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Not quite what I expected
on September 25, 2010
It looks well made when you first get it, but after placing it under my Nordic Track A2550 Pro, on the carpet, I found that the up and down motion of the Treadmill while it's going through a program did extensive wear on the mat. It was actually wearing thin in two areas, so I bought 3/4" construction grade Plywood, cut it at 38" by 80" and mounted the Mat with a foam applied insulation, and special flattening horseshoe brads, and now it works fine. I'm afraid if I had left it as it was, it would have worn a hole right through the Mat. While I know a Carpet is not the ideal application for a Treadmill, and a pad, this Mat should not have started to degrade this quickly, and under these conditions of use. I don't use it to run on, only climbing applications at increasing speeds. I would spend extra money, and buy a different Mat if I had it to do over again.