Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by Kelly Green
I am afraid of my wife. If you knew her, you would be too. Donâ€™t get me wrong, I love her with every fiber of my being but she scares the bejeezus out of me. I pity the zombie who wanders into our house in the upcoming zombie apocalypse.Â Â Other men claim to have a wife who is a â€œknock outâ€. Mine quite literally, did knock me out when we first met.
In college, I was doing a play in which I had numerous prosthetic appliances attached to my face. I was in the laborious process of taking them off, when I caught a glimpse of a cute friend of mine in the reflection of the mirror. Excited, I bounded up, whirled around and leaped to her, grabbing her hand and kissing up her arm. . . It wasnâ€™t my friend. It was my wife to be, however, at the time we had not met. In a painful flash of elbows and heels I streaked to earth. I woke up just as my face was hitting the linoleum.
Although the story has a happy ending (23 years of marriage) at the time I was thinking, as various parts of my face were rudely displaced by an ever so solid floor, â€œGosh, a soft flooring would sure be nice,â€
Thatâ€™s where MatsMatsMats.com comes in, I could list hundreds of floor types that would all have been softer to face plant onto. Whether itâ€™s bounce back tiles, a softwood flooring product or just some good old rolled rubber. Matsmatsmats has everything to make a hard landing into a soft landing. Speaking of soft landings, they also have martial arts throw mats for the next time your wife throws you over the couch to get the remote.
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: July 27th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
During the last few years of working at MatsMatsMats.com, I have had the good fortune of talking to more than a few interesting customers.Â I was contacted by KeithÂ Â Pickens of Percussion Design LLC this week to talk about ourÂ rolled rubber
Â (which has many uses, most notably as gym flooring
).Â Their company is designing a new type of electronic drum that circumvents triggers and instead uses the natural acoustic resonance of the shell and a rubber head to create a natural sound that also triggers an electrical signal into an amplifier or sound module.Â In other words, where traditional electric drums essentially work like a play button that when struck triggers a drum sound via a module, this drum creates it’s own electric-acoustic signal that can be directly plugged into an amplifier.
Since they are working on prototypes, they were looking at our 1/8″ thick recycled rubber
product (or possibly one of our anti fatigue mats
) Â to use as part of the head of the drum which is the part that the drum strikes directly. This is very exciting as I’ve personally been to the NAMM
(National Association of Music Merchants
) show several times and have gotten to see all kinds of new, cutting edge, and sometimes very strangeÂ musical instruments. For more information on their work over at Percussion Design LLC, feel free to visit www.percussiondesign.com
Stay tuned next week for a follow up on the prototype.
Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 by Alex Miller
As a sales representative for a mat company, I have had many inquires into our Rolled Rubber product and it’s many uses.Â It is one of my favorite products to sell as it is tough as nails and has many applications.Â I originally sold it as rubber gym flooring for large commercial gyms to residential home use.Â Since then I have found many uses for the product and a lot of times it is the customer who lets me know why it works well for them.
One of my favorites and largest growing uses is for doggy day care and agility facilities.Â In the past there wasn’t a good material for doggy daycare flooring.Â Since then the word has spread that this is the product to use.Â It can be lose laid for people who are just leasing a spot or glued down for permanent applications.Â For agility the thicker material is usually used and for day care type facilities a thinner version may be used with a sealer application for easy clean-up.
I am now starting to sell to; golf courses for their bridges, ramps for better traction, ski lodges for their work stations, and patios to protect them from weather/especially snow. The list goes on and on and is still growing.
And to know that this is made from recycled car tires is the icing on the cake. Just think about all the tires you have gone through in your lifetime and that we have found such great uses for them.Â Rather then taking them to a junkyard and wasting space. The material is used for other products as well, like playground tiles and much, much more. Too much to list at the moment. What a fantastic product.
Posted on: June 1st, 2012 by Alex Miller
Treadmill mats and other types of exercise equipment mats are an important part of a gym or home gym design.Â The most common materials used for these mats is vinyl and rubber.Â There are a few options in stock mat sizes and very few options in regard to mats color (usually just solid black).Â Some people want something a different size and/or a different color and itâ€™s not that easy to find.Â
Here is feedback received from one customer who purchased a rubber equipment mat for two of his exercise machines:Â
â€œI recently purchased some Rolled Rubber material from your company to use underneath my exercise equipment. I had moved the equipment to a room in my house that had hardwood flooring and needed to get protection under the equipment in a hurry. Â I required specific sizes and wanted something I could cut down to the exact size I wanted.
Speaking to one of your representatives they pointed me in the direction of a 25′ roll of this solid rubber material. He checked to make sure it was in stock and got it out to me right away. Knowing I was putting it on hardwood he told me that the material that had the brown fleck in it would have a nice color match.
Well, it was spot on. Not only do I have the protection I need it has also made the room look real nice. Durable, easy to cut and just lay it down. The next week my friends next door did the same exact thing, they were pretty impressed. I sent you this picture so you can see how it turned out. Â I just wanted to say thanks for the full service that you don’t seem to get from internet companies anymore. â€œ
Thanks for the feedback Mike.