12 Best Treadmill Mats You Can Buy
Treadmills are great for exercise. You can use a treadmill anytime, in any weather, and you don’t need to worry about jogging near unfriendly Pitbulls off their leash, or being hit by cars not watching out for joggers.
But there is one big problem, and that’s protecting your floors, particularly if you have a hardwood floor, which can not only be scratched but kick-up dust into the works of your not inexpensive treadmill.
You need a protective floor mat. But which one do you buy? Here’s a list of our favorites, all available on Amazon:
Available on Amazon at Yes4All Interlocking Exercise Foam Mats these foot long and foot wide foam tiles, which are half an inch thick, easily snap together in less than 5 minutes.
Available in black or grey, you can purchase a 12 square foot Yes4All mat for a very inexpensive price, which will give you a nice, 4 foot by 3 foot mat, and if you need a larger area, you can attach three complete sets of tiles together.
Yes4All interlocking mats are very easy to clean, and on top of protecting floors from your treadmill, they make a great yoga mat or exercise mat.
Our next treadmill mat is the Rubber-Cal Treadmill Mat, available from Amazon at Rubber Cal .
Customers find these oversized treadmill nats do an outstanding job of cutting down the vibrations and the noise a treadmill makes, while at the same time doing a serious job of protecting floors.
Made of environmentally friendly recycled rubber, these tough mats will likely outlast your treadmill.
Another interclocking treadmill/exercise mat with larger tiles is Extrmepower Us treadmill/exercise mat.
The XtremepowerUS treadmill mat consists of 4 2 foot by 2 foot, interlocking panels. So you can cover 16 square feet of space and interlock them together in under a minute.
Reviewers report the XtrmepowerUS mat has just the right amount of spring and density to make them a quality treadmill mat at a discount price.
This Amazon Choice treadmill mat Amazon Basics Treadmill Mat comes in three sizes, a 2.5 x 6 foot wide model, a 3 x 8.5 inch model, and a 4 foot x 6 foot model, so you won’t have trouble finding the right size treadmill mat.
A few reviewers complain that the mat, which is only .2 inches thick, is a bit thin for their taste, but others say it’s just the right thickness to lay flat and stay put, while protecting their wood or tile floors.
Coming in at 6 different sizes, from 2 feet by 4 feet to 3 feet by 7 feet, Motion Tech’s treadmill mats, the Motion Tech Treadmill Mat Motion Tech Treadmill Mat is among the most popular of Amazon’s treadmill products.
Easily washable, this somewhat thing mat is remarkably tough, and seems to work as well for people who want a treadmill mat for either carpeting or on hardwood floors.
Motion Tech mats not only protect your flooring and reduce vibration, but they stay in place like a champ. And they are made of solid rubber, not foam.
Made of high density, quality rubber, Supermats Supermats High Density Commerical Grade Mats are just that, commercial grade.
Perhaps Amazon’s most reviewed treadmill/rower mat, Supermats are relatively thin but quite heavy. They stay in place and are just long enough to fit most treadmills, with room to spare.
As one reviewer summed it up: “The bottom line is that this is a superbly manufactured mat that will protect your flooring. It can be used with any type of exercise equipment and is extremely durable.”
Want a floormat for your treadmill/exercise machine that comes in more colors than just black or grey? Look no further than Forest Floor, found on Amazon at Forest Floor.
Forest Floor sells interlocking foam floor mats in cherry, light bamboo, light cork, mahogany, white oak and walnut. And you can buy the interlocking tiles in 2 foot by 2 foot styles to cover 16 square meters, or go crazy and do an entire room covering 200 feet.
Mind you, most people use Forest Floor for temporary flooring of a sunspace or garage, but the titles are just as functional for an exercise room, and the look is classy.
If you’re just looking for a basic floor mat for your treadmill and don’t want to spend a lot of money, try look at the Marcy Fitness Equipment mat .
There’s nothing particularly unique about this 3 foot by 6.5 foot foam rubber mat to protect wood and laminate floors as well as
offer a little cushion if you drop a dumbbell towards the floor, that’s good enough for many customers, who often order two.
This thin but very strong treadmill mat does just what customers expect it to do: lie on the floor and protect your 300-pound treadmill plus maybe your 200-pound body as well, from scratching your hardwood or laminate floors.
The 6 and a half by 3-foot mat runs under $70 plus shipping from Amazon, and is found at RevTime Treadmill Mat .
For its price of around $70 plus shipping, RevTime seems to be pushing the price barrier a bit, but reviews of the Revtime Treadmill Mat show Amazon customers are generally satisfied.
The Go fit is rated number three among all of Amazon’s best exercise mats, and of those, this is the highest-rated treadmill type mat.
The first thing that jumps out on your when examining this treadmill mat is the fact that the manufacturer offers a two-year warranty on the product, something that’s extremely hard to find in treadmill mats. They also offer a guaranteed, 100 percent customer experience through Amazon.
And all this, for a product that retails on Amazon for under $30 plus shipping! It’s no wonder that the Go-fit Treadmill Mat has 810 reviews, 86 percent of which are 5-stars.
Located on Amazon at Go-fit Treadmill Mat , this 3 foot by 6.5 foot mat is extremely easy to clean, and seems to be just the right size and at the right price for most everyone.
Another puzzle-piece foam mat with a remarkably one-inch-thick floor, you can buy the Prosource mat from Amazon for $36 dollars plus shipping, at Prosource Fit Extra Thick Exercise Mat .
Also in Amazon’s top 10 for exercise mats, for your $36 dollars, you get six, 2 foot-by two food foam tiles, plus end borders, to give your mat a polished look.
The mats are made of high-density EVA foam, which is generally considered environmentally friendly and has a non-skid surface on the top to avoid tumbles.
Another product to consider is the Gxmmat, multi-dimensional exercise mat.
At 6 feet wide, and 8 foot long, this mat, which is 7 mm thick, is a perfect size for two exercise machines instead of one, or to use it as a yoga and dance platform.
Number 25 on Amazon’s list of exercise mats, the Gxmmat at Gxmmat Extra Large Exercise Mat.
The large space of the mat, the comfortable padding, and the fact that these mats were designed to workout on with shoes, makes the price seem reasonable. Many people buy them to create a small home gym, while protecting their floors, and GXmmat has many five-star ratings.
Exercise buffs who want to protect their floors gravitate toward these exercise mats. The risk of damaged floors within your home gym is just too much abuse toward permanently damaging your tiled or hardwood floor. Particularly when a small investment of $25 to $75 or so will permanently solve the problem.
Unique to the subject however, is the many creative uses that people buy exercise mats for. Some people love the look and feel of creating a completely indoor gym in their garage or basement with a dozen or two interlocking rubber pieces. While others came up with other uses.
People frequently line kennels with interlocking tiles to protect against dogs or cats scratching the floors. While others, love their use as padding for children’s playhouses (certainly much easier to clean than carpet) or lining their kitchens or workspaces with foam or rubber tiles to avoid knee and back straining while working in the house.
One enterprising individual even totes pad foam rubber padding along on camping trips to use on the flooring of his tent. Whatever your use, treadmill mats and exercise mats can be a lift in protecting your floors, while enhancing your lifestyle.