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Old 04-28-2011, 08:08 AM   #1
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Home Depot - mats

Has anyone purchased these mats for their home gym?

http://www.homedepot.com/Flooring-Ga...atalogId=10053

The specs say that are about 1/2 " thick. Would this be enough or would I need to stack two on top of eachother to be able to drop weight from overhead?
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:11 AM   #2
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Re: Home Depot - mats

Foam flooring is going to be too squishy. You want solid rubber, like horse stall mats, etc.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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Re: Home Depot - mats

I have these in my home space but just for the areas where I do pullups pushups etc. I lift on the bare concrete.

Pros: cheap, easy to clean, easy to reconfigure
Cons: slippery, squishy
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:07 AM   #4
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Re: Home Depot - mats

Better product would be the patio flooring material in the Garden section. They are cobblestone rubber pavers. somewhat expensive at 6.99 for a 18X18 paver, but would do the trick.

Even better, horse stall mats!!!
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:11 AM   #5
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Re: Home Depot - mats

I'll just drive the extra distance and pick up the horse stall mats. There is a tractor supply store not too far from me. Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:40 AM   #6
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Re: Home Depot - mats

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Better product would be the patio flooring material in the Garden section. They are cobblestone rubber pavers. somewhat expensive at 6.99 for a 18X18 paver, but would do the trick.

Even better, horse stall mats!!!

I work for home depot and i have been trying to find a cheap thing that i could buy. They also have in the flooring department a 1/2" recycled rubber flooring that fits together like jigsaw but you wont find it online, its a clearance item and my store has a few boxes left, waiting for them to get really cheap.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:01 AM   #7
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I work for home depot and i have been trying to find a cheap thing that i could buy.
Tell your bosses to start carrying horse stall mats!
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:26 PM   #8
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Tell your bosses to start carrying horse stall mats!
Or some other type of 1/2"+ thick solid rubber flooring (big sheets or puzzle piece.)
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:47 PM   #9
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Re: Home Depot - mats

Well, I'd prefer the horse stall mats because they are 3/4" instead of 1/2" and so far they seem to be waaaay cheaper than any other comparable rubber flooring.

Usually the horse stall mats are $35 for a 4x6 piece while interlocking 1/2" ones like these (http://fitness.therubberman.com/?pag...ategory_id=15/ WFS) get expensive real quick.

But yeah, they at least need something reasonable.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:56 PM   #10
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Re: Home Depot - mats

Home Depot sells 3' x 3' rubber interlocking drainage mats for aound $20.00 each. They are interlocking. I have used them in my home gym for several years.
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