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4x Thickness, Memory Foam, and Other Factors to Consider When Choosing a Home Exercise Mat

Mike Tyson
4x Thickness, Memory Foam, and Other Factors to Consider When Choosing a Home Exercise Mat

Using workout mats for home gyms can provide a great way to add extra exercise while maintaining the safety of your floor. When looking at what is the best mat for your home gym, consider which of the mats in the market are the most suitable for you.

There are many different types of exercise mats for home use such as canvas, Memory Foam, Yoga, and Exercise Mat, to name a few.

Here are some considerations before purchasing one:


- Are you going to perform exercises on your mat?

- Do you have bare feet or not?

- Are you planning on doing exercises with a partner or alone?- Do you live in a cold climate where it snows or rains?

- Are you planning to do heavy workouts that require you to run or walk on the hard surfaces in your house?

- Do you have children or other pets that will come into play with your mat?- Are you allergic to vinyl or latex?

- Do you like to have a mat that is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to wear?

- Do you want to be able to wash your yoga mat in the washing machine?

- Do you have a lot of different options when choosing a yoga mat?- Do you know what the different sizes are for your mat?

- Do you want to be able to find a yoga mat that will fit into your budget?

- What materials are available?

- Do you need to purchase one year's supply at a time?

- Do you have to take special care of your mat?

- Will your mat last for years without needing to be replaced?

- Is a discount price worth the extra cost?


Fitness Exercise Mats - Memory Foam Gym Mats - Black Interlocking Workout Mats For Home Gym Floor


The best padded workout mats for home exercises include those with an interlocking system to hold them together. You want to make sure that the floor surface you are using is smooth and flat and that the foam that is used is highly durable. If you are considering adding a foam workout mat to an existing floor surface, make sure that the original flooring can take the extra weight and that it does not have cracks, puffs, or tears.


One option that is gaining popularity is memory foam floor exercises. This floor covering is made from visco-elastic foam and has some unique properties that make it ideal for both home use and commercial gyms. Some companies have used this foam in Europe for 10 years as their main material for their exercise mats. Visco elastic foam allows the user to flex the foam back and forth to target any area of the body. It is also known for reducing chafing, burning, and ingrown hairs.


4x Thickness: Some of the best padded workout mats for home exercises come with a 4x thickness of foam on the bottom. This thickness of foam makes it more durable and it allows for extra support where needed. The thicker middle is used for support and shock absorption and provides better circulation to help avoid tired, worn out muscles. Make sure that the thickness of the bottom is at least 4 times that of the top of the mat. A good rule of thumb is to get the thickness of the top of the mat at least twice that of the thickness of the bottom.

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