So far my preparations for a home gym are coming along and the last step (before actually buying the equipment) is to rip out the 25 year old carpeting (its nasty) and put in a new one. But while I'm at it I;ve been thinking of putting in some of that rubber fitness flooring. The kind you find in gyms and whatnot. Any idea where I can find a place that sells this stuff in Edmonton, Alberta?
Damn google always favoring americans, what about us canadians! Noooooo!!!!!
I got rubber mats from Lowe's. It's $20 USD for 3'x3' and it took 6 of them to cover the area I needed
Of course I doubt they have Lowe's in Canada. Look at a big hardware/home improvement store.
I'd avoid ordering online if possible because shipping can get expensinve on something like that because of the weight.
Last edited by Saint Patrick; 05-22-2006 at 12:55 AM.
Weight: Not Big Enough
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We dont have Lowes but we do have a place called Rona that I can check out.
Originally Posted by IHaveToCrushYou
Actually, Lowe's is starting to open up stores in Canada. I don't think any are open yet, but they are coming...
Couple of questions:
What's the subfloor like? Is the room on a concrete slab or on a wooden crawl space.
On concrete, you're golden, just put down the rubber.
On a crawl space, depending on what you plan on doing there, you might want to put some extra plywood down. At least in an area where you could potentially drop something. 200+ pounds dropped from a height of 3 feet (about the height of a deadlift if the bar slipped out of your hands at the top) could do some damage to a floor.
Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.
The flooring is all concrete once I remove the old carpet so thats all good