Posted on: June 8th, 2016 by Chris Aviles
Anybody else feel remember being in elementary school and wanting to be a gymnast? I wanted to learn gymnastics because I had dreams of being a super hero. And I’ve read that it’s even more popular now. Gymnastics is the most popular sports among elementary school aged children and it’s probably the best for them. It encourages flexibly and coordination while demonstrating the importance and benefits of dedication.
When I was young I envied the kids that could do back handsprings and would have given anything to be able to accomplish that. Any time I tried on my own I ended up with rug burns. Had I had a real mat to practice on, I could have been an Olympian! Maybe.
Since I’ve started working here, over 5 years ago, I’ve seen the demand for gymnastics mats grow. More and more kids are getting involved and I talk to parents daily that want to get mats for their home. My mom would of loved for me to have an interest like this. It would have occupied my time and kept me fit. It’s the most popular Holiday item for us and we have been working hard make sure there is plenty of stock to meet the needs of all the little Simone Biles and Danell Leyvas of the world.
You can be sure our mats are competition quality and durable. All of our mats have hook and loop fasteners so you can create runways or practice pads.
Aside from gymnastics, our folding mats are used for yoga, pilates, and meditation. It’s a very diverse, functional product that makes a great gift!
Posted on: November 28th, 2012 by Chris Aviles
This is a very busy time of year all around.Â At home there are dinners to plan, decorations to put up and gifts to buy.Â At work we have been making sure there are people on the phones to answer your calls, stock in the warehouse and ensuring things go out on time. Iâ€™m mentally prepared for high volume of calls, figuring Iâ€™d be selling a lot of our in stock folding mats or a balance beam, but Iâ€™m talking to more people about Anti Fatigue mats and Carpet mats than any of our more typical holiday items. I donâ€™t quite get it. I know most of the country is being rained or snowed on, and Iâ€™m sure keeping floors clean is probably a big concern, but I might be upset if I received and Anti Fatigue mat for Christmas. Not that it isnâ€™t a great product, but I would only buy somebody something so practical if it was expensive and our mats so arenâ€™t!
The Carpet logo mats I kind of understand.Â Theyâ€™re very practical for keeping your floors clean and dry but theyâ€™re customizable so you can create a unique one of a kind gift for someone. One of my co-workers actually bought one for her husband for his garage. Now he has something cool to look at and she knows all the garage crud wonâ€™t be tracked in on his shoes into their house.
Speaking of the garage!! And this is totally off subject, but I just had a customer put Tuff-n-Easy tiles in his garage and I want to now! We advertise that theyâ€™re meant for gym or garage flooring, but I personally have never had somebody use them in the garage. According to my customer the tiles have a very professional clean look and protects his cement. I wouldnâ€™t think the garage floor is something youâ€™d be concerned with â€œprotectingâ€, but I guess over time oil and whatever else can make it look pretty gross. Also, if you have weights or heavy equipment you can be sure if you drop them they wonâ€™t crack the floor or me damaged by it.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2012 by Alex Miller
We have one of the largest selections of folding mats.Â These are generally used as gymnastic tumbling mats, but we have customers that use them for everything from anÂ exercise mat to martial arts mats.
Not only do we have a huge variety of sizes and styles we can create custom folding mats to the size you would like.Â And if you don’t want velcro tabs, no problem.Â We recently just added two more styles to our selection. Â They are for the girls out there and one has flowers and the other has hearts on the mat. Â One thing that makes these mats so popular is that you can set them up when in use and then fold them up and put them in your closet or storage area when done.
Â So, when you get a chance, please take a look at the variety of what we offer and if you need a special mat size not shown or any assistance just let us know matsmatsmats.com.
Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
It’s not totally uncommon for us to get feedback from our customers via email.Â Since we deal with all matters of mats whether it’s for yoga, martial arts, gymnastics, or industrial kitchens, it’s always a exciting when customers attach a couple of pictures of what they actually did with their mats…Â especially on slightly more complicated, custom orders.Â
One of my customers, (Tamara from Brookline, MA) got a little more creative than most of our customers.Â We offer wall padding – Â Conventional Wainscot Panels which are 2″ thick wooden-backed crosslink foam panels that mount on a wall.Â You’ve probably seen them in high school gyms or sports facilitates. Â The cost of these can add up quickly when covering larger wall areas since they are produced in 2′ widths and as a result, are generally not the best option for projects on a budget.Â However, we also offer gymnastics folding mats that can be customized with velcro connectors on specific sides, but most importantly (in this case) we can add grommets which allow these tumbling mats toÂ be hungÂ on walls.
Tamara came to us with a particular project that required folding mats, wall padding, and column wraps for a kids play area in a basement.Â After going back and forth for a couple of weeks, we designed custom floor mats as alternatives to the conventional wainscot panels and the results were quite honestly surprising, since I generally recommend the slightly pricier interlocking foam squares for kids floors and wooden backed wall panels.Â Tamara’s ingenuity and shopping savvy paid off in a big way for her little one as she now has a large area to play in that is both colorful, safe, aesthetically pleasing, and most importantly, did not break the bank.
Posted on: May 25th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
I recently embarked on a weekend trip to Joshua Tree National Park to enjoy the horizon-to-horizon splendor that only a lightless, soundless, natural landscape on a new-moon night can offer. As an amateur astronomer and cosmophile without a telescope, a cool, quiet, and comfortable spot on the desert floor is paramount to truly appreciate the awe that is the Cosmos despite the constant reminder for most cynics, of course, that less than 1% of the known universe wonâ€™t eradicate any sort of life INSTANTLY… but I digress.
Have you ever tried to lay down on uneven, sandy, rocky, high-desert floor? Itâ€™s not the most hospitable of terrains for getting comfy. Lucky for me, however, we carry these 2â€™x6â€™x2â€ Folding Mats that are firm, portable, and comfortable enough to lay down on for long periods of time as you seemingly turn and rotate like clockwork. Unlucky for me is that I did not think to get one of these at the time, so all the amazement that would otherwise accompany such an outing was a little more than slightly hindered by discomfort, a little too much sand-in-the-pants, and an owl pellet for an accidental pillow. Lesson learned for next time!