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With the alarming increase rate of lifestyle illnesses such as Type II Diabetes, heart problems, and obesity, most people are opting to invest in treadmills in a way to stay fit right in the comfort of their homes. Sadly, these machines are big and bulky and to make the matter worse, they come with a hefty price tag. Thankfully, with an alarming demand for these machines, most brands have managed to manufacture treadmills with various price categories meaning you can shop for the best treadmill under $1000.

Other than shopping for a treadmill that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, you still need something that will cater to all your aerobic exercises with enthusiasm. Now, if you feel like these scenarios apply to you, worry not as this guide has already done comprehensive research to offer you eleven high-standard treadmills that will cater to all your beginner or advanced fitness routines while still offering gradual recovery to severe injuries.

 

Top 10 Best Treadmill Under $1000 Reviews:

1. NordicTrack T Series Treadmills (6.5S & 6.5Si Models)

NordicTrack T Series Treadmill is undoubtedly one of the best models in the market. With a high customer reputation, this machine is programmed with unique features most of which are customized to meet your daily workout routines.

As one of the most affordable treadmills in this list, the NordicTrack T Series has not traded price for its output but has rather gone ahead to combine technology and comfort to give customers an impressive core performance.

One of the brilliant features you’ll definitely fall in love with is the iFit program that provides the flexibility of training indoors incase it’s too cold or raining outside. By just paying a small monthly premium, the iFit program allows you to connect your treadmill with the natural terrain in your location using the Google Maps route.

In case the iFit program fails to impress you, then there’s a 10” HD Smart Touchscreen Display that connects with the EKG Grip Pulse Sensors to monitor your speed, time, distance, heart rate, and calories burned per session.

Since the NordicTrack T Series is intended for indoor use, NordicTrack has opted to use a 2.6 CHP DurX Commercial Plus Motor that’s both powerful and silent. It has a smart speed adjustment option for various workouts as well as a spacious 20” x 55” tread belt with adjustable cushioning at the bottom for added comfort.

Finally, to ensure that it suits customers in all categories, the NordicTrack T Series is designed with an EasyLift Assist that lets you fold up the machine for simple storage.

Key Features:

  • Maximum weight of up to 300 lbs
  • 10” Smart touch display
  • iFit program
  • 6 CHP motor
  • Speed adjustment of 10 MPH

 

2. Schwinn 830 Treadmill

If you’re a fan of Schwinn products, then the Schwinn 830 Treadmill might interest you. As the newest member of the Schwinn line of treadmills, this beast has the ability to do a lot more than what a typical home treadmill can do.

Unlike our previous NordicTrack model, this one has more advanced features that make it suitable for not only beginners but also advanced and professional trainers looking to maintain some consistency in their daily workout routines.

It has a more powerful 2.75 CHP belt motor that offers continuous horsepower throughout a lengthy workout. The spacious 20″ x 55″ running path is ideal for people of all sizes while the HD Blue backlit LCD display offers an explicit view of your workout profile such as the distance, calories burned, heart health, and a profile for your long-term training goals.

What’s more interesting about the Schwinn 830 Treadmill is the addition of a multimedia option to enhance your workouts. With a USB charging port and speakers, you can conveniently pair your Smartphone and listen to some soothing music as you continue with your cardio program.

The bottom is equipped with a cushioned deck that offers a rather firm shock deflection for those that prefer running, jogging or simply walking. There’s also a speed range that you can use to adjust the speed from 0—12 MPH.

Key Features:

  • SoftDrop folding option for easy storage.
  • 22 preset workout programs
  • 75 horsepower CHP silent motor
  • Speed range of 0-12 MPH
  • 12% motorized incline
  • Large 20″ W x 55″ L workout area

 

3. ASUNA Electric Foldable Treadmill

One major selling point of the ASUNA Electric Foldable Treadmill is the sleek and compact design that allows it to fit in most tight and profile spaces. Unlike our previous treadmills, this one has the lowest horsepower though it has managed to maintain its commercial-grade characteristics.

Recommended for walking, jogging, and running, the ASUNA isn’t a bulky console but it’s equipped with plenty of features that make it a perfect option for beginners and professionals alike. Although its running deck is not as large as the rest, with dimensions of 19”×51”, we think it’s large enough to meet all your daily workout rituals.

There are 6 LED windows at the disposal that display all your workout data such as your speed, burned calories, time, pulse, and distance among others. If you’re an old trainer or maybe you’re recovering from an injury, this treadmill is equipped with handles that allow you to get on/off before and after a workout.

When it comes to the performance, the ASUNA Electric Foldable Treadmill is designed with an easy start/stop button, a USB port for docking your Smartphone and a speaker system that lets you listen to your favorite music when training.

It also has 8 built-in training programs that can be preset with 3 of those being fully customizable. Although the speed range is quite low, it’s also decent as it ranges from 0.6 to 8 MPH. Portable wheels at the bottom are also convenient as they make mobility a breeze whenever you need to move this training console.

In a nutshell, the ASUNA Electric Foldable Treadmill may not be a very powerful treadmill than our first two. However, its sleek design combined with exclusive smart features has made it a perfect option for trainers living in small urban apartments.

Key Features:

  • 12 incline levels from 2 to 5 degrees
  • 6 LED display windows
  • 8 built-in workout programs with 3 being fully customizable
  • 51”L x 19”W workout area
  • Pedal levers
  • Speakers

 

4. LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Under Desk Treadmill

If you’re looking for a starter treadmill that will take care of your light workout exercises, then the LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 is the best option you’ve got. As a streamlined version of the high-selling TR800-DT3 model, this upgraded version is a brilliant choice for office workers and homeowners living in small apartments.

The LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 arrives when it’s already pre-assembled so you only need to unbox it then fit it under the desk. With dimensions of 78 x 34 x 19 inches, this treadmill is indeed sleek meaning you won’t need a large desk for you to enjoy your workouts.

Besides the treadmill, you will have access to a convenient superlight console that you can place on the table to monitor your workout profile. The console is lightweight and has sleek dimensions of 12.9 x 2 x 3.25-inches meaning it won’t cause any interference when training.

The console is also equipped with an LED display that displays your daily workout progress such as the distance covered, steps taken, calories burned, step counts, and speed. Now, unlike our previous treadmills, the LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 has the lowest motor horsepower of 2.25 HP making it specifically suitable for home use.

It has a maximum speed limit of 0.4—4 MPH and a work area of 20″ x 50″. Although this is quite low as compared to our previous treadmills, LifeSpan Fitness has redeemed itself by increasing the maximum weight capacity to 350 pounds making this machine the best for both light and heavy users.

Key Features:

  • Ultra-Quiet 2.25 HP electric motor
  • Portable console with personal data
  • Speed limit of 0.4 to 4 MPH
  • Maximum user weight of 350 pounds
  • 20″ x 50″ workout belt

 

5. T101 Treadmill Series, Bluetooth enabled

With most budget treadmills, factors such as entertainment are totally sacrificed to only offer you what you’ve paid for—in this case, fitness. But, with the Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill Series, this culture has totally been bypassed as this treadmill is equipped with advanced features that will keep you entertained while still enjoying your daily workouts routine.

Just like our previous treadmill, this one too is designed with a 2.5 CHP horsepower motor that allows you to jog, run or walk by adjusting the speed using the available 10-speed levels. To make your workouts even more realistic, you can take advantage of the 10 incline keys that allow you to incline your treadmill to resemble the feeling of running up a cliff.

Now to the performance, the Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill Series is designed with a smart Bluetooth connectivity option that lets you pair your Smart devices. With this smart technology, you can either listen to cool music via the in-built speakers or following instructor-led training via your smart device.

Other features that are up on offer include a USB port for keeping your Smart devices fully powered, a 3-Zone Variable Response cushioning (that include; Impact Zone, Transition Zone, and Push Off Zone) and a divide holder that lets you mount your Smart device to view instructor-led classes when performing your workouts.

Key Features:

  • 3-Zone levels
  • 10-speed levels
  • 10 incline levels
  • 5 CHP motor with low RPM
  • USB port for rapid charging
  • Bluetooth connectivity

 

6. ProForm 905-CST Treadmill

The ProForm 905-CST Treadmill is a commercial-grade treadmill that boasts of having features only available in those higher range models. To cement its position on our list, this treadmill has the most powerful motor that pushes one of the mightiest belts in the market.

With its 3.0 CHP electric motor and long 20 x 60-inch workout belt, the ProForm 905-CST is the perfect option for tall runners or professional trainers looking to take their daily workout rituals to the next level. The stainless steel frame and deck are something else to smile about as they’re quite heavy thus improving the overall stability.

Although it has a weight of nearly 200 pounds, the caster wheels at the bottom have made it easier for you to move this machine to and fro. This treadmill is Bluetooth enabled and is integrated with iFit smart technology to advance its performance.

It has a 5” LED display and a tablet holder that lets you follow the iFit Studio Classes without any interference. There’s also a workout CoolAire fan and two 2” speakers that you can pair wirelessly with your Smart devices to listen to cool music while working out.

Trainers recovering from injuries are expected to benefit from the ProShox deck cushioning that reduces shock when training. The ProForm 905-CST is able to endure weights up to 350 pounds making it one of the best treadmills for reducing joints, ankle, and knee injuries.

Key Features:

  • Speed control: 0-12 MPH
  • 0 CHP electric motor
  • 20 x 60-inch workout belt
  • 30 preset workout apps
  • Maximum weight limit of 350 pounds
  • Bluetooth enabled

 

7. Rebel Treadmill 1000 Under Desk Treadmill

Most of the treadmills we’ve reviewed so far are designed for walking, jogging, and jumping. The Rebel 1000 Under Desk Treadmill has gone beyond this tradition to only offer one type of workout—walking yourself to fitness.

Just as its name suggests, this treadmill is specifically designed for office workers who’re looking to maintain their fitness without over sweating. Its sleek design prevents it from occupying all your office space as you only need to place it under your standard office desk.

Unlike all the other treadmills we’ve reviewed so far, the Rebel 1000 Under Desk Treadmill has the lowest motor capacity that runs at just 1.5 HP. The walking area is also quite small (18.1” x 49.6”) though there’s nothing to be surprised of as Rebel Desk has already mentioned that this treadmill is specifically intended for light walking workouts.

The Rebel 1000 Under Desk Treadmill is not equipped with super-smart features as most treadmills do. However, a convenient super light console has been added in the package which when placed on the desktop makes the operation quite simplified.

This treadmill has a very low-speed range of 0.5—2.0 MPH making it one of the quietest treadmills in this list. It has a weight limit of 250 pounds and it arrives when fully assembled meaning you don’t have to incur an extra cost of assembling.

Key Features:

  • 100% moneyback guarantee
  • Maximum weight limit of 250 pounds
  • 8” x 3” portable console
  • Speed range of 0.5—2.0 MPH
  • Belt size: 18.1” x 49.6”

 

8. Nautilus Treadmill Series

If you’re wondering why Nautilus has been so dominant in recent times, then the Nautilus T616 Treadmill Series has all the answers under its belt. On par with some of the best treadmills we’ve reviewed in this guide, the Nautilus T616 is a popular midrange offering that offers a brilliant combination of technology, performance, and power.

One feature that has been at the center of its incredible performance is, of course, its mighty 3.0 CHP horsepower electric motor. With such a high degree of responsiveness, this motor is able to push a mighty 20″ x 60″ running belt making this machine the best for runners, walkers, and joggers.

To add icing to the cake, Nautilus has combined the high performance of this treadmill with a smart technology that makes things smooth and easy-going. One of these is the Bluetooth connectivity that lets you synch various training apps such as Nautilus Trainer 2 and RunSocial App to access 19 locations and 27 running routes.

Anything else? Oh Yes! The Nautilus T616 has two high-resolution monitors that give you access to 26 training programs that include; manual, train, weight control, heart health, quick goal, interval, and custom workouts to help you structure your own workouts.

In addition to the technology, this treadmill is equipped with a StrikeZone cushioning system that guarantees you a smooth comfortable run when training.

Key Features:

  • 0 CHP motor
  • StrikeZone cushioning system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Maximum weight limit of 300 pounds
  • 5” LCD backlit display with 26 accessible programs
  • Commercial-grade 20″ x 60″ running belt

 

9. XTERRA Fitness TRX3500 Folding Treadmill

With the XTERRA Fitness TRX3500, you’ll have a combination of performance, quality, and portability all under one robust easily foldable machine. Specifically designed for home trainers, this treadmill is engineered with immense versatility that suits trainers with varying fitness levels.

The 3.0 HP high-torque motor has impressed many as it has immense power to push the heavy commercial-grade 20″ x 60” running belt to help you achieve all your daily workouts. Apart from the size being large, this running belt has an XTRASoft smart cushioning technology that provides a supportive layer on the surface to reduce impact and improve the rate of shock absorption when training.

Speaking of the performance, the XTERRA Fitness TRX3500 has a console that’s equipped with a 6.5” Blue Backlit LED display that gives you access to specific workout feedback such as distance covered, time, speed, calories burned, pulse, and program profile among others.

Professional and regular trainers will enjoy the high-speed range of 0—12 MPH and an incline range of 12%. There are 30 preset programs and 2 custom programs to take advantage of during your daily workouts as well as an XTERRA Fitness App which you can sync with the treadmill to further improve your workout experience.

If you enjoy exercising while listening to cool music, you can easily pair this treadmill with your Smart device via the headphone jack to listen to MP3 songs through the inbuilt speakers.

Key Features:

  • 20″ x 60” running belt
  • 5” LCD Blue backlit display
  • High-torque 3.0 HP electric motor
  • Heavy gauge steel frame design
  • XTRASoft cushioned deck for added padding
  • Handlebar-mounted controls
  • Speed range of 0-12 MPH

 

10. EXERPEUTIC TF2000 Recovery Fitness Walking Treadmill

EXERPEUTIC has taken a totally different direction by engineering a treadmill that’s specifically intended for seniors or elderly people recovering from injuries. Just as its name suggests, this treadmill offers immense therapeutic and orthopedic fitness thanks to its design and performance.

The 1.5 HP high-torque motor is the first sign that tells that this treadmill is intended for walkers. The walking belt has a size of 50″ x 16″ which is quite large while the bottom is equipped with 4 adjustable stabilizers to level the treadmill while still providing some cushioning.

The second sign that tells the EXERPEUTIC TF2000 is designed for seniors and injury recovery workouts are the 49” full-length dual handrails. These handrails have two advantages. One, they’re full length and two, they have foam padding providing seniors with a safe, easy fitness walking experience.

The console on its side is designed with a high visual backlit LCD display that gives you easy access to your daily workout profile such as time is taken, distance covered, calories burned, speed, and pulse. In addition to that, there’s a hand pulse accessory that measures your pulse and heart rate.

Although the EXERPEUTIC TF2000 has a weight of 135.6 pounds, transporting it around isn’t been that difficult as it is equipped with caster wheels at the bottom that makes mobility a breeze. This orthopedic treadmill has a very low 5” deck height and it’s capable of enduring a maximum weight of 300 pounds making it the best treadmill under $1000.

Key Features:

  • Speed range of 0.2—5.0 MPH
  • 10 shock-absorbing deck cushions
  • 300 pounds weight capacity
  • 4 adjustable stabilizers
  • Caster wheels for easy mobility
  • 49” full-length handrails
  • LCD display

 

11. Goplus 2.25HP Electric Folding Treadmill with Manual Incline

The Goplus 2.25HP Electric Folding Treadmill is our last treadmill under $1000 that has really left a mark in this business. Similar to most high-standard machines we’ve reviewed earlier, this treadmill is unbelievably powerful making it the best option for professionals, beginners or patients recovering from serious fractures and injuries.

Its 2.25HP electric motor might not be the most powerful like most treadmills here. However, its capacity cannot be ignored as it’s capable of pushing a commercial-grade 17″ X 47″ rubber running belt to help you achieve various workout exercises with less difficulty.

The 5” Blue-Ray LCD display is another major selling point as it lets you view your workout profile such as the distance covered, time, pulse, calories burned, and the incline. About the incline, this treadmill can easily be adjusted manually in 3 levels to help you burn more calories in the least time possible.

To improve versatility, Goplus has added a speed range of 0.5 to 7.5 MPH making this treadmill the best for joggers, runners, and walkers. It has an easily foldable design for easy storage and four silicone pads at the bottom to reduce noise and vibrations when training.

Key Features:

  • 12 built-in programs to improve your cardiovascular fitness
  • Safety key for emergency stops
  • Heart rate sensor
  • 3 levels of inclination
  • Maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds
  • 0-15% adjustable incline
  • 25HP electric motor

 

 

Buyer’s Guide—What You Need to Know Before Buying a Treadmill Under $1000

When you’re looking to shed some pounds and maintain a good shape, exercising regularly will really prove to be helpful. But, you cannot always count on the weather being sunny or the gym maintaining the same price from January to December.

As we start a new decade, you don’t have to worry about the weather or gym prices hiking as there are treadmills under $1000 that are ready to provide immense comfort and versatility right at the comfort of your own home.

So, before you spend your hard-earned money on a treadmill, here are eight key factors you need to consider before making your next move.

  • 1. The Design:

Home treadmills are usually smaller than their gym-grade counterparts. However, they do vary in size depending on your personal intentions. Since most people live in small urban apartments, looking for a treadmill with a compact body or one that’s capable of folding and unfolding vertically is the perfect move as it will end up saving more of your indoor space.

  • 2. Belt Size:

Depending on your workout requirements, you might need to consider examining the size of the running belt just to be sure that what you choose will meet your needs. If you’re a tall trainer running with wide strides, choosing a belt anywhere from 20” x 55” might seem to be a realistic move.

At least with such a size, your belt will be able to handle all your workout needs as well as your side-by-side movements without experiencing any interference.

  • 3. Motor Power:

Another factor you need to think of when choosing a treadmill is the motor capacity. In most cases, the motor power is defined by your intentions in terms of how you’re intending to use the treadmill.

If you’re looking to use the machine for heavy regular workout exercises, then a high capacity continuous horsepower motor with over 3.0HP will be the perfect option. On the other hand, if the machine is intended for light activities such as walking or recovering from injuries, then one with a 1.5 to 2.5HP capacity will work just fine.

  • 4. Stability:

This is among those silent features that most people usually bypass when shopping for a treadmill. After you’ve checked all the other core components, take some time to perform a trial run either by running or simply walking on the treadmill to test its feel.

If you’re a heavy runner, you should test the machine to ensure that it doesn’t wobble when exercising. The framework should be heavy and stable enough to endure your weight without causing vibrations. Also, make sure that you check the size of the belt to ensure that it’s not too narrow to cause any interference when running or jogging.

  • 5. Incline Range:

Most of the treadmills we’ve reviewed in the previous section are equipped with motorized incline capability. Just like stability, the level of incline of a treadmill is virtually important as it is what enables you to push your workout experience to that extra mile.

The best treadmills have a gradient option that ranges from 10% to 15% which according to most experts is the best incline level as it provides tough challenging experiences during your daily workout rituals. Just to add on something, when examining the incline range, don’t forget to check the speed as these two usually seem to connect together. The best speed range to consider is from 0—7MPH or higher.

  • 6. Weight Limit:

This is another key factor that should never be sacrificed when buying the best treadmill under $1000. As a rule of thumb, always choose a machine with a weight limit of 50 pounds higher than your normal weight. Thankfully, most budget treadmills under $1000 have a weight limit of 200—400 pounds with expensive ones taking weights beyond 500 pounds.

  • 7. Programs:

Most treadmills today are equipped with programmable features that let you preset the level of exercises you intend to perform. Whether it’s losing weight or marathon training, you can easily program your treadmill to automatically incline or change the track speed at different times throughout your session.

  • 8. Technology:

Although these features are not an absolute necessity, they play a key role in providing that extra convenience when working out. Things like fan system, speaker system, Bluetooth and WIFI connectivity, screen display, USB ports, device holder, and Zwift/iFit compatibility are some of the add-ons that will make your daily workout routines more comfortable.

 

Safety Tips for Using a Treadmill

Treadmills are wonderful tools that help us slim down and meet our daily fitness goals. Although they’re known to be highly useful, these machines can be very dangerous on the other hand when they’re used improperly. These machines can really help when recovering from injuries but they can surprisingly cause twisted ankles, concussions, and deaths at some point if they’re used carelessly.

So, to stay safe when using your machine, here are five safety tips that will help you minimize risks and injuries.

  1. Don’t Look Down: Newcomers using treadmills for the first time have a tendency of looking down when the belt is in motion. This is very risky as it can make you lose your focus and balance leading to an accident. Feeling dizzy is normal at times if you’re a beginner. So, if this happens, always consider turning off the treadmill then hold on to the handles and wait for the dizziness to subside.
  2. Don’t Exercise Barefoot: One common mistake most people do when exercising is going bare feet. When you start your treadmill, the moving belt creates heat and friction which can blister your feet if you’re not careful. If you’re looking down a lot, your feet can easily lose balance causing severe injuries in case your foot is caught by the moving belt.

To stay safe, consider wearing fitting shoes from reputable brands as most are designed to absorb shock when running and reduce stress on your joints.

  1. Don’t Step Off a Moving Treadmill: Stepping off from a moving treadmill might be tempting especially if you’re a pro. However, this can be really dangerous especially if your cloth or shoelaces are accidentally caught by the belt. Always ensure that you shut-off the machine completely before stepping off.
  2. Have Plenty of Space: Falling off a treadmill isn’t something new especially if you’re a beginner. Even professional trainers do fall when they miscalculate. Now, falling off the machine isn’t a big problem—the real danger is what lies behind you.

If your room is squeezed, then you’re at a high risk of hitting your head on something causing more injuries or even death. So, to avoid such injuries, it’s wise that you clear your room.

  1. Keep Kids Away: According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, nearly 8,000 cases of child injuries are reported annually caused by moving exercise equipment. Treadmills are tempting to children as most of them are tempted to touch the moving belt.

If you’re a trainee with curious children around, always switch off the machine when not in use and ensure the kids are being monitored by an adult when you’re exercising.

 

How Does a Treadmill Work?

Before we get to how a treadmill works, it’s very important to know that there are two types of treadmills—the manual and the motorized options.

In manual treadmills, the movement of the belt is enhanced by your feet. This means that when you move your feet, the belt moves and when you stop, the belt stops. With manual treadmills, you tend to burn more calories and improve muscle tone.

With a motorized treadmill, the motor is responsible for setting the belt in motion. When you start the machine, all you need to do is run in the direction of the belt depending on the speed you’ve set. In a motorized treadmill, the motor is usually the heart and it ranges anywhere from 1.5—3CHP.

The deck is another highly important part of the treadmill as it is responsible for holding your weight when exercising. The rollers are designed to improve shock absorption to reduce stress on the motor and your feet too when exercising while the belt is what creates the motion.

 

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q-1: Do Treadmills Help in Losing Weight?

The simple answer is YES. But, for effective results, you need to combine your workouts with a good diet. An average adult loses about 150 to 220 calories every 30 minutes of walking and about 500 to 700 calories when running for the same 30 minutes.

So, to lose weight, you need to burn more calories and this can be accomplished by working out on a daily basis and maintaining a healthy diet that doesn’t strain your body too much.

  • Q-2: Are Treadmills Safe?

In a nutshell, treadmills are safe. However, you have to follow the right safety precautions to avoid accidents. Just like any other moving machine, a treadmill’s biggest danger is the risk of falling. However, with the advancement in technology, this can be reduced quite easily by attaching a safety key to your waist via a string to bring the machine to a sudden stop in case you fall over and detach the key from your body.

Therefore, to guarantee safety when exercising, use a speed that you can cope with and always try to stay focused during the workout sessions.

  • Q-3: How Should I Maintain my Treadmill?

To ensure that your treadmill maintains consistency and efficiency, it needs to be lubricated and centered more regularly. Lubricating the moving parts is necessary as it ensures smooth movement of the belt and other parts when working out. On the other hand, centering the belt after every workout is very important as the belt tends to migrate as your feet strike on the deck.

  • Q-4: Can Pregnant Women Use a Treadmill?

There are treadmills for seniors and patients recovering from injuries. One characteristic of such treadmills is that they run on slow speeds of 0.2 to about 2.5MPH. Since pregnant women are categorized as people with conditions, customizing your walk to a slow speed with a lower incline is the best way to maintain top safety as falling off a treadmill during pregnancy can be hazardous.

 

Final Verdict

So, there you have it all. If you’re looking to build a home gym to burn calories, lose weight, and maintain perfect heart health, this guide has offered you everything you need to know from reviewing the best treadmills under $1000 to offering useful tips that will guide you when making your purchase.

Before making your choice though, it’s highly advisable that you first examine your fitness level and exercise style to determine which model is the best for you.

Last but not least, treadmills come at different prices from higher price to lower price categories. To ensure that what you get truly works for you, always consider checking all the factors we’ve mentioned above to avoid future regrets.

The English man was right when he said; “Work without play makes Jack a dull boy.”  Due to the limited spacing in most work areas, indoor games such as darts are one sure-fire way of refreshing your mind to get ready for that upcoming task. But, which is the best dart board out there that will help you hit the bullseye with a bit of style and enthusiasm?

You see, in recent years, the popularity of darts has grown immensely forcing the number of those playing the game to increase as well. While some are avid dart connoisseurs, others play it for recreational purposes as a way to pass time with friends, family, and colleagues.

But, even if you’re are creational or a professional darts player, how well are you acquitted with these boards if you were to pick the best from a store?

Well, in this guide, we’ve done the homework for you by examining hundreds of dart boards to give you ten of the best that will meet your daily darting needs. In addition to that, we’ll offer you some simple tips and tricks on what to look out for when purchasing the best dart board, how to set the board properly and the different types of dart boards that are available in the market.

With that and more, let’s first review ten of the best professional dart boards that are currently available in the market.

Editor’s Top Picks

Top 10 Best Dart Board Reviews:

1. Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 Electronic Dartboard

While most of us are great fans of traditional dart boards, their electronic counterparts such as the Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 are cementing their spot in the industry and are not disappointing at all. Hailed by the most enthusiast dart players, this dart board has impressed both professional and beginner players due to a myriad of reasons.

One of those is the large 15.5” target area that’s large enough for tournament-style play. To give it a unique classic trademark, Arachnid has designed the target area with a combination of Black, Yellow, and Red colors.

On the game side, super-thin segment dividers have been used to increase a player’s scoring potential while reducing bounce-outs to the minimum. To boost longevity, NylonTough segments have been used on the surface of the target area to improve playability and allow the board to stand the test of time.

To cement its title as one of the best electronic dart board in the business, Arachnid has added an interactive heckler feature that scolds or congratulates players whenever they make a bad or an impressive throw. Although this feature is optional (can be turned on/off), it has 3 levels of difficulty that can be adjusted at will.

Last but not least, the Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 has 40 games with 179 variations. It allows a maximum of 8 players who can conveniently play while viewing the scores on the LED-powered Jumbo score display.

Key Features:

  • LED Jumbo score display for easy selection of the menu
  • Maximum of 40 games with 179 variations (including 7 dedicated cricket games)
  • On/Off heckler feature with 3 levels of difficulty
  • NylonTough segments offer exceptional playability with outstanding durability
  • Thin segment dividers reduce bounce-outs while improving performance

2. Winmau DWIN500-5 Blade 5 Bristle Dartboard

With an endorsement from the British Darts Organization, the Winmau DWIN500-5 Blade 5 dart board has shut the critics with a blistering performance that has left everyone talking. With over 7 decades in the business, Winmau has done their homework well offering customers what exactly they’ve been waiting for.

One of the features that have made this dart board so popular in the market is the design. Unlike its previous predecessor (the Blade-4), this one has a much thinner spider wire that increases your scoring chances by decreasing cases of deflection when a dart hits it.

The razor wiring (segment dividers) too have been reduced in size making them much thinner with a curved angle of about 60° rather than the previous 90°. At least with such an angle, your darts will be guided more easily without being deflected.

When it comes to mounting, the Winmau DWIN500-5 Blade 5 is equipped with a triple wheel lock-and-lever system that makes it possible to be mounted on a variety of walls. It has a lightweight of just 10.7 pounds and sleek dimensions of 17.8 x 17.8 x 1.5 inches making it easier to hang on the wall without breaking a sweat.

Other than the features mentioned above, one reason that has allowed this dart board to feature in competitive dart tournaments is the quality of the board itself. The board is actually made of two layers of sisal fiber with an additional layer of high compression fibers.

With such a construction, cases of bounce-outs are drastically reduced increasing efficiency while still preventing rapid wear and tear.

Key Features:

  • Carbon Diffusion Technology has been used on the bullseye ring to make it stronger
  • 14% thinner spider wire reduces deflection
  • Double layer of sisal fiber improves efficiency and overall durability of the board
  • Thin segment dividers have an angle of 60°plus to reduce bounce-outs when you hit the wire
  • Triple wheel lock and level system provides easy setup on a variety of walls

3. Unicorn Eclipse Pro Bristle Dartboard

Just like the Winmau DWIN500-5 Blade 5, the Unicorn Eclipse Pro has also been endorsed by the PDC as an exclusive dart board capable of competing in major televised tournaments around the globe. What really makes it the best dart board in the market is its exclusive design which is quite different from its closest rivals.

One of the impressive features most shoppers have identified is the ultra-thin wires that divide the segments. The wires are thin and angled thus increasing the playing area by about 14%. With such an ingenious construction, bounce-outs are generally reduced making it easier for you to score.

Another feature that’s quite impressive about this dart board is the large 2 x 18.1 x 18.1 inches playing area. Not only is it large, but this board is also designed with ultra-high visibility that improves clarity when playing.

Casual and occasional players will also note that this board has a high density that allows the darts to stick instead of falling or bouncing out. Last but not least, the Unicorn Eclipse Pro is a high-quality affordable board that’s available at an affordable price.

Key Features:

  • High-density board
  • Ultra-thin segmentation wiring
  • Staple-free construction
  • Three rubber bumpers for easy installation
  • Ultra-high visibility spider and numbering

4. Viper by GLD Products Shot King Regulation Bristle Steel Tip Dartboard Set

The Viper by GLD Products is an affordable choice that has served as people’s choice for quite a while now. Regardless of its low price range, this dart board has not traded quality for off-shore workmanship whatsoever.

The 18” diameter board is made of sisal fiber that has been compressed to boost durability. As a bonus, a staple-free bullseye has been included to make it easier for you to score without experiencing any bounce-outs.

Since the bullseye is staple-free, the spider is not attached to it but rather on the sides allowing the number ring to move freely. This is brilliant engineering that prevents concentrated damage by giving the board enough time to heal by spinning it around.

Whether it’s for professional or recreational playing purposes, the Viper by GLD Products utilizes thin radial spider wires that are rounded to direct the darts to specific spots without deflecting or bouncing out.

Last but not least, this dart board comes with six steel tip darts and a brightly colored board that improves visibility if you’re aiming at a distance.

Key Features:

  • An extended dart catching area
  • Large 18” playing area with 1.5” depth
  • Compressed sisal fibers
  • A staple-free bullseye
  • Thin galvanized wiring
  • 2 sets of steel tip darts
  • Movable number ring

5. WIN.MAX Electronic Dart Board

The WIN.MAX Electronic Dart Board may perhaps not suit professional players but it will certainly entertain beginners, kids, and people looking to entertain their friends during a party. Just like the Arachnid Cricket Pro 800, the WIN.MAX too provides an electronic alternative breaking the monopoly of having to stick on traditional dart boards.

By default, this dart board has 21 exciting games with 65 variations that range from 301, cricket, killer, football to Nine dart century.

The LCD-display on its side is bright enough to illuminate the scores though it’s a bit small meaning you’ll have to walk closer if you need to keep track of the scores. One interesting feature though is the automatic voice announcer that makes the game practical and exciting by making an announcement whenever you hit the score.

Another feature most players, especially beginners, will love about the WIN.MAX is the large catch area that prevents the darts from sticking on the wall. Just like the Cricket Pro, this dart board also allows 4 individual players at a time except when structuring the game where it allows a maximum of 8 players.

When you make your order, the WIN.MAX will arrive as a package with the dart board itself, an adapter, the manual, 6 soft tip darts, and 40 extra tips exclusively manufactured by WIN.MAX.

Key Features:

  • 21 games with 65 variations
  • LCD-display
  • Maximum of 4 players except when structuring where it allows 8
  • Wide catch area
  • Automatic voice announcer

6. IgnatGames Professional Dart Board Set

The IgnatGames Professional Dart Board has managed to bulldoze its way in this exclusive list due to its impressive performance. Whether you’re an occasional or casual darts player, this dart board will give you a high-quality gaming experience that you’ll rarely forget.

What makes it the best dart board in the market is the superior construction which has, by the way, paved way for its endorsement by the WDF allowing it to compete in major tournaments.

The board itself is made of compressed premium quality Kenyan sisal that has self-healing abilities to boost longevity. The segmentation wire is ultra-thin and staple-free reducing bounce-outs to increase a player’s scoring ability.

The segmentation wires are 65% thinner than ordinary wires reducing chances or darts falling and instead diverting the dart’s tips towards the right spots. The optimal density of the board has further made it the best soft tip dart board in the business as soft and hard dart tips can penetrate deeper avoiding unnecessary bounce-outs.

The IgnatGames Professional Dart Board comes with 6 steel tip darts with aluminum shafts for improved accuracy. It comes with a free guide to suit players of all skill levels alongside a 30% off discount whenever you make a purchase.

Key Features:

  • 6 multicolored darts with aluminum shafts
  • Premium quality Kenyan sisal with self-healing capability
  • A dart measuring tape for setting up the game
  • Staple-free and ultra-thin wire spider for improved performance
  • Large 18” playing diameter

7. GIGGLE N GO Reversible Magnetic Dart Board for Kids

The GIGGLE N GO Reversible Dart Board is a 16” dart board that has been endorsed by most parents as the best magnetic dart board in the market. With a weight of just 3.5 pounds, this dartboard is light enough to carry around during trips to enjoy yourselves with friends and family while having some beer.

Unlike ordinary dart boards, this one has gone against the tradition of using tipped darts to use magnetic darts instead that stick on a very strong magnetic board.

This technology is quite rare but it has been developed to give kids who are avid dart players a chance to shore case their talents in the safest means possible. The game comes with two sets of colored darts to allow multi-playing up to 5 players.

As a bonus, GIGGLE N GO has included another multiplayer game at the back to spice up your gaming experience while having fun with friends and family. This dart board can easily be mounted on any wall as you only need to hang it like a picture frame.

Since this game is exclusively designed for kids, GIGGLE N GO has managed to include three exclusive themes to spice up the game such as the Bullseye Theme,Dinosaur Theme and the Shoot ‘EM Theme.

Key Features:

  • Offers 3 themes to choose from
  • 2 magnetic games on one board
  • Offers 2 sets of strong neodymium magnets
  • One year warranty
  • Large 16” play area

8. Doinkit Darts – Kids Magnetic Dart Board

If the GIGGLE N GO Reversible Dart Board doesn’t appeal to you or your kids, why not try out the Doinkit Darts Magnetic Dart Board? In a nutshell, these two kids dart boards are pretty the same. However, some shoppers feel the GIGGLE N GO is much better as it offers two dart games on either side of the board which is not the case with the Doinkit Darts.

However, if that doesn’t concern you, then this dart board is a brilliant choice for your kids as it offers 2 sets of colored darts with balanced neodymium magnetic tips to improve efficiency. The board has a diameter of 16” which is large enough to suit kids and beginners looking to improve their hand-eye coordination.

In addition to that,Marky Sparky has used the right segmentation on the board to allow your kids to learn how to play darts professionally. The darts are designed with a flexible curving material that is virtually indestructible allowing this game to stand the test of time.

Key Features:

  • Powerful magnetic board reduces annoying bounce-outs
  • Magnetic darts for safety purposes
  • 16” diameter dart board
  • Balanced freights for improved accuracy
  • 2 sets of magnetic darts

9. Magnetic Dart Board Game

The Fansparks Magnetic Dart Board Game is another magnetic dart board that has taken a modern twist on this classic game. Other than utilizing the traditional steel tip darts, this game has gone beyond this culture to use magnetic darts that are safe for kids.

So, for those Fansparks fans in the “house”, this magnetic dart board is the perfect choice for beginners and kids alike as you won’t have to worry about accidents caused by the sharp heavy steel tips. Its 14.5” diameter board is, however, its major downside as its way smaller than the recommended size used by all professional dart boards.

However, since it’s intended for kids and other recreational purposes, Fansparks has opted to calibrate the board with small markings on the Treble, Double, Inner, and Outer Bull areas to give you the scoring of each spot in case you’re a beginner.

This dart board comes with 12 magnetic darts and a keyhole slot at the back for easy mounting. The game is very easy to master and has a very clear play area that helps to improve hand-eye coordination and concentration when playing.

Key Features:

  • 12 sets of magnetic darts
  • Bright play area for improved clarity
  • Keyhole slot at the back for easy mounting
  • Calibrated slots
  • Sleek design for easy mobility

10. Nodor SupaMatch Bristle Dartboard

The Nodor SupaMatch Bristle Dart Board is the last dart board that has managed to book a spot on our list. The third of the SupaMatch series, this dart board offers exclusive features that are not present in the previous version.

With a diameter of 18.1” and a depth of 2”, this dart board has been endorsed by the American Dart Organization for its compliance allowing it to complete in major tournaments around the globe. Other than its size, this dart board utilizes the new staple-free wiring system that is 20% thinner than that of its predecessor to increase the size of the scoring zone and reducing bounce-outs.

Like it’s not enough, Nodor has used compressed high-grade sisal fibers on the surface to improve performance and the self-healing ability of the board. The number ring is surprisingly movable allowing the board to wear evenly thus prolonging its life span.

Key Features:

  • Movable number ring
  • Staple-free surface
  • Compressed sisal fibers
  • Ultra-thin segmentation wiring
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

 

Buyer’s Guide—Factors to Consider When Buying a Dart Board

Dart Board

Now that we’ve reviewed ten of the best dart boards in the market, the next step is to offer you some useful tips that will guide you through when making your selection. You see, darting has been a classic and social game for a very long time.

It’s one of the best recreational games that bind friends, families, and colleagues together. But, regardless of whether you’re playing it for recreational (as a hobby) or professional (sporting) purposes, you will need the right dart board to play substantially.

With that said, here are eight key pointers that will help you select the best dart board that will reduce those annoying bounce-outs by improving quality and boosting longevity.

  • Size:

The size of the dart board is one of the most critical factors you need to consider when making your selection. Dart boards come in varying sizes depending on the manufacturer and the purpose by which you’re planning to use it. For instance, professional dart boards such as electronic and bristle varieties have sizes that range from 15.5” to 17.5”.

If you’re not planning to use it for professional purposes such as tournaments, a smaller size will be ideal as it can suit regular use within the house or working area. In case you’re planning to use the dart board for partying purposes, a bigger one can be suitable as it can allow at least 15 players to play at a time.

  • Positioning:

When it comes to positioning your dart board, you need to ensure that the throw line is positioned at least 7 feet and 9 inches from the board. The bullseye should be exactly 5 feet and 8 inches from the ground to ensure that visual experience is not compromised with when playing.

  • Depth and Density:

Two critical factors that can dictate the quality of your darting experience are the depth and density of the dart board. In fact, most dart boards are rated depending on the quality of these two factors.

The density is basically the level of hardness of the board while the depth is how deep the dart’s tip penetrates on the board. If the density of the dart board is poor, then it means that the darts will create small holes on the surface which will become larger over time thus reducing the holding capacity which results in bounce-outs.

On the other hand, if the depth is shallow, then a dart’s tip won’t be able to hold firmly also leading to bounce-outs. To prevent these, it’s recommended that you choose a dart board that has a high-density (especially bristle dartboards) and a depth of at least 1.5”.

  • Material:

The material to which a dart board is made of can also directly influence its performance. To enjoy your game, your selected board should have a material that has an improved healing power. In this case, a bristle dart board is the best choice as it has a high healing power that boosts its longevity.

Materials such as coiled papers should be avoided at all cost unless you’re buying the game for your kids or for recreational purposes. These boards are so soft that the dart tip penetrates straight through them creating holes that seldom heal.

  • The Ink:

Dartboards consist of three colors which are Red, Black, and Green. When choosing a dart board, you need to ensure that these colors are a bit pale and not too bright to cause a distraction to your eyes when darting.

So, to improve visibility, you need to invest on a board that’s painted with food-grade eco inks (such as the ones on bristle dartboards) as they’re not only environmentally friendly, but they also provide a low glare that doesn’t blind your eyes.

  • Wiring:

Dartboards contain special wires that divide the segments. This wiring plays a very critical role in making the central section of the board visible. Since they’re in the area of play, they can also influence your game as they either deflect and direct the dart to the right spot or obstruct the dart by bouncing it away in case you hit it.

So, to improve your game and avoid such rare obstructions, you need to examine the wiring very carefully to ensure that its thin and triangular edged to avoid bounce-outs.

  • Removable Number Ring:

Although it’s not a critical factor, a removable number ring coupled with a high-grade sisal fiber can improve the healing power of your dartboard immensely. With this feature, you can easily switch the numbers by unclipping the number ring then clipping it back when you’re done.

When the numbers are rotated, the sections that have been hit the most will have enough time to heal thus improving the overall durability of the board.

  • Price:

Last but not least, you need to consider the cost. In most cases, the brand, the series, and the purpose of buying the dartboard will most likely influence the price. Brands such as Winmau are generally pricier than their fewer premium counterparts while newer series will generally cost more than older models.

Finally, dartboards intended for professional tournament purposes will also cost more than their recreational counterparts as they come with improved features such as compressed sisal fibers and ultra-thin segmentation wires.

 

Different Types of Dart Boards

Now that we’ve discussed some of the key factors that need to be examined when choosing a dartboard, the next step is to peruse through the various types of boards to determine which one between them will suit your intended purpose.

Depending on your intentions, choosing the wrong dartboard can ruin your game as it can either cause annoying bouncing of the dart or rapid wear and tear of the board. To avoid such inconveniences, here are some of the most prominent dartboards in the market alongside their upside and downsides.

  • Bristle Dartboards:

If you’re an avid darts player, then I assume you know this type of dartboard is ultimately the best. For those with limited knowledge about darts, then I believe you’ve seen one in your local bar or club. After their invention in the 1930s, these dartboards have become very popular especially due to their environmentally-friendly advantage.

These dartboards are made of highly compressed premium-grade sisal fibers that have been imported from Africa. The sisal fibers are then stuffed into a cylindrical shape that’s then cut, cured and sanded to create a smooth playing area.

One good thing about these dartboards is that their tedious manufacturing process doesn’t go without a price. They’re amazingly cheap to maintain as they don’t require daily cleanup or curing like it’s the case with wooden boards.

Another huge advantage with bristle dartboards is that they’re long-lasting. Since they’re manufactured by compressing millions of tiny sisal fibers together, the tiny fibers tend to move aside when a dart’s tip penetrates through them then fill the hole immediately when it’s removed.

However, though, one major downside with these dartboards is that they’re easily damaged by moisture so you need to mount them on drywalls away from water points.

Another downside with bristle dartboards is that they vary greatly in quality. If you’re not aware of this, you might end up purchasing a low-quality dartboard with low-density sisal fiber stuffing. What this means is that the board will start chipping off faster than anticipated.

  • Electronic Dartboards:

Just as their name implies, electronic dartboards are operated electronically either by connecting them to an electrical outlet or by using batteries. As the newest additions in the darting business, these dartboards have become increasingly popular in most clubs, bars, and sporting centers due to their fancy and amusing characteristics.

Most companies today are manufacturing electronic dartboards due to their high demand. Although they’re not approved to be used in professional darting tournaments and competitions, their popularity in the recreational sector has advanced immensely.

These dartboards are made of nylon material with a square mesh on the surface to capture the dart’s tip when playing.

One huge advantage of these boards is the automated scoring that creates something like an interactive interface when you’re playing. Using their wide LCD-displays, these dartboards keep track of your playing performance by displaying average scores, top scores and congratulating you whenever you hit a score.

Players can play alone versus the computer or play against each other during parties. Due to their simplicity and ability to analyze your performance, they’re the best for kids and serious dart beginners who are looking to excel in this indoor sport.

On the negative side, the tiny square mesh holes on the surface of the board have raised a lot of concern in the professional circles. Accuracy is usually very poor as darts seem to deflect failing to hit the target spots properly. Bounce-out issues are also very common as this board does not hold the darts properly.

Another reason why these boards cannot be used in professional tournaments is the fact that they use soft tip darts rather than the recommended steel tip darts. They’re also relatively pricey and must be mounted near electrical outlets (incase its electric powered).

  • Wooden Dartboards:

In the days of yore, there were no bristles or electronic dartboards. This only meant that wooden boards were the most prevalent and were often made from elm or poplar wood. As years passed, especially during the 1970s, dartboards made of elm tree fell out of favor paving way for the dominance of bristle and electronic boards.

Today, most dartboard manufacturers have lost interest in manufacturing wooden boards though there are a few of them who still produce them for purposes of playing American style dart competitions.

Wooden dartboards are very interesting in many ways. First, they’re long-lasting due to the nature of the wood and second, they can be decorated in so many ways. Although they tend to dry out fast, these boards require regular moisturizing to keep them in good shape and prevent cracking.

Another interesting feature about wooden boards is that the scoring area can easily be rotated reducing damage to key spots. These boards can also be used with wooden darts to take your darting experience to another level though the experience here can vary from person to person.

Although it’s largely speculation, it was assumed that the modern clock style layout of most dartboards today was coined from the age rings and radical cracks that naturally developed from the cross-section of the trees.

However, though, one major drawback with wooden boards is their susceptibility to cracking. This makes maintenance a costly affair as you have to regularly moisturize them to prevent damage. Due to this regular moisturizing, the treated wood releases an unpleasant scent which can be disturbing.

In a nutshell, wooden boards are long-lasting especially if regular maintenance is observed. They’re unique and very classy though they’re quite expensive making them the best option for traditionalists and enthusiasts.

  • Cork Dartboards:

Another type of board that lies in the halfway point between bristle and paper boards is the cork dartboard. Although they’re less prevalent and quite difficult to find, these boards are durable and cost-effective making them the best for beginners and serious players looking to advance their darting skills.

Although most people confuse them with bristle dartboards, they have some minor differences that keep them apart. Unlike paper coil boards, cork boards tend to hold darts well though they lack the self-healing advantage that’s present in wooden and bristle boards.

Since they don’t self-heal, these boards only allow soft tip darts to be used on them as they’re gentler on the board. The soft tip darts are not as aggressive as their steel tip counterparts making this board the best for kids and beginners.

The only downside with these boards is that they’re not self-healing meaning they don’t last long.

  • Magnetic Dartboards:

During your childhood, you probably might have played with one of these dartboards with your siblings, friends or cousins during the festive season. Although they seem to offer a fun casual alternative, they’re probably not the best for beginners looking to compete competitively as they’re nowhere near to professional boards used in major tournaments.

These boards offer a completely different type of play. Instead of using steel tip darts, they use flat tipped magnetic darts instead which stick to the magnetic board when you throw them. Since they don’t pierce through the board, longevity is generally enhanced making them among the longest lasting boards in the market.

Magnetic boards are less expensive and the best for kids who cannot handle real darts with sharp tips. Although these boards have immense benefits, one huge concern is that they can lose their magnetic power over time rendering them useless.

  • Coil Paper Dartboards:

If you have kids around or maybe if you’re looking to advance your darting skills to become the next pro, then this dartboard is a cheap alternative that will make the job done as compared to purchasing a magnetic dartboard.

This board is made by wounding paper coil on a plastic or steel frame to make it firm. Although their low-price means that you can buy ten for the price of one bristle board, they have one huge issue with durability which is very low.

When it comes to penetration, darts generally go through them creating holes that don’t heal. These forces you to dispose of them after some time as continued use will make them useless. So, to allow these dartboards to stand the test of time, players are recommended to use darts with thin and very sharp tips that will not create huge holes on the board.

 

How to Set Up Your Dart Board Properly

The game of darts requires two things: the darts and the board. When selecting the board, there are several types available with the most popular being a bristle dartboard with a set of steel tip darts. If you have already done this, the next step is setting up your game by setting aside some space where you can mount the board.

In this section, we’ll cover important points on how to set up your dartboard using the official measurements.

  • The Official Hanging Measurements:

Whether you’re playing darts for professional or recreational purposes, hanging the board on the officially recognized height is very critical. The correct measurement of the board from the floor to the center of the board (which is the bullseye) should be 5 feet 8 inches.

Once you’ve mounted the dartboard, the next step is to measure the throw distance. Note that, this distance is not measured from the wall but rather from the face of the board. To do this, simply drop a plumb line from the bullseye to the floor then measure the distance from there. The official distance of the throw line from the board should be 7 feet 9.5 inches.

Finding the correct space for hanging your dartboard is very critical. Even after following these steps carefully, if the space you’re planning to hang your board is slopped, then the measurements will definitely be incorrect.

Now, to confirm that the measurements have been taken correctly, you can try taking horizontal measurements from the bullseye to the throwing line. To do this, simply have a friend hold the tape measure at the bullseye then extend diagonally to the throwing line. If the distance is 9 feet 7 3/8 inches, then the vertical and horizontal measurements of the board are correct.

  • Mounting Your Dartboard:

After you’re through with the measurements, the next step you need to think of is where and how you’re going to mount the board. One general rule you need to adhere to before you even begin is to ensure that the board flushes against the wall without wobbling.

A basic high-quality board such as bristle dartboard weighs approximately 10 pounds. If you combine this weight with the force of pulling the darts off the board, then it means the anchors should be very strong or else your dartboard will fall off the wall. So, to prevent this, heavy-duty metal anchors should be used to secure the board firmly against the wall.

  • Backing Surface:

The backing surface is another key consideration when setting up your dartboard. Traditionally, darts enthusiasts preferred dartboard cabinets made of quality wood such as rosewood and solid oak wood.

Although these options are still available in most high-standard dartboards, players today are looking for cheaper backing options such as using plywood, carpets, cork, pallets or reclaimed wood to decorate their cabinets.

However, when selecting a backing surface, don’t forget to leave at least 3 square feet of space from the board to create some space for the scoreboard and wayward darts. Finally, don’t forget to consider the thickness of the backing surface as this is what will ensure the dartboard is secured firmly to avoid wobbling.

  • Consider the Floor Surface: 

If you’re playing darts at the comfort of your home, the floor beneath the dartboard area can really take a beating from the steel darts when they fall. So, to protect your floor and the tip of your darts from regular damage, consider adding a rubber or vinyl dart mat between the throwing line and the dartboard.

Dart mats typically measure ¼ inch depth, 30 inches wide and 10 feet long making them the best for protecting your floors. However, in case your floor is carpeted or maybe you’re playing the darts outdoors, then there’s no need for adding anything.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q-1: Why Should I Consider a Dart Board Cabinet?

Although we didn’t review any dartboard cabinet in our roundup, investing in one can really save you a lot. First off, these dartboards can be mounted anywhere in the house as you only need to lock it behind cabinet doors if no darting activities are going on.

When the cabinet doors are open, these types of boards create a large backing surface that holds the darts to prevent them from damaging the floor around. This is a great option for kids and beginners who are still sharpening their aiming skills.

Finally, dartboard cabinets are open to decorations in case you need them to match with your interior décor. They also offer ample storage space for your dart sets meaning you won’t worry about any misplacement.

Q-2: Why Do My Darts Keep Falling from the Board?

If you’re experiencing frequent bounce-outs when playing darts, then it means there are three things involved. First, is the board, second the darts, and third, it’s you the player. If the darts are sharp and you’re certain they’re not the main cause, then you should examine your board carefully.

If the board is made of sisal fiber (such as bristle boards), then there’s a high possibility it’s wearing out or the high target spot areas are chipping off fast. To address this condition, you simply need to order a new board or rotate it to ensure that it wears off uniformly.

On the other hand, if the board is a low-quality type of dartboard, then there’s a high possibility that the segmentation wires and the staple holdings are thicker than normal. Also, the type of material used to design the board may be of a low quality such as coiled paper.

If you suspect the problem is caused by the darts, then you can try sharpening them thoroughly using a sharpening stone. If the problem persists, you can try purchasing heavier darts as they can penetrate the board more deeply than lighter darts.

Finally, if you’re a light thrower, the darts are likely to fall as compared to a player that throws the darts harder. Also, avoid throwing the darts at an angle as this too can cause bounce-outs especially if the dart hits the segmentation wire at an angle.

Q-3: How Long Do Dartboards Last?

How long your dartboard can last will greatly depend on the quality and how frequently you play the darts. If you’re a casual player, your dartboard is likely to wear off much faster as compared to if you’re an occasional player.

If you’re using a bristle board, the life expectancy of the board is somewhere between 3 to 4 years. However, this age can be increased by rotating the board regularly, using sharp darts and by avoiding throwing the darts at an angle.

 

Final Verdict

Overall, darts is a highly rated fun sport with hundreds of fantastic games you can play with friends, family, and colleagues. To enjoy the best out of this sport, players should invest in the right darting accessories such as the board and the darts.

Although there are hundreds if not thousands of dartboard models available in the market, choosing a board made of sisal fiber, such as a bristle dartboard, is the best option though you have to lay your priorities right before making your move.

Last but not least, if you have any questions, or maybe you’d like to add a point or two to what we’ve already mentioned, then feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section just below.

Every year when the calendar flips to January, people want to get themselves in good shape with the help of New Year’s Resolutions. So, you might be one of those people who bought yourself a new toy or you have been working with a treadmill for a long time now. No matter where you fit here, it is imperative that you have the best treadmill mat to boot.

Nothing is worse than having a treadmill, and weeks or months later, finding out that your treadmill did damage to your floor. With a mat, this will not be the case for you. So, without further ado, let us drive into the world of treadmill mats. You will be very surprised by the fact that there is more here than originally meets the eye. These 15 different mats will be a great place to start, as we begin the quest together of getting you the right one.

 

Top 10 Best Treadmill Mat Reviews:

1. Rubber-Cal Treadmill Mat

Depending on the size you need, this Rubber-Cal Treadmill Mat can range from 6.5 feet to 7.5 feet. Not only will the mat protect your floor, but your most important purchase as well: the treadmill. Made all with recycled rubber, this mat is extremely durable and will be able to handle abrasive environments.

Vibrations are also absorbed with this mat. This way, your treadmill will not break down easily, and your home floors will not have any scratches or damaged areas. By reducing noise and anti-slip technology, there is not anything that this treadmill mat will not do for you.

You pay a pretty penny for this product, but with all the extras, this product is well worth your while. But, since you have already spent thousands of dollars on a treadmill, you pay a small price to get a mat. Do not overthink things. Just get your mat and it will pay for itself in no time at all.

Highlighted Features:

  • Comes in the color black and has a lot of textured options
  • The thickness of the mat is 3/16-inch
  • Ideal for home or commercial gyms
  • The mat can hold over 300 pounds of weight
  • You will not have to remove nasty residue
  • Best on hardwood floors and can handle on carpet well
  • No need to worry about the mat smelling up the house

2. SuperMats Heavy-Duty Equipment Mat

SuperMats is certainly a name you should have on your radar. With sizes ranging from 2 to 5 feet in width, your mat can cover a lot of surface area. The first thing you will notice about this mat is its protective abilities. As a tough and durable option, carpets and floors will never be damaged under your watch.

Another valuable piece that comes from SuperMats is its cushioning ability. Not only will the mat protect your floor, but your equipment will be saved in the long run as well. Dust will not enter the belts of your treadmill or any of its mechanical parts. Of course, this mat handles treadmills, but you could put an elliptical or recumbent bike on it as well.

Since this product is made in the United States of America, understand that you will have quality service and support whenever you need it. The mat is not made with harsh metals and chemicals, so you can rest easy at night.

Highlighted Features:

  • Pets and children can come in contact with the mat
  • Made of a vinyl construction
  • Mat will not leave black marks
  • Very portable option to haul around
  • Mat hands liquids well
  • No-slip technology
  • Perfect for indoors or outdoors

3. BalanceFrom Puzzle Exercise Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles

BalanceFrom is the best mat option for you to consider. With interlocking tiles, you mix and match them the way you want to. In each set, you get 96 square feet to do as you wish. Now, the tiles are great to put under your treadmill, but you can use them for gymnastics, MMA, and so much more.

When you purchase the tiles from BalanceFrom, you will get 24 tiles and 48 borders. Each tile is double-sided with non-slip technology. With a 3/4-inch thickness, the mat will prevent dings to your floor and give you proper absorption technology. Additionally, moisture is no match for this mat, which can be easily washed when you are done with it. Just use soap and water. Then, let the tiles air dry and you will be ready to rock ‘n roll again tomorrow.

Highlighted Features:

  • Lightweight tiles with great interlocking accuracy
  • Made by Amazon
  • Comes with a 2-year warranty and complete satisfaction guaranteed
  • Comes in the 3 different colors of blue, gray, and black
  • Tiles weigh just over 30 pounds altogether
  • Simple to assemble and clean these tiles
  • These tiles deaden echoes and other sounds

4. BalanceFrom GoFit High-Density Treadmill Mat

If you are not a fan of the interlocking tiles, then BalanceFrom has something else for you. This GoFit High-Density Treadmill Mat will certainly keep your carpets and your floors looking like new. Even the heaviest of treadmills will be no match for your mat. With a 2.5 x 5 or 3 by 6.5 feet options, you will be able to handle treadmills, ellipticals, and much more if you choose.

The GoFit mat limits vibrations and noise will never be a problem again. This will also prolong your equipment, too. Then, you will not have to buy new treadmills every couple of years. Additionally, the mat will not bleed into your carpet or floor. Furthermore, you will be able to clean the mat after every use with the help of a damp cloth.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can ship it back with no questions asked at all. On the other hand, you will probably love it, so know it comes with a 2-year warranty. No other mat can compete like BalanceFrom.

Highlighted Features:

  • Created using PVC material
  • Made with anti-slip technology
  • Can be cleaned with soap and water
  • Only weights 6.5 pounds
  • Comes in the color black
  • Will fit perfectly in any room
  • The thickness of the mat is great for comfort when you stand on it

5. Body-Solid Tools Treadmill Mat

Body-Solid is another company that makes an awesome waterproof treadmill mat. This mat does a great job of protecting floors from dents and scratches of the worst kind. Since it will cover the size of a treadmill, know that you can use it as a yoga mat and to put under a ski exerciser as well.

Dampening vibrations is also its specialty. This means you will not have to worry about wear and tear on your treadmill. Then, you will get to keep your treadmill for the foreseeable future.

Made with the toughest of PVC construction, know that this product will be extra durable for what you need it to be. At 6.5 feet in length, and 8 pounds in weight, this mat will be easy to move around. You will not even stress!

Highlighted Features:

  • Comes with a 1-year warranty
  • Extremely sturdy option
  • The amazing thickness actually does its job
  • Can handle hundreds of pounds
  • Rolls up nicely when you do not need the mat anymore
  • The mat muffles sound
  • Visually pleasing to look at

6. EWONDERWORLD 84″ x 36″ Premium Quality Treadmill Foam Mat

Are you a fan of the interlocking tile mats? Then, you will like this next selection from Wonder Mat. With every purchase, you will receive 21 ties to form the way you want them to. Each tile is extra thick and non-toxic. As a strong, recycled option, these tiles are waterproof, allowing for cleaning to be no sweat at all. If you keep up on maintenance, your mat could last over a decade.

Safety is one of the things Wonder Mat prides itself on. Since Wonder Mat is the best treadmill mat that the company makes, you will love that it is tested with strict guidelines in mind. Each mat is over 0.5″ thick, which makes it better than most of its competitors. Not only will this mat protect your floor, but your treadmill, too.

With its interlocking pieces, you will be able to create your mat in seconds flat. At its peak, you can create a mat that is 7 feet long. After you are done putting the pieces together, you will notice the noise reduction in your room with the treadmill.

Highlighted Features:

  • Made with EVA material
  • Weighs less than 6.5 pounds
  • A treadmill’s incline will not cause slippage with this mat
  • Works on floors and carpet
  • It does not have a strong smell
  • Extra pieces can be bought for a limited charge
  • Mat will not stain the carpet

7. Stamina Fold-to-Fit Folding Equipment Mat

Stamina makes a great production mat that works with treadmills as well. You may like it so much that you buy 1, 2, or 4. All of those numbers can be packaged for you if you choose. When looking to protect your floors and carpets, this mat is like none other.

The mat is a no-slip, textured option that has a sweet, pebbled surface. This means that you will be able to clean the mat in no time at all. As a 3 x 7-foot option, you will love the flexibility of how this mat can work for you. Not only can it handle treadmills, but it can cover ellipticals, rowers, bikes, and so much more. You will not have to deal with the annoying rubbery smell either.

Highlighted Features:

  • Absorbs any negative impact to the floor or your treadmill
  • Made of a cell-foam substance
  • The mat will not bleed into the carpet
  • This mat will not tear or rip
  • Can cut the mat flawlessly if needed
  • Thickness is 1/4 of an inch
  • Has amazing noise reduction technology

8. ProSource Fit Treadmill & Exercise Equipment Mats

ProSource might not be at the top of your life, and the question would be, “Why not?” ProSource has created a folding and regular mat option for you to choose from. To start, you will love the floor protection technology. No matter if you have a hardwood floor or a carpet, this mat will do the job right. Whether you own a treadmill or stationary bike, this mat will do wonders for you.

Noise-reduction is another thing that ProSource prides itself on. Because of the dense mat, vibrations will be limited to next to nothing. This means your floor will be protected, but so with the treadmill itself.

Due to its large size, you can place this mat in any room, such as a basement or garage. The versatility here is amazing. When you doing using the mat, you will wipe it down with the help of a wet cloth.

Highlighted Features:

  • Durable make-up is all PVC
  • Comes with a lifetime limited warranty
  • Comes in the color black
  • The thickness is 6.35 mm making it extra springy to use
  • Uses slip-resistant technology for added protection
  • Weighs less than 5 pounds
  • The mat will not discolor your flooring

9. Marcy Fitness Equipment Mat and Floor Protector for Treadmills

There can only be one best treadmill mat but this one is up there. As a stellar foam surface, you will love the 1/4-inch thickness. This kind of sturdy construction will help you keep damages to your floor and treadmill at bay. It is absorption technology that will make your home gym, or your commercial workplace safe for all.

If you are worried about stabilization, this mat will do the trick. With the added layer from the mat, you will get a firm placement that creates a strong, non-slip surface. This mat even limits noises around you. Negative vibrations will not ruin your treadmill or any other equipment you use.

The lightweight of this mat is something that consumers love as well. This pliable mat can be moved to and fro without exerting a lot of work on your end either. As a multifunctional mat, Marcy guarantees you will love their product or your money back.

Highlighted Features:

  • Comes in the color back
  • Measure out at 78-inches for the length
  • Weighs about 8 pounds
  • Perfect for beginners or professionals
  • Work on the carpet without any slippage
  • The mat will not bleed in your floor
  • You will not have to deal with a toxic smell

10.  Velotas High-Density Equipment & Treadmill Mat

Velotas has perfected the best treadmill mat, and you get to reap the mighty benefits. If you like customization, you can buy the product in light gray or black depending on the vibe you are looking for. Each PVC mat is 4 mm thick, so they will be able to handle any treadmill that comes their way. Even ellipticals or weight benches will not be a problem for this mat.

With the consumer in mind, this mat wants to protect the floor from scratches and indents. It does this nicely, too. Ranging in sizes from 2 feet to 4 feet wide, and 4 feet to 8.5 feet long, there are countless possibilities when it comes to this brand. When you are done with the product, you can roll it up nicely for the best storage around. There is truly nothing that this mat cannot do for you and your treadmill.

Highlighted Features:

  • This mat will not leave any unpleasant residue
  • Essential for all indoor uses
  • Great customization and limited assembly
  • Tested to protect consumers, their family, and pets
  • The mat is completely waterproof
  • Animals will not be able to create scratches on this mat
  • This mat will not bleed into the floor

11. Goplus Treadmill Mat for Hardwood Floors

Goplus has some technology that you will surely want out of a treadmill mat. Ranging from 4 to 6.5 feet in length, this mat can make your treadmill experience that much better. Additionally, with shock absorption capabilities, your mat can help reduce shaking your precious equipment. This will help limit any friction moving from the floor to your treadmill. If you want your treadmill to last and last, this mat is for you.

Wear and tear with your mat will not be a problem either. Any dust coming from your floor or carpet will not enter parts of your treadmill that need to be protected. By reducing these issues, you will have a more enjoyable and safer exercise.

Lastly, this mat will not cause you to slip or have water issues. With the help of a smooth-based material, your mat can be easily clean, so you can be safe when working out. It is a textured mat like this that you will want to tell all your friends about.

Highlighted Features:

  • Weighs 2.4 pounds
  • Made of PVC material
  • Has 1/8 of an inch thickness
  • Liquids will not leak through the mat
  • The mat will help stabilize your treadmill
  • Will not have to deal with a nasty, odor smell
  • Can fit any size treadmill

12. Gympak PVC Treadmill Equipment Mat

To this point in the buyer’s guide, you may be thinking, “What makes this product as good or better than the others?” Great question! Sure, there are some similar intricacies to the other product here. But, there are a few things that stand out as well.

First off, this mat is made with a high-density make-up. Because of this technology, you will certainly feel the difference without a mat and with one. You will feel fewer vibrations while you are on the treadmill. In turn, your surface will stay protected, and you will not fall off your treadmill.

With thickness over 1/4 of an inch, most mats are less than this, so you can expect better noise reduction, stability, and protection compared to other models. No bleeding will happen with the mat either into your floor and carpet. What is not to love here!

Highlighted Features:

  • The product will not fade over time
  • Does not have a rubbery scent
  • Has a non-slip focus
  • The treadmill will not wobble back and forth
  • Can be rolled up when you are finished with the mat
  • This mat will last multiple years for you
  • Can be purchased in multi-packs

13. RevTime Treadmill Mat

If you like a mat with a little pomp and circumstance, this is the option that you should consider. What you will notice about this RevTime mat is black rubber that has blue specks littered throughout. This creates a fun vibe when you are working out.

As a quality equipment mat, the length measures out at 6.5 feet. This means the mat can handle treadmills and so much more. With the help of EPDM and SBR rubber, this durable mat makes foam mats look silly. It uses an anti-slip safeguard to keep you upright. At only 13.5 pounds, you can move this mat with ease. But, the mat will not move on your when it is underneath your treadmill.

With the help of a 3 mm thickness, this will give you great buffering with noise protection and unnecessary vibrations. This way, you will not have damage or scratches to your floor or treadmill. Are you not convinced? Check out the highlighted features.

Highlighted Features:

  • Created for home gyms in particular
  • Easy storage possibilities when you are finished
  • Comes with a quality log to make the product legit
  • Made using 3D printing
  • Ensures a quieter workout space with this mat
  • The mat is non-toxic
  • Static is reduced with this mat

14. XtremepowerUS Treadmill Protective Exercise Mat

With a reasonable price and free shipping to boot, XtremepowerUS is starting to make a name for itself in the mat business. When the product arrives at your doorstep, you will notice the simplicity of unrolling it in any room you decide. The mat can cover any room, no matter the size of what you need it to do.

As a non-slip product, you will get unmatched cushion and durability than you ever thought possible. Since it is crafted without the need for toxic materials, rest assured that you are buying something that will protect your floor, treadmill, and yourself in the process. With over a 1/4-inch thickness, vibrations and damage are no match for the XtremepowerUS mat.

When you are done with its services, you can wipe it down easily with a damp cloth. Then, roll it up to use it another day. With moisture-wicking technology, you will love how amazing this product is.

Highlighted Features:

  • Reduces noise with the help of this mat
  • Will help prolong your treadmill using the mat
  • Comes in the color gray
  • Weighs just over 3 pounds
  • Made with dense foam
  • Texture is diamond-shaped
  • The mat can be cut flawless if need be

15. AmazonBasics Exercise Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles

Even though we have already talked about a few mats from AmazonBasics, it is crucial we talk about this last one. This imported option, in the color blue, uses 100% EVA foam. Because of this, you can expect the comfort to be great and the protection to be solid.

The interlocking tiles are in the form of a puzzle, so you can create your mat however you want it to look. Talk about customization. You can make diagonals, north and south, or left and right. The possibilities are endless.

Additionally, you will not have to worry about buying a toxic product. Without phthalates, the color was made to not bleed onto your floor or cause damage to your lungs and brain. This product is certainly environmentally friendly.

With every purchase, you will receive 6 pieces and 12 borders to create your own mat. Buy another set if you are looking to cover an even bigger treadmill area. You will be glad you looked into this alternative. We guarantee it!

Highlighted Features:

  • Backed with a limited 1-year warranty of coverage
  • The mat tiles lock seamlessly
  • Each block is 2 feet by 2 feet
  • Helps reduce any noise
  • Will make your workout very comfy
  • The product will put less pressure on your joints when on your treadmill
  • The set weighs 5.5 pounds

 

Things To Consider When Buying A Treadmill Mat

Now that you know what products are the best in the world of treadmill mats, it is time to hop into what to look for when you are searching for the right treadmill mat. There are a lot of features you could investigate. However, just check out these specific features.

  • Size of Your Mat

Knowing the size you need for your mat is essential for fitting it under your treadmill. Nothing is worse than buying a mat that is too small for your treadmill. Measure twice to get the perfect measurement, so you will not make this mistake.

When you look to buy the right mat, buy one that is a little bigger than the treadmill itself. This way, if the treadmill slips, your mat will still have added give and take. On the market today, most mats fit the 3.5 x 6 feet variety. But, rule of thumb, still measures before making your final purchase.

  • The Surface of Your Floor

Finding the right mat for the floor surface you have is very important. Whether you have hardwood, laminate, vinyl, tile, or something else, you need a mat with great thickness to give you the best absorption possible. Carpeted floors can be covered as well, but you need a mat that is extra thick and gives great grip, so your treadmill will not move on you in the slightest.

  • Resistance to Liquids

Finding the right mat that resists water and sweat is vital to your success on your treadmill. You know what the smell of stick socks is like. If you do not have the right mat for the job, you could run into this same smell.

But, if you find a mat that proves its worth in this way, moisture will be repelled. This way, the nasty odors will go goodbye. Additionally, water damage will not happen to your protective floors either.

  • Plugging Your Nose

Speaking of odors, many mats are made of plastic, which can leave the worst of smells. This has to do with the production process. However, most of these mats lose the smell over time, but it certainly is not enjoyable to the nostrils.

Instead of buying mats made of plastic, go a different route. Buying PVC options will leave the odors out of the picture. This way, you can focus on the task at hand: using your treadmill. Know if the mats are made in the United States of America, you can bet there will be little to no odor for you to deal with. This is because they use raw materials that do not cause problems.

  • Your Destiny In Density

When it comes to the common treadmill mat, the thickness is about 1/4-inches. Luckily, there are more options out that that sit about 3/8-inches. If you go with the thicker mat, you will be able to protect your floors even better. Especially if you have a super heavy treadmill, a thicker mat is a no brainer.

Another great thing about density is the fact that it can absorb noise. Foam mats, which sit around 1/4-inches, do an alright job, but the thicker mats are the best in this scenario. Look for PVC mats to have better thickness than their foam counterparts.

  • Picking A Winning Warranty

When you search for the right treadmill mat, look for one with a warranty. Some people just overlook a warranty because they do not look into the future. Instead, they think about them now, just hoping they can get their treadmill mat as soon as humanly possible. Do not be those people.

Warranties protect against damage to the treadmill mat, as well as any defect issues. Wear and tear will happen, so you should prepare yourself for what that could look like down the road. Certainly, a warranty should not be the first thing on your list. However, if your potential treadmill mat has a warranty, go for it.

Without a warranty, you will be out in the dark with no solutions. You will save money in the long run with a warranty. Unforutanly, you do not know exactly when you need it but know it will come in handy.

 

A Brief History of Treadmills

The treadmill has gone through a vast amount of changes over the last 3 centuries, but it continues to be a vital part of society. Treadmills actually got their start in agriculture. You heard us right!

  • Cream of the Crop

The treadmill came from the concept of the treadwheel. This well had people walk on a conveyor belt to move an engine of sorts. The treadwheel could power paddles on a water wheel, grinding grain, and so much more.

Treadmills might seem like they have been around forever, but this is not the case. Over 200 years ago, in 1817, Sir William Cubitt had an idea. The device, the treadmill, was made for prisoners trying to be reformed.

  • Prison Treadmills

During this time, the Napoleonic War was taking place across England. Prisoners could not take jobs from common-day citizens, but there was much work to be done in the mill industry. To power the mills, Cubitt came up with the treadmill. Prisoners were forced to hang on a bar and climb up paddles, decided to power the mill. In the process, the prisoners’ legs got stronger and they powered the mill in the process.

  • Treadmill Medical Uses

However, it was not until 1952 that the treadmill became a medical and fitness behemoth. The medical version was created by Dr. Robert Bruce and Wayne Quinton at the University of Washington. It aided in rehabilitation for people dealing with heart and lung issues. Soon after, treadmills could be found in hospitals, medical clinics, universities, and much more.

  • Getting Fitness On

Later on, treadmills were used to check heartbeats, breathing rates, pulses, and so much more. They became a gamechanger for people who were heavier, needing to lose weight. Even years after its original creation, treadmills are still known as some of the great pieces of exercise equipment around.

 

Benefits of Using A Treadmill

There truly are countless benefits to getting yourself on a treadmill. We do not have time to hit them all, but here are a few for you to chew on. Let us start with the heart.

  • Heart Health

By putting the body under minimal stress with a treadmill, some dealing with heart disease can show vast improvements on a treadmill. Treadmills have been known to lower blood pressure and strengthen the heart in the process. Even good cholesterol can be raised with the help of a treadmill.

  • Limiting Diabetes

People with diabetes see a major impact on their body when using a treadmill. In only 20 minutes, individuals can lower blood glucose levels and release glucose into the body for fuel. This can help individuals lowe their blood sugar medication, giving them a better quality of life.

  • Getting Ripped

Did you know a treadmill can help with your muscle strength? Your calves, quads, and butt will see a vast difference before and after using a treadmill for a consistent period of time. Add some hand weights to the treadmill, and your muscles will get even stronger, especially your upper body.

  • Shedding The Pounds

One of the last benefits we will talk about with the treadmill is the burning of calories. The more calories you can burn, the more weight you will lose. Along with a healthy diet, you can make things happen for your body like you never thought possible.

 

Benefits of Using Treadmill Mats

The benefits for treadmill mats are endless, but here are the top reasons you need one for your own. Noise protection might be the biggest one. If you love to use your treadmill, but there are others in the house, a mat is perfect to keep the noise down.

  • Limiting the Mess

Over time, things get dusty around a home. The same can be said for a treadmill in your workout room. With the appropriate mat, you will be able to keep your mechanical part clean and maintained, so your treadmill will last and last. No matter if you have a carpet or hardwood floor, a mat gives you the ultimate protection.

  • No Slipping

A treadmill can slip on either carpet or laminate. That is why you need a mat. You will get a better hold, which will protect you as you run. There will never be a worry of losing your balance on the treadmill.

  • Floor Protection

A treadmill can be heavy, so getting a mat to protect your floor is common sense. Save your investment by getting a make, so debris, scratches, dents, and other damage will not affect you. Your home will thank you in the long run as well. Liquids will not be able to penetrate either.

 

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

To this point, you may have some final questions before you go out there to make your final purchase. Do not worry. We have gathered the top questions that customers are asking about treadmill mats.

Q-1: What size of treadmill mat should I buy?

Of course, buy one as big as your treadmill, but give yourself a little wiggle-room. There is not a problem with buying a bigger one than you need. The extra matting can account for 12-inches. However, check the owner’s manual for the best results.

Q-2: What is better: PVC or Rubber?

PVC will never smell, while rubber will. However, both can be solid options for what you need. The rubber foam handles noise really well, but you may see some denting over time. PVC needs to have a great thickness or the sound reduction will not be as effective.

Q-3: What is the best way to clean my treadmill mat?

Simple soap and water should do the trick for most mats. You can also take it outside and dowse it with a garden house. Anti-bacteria sprays like Lysol are also useful here. Just make sure that you scrub and wipe down after each use. This will eliminate smells and dirty. But, check the user’s manual to give you the best advice.

Q-4: What side of the mat is the best?

This might be a silly question, but people want to know with is best. On every treadmill mat, you will see two very different surfaces. One is meant to grip the floor, while the other is meant for shoes or the treadmill itself. Usually, it is the smooth side that is face down, while the texturing is face up. But, do check out the owner’s manual.

Q-5: Which is better: the interlocking tiles or solid mat?

Many want to debate which option is better here. However, this is a preference thing. If you move your mat around, get the roll-up. On the other hand, if you are going to leave the mat down for a while, the interlocking tiles will do just fine for you.

 

Final Verdict

Now that we have come to the end of the review, it is time to act for yourself. Get a budget in order, and decide on a product that will rock your world. After you have made the purchase and placed the mat under your treadmill, it is time to get to work. The new year is upon us and it is time to achieve the results you are looking for. Best of luck with your treadmill and stay safe with the right mat to protection time after time.

As a darts player, you’d agree that this game remains unmatched in the level of enjoyment you get from it. It doesn’t only keep you engaged mentally and physically – it’s also a game that you can play with the whole family. With that said, adding the perfect dart board cabinet to your home will be worth it.

Haven’t played darts before? Well, this is one game that you won’t need any special training to get started. With the help of an experienced friend or by even watching online videos, you’d be good to go.

Some dartboards are meant for practice purposes, others for tournaments and some can serve both purposes. In this article, we’ve listed the best dartboards available on the market for you to choose from. So, no matter your budget, taste and the purpose you’d want the cabinet to serve, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s begin…

 

Top 10 Best Dart Board Cabinet Review:

1. American Heritage Billiards Cavalier Dartboard

When it comes to classy and brilliant design, the American Heritage Dartboard is hard to beat. It’d work perfectly for your games room and even make your home appear more ‘homely’. Even if you live in the most expensive apartment, this cabinet won’t look out of place.

It’s made from solid wood and weighs about 29 pounds. It also comes with a Bristle board – it’s not as good as some PDC-approved boards but is good enough for home use. So, it’s safe for us to say that this cabinet justifies its price as it will meet your expectations and needs.

Whether you’re an experienced player or a beginner, we’re quite sure that you’ll be making an awesome choice with this model. But the only downside with this cabinet is the quality of its board which needs improvement. However, it’s not hard to replace them.

So, if you’re looking for a model that displays class then this is the cabinet for you.

Key Features.

  • Handcrafted cabinet with an elegant brown and mocha finish.
  • Two blackboard style scoreboards for keeping track of your games.
  • It comes with six darts and a storage rack for the darts. This rack won’t obstruct the blackboards [scoreboards].
  • The Z-Brackets pre-mounted on its back makes it quite easy and simple for you to mount on the wall despite its weight.
  • An MDF with veneer.
  • A neat eraser is included.


2. Barrington Collection Bristle Dartboard Cabinet

The Barrington Collection Bristle Dartboard Cabinet isn’t only the best quality dartboard available.  Darts also tend to stick better and heal up faster as it’s denser than most boards.

You can customize its sleek design in five different ways. It’s also made from fine basswood [veneer].

What’s more? The LED lights above the dartboard improve gameplay and highlight the cabinet’s craftmanship. On the other hand, the 17.75-inch Barrington’s self-healing board has a staple-free bullseye target. This increases its longevity and resilience. No wonder the board is a perfect choice for tournament purposes.

With all we’ve said, you must be wondering if installing or mounting this cabinet will be easy. The good news is it’s quite easy to mount on your wall and will stay at the right tournament position/height. Also, looking for what you could use to protect your dartboard from wear and tear? Then this cabinet will suit your needs perfectly.

Key Features.

  • Its sturdy box joint mechanism [plus premium hinges] makes it easy for the doors to be opened easily and smoothly without slamming.
  • Easy to mount on the wall.
  • It comes with six quality darts [steel-tip] with spare flights.
  • An eraser marker for the scoreboards.
  • Lightweight and goes perfectly with Barrington Billiard products.
  • Its country-arcade design is quite impressive.

3. Viper Neptune Electronic Dartboard

The Viper Neptune Electronic Dartboard is a classy electronic 15.5-inches dartboard. It comes with a well-lit, brilliant LCD scoreboard that makes it easy for you to view each player’s statistics and scores and thus, eliminates the need for you to tabulate and record your scores manually. Sounds great, right?

Exactly, you can refer to it as the ‘electronic form of a manual dartboard’. With the Viper Neptune, you won’t need batteries as it’s powered by an external power source. This dartboard is made out of high-quality nylon rings that are durable and make for a less noisy game.

The complete package also comes with:

  • A wooden cabinet,
  • Dart storages sufficient for 2 darts and extra dart points,
  • Six soft tip darts,
  • An external adapter,
  • A mounting tool

Looking for a high-quality cabinet that will beautify your gaming room? This premium model is worth considering.

Key Features.

  • With its ultra-thin spider, the chances of darts bouncing off the target are lessened.
  • It comes with 57 games [like Minnesota and Spanish cricket] with about 307 selections.
  • This dartboard can conveniently accommodate up to 16 players.
  • A fantastic color mixture of black, red and silver.
  • Includes a large catch ring to protect the wall from being damaged by stray darts.
  • Classy-looking electronic dartboard.

 

4. Trademark Gameroom Darts and Dartboard Sets

The Trademark Gameroom Darts and Dartboard Sets is the most affordable dartboard cabinet ever made from the company. With such a low price, we won’t be surprised if you question its durability but don’t conclude yet.

This cabinet also features chalk, six steel-tip darts, dry eraser and two eraser cricket scoreboards. With its steel-tip darts, you won’t have your expectations cut short. No matter how ineffective you might think this dartboard is. Installing/mounting this dartboard is easy, as there’s no need for a mounting device.

If you’re a casual player or a beginner who doesn’t like to spend most of your time gaming then we recommend this for you. Looking to have more than just a cabinet/dartboard on the wall? Then this cabinet is beginner-friendly and a quite affordable choice.

Key Features.

  • Easy to mount.
  • The cricket scoreboards installed on the door helps to record and keep track of scores.
  • Nice, stylish wood finish.
  • It comes with a standard dartboard that has two games on either side of its curved doors.
  • It’s made from thick, black foam rubber and is 18-inches – the standard tournament size.

 

5. Centerpoint Solid Wood Dartboard Cabinet

The Centerpoint Solid Wood Dartboard Cabinet has been skillfully made from high-quality poplar hardwood. With its dark cherry, rich finishing, this cabinet will add that classy, modern touch to your game room.

An 18-inch dartboard – made from sisal fiber – comes with this cabinet as well. It also comes with two sets of steel-tip darts with nylon dart flights that are long-lasting. Behind the dartboard and cabinet’s surface is a velour fabric backdrop. This provides that ideal vintage complement to your dartboard. There’s a marker for you to write with and an eraser to correct your errors on the other side of the marker.

To prove its product confidence, the company also added a 180-day manufacturer warranty. It comes with the guarantee that if there are any issues, replacement parts will be sent at no extra charge. Generally, this cabinet set will give you, your family and friends unlimited hours of fun. So, if you’re looking for some serious dart cabinets, you should consider this model.

Key Features.

  • It is 25.5-inches tall, 22-inches wide and has about 3.75-inches diameter making it easy to fit any size of dartboard in it.
  • The board is self-healing.
  • The rounded frame ring target on the board helps to reduce bounce-outs.
  • Its doors are made from high-quality stainless-steel hinges and are easy to open.
  • The cabinet doors have two dry-erase scoreboards that allow for score tracking and recording.

 

6. Fat Cat Electronx Electronic Dartboard

The Fat Cat Electronx Electronic Dartboard is an interactive and fun dartboard choice for the basement or game room. Looking for the ideal night of family fun? Then the easy-to-use controls of this dartboard will leave everyone spoilt for choice. This is one dartboard that won’t easily bore you, your friends or your family if you love spending memorable nights with friends and family.

The user interface includes 11 functional buttons. This allows you to do different things from playing unique, fun and interactive games such as against the AI, getting rid of scores to tracking your bounce-outs.

What is the best part? The dartboard is child-friendly. It supports a large catch ring that helps to create like a 360-degree safe landing zone and keep the walls safe. So, your children can be part of this fun without any cause for worry.

The downside with the Electronx is that it’s not as durable as we want it to be. Frequent use leads to wear and tear and finally makes it crack and break quicker than most dartboards.

Key Features.

  • Electronic and interactive dartboard.
  • Easy-to-navigate control panel.
  • 11 functional buttons on the user interface.
  • Large catch ring that helps create a 360-degree safe landing zone.
  • It has 38 games and 167 game variations.
  • It comes with an LCD side display and an ultra-thin spider.
  • Includes built-in storage racks that hold up to 4 darts sets.

 

7. Bullshooter Cricket Maxx 1.0 Electronic Dartboard Cabinet Set

The Bullshooter Cricket Maxx 1.0 has got more features than most basic dartboard models. It will look great in your games room. Thanks to its rustic colors and attractive cabinet doors.

The built-in board has a dark walnut finish touch to its doors. The doors make it easy for you to conceal the target when not in use and protect the board so it could last longer.

The Bullshooter comes with six darts in two different colors -three in black and the remaining in red. This will help when you’ve got opponents that you’re playing against. On the inside of each door are brackets/slots for you to store your darts. It can also accommodate about eight players and has about 34 games with 183 game variations. Your family and friends won’t get bored easily.

What we like most about the Bullshooter is its heckler feature. You can use this feature to praise good shots and mock bad ones if you want. We’re quite sure this will serve as extra entertainment for you and your family or friends.

Key Features.

  • Its beautiful cabinet doors fit into any game room
  • Includes 34 games with 183 variations for long playtime
  • There’s a door-mounted Cricket LCD
  • Traditional soft tip 13.5-inches bristle target
  • It comes with a Solo play and heckler feature
  • Has got built-in dart holders
  • It comes with 6 soft tip darts and a wall AC adapter.

 

8. Viper Stadium Cabinet & Shot King Sisal/Bristle Dartboard

For that special classic touch to your game room, the Viper Stadium Cabinet & Shot King is the right fit. It’s made from solid wood – with a unique walnut finish – that absorbs even the toughest impacts. As a beginner, stray darts will be frequent. And since you’re using steel-tip darts, your wall stays protected.

It also comes with a magnetic door lock to prevent the cabinet’s door from swinging out as you play. This prevents stray darts and obstructions and keeps the door in place.

Attached to the doors are storage racks for the darts and dry-erase scoreboards. Some slots hold the six darts beneath the bristle dartboard area as well.

Besides its reliability, the Viper Stadium will stand out and compliment your game room décor. Even if you’re the most casual darts player, you can defend your wall from stray dart throws with this model.

Key Features.

  • The dartboard’s movable number ring makes for the dartboard’s durability.
  • Classic walnut wood finish that complements the décor of any game room.
  • Built-in dry erase scoreboards that support Cricket and ’01. It also accommodates about four players or teams.
  • Constructed from high-quality and self-healing compressed sisal fibers.
  • Includes mounting hardware for quick setup and a preinstalled dartboard mounting bracket.
  • Includes six darts.

 

9. Imperial Officially Licensed NFL Dart Cabinet Set

The Imperial Dart Cabinet Set is officially licensed by NFL. It’s weighty and sturdy as it’s made from high-quality solid pinewood. It also has an 18-inch high-quality bristle dartboard.

One of its great features is that you can get your team name and logo painted on its interior and board’s center. There are also six NFL logo steel-tip darts on the flights. Now, you’ve got the opportunity to show off your team spirit proudly.

There’s enough space for any size of dartboard you’d want to put in and enough storage for 12 darts and marker.

It’s quite easy to mount as it comes with mounting hardware. This cabinet will attract attention even in your living room but you can also have it installed anywhere you’d want it to be. If you want to advance your career as a darts player, this cabinet set will suit that purpose as you play in your home. It comes with all the essential accessories and will fit with everything in your ideal game room.

Key Features.

  • It is NFL Licensed.
  • It comes with a high-quality Bristle Dartboard.
  • Includes NFL logo steel-tip darts.
  • For recording scores, there are two blackboard scorers with eraser and chalk.
  • Made from solid pinewood for a rigid, well-built look.

10. Franklin Sports Bristle Dartboard with Cabinet

The Franklin Sports Dartboard with Cabinet is an ideal addition to any game room. The company shows they know a lot about making a high-quality bristle dartboard with this one.

The cabinet’s doors come with pre-assembled bumpers that help protect the cabinet. With the two built-in scoreboards, you can record and keep track of the scores. It also comes with six darts with replaceable nylon flights. And mounting hardware that makes it easy to install and ready to play.

How durable is it? Everything is made of metal from the hanging tabs to the hinges. Once you’re done playing, you can neatly store everything away by just closing the doors.

Looking for a dartboard that’s long-lasting and will serve you for a pretty long time? Then this cabinet is your go-to.

Key Features.

  • Its laminated wooden cabinet design gives off a look of elegance.
  • With the movable metal number ring, you can easily rotate the dartboard.
  • With the round metal wire, there’s enough room for competitive play.
  • It comes with six steel-tip darts.
  • Mounting hardware for easy and quick set-up.
  • Excellent sisal for improved play.
  • Knife edge for tournament/professional play.

 

11. DMI Sports Deluxe Dartboard Cabinet Set

The DMI Sports Deluxe Dartboard Cabinet comes in three finishes for you to choose from; oak, cherry and rosewood. The cabinet is long-lasting and durable thanks to its finger joint frame construction. It has elegant self-closing brass hinges. It also has enough storage for two sets of darts on the doors. Since there are no gaps in the cabinet doors, the dartboard is protected from dust and makes it last longer.

The cabinet comes with an 18-inch bristle made from many high-quality sisal fibers. With the replaceable scoreboard on the door’s interiors, score recording is quite easy. Its big size helps protect the way from bad or accidental throws and stray darts. When it’s not in use, it’s easy to keep the cabinet doors closed and keep your dartboard protected.

Who is this for? If you want an affordable good-quality cabinet set then this cabinet has got you covered.  You should know that this cabinet is among the popular options for those who play in tournaments. This means if you’ve got a tournament you need to practice for, you should give this a try.

So, if you don’t have a dartboard or you’re planning to replace your old one, this cabinet will work best for you. It won’t look out of place in your game room as well.

Key Features.

  • Has self-closing brass hinges.
  • It’s long-lasting
  • Includes an 18-inch Bristle dartboard
  • There’s enough space for the darts
  • Includes scoreboard inside both doors

 

12. King’s Head Light Wood Dartboard Cabinet Set

The King’s Light Wood Dartboard Cabinet is one beautiful cabinet. It will attract you on the spot. It’s made from self-healing fiber that leaves room for the dartboard to last as long as possible. There won’t be any holes or marks left as well. All the accessories and hardware needed are a part of the cabinet’s package.  You’ll also get six steel-tip darts, an Official-sized 18-inch dartboard made from sisal and a scoreboard with this cabinet set.

It stands out from the others as it’s made from light wood. This makes it ideal for places where dark wood wouldn’t fit into the room’s style.  For an easier and faster set-up, there’s a wall mounting hardware available.

Its dartboard might not be the best quality out there. But it works perfectly for casual play and it’s well-built and durable. So, if you love to play a lot, then this cabinet set isn’t for you. Because its board isn’t high-quality bristle and is quite hard. If you play a lot, then this isn’t the set for you.

However, this is a great choice for occasional play. So, looking to take your game room to the next level and make your darts experience much better? Then, this cabinet is the one for you. Its price matches its quality and your friends will be glad you invited them over as well.

Key Features.

  • A self-healing sisal fiber.
  • An official 18-inch sized dartboard.
  • Six steel-tip darts.
  • A door-mounted chalkboard ‘Cricket’ scoreboard.
  • A wall mounting hardware.

 

Things To Consider When Buying Dart Board Cabinet

Deciding on which dart board cabinet to go for can seem tricky especially if you’re going for a cabinet with a built-in dartboard. There are some factors you should consider before you decide to take the plunge. In this buying guide, we’ll tell you all there’s to know, so you can go for the cabinet that suits you best.

Here’s what you should be looking out for:

  • Cabinet Size:

Most people tend to neglect their wall’s measurements before getting a dartboard cabinet. Make sure the cabinet size fits your wall. You can do this by taking your wall’s measurements first. Once you’ve done this, get a cabinet that’s either smaller than or equal to the wall’s size.

  • The Cabinet’s Design:

There are different styles and designs available on the market for you to choose from. It’s either you go for dark or light wood, a plain or embossed surface and so on. You could even decide to have your cabinet customized. Some manufacturers could give room for you to have your name carved on the wood. This is a good option if you’re looking to get it for your bar. If you like, you can have your favorite brand, football team, etc. engraved instead of your name.

  • The Cabinet’s Material:

The material used in manufacturing the cabinet is a major pointer in telling how durable it is. The commonly used materials are mahogany, poplar hardwood, and cherry wood. A cabinet made from solid wood keeps your darts in perfect shape. It also protects your dartboards from dust and moisture. Nowadays, cabinets made from carbon fiber and steel are available.

In the end, quality is all that counts whether you want a cabinet made of steel, carbon fiber or wood.

Want to mount your dartboard cabinet outside? Then, we advise that you go for a waterproof dartboard cabinet.

  • The Scoreboards:

The efficiency of your dart game is not only based on the dartboard. It also depends on the cabinet as well.

Do you have a bristle dartboard or any other type that can’t record or track scores automatically? Then having a scoreboard is a no-brainer. Most cabinets come with scoreboards. They’re usually found behind the cabinet’s door and help improve your performance.

Scoreboards come in many forms; electric boards, blackboards, and even whiteboards.

As you search for the perfect cabinet, you have to be keen on its scoreboard type and if it will meet your needs.  To avoid extra expenses, you should consider cabinet sets that come with whiteboard pens or chalks for the scoreboards.

  • The Set-up Process:

Every dartboard cabinet you’ll ever come across will either be fixed or hanged. This gives you the freedom to choose the cabinet you want based on how you’d want it to be installed or mounted.

Before making a decision, you need to factor in the available space you have and for long the cabinet will be there.

So, if you want cabinets that are easy to move around and use anywhere then you should go for cabinets that you can hang. They’re easier to mount and won’t limit you to only one spot as you can move them anywhere you want.

Cabinets that need to be fixed would need some bit of skills to be mounted. However, they’re considered to be the safest option as long as you install them the right way. This is because you won’t need to worry about getting knocked over or falling as they’d always be in one spot.

  • The Darts Type:

You’ll always find darts in every cabinet set you buy. For electronic dartboards, the darts are lighter and safer to use. Professional darts are usually made from tungsten or brass.

Tungsten-made darts are denser than brass-made ones. It also allows for higher scores as a result of close groupings. If you’re a beginner, you should start with nickel or brass-made darts and then build up to tungsten darts.

 

Types of Dart Board Cabinets

Dartboard cabinets are usually sold as a set. So, you need to know the dartboard type that works well for your playing style and level of expertise. Even if you decide to buy the cabinet on its own, choosing the dartboard type you’ll prefer still comes first.

  • Electronic Dartboards: These dartboards are ideal for both amateurs and beginners as well as casual players. The dartboard is usually made from plastic and also has plastic-tip darts. If you’re looking to get a dartboard for your children then you can give this some consideration. Since everything is made from plastic, they’re lightweight and child-friendly. Your children can play or hang around without any fear of accidents.
  • Bristle Dartboards: These dartboards are used by experienced dart players and also by professionals. They’re made from sisal fiber and are self-healing. This means they return to their initial status after you take out the darts. We don’t recommend this dartboard for children since the darts used are steel-tipped. Most cabinets that come with this dartboard are also steel-tip as steel-tip darts can damage your wall.
  • Magnetic Dartboards: These dartboards are a combination of electronic and bristle dartboards. The best thing about this dartboard? Its magnetic property. It attracts the darts and leaves them stuck.

A magnetic dartboard will give you all the fun of a real dartboard all in a safe, child-friendly package.  They’re less expensive than other dartboard types. If you’re getting a magnetic dartboard for your children, they’ll find it to be more fun. This is because they’ll learn to work on their math skills and hand-eye coordination.

 

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Q-1: Is There a Recommended Height for Hanging a Dartboard Cabinet?

Official regulations specify that the floor’s height to the bullseye should measure 5 feet 8 inches [1.73 meters]. Make sure you get as close as you can to this measurement when mounting your cabinet. You can use masking tape to mark the space out and then work up to where the bullseye should be. This will help you make sure that you’re doing it right.

You’ll need to create enough space that’s dedicated to the darting area no matter your wall’s surface. For you to know where you can properly place the throw line, here’s how to go about it:

  • First, measure how thick the dartboard cabinet is.
  • Next, measure an exact 93 ¼ inches out from the floor, also along the floor.
  • Then, add this to the dartboard cabinet’s thickness and use masking tape to make the throw line’s front.

You might need to adjust the dartboard cabinet’s placement slightly on the wall. This will leave sufficient room for you to account for the mounting hardware’s thickness.

Tip: If you’ve got drywall, we recommend that you use a wall stud for mounting the cabinet. This is because the stud will give enough support to handle the weight of the dartboard. In the end, you’ll prevent the dartboard’s weight from ripping out the mounting screws from the drywall.

Q-2: What’s the Official Distance to the Throwing Line?

The official distance to the throwing line should be 7 feet 9 ¼ inches (2.37 meters) away from the dartboard’s face and not from the wall. An 18-inch dartboard is roughly about 1 ½ inches thick. If you’re aware of how thick your backing surface is then you can easily know where to measure the distance from. You should also know the thickness of your backing surface. This will make it easy for you to estimate where to start measuring the throwing line distance from.

However, mounting the dartboard at the right height first is much easier. Once you’ve mounted the dartboard at the right height, you can then go ahead to drop a string or plumb line from the bullseye’s center to the floor. From this point, you can measure 7 feet 9 ¼ inches to the throwing line’s front. If you’re using soft-tip darts [for an electronic dartboard] then you should measure 8 feet instead.

Please Note: Make sure that there are no obstacles or obstructions in the area from the wall to the throwing line. Also make sure that your darting area isn’t located in a hallway that’s between rooms. Or anywhere that people frequently pass and might not realize on time that a darts game is ongoing.

Make sure that the wall area has at least a few clearance feet on either side that’s away from the windows, cabinets, electrical boxes and anything that is at risk of being damaged by stray darts.

Give about two feet of clearance or more behind the throw line so that you can have enough room for aiming and throwing darts.

Q-3: Is It Recommended to Use A Steel Tip Dart on An Electronic Dart Board?

Our answer is “No”. Just the same way soft-tip darts are recommended for electronic dartboards, steel-tip darts are also mainly recommended for bristle dartboards. Why? Soft-tip darts are lighter than steel-tip darts and so, using steel-tip darts on an electronic dartboard will damage it. So, to protect your electronic dartboard, only use soft-tip darts.

Q-4: Can I Use a Dartboard without a Cabinet?

If you don’t hang your dartboard with a cabinet then you’re exposing your wall to damage. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional dart player, missed shots can always happen. To prevent damages to your wall, using a dartboard is necessary. Hanging a dartboard with a cabinet can be done within a few minutes and some tools.

Tip: If your dartboard is loose then you can use a screwdriver to make your dartboard tighter so that it doesn’t play as you play.

 

Final Verdict

There you have it… our top 12 best dart board cabinets of 2020.  From all we’ve discussed, you can see that a dartboard cabinet helps to keep the board and wall protected and so, it’s more of a necessity than a luxury.

If you’re a beginner or a causal dart player, we recommend the bristle or magnetic dartboard cabinets. If you’re a professional or experienced dart player, the electronic dartboard cabinets will work best for you. We’re also quite sure that whatever your choice, you’ll enjoy a great game of dart with your family and friends.