Tuesday, December 23, 2014

What's the best flooring for wet basements?

Homeowners frequently have to deal with water in their basements and it can cost thousands to remedy this situation.  Whether you have standing water after severe storms or just a damp basement with walls that "sweat" during muggy days, you will want to put flooring down there that is designed for moist areas.

One of the most popular products for basement areas is carpeting.  It adds warmth and the carpet pad will add cushion to a hard, concrete floor.  Unfortunately, it's not impervious to water and carpeting is quickly destroyed by a flood or, worse yet, a sewer line that backs up.  Leaky water heaters or even continual moisture will ruin carpeting and carpet pads over time.

A better solution is an interlocking carpet tile such as the Royal Carpet Tile.  These are foam backed, interlocking tiles that are simple to install and lightweight.  Because the foam is a closed cell type, they are not damaged by water, even if they're submerged in a flood.  
Interlocking carpet tiles will not be damaged by flooding.

Carpet-top tiles and other types of foam flooring is nice for damp basements because moisture cannot penetrate the product material and they can be easily removed, dried (and cleaned), and replaced quickly and without a great deal of effort.

However, as a homeowner, you must be diligent when using this type of flooring in your basement.  This is especially true if you know you get water in your room.  This is because, although water won't damage your flooring, it can become trapped between your product and the concrete.  This can lead to problems such as mold or mildew.  If you use this type of product, you'll want to regularly inspect the concrete beneath your foam tiles to ensure no water is being trapped there.

Another option is a click-together floor tile such as MaxTiles or StayLock products.  These tiles sit on a foot system which allows air and water to flow beneath the surface of the flooring.  This allows water to evaporate more easily than it can beneath a foam solution.  You will still need to inspect your concrete subfloor but the chances of mold or mildew forming beneath the tiles is reduced.

Click together flooring keeps the surface of your floor up off the concrete.

For basement areas that flood frequently with copious amounts of water, the best solution is a perforated plastic tile such as the StayLock Perforated Tile.  Holes in the surface of the tile allow for even more evaporation.  These tiles are designed as a wet area product and offer the best solution for high problem areas.  
Perforated tiles allow for maximum evaporation in wet areas.

If you would like more information about basement flooring solutions, call us at 877-822-6622.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Rubber Flooring for Exercise?

People are frequently interested in using a rubber floor for aerobic activity.  While this flooring type is very popular for weight rooms and cross fit activities, it's not always the best fit for cardio and other types of aerobic activities such as Insanity or P90X.

Plyometric rubber provides cushion for the athlete that standard rubber cannot.

The reason for this is that rubber, while extremely durable and long-lasting, is not the softest surface and doesn't really add much by way of impact absorption. Rubber does a great job protecting floors from weights and exercise equipment.  In terms of fatigue relief, it's not usually the best option.

A softer surface that typically provides more cushion and softness for working out is foam.  Foam is lightweight, inexpensive, and available in various densities and thicknesses.  Certain foam mats are better for certain activities and, oftentimes, foam is the best fit for your aerobic application.

However, foam isn't always the best match for people who are looking to add weights or equipment into their aerobics room.  While foam is generally durable, it can be indented by heavy equipment and those indentation may not come out when the equipment is moved.

A happy medium is our plyometric (plyorobic) rubber.  This rolled rubber product is less dense than standard rubber so it provides great cushion for the athlete while still maintaining the floor protection that standard rubber gives.  Plyometric rubber is available in black rolls of four foot widths.  It is extremely popular in both residential and commercial crossfit or fitness centers.

Plyometric rubber from Greatmats is available in two thicknesses: 3/8" and 1/2".  For these two thicknesses, rolls must be cut to 30LF or longer and a freight delivery is required.

If you're just looking for a small amount of coverage, we also carry 8mm plyo in a 4x10 roll.  These rolls are available on sale with free shipping.  They are light enough to ship via ground service directly to your door.

Questions?  Give Greatmats a call at 877-822-6622.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Can I use rubber flooring in my garage?

A frequent request we receive here is for rolled or interlocking rubber tiles to use in garage areas.  Unfortunately, in most cases, this is not a good flooring fit.

Rubber is great for gym flooring-for garages, not so much.
 Let's preface this by stating that, if you'll be using your garage area only as a workout/gym room, rubber will work great.  Rubber flooring is the most popular product we sell for weight room areas and for facilities where exercise equipment will be used.  It protects the concrete as well as the weights/equipment.

However, if you'll be using your garage as a sort of multi-purpose room where cars will be present, rubber is not a good fit at all.  Rubber tires will chew up your rubber floor quickly.  This is because they both grip exceptionally well.

Another downside to rubber is that it is susceptible to solvents such as gas or oil.  These products can damage your rubber flooring.

Finally, excessive water on your rubber floor can damage it over time.  Melting snow and rain that is dragged in by your vehicle will pool on your rubber flooring which can break it down.  It can also get trapped beneath the rubber which can lead to mold or similar issues.

For those of you who are looking for a nice product that you can workout on but also park your car on, we recommend one of our garage floor tiles.  These interlocking tiles are available in various colors and are incredibly durable.  They can easily handle the weight of almost any vehicle and are impervious to water or solvents.  Garage floor tiles are available in a hard polypropylene plastic or a softer PVC plastic.  The PVC tiles typically require a bit more maintenance as they can become scuffed by high performance tires and require a sealant at installation and regularly throughout the life of your floor.

Have questions?  Call us at 877-822-6622.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Customer Review-Plyometric 4x10 roll

Plyo mats add cushion for aerobic activity
"Terrific mat which my wife uses for her Plyo exercises.  We have installed in our garage on the epoxy floor and it does not slip at all and is also comfortable to lay on and also absorbs shock from your legs. Nice look and texture also.  Worth the price." Tim A. - Prescott, AZ

Plyometric rubber is a less dense version of standard rolled rubber.  This provides excellent cushion and fatigue relief for aerobic activities including P90X and Insanity.

The 4x10 rolls are 8mm thick and are currently on sale with free shipping (in the continental US).  They are delivered via ground delivery right to your door.

Plyometric rubber is rugged enough to place beneath equipment such as treadmills, weights, and bikes but it is a softer surface than most rubber products.  This material has a very low rubber smell which is important, especially in smaller workout areas.

For more information on plyometric rubber or any of our rubber flooring products, please contact customer service at 877-822-6622.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Customer Review-Grappling Mats

Pine Forest Martial Arts
"Mats look and feel great and were easy to install" -Michael V Pine Forest Martial Arts - Pineville Louisiana

An economic MMA mat that will last for years even in commercial training facilities, our 1-5/8" thick Grappling Mats are an excellent value.  They are designed to provide enough cushion for over-the-shoulder throws.

Grappling Mats are available in two different sizes.  Smaller 2x2 mats are great for home studios and play areas while the larger 1 meter x 1 meter mats are good for larger installations.

Grappling mats are reversible which allows you to have a two-color floor.

A tatami surface protects athletes from getting matburn when grappling.  These mats are also excellent for an indoor playground surface.  Grappling mats are available in three color combinations with one color per side.  Reversible design allows you to put either side up.

We carry an extensive line of MMA mats.  For more information on these or any of our specialty flooring products, call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Product Spotlight - 4x10 Rubber Rolls

If you're looking to cover a small area for a home gym or you need a protective surface for your floor for a piece of exercise equipment such as a treadmill or elliptical machine, we have a perfect product for you.

4x10 rolls are great for home gyms.
The 4x10 rubber roll is a heavy-duty weight room/gym flooring that is great for residential users.  Thick enough to protect your floor from most heavy workout machines and light free weights, this quarter-inch rubber product is available in solid black or with 10% fleck in several colors.

Many color fleck options are available.
4x10 rubber rolls are currently on sale with free shipping.  They require no adhesive for installation and, for temporary applications, they can be dry laid over almost any hard, flat surface.  This makes it easily transportable and stored.  A double-sided carpet tape can also be used on the underside of this product to ensure the ends do not curl up due to heat and humidity fluctuations.

As with all our rubber products, 4x10 rolls are made in America.

This is a green product is made of recycled tires.  For more information, call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Customer Review-Folding Gym Mats

"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 2 in. 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 to make a 12x10 ft mat, 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 G - Gainsville, FL

Mats can be connected to make a large tumbling or wrestling area.

Folding gym mats are available in different sizes, colors, and thicknesses.  Made of a high-density EVA foam and wrapped in a tough shell of 18 oz. vinyl, these are the mats you will find in universities and schools around the country.  Rugged enough for daily use, they are lightweight and easy to move and store.

Tumbling mats are great for gymnastics, wrestling, cheerleading, and general play for kids of all ages.

Our folding gym mats are made in the USA.

For more information, contact Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Customer Review-Home Sport and Play Mats

"LOVE - LOVE - Love these mats.  Needed a waterproof solution I could easily remove if the floor became wet. So after sealing the concrete floor with Red Patch - I bought these thick mats in black/grey. I used solid black around the gym equipment, and then created a checkerboard pattern for the rest of the basement.  They look great and provide a good base for my soccer playing son.
Home Sport and Play mats are reversible so you can make a checkerboard pattern.
The mats will indent if something heavy is placed on them - so be careful with high-heels, heavy objects with wheels, or any other sharp, pointy object."  Five Stars.  -Georgann G.  Montvale, NJ

Made of high-density EVA foam, the Home Sport and Play is one of our most popular foam flooring products.  Soft enough for kids to play on, they are also durable and thick enough for adults to train on them.  Home Sport and Play Mats are often used for MMA training as well as aerobic activities.

These 2x2 foam mats can be used in basements directly over concrete.  They are available with border strips which allow you to turn any center tile into a border or corner.

For more information, contact Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Friday, August 8, 2014

End of Season Turf Tile Blowout!

We need to reduce our inventory of Artificial Turf Tiles to make room for Fall.  That means big savings for you!

Matt's dog is into it.
"The artificial turf tiles are working out nicely so far.  I wanted to share the attached picture of what our roof deck looks like with them installed.  As you can see, our new dog Helen is really enjoying it."  Five Stars.  -Matt R. - Cincinnati

Artificial turf tiles simulate the look of real grass better than rolled products.  Simple, click-together tiles are impervious to weather and require no glues for installation.

For more information on Turf Tiles or other patio/deck or rooftop surfacing, call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Customer Review-Portable Dance Floor

"Easy to install. Clients love it. We are able to move it around according to size we need for each event.
Plus we have saved hundreds of $$$$$ by purchasing a floor of our own. Thank You!"  -Edward

Portable dance floors are one of our specialties here at Greatmats.  Manufactured by us here in the Midwest, these tiles are simple to install and designed for repeated installations.  Unlike some inferior products, the connecting tabs will not break off even after multiple disassemblies.

MaxTiles are comprised of a sturdy plastic base with a heavy-duty vinyl inlay.  Various wood grains and stone colors are available.  Vinyl is extremely difficult to scratch and this product is sure to last for years even in demanding commercial applications.

Portable dance flooring is great for weddings and other special events as well as for people who would like to install a dance floor at home.

For more information on our portable dance floor options, please call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Introducing Pebble Mats Lite

Pebble Mats Lite is a great flooring for home gyms.
A thinner version of our Pebble Mats, this product is a great solution for weight room and exercise areas.  10mm thick, this product is thinner and lighter than our Pebble Mats.

These gym mats are made of high density EVA foam.  They interlock tightly together and provide a comfortable, protective flooring designed for weight benches and other exercise equipment.

Non-absorbent, these mats are great for basements.  They provide a nice cushion for standing and aerobic activities.  The pebble top surface provides great traction.

Easily cut these tiles to fit for a wall-to-wall installation.  Each tile covers slightly less than 4 square feet.  Tiles measure 2x2.

For more information, call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Reversible 1/2" Foam Tiles

Use either side up for a mono or dual color floor.
Introducing the EcoReversible 1/2" Foam Tile.  This economical high-density foam tile is great for a variety of applications including basements, kids rooms, and trade show booths.  Available in five color combinations, this product features one color per side.  You can flip the tiles upside down to create a checkerboard pattern or any combination layout you would like.

On sale with free shipping, EcoReversible tiles feature two different textures with a thatch surface on one side and a light emboss diamond surface on the other.  Each tile comes with two border strips.  Use these to convert any tile into a straight-edged border or corner piece.  This allows you to create a finished "island" layout with no puzzle edges around the perimeter.  For a wall-to-wall application, the tiles can easily be cut to fit your room layout with utility knife or box cutter.

For more information, contact Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Introducing the Eco Interlocking Carpet Tile

Eco Interlocking Carpet Tiles are excellent for basements.
One of our newest products is the Eco Interlocking Carpet Tile.  The most economical padded carpet tile on the market today, this flooring option is fantastic for basement flooring.  Easy to clean and maintain, they are completely waterproof.  Simply vacuum or hose them off and they're good as new.

Foam padding on these tiles is 3/8" thick.  The entire tile with carpeted top is 1/2".  Each tile measures just less than 2' x 2'

Carpet tiles are great for basements because they are impervious to moisture.  If you experience occasional flooding, you do not have to throw your carpeting and pad out.  Simply dry these squares out and put them back down-no harm done.

These tiles require no prep work or adhesive.  Simply lock them into place and you're done.  For a wall-to-wall application, they can easily be cut to fit with a sharp razor blade.

For more information, contact Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Customer Review - Hidden Lock Coin Top Tiles

"Your product is just as the name states 'Great' and kinda fun to install. I used the industrial flooring in a man cave/workshop addition I built onto the garage to store my motorcycle for the winter months. Because the bike weighing over 900 pounds and the jack another 300 lbs. I needed something that would take the load. Your product was the perfect choice, I have had many compliments on the finished flooring. 

Man cave: Successful.

But then I took your Greatmats another step further - because I had the leftover cuts from the perimeter squares I decided to incorporate them into the window jambs and sills using a vinyl base adhesive which is holding just fine. 

Gary got creative with the window!

Thank you for an excellent product and you have my OK if you choose to use the pictures on your website.  Thanks." - Gary L.

Garage Flooring is available in a few different options.  Gary opted for a soft, flexible PVC tile called our Hiddenlock Coin Top.  Other options including hard, polypropylene tiles are also available.  Simple to install, they add a durable, good-looking floor to most any room.

Friday, June 27, 2014


It's our biggest Dance Floor sale of the year!
It's time once again for our annual summer dance floor sale.  Now through July, save an additional 5% on our Rosco Adagio dance flooring.  That's a full 10% off retail.  We're also offering great prices on subflooring options too.  Mention code: JulyDance2014.  Not valid with other offers.

Here's a customer review from Lou at Flair Dance Academy:

"Hi my name is Lou and, along with my daughter Amanda Grace, we own Flair Dance Academy in Hillsborough, NJ. We have been in business for two years now. When we opened, we needed to put down a floor that would be good for everything from ballet to tap. After searching on the internet for Marley dance floors, I came across Greatmats and Angie.

Not only did she take the time to explain the different Marley floors by Rosco, send us samples and is great to deal with she also explained how to install and cut the floor. That was important to us due to our new business budget restraints. We decided that the Adagio floor would work best and boy am I glad we did! It makes the one studio we have fit all our dance styles, looks great and wears like iron.

Please look at the attached photos taken just yesterday to see how great the floor actually looks! Due to our growth we are looking at a much larger space with three large dance rooms. You know we will be working with Greatmats and Angie for all our needs. Stop by and visit us at: Flairdanceacademy.com!"

 For more information on dance flooring or any of our specialty flooring products, give Greatmats a call at 877-822-6622.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Customer Review - Horse Stall Mats

Interlocking rubber mats make life a lot easier for horse owners.
"After having interlocking mats in my stalls for 3 years I would never go back to the non-interlocking ones.  They don't curl up on the corners and don't get packed with dirt between the mats.  Fit together well and easy to install.  Five stars.  -Robert L, Christmas, FL

Robert purchased our interlocking rubber 4x6 mats.  At 3/4" thick, they are rugged and offer excellent support for both horses and their owners.

Punter top mats are available in various kit sizes and stocked in various locations around the US which allows us to find the lowest freight rates for you.

Horse stall mats are durable and comfortable.
Horse stall mats create a softer, healthier flooring for your animals.  If you would like more information on these mats or any of our specialty flooring products, give us a call at 877-822-6622.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Customer Review - Home Sport and Play Mats

"Enclosed please find my submission for your photo contest. I just want to say how happy I am with both the product and the service I received from your website!

I purchased the Home Sport and Play 7/8" matting for my office cubicle. The flooring was easy to install and trim to fit around the desk feet. I have used it for a week now and my feet and legs have never felt better! This mat is perfect for any standing desk application!"  -Jason T. Cortland, Ohio

Foam Mats provide excellent fatigue relief for standing work stations.
On sale with free shipping, Home Sport and Play foam floor mats are great for aerobics, standing areas, and for kids play areas.  These interlocking mats are 7/8" thick and measure 2' x 2'.    A high-density EVA foam, they are tough and designed for a variety of uses including martial arts training.  Each mat comes with two border strips so you can finish your perimeter into a straight-edged border.

Home Sport and Play mats are available in three color combinations: Red/Blue, Black/Gray, and Green/Brown.  Mats can be used with either side up allowing you to create a checkerboard layout or other custom options.

For more information, Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Customer Review - Patio Outdoor Tile

Patio Tiles are great for backyard entertaining areas
Tony D. of Clayton, NC purchased our Patio Outdoor Tiles for his backyard.  Here's what he had to say, "Very pleased with the mats I bought.  Gave my patio some life and color.  Five stars."

(Tony also won a  $50 Amazon gift card for submitting his review and pic.  We have a drawing every month.  Congratulations, Tony!)

Patio Outdoor tiles (also called Aqua Tiles) are a versatile, plastic flooring designed as an economic, durable surface for a variety of installations.  The can be used both indoors and out.

Great for decks and patios, they are also an excellent surface for pool decking and other wet areas.  These tiles are soft enough for bare feet but durable enough to support grills and other items.

Patio tiles are 11-5/8" x 11=5/8" and 1/2" thick.  They are simple to install with a basic hook and loop design.  The tiles will stay together tightly and not get loose with use.  Patio tiles feature UV stable colorant so they will not fade in the sun.

They are available in blue, gray, and terra cotta (see photo).  They are perforated which allows water to drain through them.  This snap-together, plastic product is also great as an inexpensive outdoor basketball court.

For more information, call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Customer Review - Rolled Rubber

Glenn from Austin, TX used rolled rubber to floor his home gym.  Here's what he had to say:

"Looks even better than we thought it would. The grey flake makes the room look brighter and spacious. I did the install myself without help. I thought it would take about 4 or 5 hours but it took close to 8 hours to put down.  If you have an empty room that would been about right the right amount of time.

Rubber flooring makes a home gym look professional.
I had two pieces of equipment that it was just easier to leave in the room and move around. The rest I moved to another room. The carpet and tack board had already been removed other than in a closet.This material is heavy so it was hard work moving it around and getting it lined up for one person. I used 3m outdoor mounting tape to secure to the floor.The finished product looks amazing and the install looks professional. You have to look closely to see any seam.

Everyone that has seen it is impressed even my toughest critic the wife. She owns her own business and helps build large commercial buildings for a living."

Thanks, Glenn.  We're glad you're enjoying your purchase.

Rolled rubber is the top selling product for home gym flooring.  It protects your floors and equipment while reducing vibrations from equipment.  The thickness you decide on should depend on a variety of factors:  Are you using free weights?  If so, how heavy?  Aerobic/cardio activity?  Do you battle moisture in your gym area?  What's the surface you'd like to cover?  Is it hard or soft?

How you answer these questions will help us to determine the right product to fit your needs.  Although Glenn opted to attach his flooring with tape, a dry-lay is also an acceptable way to go.  The rubber is heavy enough that tape or glue is really just a precaution rather than a necessity.

For more information on rubber rolls or any of our flooring options, call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Gymnastics Mats

Where can you find gymnastics mats for home or school use?  Look no further than Greatmats!  We stock a number of different folding gymnastics mats and have access to several styles.  Whether you need a folding gym mat for cheerleading practice or a professional landing pad for advanced tumbling, we can help you find the best product to suit your needs.

Custom gymnastics mats are available in six sizes and three thicknesses.  Several different color options are available so you can find the perfect match for your school or university.

We also carry gymnastics octagons and incline (wedge) mats great for learning beginner or advanced gymnastics techniques.

All of our mats feature an industry-standard 16 oz. vinyl shell.  This is 6P compliant and meets California Clean Water Act requirements.

For more information on gymnastics mats or any of our products, call us at 877-822-6622.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Marley Dance Floor

We are often asked, "what's the best dance flooring for my studio?"  With so many options and ideas for dance floors out there, it can be challenging to wade through all the noise and get the information you're looking for. The answer to your question depends on the type of studio you have, the type of dance done there, and the frequency that the dancers will be using the floor.

Adagio is the most versatile dance flooring we carry.  It can be used with all dance types in a permanent or temporary application.  Extremely popular, we recommend Adagio Marley in black where tap shoes will be used.

For soft shoe dancing such as ballet, we recommend our Ballet Floor.  This marley flooring has been designed for ballet and barefoot dance types.  Ballet flooring can be used in studios, on tour, or in theaters.  It is designed for use with barefoot and soft dance shoes only.

For stage flooring, our Dance and Stage Pro flooring is a great fit.  Tough enough for all dance types, it is built to withstand rolling dollies and cameras. 

For touring tap groups, we suggest our Adagio Tour flooring.   It is a tough, lightweight, and portable dance floor suitable for all dance types and all dance shoes. Consider the Adagio Tour for temporary theatrical applications.

Other flooring options including our Theatrical No-Glare flooring and Arabesque dance floor is also available.  We also carry sprung floors and sub flooring options.  If you can provide us with your room's dimensions and the type of dance that you provide at your studio, we can help you find the perfect product to suit your facility's needs.

For more infomation, please call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Customer Review-Weight Strength Tiles

It doesn't get more professional looking than Michael's home gym.
"Product came on time, was easy to install and has been working great as a gym floor in our free weight area."  Five stars.  -Michael E.

Weight Strength Tiles come with a 15-year warranty.
If you are looking for the best weight room flooring, you would be hard pressed to find a nicer product than the 2x2 foot Weight Strength Tiles from Greatmats.

Commercial grade, these tiles can be found in some of the largest and most prestigious schools and universities across the country.

Weight Strength Tiles are a full one-inch thick so they can take any amount of weight you can throw at them.  Unlike, most weight room floor tiles, these tiles use a dowel system to connect the flooring together.  This eliminates puzzle edges while also allowing you to install your flooring without any adhesive.

Designed for rugged durability, this weight room flooring can take whatever you can throw at it.  Dropping heavy weights repeatedly?  No problem.  Weight Strength Tiles can take it.  This is the best weight room gym flooring we offer.  The tiles are beyond significant with each weighing in at 16 lbs.

Available in a variety of standard, premium, and "team" colors, this flooring will add function and a fantastic look to any facility.  Ramped edging or "reducers" are available.  This product is made in the USA of recycled rubber and can contribute up to 8 LEED points.

If you would like more information, contact Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Customer Review-Artificial Turf Tiles

"The mats are great. Easy to install and cut. A great finish to our indoor soccer field in the basement." -Mark C. Marblehead, MA

Turf Tiles are great for indoor or outdoor use.

Artificial Turf Tiles are a relatively new product for us here at Greatmats and, already, the response from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive. They are excellent for both indoor and outdoor use.  A plastic, drain-through base allows water to flow freely through the tiles which creates a drier playing surface.  These tiles are comfortable for bare feet so they make a great recreational area for decks and pool areas as well.

These turf tiles snap together easily and measure approx. one foot by one foot. They require no adhesive for installation and can ship quickly when in stock.  Artificial turf tiles are completely waterproof.

For more information, call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Customer Review-Outdoor Sports Tile XT3

"Now you can ride with a Gator.  I think the mats look great.  Here are some pictures.  Maybe some other people might do the same."  -Richard P.

Wow!  The ingenuity of our customers never ceases to amaze us.

Richard used our Outdoor Sports Tile XT3 for the flooring of his tricked out golf cart.  (Guess which team he likes.)

The XT3 is a fairly new product for us here at Greatmats and, already, we're receiving rave reviews.  A plastic tile engineered to provide just the right bounce for tennis and basketball, this product is very popular because of its great looks and exceptional durability.  You can find courts around the world utilizing this type of tile for their outdoor courts.  They are popular with residential users and universities alike.

Would you like more information on outdoor court flooring?  Give us a call at 877-822-6622.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Customer Review-Home Sport and Play Mats

"I recently purchased foam tiles for a basement obstacle course and rock wall that measures 160 square feet.  My nine year old and I assembled the floor in 20 minutes! I find the flooring durable, warm and soft for landing.  I would highly recommend this product.


Margaret L."

"These mats rock.  See what I did there?"
Home Sport and Play foam tiles are a full 7/8" thick and are a great, multi purpose foam flooring option for a variety of applications.

Kids will find them soft and warm for playing on.  They provide a nice layer of cushion for accidental falls or for wrestling around or just having fun on.

Adults enjoy them for aerobics or martial arts training as well as for the fatigue relief they provide.

These foam floor tiles are currently on sale with free shipping.  Be sure to visit us at www.greatmats.com to check them out.

Questions?  Give us a call at 877-822-6622.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Customer Review-Premium Foam Mats

When it rains, it pours I guess.  Here's another kind review of our Premium 5/8" Foam Mats from Valerie in New Jersey:

My Greatmats are working out well for our family.  I bought them to cover the area under my daughter's crib, in case she were to climb or fall out of her crib, so that she won't get hurt on the tile floor.  We recently bought our first house, which had tile in this bedroom, and we haven't decided whether we are keeping the tile yet or not.  So, this was a quick, easy, and safe solution to our problem.  The mats are very thick, good quality, and they look very nice!  They fit well on the floor and stay put.  They were easy to cut for a custom fit.  My only complaint is that they make a lot of noise when walking on them barefoot.  When I go in to check on my daughter at night in her crib, the sound of my feet squeaking on the mats often wakes or stirs her.  So, if this could be modified to make the mats quieter, that would be even better!  Thanks Greatmats!

Thank you, Valerie.

Premium foam mats are on sale with free shipping right now.  Available in 15 bright colors, they're great for kids play areas or anywhere you need a soft floor with a splash of color.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Customer Review-Premium Foam Mats

"The mats are wonderful and arrived quickly is perfect condition. The order and the colors were exactly as described! Thank you great mats!"

Rocky-Albany OH

Premium Foam Mats are one of the most popular products we carry.  Versatile, waterproof, and easy to clean, they make a nice soft floor for almost any indoor application.  These mats can be commonly found in nurseries, kids's play rooms, classrooms, and lots of other areas where a colorful, soft flooring is desired.  On sale with free shipping, these EVA foam mats come with two border strips per mat.  This allows you to create a perfectly straight edge for the perimeter of your area.  The mats simply interlock together like a large puzzle which makes for a simple installation that requires no adhesives.

We stock a variety of foam mats in our Wisconsin warehouse in a variety of thicknesses and color options.  Whether you need a bright foam floor for a kids room or a hardwood looking foam floor, we can help you find the flooring to fit your needs.  Foam is also available for martial arts training and dog agility flooring.

For more information, call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Customer Review-MaxTile

Jeanne bought our MaxTiles and sent us a nice review and photo.  Take a look:

"We purchased Max Tile Modular Floor tiles for use under our 20 x 40 and 10 x 10 tents at the 2014 ConExpo and were very pleased with the ease of installation and overall appearance. A quick damp mopping everyday and we were ready for a busy day of booth activity. Great product!"

Some pretty serious Expo action taking place!

Thank you, Jeanne.  We like it too!

Max Tiles are a versatile flooring option that we manufacture ourselves.  Unlike some tiles of this type, the vinyl is glued to a flat topped plastic base which keeps carpeting from getting stuck in the adhesive and creates a much more durable tile.  These tiles are also used as a portable dance floor so they are designed with durability in mind  even with repeated installations.

Available in several wood grain and two stone finishes, the vinyl surface of these tiles is remarkably tough.  Try to scratch it with a quarter.  You'll find it can't be done.

Waterproof, easy to install, and looks fantastic, MaxTile is great for basements, trade show areas, or any multipurpose room where you need a great looking flooring option that can stand up to lots of abuse.

Ramped edging and corners are also available.

For more information, call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Customer Review-Premium Foam Mats

Here's a review from Paul who picked up some of our Premium 5/8" Foam Mats:

"We bought these for our 6 month old daughter and it really seemed to improve her mobility and when she would roll over or fall it provided some much needed cushion!! I didn't realize it came with edging too. It's also easy to clean! A lot easier than a carpet."

Premium Foam Mats make a great floor for kids.  They add a layer of cushion and some softness to the floor.  Available in 15 vibrant colors, these foam mats are on sale with free shipping.

2 border strips per mat allow you to create a corner or edge piece for your external mats.  (See drawing)  Simple interlocking design allows you to use these mats as a permanent or temporary flooring option.  They are waterproof and lightweight.  A one-year manufacturer's warranty protects you from product defects.

These foam mats are ideal for classrooms, daycares, or children's play areas.

For more information, call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Customer Review-Karate Mats

Robert of San Jose, CA sent us a nice review for our 1" woodgrain/black karate mats.  Here's what he had to say: 

"Very good value.  I had originally considered installing a sprung hardwood floor, but decided to go with the karate mats instead because of ease of installation and cost.  When first installed, they were a little slippery to bare feet, but after a short time the "tack" has improved.  Also, they do not like having anything heavy sitting on them for any length of time--it causes indentations.  But overall, I am quite happy with this product."

Karate mats are a top-quality, interlocking martial arts mat for karate and taekwondo. This martial arts / karate mat is specifically designed for barefoot and soft shoe foot work and striking moves. Used in hundreds of studios nationwide for more than 10 years, this karate mat has withstood the test of time. Greatmats one-year warranty protects our customers from any manufacturer defects so you can be confident in the durability of your floor.  Karate Mats are one of our most popular products.

For more information, contact Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Customer Review-Grappling Mats

Charles H. of Bay City, Texas equipped his martial arts facility with our MMA Grappling mats.  He even used them on the wall!  Outstanding work, Charles.  It looks great.

Here's what he said:

"The mats are better than your company advertisement.  My students really enjoy training on the new floor.  Your shipping schedule was exactly as promised.  I will be doing future business with GREATMATS.  Five stars."

Thank you, Charles.

Grappling mats are excellent for many types of martial arts.  The density and thickness of the mats provide a four foot ATSM fall height rating to protect athletes from throws and takedowns.  The mats are simple to install-most people save money by doing the installation themselves.  Simply cut the mats to fit in a wall-to-wall installation with a sharp knife and straightedge.

Grappling mats are commercial grade and commonly found in dojos where judo, BJJ, and, Jiu Jitsu is practiced.  The rugged tatami surface of these mats helps to prevent mat burn.  Large 40x40 mat size reduces the number of seams in your flooring.  They are available in three color options with one color per side: green/gray, black/gray, and red/blue.  As you can see by the photo, you can flip them upside down and create a checkerboard pattern.

Want more information?  Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New Product-Outdoor Court Tile XT3

Greatmats is proud to introduce the Outdoor Court Tile XT3.  Designed as a multi-purpose, outdoor sports court flooring, this product is great for a wide variety of sports including basketball, inline hockey, and volleyball.
This outdoor court tile is built with longevity in mind.  Rugged construction allows this flooring to withstand a sustained load of 16,000 pounds per square foot.  Its innovative, flow-through design discourages standing water and creates an environment for water to quickly dissipate.

Each tile features 32 individual interlocks with 8 per side.  This creates a firm and stable playing surface.

A leaf-spring type flex joint system provides three distinct advantages:

1.) It provides a lateral "give" for athletes which reduces leg stress and provides greater comfort/fatigue relief.

2.) It conforms to minor inconsistencies in the substrate.

3.) It controls thermal expansion.
Built of high-impact polypropylene, these tiles are fully color impregnated.  This keeps them from fading over time.  They are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions in any environment.

Great as an outdoor sports floor, these tiles also work great in pool areas, patios, and entryways.

For more information, call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.