There’s a lot of debate on whether or not treadmills damage the floor, but the verdict is still out. Some people say that the constant impact of your feet against the treadmill belt will cause your flooring to wear down over time. Others believe that as long as you use a mat and are careful with how much water you spill, there’s no reason why your floor should take any damage at all.
At the end of the day, it depends on what type of flooring you have in your home. If you have hardwood floors, then it’s definitely more prone to being damaged by a treadmill than if you have carpeting or another type of soft surface. But even if you do have hardwood floors, using a mat can help protect them from moisture and reduce noise levels. So before making any decisions about whether or not to buy a treadmill based on potential damage to your floors, be sure to consult with an expert about what would be best for your specific situation