St. Petersburg families love to stay active in the fresh sea air, but when things get a little too tropical, many of us retreat to home gyms. If you’re looking to make a healthy upgrade to your home, the crew at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg can help you find the perfect floors for your home gym or exercise area. Keep reading to learn about the best flooring to help support your home exercise routine.
Get Cut with Carpet
Carpet is a common flooring choice for living rooms and bedrooms, but did you know that it’s also a great option for your home gym? Carpet is easy to clean, soft to the touch, and relatively inexpensive. For an exercise area, we recommend a low-pile carpet, which is shorter and denser than other carpet varieties. Commercial carpeting is also a good choice, as its tight loops will hold up well to frequent friction. With these considerations in mind, you can choose from a wide array of colors to suit your design preferences.
After you’ve enjoyed your home gym for several years, you may need to have the carpets professionally cleaned, as it will absorb dirt and moisture. Although nylon carpets aren’t as stain-resistant as polyester, we still recommend nylon for your home gym because the fibers are more durable.
Vinyasa on Vinyl
If you plan on doing yoga or Pilates in your home gym, you can avoid rug burn with a vinyl floor. Flexible and durable, vinyl tile is a great choice for rooms with lots of physical activity. Choose a padded underlayment to achieve the right balance of softness and support; then pick from a wide range of designs to get the best look for your workout environment. Many vinyl tiles now faithfully mimic the appearance of wood or stone.
Vinyl is waterproof, stain-resistant, and highly durable. You can maintain your vinyl floor with just a broom and a damp mop. This flooring type is perfect for home gyms in garages and basements because vinyl is resistant to mold and mildew. With proper maintenance, the vinyl flooring in your home gym is sure to last.
At Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg, we are proud to be your local source for home flooring. Call today to schedule a free, in-home consultation and our team will help you create the home gym of your dreams!