Thursday, August 31, 2017

Top 10 Customer Uses for Foam Mats Economy 1/2 Inch

Multipurpose Foam Puzzle Mats at a Great Price


By Julia Nass 

Greatmats Foam Economy 1/2 Inch Mats
Foam Mats Economy 1/2 Inch are an incredibly easy and affordable way to add cushion, warmth and zest to any room. These puzzle foam mats are 2x2 feet and 1/2 inches of top notch, lead free and latex free foam that makes for safe and soft spaces. At only $.99 per square foot, these custom foam tiles come at a price impossible to beat for the quality and durability.

What follows is a list of ways in which real customers are using Foam Mats Economy 1/2 Inch tiles. Compiled from user reviews, this list gives insight into not only ways to use these tiles, but why customers constantly give this product a five-star rating.

Greatmats Foam Economy 1/2 Inch Mats puppy floor1. Pet areas


''Cushions the floor, insulates, easy to install and clean. I purchased and donated these tiles to our local animal shelter. They needed to get two litters of puppies off the cold concrete flooring this winter. The staff are asking for more tiles to use in the intake kennels.''
Preston, Clay Center, KS

2. Basement laundry room


Greatmats Foam Economy 1/2 Inch Mats workshop area floor''We installed these easily ourselves in our basement laundry room which has a cement floor. It looks clean, bright, and is soft to walk on. The floor looks great and warms up the room!''
Andrea, SLC, UT

3. Workout Room


''I wanted a floor for a home gym in my shed that had cement floors. This worked perfectly. The feel and texture are perfect.''
Virginia, Bunkie, LA

4. School Play Areas


Greatmats Foam Economy 1/2 Inch Mats play area floor ''The mats I purchased from great mats are amazing! I am a school teacher and the kids jump, walk, nap, sit does whatever they want and they are still brand new... I love them! The kids love them! Its strong, comfortable and well made! Need I say more?''
Lynda, Bellevue, WA

5. Basement Bedroom


''We added a master suite in our basement this summer... We did not know what to do about the floors in the bedroom hallway and open areas because of the constant threat that someday water would find its way on to the basement floor.
Then we discovered Great Mats economy 1/2 inch foam mats.
They feel like walking on Japanese Tatami mats, they make the cement floors warm and comfortable.
The neutral grey color is a perfect background for area rugs and furniture alike.
Best of all when the clothes washer occasionally spills water on the floor, or some other water gets onto the floor I just pull up a few mats for the short time it takes to let everything dry out.
I would recommend these to anyone needing a safe comfortable and easy to clean basement floor.''
Denzil, Madison, WI

6. Dance Floor Underlayment


''The mat works great under our dance floor. I highly recommend it.''
John D, Perris, CA

7. Block Knitting


''I ordered these mat pieces to (1) use to pad my Great Dane's blankets, and (2) use as 'blocking' surfaces for my knitting and crochet projects. I will probably be ordering more because I can see where they will be perfect for several other uses in my home. Thank you...''
Sandra, Pell City, AL

8. Truck Bed Liner


Greatmats Foam Economy 1/2 Inch Mats basement play area floor''This product was an awesome one. We have a truck and I thought about how to preserve the paint job in the bed of our truck, and so these mats worked out great. I could easily cut them, and the clean up was a sinch. Thanks.''
Penny, Egegik, AK

9. Screened in Porch Flooring


''Very pleased with the service we received, and also with the product. It was easy to install, and looks great on the floor of our screened in porch.''
Brian, Amarillo, TX

10. Dog Agility


Greatmats Foam Economy 1/2 Inch dog training area
''I put the mats in my basement for dog agility. I have jumps, a tunnel and some weave poles. I decided the cushion was so great I would jump rope on it myself. Even grooming my dog, I stand on it. Big improvement...''
Jacqui, Milford, MI

Each and every foam mat is designed with rich color and a slip-resistant thatch surface. All 2x2 foam mats are waterproof, stain proof and simple to clean with common household floor cleaners. To install, simply lay tiles side by side and push the interlocking puzzle-piece edges together. No adhesives are required for a long lasting installation. Then, if one or more foam mats need to be removed at any point, they are lightweight and portable.

Please do note that high heels and other sharp objects can puncture the foam mats. Typically, they are not recommended for aerobics activities over carpet, as mats create less grip with carpet and can slide. They are not designed for outdoor purposes, as mats can curl if exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time.

If you're in need of any assistance at all, whether it be a question about safety or you'd like to design your floor space, get in touch with Greatmats customer service. The friendly Greatmats team is there to support you throughout your entire floor-purchasing process.



For more on this topic please review our Foam Tiles product page.
Related Product: Foam Mat Economy 1/2 Inch

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Many Uses of Royal Interlocking Carpet Tiles

Customers are getting creative with Royal Interlocking Carpet Tiles


By Julia Nass

It turns out that customers have put Royal Interlocking Carpet Tiles to use in all sorts of creative ways. Greatmats went through all of the wonderful feedback users sent in in order to compile the following list: the many uses of Royal interlocking Carpet Tiles.

1. Garage Flooring



Greatmats Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile garage rec room floor
Royal Interlocking Carpet Tiles have been used time and time again for complete garage transformations. These tiles instantly turn cold, hard concrete into a space people actually want to spend time in. These tiles are waterproof and odor proof and according to Ron from Chicago, they ''clean up great.'' The interlocking tiles can be vacuumed, spot cleaned, or completely lifted up and taken outside for a more thorough clean if needed.

2. Rec Room Flooring



Royal Carpet tiles are constructed with 1/2 inch thick foam material beneath the plush carpet surface, which yields incredible comfort and cushion. At the same time, tiles stand up to heavy foot traffic and heavy impacts. These carpet tiles can be used under all types of recreation, from game tables to aerobic exercise.

3. Basement Flooring


Greatmats Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile basement floor
What better way to turn a dark downstairs area into an irresistible space than with cushioned, inviting carpet. Users find that interlocking carpet tiles immediately transform previously sad basement rooms into a welcoming, warm space. Plus, these tiles make the installation process into a basement a breeze. These interlocking carpet tiles for a basement can be easily cut with a sharp utility knife to fit into any size room or fit around any kind of obstacle.

4. Trade Show Booth Flooring



Greatmats Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile trade show floor Use interlocking carpet tiles as a super simple way to make a trade show booth look and feel amazing. These intuitively interlocking carpet squares can be assembled and disassembled in minutes. Plus, they are so lightweight that packing up and shipping out is no sweat. At 2 feet in diameter and 1.4 lbs, the tiles are super easy to carry. What's more, users who pick Royal Interlocking Carpet Tiles for trade shows find they can stand on it for hours and even days at a time without getting sore.

5. Business Waiting Rooms



First impressions are everything, which is why customers find Royal Interlocking Carpet Tiles to be an awesome fit business waiting rooms. The seams will virtually disappear after vacuuming just once, leaving a professional, clean and classy flooring, perfect for maintaining a top-notch impression. These interlocking carpet squares can be used as a temporary option as well, as no adhesives are needed for a sturdy installation.

6. Home Theater Flooring


Greatmats Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile bedroom flooring Even if you're not necessarily trying to prove anything look wise, these interlocking carpet squares still do wonders. For example, certain customers have found that interlocking carpet tiles makes a well-rounded home theater flooring as well. Tiles are more than comfortable enough to sit or lay down on. Further, they can hold the weight of furniture like the TV, sofas and chairs without any problem.

7. Bedroom Flooring


These interlocking carpet squares are a logical choice for a bedroom once again because of their cushion and welcoming feel. The surface of interlocking carpet tiles is known to be more softer and more abundant than any other of its kind. The quality and feel is far nicer than the fibrous, burlap-like carpeting commonly found in other products.

Greatmats Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile boat flooring waterproof8. Laundry/Guest Room


Combine the coziness of carpet with a waterproof material and you've got the perfect flooring for a laundry/guest room. What better way to freshen up a space designed for guests.

9. Boat Flooring


Again the waterproof nature and plush feel of Royal Interlocking Carpet tile led well to areas where moisture will be present and comfort is essential. Boats often have just such spaces. Add in easy installation and customization, it no wonder customers are rushing to these carpet tiles for their boat floors. To custom fit them, all you need to do is cut the tiles with a sharp utility knife.

10. Recording Studio


Greatmats Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile basement floor music recording studio Recording studios aren't always the most comfortable spaces to work, but with the ease at which these carpet tiles lay down, it's easy to convert that space into one you'll love to spend hours in.

To Learn More

To learn more about Royal Interlocking Carpet Tiles, visit greatmats.com, where you can read all the wonderful things customers have to say. Who knows, maybe you will end up contributing your own feedback as a new Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile owner. Either way, Greatmats is here to make the floor-picking process hassle-free. Get in touch with customer service and have all of your questions answered on the spot.

For more on this topic please review our Carpet Tiles product page.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Indoor and Outdoor Flooring Solutions for Camping

Camping Mat and Temporary Patio Flooring Ideas

By Kif Richmann

If you love camping, you likely appreciated the thrill of rustic living, at least on the short term!

You enjoy roughing it with your family and friends and, for at least one night, you enjoy unplugging from the busy world and absorbing the sights and sounds of nature.

While camping is a wonderful family activity, we all know if can get a little uncomfortable, especially when it comes to sleeping. Most sleeping bags, while cozy, don't give the padding and cushioning you need. If you have a root or a rock under the thin canvas of your tent, it can keep you up all night.

One of the best tent flooring ideas is to use soft puzzle mats as a tent flooring. When used as tent floor pads, these mats enhance your outdoor experience and make you more excited to head for the woods!

Camping Mat and Flooring Ideas


Many camping supplies are marketed directly to campers. Light-weight kitchenware, electric lanterns, and fold-out chairs are all made to enhance the camping experience. Every camper and every group will have different needs, and depending on the location and the people, you may need more or less items to get through the trip.

One item that isn't made specifically for campers, yet makes a wonderful camping accessory, is puzzle mat flooring. Many campsites are covered in gravel or rocks, and some have hard grounds that are very difficult to sleep over. Foam mats, however, give a soft flooring that will help you get a comfortable sleep.

As a tent flooring, foam mats are excellent for families. They provide a safe, comfortable surface for kids and adults to sleep on, and they also provide cushioning for bare feet over rocks and gravel. Simply put, they make a great camping trip even better!

What to Look for in Tent Flooring

When searching for tent flooring for sale, make sure you are equipped with the right information so you can make a confident decision. In most cases, you can find cheap tent flooring, but that doesn't mean you should be careless with your money.

First of all, look for a product that is soft and cushiony. The overall goal is to give you a soft space to sleep over, so this should be the first priority. In most cases, you will find that foam mats deliver the best cushioning and padding, so look for a foam tile for the best comfort.

You should also look for connecting edges. In most cases, a puzzle edge will give you the best hold while providing a soft surface even at the edges. If you purchase mats that don't have a connecting edge, they will move and shift inside your tent, which can lead to bare spots. Make sure there is some sort of connecting edge for the best results.


Greatmats Foam Mats Economy 1/2 inch camping mats
These are one of the best tent floor pads you can find for your adventures, and at just under $1.00 per square foot, you can purchase enough for even the largest tent without ruining you camping budget. These tile are made from half-inch-thick soft foam that provides a comfortable padding for sleeping bodies and bare feet.

When it comes to adding convenience and comfort to your camping, few products can match the quality of these mats. Made from closed-cell EVA foam, these tent floor pads will not absorb moisture or other substances. This can be useful for families with small children who may spill drinks in the tent or have nighttime ''accidents.''

They are also lightweight and portable, which is the demand for nearly every camping product. Each 2x2 foot mat weighs about 1.2 pounds, so you can add them to your camping equipment without adding a lot of weight.


Greatmats Play Mats Foam Puzzle Tile camping mat
When it comes to affordable tent flooring for sale, these are the mats you need. They are priced at only $.95 per square foot, so you'll have a soft flooring that won't increase your camping budget. The top surface is scuff resistant, meaning they are perfect for many different activities and can withstand the abuse of walking over them with boots or shoes. But they also remain soft and comfortable, giving you a peaceful night sleep that prepares you for tomorrow's outdoor adventure.

Using a high-density EVA foam, these mats are strong and durable. They will last for years and withstand a wide variety or pressure.

To connect the tent floor pads, all you have to do is push the puzzle edges together with slight pressure. They lock together with ease and hold firm all through the night, and disassembly is just as easy. You can set up your tent and tent flooring fast, then pack up and move on when you're ready. Fast, simple, and affordable, that's the advantage of our Play Mats Foam Puzzle Tiles!


Greatmats Foam Mats Premium 5/8 Inch camping mat
For added comfort and cushioning, choose these 5/8-inch foam tiles. They lock together with a gap-free puzzle connection, yet are fast and easy to lay out and disassemble. Best of all, they are available in 15 different colors, so you can choose the tiles that perfectly match your tent, or you can choose a camping-themed tone like green, brown or tan. No matter which you choose, you'll have affordable comfort for your tent floor pads.

This tent flooring for sale, which is originally intended for kids' playrooms, is the perfect addition to your camping equipment. The tent floor covering can even be laid out in the back of your truck or van to provide a makeshift sleeping area for your outdoor expeditions.

 

Perforated Tile for Use Outside Your Camper


If you use a camper or trailer for your outdoor adventures, you can enhance your campsite with perforated tile. When you stay at a campsite for an extended period, it helps to have outdoor mats that you can lay on the ground, giving you a comfortable walking surface that is free of rocks, dirt and mud.

If it rains when you go camping, the area outside your RV can become a muddy mess, but with perforated tile used as ''patio'' flooring, you can maintain a clean area with less mess and less hassle. You may have to wash them off when you're done camping, but that's certainly easier than constantly cleaning mud from inside your camper!

What to Look for in Tile for Outdoor Use

There are many factors that make a great outdoor mat, and understanding the right characteristics will help you choose the perfect mat for your RV travels.

First of all, the mat needs to be durable. You'll be placing the mats over rocks and uneven surfaces, so the mats need to be able to hold up against constant impacts from shoes and hiking boots.

The mats should also be UV-treated. Because you'll be keeping the mats outdoors, they will be exposed to constant sunlight, which can wear away virtually any material. With UV-treated mats, your flooring tiles will last much better. If you plan on using the mats outdoors for any period of time, make sure they are UV treated or naturally UV resistant.

Finally the mats should be perforated. Perforated mats are ideal for use outside of a camper because they allow rainwater to trickle underneath. Pools of water on the surface can create a slippery, unsafe area, so make sure the tiles are perforated for greater slip-resistance. Perforation can also be beneficial if you are placing the mats over grass for a short period, as it is less likely to kill the turf underneath.


Greatmats Staylock Perforated Tile RV camper patio
With a durable PVC plastic construction and a perforated top, these tiles can create a walkway or patio area for your camper. Simply lay them out on the ground and connect the tiles with interlocking connections and you have a safe, slip-resistant surface that will hold up against foot traffic, rain, sun and dirt. These flexible tiles will even conform to uneven ground when necessary.

This tile is actually intended to give decks and patios a slip-free surface, even in wet conditions, so you can count on it to give you top-quality performance for years. How many years? Well, it comes with a 5-year warranty, so you can count on it for quite a few summers of camping!


Greatmats Patio Outdoor Tile RV camper patio
Water-proof, slip-resistant, and UV-treated, this is the perfect tile for camping trips and outdoor adventures. It can be set up outside your camper to provide a more comfortable walking surface, and cleaning will require little more than a hose and a drying towel. It's one of the most effective patio surfaces for outdoor use, and it can enhance the safety and comfort of your campground.

Each patio tile covers just under a square foot and weighs about one pound, so the tiles are easy to install and store. With tab 'n loop connectors, they hold firmly together yet can be disassembled quickly. With the perforated top, these tile make for a top-quality camp site!

Your Source for World-Class Flooring!

Greatmats has your flooring needs covered. Contact us today and let us know what you need.

We'll make sure you have the right surface products for your home, shop, barn or campground!
 
For more on this topic please review our Portable Flooring product page.

Related Product: Foam Mat Economy 1/2 Inch

Monday, August 28, 2017

Just a few of the reasons why Horses Love Greatmats!

The Many Uses of Foam Floor Mats 5/8 Premium

Top 12 Customer Uses for Foam Floor Mats 5/8 Premium


By Kif Richmann

Greatmats Foam Floor Mats Premium 5/8 Inch blue
At Greatmats, we are proud to offer a vast variety of specialty surface flooring. From outdoor patio tiles to cushiony indoor workout mats, we have virtually any surface for any purpose.

While some of our tiles are specifically suited to one purpose, others are extremely versatile and can be used for a wide range of purposes.

The Foam Floor Mats 5/8 Premium is perhaps the best example of versatile interlocking foam mats. Because of their strong construction, easy-to-use connecting edges, and light profile, these mats are used all over the country for nearly limitless purposes.

We'd like to demonstrate the versatility of these mats by showing you some of their most popular uses. As you'll discover, these mats are capable of meeting many different needs...

About Foam Floor Mats 5/8 Premium Mats

Before we dive into the many uses for our 5/8 Premium flooring, let's take the time to learn about these flooring options so you can understand why this foam mat product is so versatile and so popular.

The mats are made from 5/8-inch thick EVA foam that is soft and cushiony, giving hard floors a safer, more reliable surface. They use a puzzle-lock edge, which fits together perfectly, with no gaps in between the tiles. Although the puzzle-lock edging holds firm, placing them together and taking them apart is fast and easy; basically, if you can connect two puzzle pieces, you can assemble these interlocking foam mats.

One of the reasons that these tiles are so popular is the multiple colors that are available. We offer 15 different color options, including red, green, blue, yellow, black, brown, and white. This full spectrum of color allows you to choose the right foam floor mats for kid's rooms, workout areas, game rooms, man caves, and more.


Greatmats Foam Floor Mats at Trade ShowThe Many Uses of Foam Floor Mats 5/8 Premium

1. Trade Show Booths


Trade shows are one of the top uses for these interlocking foam mats. Professionals who attend trade shows are always on the move, so they need a durable and reliable flooring surface that they can set up quickly and remove in a flash. When going from one location to another, it helps to have the convenience and versatility of 5/8-inch foam mats.

With so many color options, trade show managers can choose the perfect design to match their brand, and they can even choose multiple colors to create a checkered or striped design.

Greatmats green foam mats kids play room

2. Kids Play Rooms


A kid's playroom is a wonderful place to learn, grow, and expand the imagination. By providing children with a separate play space, you give them an area where they can have lots of fun. It's also great for keeping the rest of the home clean, as toys generally stay in the play area. (But, as any parent knows, the toys are certain to find their way to the kitchen and living room!)

Using these foam floor mats in the kid's play room allows them to be rambunctious and playful over a surface that is much softer than concrete, tile, or hardwood. This is especially important if you are creating a play area in an unfinished basement.

3. Nurseries


Flooring for a nursery generally needs two traits. First, it need to be soft, as young babies and toddlers need a cushiony space to move and practice their crawling and their first steps. Next, the flooring needs to be colorful, as kids are drawn to bright, cheerful colors.

This foam mat product meets both of those needs, and they can be assembled quickly. You'll have a soft area where young kids can crawl, roll and walk. When the child gets older, you can simply remove the tiles and store them away or place them in a separate area.

4. Home Gyms


Exercise is extremely important, but all too many of us simply don't get the amount of physical activity that we need. Adding a home gym is a great way to increase your exercise, but you need a forgiving surface, as hard concrete flooring can cause wear and tear on your joints.

Using these foam floor mats in your home gym will give you a reliable surface that you can use for cardio, plyometrics, light free weights and more. You can also add the colors that matches your workout style. If you're into casual workouts, tan or white gives you a relaxed atmosphere, but if you want more intensity, you can choose, red, black, or a combination.

5. Basement or Garage Game Rooms


Greatmats foam mats garage game room floor black and white
Adding a game room in your home increases the fun and enjoyment for your family and guests. You can add pinball machines, foosball tables, arcade games, and more. One of the best places for game rooms is the garage or basement, but these areas often have hard, bland concrete floors; hardly the surface you want for your exciting game room.

With colorful flooring mats, you add character and liveliness to your floors while giving the surface a softer padding.

Greatmats foam interlocking mats yoga room

6. Yoga


As one of the most popular exercises in the country, yoga has found its way into numerous gyms and homes. It's great for strength, balance, stress relief and flexibility. Some have even claimed it's good for circulation, concentration and wellbeing. There are certainly lots of claims surrounding the activity, but one fact is certain: millions of people love yoga!

If you want home yoga mats or an entire yoga studio, these foam flooring mats are perfect. They give you versatility, mobility and durability, allowing you to conduct all of your poses with comfort and confidence.

7. Pet Areas


Greatmats foam floor mats garage dog area
Pets need their exercise too, but sometime they can't go outside to get the running and play they need. In this case, an indoor pet area is excellent for maintaining the health and happiness of our furry friends.

Interlocking foam mats are a great choice for pet areas because they are durable, cushiony and non-absorbent. Because they won't absorb liquids, indoor pet accidents are easy to clean, and liquids won't drain into the mats, helping you avoid bacteria and other health hazards.

8. Libraries


Libraries often have a children's section full of toys and books for kids. These areas usually need a soft space where children can sit down and enjoy a book or story time. Especially when groups of kids come from a school, a large, soft area for them to sit is essential.

With interlocking foam flooring, you can create a kid's area that is colorful and comfortable. The kids will love the colorful flooring, while the soft surface will create a comfortable area for kids to sit and learn.

9. Pilates


Like yoga, Pilates is catching the attention of workout enthusiasts all across the country. This exercise routine, which is heavily focused on core and abdominal strength, is even used by professional athletes in football and baseball, as well as other sports. Because Pilates does a lot of floor workouts to tone the abs, a comfortable surface is required.

These mats can be laid down permanently or temporarily, giving you a convenient area to do all the ab-shredding moves of a Pilates workout.

10. Tent Flooring


Camping in a tent is one of the most fulfilling outdoor activities, but the tent's floor, which is basically a thin tarp, won't give you any cushioning.

Fortunately, affordable and lightweight foam squares can be used to create a tent flooring that increase the comfort and enjoyment of your camping trip. Simply lay them out on the ten floor and you'll have a cushiony surface that reduces discomfort caused by the hard ground.

11. Man Cave


What hobbies do you love? Sports? Hunting? Cars? Whatever theme you are adding to your man cave, these tiles will give you the right design with excellent durability. The foam is strong enough to withstand lots of foot traffic, and you can choose from many different colors.

Got a favorite sports team? You can choose two colors to show your pride throughout the year. Make your man cave a one-of-a-kind area with these foam floor mats.

12. Garage Conversion


If you want to turn your garage into a lounge, workout area, or game room, these tiles will meet your needs. They have an attractive appearance that goes well with any theme, and can be placed over hard concrete to give the area a softer surface.

If you use these foam floor mats for a garage, be aware that these tiles are not intended for cars. They are certainly durable, but if you need a garage floor that can be driven over, choose a durable polypropylene or PVC flooring tile.

World-Class Products, Exceptional Service for Any Flooring Need

Do you have a different use in mind for your flooring? Do you have highly specific needs and aren't sure what mats you should use? Contact the Wisconsin-based team at Greatmats and let us know about your flooring needs!

We'll use our experience and knowledge to recommend the perfect specialty flooring. Indoor or out, we have the right flooring products backed by outstanding service!
For more on this topic please review our Foam Tiles product page.
Related Product: Foam Floor Mats 5/8 Premium

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Many Uses of Gym Floor Tile Pebble Top 3/4 Inch

From Weights to Horses to Art, Pebble Top foam tiles can do it all


Whether it's an easily transportable floor for horse shows or workout room flooring, Gym Floor Pebble Top 3/4 Inch Tile is a high-performing and popular product. The following list gives ways in which real customers have taken advantage of these tiles and used them far beyond the typical exercise room flooring. Take a look at some things customers are saying about tiles, and learn some more details about the product along the way.

1. Horse Trailers

Gym Floor Pebble Top Tiles are 2x2 feet by 3/4 inches and weigh a mere 3.3 pounds each. These workout room flooring tiles are extremely easy to carry and transport, which users find to be particularly handy for horse trailers.

''I ordered these for my senior horse and I love them! I use them in my horse trailer then pick them up and take them to her stall at the horse show. Easy & light!!!''
Debby, Fort Worth, TX

2. Home Gyms

Next, this exercise room flooring is super popular for home gyms. Made of ethylene vinyl acetate foam, these durable tiles are the odor-free alternative to rubber work out room flooring. Tiles are super durable and will not become damaged under repeated impacts, heavy workout equipment, or free weights. At the same time, this workout room flooring provides enough cushion to maintain support and comfort for all types of exercise.

''We love the Tile Pebble Top 3/4 Inch flooring in our home gym... I can drop 35 lb. dumbbells from waist high and the flooring protects our porcelain tiling just beneath it - no problem. My wife does aerobics on them daily, and after 2 years of the same motions over a certain area, it does show some wear but I'd say that's pretty good durability! With the ability to buy two or three replacement squares for the great price they offer, it is an easy fix to get us back up to new condition. Great product - highly recommended.''
Mike, Avon, IL

3. Art Studio Floor

Pebble Top exercise room flooring is super easy to clean and maintain. All cleaning takes is a damp mop with a common household floor cleaner, which is part of the reason tiles work well as art studio flooring. Plus, tiles are anti-fatigue and supportive to joints and limbs standing for long periods of time.

''A great surface to cover a cement floor in an art studio I'm now renting. Easels and furniture move around well on it since it is a harder surface. Easy to assemble. It has reduced most fatigue when I stand and paint, which is what I do. ... It also makes a much more professional appearance to the studio.''
Lorraine, Palm Harbor, FL

4 & 5. Wall Sculptures & Walk in Refrigerator Floor

These workout room flooring tiles can be easily cut with a sharp utility knife to fit any space perfectly - from walls to walk-in fridges.

''Product great, staff great! I used these tile mats for a permanent art project at Canyon Vista Hospital in Sierra Vista, AZ. Lightweight and durable. I also installed my remaining mats in the walk-in refrigerator floor at Mi Casa Restaurant in Benson, AZ. Thank You Greatmats!''
Archie, Cochise County, AZ

6. Child's Play Room

These non-toxic gym flooring tiles create a safe and welcoming flooring environment for kiddos to play on. The exercise room flooring tiles are designed with a non-slip surface for reduced falling risk.

''We are using the mats as a cushioning agent over a concrete floor in our grand-daughters small play room. It has made the room much warmer and quieter. It was easy to trim to fit the area. We placed 12-inch Mickey Mouse puzzle pieces on top and they stay in place very nicely. It was exactly what we were looking for.''
Glenda D, Bossier City, LA

7. Horse Show Stalls

Many users find this work out room flooring to be an awesome solution for horse show stall mats. As previously mentioned, tiles are extremely durable and easy to transport. Plus, tiles will not absorb water.

''We take these portable mats to horse shows for when the stalls are on pavement. They are light and easy to transport and put together. I definitely recommend them!''
Julie, Bend, OR

8. Basements

Pebble Top exercise room flooring is designed with an interlocking puzzle-like connection system that is intuitive and simple to use. The workout room flooring tiles do not require any extra tools or adhesives to assemble.

''They have no odor!! Super easy to assemble!! I spent considerable time looking for a surface to put over ceramic tile floor on a concrete slab in my basement that would protect my floor from dropping free weights. Almost all reviews stated that the smell of rubber was horrible and permeated the entire house. The first thing I did when the tiles arrived (and they arrived within a few days of my order) was stick my nose in the box... no odor whatsoever! Assembly was done without consulting a guide. It took me a minute to realize the there are ends and runners, and that you have to mix and match. All in it took me 20 minutes to assemble an 8' x 8' pad - 16 tiles... AND THEY DON'T STINK!!''
Mike, New City, NY

For more on this topic please review our Gym Floor Tiles product page.

Related Product: Gym Floor Tile Pebble Top 3/4 Inch

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Top 12 Customer Uses for Home Sport and Play Mats

The Many Uses of Home Sport and Play Mats


By Julia Nass

Home Sport and Play Mats are one of Greatmats most popular products for many, many different reasons. Customer reviews have revealed customers find these foam play mats to be perfect for a wide variety of uses. Check out the following ways in which people use Home Sport and Play Mat Tiles and some of the many reasons they are so well loved.

1. Kids Play Rooms

These kids exercise mats are extremely popular in rooms dedicated to play time. Not only do foam play mats provide a safe and soft flooring for kids to spend time on, but they bring energy and life to any room. Play mat tiles come in three double-sided color options: green/brown, red/blue and black/grey.

Greatmats Home Sport and Play Mat martial arts training space home
2. Martial Arts Spaces

These home sporting mats offer the perfect balance of cushion and support for home martial arts. With 7/8 inches of high quality EVA foam, these mats are perfect for striking arts and help protect the body from excessive wear and tear on joints and ligaments. The tiles make great cushioned flooring for both home and commercial martial arts schools.

3. Weight Lifting Areas

Home Sport and Play Mats are often used for light free weight spaces. These puzzle mats yield a softer and safer space than rubber. Popular for floor based exercise, they also offer limited protection against accidental dropped weights and cut down noise, especially when weights are set down.

4. Cardio Spaces

Greatmats home sport and play mats foam exercise room black and greyThese mats connect together with a tight fitting interlocking system that doesn't allow tiles to separate, even without the use of adhesives. Users find they can do lunges, jumping jacks and other cardio exercises without tiles shifting.

5. Specialized Workout Areas: T25, Insanity, Jillian Michaels, P90X

Greatmats Home Sport and Play Mats Foam Exercise Room black and grey Home Sport and Play Mats will work just as hard as you do in your workout routine. They help prevent fatigue, allowing you to exercise longer and harder with more comfort. Plus, these puzzle mats are also extremely easy to take apart and put together, which makes them an awesome temporary exercise mat. Simply lay out tiles when you need them and pick them right back up when you're finished.

6. Yoga Studios

Users find Home Sport and Play Mats to be just right for yoga as well. The foam cushion protects the body while in technical or weight-pointed poses. Further, the thatched surface is slip-resistant and provides just the right amount of traction for movements.

7. Kickboxing Areas

Customers express Home Sport foam play mats are great for kickboxing. Tiles do not slow down attacks; instead, they support springing movements underfoot while also creating a bounce-back effect. Overall, the support and cushion of these tiles create a safe and ideal environment for kickboxing.

8. Kids Bedrooms

Greatmats Home Sport and Play Mats Foam Tiles Kids Room Red and Blue
A child's bedroom should be a space that is comfortable and worry-free for both guardians and kiddos. Home Sport and Play Mat Tiles will turn any kids bedroom into a safe, soft space. Kids will be happy laying, sitting, and playing barefoot on these bright, fun and cushioned tiles. Plus, these foam play mats are lead and latex free.

9. Dog Agility Areas

Home Sport and Play Mats are both waterproof and stain proof. The foam tiles are easy to clean with a damp mop and common household floor cleaners (avoid bleach). Foam mats can also be vacuumed, but make sure to test on a small area first. If a piece of flooring does become damaged, it can be easily replaced without the need to replace the entire floor.

10. Basements

Home Sport and Play Mats are more durable than other basic foam tiles and will hold up to the natural wear and tear of nearly any basement environment. Play mat tiles act as a vapor barrier, so any moisture coming up from underneath basement flooring will be stopped by tiles. (Moisture may become trapped beneath the tiles, so periodic removal and drying may be necessary.) Further, tiles insulate from sound and cold.

11. Hallways

These foam play mats are durable enough to take on foot traffic while presenting a pleasing walkway aesthetic. It only takes a sharp utility knife to cut foam mats, so they can be easily sized to fit any hallway space, leaving a safe and comfortable hallway floor.

12. Obstacle Course/Rock Climbing Wall

Take it from Elena from WA, who writes about Home Sport and Play Mats, ''We have it in our playroom/rock climbing room. My 1 yr has fallen on it a bunch of times but doesn't get hurt. It has a nice give to it that is comfortable to walk on. The texture is nice, grippy but not harsh on tender baby knees.''

As a plus, border strips are included with these puzzle mats, so it's easy to create a clean edge for any island installations, like under obstacle courses or rock climbing walls. 


For more on this topic please review our Foam Tiles product page.

Related Product: Home Sport and Play Mat 20 mm

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Top 5 Plastic Floor Tiles for Trade Shows

Modular Plastic Tiles Offer Variety to Trade Show Booth Flooring



By Julia Nass

Plastic makes killer trade show flooring because of its versatility, longevity, limitless design options and more. Get to know the top five plastic floor tiles for trade shows to discover more about what makes a fabulous trade show floor.

1. Easy Installation: Garage Floor Tile Diamond
Greatmats Garage Floor Tile Diamond Top in use at Trade Show
For a seriously durable product with a seriously simple installation process, check out Garage Floor Tile Diamond. These tiles snap together using a tab and loop connecting system. All you have to do is layer tile edges tab to loop and step down. It may seem unlikely that interlocking tiles could handle extreme loads, but these tiles get the job done. Tiles are designed and tested to handle well over 10,000 pounds per square foot of static weight, which makes them the perfect car show flooring.

This interlocking trade show flooring is manufactured in the USA with high quality, no break polypropylene material. The unique design allows tiles to carry heavy loads without deflection or deformation over time. Overall, Garage Floor Tile Diamond is the best looking interlocking car show flooring on the market for the best price. Pick a style from a variety of colors including metallic, biker orange, and race car yellow. Liven up the space by choosing more than one color and creating a fun design.

2. Compact: HiddenLock Slate

Greatmats HiddenLock Slate Top Plastic Tiles
HiddenLock Slate interlocking trade show flooring packs down to an easy-to-handle size for transportation. Each tile is only 1 x 1 foot and 6.5 mm thick weighing a mere 1.2 pounds. Don't be fooled by how lightweight these tiles are; they can handle both foot and vehicle traffic. Plus, these tiles are a breeze to connect together. No one will be able to believe your professional, slate-looking floor is merely pop up trade show flooring.

HiddenLock tiles are made in the USA and come in three classy earth tone colors. The tiles are non absorbent and can be cleaned with a mop, hot water and common household floor cleaner. If you choose HiddenLock Slate tiles for car show flooring, it's recommended to use PVC floor sealer to help withstand blemishes from tires.

3. Fatigue Relief: StayLock Orange Peel

Greatmats Staylock Orange Peel texture plastic tiles
Trade shows are guaranteed to make for long days standing around, which is why Greatmats recommends StayLock Orange Peel interlocking trade show flooring. These tiles are specifically designed for environments in which people are required to stand for long periods of time. StayLock tiles provide superior cushion and bounce support, which prevents strain and provides fatigue relief. This trade show flooring yields a cushion similar to foam for supreme comfort and maximum ergonomic benefits.

Although StayLock Orange Peel tiles have the cushion of foam, they are tough like rubber. Tiles can withstand heavy static loads and light dropping of weights without becoming damaged or separating. This interlocking trade show flooring fits together tightly and will not separate over time. StayLock flooring is waterproof and resistant to many oils and acids, which makes maintenance easy as pie. This flooring can be installed over any flooring surface including concrete and carpeting.


Greatmats portable outdoor floor tile
Greatmats recommends the Portable Outdoor Floor Tile for trade shows located outdoors. This tile is an all-environment, easy to transport floor. Each tile has drainage holes that allow water to flow freely downwards. Meanwhile, the top diamond pattern finish provides an anti-slip surface. Portable Outdoor Floor Tiles help appease worry in the case of rain or other ugly weather.

Use this tile as car show flooring, as it is designed to hold the weight of vehicles. Tiles snap together one by one, but they can also be rolled up and down for a super fast set-up and take down. Portable Outdoor Floor Tiles will not separate over time, even under the weight of a vehicle. That being said, it's easy to expand or minimize the floor as needed, as tiles make assembly and disassembly a piece of cake.

5. Versatility: Max Raised Floor Tile

Greatmats Max Tile Raised Floor Tile vinyl top plastic base parquet
Max Tile Raised Floor Tile is the top trade show flooring choice for multi-purpose installations. These floors are used from everything from portable dance floors to exercise floors to show room floors. The classy wood-grain design and all-around usefulness of these tiles make them compatible for almost any use.

These commercial-grade tiles are made with 3 mm thick vinyl laminate top surface bonded to a durable polypropylene base tray. The unique connector system allows ongoing strength and stability throughout repeated installations, removals and transfers. Max Tile Raised Flooring is raised so air can flow underneath the tiles, which prevents moisture build-up. Instantly create a warm environment by choosing from one of the many wood-grain colors and styles, or go for a chic slate, white or black look.
For more on this topic please review our Trade Show Flooring product page.

Related Product: Garage Floor Tile Diamond

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Best Dance Floors for Over Carpeting

Combining The Cushion of Carpet with a Quality Dance Floor Surface

By Kif Richmann

Who doesn't love to dance?

Go to any wedding reception in America and you'll see that people of all ages enjoy dancing. Even at home, we love to put on some music and dance with our loved ones, or maybe by ourselves while no one's watching! Perhaps we have a dance routine that needs to be perfect, or we want to work on our steps before a wedding.

Either way, we need a quality floor. In many cases, we need to install a dance floor over carpet, which creates its own set of challenges.

Fortunately, Greatmats has a wide selection of items for all your dance floor needs!

What Makes a Good Home Dance Floor Over Carpet?

Greatmats Max Tile Portable Dance Tile installed over carpet
There are many options for flooring. Just look at the wide selection of products available from Greatmats and you'll see numerous options, all with various features and materials. So how can you choose the right product for a dance floor over carpet? Keep your eye out for a few specific factors and you'll be on the right track.

First of all, be sure to look for tiles that are easy to install. They should be light enough to move without heavy equipment, and they should snap together firmly with minimal effort on your part. This is especially important when choosing tiles for a temporary home dance floor over carpet; after all, you don't want to struggle to assemble and disassemble the tiles every time.

It's also important that your tile not damage the carpet. A quality product will not rip up the carpet and leave the place looking worn and destroyed. This is essential when you start looking for a tile that will be used to create temporary dance flooring over carpet.

The tiles you choose should also look good. If you have a facility that is hosting wedding receptions and other parties, an elegant dance floor with a decorative vinyl surface is essential.

Of course, it should also be durable. There's no sense in purchasing a product that will be destroyed after a few dance parties, so be sure to check out the warranties so you know you'll get a product that will last.

Best Dance Floors for Over Carpeting


Greatmats Portable Dance Floor Tile parquet
No matter where you want to boogie, these portable dance floors from Greatmats will give you the quality, quick installation and support you need. The tiles are made from a polypropylene plastic with a vinyl coating on the top. The plastic base provides a solid foundation, while the vinyl gives the top a durable surface that is visually-pleasing as well. The vinyl top is actually commercial-grade, so you can count on it to last for a long time.

Speed on installation is one of the major benefits for this tile, making it an ideal dance floor over carpet. A dance floor can be assembled by a single person in a very short time, and it can be disassembled even faster. For added convenience, you can also consider a flooring cart, which allows you to move the tiles into place with ease.

Using a tab-n-loop connection system, the tiles lock together quickly; all you have to do is push down with your foot until they ''click'' into place. The connection system is specifically made for repeated use without damaging the tile, which makes them perfect for facilities that host wedding receptions, anniversary parties, and birthday celebrations.

These tiles are made in the U.S.A and come with a five-year warranty. Best of all, the tiles are available in nine different surface designs, including faux wood and stone tile designs.


Greatmats ProCourt Gym Flooring Tile sport court tile wood look
If you want a more rugged and durable flooring that you can use for dancing as well as sports like basketball and volleyball, then this is the perfect choice for your needs. The tab-n-loop connection system makes installation easy, while the top surface has the appearance of a top-level basketball court. They snap together tightly and stay together without adhesives, making temporary installation and removal fast and simple.

They are specially designed with a no-break polypropylene plastic base that will not damage the floor or cause problems with carpet. It allows for airflow underneath the floor, which reduces the chances of mold growth if you are installing the tiles more permanently.

While these tiles are ideal as dance flooring over carpet, they are also smart choices for recreation centers, churches, schools and youth centers. They can even be used in gyms to provide a temporary surface for basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and other athletic competitions.

The vinyl surface layer is scuff and scratch-resistant thanks to a 20-mil (.508 mm) wear layer. This layer is designed for over a decade of regular use, so you can count on these tiles to provide superior quality for years and years.

Whether you need a temporary athletic surface for a game of hoops or want to add a temporary dance floor to your facility, the ProCourt Gym Flooring Tile will deliver the rugged durability you need for years of activity.


Greatmats TileFlex Floor Tile click together flooring
When you need a permanent dance floor over carpet or a hard flooring surface, this is one of the best products you can find. It is not only strong and durable, the surface vinyl has as interesting design that looks elegant, charming and stylish. At just a fraction of the price, these tiles provide the appealing look of wood or tile with the convenience of a portable dance floor.

Underneath, these tiles have a raised plastic base. With small supporting columns underneath, the tiles allow air to flow below the surface. This airflow helps keep the tiles away from potential dampness and moisture buildup.

These tiles are not only more affordable than wood, the vinyl surface never needs refinishing! These decorative tiles are available in numerous colors and designs, including parquet, colored wood, and slate designs. No matter what design you choose, the vinyl surface will hold its rich color and decorative style for many years.

These tiles are perfect for home and commercial use, and they make a great dance floor over carpet. They are easy to clean and can be installed with no glue or special adhesives. When it comes to convenience and reliability coupled with a gorgeous look, these dance floor tiles will meet your needs for years.

The interlocking connection allows these tile to hold together with a firm grip. They connect with virtually no seam, creating a flat, even surface with no bumps or rises. This makes for an excellent permanent dance floor and creates a space that people of all ages will enjoy!


Greatmats Court Floor Tile Flat Top
These snap-together court tiles are designed for indoor basketball and volleyball courts, but they also make for excellent dance flooring over carpet. While other tiles have a decorative vinyl top surface, these tiles are made from a single piece of polypropylene plastic.

They lock together firmly using a tab-n-loop system. All you have to do to connect these tiles is move them into place and push down with your foot. The weight of your body will snap the tiles into place and give a tight hold, but they can also be disassembled quickly for fast removal. If you have a large carpeted area, say in a church or YMCA, but you want to place a temporary play area for volleyball, basketball, or dancing, you can use these tiles to quickly assemble a floor. When you're done, removal is just as fast and easy as installation. These tiles can also be used as a dance-floor sub-flooring, giving them added versatility and usefulness.

These tiles are available in four colors: black, grey, blue and red. However, you can order a custom color to match your specific needs. If you need a specific color to match your school's team colors, please contact us; we'll be happy to help!

When you want an affordable, versatile, and convenient commercial or home dance floor over carpet, you need to order the Court Floor Tile. With a five-year warranty, these tiles deliver the quality, consistency, and longevity you expect.

5. Marley over Court Tile Flat Top


Greatmats Dance Subfloor Elite System
Greatmats is proud to offer two high-performance mat systems that are easy to install. The Home Marley Dance Floor systems come in either a high-density foam or a plastic modular tile. Each one of these options can be installed underneath an all-purpose vinyl surface.

Choosing the right underlayment will depend on the existing surface on your floor. For example, when you are installing a permanent or temporary dance floor over concrete, you will want to use the high-density foam option. The high-density foam will provide separation and padding between the surface and the concrete, which will help protect both. The foam gives added protection without sacrificing support for dancers.

High-density foam, however, is not recommended for advanced ballet dance, as it does not provide the firmness needed for advanced ballet moves. For ballet floors, the some dancers have found plyometric rubber, which is available in rolls, serves the purpose well. Neither foam or rubber is recommended for installation over carpeting, however.

If you are installing a home dance floor over carpet, there is actually no need for a cushioning underlayment. The carpet itself can provide the padding you need, and flat top tiles can be installed directly overtop. The plastic flat top tiles add stability and firmness while still utilizing the give of the carpet layer below.

Quality Flooring Backed by Exceptional Service

Contact Greatmats and we'll help you choose the perfect products for a home dance floor over carpet.

You'll get quality products backed by our exceptional service, so check out our complete selection now.

For more on this topic please review our Portable Dance Floors product page.



Monday, August 21, 2017

Top 5 Horse Mats for Barn Aisles

Basic, colorful or cobblestone look barn aisle flooring, Greatmats has them all.


By Julia Nass

Greatmats rubber pavers horse barn aisles outdoor aisleways Quality barn aisle flooring cannot be defined through a single aspect of a flooring product. Rather, it's that quality comes from a multitude of characteristics. For example, quality barn aisle mats are made from top-notch materials so they remain durable, tough and in good condition - even after years and years of heavy use. Because horse barn aisle flooring is often subject to extreme conditions, it needs to be able to hold up against the elements. In addition, quality barn aisle mats provide a comfortable surface that insulates against both temperature and sound. The following top five horse mat products for barn aisles offer all of that and more. Read on to hone in on the specific characteristics that make each product stand out.


Greatmats Dog Bone Outdoor Paver Tiles horse barn aisles
Forget the plain look and make your barn aisle pop. Dog Bone Outdoor Paver tiles create a fun and unique barn aisle. Unlike most other barn aisle flooring, these tiles come in a dog bone design that will enhance the look of any barn aisle. Not only does the dog bone design create a trendy aesthetic, but it also fits together like a puzzle.

These barn aisle mats are an entire 1.75 inches thick, a thickness that provides excellent cushion and anti-fatigue benefits. Thus, Dog Bone flooring brings joint relief to humans and animals and reduces the risk of injury. The following product (#2) is a similar yet straight edge tile version of Dog Bone Outdoor Pavers. Read on to learn more about color options and other details. 


Greatmats Equine Paver Tile 30mm Dog Bone Pattern horse barn aisles
It can sometimes be difficult to find barn aisle mats in colors beyond the basic black. If you're interested in brightening up the barn aisle with some vibrant colors, choose Equine Paver Tile (2x2 ft x 30 mm). This horse barn aisle flooring comes in four earthy colors including gray, green, terra cotta and black. Even after years of use, colors will not fade.

The color of these tiles is incorporated into a cobblestone design, which enhances appearance. At the same time, the surface also provides fantastic traction and worry-free footing in both wet and dry conditions. These tiles hold up well in damp or wet environments because they will not erode. Further, this horse barn aisle flooring inhibits fungus and bacteria from growing.


Greatmats Rubber Flooring Rolls 1/2 Black Geneva
Need horse barn aisle flooring ASAP? Rubber Flooring Rolls (1/2 inch) can be installed quicker than any other barn aisle mats. All you have to do is unroll directly over any smooth, hard and flat surface. An easy tape down around the perimeter and at the seams is all it takes to keep rubber rolls mats in place. For installations under 400 square feet, tape may not even necessary. These rolls are factory cut with precision so they will lay side-by-side without any gaps.

Rubber rolls can be cut with a utility knife for wall to wall installations. Once in place, they create durable, hard-wearing barn aisle flooring. Rubber Flooring Rolls are considered to be a green product as they are made from recycled rubber and may contribute to LEED building points. These rubber flooring rolls come at great shipping rates and are shipped from locations nationwide.


Greatmats Straight Edge Pebble Top Rubber Horse Stall Mats barn aisles
Keep your pocket padded with Straight Edge Pebble Top tiles. These tiles come at a hard-to-beat price: only about $1.75 per square foot, or $42.00 per mat. Part of what makes these mats so economical is that the purchase is a one-time investment. After spending the initial money, there are no extra maintenance costs to surprise you. This barn aisle flooring lasts years and years with no-stress upkeep. Simply sweep or damp mop with a pH neutral cleaner to keep these barn aisle mats clean.

These mats are made from grade A recycled rubber. At 1/2 inch thick, the material provides comfort, stability and support underfoot. The pebble top surface texture contributes to cushion and comfort while also providing traction. These tiles require no special tools or adhesives to install. Simply dry lay them on any hard, flat surface for immediate barn aisle flooring.


Greatmats Horse Stall Mats Cascade 3/4 Inch Rubber Barn Aisles
For a top-of-the-line barn aisle mat kit, choose Horse Stall Mats Cascade (10 x 12 ft Kit). These kits come with 4 x 5 ft mats that fit together with an interlocking connection system. The tight-fitting mats go together like a giant, easy puzzle. Because mats fit together so tightly yet simply with the interlocking system, no other tools or adhesives are necessary to put the kit together.

The ease of the interlocking connection allows these barn aisle mats to be easily taken up and put back down whenever necessary. These tiles can be cleaned by sweeping or hosing off the mats. Plus, if ever there arises a reason to take up tiles for maintenance, the ease of installation and deinstallation makes it a time-effective and no-cost event. This horse barn aisle flooring is made in the USA and carries a 15-year warranty. 
 
For more on this topic please review our Horse Stall Mats product page.

Related Product: Dog Bone Outdoor Paver Tiles 1.75 Inch All Colors