Mats for home

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations - Other Training-Related' started by Benjamin, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Benjamin

    Benjamin Double-Digit Post Count

    Hi, first time poster, long time lurker.
    I was wondering what quality of mats are needed to protect the floor. I currently do most of my KB work at home on an area carpet over hardwood floor. I'd like to get some mats instead. I've seen Walmart has some for as low as $15 per set of 4, and Home Depot has some options in between that and up to $50. I'd rather get something that's going to last and pay more, but am not sure if the less expensive ones would work as well.
    Thanks. Ben
     
  2. Sean M

    Sean M Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Welcome!

    If you are in the U.S., I just picked this up for an upgrade to my deadlift platform:
    Utility Rubber Mat, Black, 4 ft. x 3 ft x 1/2 in. at Tractor Supply Co.

    I cut the 3' side in half (two 1.5' pieces) then only needed 30" of the 48" remaining part...so the spare 30" x 18" pieces I put on the cement floor to set my kettlebell down on during sets, mostly just for noise.
     
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  3. Matts

    Matts More than 300 posts

    I have hardwood floors with no carpet, and use a Gold's Gym mat from Walmart that's actually made to put under equipment (like treadmills and exercise bikes). It's thinner and doesn't interfere with getups by being squishy. It's done well for a few years and I plan to keep using it. It cost around $20.
     
  4. Benjamin

    Benjamin Double-Digit Post Count

    Thank you for the fast replies!
     
  5. Jan

    Jan More than 500 posts

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  7. Sean M

    Sean M Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Just upgraded my deadlift platform (such as it is) with the mats I linked above. See attached before and after pics.

    The mat is pretty weighty and tough. I think it would be good for kettlebells on carpet.
     

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  8. Benjamin

    Benjamin Double-Digit Post Count

    Thanks, Jan, Sean, Matts.

    That's a nice set up. I'm thinking of putting them in the kitchen so I don't have to keep moving the coffee table and pushing the couch back when I need the space, and moving the table out to the living room. (Old houses have weird set ups)
     
  9. HUNTER1313

    HUNTER1313 More than 500 posts

    I use two horse stall mats. One works area wide, but two enough room for tgu's.
     

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