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Old 12-28-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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Platform noise issues

I built a weight lifting platform and it doesn't lay perfectly flat. So it's actually louder when weight drop because of these voids slam to the ground. Not sure if it's the platform or the ground.

It's a classic 6x8 3 layer 3/4" Cdx base with a sanded top and 2 cut stall mats.

Any tricks to fill these voids or tips for my next one?
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Old 12-29-2015, 04:55 PM   #2
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Re: Platform noise issues

One thing you can do is put some carpet padding under the platform. Also, you can glue the pieces together if you didn't when you built it.
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:29 PM   #3
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Re: Platform noise issues

I have found lots of gym uses for cheap Walmart camping pads like this one:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Packlite-B...x-3-8/33699625 (WFS)

A layer of these under the platform, or maybe just under the side that is banging into the ground, might take care of the problem.
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:14 PM   #4
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Re: Platform noise issues

I had the same issue as you. My garage floor is pretty flat but pulverized in one section. The thing was pretty warped. I recently rebuilt my platform it is now a 10'x8' four layer, behemoth. The thing that made the most difference though was using stall mats as the first layer. So I guess it is really five layers.

It's never gonna be quiet but it is much better
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:38 PM   #5
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I had the same issue as you. My garage floor is pretty flat but pulverized in one section. The thing was pretty warped. I recently rebuilt my platform it is now a 10'x8' four layer, behemoth. The thing that made the most difference though was using stall mats as the first layer. So I guess it is really five layers.

It's never gonna be quiet but it is much better
I'm thinking about doing this!! Putting a layer of stall mats down under the platform. I'm also looking at those playground-style mats that are like 1.5"-2" thick. Not sure which I'm going with, though. Thoughts?
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:10 PM   #6
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Re: Platform noise issues

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I'm thinking about doing this!! Putting a layer of stall mats down under the platform. I'm also looking at those playground-style mats that are like 1.5"-2" thick. Not sure which I'm going with, though. Thoughts?
Not sure what you mean by playground style mats, but start with the cheap option first. Give the camping pads a try if the gap is 1/2 inch or less. It will cost you like 20 bucks. If it doesn't work, no biggy, then you can go spend a hundred bucks on stall mats.
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:14 PM   #7
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I'm thinking about doing this!! Putting a layer of stall mats down under the platform. I'm also looking at those playground-style mats that are like 1.5"-2" thick. Not sure which I'm going with, though. Thoughts?
I'm considering those too. Werksan uses 20x40" tiles in their training platforms. CFF sells 20x20 thug mats which should be similar. I have a pair of thug mats...they are pretty cool, but it would be pricey to do an entire platform.
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:57 PM   #8
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I have never seen the thug mats. The Eleiko training platforms are awesome. The rubber is made by Regupol. Perfect blend of soft and sturdy. That stuff starts to get expensive though.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:13 AM   #9
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Re: Platform noise issues

In this pic, it looks like the werksan tiles are 20x20 too:

https://www.werksanusa.com/wp-conten...form_sm2-1.jpg (wfs)

here are the thug mats

https://christiansfitnessfactory.com...-flooring.html (wfs)

They are basically playground safety tiles. You can stand on them, but they have a good amount of give. You can really do any lifts ON them...but to absorb the impact on a platform, they should be very good.
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Not sure what you mean by playground style mats, but start with the cheap option first. Give the camping pads a try if the gap is 1/2 inch or less. It will cost you like 20 bucks. If it doesn't work, no biggy, then you can go spend a hundred bucks on stall mats.
These were the ones I was thinking of:

http://www.amazon.com/PlayFall-Playg.../dp/B007FGXJQY

They're 24" x 24" and 1.75" thick. Plus, they're cheaper than most others I've seen.
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