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Carpet Logo Mats Or Martial Arts Mats We’ve Got You Covered

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012 by

Interlocking Foam Mats create the ideal martial arts flooringI know I just wrote a blog article about seeing our products or similar, but just yesterday I had two experiences that I thought I’d tell you about.

The first happened at a bakery in Studio City, CA. While I was ordering my ice cream, I looked down and realized I was standing on a carpet logo mat. Of course the first thing I did was flip over the mat corners to see if our name is anywhere, once I determined it wasn’t ours (thankfully, because it was torn up!) I told the lady behind the counter that if they need a new mat, I can get them one of much better quality, for much less than I’m sure they paid.  I didn’t expect her to get the manager!!  When he came out I let him know that I work for a company that manufactures logo mats, and I noticed that his may need to be replaced soon.  He tried to tell me that their mat looked like that because it was thrown in a washing machine and those types of mats can only be dry cleaned, “as I’m sure you’re aware “.  I couldn’t wait to tell him that our carpet logo mats can absolutely be thrown in a washing machine and our colors would not fade nearly as bad as his. I’m not sure if he’ll call me but as we were pulling out of the parking lot I saw the cashier rolling up the mat. 

The other incident happened literally 15 minutes later while I was walking by a Martial Arts studio. My friends and I were walking in an alley and I saw a few boxes of what looked like our red/blue jumbo interlocking foam mats, so again I stopped to look. This time I wasn’t planning on saying anything but I was busted by the owner while looking at the tiles…woops!  At first he was a little angry as I’m sure he thought I was trying to steal from him, but then I explained that I work for a company that sells martial arts flooring and was just curious.  He asked me what company and “out of curiosity” what my pricing for these tiles were. Unfortunately I had to tell him that we don’t carry those tiles, ours are 4’x’4×1” and his appeared to be 40”x40”x1/2”.  He then, like the bakery guy, proceeded to try and educate me by telling me that the thicker tiles really don’t work as well.  He said they are too soft and therefore make it harder to maneuver and don’t support your knees and ankles.  He tried to make it sound like my knowledge was incorrect.  Since he obviously just purchased tiles and I wasn’t in the mood to argue with a Sensei in a dark alley, I said “ya that makes sense” and kept walking.  I’ve never used these tiles, all I know is what I hear from you guys, but I find it hard to believe that people would be expanding their floors if they didn’t work. I found this fun video of our tiles being used and it looks to me that everybody’s ankles are being supported, and able to maneuver pretty well.  You be the judge…


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