One important accessory that you will want to get with your
new treadmill is a good treadmill mat. If you are not sure
of what a treadmill mat is, then let's take a minute and
A treadmill is going to vibrate when in use and since it is
sitting directly on your floor, there will be loud noises
and constant vibrations each time your treadmill is used if
there are not proper mats under them.
These mats will maintain your floors and carpets, minimize
vibrations, and reduce the annoying noises that may come
from using your treadmill. More times than not these mates
are made out of some sort of rubber or cellular vinyl type
A treadmill mat of good quality can deliver many benefits
to your treadmill and your floor. The first is that it
does protect your flooring and carpet.
As expensive or inexpensive as your treadmill may have
been, chances are that your hardwood floor or carpet under
the treadmill will cost three or four times than your
treadmill to replace if damaged.
These mats also aid in reducing the numbers of dust and
carpet fibers in the air. Without the mat, the vibrations
discharged by the treadmill will dislodge any loose fibers
in the carper, which include the dust that might be tucked
away within the carpet.
One of the biggest benefits from using these mats is that
it has the potential to prolong the life of your treadmill
by dampening the vibrations that are emitted from the usage
of the treadmill.
The vibrations caused from your treadmill can possibly make
your treadmill work harder and cause a shaking to it that
will gradually over time reduce the shelf life of your
machine. They are very effective at reducing the amount of
noise that is created when your treadmill is on.
If you have ever heard a treadmill without a mat under it,
it might sound kind of like an airplane taking off, it is
Treadmill mats are relatively inexpensive for the amount of
headache and money that can be saved in the long term from
them. The prices of these mats is somewhere between $25
and $50 depending on what type you decide that you are
going to purchase.
This is a small amount to considering the total amount that
could be saved in the long term from not protecting your
machine and having to purchase another.
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