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[Princess Auto] 47-1/4 x 19 in. Folding Mat [$9.99] ( Can be used as a Gym Mat)

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[Princess Auto] 47-1/4 x 19 in. Folding Mat [$9.99] ( Can be used as a Gym Mat)

I saw this and thought of a gym mat for my home gym. Hopefully, you find these useful cheers!
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I like the 6 fold design so it's compact when not in use. Depending on what one's trying to do, this mat might be a little bit too short as a gym mat for some exercises. Ideally, 6' would be great. Again, all depends on what it's used for.
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I couldn't find the thickness, does someone know.
Also my purposes will be for laying in the basement for a home gym .
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Pretty good deal in my opinion and will be getting a few.

The only thing I'm worried about is if it will have that "princess auto" smell... I'm sure some people can relate to that smell :)
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It's about a four foot length..
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Couldn't find the thickness either, but shipping package gives a hint, and so I think the 7.4 is the total thickness of the 6 panels folded, which would give roughly 1 1/4 inch thickness when flat. Can someone confirm my math?

Anyways good find OP, even if mat is a tad small.
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Ohh need these for doing oil changes when car in on ramps :) I usually use a piece of carpet the will store much better!
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Oh this might be good for other uses. Wonder if it's tough and thick or flimsy and depressed easily ? Is it Eva foam? Only way to find out is to order
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Is this like a soft foam? Anyone know what the surface feels like?
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Weight is listed at 1.1lbs???
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I would call them and ask exactly the firmness of this is....the pics look like those cheap flutterboard foam boards at swimming pools, the spongy ones, not the hard type.
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I bought this as a work mat ages ago. Something to kneel on basically. It's 1 1/8th inches thick. To accommodate the folding it has 1/4" gaps between every other panel which caused mine to become separated pretty quickly as there is only a thin strip of foam providing the hinge. It's fine for some comfort on hardwood floors, say for core work but I wouldn't line a home gym with it. And definitely don't put equipment on it.
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Sicario007 wrote: I saw this and thought of a gym mat for my home gym. Hopefully, you find these useful cheers!
bought this today, definitely can't be used as a gym mat. Way too small and the gaps from the folds are way too big.
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Wonder if I can use this is a mat to block my crochet handiwork?
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Got mine today, pretty quick shipping.

Agree with others that this is too small and dense for a gym mat.

I bought them to use as budget deadlifts blocks, exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks OP
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peakingduck wrote: Got mine today, pretty quick shipping.

Agree with others that this is too small and dense for a gym mat.

I bought them to use as budget deadlifts blocks, exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks OP
Are you using them as drop/silencer pads too? If so have you had chance to test them out? Be a super budget friendly option vs $250+
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aznaro wrote: Are you using them as drop/silencer pads too? If so have you had chance to test them out? Be a super budget friendly option vs $250+
That's the primary reason I wanted them. Since my gyms on the 2nd floor i haven't deadlifted properly since the pandemic. I just pulled 315 to test and it works really well. I did a controlled drop and it barely makes any noise and seems to absorb the impact well. I don't drop my weight from waist high but it'd probably be fine too depending on how heavy you go. Will probably need more mats on each side though so you don't miss or bounces around.

Tempted to get another pair since they're so cheap. Been looking for something like this for months but couldn't find anything reasonably priced

I've attached a photo, the mat is pretty dense and doesn't compress too much. Each 'block' is ~1" thick and 7.5" x 19".
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peakingduck wrote: Got mine today, pretty quick shipping.

Agree with others that this is too small and dense for a gym mat.

I bought them to use as budget deadlifts blocks, exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks OP
I can see those being good for defecit deadlifts
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Should be good for standing desks as well.

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