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Get past the tire smell in about a week, plus a tip on how to minimize the odor inside:)
on January 26, 2017
Smelly but effective. Okay, that's not the greatest opener, but it's true. I am not going to rate this down for smell (it's basically tires....so it's to be expected). My wife and I use our treadmill daily. I am a 100% disabled veteran and I live in Michigan. The weather outside sucks year-round. This allows me to exercise (mainly walk for hours)...and not suffer the ill effects on my newly installed flooring. It also shields the house from the stampede-like sound my wife tends to create when she runs on the treadmill. She is a lightweight woman (very attractive---off topic)...but when you run full sprint on a treadmill on an incline...it creates a lot of noise. We don't notice the noise at all since purchasing this mat! We went with the 6mil version to make sure it would be able to stand the test of time. The mat is able to handle any abuse. I recently had the idea to grab a fridge pack (baking soda) box from my baking aisle at the store. You can open up just one side of the box (it has a screen like material in it) and it will absorb some of the odors. It has done wonders for us. It's a minimal smell after about a week of airing out in the basement. I have it right next to my dining room table and it's fine for me (and I smell everything!). Enjoy!