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    Interlocking foam mats

    Who uses them for their home gym? I'm looking for some cheap 3/4" thick ones and can't find them anywhere in stores. They only seem to have 1/2" and that doesn't seem like enough padding.

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    I've never seen any real heavy duty ones that interlock-but I'm sure they're out there. The ones I have are 3/4" thick rubber. A 4 x 6 piece weighs over 50lbs-make sure you're getting the right kind.
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    Drive to a feed mill or farm supply store and buy the mats that they put on the floor of the stalls. They're a hell of a lot cheaper than gym mats, and about an inch thick.
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    Those are too expensive for what I want though, I don't want to spend $100 on padding, I was just thinking of getting some foam because a lot of other people use it and say as long as it's around 3/4" thick it holds up pretty well. I'm not going to be dropped weights or anything, it's just to look better and so I don't make so much noise.

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    check Lowe's or Home Depot, that's where I got mine

    what Rusty is talking about is virtually the same thing though and would probably be cheaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWilder View Post
    check Lowe's or Home Depot, that's where I got mine

    what Rusty is talking about is virtually the same thing though and would probably be cheaper
    I've been looking at stall mats and every one that I see is over $60 for a 4'x6' area. I checked Lowe's and they only had 1/2" and seems like it would crush very easily under any amount of weight, if I left a plate on it or something. How do yours hold up?

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    hmmm, I'm pretty sure the ones I got were thicker than 1/2"

    in any event they are holding up just fine
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    Maybe Home Depot would have thicker ones, I didn't have any of them around me today while I was out.

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    Here's some 7/8" ones I found.

    http://www.allmats.com/site/439205/page/878457

    Not cheap though.
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    I have em. Got them at canadian tire. Flip them over so the grey part is up and not the rainbow side and your good to go.
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    I have a feeling I should have just gotten the 1/2" ones If they were too thin I could have doubled them up or something.

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