Posts Tagged ‘floor mats’
Posted on: October 17th, 2013 by Stag
I had a customer recently that was looking to modify his existing flooring in his old 70’s off-roading Jeep. He decided on using our vinyl flooring Switchboard Corrugated Runner to cover the floor in his cab. I had honestly never thought of using a vinyl runner for this purpose, but I have to say that it is quite ingenious! When you have a rugged Jeep that you take off-road and into the desert having some good durable flooring for the cab is pretty essential.
For those that are not familiar with the older model off-road Jeeps; they don’t have any doors, they are very much bare-bones. So with that they also don’t have floor mats of any kind. So what this customer did is take the long roll of vinyl and cut it in pieces to fit the sections of the floor of the cab that needed to be covered. Then he took some Polyurethane Adhesive tubes and glued these pieces to the floor of the Jeep itself.
So now he had a floor that could be cleaned easily and that could take a lot of abuse while being in the elements. Vinyl Floors are very durable and even though they are tough they can be easily cut to shape and size to fit just about anything. This customer’s little project turned out quite well and he has already taken it out for its maiden voyage. Perhaps one day, if I every acquire a Jeep of my very own, I’ll do the same.
Posted on: June 28th, 2013 by Kelly Green
The Department of Labor recently conducted a series of studies with the intention of giving numeric values to the amount of relief offered by anti-fatigue mats in a working environment that is using a primarily concrete flooring surface.
The conclusion of the studies will, no doubt, earn several Nobel prizes. The resulting answers are as follows : Anti-Fatigue mats are of great help.
Here’s a suggestion fellas, ASK the WORKING STIFF! Whether you are on an assembly line or behind a register at the local “Bag O’ Groceries” store, standing on a hard surface is horrible and standing on a cushy mat is better. TAH DAH! Can I have the grant money now?
“Test methods included infrared thermal imaging, body temperature sensors, calf circumference measurement, cognitive testing and a questionnaire regarding body comfort where participants registered their scaled ratings on levels of comfort or discomfort as well as levels of fatigue/tiredness. Eight different anti-fatigue matting samples were provided.
The subjective results showed statistically significant benefits to users of anti-fatigue floor mats when compared to standing on a concrete floor, especially to the lower and upper legs and lower back areas. The comfort comparisons between the ‘mat’ and ‘no mat’ conditions after 90 minutes were significant with benefits experienced to both thermal and postural comfort.”
Director, Richard Cooke says, “We are very pleased with the results of this study and would like to thank all those involved.”
•Anti-fatigue matting helps to promote regular movement as the feet naturally adapt to the cushioned surface of the mat. The movement of muscles contracting and expanding is very subtle but is enough to reduce, even prevent in some cases, the health risks associated with standing by increasing blood flow and helping oxygen reach the heart.
•Increasing comfort by installing anti-fatigue matting helps to improve concentration, reducing the potential for accidents, and also helps to increase productivity.
•Back pain is a huge concern for employers and extremely distressing for sufferers. The scientific study confirms that the use of floor mats has a beneficial effect on the postural comfort to those who stand for long periods of time compared to standing on concrete.
The New name for the Department has been officially changed to The Department of Understudied Habitats, or DUH for short.
Posted on: May 24th, 2013 by Kelly Green
A man’s brain works differently than a woman’s brain. After reading this one sentence, if you’re a woman you are thinking, “Duh.” If you’re a man you’re thinking, “Prove it.”
Although the brain is essentially the same bio machine, how it functions and its physical makeup is very different for each sex. Men have more gray matter, women have more white matter. White matter is responsible for learning, emotions, processing sensory and relational information while gray matter controls memory, spatial relationships and logic.
Women have 86 percent of their total amount of white matter in the frontal lobes. Men do not have any white matter in the frontal lobes of their brains. Gray matter in men is evenly distributed between the frontal and bilateral lobes, but in women it was found almost completely in the frontal lobe (84 percent).
So, women learn faster with an ability to control their emotions better while communicating how they are the boss in the relationship. While man is in charge of the TV remote and remembers how to get to the store for snacks quickly.
You may be asking yourself, How does this relate to door mats or mats in general? Observe.
Wife, “I hate the color of our kitchen mats.” (Emotion)
Me, “Didn’t we just order those anti fatigue mats?” (Memory)
Wife, “But I think when we refinish the cabinets, it will clash.” (Processing sensory information)
Me, “So maybe we should forget about re-doing the kitchen and stay with what we have.” (Logic)
Wife, “That’s what you said when I had you redo the rubber flooring in the garage and look how great that turned out.” (Learning) Besides, if you don’t get me those new floor mats, it will be uncomfortable sleeping alone in the bed.” (Processing relational information)
Me, “Why would you be sleeping alone”? Oh, On it. Where’s the phone?” (Spatial relationships)
As you can see, communication between the sexes is possible if you just understand the way each sex communicates.
Posted on: April 16th, 2013 by Stag
I have recently built myself a new computer. Filled to brim with gimmicks, frills, jiggles and monster massive hardware! I spared no expense (quite literally), buy the end of this not so little build I had a larger, more in-charge computer and much smaller bank account. But alas it was worth it; fore now I can go into that strange and uncertain land of the interwebs knowing that I indeed walk softly and carry a big gunâ€¦per say.
However changing your computer, especially when it is a desktop can be much like changing out furniture and in many cases that is exactly what you have to do. Â So, I found myself again upgrading. However this time it was my desk, then my bed frameâ€¦and while Iâ€™m at it why not that entertainment center I was looking at. I even when so far as to get new welcome mats for my house, new kitchen mats and certainly a very nice bamboo chair mat for this new desk and new office chair. Not to would be outright injustice, I say.
So with my computer, bedroom, kitchen and front door up to date, new and shiny; all I have to do is get some new floor mats for my car and we are set. Cause anything worth doing, is worth doing right, right? Be it new toys and consumer electronics or home furnishings and home mats; once you get going it is very hard to stop.
Posted on: March 17th, 2013 by Stag
Over the years my true and trusty truck has certainly acquired some, shall we say â€œcharacterâ€. By â€œcharacterâ€ I mean a fair amount of scratches, scrapes and dings. So, I have taken it upon myself, not being any kind of expert, novice or really having any idea of how to repair body damage on a vehicle other than having a credit card and knowing the location of my local auto supply store; to fix these above mentioned damages.
Now this certainly involves quite a bit of manual labor while in a crouching position. So, after the first weekend of this and making, what I would consider to be a good amount of progress, my knees were very sore and stiff. This was easily remedied with a few beers and vapor rub, but a friend of mine who actually works in the auto trade suggested his little trick of using small floor mats to help out with that. So armed with a new Kneeling Pad I started hacking and chipping, and banging away on this little project of mine.
As I am still not finished with my renovations to the â€˜ol bucket of bolt, I have to say that at least my aging knees are in good standing thanks to these small anti fatigue mats that were suggested. True multi-use mat pads that will continue to be true knee savers for me personally.
I find that my knee saver kneeling pad, a small anti fatigue mat, has so many uses. Not only do they reduce knee pain and lower back stress, they are great when giving a bath to the little ones or to use to protect your knees when kneeling on any type of hard surface.Â They are used so often in gardening that they are sometimes referred to gardening kneeling pads.
Posted on: March 8th, 2013 by Ben Gonzalez
Remember rubbing your feet on the carpet then poking one of your siblings for a satisfying “ouch” from them? That little spark that goes from your finger to their face is the result of static electricity. I’m sure many of us did this constantly as we imagined ourselves a super hero or villain. Elecro-Boy, El Shocko, Electric Cedric… whatever. That tiny spark of electricity is the result of static charge and build up. Without getting into the science of it all, it goes something like this. Your body conducts electricity and has a particular amount of charge, when you rub your feet wearing just socks you are building up electric charge on your body. That electric charge needs somewhere to go and the favorite places for electricity to go is other ‘conductors’ of electricity. Generally, other people (fun!) or metals.In high end tech industries, be it “I.T.” with it’s hallways o server racks, power plants with low voltage operating panels, or say even your computer at home, static charges can be a death sentence if enough of it is built up and you happen to touch the wrong part of the equipment! It actually happens rarely in my experience but when it does, it’s VERY costly. This is why more power plants have floor mats
known asÂ switchboard matting
to protect employees from being shocked by high voltage equipment.Â Info-servers and just about anywhere with sensitive equipment requires some form of static dissipative flooring
where the operators stand. This helps to take the charge out of the body, before it can make contact with any of the equipment.Â Many employers have anti fatigue mats
for their employees who stand on their feet for long periods of time as well.
Recently, I acquired a pair of VERY expensive, VERY loud, and VERY discontinued speakers. They are made with a particular type of Beryllium drivers which makes them a) illegal to manufacture now but b) gives them an extremely detailed and rich sonic character. Basically, right after new years, I set these puppies up after having been in storage for about 2 years. After all the wiring was finished, I fired them up for a test run. Big, rich, beautiful sound. I was in Nirvana. Then, like an ass, I decided I wanted to literally TOUCH the metal grille of the tweeter when I see a tiny spark, POP, and suddenly, the right speaker sounds muffled and dark… I blew out the tweeter. For those of you not privy to audio, the tweeter is the smallest speaker which handles all the high end. With it blown and discontinued, I decided to get a grounding from MatsMatsMats.com to put from a metal frame on my desk to ground. Now before I touch ANYTHING in my room that is plugged into a wall, I make sure to touch the desk first to dissipate the static charge.
On a side note, I still feel like a super hero every time I shock someone.
Posted on: February 18th, 2013 by Chris Aviles
Every individual is unique. Most of us like different things, itâ€™s amazing to me we get along as well as we do.I give props to the people who step outside of that â€œnormâ€ of following what others want you to do. So you wear clothes you shouldnâ€™t or dress how others view as inappropriate, who cares? The fact of the matter is it is your life; youâ€™re living it, so what if people donâ€™t accept your choices, it is not the end of the world. Those who have a problem with how you look or dress probably do or did the same thing at a time in their life.
We spend too much time looking at others when we should really be looking at ourselves. I donâ€™t care what you wear or how you look. I have my own thoughts like anyone else, but at the end of the day I am not you and vice versa.Do or buy what makes you feel like you are at the top of the world. What makes you feel downright awesome and donâ€™t care what people say.
The world we live in is filled with trends and conveniences (like cell phones) that everybody wants or needs. While most things do exactly the same thing, what makes it appealing to us is the options, or customization- whatever can be done to make us feel unique. This applies to every aspect of life- even floor mats!
We just launched a new line of SoftWood Interlocking Tiles. They do exactly the same thing the others ones do, but now there are more options! We used to only carry your everyday types of wood tile flooring, like maple or dark and light oak, but now we have grey, blue, black and green wood laminate flooring. I donâ€™t know about you but Iâ€™ve never seen blue wood floors.How cool would it be to have those in my workout room or â€œman caveâ€. Theyâ€™re definitely different and I know would spark interest. Iâ€™m a hamâ€¦ Ilove the attention.
Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by Stag
Well campers, the legendary holiday of the Giving of Thanks (Thanksgiving to the laymen) is now upon us! That means good food, good friends, and the family, with all the fixinâ€™s.Â Spending the day in good company and gorging yourself on all you can eat turkey and stuffing.Â As we all know, Thanksgiving is the universal day of excess, and with that comes the inevitable â€œitisâ€.Â Whether you know it by name or not, you all know the feeling.Â â€œItisâ€ is caused by the chemical tryptophan, which makes you feel oh so sleepy.Â Tryptophan is found in high concentrations inâ€¦you guessed it! Turkey.Â So no matter what youâ€™re up to this Thanksgiving, there will certainly be some much needed napping in your future.Â Well, as always weâ€™ve got floor mats for that!
Anyone of our Rest Mats would do the trick nicely.Â Now you say, â€˜hey arenâ€™t these for kids and day cares?â€™ Yes they certainly are. I donâ€™t know about you, but I have been missing â€˜nap timeâ€™ since it went the way of the buffalo after kindergarten.Â So call me sentimental, but after more than 2 decades of pining for nap time, I think I have found the perfect way to work that back into my life in some small wayâ€¦Thanksgiving.
Trust me, you will all thank me for this.Â So let the food settle and the â€œitisâ€ begin.Â No need to worry about having enough room for family and friends to lay their heads, just lay down anyone of our Rest Mats and let the much needed snoozing begin!Â Our Rest Mats for kids come in all colors and thicknesses to suit any grown child; like myself, and perhaps you.Â From our Standard Folding Rest Mat, Supreme Folding Rest Mat, or even our Supreme Pillow Top Rest Mat (my favorite!), we certainly have a mat to suit your holiday nap time needs.
So from all of us here at MatsMatsMats, Happy Thanksgiving and Enjoy!
Posted on: November 15th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
Â Burgers. Yum! No one makes them better than In-N-Out. I feel sorry for all you non-California residents that have to deal with sub-par and derelict nutritional substance.Â If you have a life crisis, these burgers will make you whole again.
Â I actually donâ€™t even get meat on mine, theyâ€™re that good! I know it sounds terrible and hypocritical but, alas, I enjoy my animal-style grilled cheese knowing that somehow, somewhere, my decisions lets another bovine Betty get one more miserable day writhing in her filth… perhaps even on one of our livestock mats? Zing!
Â Seriously though, on a MUCH cheerier note, I couldnâ€™t help but notice that the kitchen workers were all standing on floor mats that look quite a bit like our Performa Non Slip Anti Fatigue Mats. Now Iâ€™m not saying that they are our Performa mats, but if it looks like it and it smells like it, then itâ€™s probably, er, it.
Â Moreover, I wouldnâ€™t dare suggest that In-N-Out burger give us official MatsMatsMats.com employee lunch vouchers in exchange for exceedingly good reviews on their menu items and a break on these awesome non slip mat and drainage mat used in the kitchen as safety-mats, but Iâ€™m just saying; In-N-Out is playing it safe and safety for employees is paramount when youâ€™ve got hormonal teenagers running the show and not sabotaging my meals with saliva expressionism. Not just the advertised ones, either. (Flying dutchman anyone?)
Â In any case, my lunch was a little more interesting (and creepier) knowing that our sphere of influence to just about every nook and cranny of my daily life. I can go into details and start naming potential sponsors (Trader Joes, Iâ€™m looking at you!), but Iâ€™ll refrain since I donâ€™t want to run out of stuff to talk to yaâ€™ll about.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
I have two nieces. Â They have been princesses, witches, models, pop stars, scientists, superheroes, and just about every other occupation you can think of. Â Of course, nothing could prepare us for the very creative ways that they go about fulfilling the tenures of their latest imaginary employment. Â I’m sure we can all relate.
The mess on the kitchen mats from the five-star chef. Â The crayon art on the walls from our little Picassos. Â Even the near flood on the floor mats from our bath-tub Jacques Cousteaus. Â They all serve to inspire us on the time where we really felt and thrived on the idea that absolutely anything we could think of was a potential occupation. Â
While we’re in the bathroom, let me tell you about my co-worker’s niece Emma.Â This little doll is a gymnast in the making. Â Her parents, being the good folk they are, have catered her physicality with gymnastics equipment and classes, the toys and tools that might make this little tike the next McKayla Maroney. Â This unfortunately, does not slow down the imagination and as she lacked gymnastic bars, she decided to do a little practicing with the towel racks in the bathroom. Â
Suffice it to say, these are most certainly not the ticket to fame and fortune, but might make for a good scowling form the folks. Â Lesson be learned parents: Keep the young ones occupied with the right tools and an extra bit of supervision.