July 19th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
I got a very interesting telephone call from a customer regarding a high-end lenses repair operation he just started. These are repairs for lenses from microscopes to telescopes… out of his detached garage! Shocked andÂ alarmed,Â (I’ve tried disassembling a camera lenses before in less than perfect conditions and ended up with A LOT of dust caught in the camera, which resulted in a useless camera) the first borderline-annoyed questionÂ on my mind was “how can you work on, let alone repair, lenses in a garage?? Is it a finished garage? Is it a workshop? Really, that’s three questions, but youÂ see, lenses require manufacture and serviceÂ in fairly clean, sterile, dust free environments.Â Any particle of dust that gets caught in the chambers of a telescope, microscope, or camera lenses can cause some serious headaches for the observer using it.Â A trip to the Griffith Park Observatory (or any observatory really) would serve everyone well to understand just how precise, delicate, and magnificent these instruments are.
Our customer is a professional, however, and was calling us to see if we could provideÂ a foam material with anti-fatigue qualities for himself and his staff that does not shed any of it’s particles from use.Â When workingÂ they tend to stand for long periods of time and they wanted to be more comfortable.Â Â With ease, we decided on any of the hard-topped anti-fatigue mats as opposed to the ones that are just pure foam. These being (to name a few) our Diamond anti-fatigue mat, Invigorator, and the K-marble anti-fatigue mat.Â I strayed away from the Marble fatigue mat since I understand to be more prone to chemical wear than our vinyl.
July 11th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
I went for my now monthly haircut at my local barber last Friday.Â I’ll not name it since it’s faux pas to frequent the bigger chains for haircuts or so I’ve heard.Â What was interesting to note, however, was that after the incessant and very cheery bashing of my hairstyle choice (mullets, it seems, are the thing of hillbilly’s, hooligans, and fellows of ill-repute), I couldn’t help but be surprised at how I almost didn’t notice theÂ anti fatigue mats / salon mats posted at every single barbers’ station.
I’ve been told this over and over and over again that “Once you start working here (MatsMatsMats.com), you will scrutinize the type and style of mats EVERYWHERE YOU GO!”Â Well, it certainly has rung true to the day. It’s like the first time you notice a car on the street and thereafter feel like you’re now seeing it and recognizing it everywhere.Â It’s easy to under appreciate that these ladies (and gentlemen) are literally on their feet all day. They’ll get tired. Â If they get tired, they’ll make mistakes.Â My mop and mistakes are not two concepts I want hanging around each other. While my hairstyle choice may not be the ladies’ favorite (they’ll come around), I’m sure as hell glad that at least the marble fatigue mat (the most popular anti-fatigue mats for pharmacists and hair salons) allowed my stylistÂ to beÂ comfortable enough at 6:30pm at her station to not make my lady-killing mullet (yes I am growing out like I once did my beard) anything less than fabulous.
An anti fatigue floor mat may be just what you need (or if you are an employer, it may be just what your employees need) to enable you to be more comfortable and therefore more productive at work.Â It’s definitely worth a try – don’t you think?
July 3rd, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
At no fault of my own, I was dragged to an 80′s looking, Double-Impact*-reminiscent bar called the… well, let’s not call out the bar itself.Â Let’s just say it’s local (a bit TOO local), drinks are cheap, and I fear that at some point, I’ll make a biker there very angry which will promptly force me on my back (by way of bottle or fist) at some point in the evening. The really important thing to note, is that my bartender (let’s call him Justin) knows I sell mats for a living and likes to poke fun at me for it.Â Most people find it VERY interesting that there is a dedicated website that sells all kinds of mats.Â
The usual Thursday night rush poured in as we discussed his training (he is a very skilled Jeet Kune Do practitioner) and tunes whenÂ he was about a second away from taking a nasty spill… at least it seemed. Turns out that (like most bars and restaurants) he’s got rubber drainage mats to keep employees from slipping. I couldn’t see the bar anti fatigue mats, but like I mentioned in a previous post, once you see certain things, you can never un-see them.Â NowÂ I realize that these things are literally IN EVERY RESTAURANT OR BAR I WALK INTO.Â It wasn’t enough that I began to think about OUR martial arts mats while nerding out about Bruce Lee and Wing Chun, but as I took my last drink of the night, I was already thinking about the anecdote that had just materialized in my head from this outing.
July 3rd, 2012 by Alex Miller
Our SoftRubber Interlocking Tiles have become very popular since their release not very long ago.
For fitness areas where people are doing aerobics and other exercises but also want to have their fitness equipment in the same area these Soft Rubber Interlocking Tiles . They have a nice softer layer of foam that is protected on top with a thinner layer of rubber to stiffen up the tile.Â So customers for home and larger commercial gyms can finally have a tile that gives both the anti fatigue properties to have a cushioned surface and not have their equipment sink into the tile.
For tradeshow events where people are tired of renting carpet or other types of trade show flooring for everyÂ show, soft rubber flooring is a great alternative.Â Â Purchasing your own flooring will provide a cost savings, comfort and a unique appealing flooring surface.Â For many tradeshow areas these softer interlocking tiles,Â whichÂ are a type of anti fatigue flooring,Â provide thousands of people with a nice cushioned surface to walk on, they are easy to install and look great.Â Best of all, these anti fatigue properties don’t mean you have flooring that is too soft, the top rubber surface is stiff and can withstand heavier equipment if needed.
There are many other applications where these interlocking rubber flooringÂ tiles are a great fit and we have gotten tons of positive feedback on how well they hold up, the ease of installation and improved look of the area.Â As a sales representative at MatsMatsMats.com,Â our SoftRubber Tiles areÂ one of my favorite products to sell because it really does fit a niche that was missing in the industry for so many years.
May 25th, 2012 by Chris Aviles
My name is Chris and I have been working for MatsMatsMats.com for almost two years.Â Before working for this company, I had no idea there was such a demand for so many different types of mats! Â Itâ€™s crazyâ€¦ mats are literally everywhere!
Recently Iâ€™ve been talking to a lot of customers who are interested in purchasing anti fatigue mats for their homes, their employees and/or themselves.Â Many of them, who are replacing their old fatigue mats, are shocked when they receive a quote from me -Â because they previously paid much more for the same or similar product.Â IÂ canâ€™t get over the amount of money people spend on these things.Â They donâ€™t need to be so expensiveâ€¦ at least not on our site.
At first, I thought an anti fatigue floor mat was an unnecessary expense.Â Then, I decided to do a little research and I found out that there are tons of advantages to having an anti fatigue mat.Â An anti fatigue mat can
Now I know why doing dishes at home seems to stress me out.Â My back hurts, my neck hurts, my legs hurt- itâ€™s really just an uncomfortable task.Â Prior to working here, I assumed it was just because I was hunched over, but fortunately, our Cushion Comfort mats fixed the problem.
September 22nd, 2011 by Mark Carmer
Anti fatigueÂ mats make the workplace more productive and safer by:
1. When workers are standing in one place for long periods of time back pain often results. Anti fatigue mats can eliminate or reduce the back pain and stress caused by standing for long periods of time.
2. Productivity is always a factor in the workplace. Fatigue mats can increase productivity by providing comfort to workers while they are doing their job.
3. When people are tired they tend to make more mistakes and more injuries often occur. Â An anti fatigue floorÂ mat can help prevent these mistakes, injuries and fatigue.
4. A padded mat or runner for workers to stand on can also provide unintended benefits, like a reduction in the glass and material that breaks when anything falls on the mats instead of the hard floor.
5. Antifatigue Matting at work will also help reduce the slip and fall injuries.Â In fact, many insurance companies promote matting as one of the best solutions to slip and fall problems.
So, if you are an employee or owner of a factory, manufacturing facility, retail store or any other workplace where you or your employees are standing on your feet for long periods of time, anti fatigue matting is for you. Â In short, these mats are the quickest and most affordable way to increase safety, reduce injuries and relieve employee fatigue and stress.
September 21st, 2011 by Mark Carmer
Customers who are upset let you know it, but if someone is extremely happy with a product or service they generally donâ€™t let you know it. Â That wasnâ€™t the case for MatsMatsMats.com. Â One customer, Jeffrey of ShelfGenie â€“ Boston, wrote:
We exhibited this at the Suburban Boston Home Show in Wilmington, Massachusetts.Â The show was a great success.Â Thousands of people came by our booth over a 3 day period, and hundreds of them walked on your floor to spend some time with us.Â Several hundred more took a break from walking on the concrete floor and greatly appreciated resting their sore feet on the mat.Â
We lost count of the number of people who asked us where we got our trade show floor.Â It was at least several dozen – both consumers and other exhibitors.
The response to our booth flooring was so strong that it prompted me to write.
June 8th, 2011 by Mark Carmer
Ahhh! Comfort in the kitchen.Â If you stand on your feet for long periods of time in your kitchen (or elsewhere) and you donâ€™t have cushioned floor mats to stand on, what are you waiting for?Â
There are a lot of mats out there, but the most comfortable mats on the market today seem to be gel mats.Â TheÂ problem with gel mats is that they are not too comfortable for your wallet (they typically cost $100 to $200 or more).Â If you want the comfort of a gel mat without the high sticker price try a Comfort Chef Kitchen Mat (typically $40 to $60).
A Comfort Chef Kitchen Mat has an extra soft gel like feel that provides exceptional comfort during long periods of standing. They are made of soft closed cell foam with a molded surface design for traction and wear. They are easy to clean (simply wipe mat with mild soap and water), so they stay looking fresh and new much longer.
Some ideal uses for cushioned floor mats around the home are as kitchen sink mats, a laundry room mat or a utility sink mat.Â So, stop being uncomfortable and look into getting cushioned floor mats today.
April 27th, 2011 by Mark Carmer
The Performa SD mats are the perfect commercial kitchen mats.Â These interlocking rubber mats help relieve fatigue and increase productivity.Â The solid surface provides “complete coverage” on a slightly elevated anti fatigue standing surface. Â There are nibs to elevate the mat above the floor surface to allow easy drainage of fluids underneath the mat for wet work areas.Â Each mat has built-in interlocking connectors designed to securely connect two or more sections to cover larger areas.
Anti-Fatigue commercial kitchen mats, like the Performa SD, improve employee comfort, minimize slip and falls and increase productivity.Â The solid deck interlocking kitchen floor tiles are ideal for bars, service areas, commercial kitchens and industrial areas.Â
Each rubber tile is 3′x3′ and 5/8″ thick.Â There are two styles available – standard black and black with GritTuffâ„¢ top (this is an extremely aggrressive, high traction, carbide grit top surface.).
January 24th, 2011 by Mark Carmer
If youâ€™ve ever worked in a restaurant as a server or as cook you understand the importance and the benefits of anti fatigue mats.Â Being on your feet for such long periods of time can take a toll on your body and the combination of solid rubber anti slip mats and rubber anti fatigue mats make the ideal restaurant kitchen floor mats – designed for both durability and your comfort.Â
Typically,Â restaurant anti fatigueÂ mats have drainage holes, are grease resistant (black) or grease proof (red) and are made in sections that connect together to cover whatever area behind the counter and/or in the kitchen that is needed.Â These mats are generally made of rubber, for durability and ease of cleaning.Â
Working as a waiter or as a cook in a restaurant is hard work, but anti-fatigue mats help to make it a little more comfortable while your doing it.
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