I bought the treadmill and the mat several weeks ago and finally got around to setting them up. I decided to move the treadmill from where I had originally placed it and, upon lifting the treadmill I found that it had torn right through the mat in one spot, after one day.
I purchased the mat to place my elliptical on top of it. No strong rubber smell upon opening which is what I saw in the reviews. But it didnt' for me. Fits perfectly under my exercise equipment.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
I bought this to go under the Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Semi Recumbent Exercise Bike that I ordered on the same day. I was pleased that it didn't stink (so many "rubber" products do). It rolled out nicely and fits under the bike, lies flat so we haven't tripped over it. I wanted it to help stabilize the bike and protect the floor. It does those things.
Mat is very tough, heavy, and durable and seems it will do well to protect the floor. Good size. It has a very rough surface, with bits of color and texture all over it. But doesn't look or feel bad when down. Not true that it doesn't have an odor, though. Downright powerful, although it seems to lessen with time.