Treadmill (and other fitness equipment) mats are one of those products that is barely talked about in the fitness arera. Once bought, they are hidden below the treadmill and completyely forgotten about. Thety do their work sliently, and consistently, without needing any maintenance or checkup. We only realize how thoroughly they work when we move the equipment to find that the area where our faithful treadmill mat was located About 50% of home treadmill owners do not use a treadmill mat. The reasons vary, however, they range from the cost to the fact that their sales person never recommend it.