Monday, December 31, 2012

10x10 Roll out Wrestling Mat for home use

An excellent roll-out mat for home wrestling practice, training, or competition, the 10x10 Flexible provides just what you’re looking for.

 Unlike so many mats today that are using technology of thirty years ago, these wrestling mats are remarkably durable.  While some mats have a layer of plasticized rubber painted on foam, these mats feature a thick, vinyl flame laminated to a cross linked polyethylene foam core.  In short, these mats will not crack or peel.  Ever.  The high end manufacturing precision of this product makes it the leading type of lightweight wrestling mat in the market.

Durable non-slip vinyl surfaceBio-Pruf® antimicrobials are built in to these exercise mats to inhibit the growth of micro-organisms like fungi and bacteria making them more sanitary than many products on the market today.  They are also waterproof.

This home wrestling mat features a practice circle marking on one side of the mat. The back side of this flexible mat has incisions precision-cut with a water jet into the back of the foam.  This allows for easy roll up with no folding or binding issues.  It also makes these exercise mats easy to store and transport.

Our American made, roll out 10x10 Flexible Mats come in four different colors: Red, Navy, Royal, and Black.  One practice marking is included along with one roll of vinyl tape to connect the two 5x10 pieces.

Our wrestling mats ship directly to your door via ground service in the lower 48 states. For shipping rates outside of the lower 48, please contact customer service and one of our professional customer service reps will be happy to assist you.

Call Greatmats at 877.822.6622.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Home MMA Mats

Now you can have the same professional-quality MMA mats for your home gym as our larger grappling mats that are used in professional MMA studios nationwide.  Convenient 2x2’ interlocking puzzle mats are the same dense EVA foam material as our larger 1x1 meter mats but easier to store.

Our home MMA mats are 1-5/8 inch thick with a durable tatami, no-burn surface texture just like our pro-grade larger tiles.  They provide the proper amount of traction for footwork as well as ample cushion for takedowns and throws.

Home MMA mats are an great choice for ground grappling technique practice and full on takedowns.  They are designed specifically for the grappling arts, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, and MMA for home users. You can choose two color options: red/blue or black/gray. With these double sided and double colored home MMA mats, you can easily create a design for your home MMA practice and training space.

Choose our home MMA mats for BJJ practice, grappling practice or Judo and Jiu Jitsu practice.  You can easily cut these MMA mats for home use to fit for a wall-to-wall installation.  All you need is a sharp utility knife. These home gym mats are easy to install and can be placed directly on any hard flat surface including concrete. 

Our best MMA mat for home users, they are designed specifically for soft martial arts shoes and bare feet.  (You should not wear combat boots on this flooring.)  These mats will last many years.  They are completely waterproof.


Home MMA Mats can ship ground delivery directly to your door.  This will save you money and time.

Please note:  Mats will expand with heat and humidity.  Allow a 1/2 gap around the perimeter of your room to account for this so your foam flooring doesn’t swell or buckle.  Allow at least 48 hours prior to installation for your mats to acclimate.  Direct sunlight is not good for the mats and can cause unwanted expansion.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Competition Landing Mats

Competition gymnastics landing mats are essential equipment for any gymnastics program.  Gymnastics landing mats vary in thickness depending on the discipline for which they’re used.  It is recommended that mats to be used under bars be at least 8” thick with the width of the mat dependent upon the width of the bars used.  At the very least, you want your mats to be at least as wide as the bars.  As a rule of thumb, wider is better in case you fall to one side.   (For more information on choosing the right competition landing mats, we recommend you check out this site.)

At Greatmats, we carry a variety of different landing mats in two thicknesses: 12 and 20cm.  You can choose either non-folding or single-fold competition landing mats available in standard blue.  We also provide custom competition landing mats made to your specifications by a leading national manufacturer.  All of our competition landing mats are made in the USA.  They are covered with an 18 oz, matted vinyl which is the standard for competition requirements.  There is no loose foam in our covers.

All of our landing mats feature a double-stitched top edge and a number 10 YKK molded zipper.  They come with 2” polyester web handles so you can easily move them.  Hook and loop fasteners come standard on all four sides.  These mats are durable and built to last in school gymnastics programs or in professional training.

Please note that NO gymnastics mats can provide a perfectly risk-free environment for gymnastics training.  Gymnastics is a sport that requires discipline and knowledgeable instructors.  Equipment needs to be checked and maintained regularly.  Excessively dangerous maneuvers or gymnastics moves that are beyond the skill of the gymnast can result in serious injury.  As a rule, the more gym mats the better.  It is definitely better to have too many mats in your facility than not enough.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Economy Foam Puzzle Mat

Ready to be surprised?  According to the NCIPC, falls are responsible for more fatalities each year than motor vehicle accidents and more than half of all falls occur in the home. The good news is that with a few simple precautions, you can make your home much safer.  Go through your house and seek out any tripping hazards especially near stairs and windows.  Be sure your throw rugs and other “slidy” objects don’t pose a risk.  Then, take a look at your flooring, especially in areas where running and horseplay happens the most.

Introducing the Economy Foam Puzzle Mat.  It is a 1/2 inch interlocking foam flooring that’s great for almost any room in the house.  Lightweight and portable, it can be installed directly on any hard surface and requires no adhesive.  So easy to install, you can transform your hardwood, ceramic, or concrete floor into a softer safer play area in minutes.  These interlocking foam mats are great for kids rooms and recreation rooms.  They are tough enough to use in residential or commercial applications.  You can even use them in basements or garages.

Economy Foam Puzzle Mats are lead and latex free.  They feature a non-slip surface area that provides excellent traction as well as a soft landing surface.  They are so durable they can be used for dog agility training or even parachute staging areas.  They are waterproof and easy to clean.  These foam mats are also odor free so you don’t have to worry about having them in bedrooms or other areas where you plan to spend a great deal of time.

Each foam puzzle mat measures 2’ x 2’ and is 1/2” thick.  They provide fatigue relief so you can use them in areas where you will be doing a large amount of standing.  Have a big dinner planned where you’ll be on your feet in the kitchen all day?  No problem.  Piece the mats together in your kitchen floor until the job is done.  Then, simply stack them and move them to another room or a closet for easy storage.

Should you decide these mats aren’t perfect for your particular need, we encourage you to browse our complete line of interlocking foam mats.  We have a number of different sizes and thicknesses with some starting as low as 99 cents per square foot.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Home Sport and Play Mats

Ask any athlete and they’ll tell you:  You don’t want to be injured in competition and you REALLY don’t want to be injured practicing.  Nowhere is this truer than in martial arts where a poorly aimed throw or an awkward fall can sideline or even end a career.  If you don’t have the proper exercise mats to practice on at home, you are taking chances with your safety.

With our convenient Home Sport and Play mats you can enjoy the benefits and safety of a professional-quality martial arts and sport floor in a convenient 2x2 Ft foam mat size.  They are perfect for home gyms and home sporting activities.  This 7/8” mat is offered in 6 colors.  Each mat has two colors: they are double sided and double colored. This reversible interlocking design allows for two colors from one mat to be up at the same time.  They are great for martial arts as well as a number of other applications.  Use Home Sport and Play mats for kid’s rooms, floor exercises, aerobics, kickboxing, or any other place you need a soft, stable floor. 

These exercise mats provide fatigue relief.  They are remarkably easy to install and to pack up for installation.  Easy, interlocking edges allow you to create a stable and soft workout area in minutes.  Simply piece these foam mats together and you’re done.  Tight fitting seams resist dirt buildup.   When you’re ready to move the floor, all you have to do is pick the mats up and stack them.  They are lightweight and the handy 2x2’ size makes them easy to transport or store.  Home Sport and Play mats are odor free.  They are non-toxic, lead and latex free and you don’t have worry if one of your kids spills a drink on them.  These mats are waterproof.  Edges are non-beveled and will not present a tripping hazard.

Should you decide this particular foam mat is not perfect for your application or budget, we hope you’ll consider another of our other foam mats. We offer a comprehensive line of interlocking foam mats with some starting as low as 99 cents per square foot.  Some foam mat products even come with free shipping. If you have questions, please chat with us online, send an email, or call our friendly customer service center to speak with one of our flooring experts.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Custom Folding Gym Mats


Folding gym mats are a high quality, folding mat perfect for athletic training and practice.  You can design your own unique folding gym mat for school gym use, cheerleading and tumbling, martial arts and tactical training applications.  These mats are fun for young children to romp around on and tough enough for combat training for adults.

Custom colors and sizes are available; choose the combination that works best with your facility.   Gymnastics mats come stock with 18 oz thick, high quality vinyl covers.  These folding gym mats are designed for high performance use and superior shock absorption.

These custom folding gym mats are made in the USA by a leading manufacturing facility that is dedicated to quality and customer service. Use these folding gym mats in schools, universities, or for home use.  They are great for gymnastics training, cheerleading, martial arts and tactical training. These mats are very popular with elementary and middle school gym teachers because of their outstanding quality and value.

Hook and loop fastener information: V2 features hook and loop fasteners on the two short sides of the gymnastics mat. V4 has hook and loop fasteners on all four sides.  Choose V4 for attaching the gym mats together on the long side of the gym mats as well as for side to side placement.  Choose V2 for attaching the gym mats on the short side for a long run.


Discount pricing is available for orders of10 mats or more.  Please request a volume quote.  Custom folding gym mats typically require 2-4 weeks of production lead time.

A Greatmats logo is printed on these mats.  If you do not want a Greatmats logo on your mats, please let your salesperson know when you order.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Crash Pads

Top quality Crash Pads from Greatmats can be used in a number of different applications for several different purposes.  Initially designed as a foam safety mat to protect martial artists from takedowns and high throws, these foam mats are built to last.  They are excellent for drilling students on proper rolling techniques.  In cases such as a diving forward roll, good crash pads can be essential for safe MMA instruction.


Crash Pads come in three thicknesses:

Our 4" Safety Mats are built for younger athletes where just a little extra protection is needed.  They are great for jumping around, wrestling, and learning the basics of various martial arts.  YMCA-type multipurpose facilities often purchase these mats for basic use.  They’re safer than the floor and, best of all, they’re fun!

Our 8" mats are the staple of most martial arts programs.  Specifically designed for perfecting take-downs, they can provide a safe landing for adults in combat training of all sorts.  8” crash pads feature breather mesh on the sides that allows air to escape on impact.  This allows for an even landing for the athlete and protects the mat from damage.  These mats feature a double stitched, 18 oz. Vinyl coated poly surface.  These rugged tumbling mats have a heavy duty #10 zipper and feature 2” poly handles on all sides.

Use our 12" crash mats where extra protection is needed.  These safety mats provide extra safety for advanced moves, especially on dynamic throws.  In cases where a high release throw is used, this martial arts mat is the best option available. Like our 8” mat, they come with breather mesh, double stitched, 18 oz vinyl, a #10 zipper, and 2” poly handles on every side.

Each of our three thicknesses come in different sizes:  4x6, 4x8, 5x10, and 6x12.   The three largest sizes are also available as a bi-folding mat for easier storage.

All of our Crash Mats meet USAG, NCAA and NFHS competition specifications.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Vulcanization


Rubber is an amazing invention.  It can be used in a number of remarkably different applications because of its versatility.  Natural rubber, for example is extremely elastic.  It can oftentimes be found in products where its unique flexibility is desired like rubber bands or some types of gaskets.  It can also be found in some types of specialty flooring.  However, natural rubber is also brittle when it gets cold and tends to lose shape when warm.  It is for this reason that vulcanization is required for the manufacture of many rubber products.  (Many products such as rubber flooring, tires, and hockey pucks are created from vulcanized rubber.)

The process was initially pioneered by Charles Goodyear (of Goodyear Tire fame.)  He found, accidentally, that rubber tended to char like leather when it came in contact with heat.  He also found that, regardless of the temperature, the rubber would not fully melt but rather continue to char when heated in sulfuric acid.  He was able to char the rubber to the point where it became resistant to heat and cold and found that the process was irreversible.  The rubber would maintain these new properties indefinitely.  This made rubber products such as tires and eventually rubber flooring possible.  Further developments after Goodyear’s initial experimentation eventually led to vulcanization as it is performed today.

Vulcanization is a chemical process that cures rubber or related polymers into more durable materials by adding various accelerators (which is sulfur in most cases.) These additives change the polymer by forming crosslinks between the individual polymer chains. The process was named after Vulcan, Roman god of fire.  Hard vulcanized rubber is used to make hard rubber articles such as bowling balls and mouthpieces for band instruments. Vulcanized rubber materials tend to be less sticky and have superior mechanical properties to natural rubber.

There are a variety of methods used for vulcanization. The most important method (used for the vulcanization of tires) uses high pressure and temperature. This type of vulcanization is called compression molding. In this scenario, the rubber article adopts the shape of the mold. Other methods, for instance to make door profiles for cars, use hot air vulcanization or microwave heated vulcanization.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dog Agility Mats

 Dog agility is a relatively new sport with its first widely documented appearance occurring in 1978 at a dog show in the UK.  John Varley, a committee member, was given the task of entertaining the audience between obedience and conformation competitions in the main ring.  He created a sort of obstacle course based on some things he’d seen in the equestrian world as well as a few things he had seen dogs do at a fair. From there, the popularity of these obstacle courses grew and evolved into a full-fledged sport.  Today, dog agility is an international pastime with many different sanctioning organizations and competitions worldwide.

As any dog agility trainer will tell you, training canines in dog agility requires the right equipment.  At Greatmats, our foam dog agility mats are the best product available for you and your dogs.  They are made of a high-density EVA foam that is rugged and lightweight.  It provides a cushioned surface that is great for running and jumping on but is also dense enough to not be squishy or unstable.  These foam tiles are double sided and in-line reversible. They require no adhesive to install and the tight fitting, interlocking foam mats leave no tripping hazards.  Because they don’t require a glue-down installation, this foam flooring is portable so you can bring it anywhere you’d like.  Tiles are waterproof which is convenient when the weather turns bad. Each tile measures 40”x40” so they are large enough to piece your floor together quickly yet light enough to bring them with you when it’s time to relocate.

Greatmats Dog Agility Mats have a felt-top surface texture that provides excellent traction. The non-slip surface provides a safer surface for you and your animals and also an element of fatigue relief that is ergonomically better for joints and muscles than many harder surface types.  (Your knees will appreciate them as much as your dogs will.)  The tiles are lead and latex free.  Custom colors are available and these interlocking foam tiles typically ship from our warehouse in 1-3 days.
If this particular foam mat is not exactly what you need for your application, please consider one of our other foam mats. We offer a complete and comprehensive line of interlocking foam mats with some starting as low as 99 cents per square foot. Some of our foam mat products are available with free shipping.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Monday, December 17, 2012

A brief history of rubber


Rubber comes in two types:  natural, which comes directly from tropical plants and synthetic, which is man-made from petroleum and natural gas.   Because of its strength, along with its elasticity and resilience, rubber is the basic component in tires.  In fact, more than half of all rubber produced worldwide is used to make automobile tires.  The rest is used for a wide variety of products including rubber flooring.

Natural rubber exists in the inner bark of many tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs.  However, Hevea brasilienes, a tall tree indigenous to Brazil is, by far, the plant that is tapped the most frequently for its natural rubber.  The basic component of rubber, is harvested in a similar fashion to the harvesting of tree sap.   The tree bark is slashed and the plant secretes an elastic, liquid substance that is the basic component of rubber.  Although scientists aren’t entirely sure why the substance is secreted, most conclude that it is a type of self-healing salve.

Discovered centuries ago, rubber was described scientifically for the first time in 1735 by Francois Fresneau of France who was following an expedition to South America.  It was later called “rubber” by an English chemist who discovered that it could be used to rub out pencil marks.  It came into its wide ranging commercial success years later, in 1839, when the vulcanization process was invented by Charles Goodyear.   By 1900 more than 40,000 tons of rubber were used each year with about one-half  coming from Brazil and the other half from Central Africa, where rubber was obtained principally from Landolphia vines.  However, as an important industrial material, rubber was required in larger amounts than could easily be obtained from the wild and widely dispersed trees in the Brazilian jungle or from African vines.  They produced only about one kilogram per hectare and had to be destroyed to obtain the rubber.  In 1876, seeds of the Hevea brasiliensis tree from the upper Orinoco basin were taken from Brazil to England at the instigation of the British India Office.  Seedlings were raised at Kew Gardens and shipped to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Singapore. These trees were the origin of the rubber plantation industry in Asia which now produces more than 90 percent of the world’s supply.
The demand for natural rubber continues to be high due to its resistance to heat buildup.  This makes it valuable for racing car tires, trucks, buses, and airplanes.  However, of all the rubber produced commercially, natural rubber constitutes less than half.  The rest is synthetic.
The origins of the elastomers that make up the base of synthetic rubber can be traced to the first half of the 19th century when several scientists tried to replicate natural rubber.  By 1940 the Soviet Union had the largest synthetic rubber industry in the world, producing more than 50,000 tons per year.  Because synthetic rubber can be made from petroleum, grain alcohol, or coal, it was in great demand during World War II. Immense amounts were made—as much as 100,000 tons per year in Germany and the Soviet Union.  About 800,000 tons were produced per year in the United States.

After World War II, increasing sophistication in synthetic chemistry led to many new polymers and elastomers.  Several advances characterized the postwar years.   Over the centuries a wide variety of substances has been mixed with rubber to strengthen it.  Rubber can be plasticized to be more rigid or mixed with other agents to make it more pliable.  Certain additives provide resistance to heat, sunlight, oxygen, and ozone.  Paraffin wax forms a protective coating that helps to protect the rubber from staining.

World consumption of synthetic rubber reached nine million tons in 1993.  Today, about 55 percent of all synthetic rubber produced is used in automobile tires.

MMA and Grappling Mats - Quality Durable Grappling Mats


A great choice for MMA training, Judo, BJJ and Jiu Jitsu, our grappling mats are designed with a durable tatami surface that will not cause skin burns while you are training. This is just one reason these MMA mats are used nationwide in professional studios and competitions.  At a full 1-5/8” thick, they can take any abuse you can throw at them.  Please note that these mats are designed for use with bare feet or soft shoes only.  We also carry martial arts mats suitable for combat training in full gear and boots.

Economical, easy to install, and waterproof, these interlocking grappling mats are available as a reversible MMA mat with colors on both sides.  This allows for a multi-color design in your facility. These grappling mats are designed to be used directly on any hard flat surface including concrete without the need for additional padding.

Simply lay these MMA and grappling mats down and interlock them together for a perfect fit every time.  Installation is an easy wall-to-wall fit; simply measure and cut the grappling mats with a sharp utility knife.  We recommend that you let your new grappling mats and MMA mats to acclimate to your room's conditions prior to installation. Also, you will want to avoid direct sunlight on these grappling mats as the foam can expand with increased heat and humidity.

If you’re not sure what type of foam flooring you’d like for your MMA training, you can request a free sample or a price quote online at our site.  Use our online floor plan designer to lay out your new martial arts floor using grappling and MMA mats for your facility.  We are determined to NOT be undersold - please contact us if you are offered a better quote for the same product with shipping costs included.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Gymnastics Octagon


These days, the hottest sport for young kids is gymnastics and the demand for gymnastics instructors and safe gymnastics flooring has never been higher.  Successful Olympic athletes like Shawn Johnson and Gabby Douglas have made the sport’s popularity skyrocket.  Today, more children between the ages of 6-12 participate in gymnastics than any other sport and more gymnastics mats are sold now than at any point in history.

Interestingly, gymnastics itself is not new.  According to "Nike is a Goddess: The History of Women in Sports," rhythmic gymnastics was not officially recognized as a sport until 1962 and not considered a part of the Olympic Games until 1984.   However, the sport dates back to at least 1904 when some elements of women's gymnastics debuted at the Olympics.  The athletes wore long skirts and high collars and used props, including clubs, canes, wands, ropes, and barbells in their group exercises.  Gymnastics mats and octagons as we know them did not exist and athletes took safety risks that would stun today’s parents.

However, because of advanced technology in safety equipment, athletes are able to perform moves that earlier competitors would be awed by.  (The leotard would probably cause a few gapes as well.)  Learning the complicated gymnastics moves of our day requires dedication and a solid instructor as well as the right safety equipment.  Being sure that you have the right gymnastics flooring for the job is critical for today’s instructor.

Our Gymnastics Octagon is a perfect example of equipment that can assist an instructor in teaching the art to young students.  It can be used to develop coordination and balance as well as basic moves such as walkovers and handsprings.  The octagonal shape keeps the mat from rolling around.  This provides stability and builds confidence in athletes who are working on range of motion, flexibility, and balance.  They are great for teaching dive rolls as well.

Contact Greatmats at www.greatmats.com - 877-822-6622.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gym Flooring Pebble Mat 3/4"

     
Built for home gym flooring or for commercial health clubs and weight rooms, this rugged, high-density, waterproof, EVA foam mat is excellent anywhere a lightweight and durable flooring is needed.  These pebble mats are dense enough to bear all types of exercise equipment including treadmills and weight machines.  The product comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

One nice feature about the Pebble Mat 3/4” is its portability.  You can lay this home gym floor down quickly because it requires no tape or adhesives to install.  Rest assured that this flooring will stay in place, no shifting or moving around under equipment or athletes.  When you’re ready to relocate, you can simply un-install the flooring and stack it up to take it with you.  It’s remarkably lightweight and easy to maneuver.

Because this flooring for home gyms is an interlocking style, you can expand your floor as needed.  Start with a small area under one or two machines if you’d like.  You can always add more home gym flooring at a later date.  Each foam tile comes with two border strips so you can create a finished look no matter how large or small an area you choose to cover.  If you decide to go with a wall to wall install, you can check out our handy online floor planner to determine how many square feet you’ll need.  Please note that there is some loss at install.  We recommend that you talk to one of our friendly customer service reps to address this issue prior to ordering so you get enough product to suit your needs.
One thing to consider:  You do NOT want to expose this product to direct sunlight.  Over time, these home gym mats will expand and deform as a result.  EVA foam mats are subject to expansion and contraction with exposure to direct sunlight or significant humidity.
Should you decide that the Pebble Mat 3/4” isn’t perfect for your application, please take a look at our extensive line of foam mats.  We offer a number of different sizes and thicknesses to fit many different purposes with some priced as low as 99 cents per square foot.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tent Flooring


Uniquely designed to be placed directly over uneven terrain, our Tent Flooring will not separate under the most strenuous events.  This tent flooring is created to hold crowds of people for long durations and will hold the weight of heavy equipment, staging, or even a vehicle.   It is chemically resistant and odor-free.  This high impact plastic flooring is designed for temporary installations.  Any plastic that is repeatedly exposed to the sun will begin to expand and contract.  This durable polypropylene plastic construction is UV resistant so it will not get brittle and snap with repeated usage.  It is made of recycled content so it’s environmentally responsible.

The unique hinge design featured in this tent flooring snaps together like no other floor system on the market.  It is remarkably easy to install and requires no tape or adhesive of any kind.  In addition, the flooring can be rolled up at take-down for easy storage and reinstallation.  Each tile is waterproof and has drainage holes which allow water to flow freely through which will prevent rot, warp, or get water-logging.  Its top diamond-pattern finish provides an anti-slip surface.  This can be especially nice if it gets rainy outside and people begin to track water into the tent.   Use our tent flooring on any irregular surface including grass, dirt, stones and sand.
Expand your floor as needed.  You can purchase these temporary floor tiles to fit a smaller tent and buy more if you pick up another, larger tent.  This plastic flooring is also great in other special event rooms like ice arenas or convention centers.  Available in black and gray, this tent flooring can be matched to almost any d├ęcor.  Each tile measures 2 feet x 6 inches and weighs 1.2 lbs.
Easily clean with a pressure washer or a damp mop.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Garage Floor Tiles Diamond


The leading choice of Indy and Indy Light racing teams, Garage Floor Tiles Diamond are amazingly easy to install.  This versatile flooring requires no adhesive for installation; just snap them into place like a large puzzle and you’re done. Whatever your category of floor, Garage Floor Tiles Diamond is an ideal solution for your indoor and outdoor applications, whether temporary or permanent.  Its polypropylene, high-impact design ensures that it will perform and last.

No preparation is needed for install.  Simply lay this flooring directly over cracks or uneven surfaces in minutes.  These garage floor tiles are strong enough to support cars or small trucks on jacks and jack stands for years at a time.  They are easy to clean.  These garage floor tiles are not damaged or stained by most chemicals including oil, grease, brake fluid, petroleum products, or battery acid.  With its non-slip surface and anti-fatigue properties, this is a floor to work on! 
Garage Floor Tiles Diamond are an excellent flooring solution for both indoors and outdoors and can be used just about anywhere. The durability and easy clean-up permits the garage floor tiles to be used for a wide range of categories and its attractive appearance looks great in any room.  Not only excellent for garages, this flooring can be used in workshops, dealerships, showrooms, trade show booths, as tent flooring, RV’s and campers, patios…you name it!
These garage floor tiles are lightweight so you can install and uninstall them easily.   Since they require no adhesive, they are portable so you can bring them with you or place them in another room.  They provide a professional, stylish appearance and come with a 10-Year Limited Warranty.  (5 for outdoor use.)  Waterproof and chemical resistant.  UV resistant and ok for outside.
Contact Greatmats at www.greatmats.com - 877-822-6622.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Aerobic Dance Floor


Aerobic Dance Floor interlocking tiles are specifically designed for regular, daily, repetitive usage in commercial athletic facilities.  This aerobic flooring is also excellent for Zumba, Jazzercise, and other types of aggressive workouts.  These tiles feature a rugged surface texture that will withstand the most punishing commercial aerobic applications.


These tiles provide a high quality of commercial-grade surface durability.  This flooring consists of high density EVA foam material combined with rubber content.  This material compound creates a very durable surface texture that is lightweight and durable.  The commercial-grade surface texture is designed to last for many years of commercial use with athletic footwear.

Assembling this aerobic flooring is simple.  These interlocking foam tiles lock together tightly and with ease.  Put your floor together like a giant puzzle.  Edges are easily cut with a straightedge and utility knife for perfect wall-to-wall installation every time.  Once interlocked, the tiles will stay in place and lay flat.  You will not have to worry about your floor “rolling” or shifting around.  Because no adhesive is required for installation, these tiles are a fantastic choice for temporary or non-permanent installations such as a leased studio.   Your exercise floor can be easily installed or uninstalled and transported.

Each Aerobics Dance Floor tile is 40x40 inches in size.  This creates fewer seams in your floor than floors created from smaller 2x2 ft tiles. The 3/8 inch thickness provides all the support and cushion you need for aerobics, step, and dance.  This is true even when this foam flooring is placed directly over a hard floor such as concrete.  You will find this sports flooring provides all the anti-fatigue cushion you need for your customers

Choose between a wood grain look or marble appearance to compliment your exercise studio. 

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ABC-123 Playmats


Experts say that most children should have some fundamental cognitive understanding and motor skills prior to starting pre-school.  Kids who have a grasp of these basic abilities naturally have an edge over the other kids without them because they can focus their energy on learning new things.  Some of these skills include grouping objects by color and shape, recognizing some letters and numbers, and following simple instructions.

Our ABC-123 playmat is an excellent tool for teaching children these fundamentals.   Each playmat is a one foot x one foot square.  There are a total of 26 ABC Mats and 10 Number Mats.  Interlock all 36 playmats together and you can create a six foot x six foot, brightly colored play floor.  It is soft for crawling around on so it’s great for a child’s bedroom floor.  It is soft enough, in fact, that you’ll get right down on the floor to play with them!

These playmates are great for teaching letters and numbers as well as basic motor skills.  Teach your little ones to associate different numbers and letters by colors and grouping.  Letters and numbers pop out of the playmates so kids can have fun trying to discover which hole they plug into.  Use them to teach basic sharing and instruction following.  Playmats also can be experimented with.  You can build them into a large cube or other shapes which also teaches children how to use their hands and develops hand-eye coordination. They are lightweight and easy to transport and store so you can use them to show how to put toys away when they’re finished playing with them. 

These playmates are a great learning tool for a number of different facilites.  Use them in your school or daycare.  They are waterproof and easy to clean. ABC-123 Playmats come with free shipping in the lower 48 and they are currently on sale. 

Contact Greatmats at www.greatmats.com - 877-822-6622.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Kids Kushion Playground Tiles


Times have changed since the days when monkey bars and slides were placed directly over concrete.  Broken bones and lawsuits have changed the way schools and parks deal with playgrounds.  These days, wood chips and rubber crumb is all the rage for outdoor playground flooring.  But are those safety precautions effective?

The short answer is, “no”.  Wood mulch and rubber crumb needs to maintain a certain depth to provide fall height safety for kids plummeting from the top of a slide or leaping from a swing.  Unfortunately, kids don’t recognize this necessity and wood chips get thrown.  Rubber crumb gets moved and shifted under swings and slides.  Usually, the places where the need is the greatest are the places where the safety measures fall shortest.

A better solution is outdoor playground tile.  Excellent rubber playground tiles for school playgrounds and parks, our Kids Kushion also works great on rooftops or anyplace you need protective surfacing, indoors or out.  You can even use Kids Kushion in your warehouse for its anti-fatigue properties.

Kid Kushion rubber playground tiles are 24" x 24" and designed to provide constant fall protection while allowing for drainage during inclement weather.  They don’t require raking or leveling to ensure that they maintain safe protection for the kids.

To determine which thickness of Kid Kushion playground tiles is suitable for your application, you first determine the "Fall Height" (drop height) of your play area.   This sounds more intimidating than it is.  If you have playground equipment, measure the height from the ground to the highest platform children stand on.  This distance is your Fall Height.  Once you have this information, you can select which Kids Kushion playground tile you need.

The 2.5" thickness is used most frequently in indoor and outdoor settings. When installed over concrete or asphalt, it provides a drop height rating of 6 ft.   The 3.5" thickness is needed for an 8 ft. drop-height over concrete and the 3.75" thickness is required for a 10 ft. drop-height.
Kids Kushion come in black, blue, charcoal gray, burnt red, and bright green.  These four colors (and black) have been carefully selected through various durability and longevity tests.  All colored rubber will eventually fade.  These colors have been selected because they withstand the effects of UV sunshine the best.
The preferred sub-surface for a Kid Kushion surface is concrete or asphalt but it is ok to install these playground tiles directly on top of compacted dirt or crushed rock. You will need a stable, solid surface with some grade to allow heavy rainfall to drain from the surface area. You do not want water to puddle beneath the tiles for extended periods of time as dips will form over time and the overall appearance of the surface will not be as pleasing.
Because the Kid Kushion Playground Tile system provides a level and resilient surface, it also provides wheelchair accessibility.  It features an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliant Ramp (24"x 27") that has a 1:12 slope.  This exceeds the ADA minimum 1:16 grade slope. Transition pieces (ramps) are available in various thicknesses along with corner pieces.
Please note: this material CANNOT be installed directly on top of dirt. It requires a flat, hard surface such as concrete, asphalt, or decking.  If you have dirt, a base of crushed stone that is compacted and leveled is required. Our only outdoor product for playgrounds that can be installed directly on grass and dirt is, Kids Ergo Matta.
Contact Greatmats at www.greatmats.com - 877-822-6622.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Temporary Roadway Panels

Since 1994, AlturnaMats has been making Temporary Roadway Panels.  They are the inventor and innovator of these products and, when you compare their product to the competition’s, it shows. When it comes to quality, these temporary roadway mats are the best products on the market.  Every ground protection mat that we offer is backed by AlturnaMats’s Lifetime Warranty.  This is the most tested, best backed, and longest lasting lawn protection product you will find anywhere.

Temporary Roadway Panels are excellent for keeping grass and turf safe from heavy machinery or heavy foot traffic.  These panels provide a surface that is easy to walk on, safe to work on, and great to drive on.  With their exclusive slip-resistant tread design, they provide sure-footed traction even in rainy weather. They work great for providing a dry surface for outdoor functions like weddings or family reunions.  Great for keeping your guests from getting their shoes covered in mud!  They are great for providing extra traction for heavy machinery when the ground is soft or muddy.

This is also the only ground protection product on the market that is made in-house.  In addition, our pricing is the most competitive for the highest quality product you can find.  Other, inferior products are out there but none will give you the durability or the warranty that come with the AlturnaMats product.

These rugged mats are made of 1/2" thick recycled polyethylene material so they are virtually indestructible. They can withstand vehicles weighing up to 60 tons. The mats will bend but do not break. These ground protection mats have also been tested in record cold and heat.  Temporary Roadway are also available in white, making them ideal for safe use as long walkways even in dark conditions.

Made in America, Temporary Roadway is an eco-friendly product.

Contact Greatmats at www.greatmats.com - 877-822-6622