Reviews Of Turbo Trainer Mats For Noise Reduction 2018 – 2019
Using a turbo trainer has so many advantages – you can train at home, you can train more frequently and you can enjoy virtual reality cycling apps too. However, there are accessories that you will ideally want to buy too.
One of the accessories that you should absolutely buy is a turbo trainer mat for noise deadening. These mats are not only essential for stopping the trainer from slipping, but they also prevent you from disturbing anyone with the noise from the trainer.
When it comes to finding the best turbo trainer mat for noise deadening, the one thing that you will notice is that there are a lot of options. Below you will find reviews for our top three mats. We hope that they will help you to find the best one for your needs.
1. Kinetic Floor Mat Review – The Best Choice
Features: Closed Cell Foam – Black – Rolls Up – 96.5 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm – 3.63kg
- High quality closed cell PVC foam.
- This mat works very well at creating a barrier between the floor and the turbo trainer.
- It can be rolled up when not in use.
- It is very easy to wipe clean after each training session.
- Indentations spring back as soon as pressure is released.
- It is one of the more expensive options.
The Kinetic Floor Mat Review
Kinetic is one of the more well-known brands in the turbo trainer industry, so it didn’t really surprise us how impressed we were with this floor mat.
First of all, we would like to talk about the material. As soon as we opened the package, it was very clear to see that the material was very high quality. The material used is closed cell PVC foam which feels very durable.
Once we had put the mat where we wanted it, it was time to test it out properly. The first thing that we noticed was just how good it was at creating a soundproof barrier between the floor and the turbo trainer. It really did make a big difference.
Once we had finished our training session, it was time to clean the mat off. We were really impressed with how easy this was; it was simply a matter of wiping it down with a damp cloth.
We were really impressed by how quickly the indentations sprung back to their original state once we had removed the turbo trainer. Once we had finished cleaning it, all we had to do was roll it up and put it away.
We were highly impressed with this trainer mat and would definitely recommend it. It is a little more expensive, but in our opinion it is definitely worth the extra money.
2. CycleOps Training Mat Review
Features: Foam – Black – Rolls Up – 99.1 x 14 x 12.7 cm – 3.6kg
- Nice durable foam material.
- Quite wide so it is better for floor protection.
- Effectively reduces sound and vibration.
- Rolls up very easily and is very easy to clean.
- This turbo trainer mat could be a little thicker.
The CycleOps Training Mat Review
CycleOps is another fairly well-known brand in turbo trainers, so again, we were expecting to be impressed with this one. There are a few improvements that could be made, but for the most part we were really pleased.
First of all, we liked the strong foam material. However, we did feel that it could have been a little thicker for some extra durability. Although it could have been thicker, the CycleOps Training Mat was still very effective at absorbing sounds and vibrations.
One of the things that we really liked about this training mat is that it is extra wide. We found that this was much better for floor protection. Cleaning and rolling up the mat was no trouble at all and storing it was easy.
Again, this one is quite expensive but you definitely get what you pay for in terms of quality.
3. Minoura Hometrainer Training Mat Review
Features: Foam – Black – Rolls Up – 86 x 12 x 12 cm – 2.33kg
- Nice simple design.
- 1.7m in length which is more than enough for most turbo trainers.
- It reduces sound by up to 75%.
- It could be a little wider for more floor coverage.
The Minoura Hometrainer Training Mat Review
The final mat on our list is the Minoura Hometrainer Training Mat. Again, this is another very well known brand in the turbo training market. We were very impressed with this mat and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
First of all, the foam material is of a very high quality. We did, however, feel that it could have been a little wider for more floor coverage. However, after using it we were really pleased by how good it was at reducing noise levels when training.
The length of this mat is 1.7m which we found was more than enough to fit most of the most popular turbo trainers on the market at the moment. If you want something basic and effective then this might be the training mat for you.
We hope that you are now able to find the perfect turbo training mat for your needs. Any of the three mentioned above would be a great choice.