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Should have ordered two
on 5 August 2015
I've just owned this item for a few days but i love it so far. I have previously owned both rubber gym mats to protect the floor while working out with weights and also as shock absorber when jumping and several other soft non rubber workout mats, and those were either heavy, smelly and left marks on the floor or too soft and slipped all over the floor. This feels similar to the rubber ones in quality when it comes to absorbing force of impact but without any unpleasant smell or marks on the floor. It's more firm, and heavier, than I expected, which makes it great for balance moves such as yoga where softer mats hampers balance.
I have, what I'm guessing are, wooden laminate floors, very slippery when in socks but this mat won't budge an inch while I'm doing skater type jumps or any other jumps or moves even when I actually try to push it out of place. I'm a male and weight in at about 80 kg or about 180 lbs. Doing P90X3 atm.
My only regret is not ordering two of these at once to put side by side for a larger and even more flexible workout area.
Firm, good for balance moves and also for protecting floor if you drop a dumbbell
Seems very durable, though only time will tell for sure
Non slip, on my slippery floors at least
Lies pretty much flat on the floor even if you keep it rolled up between workouts