We always recommend placing and using Hydrow on a Mat regardless of whether you plan to set it up on hardwood, carpet, concrete, plywood, or any other surface.
The benefits of a mat are:
- Easy Cleanup - We recommend wiping down all the contact surfaces of Hydrow as well as cleaning any sweat from underneath it. A mat makes this process swift and easy.
- Floor Protection - With hardwood floors especially, a mat will prevent any marks, scratching or damage to your floors. (Especially if you plan to tilt Hydrow vertically using the Upright Storage Kit)
- Stability - With smoother surfaces such as concrete or plywood floors a mat will remove any possibility that Hydrow might shift slightly under heavy use.