thickness which is all you need with bumper plates. Also the material was shipped perfectly. Make sure you have a friend, the 25 ft rolls have to be over #200 lbs.
The flooring looks awesome at our Masthope Mountain Community Fitness Center.
I got the 8 mm baby blue rubber flooring. It looks great when installed and was fairly easy to install by myself. One thing to be aware of is, make sure the color is specified when ordering. There are different options of colors between the pre-cut and rolled and I wanted the bright blue but got the baby blue. It turned out to work for me but if it hadn't shipping would have been a great cost to me. I highly recommend using double sided carpet tape which I got from Home Depot for about $8 to do a 12 x 24 room.
My husband & I installed it ourselves in our home gym. It looks & feels great. We have the whole family working out now.
Love it! My flooring guys pulled the old carpet, padding and tack strips and had the rubber roll flooring down in less than 2 hours. Great product!
Love the 8mm rubber floor rolls. Upgraded our gym to a larger room in the house and decided to do it right and lay down gym flooring first. Really makes a difference, the cushion of carpet really affects stability. So glad we did this. 2020-5-8mm-strong-rubber-rolls-1 - 2
Installed this in a room in our home that I turned into a home gym. The rolls arrived carefully wrapped on a pallet undamaged. Unrolled them and let them sit in the room for a couple of days to acclimate. Would suggest having 2 people when installing because the rolls are heavy and not easily maneuvered around when trying to get into perfect position. Cutting was tough at first, definitely need a sharp utility knife. But figured out a great trick. Would make a cut all the way down the roll, then go back to the top and have the other person hold up and pull the other side while you cut again. This let you cut right down the bottom of the roll and it would zip along quickly. It looks great, feels great. The floor quality is fabulous. Have really enjoyed working out in the room, it feels like a professional gym now. We used the suggested transitional piece where the floor meets our kitchen flooring and it worked great.
The 8mm custom cut rubber rolls look great in my new studio. All my clients have been complimenting how great it looks. Thanks for the great flooring!
I ordered two rolls of rubber flooring. They arrived wrapped in plastic to protect the product. They were on a wooden pallet and secured very well in place. After unwrapping them I was able to install an 8’ by 15’ section on my garage cement floor using double sided tape within about 30 minutes. The rolls are heavy and it may be better to have two people to place them in the correct location. There was no visible seam in between the mats due to the pattern of flake. I was very impressed by the look and I have received several compliments.
Excellent product! I ordered a 50' x 4' roll for an area in my basement that I was turning into a home gym. I use dumb bells which tend to scar the concrete and make a lot of noise. Because this is a heavy product, I cut it into three equal strips so I could carry it downstairs. The first two strips went in easy. Just start the first in the corner and roll it out against the wall. Roll the second against the first. That left about a 3' wide area left to cover. I measured every three fee or so and cut the last strip with a utility knife. Be sure to use a sharp blade. The last thing I did was tape the seams from below with 3″ wide duct tape. Could not be happier with the final product.
You always want your rubber to be good all the way around. The rubber is as I thought it should be all around. From delivery to application all went well. Delivery was on a large box truck so normal drive way may not work and have a plan together to get the rubber into spot. Went great for me but I always liked the use of rubber.
We ordered the 8mm strong rolls for a home gym in our basement. The rolls arrived quickly and we were surprised by how heavy each roll was. We cleaned the concrete floor prior to laying down the rolls and everything was going great. But, after laying down the first roll we noticed that the edging (along both sides) was not lying flat (it was wavy). Luckily we had some double-sided seam tape that we used to join the seams. That seemed to do the trick and flattened out the edged. We recommend purchasing a roll of seam tape just in case the batch of rolls that you receive is wavy like ours. Another item of note is that the corners of the rolls were pulled in slightly meaning they were not square and this caused the seams to not match up perfectly, but it is a home gym so perfection is not part of the project. The flooring looks great and the quality of the material is fantastic. We went through several cutting blades when cutting the material which means the material we were cutting was dense and good quality (that's our opinion). We will be moving our workout equipment into the room soon and can't wait to start using the floor.