Sunday, 28 August 2016

Fitness & Coffee Sundays: How To Improve Your Exercise Room's Floor

Part of my small bedroom is the reserved for exercising or what I call my "workout room." I used to have carpet in the room, but after some rain water go into the house, I had to yank out the carpet and put in vinyl flooring.

Since then, I have been using a big ugly rug for my workout area, which consists of an exercise bike, dumbbells, and enough room for pushups, kickboxing and other exercises. The rug has been more of a nuisance than anything else. It's been hard to keep clean and it likes to move on me when I'm exercising.

That being said, I was excited when I received a  pack of Norsk Solid Color Diamond Plate Foam Tiles, which arrived on my doorsteps in a huge Amazon box last Monday afternoon. The tiles come in a 6 pack and retails for $25.99 on Amazon. It's available in two different colors - black and gray. The pack that was sent to me is gray.

The pack comes with 12 straight-edge trim pieces. Each tile measures 24" x 24" x .47" (or 24 square feet) and are made from high-quality recycled materials (non toxic - lead free/latex free).

The foam tiles are interlocking, similar to a puzzle, and are reversible. The tiles are water resistant, which is great for a basement floor or for a workout room.

The tiles are easy to clean. All you need is a water, soap, and a washcloth. You can use a broom to sweep the dust off it or you can use a vacuum cleaner on it (don't use a power brush.)

Final Thoughts: I was tracking the shipping, so I had removed everything from my workout area, including the old rug, before the box arrived at my doorsteps. The tiles are very simple to put together. All you have to do is figure out where you want them to go on the floor and then fit the interlocking ends together; though you might have to remove the trim piece (there are two per tile) and place them where you would like them to be.

I placed the tiles in two vertical rows - one with four tiles and the other with two tiles. I did this so I could go around my exercise bike as I thought it would be too heavy on the foam tiles. So instead of putting tiles underneath the exercise bike, I'm just using an older exercise mat, which is working fine for now.

Overall, I've been impressed with the Norsk Solid Color Diamond Plate Foam Tiles. They are very easy to set into place. Originally, I thought the foam tiles would be a hard on my feet, but they're actually soft as well as non-slippery. These tiles are perfect for my workout area.

You can purchase the#NorskFloor tiles on

*I received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am also not associated with the seller in any way.

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