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    Home gym flooring issue

    Got a sweet condo. Putting together a home gym in my garage. The gym will be shared with my 74 Nova and Harley. I have a power rack and a pulley attachment coming. I already have a power runner and some dumbbells. So interlocking rubber mats are pricey. There's a fitness store here that sells stall mats for a good price, yes stall mats as in for horses. They are not interlocking though. So any suggestions on stopping them from shifting around because I know it will happen. I hate the dirt that will get in between. I was thinking maybe some kind of heavy duty double sided tape. Can't put any weird glue down on the garage floor because it is a rental.

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    You could try carpet tape, but I have no idea if it'll stick to those mats.

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    I buy all mine from a farm type business names "Southern States" and they're cheap. Years back when I bought my smith machine I was looking at the mats as well and the salesman actually told me not to buy them, go to the above. As you said, not interlocking but well worth it.
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    Just had a idea. Maybe a carpet foam pad underneath could hold them still hhmm

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    I own a flooring company. For the price, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) can't be beat. It comes in squares or planks and can be floated or glued. It starts around 60 cents a square foot. Online order it from Dalton, GA when you find the brand and item number you like.

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    Dunno about doing the whole floor but lay down rubber on each side of the squat rack and wherever you dead lift. I snapped an olympic bar by not doing this.

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    Are you opposed to gluing the mats down with some type of adhesive ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebossman1 View Post
    Are you opposed to gluing the mats down with some type of adhesive ?
    I wouldn't glue rubber to a floor. Rubber backing will always degrade and adhere to the subfloor in a way it will actually change the floor composition. It's impossible to 100% remove.

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    maybe try some foam insulation tape?

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    Okay so I got my mats, still need to pick up one tomorrow. They are 4'X6' and with how my equipment will be arranged the way it will be I may not need to worry about them shifting. They are nice. I'll even take a pic of my home gym once it all arrives.
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