Posts Tagged ‘seamless flooring’

Wall Padding Because We’re Sane!

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by

Protective Wall Padding For Gyms!Why Padded Wainscoting?

What is it? What does it do? Why do I need it?

To understand these questions, one needs to grasp the complex nature of the origin of your typical padded wainscot panel. Before 1891, the wall padding was only used behind closed doors in the local mental asylums, and day care facilities . . . where the teachers would gather after a stress inducing day of preventing patients and/or children from lighting themselves on fire, to blow off steam by slamming themselves headfirst into the padded walls. Coincidentally enough, this practice is still seen in most typical homes with preteens, tweens and teens right around the time of report cards, first day of driver’s education and any date where the girl is a resident of the aforementioned household.

So what was this advent that catapulted the padded wainscot panel into the public eye? On December 21, 1891, James Naismith published rules for a new game using a soccer ball and 2 peach baskets on poles. With the invention of this new game, the awesome responsibility of naming it fell lightly on the inventors shoulders. “I shall call it, NAISMITHS GAME!” he declaimed. He was promptly beaten about the head and shoulders with the peach baskets. Then it struck him, “I shall call it BASKET GAME!” he cried in terror as the ball thudded against the side of his head. Thus “basket-ball” was born.

The first games had a frighteningly high injury rate as there were no boundaries, per se, just walls. The sheer amount of players sidelined with concussions, amnesia and displaced body parts dictated that a change needed to happen. Naismith, having been institutionalized for inventing a sport called “Synchronized Shark Taunt”, was quite familiar with the wall padding.

The introduction of padded walls was the singular most important factor in the sports meteoric rise in popularity, along with the introduction of backboards, the jumbotron “kiss her” screen and balls that were spherical rather than egg shaped. Some of these innovations may have come later rather than sooner.

Wainscoting is a padded panel that protects athletes and photographers from violent collisions with unforgiving walls. By utilizing stencil customization one could also promote the school or institution that the said panels were at. Here at MatsMatsMats.com, we are the proud purveyors of professional quality padding whether it be seamless flooring or pads for the walls. Whether you need a Rabid Wombat mascot stenciled on the padding or your team belongs to “The Pennsylvania State University New Kensington Campus of the Commonwealth College home of the Fighting Otters”, we can do it!


Seamless Flooring For MMA and Martial Arts Gyms!

Posted on: May 9th, 2013 by

Seamless Flooring Is Ideal For MMA And Martial Arts Gyms!MMA has been around for quite some time now, in one form or another. One could even argue that it has been around for hundreds of years. One of the best known; even if not for it’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) per say is Ninjistu. A style popularized by – yup you guessed it, Ninjas. See Ninjas were the commandos of their day and they had to go up against a lot of different types of opposition, so they learned their enemies Martial Arts Style so that they could use it against them. Thus the first (maybe) Mixed Martial Arts was born.

No a days the Mixed Martial Arts scene is a bit different. However the main idea stays the same. The combination of various fighting disciplines coming together to allow the fighter to move more quickly, and react more appropriately to the situation and opposition with less flair and useless moves to deal with (i.e. “Return Positions).

With MMA, people inevitably started to fight each other in public forums and thus started to make groups. The most popular of which is the UFC. So now you have thousands of aspiring fighters either learning MMA for self-defense, fitness or for a chance to be in the UFC and fight for the prize in a sense.  This all requires training, and lots of it. Training requires classes, and classes require a good space to teach their students in a safe environment. So that is why we very commonly use, recommend and sell our interlocking martial arts mats and our most popular seamless flooring to MMA and Martial Arts Gyms.

Continuous Vinyl and crosslink foam flooring provides a fantastic area for the students to move and learn without fear of injury from falling, pulls, drops, or throws. We recently provided some seamless flooring to an up-and-coming MMA gym in North Carolina called Female Fighters MMA. In a sport currently dominated by male athletes they are setting the curve in providing a top notch environment and facilities for their students to learn and advance. They use our seamless flooring for their gym for just these reasons. You can see here for yourself, it not only looks great, but performs well!

Seamless Martial Arts Floor and MMA are very synonymous with each other, and if you are in the sport you certainly will see them everywhere you go.


Martial Arts Mats – “Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting”

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by

We’ve got Martial Arts Mats so well priced that you’ll feel as though you’ve been hit by the ‘Thousand Crack Fist of the North Star’ (obscure anime reference).  You will thank us for this; fore as the holidays come closer and closer, you may indeed need to employ some vital hand-to-hand techniques while braving your local shopping centers.  So you might as well get an early or not so early start on your training.Â

From our Deluxe Martial Arts Mats to the ever-so popular Jumbo Martial Arts Flooring Tiles, you need not worry about your sparing area, and remain free to look out for those left kicks and ‘Kamaha-Mehas’.  But for the more adventurous and serious in the group; perhaps owners of local Martial Arts Studios; you may want to consider the Seamless Flooring we offer.  If vinyl were a Martial Artist, this Seamless Floor would be a Shaolin Monk!  It is the perfect floor for sparing and the best addition to any Martial Arts studio. Â

No need for patience dear grasshoppers.  Simple email us or give us a call and let’s pad that dojo and studio today with our many martial arts products!


Martial Arts Mats

Posted on: May 19th, 2010 by

martial arts and exercise matsYou can have custom martial arts mats made to order instead of settling for standard exercise mats beneath you and your students when people hit the floor.  Martial arts mats made to order are manufactured a special way so as to better absorb the greater impact associated with martial arts moves, exercises, and throws.

The cross-linked polyethylene foam filler in these mats provide superior durability and resilience to use and are much more resistant to breakdown than ordinary exercise mats, and are perfect if you need some padding in a smaller area, as all can be affixed with Velcro connecting along the edges to expand them either lengthwise or laterally.  And if you’re opening your own karate studio or dojo, there’s the irreplaceable martial arts seamless flooring, which comes in pretty much every color imaginable.


Gymnastics Equipment

Posted on: May 18th, 2010 by

gymnastics equipmentIf you are an administrator for a school or youth facility, then you surely have some experience in procuring decent gymnastics equipment.  It’s no small undertaking to find the right kind of mats, bars, and other equipment—especially for active kids—that will truly suit purposes of those using your facility.

The range of sizes of gym equipment runs the spectrum from items such as the mini bar and mini bar mat, pictured here, as well various tumbling mats, seamless flooring, jump ropes, and so forth. For instance, would you know where to look to find a vault pad for vaulting, or uneven floor bars?  Don’t feel bad, if you don’t: most us wouldn’t have a clue where to find such things, first time around!