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Old 25.10.2015, 18:18
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After buying a treadmill

Hello all fitness knowledgable forum members,

A few months ago i decided to start jogging. I bought everything needed and i just run out of excuses why i couldnt run so i did.

Because winter is coming, i decided to buy a treadmill. I know its better to run outside but its too cold. Yes, people do with the appropriate clothing but im just too much of a wuss to brave the weather.

Anw, the thing is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. I have wooden floors. Will it be ok on the floor or should i put some kind of protection under? Both for the floor and for the downstairs neighbours.

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Old 25.10.2015, 18:25
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Re: After buying a treadmill

Where did you buy it from? I'm thinking along the same lines!
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Old 25.10.2015, 18:27
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Re: After buying a treadmill

Yes please..Speaking from experience,on behalf of ''all ground floor neighbours'' a sturdy protective flooring will do both your floors and us much good

On a more serious note,I'm more concerned about the floors,with a flat cover,your wooden floors should be fine.

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Re: After buying a treadmill

I'd put some sort of matting underneath it if it's a nice floor in a living area. We have some machines on tough laminate flooring in our cellar/gym and while they don't damage it as such, they do tend to leave scuff marks after a while.

You could just get stick-on felt pads, depending on the feet size, but there's a risk of it being a bit too slippery if you do.

Noise will depend on how good the machine is, amongst other things. Some cheap ones have very little dampening under the track which will be much noisier as well as worse for the leg joints. Hope you got a good one
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Old 25.10.2015, 18:35
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Re: After buying a treadmill

I got it from athleticum. No clue about the quality but it has a guarantee and it seemed sturdy. Thanks for the info. I will find some of those kids foam puzzle carpets. Should be ok. Im only going to be using it for half an hour three days a week. If they cant stand that then the treadmill will be the least of my problems!
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Re: After buying a treadmill

I suggest something similar to the following:

http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000K864QG/r...1_TE_M3T1_dp_1

We use it under our treadmill. When measuring what size you need, you only need to make sure the mat is under the part of the machine that actually touches the ground.
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