Why get a rowing machine SuperMat? Is this $60-70 floor mat really worth the money?
1. Exercise Equipment Mats Can Save You Money:
First of all, this is a heavy duty (30 lb) PVC mat designed specifically for rowing machines and other large fitness equipment. It will help protect your floors and keep them clean.
In addition, mats prevent dust and carpet debris from getting inside and on your exercise machine. Besides keeping it cleaner, it minimizes maintenance and can help extend the life of your equipment.
As a result, you save time and money cleaning your rower chain and rail. Not to mention, you can worry less about squeaks and annoying sounds caused by excess dirt.
2. A Rowing Machine SuperMat Lessens Noise:
Furthermore, a SuperMat will lessen vibration and absorb noise output, especially on a concrete or hardwood floor. If you want to watch a movie or the news on TV, you can. Plus, you won’t have to buy expensive headphones.
If family members, roommates or neighbors are nearby, you won’t have to worry about causing a disruption. Everyone stays happy, and you get into fewer arguments. =)
3. Textured Floor Mats Prevent Slipping Accidents:
The last thing you want to do when you exit your rowing machine all wobbly-legged from an intense workout is to slip on your puddle of sweat waiting on the floor. These mats have a non-slip surface, so you don’t have to worry about that.
4. Rowing Mats are Actually Multi-Functional:
Although Supermats for rowing machines are designed specifically for rowing machines, they are big enough to accommodate other exercise equipment if you ever decide to switch from a rower to a treadmill or bike or something. They are also great for cardio workouts or lifting weights – or even a non-slip surface on a garage floor.
Speaking of multi-functional mats, you don’t necessarily need to buy a rowing machine-specific mat. There are other rubber equipment mats that are no-slip and are sold for treadmills and other machines that will work just as well. You just need to make sure that the size of the mat will accommodate your rower.
That being said, from my experience, I have found other mats (from companies like Pro Impact, Kettler, Nike or Rubberl-Cal) to be equal in price or even more expensive. And sometimes the wrong size.