“Rubber” flooring for gym


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Old 11-11-19, 07:37 AM
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“Rubber” flooring for gym

I am redoing flooring in my basement. Moisture not an issue. It will be several rooms (will use Vinyl or Laminate) flowing into a 15 x 25’ gym. I was thinking of going into gym with same flooring (for resale purposes), and then install a nice thick (?3/8-1/2”) rubber floor. There will be heavy equipment obviously.

1. What are my options i.t.o. the rubber floor? I like the black “industrial look)
2. Should I rather not put vinyl / laminate underneath, and just do rubber directly onto concrete floor?

Thanks for you’re valuable advice.
 
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Old 11-11-19, 08:36 AM
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Some rubber flooring will stain vinyl flooring underneath. If doing a rubber floor I would just go with that. When it's time to sell if needed you can remove the rubber and put down something else.
 
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Old 11-11-19, 09:10 AM
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I have a 10x12 room in the basement with rubber gym flooring.

You can buy large sections, or I went with the 12x12 pieces with interlocking puzzle shapes.

They haven't moved and the only think I found was the texture of the pieces were a little different between boxes but I dont even notice it now!

You would not install this over laminate flooring, just the concrete!
 
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Old 11-11-19, 08:24 PM
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If you would decide to glue the rubber down,it takes a special adhesive.
 
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@ Sam Floor: Do you recommend gluing it down?
 
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I would not glue anything down unless you have to. A rubber mat should stay in place pretty well on it's own especially if you have some furniture or equipment sitting on it.
 
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