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Home workouts are convenient — really, who wants to schlep to the gym, only to end up waiting for a machine? — but they’re not always comfortable, especially if you’re working out on hardwood floors, in your garage, or in an unfinished basement. In that case, a supportive and durable exercise mat is essential when carving out a space for your home gym. To help get you started, we’ve compiled a list of exercise mats that’ll make floor work more comfortable, help protect your joints, and prevent you from slipping and sliding. Because nothing will sideline you faster than an injury.