Posts Tagged ‘rubber mats’
Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by Stag
“ Rock & Roll – ed Rubber “
In my seemingly never-ending tomfoolery, tinkering, and hobby seeking; I am mulling over the idea of learning guitar. As the grand majority of my friends are all musicians, you would think that I would have done this many years ago. Yet alas, in typical me-style; I am bringing up the rear with the gear. Though it may be for the best; now in my thirties I do not have the dreams of rocker stardom. I just want to be able to occupy some of my more dormant free time. You know make noise like a cave-man while I watch TV. In this best case scenario, I would be able to do this without annoying my roommate or neighbors, especially since I am just learning.
So in order to pad against this, I have armed myself with some rubber rolls to make a bit of a sound break in my bed-room. This decoupled barrier with fiber-glass and rubber mats lining will serve to reduce the volume of the guitar amplifier that my neighbors and roommate can hear from their rooms. The rubber lines the break with a dense, yet porous material that will break-up the sound. When combined with the fiber-glass lining on the inside it will certainly damper the noise level. Anything to keep my land-lord from knocking on my door is a good thing in my book. Now I just need a guitar to actually play, and of course learn to play it.
Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Stag
“ Shake, No-Rattle and Roll “
For all of your audiophiles (a person enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction) out there; did you know that there is a cost effect way to reduce that troublesome speaker vibrations, rattles and low-end noise? Anti-Fatigue Mats can certainly have multiple purposes and one of those would definitely be absorbing speaker vibrations. Something like the ergo-flex fatigue mats would work very well under a studio monitor or home theater speaker. Doing so would tighten up the low-end sounds and reduce any of the rumble noise from the speakers at high volume.
You commonly see this in high-end home or professional studios. But buy not in your home as well? I not only have padded all my speakers in my home with fatigue mats, but have also used a similar technique with rubber for my turntable. Simply put a thin layer under the turntable in order to reduce any inconsistencies and vibrations from the turntable. This subtle little addition greatly improves the sound quality of any home sound system; especially if you are using a turntable of any kind.
I am certainly not an audiophile; at least in no official sense. But this little addition to my home sound system has definitely made my personal listening experience much better, and turned it into an experience indeed. If you are looking for a little extra kick and clarity to your music, definitely look into anti-fatigue mats and rubber mats for your equipment. Your ears will thank you!
Posted on: June 27th, 2014 by Ben Gonzalez
I’ve been working long, hard hours turning a project recording studio into a commercial enterprise. After about 2 years of chipping away at a very large to-do list, it seems that things finally came into place. I work with a couple of clients regularly and more seem to be coming my way. While the space is small, it’s definitely providing musicians and producers with a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. However, being that the rental space is in one of MANY grey doors that look exactly the same from the outside, I have been continuously haunted with something that feels “missing”. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Christmas lights for a more “festive” atmosphere… nope, too hoaky. A fridge full of beer? Negative. Distracting and encourages drinking while working. Not necessarily a bad thing but when you’re dealing with old-time rockers in the program… have to pass on that. I de-arranged, re-arranged, and cleaned the hell out of the space again. Put up some paintings I like, new sound panels with more visually striking cloth covers and still nothing.
Finally it dawned on me… there is not “welcome” mat. I Realized that all the other studios at least have some kind of rubber mats at the entrance to their respective spaces. Something to wipe your feet on and not track as much dirt and debris inside. But all were pretty much black and boring. What I needed was something with a little bit more flair. Not necessarily saying “welcome” or “bless this house”.. I mean, c’mon. But I was in serious need of something more inviting. Something that spoke to me and said “Hey, someone gives a hoot about this joint.” Perusing for various options, I finally settled on nice ivy patterned coir door mats to greet anyone when they first get there. Not the biggest deal in the world but it’s the little details that really tie an idea together.
Posted on: February 4th, 2014 by Ben Gonzalez
It felt nearly impossible to come up with something to write about this week as personal turmoil has reduced me to a state of late teenage angst. The plus side of that, is that I’ve been going through some of my old music collection and found some interesting stuff. It was weird, I don’t remember even owning this CD by Swedish Gothic Industrial Emo-Core heavyweights ‘Black Rubber Mats‘… one song caught my attention and I think brief part by part analysis is on order:
‘Solid Black’ (I think the name of the song alludes to being depressed)
Amongst thousands of rubber granules
I am occasional colored fleck.
(Talking about being Mexican in a mostly homogenous Umea, Sweden)
My heart easily trimmed if necessary
(Referring the author’s personal malleability)
Aesthetically pleasing, Multi-purpose
I may be, but I’m still just underlayment to you.
(Our vocalist is very complex… he feels that he has many talents, but still bares this weight that is yet unrevealed)
Factory sheared edges
(Yeah… this guys’ deep and clearly tortured. I mean, he doesn’t want to follow the mold but be his own person!)
Designed to provide
Excellent traction… even when wet!
Designed to provide
Excellent traction… even when wet!
(Man! This is the part of the song that really got me going! Just heavy searing guitars and synths with insanely pulsating drums while this guys is just SCREAMING at the fact that despite his angst and longing, he is just another manufactured good! Society has molded him to be just that!)
When he sings this, it’s very emotive. I think he is talking about the coldness of being isolated and being the only one that feels a certain way in an otherwise homogenous social condition. I tried to look them up online, but there’s only one picture I found. I’ve posted it for your information.
Posted on: November 5th, 2013 by Chris Aviles
I recently moved into an apartment and sadly had to leave my dog at my old house with my former roommate. My puppy had become attached to my friends dog and there’s a yard for her to run in, so it was the best choice. As the months go on I miss her more and more and am considering making my apartment puppy friendly. Some Tuff-n-Easy Rubber Tiles or Rolled Rubber Flooring is a good start.
Because of their durability, comfort, and resilience, rubber flooring products are often used in pet care applications. For kennels and doggie day cares, Rubber Flooring is most commonly recommended. This type of matting also provides a degree of insulation against hot or cold concrete. In situations where waterproofing is more imperative, you can easily seal our rubber with Cleanbreak Sealant. CleanBreak rubber flooring sealant is formulated to safely seal rubber floors and rubber mats. Unlike most sealants, CleanBreak rubber floor sealer is Veterinarian approved. That is why it is often used in animal care & training facilities, kennels, animal hospitals.
Rubber mats provide cushioned comfort as well as insulating against the damp and cold. The mats are non-absorbent and easy to clean. You can use diluted dish soap or we carry Animal Safe Disinfectant. CleanBreak cleaner, is a veterinary disinfectant cleaner formulated to SAFELY clean and disinfect animal care & training facilities, kennels, animal hospitals, and so much more. It is veterinarian approved and, among other things, acts as a disinfectant for kennel cough. CleanBreak is the most effective and economical sanitizing system available, making it a preferred vet clinic disinfectant.
We have a few Pet friendly products here, nice to know I can have all the material I need shipped from one place.
Posted on: July 15th, 2013 by Stag
In the news this week: “A group of American tourists have been rescued from a drifting Icelandic iceberg that broke off from land as they were trying to picnic upon it, complete with folding chairs and table. The five imperiled picnickers are safe, plucked by a small rescue boat from the ice slab floating atop deathly frigid waters of the Fjallsárlón glacial lagoon in Iceland, five-and-a-half hours east of Reykhavik.” The naïve little adventurers practically froze to death on this giant block of ice all to have a little scenic picnic.
One thing that would have helped them in this little escapade would have been some rubber mats. Rubber pads would have been a good insulator from the wild icy tundra that they all ended floating away on. They all made it back just fine, no need to worry there. But perhaps in the future they will all think ahead a bit and find a rubber mat of some kind to lay down between them and the freezing ice. Let this be a lesson to us all; if you are going to have a nice picnic on a floating landmass of ice, you may want to plan ahead slightly and pack some rolled rubber or rubber tiles instead of your favorite picnic blanket. I am sure that you be thankful you did.
Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
Once upon a morning dreary, after stumbled, late and weary,
Upon many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten quotes,
While I nodded, nearly sleeping, suddenly there came a ringing
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my telephone.
“Thank you for calling,” I muttered, “How may I help youâ€
Only this Iâ€™ve said before…
Ah, distinctly I remember, this customers wish me dismembered
As each separate dying ember, wrought their ill forgotten quote.
“I called twice, good sir, last morrow – and I must insist you follow…
follow up on promised rubber flooring quotes!”
“I need rubber mats for my brood! They play rough, I must conclude,
that as such they’re safety surely would be skewed.”
Deep into the darkness peering, of my screen with products gleaming
Out I shot my first suggestion, “Interlocking carpet tile flooring perhaps?Â It makes the ideal play room floor.”
I questioned others
“Folding mats, Gym mats, or Wrestling mats for the young in violence nestling?â€
Bored and uninterested
Quoth the customer â€œNevermore…â€
Flabbergasted there I pondered, through the phone her children wandered
With their screaming deep inside the burrows of my soul.
What would appease this consumer beast
With needs ill met by merchants there before…
â€œPlease, on hold youâ€™ll wait
While I try and formulate some kind of discount for you more.â€
PART II next week!
Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by Alex Miller
I recently had a customer email me regarding our Bounce Back playground surface tiles.
Thanks for the follow-up.Â The mats are working out great – it’s wonderful to have the peace of mind that if she takes a little tumble the mats are there to cushion fall.Â We are working on getting some pics, and will send them along ASAP.
On occasion we have customers that will let us know how much our products have helped them in some way.Â In this case, there were two things that she really loved and commented about the product: 1) how great it looked after the product was installed and 2) the peace of mind that if she [her daughter] takes a little tumble the IPEMA certified rubber mats are there to cushion the fall.
It’s great to get these complements from customers who like the product so much that they go out of their way to write me an email.Â As a sales person who takes his work personally, always Â trying to help the customer get the perfect product for their needs, it means a lot.
Our Bounce Back interlocking playground tiles not only accomplish the things she complimented us on, they can also raise the value of her home and make her friends and neighbors more comfortable about having there kids over.
A lot of times I even have customers send pictures of how well the product works for them and how nice it looks for their application. I will gladly post some of those in the near future.
Posted on: May 31st, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Perhaps among all of the anti-fatigue mats there are, industrial and commercial use anti-fatigue mats are the most sought after and most purchased; and that only stands to reasonâ€”you donâ€™t get much opportunity to lounge on a couch, on the job, like at home, so thereâ€™s not any demand for anti-fatigue mats for home use. For the industrial setting, where thereâ€™s water, chemicals, grease, etc, there are many, super tough mats that are also safety anti-fatigue mats.
And anti-fatigue mats doesnâ€™t only include thick, heavy-duty rubber mats that look like they belong in an auto garageâ€”even though those are in plentiful supply. For the office space, for instance, there are very attractive, marbleized, runner-type mats that are smooth, lightweight, and perfect for those who are on their feet all day, say, like behind a concessions stand, or in a bank, to absorb the effects of gravity on the body.
Posted on: May 18th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Weâ€™ve said the older, time-tested, rubber outdoor entrance mat is still around in the world of door mats, and we meant it!Â The reason being?Â Rubber mats for outdoor use, are very practical and desirable; some basic needs just donâ€™t change, and durable, rubber door mats are appropriate for so many situations.
For instance, if you have a patio or some stone or brick steps where you would like to place a large, rubber mat to protect against slips when your patio is wet, covered in ice, or simply where youâ€™d like a softer place for people to step, or a where a need for people to wipe their feet, perhaps decorative front door mats arenâ€™t really what you would look for to suit your needs.Â That’s one instance when the “good, old-fashioned”, rubber outdoor entrance mat just can’t be beat!