Posts Tagged ‘rolled rubber flooring’
Posted on: August 16th, 2013 by Kelly Green
Hello true believers, we are back to Blogsville after taking some time off for the Independence Day Celebrations. I realize that many of you must be burning with desire to learn what tidbit of knowledge the “MatsMatsMats.com Blogging Krew” has in store for you.
By now you must have realized that each blogger has their own special style of imparting valuable information to you.
When Chris speaks of anti fatigue safety mats or home flooring, he always waxes poetical as he pulls deeply from his own life’s journey. Sentimentality and pathos, at times, run rampant as he waxes poetically from entrance mats to trade show flooring. One can almost imagine him in a dingy little loft, laboring over his latest treatise, “Somehow I must REACH THEM!”
Ben, on the other hand, often slings cold hard facts about like a fry cook with 10 orders on his docket. He does this with a surgeons skill whether talking about Yoga Mats or rolled rubber flooring. “I found myself pondering in very deep ways the nature of the universe”. Yes, my friends, our Gentle Ben is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma, surrounded by a mystery which has all been stuffed inside a philosophical musician who blogs about floor coverings.
Stag is much like a cartoon character. “STAG SMASH!” As an example of this unrelenting verbal violence, I render forth these typical “Stagisms”. “I started hacking and chipping, and banging away on this little project of mine.”, “. . . we all know cats are very finicky and picky. . .” completely and utterly annihilating the rented skates”. THERE! Have you ever HEARD of such unfettered rage? His takes on martial arts flooring and all things excersizish are legend.
I, of course, am your sweet voice of reason; I present useful and pithy dibs and dabs of knowledge reaching from Anti-fatigue mats to Zafus. I illuminate and elucidate with a certain je ne sais quoi. We all have our market of fans and followers as each of our voices are unique and highly defined. Except for Stag, he’s just scary.
Posted on: July 3rd, 2013 by Stag
It was a very hot weekend here in Southern California and in jest my friends and I took a little trip to the Ice Rink to cool down a bit. Now, I have not been on a pair of ice skates in at least 10 plus years; thus making this a very “interesting” trip to say the least. Although I was not the only one, we were certainly one of the least coordinated bunch in the building that day. With that said it was certainly a good thing that the ice rink had some rolled rubber flooring laid out. I am even worse with walking in skates than I am on the ice with them.
The rubber flooring not only kept me from completely and utterly annihilating the rented skates (keeping them from being purchased skates; by me) but also helped to absorb the multiple impacts that I and my fellow uncoordinated friends took, simply on our way into the ice. Now if only they would have had some kind of rubber inlays for the ice rink it self then perhaps I would not have this beautiful shiner on my knee and shoulder. But with venture and adventure per say comes risks and the inevitable battle wounds.
In conclusion, the pain was better than the heat by far. A big thank you to the rolled rubber and as for you mister ice…we will meet again.
Posted on: June 17th, 2013 by Kelly Green
It has been brought to my attention that most of my blogs are high in humor and low on information. I agree. Therefore I shall try my best to keep the humor to a minimum and increase the edification quotient.
Three men go on a hunting trip together and decide to stay at a local motel before the big day. As they walk across the entrance mats and are checking in to the motel, the clerk says, “Okay guys, that will be thirty dollars for the room.” The hunters each pull out a $10 dollar bill and give it to the clerk. Soon after they leave, the clerk remembers that this week all rooms get a special rate. Calling over the bellboy, he gives him 5 dollars. “Quick, take these 5 dollars and give them to the three men in room 207. The rate is $25.00 per night for that room NOT $30.00.
As the bell boy is riding up the elevator looking at the five dollars, he realizes that he can’t divide the 5 dollars evenly between the 3 hunters. “I know, I’ll just give each of them a dollar and call it a night.” Saying this to himself, he pockets two of the five dollars and continues to the hunters’ room passing by many beautiful door mats. The bell boy reaches the room in question and knocks on the door, “So sorry gents, you were overcharged for your room! Here is one dollar each.”
The hunters originally paid $10.00 each for the room, they all received $1 dollar back from the bellboy so in fact, they each paid $9 dollars for the room. $9×3=$27.00. The bell boy pocketed 2 dollars. $27.00+$2.00+$29.00. . . Where did the other dollar go?
The motel where they stayed had an outdoor TireTuff™, CleanScrape, Eco friendly flooring, outdoor floor mats, and a color coordinated entrance logo mat. They approached the front desk on a matching vinyl runner and stood on an anti-fatigue marble rubber mat whist registering.
Another runner led them to the elevator where yet more anti fatigue mats gently caressed their feet as they glided up to their room. They also noted that this particular hotel had a weight room with rolled rubber flooring. In addition, a side room offered massages on an eco-friendly 2” thick yoga mat with an unbleached, natural cotton shell, stuffed with 8 pounds of pure, natural, untreated cotton batting. All these products provided by MatsMatsMats.com.
Posted on: May 29th, 2013 by Stag
So, Spring is the season for cleaning and that is exactly what I spent this last weekend doing. In particular, it was my garage that received the bulk of my attention. As it has been many a moon since I have ventured into the spooky depths my garage, I figured that now was the time. So with plenty of help and some elbow grease my friends and I liberated my parking domicile.
Now the question remained on what to do with this space (now that I actually had some). So we designated a space for the cars and found just enough room for the tools and hobby enthusiast areas. But with all this I decided that some a new floor was needed. I wasn’t sure if I should use interlocking rubber floor tiles which I know would be perfect for a home gym or rolled rubber flooring. I eventually decided to go with new industrial rubber flooring was needed. So we measured, checked twice, and thrice and laid in some nice new eco friendly rolled rubber flooring in the entire garage.
With the durability of this rubber flooring you can roll and park cars, store anything and practically everything on it. It also made a fantastic area for a little weight bench and bike and hobby area. It is much more comfortable to stand on for long periods than concrete for sure. Installation was a quick and easy process, especially seeing as though it was in my garage. We just rolled them in and used our seam sealant to put everything together and I had a brand new garage floor for a great price.
Now the real work began however, putting everything back into the garage and trying to organize that in the process. Although an arduous task, we did accomplish it and I have to say that it looks fantastic. So we will see by the time this next Sprint arrives exactly how well organized my garage is. The floor will still be looking new, but whether or not I will still be able to park in that garage is a different story all together.
Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by Ben Gonzalez
I was at the gym standing on the soft rubber flooring and I found myself thinking of horses after speaking to a customer recently. He’s a horse breeder and was pretty into it. His first questions after learning I’m from Los Angeles was “You ever been riding before?” I explained
that I grew up in close proximity before moving to L.A. from Mexico. Also, my girlfriend has been bugging me to take her horseback riding as she’s never been.
It’s a very glorious feeling indeed, there are certain details that elude those who might romanticize horse-back riding. Not only are they monstrously expensive to maintain and upkeep, but they can also be very dangerous. Remember Superman? The movies? A horse took him out. A HORSE!
As one of the earliest domesticated animals (6,000 years and counting), horses have been one of the unfortunate dwellers of the pre-civilized world that now largely does our bidding. For better or worse, these creatures are a mainstay of our human society. As our cultures collectively evolve slowly towards a (hopefully) more prudent and ecologically sound direction, many things that were once common knowledge are being turned upside their heads. For example, up until fairly recently, horses were considered relatively unintelligent animals. However, research shows that they do, in fact, exhibit great capacities for problem solving and cognitive learning outside of the herd mentality. Sadly though, they still can’t talk. Nah!
In any case, it was brought to my attention that our horse stall mats are polymerized rubber as opposed to vulcanized. The main difference with other rolled rubber flooring mats is that vulcanized rubber has a tendency to contain sulfur which can be harmful to the health of the horse if they are standing on this material, sleeping on it, or being transported on it. Sulfur generally has a bad odor, however, horses actually have a really bad sense of smell. Also, they can’t talk. Sigh… Since our horse stall mats are made from a different process altogether. Our rubber is polymerized rubber is made from an environmentally safe polyurethane bonding agent which is good for the horse, good for the planet, good as dog floor mats and good for the human race (hopefully.)
Posted on: January 23rd, 2013 by Stag
I have recently adopted sort of speak a hellishly adorable little puppy.Â Now this little wiper-snapper is quite the handful.Â Despite being the size of a small cat, he can certainly hold his own.Â This little â€œamigoâ€, whoâ€™s nameâ€¦is Amigo, is like a miniature neutron bomb with the ever last of the Energizer Bunny.Â Apparently that is fairly common with his bread, a half Chiwawa, half Pug; which by the way is painfully adorable. This makes it very difficult to leave the little guy alone while I go to work each day.Â So with a little digging, and bit of luck I found a local Doggy Day Care Center for the miâ€™ Amigo.Â
Â The place is like a doggy gym meets dog-park. The area is covered wall to wall with Rolled Rubber Flooring, and might I say very well maintained.Â Now naturally being a new daddy, I did my research on the doggy day care before relinquishing my little pup to them.Â They clean their Rubber Flooring each day with an Animal Safe Disinfectant and Neutral pH Cleaner.Â They feed all the dogs well and there is plenty to doâ€¦if youâ€™re a dog, that is.Â There is lots of room to run and jump, and pant, and do those silly little things that dogs do.Â
I am very pleased with my little find of this place for the fur-ball in my life.Â The only down-side I have found is that I really hoped that all this play and stimulation while I was at work would wear the â€˜ol Amigo out, and that he would be a calm, docile, thing once I got him home.Â However, the best laid plans of mice and men, and dogs; this did not prove to be so.Â In fact, I think that he got even more energy from playing with all the other dogs.Â Regardless, heâ€™s my little man and Iâ€™m glad that this swishy face demolition machine is happy as can be.
Posted on: January 18th, 2013 by Chris Aviles
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 itâ€™s very resilient and huge range of uses.
Tires are often recycled for use on basketball courts,Â 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 4â€™ or 5â€™ widths all the way up to 100â€™ in length. This version of our rubber is the most versatile because it also comes in 4 different thicknessâ€™ 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 wonâ€™t absorb water or urine. Itâ€™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 28.5â€x28.5â€ 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!
Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 by Alex Miller
There are several dog flooring options, but lately everyone in the dog day care business and dog agility worldÂ seem to be turning to the rolled rubber flooring as their preferred choice of flooring.Â It has been something of a revolution in the business. The material is easy to roll out and install.Â When used with the sealant it is impenetrable to water.Â It provides cushioning for the dogs paws and I have not had a single complaint about scratches.Â In short, rolled rubber makes wonderful doggy daycare flooring.
The material is used in gyms and other facilities like ski resorts because of its durability.Â Made of 100% recycled rubber where over 85% comes from tires it is very environmentally friendly. The process to produce the material is lengthy to say the least, but still quite affordable. Â
So, if you are in the market for doggy daycare flooring, agility flooring, rubber gym flooring or any other place that might benefit from this eco-friendly, durable, versitale product you’re welcome for the news flash.
Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
Greeting mat enthusiasts! It’s been a long and eventful week here at MatsMatsMats.com and I’m a little excited at some of the traffic we’ve been getting.Â My customer from Percussion Design is hard at work on a prototype practice drum (see previous post relating to this) and we’re really curious to see how our product stacks up.Â
On a semi-related note, a customer and fellow twiddly-fiddler (this is an industry term for musician) from Kilauea happened upon our rolled rubber to lay over his concrete floor in a jam/rehearsal space.Â I can’t stress enough how great this is for this application!Â Concrete is not only uncomfortable to stand on for hours at a time, but it also helps low end frequencies travel and high frequencies bounce inside the room.Â This results in a boomy, louder-than wanted sound which leads to faster induced ear fatigue.Â Aside form this, one of the great overlooked benefits of our rolled rubber flooring is that rubber is way easier on the legs of drum kits, amplifiers, and any priced instruments that might be accidentally dropped by clumsy band mates.Â To take it a step further, I’m reminded that if rubber isn’t your first aesthetic choice, this is a great product to use as sub-floor which will help to greatly deaden the volume of the rehearsal space. This ought to keep very loving, caring girlfriends/wives happy when they’re trying to not listen to your next number one hit.
Posted on: June 9th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
For many of us here at MatsMatsMats.com, a VERY typical phone call from a customer starts with “I’m looking for a mat.. but I’m unsure what kind.”Â Thus the glorious process of deductive reasoning begins.Â Because we offer such a wide range of products, it is important to always think of the application.Â This may seem obvious at first but what is not so obvious, is that many of our customers have found some pretty unorthodox or creative uses for our mats.
One of my favorite non-traditional uses of our matsÂ was from 48 Windows Music and Mix, a sound recording and post production studio in Santa Monica, California.Â This company called us looking for a solution to a problem.Â They had a very noisy hallway that would bleed sound from people walking into some of their rooms when doing voice-over work.Â Since they kept having issues with their busy staff not being able to walk through the hallway during normal business hours to avoid any unhappy clients, it was clear they needed something that was rollable, not terribly unsightly, and above all, QUIET.Â After talking for a couple of days back and forth about our manyÂ carpeted mats
, I made aÂ simple suggestion to consider using aÂ different material altogether.Â I have, and continue to work as a second job, as a sound tech (among other things) and most sound techs and acoustics nerds know how powerful rubber can be as a subfloor to absorb and control noise.Â Thus, the bright idea came about to have a 1/4″ to 3/8″ rollable piece of rubber flooring
for the hallway.Â
In the end, 48 Windows Music and Mix purchased several of our 3/8″ rolled rubber flooring
rolls, which isÂ most often used as exercise flooring
or gym flooring.Â They were able to put these rubber flooring rolls in the hall when needed and roll them up and store them when they were not needed.Â The problem was solved by using what is generally used as gym flooring
asÂ rubber runner mats
Â in the hall – it looked fine and the noise was eliminated.Â Another happy customer.