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Old 07-16-23, 01:07 PM  
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Best mat/puzzle mats for cardio in basement?

I know this has probably been answered elsewhere but the search function is not working. I recently had to tear out the carpeting in my basement and am now seeking the best mat(s) for cardio--either a solid mat or puzzle pieces.

I've read a ton of reviews and so many of the puzzle pieces say they come apart with cardio moves. I know you all are the best at this stuff and I'm so overwhelmed with choice that I need your input!

Thank you!
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Old 07-17-23, 10:54 AM  
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I have puzzle mats covering the floor wall to wall and then a room-sized carpet remnant over them. This has worked for me, although I have recently had to buy a jump rope mat for extra cushioning when jumping rope. My gym is in the basement on a cement floor. I doubt I have the best puzzle mats for the job, though. I think I bought mine at Lowe's or a similar store.
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Old 07-17-23, 10:58 AM  
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I have puzzle mats covering the floor wall to wall and then a room-sized carpet remnant over them. This has worked for me, although I have recently had to buy a jump rope mat for extra cushioning when jumping rope. My gym is in the basement on a cement floor. I doubt I have the best puzzle mats for the job, though. I think I bought mine at Lowe's or a similar store.
There are so many choices and so many say when doing cardio they come apart. Maybe your carpet remnant solves that issue. I'm leaning toward a full-size mat but wondering if anybody has something like that. In the interim, I'm working out in my family room and it's NOT WORKING.
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Old 07-17-23, 10:24 PM  
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Mine are wall to wall so I don't think they could separate even without the remnant but I honestly don't know. I'm sure the remnant helps anyway!

I hope you get some more answers and find what works for you!
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