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What flooring for basement exercise room--LVP? Cork? And what brand?

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The exercise room is in an underground basement on a slab, no windows. There will be machines and weights. Currently, we have the machines on those thin, dense rubber pads on a wood floor or on a carpet, and they're fine. Whatever flooring we get will need to withstand daily use as an exercise room, a little water (spills from water bottles...), and occasional dog traffic. I realize the latter may make cork a bad idea, but I don't expect a huge amount of dog traffic in this room.

I don't know anything about luxury vinyl products or cork, except the latter seems like it could be nicer for standing on. I appreciate brand recommendations if you have good experience with something, as well as brands to avoid!

Here's what the room looks like at the moment.

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