Posts Tagged ‘interlocking tiles’

Soft Floor Tiles Used As A Display Surface, Trade Show Flooring Or As Playroom Flooring!

Posted on: August 12th, 2013 by

Interlocking Floor Mats Can Be Used In A Variety Of Ways!One of the great things about living in California is I’m so close to entertainment at pretty much anytime. This last weekend I was in Hollywood taking a stroll down the walk of fame looking at all the people, and there are a lot of people to look at. Aside from the normal character actors like Johnny Depp look a likes or Batman walking around there are your good ol’ fashioned masses of unwashed locals. I’ve met spacemen from the future warning about the end, Marilyn Monroe’s ghost and some people that aren’t just celebrity impersonators, but people that actual believe they’re said celebrity. It is very entertaining, but very weird at the same time. After an hour or so I have to take solace in the many many stores, who’s merchandise is often as entertaining as the people outside.

While looking around the Harvey Davidson store, I came across one of our products being used in such a simple way, I can’t believe I haven’t thought of it before. In the display cases, the store was using one of our textured SoftFloor tiles as a display surface. So simple and kinda cool looking. The soft floor tiles didn’t look out of place or like a cheap alternative to something, it actually fit in well. The shelves they had were glass, so the colored interlocking tiles gave some depth to the case and made the product pop. Most of the products in that store are black, so they used a contrasting gray tile. Ant the interlocking teeth just sitting exposed gave It a cool off beat look that I liked. The softfloor tiles are often used as trade show flooring or as playroom flooring, but hey sure found a good way to use too!

Once again, one of our many products has yet another use. So whether it’s at a craft fair or trade show, our soft floor tiles can add a different look and be a simple way to highlight your products. There’s a wide variety of colors and styles which makes it easy to change up color combinations to match the product or season. I wish I would have had this idea for the fourth of July. I can already envision a white rectangular table with red and blue tiles as the surfaces for appetizers!


Rolled Rubber Flooring And Its Many Uses!

Posted on: January 18th, 2013 by

Did you know that tires are one of the worst and largest source of waste? They have one of the largest production volumes and is one of the most durable materials, making it almost impossible to get rid of. The plus side is that those problems also make them one of the most re-used materials. Recycled Rubber has a non-slip surface which is easy to clean and maintain and it’s very resilient and huge range of uses.

Tires are often recycled for use on basketball courts, new shoe products, and to make a recycled rubber playground surface. We at MatsMatsMats.com have quite a few other uses. One of the recycled rubber products that we carry is our rolled rubber flooring. It comes in 4’ or 5’ widths all the way up to 100’ in length. This version of our rubber is the most versatile because it also comes in 4 different thickness’ and 8 different colors. Most of the people I talk to that, are interested in rolled rubber flooring, use it for gyms, garages or dog runs. In a garage or gym it really helps muffle sounds and protect the floor while hiding dirt and can give your space a clean look. It is also excellent for surfacing (or as underlayment) for areas that require resilience, sound absorption, spike resistance and/or traction.

The people that use it for dog runs or kennels, like that the rubber is not very porous so it won’t absorb water or urine. It’s durable enough to withstand dog nails but has just enough give to protect the dogs joints when they lay down or run.

Our Tuff-n-Easy interlocking tiles are another great recycled rubber product. They come in 28.5”x28.5” square which easily (and seamlessly) interlock, allowing you to create smaller or odd shaped areas. These tiles are also popular in garages and dog runs because, if one were to be damaged, it can easily be removed and replaced. I personally want to use these interlocking rubber floor tiles in my flower beds. My dogs love laying in the dirt and in always ends up in my house. All I would have to do is drill a few holes for water drainage. That would solve my mud problem!


Soft Rubber Interlocking Tiles

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 by

Our SoftRubber Interlocking Tiles have become very popular since their release not very long ago.

For fitness areas where people are doing aerobics and other exercises but also want to have their fitness equipment in the same area these Soft Rubber Interlocking Tiles . They have a nice softer layer of foam that is protected on top with a thinner layer of rubber to stiffen up the tile.  So customers for home and larger commercial gyms can finally have a tile that gives both the anti fatigue properties to have a cushioned surface and not have their equipment sink into the tile.

For tradeshow events where people are tired of renting carpet or other types of trade show flooring for every show, soft rubber flooring is a great alternative.  Purchasing your own flooring will provide a cost savings, comfort and a unique appealing flooring surface.  For many tradeshow areas these softer interlocking tiles, which are a type of anti fatigue flooring, provide thousands of people with a nice cushioned surface to walk on, they are easy to install and look great.  Best of all, these anti fatigue properties don’t mean you have flooring that is too soft, the top rubber surface is stiff and can withstand heavier equipment if needed.

There are many other applications where these interlocking rubber flooring tiles are a great fit and we have gotten tons of positive feedback on how well they hold up, the ease of installation and improved look of the area.  As a sales representative at MatsMatsMats.com, our SoftRubber Tiles are one of my favorite products to sell because it really does fit a niche that was missing in the industry for so many years.


Vox Filter Using Foam Tiles, Who Knew?

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 by
In addition to being a sales representative at MatsMatsMats.com, I currently own and operate a small project studio and record label out of my house.  We track bands, produce them, and occasionally take some projects out on the road.  Working at MatsMatsMats.com for the past 3+ years has been that additional bread and butter that securely pays the bills when the music can’t.  
 
I’ve often found myself scheming over which one of our products can cross over and apply in the music field.  Until recently, vocal or voiceover recording were not really something that was that problematic.  However, upon my most recent project, I decided that I really needed a vocal isolation booth.  Being expensive to build and impractical to house in my current living space, I turned to some of our sample materials here at the office to do some creative problem solving. 
 
I took a few samples of our 5/8″ EVA foam interlocking tiles with the carpeted top, which is typically used as interlocking foam flooring for a basement, playroom, exercise room or as trade show booth flooring.  Using a wireframe for the outside (to hold the shape) and cutting and molding it to size, I was able to make a isolation panel that sits and in housed right on the microphone stand to clean up all the reflections from the back wall! Also pictured, the front side uses a piece of memory foam from an old mattress.  It’s not perfect by any means, but the difference in my vocal tracks is ASTOUNDING! No more echo or flutter in my tracks, only clean, dry, broadcast quality isolated vocals ready for additional treatment or sweetening.
 
A perfect example of how, with a little bit of creativity and elbow grease, a lot of our products can be used for un-common applications with unexpectedly great results.

Trade Show Flooring

Posted on: June 29th, 2010 by

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.