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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad as a gym mat, 5 Sep 2012
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This review is from: Interlocking Gym Garage Anti Fatigue Flooring Play Mats 32sqft D-Easimat Branded (Misc.)
The practical value of this product really depends on what you want it for. I have built a home gym in my garage and decided to put these under foot. They are easy to link together, comfortable, create a nice finish and certainly protect the floor from the resting weights. However, you will not be able to throw your bells/bars down at the end of a lift (hence reach your fail point) as you will tear the matting right open. You need a much thicker surface for that, and much thicker padding is much more expensive. It's a matter of a trade off against what you want to achieve against how much you want to spend. If you are leaning on the costs sensitive side of the fence, and are prepared to treat this surface with a little respect, it will last you for years with only the occasional permanent indentation or tear.

The mats are also fine for general stretching when you warm up/down (streets ahead of a normal floor at least), and they hold well to the floor, but they are a little slippery under foot. I doubt they would be suitable for an aggressive cardio workout. You'd be on your backside more often than not. You want something with a little more traction for that.

In summary- good for the price. But this is a home product, not a commercial one. It is an economic solution and a compromise for any purpose, and should be viewed as such.
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