It’s totally fine if you place your Peloton on a carpet, but after a period of time, it will constantly wobble and affect your home workout experience. In addition, it can cause you some injuries due to falling and damage to your carpet. That’s why you need to stabilize your Peloton, especially when you want to put a carpet under it.
But how to do it? Is there anything you need to know more about? Read this article till the end to find the answer.
Pros and Cons of placing your Peloton on carpet
Many members decide to put Peloton on the carpet because it is quite convenient with the existing furniture of the house and as well as bringing certain benefits. However, this also has some downsides that make you may have to reconsider. What are they specifically? Check these sections below to learn more.
In general, placing your Peloton on the carpet will help improve the instability and protect you, your Peloton, and the floor. Besides, it helps to avoid disturbing your neighbors and family members.
- Protecting riders
The carpet will help to stabilize your Peloton a little bit and protect you from falling and some injuries. The most common injuries are from the knee since you can’t sit in a proper position due to unstable Peloton, or some scratches and bruises caused by falling.
- Protecting the floor
Having a carpet separating the Peloton and the floor will help prevent the floor from being scratched or even punctured a hole. In other words, the carpet keeps the floor’s appearance intact. This also helps you to save money since you have to replace the carpet if it is damaged too much.
- Protecting your Peloton
When you put the Peloton on the carpet, it can avoid scratches and damage from directly rubbing against the floor. In addition, your Peloton will have longer durability and better performance since the physical effects are reduced when you use the machine. In other words, you are more likely to achieve good outputs in any Peloton Rides.
- Avoid disturbing family members and neighbors
The carpet can reduce the noise and vibration created when you use the Peloton because the machine does not have a direct impact on the hard floor anymore. Both your family and neighbors will be happy about this, especially if you place your Peloton upstairs.
Despite all the cons mentioned above, placing your Peloton on a carpet is not a perfect decision. Some downsides may make you want to reconsider this method, mainly about the wobble Peloton and carpet issues.
- The wobble Peloton
The carpet does not 100% help stabilize the Peloton, and it depends on the thickness and quality to make this statement. If the carpet you use under the Peloton is too thick and has poor quality, the Peloton will wobble after a period of time. Also, the Peloton can’t be leveled properly in the future.
- Carpet issues
It is not a good idea to use an expensive carpet under the Peloton since it will be torn off and damaged after a period of time. The second thing you need to notice is that all kinds of carpets are hard to clean; meanwhile, you will sweat a lot during the class, and sometimes you can’t help spilling a bit of water on them. In addition, you’ll see Peloton imprints on the carpet.
Recommended places to place your Peloton
In addition to using something like a carpet or a mat underneath the Peloton, you should also consider placing the machine in a suitable place for optimal stability. We’ve listed the conditions for surface and room below, so you can notice what’s the suitable place for the Peloton.
You can not put the Peloton on a rough surface because it will certainly not be stable when pedaling. To keep your Peloton stable, you need to place it on a flat, hard surface. You can consider a wood, laminate, or concrete floor.
In addition to choosing the most convenient room to place your Peloton, the width and height of the room also need to be considered.
The Peloton Bike+/Bike measures around 150cm long x 58.5cm wide (59 in. x 23 in.), and the Peloton Tread+/Tread is 173cm long x 84cm wide (68 in. x 33 in.). All Pelotons are under 150cm tall, not including the height when you sit or stand on them, so you should choose a room with a high ceiling so as not to affect your workout experience and protect your machines.
However, if you want to put a mat or something under your Peloton, then you should rely on its size instead of the size of the Peloton mentioned above.
Solutions for stabilizing your Peloton on carpet
As we mentioned above, placing your Peloton on top of the carpet can cause them to wobble, so here’s a guide to stabilizing them. In addition, we will discuss some other solutions to make your Peloton more stable.
Specific instruction to stabilize the Peloton
Peloton Bike and Tread have different functions and structures, including the stabilizers underneath them. That’s why we divide the instruction below into two parts, one for the Peloton Bike/Bike+ and the other for the Peloton Tread/Tread+.
The Peloton Bike/Bike+
The Peloton Bike has six stabilizers in total, three on each base, and the middle ones do not move. Therefore, you only have to adjust four outer stabilizers on the front and back bases of the Peloton Bike/Bike+. After that, you have to make sure every stabilizer has the same length, and they are firmly touching the floor.
Step 1: Make sure your Peloton Bike/Bike+ is off and the middle stabilizers are touching the floor.
Step 2: Determine which stabilizer does not touch the floor.
Step 3: Turn the stabilizers clockwise to lower the stabilizers or counterclockwise to raise them until they are firmly on the ground.
Step 4: Finally, check the stability by turning your Peloton on and starting to pedal.
Watch the full video instruction from Peloton below:
The Peloton Tread/Tread+
Stabilizers under the front base are not adjustable and do not try to adjust them since it can make the Peloton Tread/Tread+ can be damaged and have an inaccurate incline. Instead, follow the instruction below to stabilize your Peloton Tread/Tread+.
Step 1: Make sure the incline is at zero, and the front stabilizers are touching the floor.
Step 2: Determine which stabilizer on the back base does not touch the floor.
Step 3: Use a 27mm wrench or any adjustable wrench to loosen the nut above each foot.
Step 4: Unscrew one or both back stabilizers until all four are firmly on the ground.
Step 5: Tighten the nut again. When the nut is all the way at the top of the leg, the foot is locked.
Step 6: Run on the Tread/Tread+ at the lowest and highest incline to check the stability.
Check out this tutorial video from Peloton to clarify how to stabilize your Peloton Tread/Tread+.
Recommended things to put under your Peloton for a more stability
Placing the Peloton on the carpet over a period of time will bring many disadvantages, especially making the machine constantly wobble. But don’t worry because we will reveal some recommended things to help you improve this.
Before going to this part, we need to discuss the conditions for choosing the things under the Peloton and how to take care of them.
The factors you have to consider
There are 4 main factors you have to consider before deciding to buy anything putting between the carpet and your Peloton. The reason is not only to optimize your Peloton stability but also to avoid buying the wrong thing, spending stupid money, or even damaging the machines.
- The size
You must choose things whose dimensions at least correspond to Peloton’s measurements. The Peloton Bike+/Bike measures around 150cm long x 58.5cm wide, and the Peloton Tread+/Tread is 173cm long x 84cm wide. It is okay if you want to buy things that have a larger size, but it can damage your machine if you choose a smaller one.
- The thickness
Don’t buy things that have rich thickness. For instance, a low-pile carpet will give more stability than a deep-pile. However, everything should be kept in moderation; thin is good but not extra thin. You don’t want it to be torn by the second day, right?
- The surface
You can only put your Peloton on a solid surface. So it will be even better if you can find anything with an an-ti slip pattern to place under your machines.
- The convenience.
After a period of time, no matter what you use, you have to wash it. That’s why you should pick things that are easy to clean. In addition, you should find those made of water-resistant material, so they will dry quickly and be less affected by sweat.
Depending on the factors above, we have found the five most optimal options to put between your Peloton and the carpet. Check this out!
- An MDF board
- Piece of plywood
- Rubber Exercise Mat
- Anti-slip Rug Mat
- Peloton Anti-slip Mat
- Furniture Sliders
How to take care of them
Because the things above can attract a lot of dust and easily get dirty, you have to clean them after a few days. You can wash them or just slightly use a wet towel to wipe through the surface. If the mat starts tearing, then change it as soon as possible because your Peloton may not be stable anymore and make you fall.
In addition to focusing on the exercises, you should pay attention to the stability of the Peloton to avoid unwanted problems during the workout. You can use some of the recommended things above and put them between your Peloton and carpet for optimal stability. Hopefully, through this article, you can stabilize your Peloton yourself when needed and have a wonderful experience with the Peloton at home.
1. Can you put Peloton on the second floor?
Yes, you can put Peloton on the second floor. However, moving such heavy machines upstairs will take a lot of work. In addition, there will be more disadvantages than advantages. The peloton on the second floor is difficult to move, making more noise, and less stable than placing it on the ground floor.
2. Can I put my Peloton on a yoga mat?
Yes, you can put your Peloton on a yoga mat, but it’s not a good idea because it will easily tear over time. Also, it doesn’t help to stabilize your Peloton at all. The yoga mat is too sticky and thick, so you can see your Peloton wobble on it.
3. Can I place Peloton on the hard floor and without a carpet?
You can place your Peloton on the hard floor without a carpet. However, your Peloton and the floor will be damaged badly over time because they directly affect each other. It affects both appearances, or it can be even worse when the durability is reduced, and you have to replace them quickly.
4. Do I have to turn off the Peloton to start stabilizing it?
Yes, you have to turn off the Peloton screen to start stabilizing it. This aims to avoid possible injuries and to notice the stability status more accurately.