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The 5 Best Gymnastics Mats in 2024: Find Your Perfect Mat

Becoming a better gymnast is all about practice. That means investing in quality gymnastics mats for home and in the studio. For dedicated gymnasts, the next step is determining what the best gymnastics mats are for your needs and skill level.

If you want to work on your walkovers and handsprings, you’ll have different needs from someone trying to master complex floor routines. And if you’re planning a home practice space, that could be completely different from someone kitting out a whole studio.

Finding that perfect mat in a sea of options can be a challenge, so explore our top recommendations of the top gymnastics mats for 2024!

How to Choose the Best Gymnastics Mats

There are a number of factors to consider as you start your journey to buy the best mat for you.

Home Cheer Mats - Custom Cut


Thickness is one of the most important considerations for gymnastics mats. In general, thicker mats offer higher shock-absorption, and that’s a big deal when you’re getting into those advanced moves.


While a smaller mat is more likely to fit wherever you want it to go, it can’t cover the space needed for advanced gymnastics. Consider how much ground you cover during practice, and keep those needs in mind when you think about mat dimensions.


The last thing you want is to wear out a mat really quickly and have to purchase another one within a year. That’s why you should make sure you choose a mat that is durable and built to handle your activity.

Easy Maintenance

Majority of our mats have a smooth, nonporous surface that’s incredibly easy to clean. Just wipe them down with a damp cloth or a traditional sanitizing product. For Cheer Mats, they require an occasional vacuum every now and then.


You can purchase quality products without breaking $150, and even the most high-end mats start at less than $800. A lot of factors go into the price, including the thickness, durability, and size.


Honestly, no gymnastics mats are particularly difficult to install. Most of the time, you just roll them out or unfold them, and then you’re done. Still, it’s good to keep portability, storage, and versatility in mind.

2024’s Top Gymnastics Mats

6' x 42' Cheer Mats

Now that you know what to look for in a gymnastic mat, it’s time to use your knowledge. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: The best gymnastics mats for 2024.

We’ve got a great selection, with a bit of something for everyone, complete with rave reviews from customers. Check them out!

6′ x 42′ Cheer Mats

cheer mats
When you’ve got a lot of space to cover with floor routines, these are the perfect solution. 6′ x 42 Cheer Mats feature a durable carpet top over a cross-link polyethylene foam. Available in multiple sizes, thicknesses, and color options to show of your team’s colors!

Simply roll it out and roll it up anywhere multiple events are held, such as school gymnasiums, cheer gyms, daycares, and more.


“The floor is exactly what we wanted it had great traction. It’s wonderful for handstands! As a surprise side effect, it helps with the noise level!” - Crystal from Kent, WA

“They came really nicely packaged and smelling like brand new carpet, which I love. They are so easy to roll out and put away that my kids (5 and 8) can do it.” - Annie from Seattle, WA

Pros of 6′ x 42′ Cheer Mats

  • For advanced gymnastics
  • Perfect for competitions
  • Durable
  • Easy maintenance

Cons of 6′ x 42′ Cheer Mats

  • Cost
  • Occasional slight color variance between rolls

4’x8’x2″ Eco Folding Mats

tumbling mats
Tumbling Mats provide a low cost, kid-safe gymnastics mat. Great for kids of all ages, these gym mats are covered in vinyl for maximum durability. The Velcro on all four sides allows you to interlock multiple mats together for a larger place to practice and play!

In addition to being easy to clean, these mats are mold- and mildew-resistant. Wipe them down with a cloth and a mild cleaning solution, and rest easy knowing your child is playing on a hygienic surface.


“My daughter was practicing gymnastics all throughout our house so I knew a mat was needed for her safety. After searching online, I found the quality product we were looking for through Rubber Flooring Inc. Now she can safely and easily do her tricks.” - Bryony K. from Manassas, VA

“Ordered this mat for my daughters who love to do gymnastics around the house when they are not training. They have used it everyday. It seems to be a quality product to this point and I look forward to ordering more. It’s firm enough to support both of my daughters at 80lbs give or take without compressing too much.” - Happy Customer from WI

Pros of 4’x8’x2″ Eco Folding Mats

  • Affordable
  • Perfect for kids
  • Easy to clean
  • Can combine mats with Velcro

Cons of 4’x8’x2″ Eco Folding Mats

  • Not as dense
  • Not for advanced gymnasts

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Crash Mats

crash mats
Practice new skills safely with our ultra-soft landing mats – perfect for learning new tumbling skills and building confidence! Made of ultra-durable vinyl to handle the most advanced skills without wearing or tearing and designed with sewn-in handles. Crash Mats are your portable practice accessory! Enjoy them for several years thanks to extended 3-year warranty.

Not only are they great for gymnastics and cheer gyms, but they’re a versatile addition to your home gym, under your roll climbing wall, or for your kids’ playroom.


“I bought this for my home climbing wall and it’s been a great addition. It covers a big area and the 8” depth is perfect. Definitely worth it!” - Ted from Boulder, CO

“Recently built a MoonBoard bouldering wall in my garage. It’s 12′ tall with a 40 degree overhang. Falls can be uncontrolled, so it’s important to have a flat and padded landing surface. This crash mat is more than sufficient, and fits perfectly, as the wall is 8′ wide (just like the mat). Incredibly durable, well-constructed, and clean design. Highly recommended!” - Eric B. from Ann Arbor, MI

Pros of Crash Mats

  • Maximum shock absorption
  • Handles for easy transportation
  • Great for multiple sports
  • Easy to sanitize

Cons of Crash Mats

  • Not UV resistant
  • Made for indoor use only

Home Cheer Mats

home cheer mats
These portable Home Cheer mats create a safe yet durable practice space virtually anywhere. Thanks to this heavy duty construction, these high performance cheer mats are durable and versatile enough for cheer, drill, gymnasts, and more.

They’re also low maintenance meaning less hassle for you after practice! Available in several color options, these lightweight and easy to store roll out mats are the perfect floor for any cheer athlete.


“Works good for tumbling, walkovers, flips, and great for practicing cheer. My granddaughter wanted it for the slight bounce and is satisfied overall with the product.” – Happy Customer from Fishkill, NY

“This mat is perfect for my daughter to practice her gymnastics. The best part is that it is so thick but can easily fold up and give us back our floor space in the playroom! She loved the purple color and has used it every day” – Suzanne R from Framingham, MA

Pros of Home Cheer Mats

  • Can join mats with Velcro
  • Durable
  • Low-maintenance
  • Affordable option

Cons of Home Cheer Mats

  • Will need multiple to cover large area
  • Occasional slight color variance between rolls

Incline Mats

Incline Mats
This cheese wedge mat is an essential part of your athlete’s learning journey as they learn proper form and how to perform more advanced moves safely. We provide cheese mats in a range of heights so you can choose the right size for your gymnast’s skill level.

Additionally. they’re constructed of cross-link polyethylene foam encased in an 18oz. vinyl casing, providing you with a soft yet durable tumbling mat!


“Mat is great, and High quality. My error was purchasing the smaller ″cheese wedge″. My daughters are 8 and 9 and are not able to use the mat as the tumbling prop they’d hoped, but it still helps them use the mini-bar to sing over.” – Happy Customer from Boston, MA

“I would recommend this incline mat. It is a bit slippery at home on carpet or wood regular floors but my child loves being able to practice at home with it.” – Happy Customer from Grand Prairie, TX

Pros of Incline Mats

  • Easy maintenance
  • Multiple color and size options
  • Easy to transport
  • Learning tool for beginners

Cons of Incline Mats

  • Takes up space when stored
  • Not for advanced users


6' x 42' Cheer Mats

Whether you’re an intermediate tumbler, or an experienced pro, there’s something on this list to suit your situation. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to hit the mat!