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Mat for treadmill

Hi everyone,

I just shifted to my new apartment which is on higher floor than my last one.

I am worried about my treadmill disturbing my neighbor below so I am looking for some advice how to reduce such noise and vibration instead of giving up healthy habits.

I did some research and found this
http://www.floormatcompany.com/tread...s.html?whence=

however it is in US I am not sure where I can get one here.

any other advice on this topic is welcome.

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Re: Mat for treadmill

Apart from the shipping, that is a very expensive mat!

You could buy several mats from Aldi and Lidl. Try and achieve several layers, rather than one thick mat, and then the noise will not be transmitted to the floor. But best not to use the treadmill after 10 pm!
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Re: Mat for treadmill

Have you tried a sports shop like Atheticum to see if they stock something similar?
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Old 06.11.2013, 21:58
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Re: Mat for treadmill

Not very professional looking, but how about these .. 30chf from various places here.

I've pretty much covered the floor now and the kids can go mental. Fairly dense foam, cheap and available.
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Re: Mat for treadmill

Go to Hornbach.

In the major appliances section (washing machines etc.) you will find very thick rubber pads (black) about the size of a washing machine. They normally have a display of them. They are designed to absorb the vibration from the machine. You will probably need to buy two of them to cover the full treadmill. From memory they were less than CHF 20 each.
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Re: Mat for treadmill

I dropped by Hornbach today.

The mats I mentioned are 60 x 60 cm and cost CHF 13.50. They are mostly black with some other colours mixed in as they are made of recycled rubber.

You will need two (one each under the front and back "feet" of the treadmill).

Edit: I forgot to mention that they are 1.5 cm thick (and heavy/dense).

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Re: Mat for treadmill

HI Medea,

I am not aware of Atheticum .. do they have website or address I look upon .

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Re: Mat for treadmill

Yes, they do. Here it is. You can check for your nearest store and they also have online shopping:

http://www.athleticum.ch/

They're not cheap mind you, but may be worth checking out.
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Re: Mat for treadmill

Hi Medea,

I have check the website it does seems to have the product , but have to check with them.. doesn't seems that thick..

Will go to store and check them out.

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Re: Mat for treadmill

Well, yes and no. Ikea works in a similar way. You can look things up online, but you also need to check online which stores have the item you're looking for as sometimes they'll be out of stock in, say, Aubonne but not Geneva. So you then know which store you need to go to. But it's not a true online shop like many other retailers use. Maybe Athleticum operate in a similar way for some of their stuff.
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