Depending on where you are setting up your gym, you may require some form of gym flooring. Gym equipment is heavy and made from steel so it can damage certain floor surfaces. Secondly, certain styles of weight training will bring barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells in contact with the floor. Due to the nature of the exercise or fatigue, this contact may not be controlled. This can not only damage the floor, but lead to excessive wear and tear to your gym equipment.
Flooring accessories are inexpensive and can handle heavy duty workout equipment such as treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical machines,free weights and weight benches. Rubber flooring provides a nonslip surface that helps keeps your fitness equipment from sliding across the floor when you exercise.