Foam flooring is specially made to use for activities like in sports including martial arts and wrestling, for health enthusiasts as they use it as gym mat, yoga, Pilates or simple stretching. Foam flooring can also be seen being used in children’s play area or even your loved pets like dogs or even horses will love it for it provides softness. Foam flooring can also be considered for home use but before choosing this flooring material, check the list below for the advantages and disadvantages:
- Soft Texture: It is much more comfortable on foam than rubber when doing stretching, yoga, Pilates, lounging and other low-impact activities
- Light Aspect: The foam flooring is comparatively light and easy to handle, install or roll up and move because it isn’t dense.
- Shock Absorption: The foam will soften the fall better than rubber and your joints will appreciate the soft landings foam offers, and if you take a tumble while working out or a child trips
- Simple Cleaning Needed: You’ll appreciate how easy foam is to clean with only a damp mop and gentle soap or disinfecting solution on your side whether you’re sweating out crunches or the kids are eating lunch or the puppy has an accident
- A wide range of styles and colors available: Although rubber flooring is available in even more options, foam flooring is a good choice
- Cost-effective: Compared to rubber, most foam costs less per square foot
Before you make your decision with regards to foam flooring, consider the downside of foam:
- Susceptible: It may produce permanent indentations when the legs of gym equipment and furniture left on foam for any length of time.
- Soft Texture: If you fall, the softness is an advantage but that quality is a disadvantage when differentiating rubber’s durability over foam.
- Delicate Material: There is a big possibility you might puncture or tear it with the feet or edges of heavy equipment so it’s best to go easy on foam flooring.