Posts Tagged ‘softwood flooring’

SoftWood Flooring Has Many Uses!

Posted on: June 27th, 2013 by

Foam Tiles Make For An Excellent Play Area!One of my clients came up with a unique idea. Buy a bunch of the interlocking floor mats, the SoftWood foam tiles, and paint a mini basketball court on them for his three boys’ basement playroom. Mini hoops with foam basketballs clinched the deal. Heck, I wanted to go there myself and play. The obstacle was figuring out how to paint the SoftWood flooring without the paint chipping, cracking or rubbing off. I was so intrigued; we spent half the day calling various “experts” asking how this could be done.

When I went home, thoroughly defeated, my loving wife asked why I was whiny and mopey.

“I neither whine nor mope.” I said nobly

My wife’s jaw dropped to the floor in a very unseemly manner.

“HA! You whine more than a piglet on Bonaficio Day.”

“Who, the what now?”

“Filipino, learn the culture tanga boy.”

“Does tanga mean handsome in Tagalog?”

“Um. . . yes,” She said with shifty eyes, “Why don’t you just go get some vinyl stickers from somewhere? Won’t they adhere to the film laminate and not rub off or crack like any paint would?”

As I sat there, trying to think of a reason why this wouldn’t work, my wife beat a hasty retreat to the kitchen, no doubt in fear of the rapier sharp rejoinder on the tip of my tongue. Or it would be on the tip of my tongue if I had not been thinking of vinyl stickers to go on the SoftWood floor.

“I HAVE IT!  I yelled, “I’ll get some vinyl stickers and put them on the SoftWood interlocking foam floor tiles to make it look like a basketball court! This opens up a world of possibilities, want to play at a Mini Wimbledon? Grab some green SoftCarpet tiles and make your own tennis court! French Open? Substitute the green SoftCarpet with Clay colored SoftFloor tiles. How about the Long Beach Grand Prix? SoftRubber tiles for a surface that looks like asphalt and the make a path in vinyl decals. Golf courses, football fields, baseball, all could be replicated on these surfaces. How about a giant chess or checkers board with NO decals, just red and black tiles? GOOD GOD! I AM a genius.”

The silence from the kitchen was not at all ominous.


Soft Wood Flooring And Its Many Uses!

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by

Interlocking Floor Mats Have Many Uses!Luckily for our customers, we do our best to navigate them through the various pros and cons of anything from 3/16″ PVC yoga mat vs the 3/16″ natural rubber yoga mat or 1-3/8″ thick crosslink vs 2″ thick. This,
however, can’t guarantee against the guiles of a stubborn customers who despite their best intentions and frugality do come into play in our daily routine.

Our SoftWood flooring is one of our most popular items and one of the ones surrounded by this exact kind of issue. A soft EVA foam with a nice laminate top emulating various wood tones like cherry, walnut, and two shades of oak are a perfect additions as kids playroom flooring, a family room in the basement, or most commonly, display booths at trade shows. This is where it gets ‘controversial’. While these tiles are very durable, a trade show has higher than normal amounts of actual foot traffic. A good portion of this foot traffic can be women’s (or men’s… we don’t discriminate) heels. While it depends on the type of heel and the person walking on it, we stress that THEY CAN but won’t necessarily leave an imprint or permanent indentation. In the worst case scenarios (happens less than 1/100 times!), a tile might even get punctured. It’s stressing these kinds of points to our customers and having an honest dialogue, as opposed to just driving a sale, that really makes a customer feel comfortable making a decision to purchase something online from a person across the country they can’t even see.

One of our recent customers, Allan from Picaboo Yearbook, just sent me this today:

“Hi there, Love the [trade show flooring] floor, it is a great compliment to our booth. I think I may have sold 2 more floors for you to other exhibitors. I gave them your company name. Thanks for your help!”


Soft Flooring Would Sure Be Nice!

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by

I am afraid of my wife. If you knew her, you would be too. Don’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.   Other men claim to have a wife who is a “knock out”. 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 wasn’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, “Gosh, a soft flooring would sure be nice,”

That’s where MatsMatsMats.com comes in, I could list hundreds of floor types that would all have been softer to face plant onto. Whether it’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.


Lightweight Wrestling Mats As An Alternative To Softwood Flooring?

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by

Lightweight Wrestling Mats For The Home!I don’t like getting older, but who does? Lately it’s become very apparent that I’m transitioning into an actual adult and it really frightens me. I know we are technically ‘adults’ when we turn 18, but I think we really become adults during certain events.  For the most part my life hasn’t changed in years, I thought I was an adult when I moved into my own place- but since then I’ve had the same friends, job and done the same things almost every day.  Lately little things are changing- Birthday celebration at a bar or club are turning into brunches. I’m being invited to baby showers, weddings and house warming parties and my friends and I are even planning a trip to Mexico as a last hurrah.

I get more calls to babysit on a Friday night than I do to go out, it’s really depressing.  Furthermore, I recently applied to go back to school and found that I’m so old, my parents income is no longer a factor when it comes to loans.  There’s just too much to think about and not enough time to do anything!

I was asked to babysit last minute a few days ago and normally it’s no problem! I have a play carpet,  soft wood tiles, some toys and lots of Disney movies- so I’m always prepared.  But just like us adults, sometimes we need an upgrade. It might be time to start looking at other softwood flooring alternatives for my house. The soft wood flooring is ideal as trade show flooring, but I’m thinking our lightweight wrestling mats will be a good alternative as the kids get older.  The smaller sizes come in one piece and with slotted backing, can be rolled up and stored easier than the tiles. Also, since this mat is intended for wrestling, the foam is more dense and the surface is a lot more durable. Not to mention it can be made with microban protection, so all those little germies we’re concerned about won’t be a problem.