Tumbling Mats For Wall Padding?Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
It’s not totally uncommon for us to get feedback from our customers via email. Since we deal with all matters of mats whether it’s for yoga, martial arts, gymnastics, or industrial kitchens, it’s always a exciting when customers attach a couple of pictures of what they actually did with their mats… especially on slightly more complicated, custom orders.
One of my customers, (Tamara from Brookline, MA) got a little more creative than most of our customers. We offer wall padding – Conventional Wainscot Panels which are 2″ thick wooden-backed crosslink foam panels that mount on a wall. You’ve probably seen them in high school gyms or sports facilitates. The cost of these can add up quickly when covering larger wall areas since they are produced in 2′ widths and as a result, are generally not the best option for projects on a budget. However, we also offer gymnastics folding mats that can be customized with velcro connectors on specific sides, but most importantly (in this case) we can add grommets which allow these tumbling mats to be hung on walls.
Tamara came to us with a particular project that required folding mats, wall padding, and column wraps for a kids play area in a basement. After going back and forth for a couple of weeks, we designed custom floor mats as alternatives to the conventional wainscot panels and the results were quite honestly surprising, since I generally recommend the slightly pricier interlocking foam squares for kids floors and wooden backed wall panels. Tamara’s ingenuity and shopping savvy paid off in a big way for her little one as she now has a large area to play in that is both colorful, safe, aesthetically pleasing, and most importantly, did not break the bank.