Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Many Uses of Martial Arts Mats Karate Premium 1 Inch

Greatmats Karate Mats are More Than They Appear

Greatmats Karate Mats Aerobic Exercise StudioFor over a decade, Greatmats' Martial Arts mats have been trusted in hundreds of different commercial and home studios. These martial arts and Taekwondo tournament mats are made from a high-density foam that is both supportive and cushioned to protect against falls. The smooth, non-absorbent leather surface finish of these karate tournament mats are designed for barefoot and soft shoe use. Mats come in double sided colors including red/blue, wood-grain/black, and black/gray. Also used as Kung Fu competition mats, the mats are easily installed by connecting the intuitive, universal interlocking edges together. Karate tournament mats can be disconnected and transported just as easily.

The Many Different Uses
Greatmats' Martial Arts 1-inch mats have been tried and true as karate tournament mats, taekwondo tournament mats, kung fu competition mats, and much more. Take a look at the different ways customers are using these these karate tournament mats, and find out what they have to say about it.

1. Karate Dojo & Tournament Mats
Greatmats Karate Mats Martial Arts Studio
''As the owner of a large martial arts studio, teaching both karate and jiu-jitsu, we have found the 1'' premium martial arts mat to be an excellent blend of comfort and support. ... The compression of the mats when being thrown or swept is good, and provides a great deal of shock disbursement. Half our studio is covered in the 7/8-inch mat and the other half in the 1'' premium mat. We plan to replace the 7/8'' mat with the 1'' matting in the future, both for consistency and performance.''
John, Russellville, AR

2. Taekwondo Dojang & Tournament Mats
''Greatmats was excellent to work with. The product was shipped as expected and communications were timely and professional. The product was exactly as advertised and is a fantastic Taekwondo academy floor! Great job Greatmats! Your products and customer service were excellent.''
Anonymous, Gahanna, OH

3. Kung Fu Competition Mats
''We bought this mat for our martial arts club a few months ago now and we love it! It appears to be holding up really well given that we use it (typically wearing light martial arts shoes) every day for classes in kungfu, sanda, taichi and wushu. This includes weapons training; even where spears and swords have accidentally slipped to cause a few cuts in the mat, the cuts do not appear to be opening up or fraying. The surface traction is ideal: not too gripping and not too slippery for such moves as kungfu sweeps and taichi. The thickness/cushioning effect also helps protect for falls. We also can't say enough about our very positive purchasing experience with Greatmats.com. They were so helpful, particularly with regard to ensuring all requirements were satisfied with shipping the mat internationally. (It was so refreshing to learn that our invoice was all-inclusive and there were no hidden extra charges that we had to pay afterwards.) We highly recommend Greatmats.com and would definitely shop there again.''
Ruth, Winnepeg, MB

4. Aerobics Studio Mats
Greatmats Karate Mats Dance Exercise Studio
''We love our Greatmats flooring. We opted for the 1'' karate mats because the aerobic flooring was on backorder and we needed it quickly; I was worried, but completely unnecessarily. I am so pleased with my decision. No more joint problems for me or my customers-not from our floors! Our old floors were concrete under carpet. These are NOT slippery, yet easy to pivot and dance on. They are easy to clean. We vacuum or dust with a swiffer-type dry mop and steam mop twice a week to sanitize. They can also be mopped with soap and water. We just haven't found the need to do that with the steam mop. Customers who left because of joint issues related to our flooring, are now coming back.''
Nina L, Eagle River, AK

5. Yoga Studio Mats
''The mats worked out great for us. We use them in a commercial gym classroom room. We do yoga, kick boxing, zumba... on them and the members love them.''
Chad, Columbus, OH

6. Home Dojo Mats
Greatmats Karate Mats Home Dojo Studio ''...We were concerned about finding the right mat to go with our decorating scheme and be functional. The one-inch karate mats are perfect for our home dojo. Lots of cushion and a very classy appearance.''
Larry & Karen, Elkton, VA

7. Office Mats
''I have found your mats to be both very cost effective and a very nice addition to my business. They look great, feel great, and have gotten nothing but rave reviews from my clients. Your customer service, delivery, and product have been first rate. I would definitely recommend your company to others.''
Thomas, Crawfordsville, IN

8. Grappling Mats
''The mats are great, very comfortable, very nice appearance, delivery on time, excellent services. We are very happy with the product, we recommend it and will buy it again. We can do forms, fight, grappling, and all strong movements and the mats do not even move, we do also ground fighting and some take down and the cushion is wonderful.''
Hely, Boca Raton, FL

9. Nia Mats
''I ordered the woodgrain/black because I wanted the entire floor to look like a wood floor. ... In the end I was very happy with the results and I love my new floor! It was easy to install by myself. First I removed the carpet, carpet tack strips, carpet underlay and scaped off the glue. Then I vacuumed up the cement floor and assembled the full-sized mats directly over the cement in the majority of the room. Then, I measured and cut the remaining tiles to fit until the room was complete. Cutting and fitting the edges was easy. I will be using this room primarily to practice Nia and Yoga. It is very comfortable to dance on with bare feet, and I don't even need to drag out a yoga mat!''
Deborah
Parker, CO 
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For more on this topic please review our Martial Arts Mats product page.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Choosing Ergonomic Flooring

Know what to look for in anti-fatigue flooring


By Kim Butler

Greatmats Hog Heaven Anti-Fatigue Ergonomic Floor Mat
Factories, retail and customer service counters, assembly lines, medical labs, and shipping and packing facilities are just some of the many businesses and locations that need . But when an internet search for ''ergonomic flooring'' yields thousands of results, it can be hard to narrow down the best solution for an individual business.

So, how do you know which form of ergonomic flooring to choose? To answer this question, let's start by understanding the need for ergonomic floor mats.

How does workplace fatigue effect you and your business?

Greatmats Staylock Bump Top Ergonomic Interlocking Tiles
Generally, office and industrial spaces are constructed with affordable, durable concrete floors - great for the bottom line, but not for employees. Standing on a concrete surface all day can result in blood pooling in the legs and feet. The leg muscles don't move enough to encourage circulation. This, in turn, leads to muscle fatigue, joint compression, pain and swelling in the lower limbs, varicose veins and even heart disease.

OSHA reports that muscle fatigue and musculoskeletal disorders account for a third of all workplace injuries. For a business owner, this means worker fatigue, which can result in less productivity and more errors, increased workers compensation claims, more sick leaves and higher medical bills. On the other hand, reducing fatigue can mean a worker who has better morale and productivity.

What should you look for in ergonomic flooring?

Greatmats Wearwell ErgoDeck Comfort Solid Interlocking Ergonomic Tile
Employers can't just slap down a soft mat and be done with it. Mats that are too soft also result in worker fatigue. Imagine standing on a cushy mattress or soft sand. It important to find a balance between soft and supportive - a mat that encourages subtle muscle movement, which in turn decreases blood pooling.

Ideally, the surface will compress and bounce back. The mat should return to its original shape when a worker changes positions. Secondly, the mat needs to be durable and stand up to the work environment. A cheap mat that degrades underneath and compresses will not prevent worker fatigue very long. A mat that curls and bends could quickly become a tripping hazard.

Ergonomic Industrial Flooring

Mats in industrial areas or food service may need to be slip resistant, moisture and chemical resistant, or cut resistant. Perhaps trolleys and carts will need to move on and off the mats. Beveled edges that allow wheeled carts, and stable edges that won't bend, break or crack are also important. Degrading edges can result in trips and falls.

Warranties for quality mats and flooring range from 2 to 10 years, while the useful lifespan of the flooring itself can be much longer. While the upfront investment can be more, replacement costs over the life of a quality mat or flooring system are much lower.

Ergonomic Flooring Materials

Greatmats Comfort Matta Solid Anti-Fatigue Tile Blue
Dense foam, plastic made of PVC, and dense rubber are the three materials most often used in quality ergonomic flooring. Sometimes a combination of the them exist in the same product. Each product has its plusses and minuses, depending on the application.

Synthetic foam can be a more affordable option than rubber, and are offered in a wider range of colors and shapes and resilience.

Much lighter than rubber, PVC flooring can be easily installed and relocated. PVC is a great solution for dirty environments like factories or assembly or machining due to ease of cleaning and non-absorbency. PVC flooring can stand up to chemicals, oils and acids. It can also be cut resistant. PVC products can be made from virgin PVC, or recycled PVC. PVC tiles in black are often made of recycled PVC.

While PVC flooring can be a more affordable option than rubber flooring, it does not have the same life span of rubber.

Rubber is a natural material, and a renewable resource, made from the sap of rapidly growing rubber trees. Today's rubber mats often contain a percentage of recycled materials. For customers seeking an environmentally-friendly product, or perhaps working towards Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, rubber is a great option. At the end of a rubber floor's lifespan, it can be recycled into new mats or other applications.

Rubber is heavy, dense and very durable. However, rubber cannot always be used in a situation with chemicals or oil as oil can break down the bonding agents used in recycled rubber flooring. Virgin rubber mats and vulcanized mats won't have this problem.

Greatmats Hog Heaven Anti-Fatigue Floor Mat Some of rubber's other benefits include its slip resistance, resistance to spills and anti static properties. Factories, food service and other industries working closely with electrical equipment, servers and computers will want ergonomic mats that minimize static electricity. The durability of rubber makes it resistant to cuts. And rubber has a long life span, sometimes up to 30 years.

Hard rubber, which is stiff, can be perforated, which is good for particle generating activities like machining, where the particles will settle in the holes and not damage the mat. Perforated rubber is also used in wet environments like food service areas.

Rubber flooring and hygiene mats can be used in medical areas, operating theaters and clean rooms. Rubber is naturally anti-bacterial. These mats can be autoclaved and washed for a clean environment.

Maintaining rubber flooring is easy - just vacuum and wash with water or a neutral pH cleaner.

Rubber flooring is often composed of virgin rubber or recycled rubber mixed with urethane. Virgin rubber is soft and pliable, but more expensive. Recycled rubber is more affordable, tougher and more scratch resistant.

Rubber Material Concerns

One concern with rubber flooring is the odor. The odor is the result of sulphur. Some companies offer products with and without sulphur. For a large, well-ventilated warehouse space, odor will be less of a factor, and cost may dictate a product with more smell. But in a smaller space, it might make sense to spend a little more for a low odor product.

Another thing to be aware of are additives and fillers in rubber products, ranging from sand and clay to used motor oil. Generally these additives are an issue in products produced overseas, and will not be present in the wide range of American-made rubber products.

Consult the experts

One way to find the perfect ergonomic flooring for your application is to work with a company that offers a broad product line and excellent customer service. A leader in the specialty flooring business, Greatmats.com offers a wide array of rubber, foam and PVC products as well as friendly and knowledgable customer service.

For more on this topic please review our Ergonomic Flooring and Mats product page.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Top 5 Uses of Rubber Flooring Rolls 1/4 Inch Regrind

From Party Rooms to Retail Establishments to Dog Training Schools


By Julia Nass

Happy Greatmats customers have discovered at least five fantastic ways to use Rubber Confetti Flooring Rolls 1/4 Inch Regrind, from dog training flooring to liquor store flooring. The customer reviews below highlight these uses. But first, a quick look at the ins and outs of these 1/4 inch thick rubber confetti flooring rolls.

The Specs

Rubber Confetti Flooring Rolls Regrind are made of 1/4 inch thick high-quality rubber. Each roll is four feet wide and can be cut to any length between 25 and 100 feet long. Because rolls are factory cut with precision, they will lay side-by-side without any gaps. Rolls are easily secured to the subfloor with double sided tape or an adhesive, although areas under 500 SF can be dry-laid. Ultimately, users find installation to be easy enough to do without any professional help.

These confetti flooring rolls are speckled with colors, which is why they are known as confetti flooring. Including this 10% of color saves on costs and is a more economical option than all black rubber rolls. This 1/4 inch thick rubber is made in the USA from 100 percent recycled rubber. Although the confetti flooring is a sound dampener and heat insulator, it is hard like car tire and will not provide significant fatigue relief.

Five Customer Uses


1. Liquor Store Flooring


Greatmats Rubber Flooring in Liquor Store
''We are using it in our liquor store. It did a great job of covering the different types of existing flooring, concrete and ceramic tile that we had in the old building. It is much more comfortable to walk on for the long days required in a retail business. We are very pleased with the product.''
- Bob, Brookhaven, MS

''The product was shipped on time and arrived in very good condition. I was impressed with the quality of the material and your packaging of the product when it arrived. The rubber is intended for the protection of bottles if they fell off the shelving behind the counter. It has been a bottle saver.''
- Richard, Fairborn, OH

2. Home Gym Flooring


Greatmats Rubber Flooring in Home Gym Weight Room
''I purchased the 1/4 Rubber Flooring Rolls for my personal gym in my lower level. The mats were exactly what I needed. The customer service was very helpful when I called to order, and the shipping was very fast. The floor looks and performs perfectly. I installed 500 sf in about 4 hours with a friend. The installation was relatively easy, and came out perfect. No visible seams, and the mats required no glue. However, I did use seam tape to ensure they stayed exactly where I put them. I would certainly order from Greatmats again.''
- Stephen, North Grafton, MA

3. Activity Room Flooring


Greatmats Rubber Flooring in Activity Room
''Product looked great and installed well. We used for an activity room at an after school center in Pontiac Michigan as part of a church mission project. Everyone was very happy and satisfied.''
- Jim A, Clarkston, MI


4. Dog Training Flooring


Greatmats Rubber Flooring Dog Training Flooring
''Hi Greatmats, we just wanted to let you know how much we love the new rubber flooring in our dog training school. We installed it over drycore subflooring to allow the dogs to jump at their full competition heights will minimal risk to their joints. The dogs love it. The traction they get on the flooring is awesome. I have a YouTube link so you can see the Greatmats flooring installed and being used. You have a great product, and as our school expands we will be ordering more!''
- Kellie, Wasaga Beach, ON

5. Indoor Paintball and Lasertag Flooring


Greatmats Rubber Flooring at Indoor Paintball & Lasertag Facility
''We ordered a little over 2,000 square feet to do the entrance to our indoor paintball and lasertag facility, Jack's Ultra Sports. I believe lead time was around 2 weeks, from the time we ordered until we received, which wasn't an issue. The Rubber rolls were delivered wrapped and undamaged on a pallet and made it easy to move around. When we got to laying the rolls, we noticed that 2 rolls were quite a bit thicker than the rest. We emailed back and forth with Greatmats, and they replaced our 2 rolls hassle free! Big thumbs up to them for standing behind their product and delivering two replacement rolls so we could finish our entrance area. We are happy with the quality of the rubber flooring and would buy from Greatmats again!''
- Andy, Conway, AR

More Ideas and Support


If 1/4 inch thick rubber confetti flooring isn't exactly what you need, Greatmats offers many other rubber flooring rolls to choose from. Further, if you're still feeling stuck on how to solve your flooring issues, or if you have a flooring vision you need assistance fulfilling, reach out to Greatmats customer service team. There are tons of flooring solutions out there, which may feel overwhelming and difficult to sift through. Greatmats employees do whatever they can to make the process as stress-free as possible, starting with online and over-the-phone support.


For more on this topic please review our Rubber Flooring Rolls product page.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

What are the Key Components to Aerobic Flooring?

Train longer and harder with quality flooring designed for aerobic exercises

 


By Kim Butler

Greatmats Max Tile Floor used in Aerobics Class More than 30 years ago, aerobic dance burst on the fitness scene with Jazzercise, Richard Simmons, Kathy Smith and Denise Austin. Then came Gin Miller's step aerobics and the Reebok Fitness Team. Later, Billy Blanks gave us his Tae Bo cardio boxing workouts, and in the new century, Zumba, the Latin music-themed dance party has many of us shaking our hips while others prefer P90X or Insanity cardio workouts. In reality, many forms of exercise are considered aerobic, or cardio exercise, so long as it increases your heart rate and your breathing rate for a sustained period of time. Walking, jumping, skipping, running all qualify, just to name a few. But to safely perform these sorts of exercises, you need a the right type of floor surface; Kickboxing, Yoga, and Pilates students and instructors will also benefit from an aerobic exercise appropriate floor.

Any sort of aerobic exercise is great for your health and well being, but done on the wrong surfaces, it can be very hard on your joints. Aerobics flooring is critical for high energy workouts to limit the hazards of a hard floor. You'll find the best quality and selection of aerobic mats from a specialty retailer like greatmats.com.

Impact absorption

Step, dance and high-impact workouts can wreak havoc on your spine and knees if you aren't performing on an impact-absorbing surface.

Ceramic tiles, concrete and hardwood can be some of the worst offenders. When you look for an aerobic floor, shock absorption is a key factor. Concrete, ceramic and basic hardwood floors absorb no energy - therefore, your body is re-absorbing the energy created by your motion - this can lead to joint pain and injuries, muscle fatigue, even broken bones.

Resilience

Greatmats Aerobic Flooring Pro Tile in Aerobics Exercise Studio
Resilience is another factor to look for - or the springiness of a floor. Think about how a trampoline or a diving board snaps back when you bounce on it. You want a certain amount of springiness to deflect and return some energy to your body. Flooring should also be non-slip (Face it. You want to be getting sweaty during those workouts.) and not too squishy. A turned an ankle due to too soft floors can result in an ankle injury. You definitely don't want a soft, spongy material.

Whether you are a studio owner or creating a space in your home for aerobic fitness, a suitable floor will greatly enhance your workouts and insure a safe space your movements.

Material

Aerobic flooring materials are most often offered in foam mat and interlocking modular tile options. You can create a professional-quality aerobics area in your home or commercial facility easily and inexpensively with aerobic exercise mats. Aerobic floors provide fatigue relief for exercises of all types.

There are three main aerobics flooring options for you to choose from: foam, plastic and rubber. Foam aerobic floors are generally the softest and lightest weight, followed by plastic, and then rubber. Reverse the order for durability ranking.

Installation

Greatmats Martial Arts Tile in Multi Purpose Exercise Studio Whether you need a wall-to-wall floor for a home gym or just an island layout of a few interlocking foam mats to exercise on, specialty flooring retailers like Greatmats.com have what you're looking for.

You can even build a center island in your room for workouts that you can quickly hide away when you're done using it. If you prefer, there are also modular wood grain tiles that look fantastic in any setting, exercise or otherwise.

Modular aerobic mats look great and are designed to lay directly over your hard surfaces. Since they require no glues or adhesives to install, modular aerobic flooring can be moved to expand your exercise area as necessary.

Want to install a wall-to-wall floor, but it sounds too complicated? Rest easy. Most floors are simple to lay down. Calculating the amount of aerobic floor tiles or mats you'll need is easy with online calculators. Simply measure the lengths of your walls and plug those numbers into our planner. The planner will do the calculations for you.

Interlocking Foam Floor Installation

Greatmats Aerobic Flooring Tile in Pro Aerobics Studio
Interlocking foam tiles are simple to install. Just lay out these lightweight foam tiles and interlock the edges like you would a puzzle. For an island layout, you can apply the border strips around the perimeter (if available). For a wall-to-wall application, simply and cut your tiles to with a sharp utility knife and you're ready to go! Closed cell EVA foam is lightweight so it's easy to transport and store.

Want to relocate? No problem!

With foam aerobics mats you can simply stack them up and bring them with you. Tight fitting seams ensure that your aerobic floor will stay snug and stable for years to come. Home gym owners rave about these foam tiles for their P90X and Insanity workouts. But these tiles are sturdy enough for commercial applications too and get high marks from professional Zumba and Jazzercise studio owners.

Interlocking Plastic Floor Installation

Greatmats Bump Top Staylock Tiles aerobic flooring
Another option are modular StayLock Tiles, which are easy-to-install soft plastic tiles for aerobic flooring with excellent cushion relief and durability. These tiles are available in many designer solid colors with a bump top or orange peel surface texture. The high-cushion aerobic mats provide fatigue relief and are much more comfortable than hardwood or concrete. Install the Staylock tiles on any flat surface including carpeting. One fitness enthusiast says his knees are much better since he installed these tiles, and he wishes he used them when he was in his ''Insanity'' exercise phase.

Max Tiles feature a durable commercial grade vinyl top surface and are great for home basement floors. Use a 3mm rubber underlayment for aerobics flooring applications. The Max Tile is available in a variety of designer wood grain looks. The commercial grade vinyl top surface of this flooring is scratch resistant and will look fantastic for years to come. The raised tile is excellent for aerobic activities like dance and Jazzercise. It has gotten good reviews from tap dancers, Zumba fans, even break dancers, hip hoppers, line dancers and two steppers. One Greatmats Max Tile customer wrote her ''back felt great'' and she wished she hadn't waited so long to buy it.

Rubber Flooring Roll and Mat Installation

Greatmats plyometric rubber aerobic flooring Another choice, plyometric rubber rolls, allow you to quickly cover larger aerobic exercise areas as they come in 4x10 feet mat rolls. These aerobic mats provide exceptional shock absorption and are made in the USA from recycled materials.

One woman who uses this material says it was so durable she ''would do jumping jacks on it in heels and not worry for a second.'' She added that it worked great for Insanity, Tae Bo, and P90X, and her knees no longer hurt.

Cleaning

Cleaning of all types of aerobics flooring is quick and simple. In most cases, a quick once over with a damp mop should restore your floor to it's original appearance. In cases where there is heavy dirt or mud, most manufacturers recommend a basic floor cleaner with a low pH. Keeping your floor clean and maintained will add years to its lifespan and keep your workout area looking great.

Shipping

Greatmats' commercial aerobic flooring will ship via freight delivery while home users can expect ground shipping for most items. Some modular aerobics tiles come with a 10-year limited warranty.

For more on this topic please review our Aerobic Mats and Flooring product page.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Top 10 Customer Uses for Folding Gym Mats

It's time to think outside of the box when it comes to gym mats


By Julia Nass

Greatmats Folding Gym MatsAlthough Greatmats' 4x8 Folding Gym Mat is designed for gymnastics, cheerleading and martial arts, its uses do not stop there. This versatile gym mat is constructed with a top quality foam core covered by a durable vinyl cover. Plus, these home exercise mats fold up for easy transportation or storage. Characteristics such as these (and many many more) make folding gymnastic mats suitable for a myriad of purposes. Read the following list to discover the most popular ways in which customers are using 4x8 ft by 1.5 inch and other sizes of Greatmats Folding Gym Mats, and find out why they are so well-loved.

1. As Gymnastics Mats

''These are the most supportive gymnastic mats on the market. They do not break down and need replacing like the ones that have the zipper closure. Those specifically say foam can easily be replaced. Ours are installed under our daughters balance beam for safety on the concrete floor in our garage. She also puts the mats end to end for tumbling practice. No worries. They are very thick and heavy duty. We love the Greatmats.''
Tanya, Batesville, AR

2. As Cheerleading Mats


''Well built mats. I have them on a basement cement floor and they give much protection to my daughter working on back handsprings. Well packaged for shipping. Impressed how well wrapped they were. A+++ all the way around!''
Susan, Tecumseh, MI

3. As Martial Arts Mats

Greatmats Folding Gym Mats used for Martial Arts Training
''I turned my boys room into their own martial arts studio with these mats. They loved it. Inexpensive option, now they can horse around and I don't have to worry so much. Might need more for the walls. :0''
Michael W., Rowlett, TX


4. As Tumbling Mats

Greatmats Folding Gym Mats Home Use ''I ordered this mat for our home so my daughter could practice her tumbling. This tumbling mat is high quality and very nice. She was very excited to have it at home and practices on it all the time. The kids have been finding all kinds of uses for it and it seems like it will last forever.Good purchase!''
Julie, Stow, OH

5. As Home Exercise Mats


''Mats were sent promptly and in excellent condition. High quality mats that the whole family is enjoying for fitness and training activities.''

Michael, Menomonee Falls, WI

6. As a Play Area for Kids


''These mats make a wonderful soft surface under a play structure for pre-school children. Easy to clean, easy to move, easy to store.''

Don, Raymore, MO


7. As Home Wrestling Mats

Greatmats Folding Gym Mats in Home Gym
''After using the mats for the first time, I find that they work great, suitable for wrestling takedowns as well as grappling and rolling around on them. The thickness provides firm footing for wrestling, while still being adequate to cushion a fall. The 4-side velcro allows me to quickly connect three of them together... and as quickly pick and fold them back up for storage. The 4' width also allows me to transport them easily to another location, making them even more versatile. If I had room, I would buy more of the same pads for an even larger area. They shipped quickly, were well wrapped to prevent damage and arrived in perfect shape.''
Edward, Gainesville, FL


8. As Home Wall Padding


''The quality appeared to be very high and I couldn't beat the price. I already referred Greatmats to another dealer I know that installs indoor gym floors.''

Charlie, Oak Park, MN

9. As Stage Props


Greatmats Folding Gym Mats as Stage Props ''These are very high quality mats. I cannot speak to the long-term durability because we used them on a stage set as the outfield of a baseball diamond, but for our purposes, they worked very, very well and were the only green mats we could find. We were very happy with the purchase. They are definitely higher quality than the ones I purchased for my own children for gymnastics practice.''

Virginia, Brookings, SD

10. As Fall Training Mats


''My husband teaches falling skills to senior citizens. He is sometimes asked to do presentations in facilities that do not have gym mats, so we wanted to find a mat he could take with him and store easily when not in use.We spent a long time doing online research before buying this mat, and we couldn't be happier with this product!

Greatmats Folding Gym Mats Martial Arts Training
This gym mat is ideal. It is firm enough for standing and balance work, but it adequately cushions falls. The mat can be also folded to increase thickness, or attached with velcro to other mats for a larger workspace. It is light enough to be carried by one person, and when it's folded, it fits easily into our car. It's compact folded size also makes it easy to store in our home. The mat's size obviously limits the number of people who can use the mat at one time, but this isn't a problem for our needs. It is very well-made and easy to clean. All in all, this is an excellent mat at a very reasonable price; because we have been so pleased, we have recommended Greatmats to a number of friends.

Greatmats' online chat service is also great: you can get immediate answers to your questions.''

Suzanne
Columbus, OH


For more on this topic please review our Gymnastics Mats & Gym Mats product page.

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