I don't write reviews for products very often - if I do, it's because I was either very impressed or very disappointed with a product. In this case, I am extremely impressed with the 6mm Energy Rubber Tiles.
The dimensions of the room I did are approximately 13' x 11'. I finished off a room in my basement for a home gym and installed them right on the concrete floor. I ordered 45 tiles (5 boxes of 9) and had 4 full tiles left over. I was very happy with the color fleck in the tiles (violet) which in my opinion appears more of a light grey than violet. I have grey walls, so the tiles matched the room very well.
Install was a breeze, the fitment of the tiles are so precise that it's difficult to even see where the seams are. I needed to cut the final row to fit, which was just as easy. Took me about 1.5 hours. All that is needed is a sharp blade and straight edge, and the tiles cut straight in seconds. Very low rubber odor, almost non-existent. These tiles are plenty thick for home gym use.
I can't say enough good things about these tiles, it looks like a pro installed them. If you're on the fence about getting them, you won't be disappointed!
As advertised, and just like commercial gym flooring.
This rubber flooring is perfect for anyone who wants to set up a home gym in their basement. It provides the right durability for all types of exercise equipment. Install is easy and having it come in multiple, easy to connect puzzle pieces makes it possible to arrange the flooring the best way to fit your needs. Highly recommended!
I did a lot of research before ordering the 6mm rubber tile floors for my home gym. You can’t beat the prices offered here and to keep within my budget I opted to go for the 6mm instead of the 8mm. You will definitely need a good cushioned mat to do certain excerises since the floor is hard.
I went with the grey color which is essentially white color flecks. The website and samples process could use some improvement. There was not a sample of the 6mm gray and so I ordered the lavender, the olive, and an 8mm gray hoping it would be the same appearnce as which the 6mm would be. The company should have samples of all products and also better pictures and description of the colors. In the pictures the fleck percentage appears different between the gray and other colors and the pictures are so zoomed in it’s hard to pictures what the flooring looks like at a distance.
Despite this hang up once I decided to order the product came quickly and I received alerts about shipping. The product took me a few hours to install in an approximately 10 x 14 room. The 6mm does not have straight edge pieces so you do have to cut those which is very easy with a good utility knife and a straight edge. I relived carpet and laid the rubber floor on cement. It tucked nicely under my baseboards.
The floor does not separate during my workouts (interval training mostly). Be careful when vacuuming though. I had my vacuum on low pile and the corner of one of the tiles did pull up but fortunately the suction wasn’t strong enough to rip the tile. I’ve reveived compliments on the appearance of the flooring and you can barely see the seams.
We are loving our new workout room floor. It was easy to order, we had great help from the company, and it looks amazing!
The flooring is durable, effective, and easy to install. I made a corner of my basement into a fitness room and the rubber flooring protects the wood floor beneath perfectly from the fitness equipment.
Excellent product. The product was exactly as described on there website. I installed the floor myself. Very easy to install. However, if your walls are out of square like mine were it may take a little extra time for cuts. The floor is very durable, absorbs sound well when dropping weights and is very easy to clean. The only negative, is the slight odor from the rubber flooring. I installed my floor 3 weeks ago and you can still smell a slight odor from the rubber flooring material. I'm hoping this will fade away over time.
I did order 2 samples before ordering my flooring. However, I only received one of the two samples, as apparently they were out of the one sample color (6mm Energy Rubber Tile sample "Olive") I really wanted. It would have been really nice if they had a bigger, better, clearer photo of the "Olive" rubber tiles on there website.
Overall, this is a great product and would highly recommend it for home gym use.
Great product overall. My only complaint is the rubber flooring comes unattached from the other pieces when I move any piece of heavy gym equipment with wheels. I selected the 1/8 rubber floor if I could do it all over I would have selected a thicker flooring.
I bought this flooring to replace foam lock in pieces that I had down in a 500 sq ft daycare space. Installation was very easy, and so far it seems to be holding up excellent!
Very happy with the product, used in my basement laundry room and workshop. Tiles fit great; as others have noted it looks like a solid mat wall-to-wall unless you look closely. Feels good underfoot.
I ordered the lavender, which supposedly looks white, but got green instead. I'm OK with it but you could have a problem if the color of the flecks is important to you.
Shipping took a while (almost a week before they even left the warehouse) but they were delivered on the day promised about 2 days before they hit the driveway.
I ordered enough rubber gym tiles for a 10’ x 10’ gym area for my newly acquired equipment. I don’t have much equipment, just enough for a decent workout. I didn’t order any samples so I was curious how this would go. When I started, it didn’t seem too hard to put together, and it wasn’t. The whole installation took me around 30 minutes. I am pleased with the outcome. You can barely see any of the outlines of the mats and they take a beating from slamming those heavy 15 lb dumbbells on them. Overall, very satisfied and the dog even says they are comfy to sleep on.
Love the product! It turned out amazing!
We put this (6mm Energy Rubber Tiles) on half of our basement. The other half is foam tiles for the kids to bounce, etc. If we had done these rubber tiles, first, I may have done the whole basement in these and just had a small area of foam tiles over them (though the foam tiles have also worked well, though get beat up more so won't last as long).
These are great. You can't see the lines unless you know they are there and really look. And that is in the Winter.
I learned a lesson with laying various types of flooring. We are in Ohio and it is better to lay in the Summer. Then when flooring slightly shrinks in the winter (dry), it isn't a problem and isn't noticeable. If you lay in the winter, when things expand, if you didn't leave enough space (thinking of strange angles areas as well), the slight expansion can bubble.
We have had no problems at all with these rubber tiles. We laid them almost a year ago, and they look brand new. With how they are made, I figure they will last forever.
I even (purposely) put a nail through one on two corners to hang it up as a backstop in our basement. When I pull the nails out (after hanging for several months in two small areas) you can't even tell the nails were there. They seal right over.
They aren't as thick as some other rubber squares that are sold, but for out purpose they are perfect (and save not only on the product, but on shipping as well).
One thing to consider, if you will be rolling heavy items on they, they will bend up under the wheels. It won't damage the tile, but you would need to put them back in place. This likely wouldn't be a problem with the thicker tiles, but I am not sure.
I would buy again, and likely will in a few years when my young kids don't need the padded foam floor (and the foam has been adequately destroyed by all of their adventures), to replace it with these rubber tiles.
One installation note (MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE ARROWS ON THE BOTTOM, WHICH YOU WON'T NOTICE UNLESS YOU LOOK ARE ALL FACING THE SAME DIRECTION). Otherwise, the squares will not lock nicely together.
Another Note: We have the "violet" color. It looks white unless you have white right next to it, so don't worry if you don't want "violet" (I did order samples first to check the colors.)
Another note: These are next to impossible to cut with a knife. However, a really good pair of scissors (that I use for cutting anything from paper to small branches, and even thin metal) cut right threw them and was definitely the way to go. It cut well and precise (right around the basement support pole, etc.)
great solution for home gym, you will still need a body length foam mat on top as its a little hard on the body if doing floor exercises. but it holds out great under my home gym frame and its fine to walk on with pumps, protects the wooden floor and i can put my weights direct on it no issues about damaging the floor.
it was easy to install, took about an hour, the smell is ok it is not strong at all, it reminds me of a regular gym which is nostalgic and atmospheric, I would have gave it 5 stars but the confetti design i brought was a little un colorful, it seemed to look more white than other colors, I would buy a single color if i did it again. I used 30 mats @ 120 sqft and it covered an area 11-1/2' x 10-3/4'
We purchased this flooring (in violet) for a basement gym and installed it on a cement floor that had many imperfections. It installed easily (I actually thought it was fun), cutting and shaping was much easier than I thought (be sure to have a new package of utility knife blades and use them generously), and it looks and feels great. We are so happy we went with this purchase and highly recommend it.
Great flooring and great transaction!
Easy to install. Doesn't fade or ware.
I have a 15'x13' room which I converted into a home gym. I purchased 6 cases (9 tiles per case = 54 tiles total). The material of the tiles is definitely high quality. After installation, you can't see any seems or any teeth between tiles - which I thought is very impressive given all of the other types of tiles available on the market (which are cheap and show teeth).
The labor was slightly intensive to finish off around the edges of the room. No room has perfect 90* corner walls so the motto of "measure twice, cut once" is imperative. The job took a solid 6 hours of measuring, cutting, & installing (I do wish I had the proper work bench so I wasn't hunched over on the ground cutting all day - it did take a toll on my back and I am fairly sore the following day. I did run out of the correct side of tiles to use while finishing off the final 2-3 feet of edge on the room. I had to be creative a little bit so I cut all of the teeth off of the edges to make a rectangle about 4 inch by 20 inch to finish of the room.
I will say though, the work paid off! The gym looks amazing and the floor seems sturdy as ever. I plan to do the 21 day fix with a mixture of p90x in my gym so I need to be able to run around without the tiles NOT splitting or moving. I feel pretty good that these tiles are staying in place due to the quality of the product. VERY IMPRESSED!
I will come back and do a final review after some time of trying it out.
Great pricing and shipping. Tiles are well made and fit together tight. Great looking! Very pleased with purchase.
We purchased the hard rubber flooring for a key room. It came in squares and they were very easy to install and looked great! You have to look very hard to even see the seams. Excellent product!