Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by Chris Aviles
The New Year is here!! Time for those resolutions! How many of us are going to â€œlose some weightâ€?? All of us?Â Cool!Â MatsMatsMats.com is most definitely the place to look to get your workout room started.Â My favorite fitness related products are our interlocking foam mats. They come in a variety of colors and thicknesses and really help with protecting those joints.Â You can do a whole room or just a small area. My entire house is hardwood so sit ups or push ups and even jumping jacks can be strenuous. Â All I really need is a little 4â€™ by 4â€™ area which could stack and slip right under my couch, then snap together quick.Â These interlocking floor tiles are made of a closed cell foam which means moisture, like sweat (gross), wonâ€™t absorb.
Now if youâ€™re really gung ho about working out this year, we have soft rubber mats that are perfect for home gyms. They have a foam base so they are soft enough to protect your back and knees, but the rubber surface makes them durable enough to hold your equipment and give you great footing.
If youâ€™re exercise room also doubles as your garage, and aerobic routines arenâ€™t your focus, our Tuff-n-Easy interlocking rubber flooring might be a better choice.Â They are a solid piece of rubber perfect for giving your area a nice look, support your machines AND durable enough to park your car on.Â Theyâ€™re mostly black with colored fleck, so as an added bonus itâ€™ll hide all the junk your car might track in your garage. Even if one of these 28.5â€ by 28.5â€ tiles get ruined, you can easily swap it out with a new one.Â Try doing that with cement.
Check out my other blogs, I have a few tips to help get that holiday weight off.Â All the exercises can be done with things you probably have around your house or with something inexpensive and probably in stock on our website.
Posted on: November 21st, 2012 by Stag
I am a geek; yes I said it and certainly whole-heartedly admit it with great pride and gusto!Â Since I was just a wee one I have been going to Trade Shows of all kinds.Â I used to frequent the Los Angeles Auto Show every year with my father.Â From my teenage years and even into my 20â€™s I attended the Anime Expos in Los Angeles with my friends as well.Â Every one of these conventions would have its Trade Show floors, filled with products, samples and the variable eye-candy abound.Â If you have ever been to, or participated in a Trade Show of any kind you will know that they magically transform an industrial floor space into an appealing show floor for each companyâ€™s products.Â
But how do they transform a barren, open concrete floor into something visual appealing and yet highly functional?Â They do so with our various versions of Trade Show Flooring.Â Â Â From ourÂ Interlocking foam mats with texture tops, to our carpet top interlocking floor tiles, or even the marvelous wood film laminate top interlocking foam floor.Â You can findÂ these flooring tile at almost every trade show you visit. Whether youâ€™re checking out the newest or oldest in vehicular madness, or the cosplay shenanigans of the Anime floor; youâ€™ll find yourself standing on our Trades Show Flooring.Â Also as a side note, if youâ€™re not familiar with cosplay, look it up; just grown adults dressed like comic and anime characters.Â Itâ€™s great for chuckle or two!
So the next time your favorite convention, take a peek downwards and notice not just the products on the floor, but the floor itself.Â Youâ€™ll be amazed by the variety and amount youâ€™ll find of our Trade Show Flooring.Â Happy Hunting, and Happy Holidays!
Posted on: August 22nd, 2012 by Chris Aviles
I know I justÂ wrote aÂ blog article about seeing our products or similar, but just yesterday I had two experiences that I thought Iâ€™d tell you about.
The first happened at a bakery in Studio City, CA. While I was ordering my ice cream, I looked down and realized I was standing on a carpet logo mat. Of course the first thing I did was flip over the mat corners to see if our name is anywhere, once I determined it wasnâ€™t ours (thankfully, because it was torn up!) I told the lady behind the counter that if they need a new mat, I can get them one of much better quality, for much less than Iâ€™m sure they paid.Â I didnâ€™t expect her to get the manager!!Â When he came out I let him know that I work for a company that manufactures logo mats, and I noticed that his may need to be replaced soon.Â He tried to tell me that their mat looked like that because it was thrown in a washing machine and those types of mats can only be dry cleaned, â€œas Iâ€™m sure youâ€™re aware â€œ. Â I couldnâ€™t wait to tell him that our carpet logo mats can absolutely be thrown in a washing machine and our colors would not fade nearly as bad as his. Iâ€™m not sure if heâ€™ll call me but as we were pulling out of the parking lot I saw the cashier rolling up the mat.Â
The other incident happened literally 15 minutes later while I was walking by a Martial Arts studio. My friends and I were walking in an alley and I saw a few boxes of what looked like our red/blue jumbo interlocking foam mats, so again I stopped to look. This time I wasnâ€™t planning on saying anything but I was busted by the owner while looking at the tilesâ€¦woops!Â At first he was a little angry as Iâ€™m sure he thought I was trying to steal from him, but then I explained that I work for a company that sells martial arts flooring and was just curious.Â He asked me what company and â€œout of curiosityâ€ what my pricing for these tiles were. Unfortunately I had to tell him that we donâ€™t carry those tiles, ours are 4â€™xâ€™4×1â€ and his appeared to be 40â€x40â€x1/2â€.Â He then, like the bakery guy, proceeded to try and educate me by telling me that the thicker tiles really donâ€™t work as well.Â He said they are too soft and therefore make it harder to maneuver and donâ€™t support your knees and ankles.Â He tried to make it sound like my knowledge was incorrect.Â Since he obviously just purchased tiles and I wasnâ€™t in the mood to argue with a Sensei in a dark alley, I said â€œya that makes senseâ€ and kept walking.Â Iâ€™ve never used these tiles, all I know is what I hear from you guys, but I find it hard to believe that people would be expanding their floors if they didnâ€™t work. I found this fun video of our tiles being used and it looks to me that everybodyâ€™s ankles are being supported, and able to maneuver pretty well.Â You be the judgeâ€¦