January 25th, 2011 by Mark Carmer
If you are one of the thousands of people who are responsible for setting up, cleaning up and/or working at your companyâ€™s trade show booth throughout the year then you know the importance of the surface you stand on.Â Trade show booth flooring can assist with the look of your booth, add comfort for you and your visitors and hopefully be re-used (because they can be expensive).
The best bet for your money is to purchase one of the many styles of interlocking trade show floor tiles.Â These are typically the most affordable and, if cared for properly, you can use over and over again.Â Trade show shipping cases can protect your interlocking floor tiles when transporting them to and from tradeshows.Â Additionally, these cases can protect the flooring tiles when being stored in between tradeshows.
A hard portable trade show shipping case with wheels would allow you to store your trade show flooring, ship the flooring directly to your trade show location(s) and easily transport it to and from your booth if the case comes with a handle and wheels.Â Protect your investment and make it easier on yourself at the same time with portable trade show shipping cases.
July 20th, 2010 by Mark Carmer
Custom logo mats are a great way to advertise at the entrance of your business or trade show booth.Â Â They are inviting, look great and help to promote your company or brand at the same time. Whether you have your own trade show flooring or rent your tradeshow floors a carpetÂ logo mat may be just what you need.Â
Some logo mats are vinyl backed and some are rubber backed.Â Vinyl mats will be less expensive, but are also less durable.Â In addition, many rubber backed matsÂ are actually machine washable.
There are many different ways to produce a logo mat. Some manufacturing processes use inferior “overprinting” where screen printing or transfer printing merely adds color to the tops of the carpet fibers, which ultimately wears off.Â Â A higher quality and longer lasting processÂ uses micro-jets that directly inject the dye deep into the carpet fibers, producing vibrant yet durable and fade-resistant mats.
Carpet logo mats are available in various stock sizes, but custom sizes are also available if desired/needed.Â Artwork submission, proof approval, production and delivery is typically about 4 weeks.
June 29th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
There are a number of different flooring types that qualify as trade show flooring. You have trade show booth flooring with a faux wood finish, thereâ€™s soft top that looks and feels an awful lot like foam tiles youâ€™ve surely seen in a variety of flooring environments.
Then, thereâ€™s SoftCarpet [a trademark product] that typically comes in foam, interlocking tiles, that has a carpet top, but doesnâ€™t have that â€œconcrete underneathâ€ feel, as these foam tiles do provide anti-fatigue characteristics you might not have been seeking while shopping for trade show flooring for your expo or other exhibit.
The soft, durable, shock-absorbing feel helps to relieve strain on the lower back and joints in the feet and legs, while providing protection against falls or breakage of precious items dropped.
June 25th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Suppose you knew someone who owned a blown glass boutique and wanted to exhibit at an expo in his or her local, city convention center that happens to have concrete floors. If that person asked you to help with transporting the glass goods to the convention center, what would you say if you noticed they didnâ€™t have any trade show booth flooring, or even foam mats to put down in the event one of the display items was dropped or knocked off onto the floor?
Most likely, youâ€™d say, â€œYou really should have something to pad the floor just in case someone drops one of your pieces; you knowâ€¦to keep it from getting shattered into a million pieces.â€ Of course, such a person would most likely have thought of that, butâ€¦you never know, andâ€¦you, being the good friend you [most likely] are, would be obliged to mention the fact.
Anti-fatigue trade show flooring, you could tell your friend, will protect against damaged goods on those concrete floors, as well [youâ€™ll say with confidence and impressive savvy] help preserve the feet, joints, and backs of those standing behind the display cases all day.
What a great asset you are as a friend!
June 17th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
You know? Regardless of whether or not youâ€™ve ever taken your business to an expo, or exhibited in any similar situation, it might not be a bad idea to have some trade show flooring tiles on hand, if you think you might participate in one in the future. These trade show tiles are high impact absorbent and provide comfortable flooring for anyone who walks or stands on themâ€”theyâ€™re also great protection against breakage where delicate items might be dropped.
And if you were asking, â€œWhere would I store something like that? How would I transport the tiles?â€ the appropriate solution to that dilemma is to store them in trade show shipping cases, which come in hard or soft, with or without wheels.
June 16th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Have you ever bought one of those two-sided rolls of 4â€ wide masking tape designed for removing lint from your clothing, or for whatever purpose double-sided tape can be used? I LOVE those things! Well, what if you could have something like that for your shoes, or for the shoes of visitors to your home or work place that requires dirt and other contaminants not be tracked into a certain area? Sticky, or tacky mats are among the greatest of inventions in the world of commercial or industrial trade show flooring products.
These pads of sticky, two-sided mats are fantastic for capturing grime that invariably clings to the bottoms of our shoes. The pads of sticky mats come in a wide variety of dimensions, from 18â€ x 36â€ up to 36â€ x 46â€ [with several sizes in between], and peel off just like those rolls of lint tape you use on your clothes. These would be a great â€œpost matâ€ to put down, just after visitors step onto your entrance mats, which will catch heavier grime and moisture.
June 15th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
I havenâ€™t been to a lot of expos or trade shows to say Iâ€™m an expert on trade show flooring, or even other types of either rolled rubber flooring, or rubber foam interlocking floor tiles like those pictured here, but I have worked and walked on enough of these types of flooring to appreciate their tremendous value.
Usually, when we think of trade show flooring, or even commercial and industrial mats, we picture in our minds glass booths assembled on perhaps carpet top or faux wood finish mats that either assemble in tile form or those that roll out. When I think of installing some of these amazing trade show flooring tiles in my own home, I think of doing so in our family game room, where my son and his buddies and can liftâ€”and sometimes dropâ€”their weights, without damaging our floor, or without making a lot of racket!
June 10th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Now you might think me a goofball for saying this, but I sort of wish I had a place to put down some camouflage trade show flooring, in my home or office space, like whatâ€™s picture here.Â Seriously!Â There is a reason why I say this, so give me a chance!Â I have a bad back, and standing or walking on hard floors doesnâ€™t help.Â So I do wear expensive shoes to help, but having a more yielding floor would be helpful, too.
Maybe you know someone who could benefit from some of these tiles put down just in their immediate workspace to help reduce fatigue, particularly if theyâ€™re on their feet all day.Â And if theyâ€”or youâ€”are on their/your feet all day, you might want to look into using some anti-fatigue mats, which are specifically designed to reduce stress on body jointsâ€¦like…bad backs!
June 8th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Iâ€™ve been considering all the many uses for traditional, trade show flooring, and other durable, rubber flooring, and the other day, while writing about sports logo rugs and how good looking those professional logo rugs are for NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and other such sports logo rugs would look in a home or sports bar, and I thought, â€œWhy not install a highly durable gym flooring in a sports bar, for effect, even if not just in front of the serving or bar area, to keep that â€œgym feelâ€ beneath the feet of patrons?â€
Am I crazy for such an idea?Â I donâ€™t think so.Â Interlocking gym flooring tiles are extremely durable, easy on the feet, legs, back and joints, provide anti-fatigue qualities, help prevent slippage, and are impervious to liquids; especially the corrosive qualities sweat can have over a period of time.Â I think itâ€™s a pretty cool idea. Â If you own your own sports bar, what do you think of the idea?
May 31st, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Kids play areas have become much safer over recent years, to where special safety playground flooring, like what you see here, is fast becoming the norm. This specialized flooring is made to resist the elements such as sun, rain, cold, etc, unlike traditional trade show flooring, which is made exclusively for indoor use.
For many years, childrenâ€™s playgrounds have been buffered with sand or wood chips, which are messy andâ€”although safer and softer than concreteâ€”arenâ€™t anywhere nearly as pleasant as the bouncy, foam tiles of playground flooring. Playground flooring has a higher impact rating than rolled gym flooring, can help to reduce insurance premiums, as well as liability potential, but (more importantly) greatly reduce injuries even from falls as high has 6 feet.