Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by Chris Aviles
You know… Living in California, we rarely and randomly get rain. On more than a few occasions it’s started raining after a night out dancing and I’ve made a joke that it was my fault. Since I’m Native American I would say I must have accidentally done a rain dance.
I used to think I was joking, but now I feel there might be some truth behind it. It has to be a combination of dropping to the ground and moving your arms in a specific motion. I came to this conclusion last night after I spent 2 hours cleaning my floors. I shampooed the carpets, waxed the wood floors and cleaned the grout in my kitchen. I saved the task of cleaning the laundry room floors (where the dogs enter from outside and spend most their time) because they’re the worst and takes the longest.
Literally, less than an hour after I finished it started raining. Within that hour my laundry room floors looked disgusting. My dogs have this habit of lying in the dirt planter where the dryer exhaust is to keep warm. The problem is that it’s in a planter and usually muddy. I’m not going to restrict my dogs from coming inside and I can’t seem to keep them from lying in the dirt, I need a solution.
I was thinking of getting some type of outdoor mats and I knew it had to have holes so I first thought of a drainage mat, but then I thought it wouldn’t be that comfortable for my dogs. So, I thought about anti fatigue mats, but they would absorb too much water. Then, I got it! Our recycled rubber flooring Tuff-n-Easy tiles. The size of the rubber interlocking tiles will almost be a perfect fit and they come in a variety of colored fleck so it won’t look so blah. The only thing I would have to do is drill some holes for drainage. My dogs could lay where they want, and I wouldn’t have to worry about them tracking in mud. Plus! The black surface will absorb heat and give them added comfort! If anybody has done this or maybe has a better idea, give me a call!
Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 by Alex Miller
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.
Posted on: May 18th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
It has become abundantly clear that my local gym, Woodland Hills Athletic Club, is in need of new exercise flooring in the HIT (high intensity training) room. A comparatively small room to the rest of the facilities, this particular area is where the most intense workout regiments take place and you can tell by the shape that the gym floor is in. Black foam flakes stick to your sneakers and follow you home after setting just one foot in that room.
Currently the gym floor is outfitted with 4’x4’x1” EVA foam mats which were purchased about 4 years ago just as the new owner, Eric, took over the place. Myself having trained in that room, I’m amazed that 1” EVA foam has withstood the continuous 4’-7’ drops of 300 pound dead lifts over and over again. Despite their perceived durability, Eric is looking for something that has the resilience of rubber and the high impact shock absorption of the EVA foam tiles. After a series of tests on some larger samples pieces, it looks like he’s leaning toward the Soft Rubber interlocking tiles in ¾” thickness for its hard rubber top and the foam base. Installation is looking to take place sometime during the summer and we’ll be keeping you posted with pics and installation tips.