Yoga Supplies and Meditation CushionsHome Door Mats and MoreWrestling Mats and Martial Arts MatsExecercise Mats & AccessoriesGymnastics Equipment & Ballet BarresKids Mats & Daycare ProductsEco-Friendly ProductsCommercial Mats & Industrial MatsBody Pillows & Comfort Products

  Blog Search


  1. Tag Cloud
  2. Blog Home

Door Mats Mats

Custom Logo Entry Mats for Your Office or Workplace

Custom Logo Mats That Will Separate You From Your Competition!In today’s world of “Me Too” start-ups, small businesses and a vacuous landscape for semi-skilled laborers, chances are that you may be running your own business. Whether it is a mail order trinkets, weekend painting for Trader Joe’s chalkboards that put your fine arts degree to some use, or walking dogs after a hard day at the office, there’s a very good probability that you might have some sort of company brand or logo.

Just about everything and everyone nowadays is considered a brand. Even you, without any sort of business, can be a brand overnight with some clever viral post on your social media profile page, forum, or embarrassing YouTube video.  When one is in need, it is important to personalize your brand and get it out as much as possible. Visibility of your personal brand is important to establish yourself in the minds of your potential customers or clients. Everything from t-shirts, stickers, to custom logo entry mats for your office or workplace is paramount to project stability and legitimacy of your endeavor. Can you imagine the Disney without it’s trademark mouse ears silhouette on virtually everything they own? Even more relevant is that a circle with two smaller ones as tangents, I can’t HELP but think of the famous mouse and the company associated with it.

Visual presentation is everything and a  logo can establish your brand with a long lasting visual representation that is, in the end, indispensable for your small business to thrive.

Posted in Door Mats, Mats

Large Door Mats – Great Quality & Great Options!

Quality Rubber Backed Runners Made For You!Every once in a while I get a phone call from somebody requesting to rent our products. It’s really not a big deal, but this week we’ve been flooded with people wanting to rent. I can understand the appeal of renting logo mats for your business. You get to enjoy the benefits of a nice looking entrance mats that represents your company and helps keep dirt and debris from getting into your business. Then once a week, or once a month, somebody comes by and replaces your mat with a fresh and clean mat. It really is very convenient.  However, if you are like a lot of small business’, that just doesn’t make sense, financially.  Owning your own mat will save you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars over the life span of your mat.

A lot of rental comings will play up the convenience of picking up and washing your mat. Some of them may even make it sound like if you want to ensure your mat stays bright and not fade, you need to trust them with the special cleaning process. That’s a load of doggy droppings.  I guarantee they are doing nothing more than throwing your mat into a commercial washer. You could easily do the same.  Realistically, our mats can just be hosed down and hung to dry. Alternatively, I’m sure there are cleaning companies that will pick up and clean that mats you own allowing you to opt out without losing use of your mats.

Here is a formula to show you that buying your own entrance mats, logo mats or rubber backed runners is cheaper than using a door mat rental company.

# of Mats per location x $Weekly Costs x 52 weeks x # of Locations

ABC Tire Shop uses an entrance mat Rental Service for 6 door mats (3′x5′ in size) at $5.00 per mat per week rental cost for 4 locations…

Rental Costs:
6 doormats x $5.00 weekly cost =  $30.00 x 52 weeks = $1560.00 per Location x 4 Locations = $6240.00 per year… ouch!

Purchase Costs:
6 rubber backed door mats (3′x5′ in size) @ $75.00 each = $450.00.

$450.00 to purchase vs. $1560.00 per year for rental door mats.
This would save you $1110.00 per year, per location x 4 Locations = a $4440.00 SAVINGS!

You could buy a 2nd set for backup or for those bad days you would have them on hand if needed… and it would still cheaper than renting!

We offer the same exact gripper rubber backed mats that a mat rental company typically uses for renting.  In fact, many of these companies buy the mats from us and then turn around and rent them to you.  The mat rental company then uses these mats for an average of 5 years… and you could too.  So, why rent? Buy mats and SAVE!

Posted in Door Mats, Mats

Rubber Mulch Is The Way To Go!

A Rubber Mulch Tree Ring Will Help Your Tree!I’m pretty sure I just talked about Rubber Mulch and its benefits, especially during the extreme drought we’re experiencing in California, but I want to make one more point.

Brush fires are just part of life out here. All the dry brush, especially during a drought, can easily be lit on fire by a cigarette or a random spark. Just a few days ago, as I was driving down the road, I noticed some thick clouds and saw an entire stretch of road blocked off with Fire Engines. It appeared there was a house on fire. Not that I’m every surprised by random fires during our sweltering heat, but I am inquisitive and quickly turned on the news when I got home. I found out that while they’re unsure as to what exactly started the fire, it spread quickly because of wood mulch. This is horrible.

It got me thinking about our Rubber Mulch and how it not only looks nice but is so much safer in areas like mine. My favorite is our Rubber Mulch Tree Ring. A Tree Ring will help prevent erosion and conserve moisture. How nice to open my back door step out onto my door mats and look at how great my backyard looks and know it is helping the environment too!

With the weather as permanently great as it is out here, BBQ’s and backyard fire pits are not an uncommon occurrence.  A random ember or spark could easily ignite the wood mulch you may have in your backyard. Or if you happen to live close to one of California’s wild fires, Rubber Mulch can actually keep the flames at bay (temporarily) allowing you to get to safety.  So aside from easy maintenance and a very nice look, our Rubber Mulch can actually be better for your safety and all around state of mind.

Posted in Door Mats, Mats

Decorative Door Mats Are Easy To Maintain!

Entrance Mats That You'll Thank Us For!I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I moved into my new apartment. I already have to sign the new lease! Instead of moving this time, I’m staying where I’m at; I’ll just redecorate a little. The first thing I’m going to change out is my Entrance Mats. It still works really well but after two years of use it’s beginning to look dull.  It couldn’t have come at a better time because just added a bunch more Entrance Door Mats.  There are almost too many options now. I might have to order a couple so I can switch it up.

I really like the top surface that is made of flocked fibers. The fibers give the mat a nice look that also provides fine scraping action and trap dirt. The other good feature is entire base is made of 100% recycled rubber, which provides durability and helps to reduce movement, unlike vinyl back mats that can slip around. The rubber backing also makes these eco friendly! Probably my favorite feature is these decorative door mats are easy to maintain: I never have to clean mine because my apartment hoses down the corridors once a week. There’s nothing worse than having something nice, but having to clean it all the time. Those items never last in my house.

Posted in Door Mats, Mats

Welcome Mats…Their Name Says It All!

Welcome Mats Are What Your Guests See First!Any fans of The Big Lebowski? That movie practically raised me from the ages of 11 – 17. Maybe not the best idea to be “raised” by a character who prides himself in his absolute laziness but nevertheless, hilarity ensued. The line “It really ties the room together.” is at the root of the shenanigans Jeff Bridges’s character “The Dude” faces to secure his rug back from the Germans who stole it from his home. Genius concept, I know. But there’s something to be said about that. Rugs really do  tie the room together. And something I noticed recently is how well welcome mats can “tie the room together” so to speak.

At my studio, we have several lock-out units. All rented by various musicians, drummers, recording engineers, and the occasional random-o solitaire weirdo that just wants a space away from home to do whatever the hell they want at whatever volume they want. But when you walk in, you immediately notice how the rooms with a door mat just look more official. Welcoming actually. It actually makes you think “there’s something going on in there probably.” Which is exactly why I acquired one for my studio. Now my synonymous door doesn’t just look like a closet space. It actually looks like “something is going in there” which is great since I make my extra income from clients there (as well as through various other avenues) stumbling onto my space and asking what services I offer.

The same applies to apartments and even larger houses. A nice mat at the front really just ties the room, porch, threshold together. Ever moved into a new apartment and feel like there’s something missing. It’s probably a mat! Big, beautiful entry mats or welcome mats to officiate you into your new place of residence. Never underestimate the power of simple items to really bring everything together.


Posted in Door Mats, Mats

Entry Mats – Why Rent? Buy Mats and Save!

Entry Mats That Are Above The Competition!We just had some rain and everywhere you go there are carpet runners. Every building I went into had at least 2 runners going in various directions. Marble and tile look pretty, but they real slippery real fast.

As I’ve said before I often find myself flipping over mats to see if I recognize any of ours anywhere. Most of the time I’ve noticed a tore up mat that looks like it might be one of ours, and check to just to be sure it’s not. It never is….. phew! It’s really easy to spot rented mats, they usually have one little corner missing some carpet, where they stamp their logo.

Rented mats, in theory, are great. When I was a host I loved rented mats. Most of the lobby/bar area covered with these great carpeted entry mat with our Logo on them. Every night I’d roll up the mats and put them aside and every morning I’d unroll magically clean mats. This made clean up a breeze!

Now, fast forward to me learning the ins and outs of restaurant ownership, and I couldn’t believe the company threw money away like that. Granted, it was a large restaurant chain and probably had money to burn. Realistically, as a small business owner, it makes no sense. Here’s some light math to prove my point:


# of Mats per location x $Weekly Costs x 52 weeks x # of Locations

ABC Tire Shop uses an entrance mat Rental Service for 6 door mats (3′x5′ in size) at $5.00 per mat per week rental cost for 4 locations…

Rental Costs:
6 doormats x $5.00 weekly cost =  $30.00 x 52 weeks = $1560.00 per Location x 4 Locations = $6240.00 per year… ouch!

Purchase Costs:
6 rubber backed door mats (3′x5′ in size) @ $75.00 each = $450.00.

$450.00 to purchase vs. $1560.00 per year for rental door mats.
This would save you $1110.00 per year, per location x 4 Locations = a $4440.00 SAVINGS!

You could buy a 2nd set for backup or for those bad days you would have them on hand if needed… and it would still cheaper than renting!

We offer the same exact gripper rubber backed mats that a mat rental company typically uses for renting.  In fact, many of these companies buy the mats from us and then turn around and rent them to you.  The mat rental company then uses these entry mats with logo on them for an average of 5 years… and you could too.  So, why rent? Buy mats and SAVE!

Posted in Door Mats, Mats

Entrance Mats For All Purposes!

Entry Floor Mat Are "One Way" To Impress Your Customers!This time of year is my favorite because of all the holidays and fun parties, but I hate this time of year because the weather is obnoxious.  I know all you east coasters probably hate me and my practically perfect weather, but you guys at least know what to expect. Like most people in California, our weather is moody and spontaneous. I can wake up to rain and wind and go to sleep with the air conditioner on. It’s frustrating. I can’t always be carrying around an umbrella and certainly don’t want to be wearing a jacket all day, but it is what it is.

Thankfully I have doormats in my house that I can keep down year round and am always prepared.

I’d like to introduce you to one of our latest products, the Montage Mat! It’s my new favorite. Our Sponge Mat was my original go to mat because it absorbs water, hides dirt and looks fancy. The Montage mat does all that, has a little nicer look and can be made to a much larger variety of sizes than the sponge. Montage are new, top of the line commercial door mats made with environmentally friendly components. Montage offers enhanced long wearing performance and durability. Building entrance mats, retail entry mats, and floor matting for wet areas are some of the many ideal uses for Montage commercial carpet mats. These mats are typically found in the interior or exterior of building entrances of retail stores, office buildings, hotels, hospitals, supermarkets, schools restaurants or other high-traffic areas. They add extra safety and traction during wet weather too.

Posted in Door Mats, Mats

Welcome Mats With A Bit More Flair!

Welcome Mats That Have Style!I’ve been working long, hard hours turning a project recording studio into a commercial enterprise. After about 2 years of chipping away at a very large to-do list, it seems that things finally came into place. I work with a couple of clients regularly and more seem to be coming my way. While the space is small, it’s definitely providing musicians and producers with a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. However, being that the rental space is in one of MANY grey doors that look exactly the same from the outside, I have been continuously haunted with something that feels “missing”. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Christmas lights for a more “festive” atmosphere… nope, too hoaky. A fridge full of beer? Negative. Distracting and encourages drinking while working. Not necessarily a bad thing but when you’re dealing with old-time rockers in the program… have to pass on that. I de-arranged, re-arranged, and cleaned the hell out of the space again. Put up some paintings I like, new sound panels with more visually striking cloth covers and still nothing.

Finally it dawned on me… there is not “welcome” mat. I Realized that all the other studios at least have some kind of rubber mats at the entrance to their respective spaces. Something to wipe your feet on and not track as much dirt and debris inside. But all were pretty much black and boring. What I needed was something with a little bit more flair. Not necessarily saying “welcome” or “bless this house”.. I mean, c’mon. But I was in serious need of something more inviting. Something that spoke to me and said “Hey, someone gives a hoot about this joint.” Perusing for various options, I finally settled on nice ivy patterned coir door mats to greet anyone when they first get there. Not the biggest deal in the world but it’s the little details that really tie an idea together.

Posted in Door Mats, Mats

Rubber Mulch Looks Great and Is Easy To Maintain!

Landscaping Mulch Looks Great and Is Long Lasting!My parents have had their home for the last 40 plus years. Now in that time there have been various incarnations and inevitable ebb and flow grass to dirt, and the ambiguous in between stage in their front yard. After getting them a new door mats,  I recently suggested to them a relatively new item that would be exponentially more cost effect than installing new grass and something that they could not destroy by not watering; as that will happen. I finally convinced them to install our Rubber Mulch, as this will give the appearance of an organic area that they can plant inside of, but one that does not require the extensive up-keep that grass or your normal wood chips would. Needless to say they loved this idea.

To make things even easier, we could install the rubber garden mulch all ourselves as it is far easier than laying in grass. We actually got the entire front and back yard organized and filled in with the mulch in one afternoon. Leaving plenty of room to put in some plants and flowers,  to fill in the rest of the area. All in all it worked out very well and now my parents have a yard that can be kept with far less work and money. It truly gave the old home stead a brand new look and life about it. So if you’re thinking about updating your yards I would highly recommend the mulched rubber. This product will work and look great for years to come!

Posted in Door Mats, Mats

Recycled Rubber Flooring – It Just Makes Sense!

Go Green Products Make A Difference!LEEDs Certification Brings “Non Eco” Builders Out of the Cold.

The drive to go green has never been more urgent than it is now.  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. This system was developed and administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington D.C.-based, nonprofit coalition of building industry leaders.

With L.E.E.D.S Certification bringing in tangible benefits, (tax breaks, low cost loans, priority permits, etc.) it is becoming clear that some sectors of construction and industry not known for their environmental conscience have made going green a priority because of financial considerations.

Well done. This is one of the reasons that the L.E.E.D.S. Certification process was introduced. Not necessarily to preach to the choir of those already involved with eco footprint reduction but to involve industries whose bottom line has traditionally been the bottom line, industries that would not normally take eco products and building practices seriously.

With the establishment of the United States Green Building Council, it has become easier to contact and retain a LEEDS knowledgeable staff member and associate them with a project so as to be proactive in seeking certification.

The benefits of acquiring LEEDS certification is based on getting credit for achieving set goals in 5 major categories with 2 bonus categories of the “extra credit” variety:

Maximum Credit

Sustainable Sites:                                                    21
Water Efficiency:                                                    11
Energy and Atmosphere:                                        37
Materials and Resources:                                       14
Indoor Environmental Quality:                               17
Total Maximum Possible Points:                          100

Innovation in operation                                               +6

Regional priority credits                                              +4


Specific rating can be gained by meeting a percentage of each goal.

Certification Levels:

· LEED Certified:                                         26-32 points or >37% of max.

· LEED Certified Silver Level:                    33-38 points or >47% of max.

· LEED Certified Gold Level:                     39-51 points or >56% of max.

· LEED Certified Platinum Level:              52-69 points or >75% of max.

With the point system so tight, it behooves those seeking the upper echelons of certification to excel at every category especially the “innovation in operation” one.  Since this category is a “catch-all” for designs and systems not addressed in the structured areas, it can become a real boon for those looking to squeeze every last ounce of certification juice out of their selection of materials and processes.

Some products that may help your certification can be purchased from a mat company that offers environmentally friendly recycled rubber mats, such as

The introduction of High Performance Mat Systems made from recycled materials is a type of double duty product that can help push you over the top. The benefits of an HPMS in and of itself can be noted in the “Innovation in Operation” category, as a means of keeping harsh chemical cleaners and polishes to a minimum AND the material choice itself can be made to ensure that it is eco-friendly and innovative.

In addition, since most companies utilize chair mats for ease of rolling on carpet, you can choose an eco-friendly bamboo chair mat rather than a plastic one.

Finally the building has a gym for tenants, once again choosing a recycled rubber flooring option can help with those very important “Innovation in Operation” extra credits.

Before setting out to acquire any LEED certification you must:

Set a clear LEED Certification Level. Before you begin the design phase of your project, decide what level of LEED certification you are aiming for and settle on a firm overall budget. Also consider including an optional higher certification target — a “stretch” goal — to stimulate creativity.

Set a clear and adequate budget. Higher levels of LEED certification, such as Platinum, do require additional expenditure and should be budgeted for accordingly.

Engineer for Life Cycle Value As you value-engineer your project, be sure to examine green investments in terms of how they will affect expenses over the entire life of the building. Before you decide to cut a line item, look first at its relationship to other features to see if keeping it will help you achieve money-saving synergies, as well as LEED credits. Many energy-saving features allow for the resizing or elimination of other equipment, or reduce total capital costs by paying for themselves immediately or within a few months of operation. Prior to beginning, set your goals for “life cycle” value-engineering rather than “first cost” value-engineering.

Hire LEED-accredited professionals. Thousands of architects, consultants, engineers, product marketers, environmentalists and other building industry professionals around the country have a demonstrated knowledge of green building and the LEED rating system and process — and can assist you in meeting your LEED goal. These professionals can suggest ways to earn LEED credits without extra cost, identify means of offsetting certain expenses with savings in other areas and spot opportunities for synergies in your project.

The “secret” to achieving your LEEDs goal, is to make eco choices at every juncture. We can help with some of those product choices at

For more information on LEEDs certification please visit the LEEDs website:

Posted in Door Mats, Mats

BBBOnLine Reliability Seal
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site