Looks great, easy install, smells a little
Basement Home Gym
We purchased 43 of the dark gray soft wood tiles to put down in our basement exercise room. We had had carpet in there for years but after flooding 2x this past spring/summer we threw out the carpet and shopped around for a flood friendly floor replacement. Ideally we would've preferred rubber tiles to go under the heavy treadmill and weight lifting equipment, but we have two people very sensitive to smells in our household and even the little rubber tile samples smelled overwhelming. So we went with the soft foam tiles. The samples did not smell at all, it costs half as much as the rubber option. Installation took about 2.5 hours total. Very easy to cut. It looks and feels great. Adds warmth to the room. It definitely emits a mild to moderate odor. We have a pretty heavy duty air filter that includes a charcoal filter that absorbs odor so we put that in the room and it has helped significantly. I imagine it'll be at least a few months before the odor dissipates enough on its own.