Friday, March 29, 2013

Customer Review-Rolled Rubber

“I am extremely elated and I would most definitely buy from Greatmats again.”


-Don R.


Don chose 3/8” rubber rolls.  He used this rubber flooring to design a fitness center in his basement.  Don attended the National Academy of Sports Medicine to become a personal trainer and it has always been a dream of his to own a fitness center and train clients. 

We’ll let him tell his story:

“I wanted the flooring to be durable, flexible, comfortable, and compliment the red and black color scheme of the equipment…I researched some home gym flooring companies online and at brick and mortar…I decided to use Greatmats flooring rolls…the flooring is solid, sturdy, and does not shift when training.”

Rolled rubber is a great option for home gym flooring where weights and exercise equipment is going to be used on a regular basis.  Interlocking rubber tiles are more common for home applications because they’re easier to install and require no adhesives.  This makes the flooring easy to transport if you decide to change locations and want to bring your rubber flooring with you.  However, rolled rubber is less expensive and is often found in commercial applications.   Since Don is using his basement fitness center as a business, it makes sense that he would go this way with the rubber flooring.

Don goes on to say, “when friends, family members, and potential clients visit my fitness room, they say the flooring looks really nice.  One friend who I showed the pictures of the flooring to indicated that it looked professionally done.  The installation went perfectly as explained by Tina (one of our customer service reps).  Thanks, Tina, for your superb advice.  It took 3-4 hours because I wanted it done neatly…the most rewarding part of this project: I saved over $2500 by purchasing the flooring and doing it myself…the website elucidated and depicted the different styles of flooring, percentage of coloring and method of how to request the sample.  I thought it was convenient to get a written quote that included the shipping freight and the total cost…the main reason I purchased my material from Greatmats was because of the superlative customer service, knowledgeable customer service associate, quality products, competitive prices, and concise written quotes.  Moreover, without the rubber flooring my training room would be incomplete.  I appreciate your company assisting me in achieving my long term goal.”

So, Don, would you recommend Greatmats to your friends?

“Yes, with a favorable endorsement!!!!1”

Thank you, Don.  We’re glad you’re happy with your rubber flooring.  We’re sure you’ll enjoy it for many years to come. 

Our rubber flooring products are available in various roll and tile sizes and types.  Be sure to check through your options to determine the product that it best for your unique application.  Do you have questions?  Don’t hesitate to contact one of our customer service representatives and we’ll help you decide the best product for you!

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Event High Gloss Vinyl Flooring

If you’ve ever seen a professional fashion show, you’ve seen the glamour.  Everything seems bigger than life: the sheen, the flashbulbs popping, the models…Have you ever wondered how they get the whole thing to look so…shiny?  It’s not by accident.  The lighting has to be just right.  The makeup, just so.  And, of course, the models and clothing are hand selected to present the most polished experience possible for the viewer.

Now, you too can add sparkle and glamour to any event with our Event High Gloss Vinyl flooring.  This show room flooring is the perfect solution when you need to add bling to your special event.  This glossy vinyl floor is perfect for special events, commercials, and fashion promotions.   This show floor is available in high-gloss black,white, and red with a variety of colors also available by special order.  The high gloss of this flooring will reflect light in a pleasing way that makes your stage or runway gleam.

 Commonly found at fashion shows, car shows, this event flooring is also used in television commercials.  Make your beauty contest go BIG! This vinyl flooring will make your special event bigger than life.

Event flooring is sold in full rolls.  This high gloss vinyl measures 6’ x 60’ in a thickness of 80 mils.  Each roll weighs 275 lbs.

This event flooring is designed as a temporary or semi-permanent flooring.  It can be easily cut to fit and installed with double sided or vinyl tape.

Event flooring is great for dance but please note: tap shoes with aluminum taps will leave black oxidation marks on vinyl flooring material.  This is more noticeable with gray flooring. For this reason, we do not recommend gray flooring when using this floor for tap dancing. Tap shoes with steel taps will not leave black marks.  However, all tap shoes will leave some non-color markings on the floor. 

PLEASE NOTE: The ROSCO rolls of vinyl should never be stored in a flat position, as this will cause the rolls to flatten and may cause rippling in the material when unrolled. The material should always be stored in an upright position.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.
                      

Monday, March 25, 2013

Customer Review-Playground Ergo and Pebble Mats


 “I am a big fan of your projects and I hope to do more.”
-Lisa F.

Lisa is the principal designer for Vonn Studio in Charlotte, NC.  She has used a variety of our specialty flooring products for her projects for various customers.  

“I am an interior designer and I was charged with finding a “cool” gym floor.  The client…wanted a pattern using yellow, grey, and black.  We continued the yellow and grey stripe up the walls and across the ceiling giving a banding effect.  Very cool.”

Lisa used our Ergo tiles for this gym flooring.  Ergo is a flexible modular plastic floor tile that comes in a variety of colors.  It is made of 100% recycled materials and, because it mixes PVC with rubber, it’s very resilient.  These modular floor tiles are guaranteed for five years.  Ergo is often used as an outdoor playground surface area for younger kids where fall heights aren’t a huge concern.  Ergo is easy to install and care for.  It requires no glues or special surface to attach it to.  Just snap in together and you’re done!

Lisa goes on to say that she used our Pebble mats for someone who wanted to practice Yoga in their space.  “The installation was very simple.  I even installed one myself.  The only challenge with the Pebble Mat was understanding the interlocking pattern in the corners.  After that, it was so easy to install and easy to cut to size when I reached the wall and steps.”

Pebble mats are fantastic foam flooring product that is so dense and rugged we are able to use it in horse stalls.  However, it is soft and provides a great cushion so people enjoy using it in their home gyms or workout areas.  Lightweight, it can usually ship via ground carrier and is much easier to move around and work with than heavier rubber tiles or rolls.

Like the Ergo plastic floor tiles mentioned earlier, Pebble Mats are a breeze to install.  Just lay them out and cut to fit with a straightedge and a sharp utility knife.  These foam floor tiles measure 2ft x 2ft and are 3/4” thick.  They are great for areas with light free weights and other equipment.  They come with a one-year warranty and two border strips per tile.  They are waterproof also which can come in handy.

“I am very happy with the products, “ Lisa says.  “I hope to have the opportunity to specify Greatmats in the future.  I would recommend Greatmats to clients, family, and friends.  A very diverse product for many types of applications.”

Thank you, Lisa, for the kind words and the wonderful photos!

If you have questions or would like to discuss the possibilities for your area with one of our professional specialty flooring representatives, we hope that you’ll give us a call.  We would love to help you find the product you need to make your project a success.  Samples are also available upon request.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.





Thursday, March 21, 2013

Customer Review-Premium Foam Mats 5/8"


“These mats did a great job for us at the Home, Garden & Remodeling Show in Louisville, KY.  They were easy to handle, install and break down.  They also provided great cushion for the sales team that spent as many as twelve hours standing in the booth speaking with prospects.  We will be able to reuse these mats for several shows which eliminates the need for handling bulky carpet or renting expensive carpet from the show decorator.”

-Thad A.

Thad chose Premium foam mats 5/8” for his trade show booth flooring.  These interlocking foam mats feature a full 15 mm of thickness in 15 vivid colors that will not fade over time.  The surface texture of these foam floor mats feature a thatch design that is resistant to scuffing.  This makes them ideal flooring for high traffic.  They also provide fatigue relief for people who are on their feet all day. 

These foam mats are a premium quality product made from EVA foam material.   Not only excellent trade show flooring, they also transform any basement or den into a playroom or indoor sports area.  Waterproof, they can be easily cleaned so they are great for kids play areas. 

The variety of brilliant color options allows you to mix and match to fit your d├ęcor.  Get creative with your foam floor mats!  You can use our online room designer to easily create scaled room layouts.

These interlocking foam mats are simple to install.  Just piece them together like a giant puzzle and you’re done.  For wall-to-wall installations, you can simply cut the excess away with a sharp utility knife.  Two border strips come with each tile so you can create a finished edge in island areas where no wall is present.

Premium foam mats are offered with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty against product defect and can be expected to last for 10 years or more in normal residential applications when cleaned and cared for on a regular basis.   We stock thousands of square feet of this and similar foam mat products for large scale commercial and athletic projects.  This makes for a quick and simple delivery.

If this particular foam mat is not perfect for your application or budget please consider one of our other foam mats, we offer a complete and comprehensive line of interlocking foam mats to our customers, some starting at $0.99 cents per square foot.   Other foam mat products are available with free shipping.  Please browse our complete line of puzzle foam mats. 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 about our foam mats.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bounce Back Playground Flooring


Bounce Back playground surfacing tiles provide a clean and safe play area for kids to play on.  They are perfect for playgrounds with swings, slides, and other equipment from which a child could fall.  Playground surfacing is available in many thicknesses up to 4 inches that provides a 10-foot fall height rating. 

Bounce Back cushions meet and exceed the requirements as established by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and American Standard for Testing Materials (ASTM) methods. Testing of this product is done on a regular basis to maintain the highest quality standards available.  Bounce Back tiles provide long-term safety, while offering ADA accessibility when used with our special ADA border ramp edging.

In the past, harmful objects such as broken glass have been found mixed into wood chips or loose filled products like sand or gravel.  Our playground tiles eliminate this risk.  The solid construction of playground surface tiles does not allow foreign objects a place to hide on the playground.  Also, solid rubber playground safety tiles stay in one place and maintain a consistent fall height rating.  This is better than loose fill where continual raking is necessary to keep the surfacing in place.

These playground surface tiles are a shock-absorbing, resilient rubber that will perform all year round and in all weather conditions for years.  They are designed for continuous usage even during the rainy season.  Water will not puddle on the surface of the tiles but moves quickly through the surface and laterally through the legs of the cushions.  This makes the playground area dry and ready to use quickly after even heavy rains.

This product features colorful EPDM mixed color options that will enhance the appearance of any playground surfacing.  Seven popular colors are available to make your playground look fantastic.  

These playground surface tiles are easy to install.  Please request installation instructions.  No daily maintenance is required to maintain safety standards.  This means lower costs and fewer hassles. It looks and performs great!  

Please note:  These tiles are specifically designed to lay on a flat, hard surface such as concrete or a base of crushed and compacted stone.  They are NOT designed to lay directly on top of dirt.  If you’re looking for a playground safety surface that can lie on dirt, we recommend our Kids Ergo Matta.

Bounce Back rubber playground tiles are Earth friendly.  Each 24" x 24" safety tile is made from scrap tires that would otherwise be buried in a landfill.  Bounce Back rubber can be recycled again and again.   These tiles are made in the USA.

If you have questions, would like a sample, or are looking for a quote that includes shipping to your playground area, give us a call.  One of our friendly customer service reps would be happy to help you with any questions or concerns you might have.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Gym Floor Mats Ergo


Gym Floor Mats Ergo is an excellent matting system great for high traffic areas.  These soft and supportive gym floor tiles offer excellent ergonomic and anti-fatigue properties.

Ergo mats are available in eight different colors.  They are smaller than most common gym tiles.  Dimensions of these tiles are 20”x10” with a thickness of 9/16”.   Each tile covers 1.35 square feet.  They are very lightweight (just 24 oz. each).  This makes them easier to install and move than many gym flooring products including rolled rubber.

Gym Floor Mats Ergo are attractive and will make your gym floors look great.  The interlocking design makes installation simple-no glues are required.  Just snap them together and you’re done.  Low profile minimizes the risk of tripping and edge ramps are also available on request.  The surface of these tiles is designed specifically to provide extra traction.

Made of a combination of rubber and flexible PVC, these tiles are supple and soft.  They make a nice floor for a variety of aerobic exercises.  These gym flooring tiles also provide sound dampening qualities. 

Easy to clean: Just clean with water and soap and you’re done.

These tiles are guaranteed for five years.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Home Gym Flooring

When it comes to choosing the best flooring for your home gym, you have a few options.   Selecting the right type of flooring for your particular application is going to be critical.  Choose the wrong home gym flooring and you can have a real problem on your hands and one that’s not easily (or cheaply) replaced.  But how can you know that the flooring type you select is the right one?

The most important thing you can do is talk to flooring professionals.  At Greatmats, our customer service people have a solid handle on which products work best for which applications.   We strongly recommend you discuss your options with us prior to placing an order, especially if the room you’re looking to cover is large.   However, here are some basic pointers to get you started in the right direction.

The most popular product for most home gyms is rubber.  At Greatmats we offer both interlocking rubber tiles and rolled rubber in a variety of sizes, colors, and thicknesses.  Rubber is very effective for protecting both your equipment and your floors.  It offers sound dampening qualities and is rugged enough to withstand the abuse that comes from dropping heavy weights provided you purchase a thick enough product.  It is an excellent surface to use under equipment and weight benches/racks.

However, a common misconception about rubber flooring is that it’s soft and will provide fatigue relief for the athlete.  People also tend to assume rubber is waterproof and will hold up well in wet areas.  This is NOT the case.  If you’re looking for a soft, waterproof surface, you’re looking for foam.

Like our rubber tiles, foam mats are also available in various thicknesses, colors, and sizes.  Interlocking mats are easy to install, require no adhesive, and can be easily transported from room to room or house to house.  They are excellent for aerobic exercise and will give you a soft workout area for aerobic exercises like P90x, Jazzercise, or Zumba.  Foam is waterproof and also provides some sound dampening properties.

There are exceptions to these basic rules.  We do offer Plyometric rubber flooring that is soft and great for aerobic exercise.  It is less dense than standard rubber and specifically designed for running, jumping, bounding, etc.  We also provide Pebble Foam Mats that are tough enough to be used in weight rooms.  However, as a general rule, rubber is best for weight areas.  Foam mats are best for aerobic areas.

A final option is the modular floor tile.  This product is nice for areas where you’d like to create a multipurpose area that won’t be specifically used as a workout area all the time.  We have modular floor tiles that create a great looking room that can double as your aerobics area.  Tiles provide some fatigue relief though not as much as foam and also look fantastic when you’re using the room for other purposes.  Modular tiles are a great selection for aerobic activities but, like foam, aren’t great for weight room areas.

Hopefully, this provides you with some clarification and helps you when trying to decide what product to use for your home gym floor.  Again, we strongly recommend that you discuss your particular situation and needs with a customer service rep prior to buying product if you’re not sure what you need.  We are always happy to help you find the floor that you’ll be happy with for years to come.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Artificial Outdoor Turf Tiles


This modular, artificial grass-turf top tile is fantastic for outdoor areas.  Great for decks, patios, and rooftop settings.  This faux grass tiles turn any outdoor area into a safe and comfortable environment.  They can even be used under tables and chairs.

Because of their flexibility, these modular tiles can be installed over irregular surfaces and cut to fit irregularly shaped areas. Installation is a breeze for both resurfacing applications and ground level installations.

Each tile measures 24" by 24" by 1” thick.   These patented deck mats are so flexible due to two durable plastic tubes installed through the slats.  This enables the mats to lie flat on uneven surfaces.

These tiles are an excellent alternative to cold, hard cement balconies and rooftop terraces in apartments and condominiums.  Furthermore, they can be used to cover damaged or weathered wood decks.  Construction adhesive may be used to fasten the plastic flooring to an existing hard surface or they may be placed loose.  They fit similar to a jigsaw puzzle.

These tiles are well suited for outdoor balconies and rooftop terraces. Since water can drain through the tiles, there is no danger of water damage to the concrete surfaces of condominium balconies. These tiles will enhance the outdoor living space of any balcony or rooftop terrace.

This type of artificial grass tile is an excellent way of improving the look of old and worn out deck surfaces. Installed over existing decking in minutes, the tiles will transform an old discolored wood deck to a thing of beauty. The tiles can also be installed like traditional patio slabs or interlocking stone providing a neat, well-proportioned look.

These plastic floor tiles were created to improve the look of balconies, rooftop terraces, outdoor patios and walkways with the warmth of natural wood or the longevity of recycled plastic. This patented, revolutionary new breakthrough in outdoor flooring looks incredible, extends your outdoor seasons and increases the value of your property. 

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.