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Trade Show Flooring

Trade Show Flooring

trade show flooringThere are a number of different flooring types that qualify as trade show flooring. You have trade show booth flooring with a faux wood finish, there’s soft top that looks and feels an awful lot like foam tiles you’ve surely seen in a variety of flooring environments.

Then, there’s SoftCarpet [a trademark product] that typically comes in foam, interlocking tiles, that has a carpet top, but doesn’t have that “concrete underneath” 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.

Trade Show Flooring

trade show flooringSuppose 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 didn’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, you’d say, “You really should have something to pad the floor just in case someone drops one of your pieces; you know…to keep it from getting shattered into a million pieces.” Of course, such a person would most likely have thought of that, but…you never know, and…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 [you’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!

Trade Show Flooring

interlocking foam tilesYou know? Regardless of whether or not you’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 them—they’re also great protection against breakage where delicate items might be dropped.

And if you were asking, “Where would I store something like that? How would I transport the tiles?” 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.

Sticky Tacky Mats

trade show flooringHave you ever bought one of those two-sided rolls of 4” 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 18” x 36” up to 36” x 46” [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 “post mat” to put down, just after visitors step onto your entrance mats, which will catch heavier grime and moisture.

Trade Show Flooring

industrial matsI haven’t been to a lot of expos or trade shows to say I’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 lift—and sometimes drop—their weights, without damaging our floor, or without making a lot of racket!

Camouflage Rubber Flooring

trade show flooringNow 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 what’s picture here.  Seriously!  There is a reason why I say this, so give me a chance!  I have a bad back, and standing or walking on hard floors doesn’t help.  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 they’re on their feet all day.  And if they—or you—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 joints…like…bad backs!

Recycled Rubber Flooring

trade show flooringI’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, “Why 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 “gym feel” beneath the feet of patrons?”

Am I crazy for such an idea?  I don’t think so.  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.  I think it’s a pretty cool idea.   If you own your own sports bar, what do you think of the idea?

Safety Playground Flooring

trade show flooringKids 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, children’s playgrounds have been buffered with sand or wood chips, which are messy and—although safer and softer than concrete—aren’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.

Trade Show Booth Flooring

trade show booth flooringSoftCarpetTM trade show flooring actually energizes staff members with its superb, soft, cushioned, underfoot experience. These carpet top, interlocking foam tiles are easily put together, look fantastic, come in a nice variety of colors, and even provides great, anti-fatigue support so as to prevent personnel from getting so easily wearied while being on foot all day. There’s hardly a better looking trade show flooring available on the market, while providing excellence in comfort to feet, back and other body joints.

If you would like something equally as comfortable, but with a wood floor appearance [brighter and generates more contrast], then you will simply love SoftWood trade show booth flooring, which gives the appearance of a wood laminate floor, but is not as hard on the feet, of course, as a hard, wood floor.

Trade Show Flooring

trade show flooringWhen you’re looking for trade show flooring, your options are so numerous, it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed at times; but it’s really about needs and taste combined. If you do a lot of expos, then you might be looking at some nice trade show booth flooring, such as the SoftCarpet top, which is elegant, durable, and practical. Trade show flooring comes in roll up versions as well as foam interlocking tiles so as to piece together just the right size to suit your needs.

And, of course, when you’re traveling, you should not neglect appropriate storage and transport units to haul your flooring. That’s why everything has been thought of for you!
Trade show shipping cases are great for putting in the belly of a plane, or even in a moving van or underneath a large touring bus; just choose whether or not you want wheels.


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