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by Talley Ho @, Sunday, January 07, 2018, 17:51 (9 days ago)

We have all tile floors. We want to have an exercise area measuring about 3 meters by 3 meters. We'd really like to use classic foam carpet pad with a bound rug on top of it. That would pad the floor, us, the weights, and be something we can drip sweat on.

So far, we found a type of foam that would do, but was extremely expensive. We haven't yet found a source for a bound piece of carpeting that large.

We could order something that would work from China, but we'd rather buy local, and don't want to wait.

Input, please? The house is close to finished and we need our exercise!

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by OlsenMN, Sunday, January 07, 2018, 19:10 (9 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We have all tile floors. We want to have an exercise area measuring about 3 meters by 3 meters. We'd really like to use classic foam carpet pad with a bound rug on top of it. That would pad the floor, us, the weights, and be something we can drip sweat on.

So far, we found a type of foam that would do, but was extremely expensive. We haven't yet found a source for a bound piece of carpeting that large.

We could order something that would work from China, but we'd rather buy local, and don't want to wait.

Input, please? The house is close to finished and we need our exercise!

Bound carpet over foam here? Mold in less than a month.

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by Talley Ho @, Sunday, January 07, 2018, 22:46 (9 days ago) @ OlsenMN

Hopefully you have a better suggestion for us.

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Monday, January 08, 2018, 09:32 (8 days ago) @ Talley Ho

yoga mats?

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by Talley Ho @, Monday, January 08, 2018, 10:01 (8 days ago) @ Curbarn

With the use of weights, a tile floor and our bones, we want more thickness under us.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Monday, January 08, 2018, 10:07 (8 days ago) @ Talley Ho

TH;

For the Weight Area, how about the roll in truck bed rubber mat?

It may cushion your tile from accidents better than material.

Keith

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by Talley Ho @, Monday, January 08, 2018, 11:25 (8 days ago) @ Labrat

Don't know if I can find one here, and if they would be thick enough.
Do like the way you are thinking, though....

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Monday, January 08, 2018, 11:49 (8 days ago) @ Talley Ho

The one that I had in my Dodge was from the dealer, and about 3/4" thick.

You could check the auto dealer's accessory guys in town. If nothin else, they could maybe tell you where to get one custom cut.

Keith

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by Quadra Paul @, Monday, January 08, 2018, 18:56 (8 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Yoga mats come in different thicknesses too!

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by Tere @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 13:28 (7 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Ferretarias - local hardware stores - ask them if they've got something similar to what you need. Another way to look at this - my husband's an ex-fisherman. They have lots of mats/padding for floors that seem to be mold-resistant and could cushion you and the tile floors. He seems to think you'd have to get those in Morelia. Not sure why. Just possibly another way to go.

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by OlsenMN, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 13:43 (7 days ago) @ Tere

This may be to simple for you, but why not go to some of the local gyms and see what they are using and ask if they know where to get whatever it is?;-)

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by Talley Ho @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 15:23 (7 days ago) @ OlsenMN

That is an excellent idea, thanks!

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 17:26 (7 days ago) @ Talley Ho

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by Talley Ho @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 21:05 (7 days ago) @ Curbarn

We do really appreciate your input, but we would like to buy locally if possible.

eBay bought us our home here, and we get it and use it!