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Comfort Chef Kitchen Mat or Gel Mats?

Posted on: June 8th, 2011 by

Comfort Chef Kitchen MatAhhh! Comfort in the kitchen.  If you stand on your feet for long periods of time in your kitchen (or elsewhere) and you don’t have cushioned floor mats to stand on, what are you waiting for? 

There are a lot of mats out there, but the most comfortable mats on the market today seem to be gel mats.  The problem with gel mats is that they are not too comfortable for your wallet (they typically cost $100 to $200 or more).  If you want the comfort of a gel mat without the high sticker price try a Comfort Chef Kitchen Mat (typically $40 to $60).

A Comfort Chef Kitchen Mat has an extra soft gel like feel that provides exceptional comfort during long periods of standing. They are made of soft closed cell foam with a molded surface design for traction and wear. They are easy to clean (simply wipe mat with mild soap and water), so they stay looking fresh and new much longer.

Some ideal uses for cushioned floor mats around the home are as kitchen sink mats, a laundry room mat or a utility sink mat.  So, stop being uncomfortable and look into getting cushioned floor mats today.

YogaForce A-line Mat – An Alignment Mat for Pilates, Yoga or General Exercise

Posted on: June 2nd, 2011 by

Alignment Mat The YogaForce A-Line MatYoga studios have been popping up like Subways throughout the United States for the past 10-15 years.  Initially, everyone thought it was just the latest trendy thing to do, but I guess we can now finally say that yoga is not a fad and is here to stay. 

With the increase in the number of people practicing yoga and the number of yoga studios came the myriad of yoga mats.  Different colors, patterns, lengths, thicknesses, textures, materials and so on.  Many people are not just doing yoga, but also wanting to use their mat for Pilates and/or general exercises.  With all the yoga mat choices out there, very few mats are suitable for all of these various exercises.  Sometimes you need better grip, sometimes you need more cushion, sometimes you need it to be easily transportable to and from classes and sometimes you need all of these things. 

With all the various exercises, the one common factor is alignment.  Whether you’re doing yoga, Pilates or general exercises proper alignment is crucial.  With all of this in mind, I’d like to introduce you to the YogaForce A-line Mat.  This alignment mat improves your posture and makes you look great.  It is ideal for yoga, Pilates or general exercises.  The A-line mat is 30” wide at the top and tapers down to 20” width at the bottom.  This exercise mat has patented alignment guides to assure proper positioning on your mat at all times. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in your practice, these guides take the guesswork out of your posture for a perfect workout.

This alignment mat also comes with a hands free adjustable shoulder strap and only weighs 4 pounds. It is easy for urban dwellers to transport on the run. This ergonomic mat also comes with a removable wallet to hold personal effects, such as sunblock, a cell phone, iPod, car keys and credit cards.

If you are in the market for a top quality exercise mat, Pilates mat and/or a yoga mat, the YogaForce A-line mat is the perfect mat for you.

Sports Team Rugs (NBA Rugs, NFL Area Rugs, NHL Rugs, MLB Rugs)

Posted on: June 2nd, 2011 by

Lakers Area Rug for PlayroomNBA Finals are finally here.  Did your team make it?  If you are a Miami Heat or a Dallas Mavericks fan congratulations on a great season.  If your team didn’t make it to the dance, well, there’s always next year.  Personally, I’m a Lakers fan and my 12 year old son is a Celtics fan (I know, bad parenting).  Anyway, even though both our teams are done for the year that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy watching the NBA Finals. 

I went to a local sports bar in Los Angeles to watch game one of the NBA Finals and noticed they had a large area rug with the Lakers logo it.  Even the guys that hated the Lakers thought the idea was cool.  We started talking about how cool NBA area rugs with your favorite teams logo on it would be at home.  One guy was telling us about the game room he had at his house and he would love to get one, but he would prefer a MLB baseball area rug with the Red Sox logo on it.  Another guy wanted to get one for his kids playroom.  He said he needed something to protect the wood floor anyway and this would look cool in a play room.  The best idea, I thought, was to put a basketball rug like this in a man cave.

Whether you would want a Miami Heat Area Rug or one with the Dallas Mavs logo, or even your favorite MLB, NHL, NFL or even college team, the bottom line is… playmats are not just for kids.  Team logo area rugs are ideal for any game room, playroom or a man cave.  Make it clear to whoever walks in the room what team you support!

Doggy Daycare Flooring, Rubber Dog Matting, Featured on Radio Show in Ohio

Posted on: May 11th, 2011 by

Recycled rubber flooring is the ideal dog friendly flooring

Dogs need their exercise too!  Recycled rubber flooring rolls are commonly found on the floors throughout health clubs / gyms, but it is also often used to create durable and easy to clean doggy daycare flooring that is safe for your pets.  This dog safe flooring was exactly what a new doggy daycare facility in Ohio purchased from  It was easy to install and they were so happy with the end result.  In fact, they were so pleased that was asked to be a guest on a local morning radio show discussing the grand opening. 

So, on May 7, 2011 Alex Miller, A sales representative, was interviewed during the Saturday morning “A Firm Foundation Show with Rick and Jackie” heard on AM1470. Among other things, he discussed the rubber flooring supplied to Pocos Playhouse (an of-leash daycare environment for dogs in Ohio). The broadcast was done live from Pocos and Alex Miller called into the show and spoke to the hosts for about 25 minutes.

To hear the actual interview podcast go to:

Commercial Kitchen Mats: Performa Solid Deck (SD)

Posted on: April 27th, 2011 by

Commercial Kitchen Mats - Interlocking Rubber MatsThe Performa SD mats are the perfect commercial kitchen mats.  These interlocking rubber mats help relieve fatigue and increase productivity.  The solid surface provides “complete coverage” on a slightly elevated anti fatigue standing surface.  There are nibs to elevate the mat above the floor surface to allow easy drainage of fluids underneath the mat for wet work areas.  Each mat has built-in interlocking connectors designed to securely connect two or more sections to cover larger areas.

Anti-Fatigue commercial kitchen mats, like the Performa SD, improve employee comfort, minimize slip and falls and increase productivity.  The solid deck interlocking kitchen floor tiles are ideal for bars, service areas, commercial kitchens and industrial areas. 

Each rubber tile is 3′x3′ and 5/8″ thick.  There are two styles available – standard black and black with GritTuffâ„¢ top (this is an extremely aggrressive, high traction, carbide grit top surface.).

With SoftRubber Gym Floors You Can Save Money

Posted on: April 27th, 2011 by
Home Gym Flooring - Interlocking TilesSoftRubber interlocking rubber floor tiles from make quality, cost effective home gym flooring that is easy to install.

This product was recently featured on the “Big Basement Workout” episode of the DIY show “10 Grand In Your Hand.”  This show features real homeowners remodeling and renovating their homes.  DIY Network comes into a renovation or remodeling project at the beginning, offering homeowners smart advice on new materials and technologies, plus essential how-to info on doing some of the basic work themselves. Homeowners are amazed how much we can shave off their total budget, leaving serious cash available to spend on another project, a vacation or a new toy. 

If you follow the link below and forward to the 15:14 time mark you can see the SoftRubber interlocking tiles they purchased at being installed.

Additionally, Tuff N Easy recycled rubber interlocking tiles (often used for gym floors) is featured in the products section of  Check it out:

Yoga Mat or No Yoga Mat? That Is The Question

Posted on: March 21st, 2011 by

There are definitely many benefits when using a yoga mat… and more specifically, having your own yoga mat and not borrowing one from the club, gym, yoga studio or from a friend.  One of the obvious reasons to use a yoga mat, also called a sticky mat, is to reduce the risk of injuring yourself. Yoga mats can prevent injuries that can occur while practicing yoga. The surface can be slippery (bare floors). Especially if you are taking yoga classes where floors are not being cleaned between classes.

Is it better to borrow/rent a yoga mat from a yoga studio or to bring your own yoga mat to your yoga classes?  Purchasing your own yoga mat will limit the exposure to bacteria and germs and you are only exposed to your own germs. You are responsible for your mat and you can clean it any time.  If you are not using a mat you are exposing yourself to others germs and your well-being.  Additionally, mats will definitely cushion the floor and provide support which is needed for improving balance and coordination and provide better overall health.

If you are considering buying a new yoga mat, don’t forget to look at all the yoga mat options that are available (clean pvc yoga mats, rubber yoga mats, cotton yoga mats, thick yoga mats and many other eco friendly yoga mats).

Embroidered Yoga Mat – Personalized Yoga Mats are great yoga gift ideas.

Posted on: January 27th, 2011 by

Personalized Yoga Mats - An Embroidered Yoga Mat - A Great Yoga Gift Idea.Over the past 10 years yoga has become extremely popular in the United States (and all over the world for that matter). For those of us that have made yoga part of our daily lives we can often be found carrying, or on top of, our yoga mats.  If this describes you, or someone you know, it may be time to get a personalized yoga mat. 

An embroidered yoga mat makes a great gift for a friend or for yourself.  The mats can be produced with a persons name, a business name, an expression or saying or virtually anything else you would like us to imprint on a yoga mat.  There are a variety of mat colors, thread colors and fonts to choose from when ordering.  The text message can be up to 20 characters long and production is only 2-3 business days.

Personalized gifts are always great, which makes personalized yoga mats the perfect gift for any yogi.

Extra Large Treadmill Mat

Posted on: January 25th, 2011 by

Extra Large Treadmill MatIf you purchase a large treadmill (or a standard size treadmill with a large base), an elliptical, or any other type of large exercise equipment, finding a mat can be difficult.  A standard size treadmill mat or exercise equipment mat is 3’ wide and 6.5’ long… so if you require exercise equipment mats longer or wider they can often cost a fortune (if you can find one). 

There is now an affordable solution – an extra larger rubber treadmill mat measuring 4’ wide and 7’6” long.  This durable mat is made of 100% premium recycled rubber, so it’s eco-friendly too.  It’s generally in stock, so you don’t need to wait weeks or longer for a custom mat to be produced (although if you have that time and require a larger treadmill mat or exercise equipment mat, custom size mats can be made for you).

These rubber mats provide resilience, sound absorption, spike resistance and traction. Rubber treadmill mats offer excellent performance, durability, and appearance.  So, whether you need an extra large treadmill mat for home or commercial use, there is now a quality, in stock, eco-friendly solution waiting for you.

Trade Show Shipping Cases For Your Trade Show Flooring

Posted on: January 25th, 2011 by

Trade show shipping cases for your trade show flooringIf you are one of the thousands of people who are responsible for setting up, cleaning up and/or working at your company’s trade show booth throughout the year then you know the importance of the surface you stand on.  Trade show booth flooring can assist with the look of your booth, add comfort for you and your visitors and hopefully be re-used (because they can be expensive).

The best bet for your money is to purchase one of the many styles of interlocking trade show floor tiles.  These are typically the most affordable and, if cared for properly, you can use over and over again.  Trade show shipping cases can protect your interlocking floor tiles when transporting them to and from tradeshows.  Additionally, these cases can protect the flooring tiles when being stored in between tradeshows.

A hard portable trade show shipping case with wheels would allow you to store your trade show flooring, ship the flooring directly to your trade show location(s) and easily transport it to and from your booth if the case comes with a handle and wheels.  Protect your investment and make it easier on yourself at the same time with portable trade show shipping cases.