Posts Tagged ‘Anti Fatigue Mats’

OMG! Some People Are Actually Interested In Mats!

Posted on: September 18th, 2012 by

Anti Fatigue Mats, Trade Show Flooring, Gymnastics Mats - Think About ItOMG! You guys actually read these things?! I didn’t believe it until Mr. Mats himself told us he can see number of people that visit the blogs. That’s great.  Now, I don’t feel like I’m talking to nobody! Not to show my age or anything, but the internet or social media is amazing and has come such a long way from the AOL discs we received in the mail to “try” the internet.  You can literally say anything you want to nobody in particular and somebody interested can seek out the information.  It gives anybody an outlet to discuss or rant about anything they desire.

I’ve had some friends read my blogs and they all seemed less than thrilled. It really took away my motivation. Then I stopped and realized that they have no interest in Gymnastics Mats, or Tradeshow Flooring, or Anti Fatigue Mats so of course they’re not going to find my writings interesting. You guys, however, sought out this information and are probably more entertained/benefited by these. Now that I know I have an audience I think I can be a little more creative. I know we carry a ton of different products, but you’d be surprised how hard it is to talk about them- to myself essentially. I really wish you could comment, I’d love some interaction. You can always call me if you want to talk about the blogs or maybe I sparked a question about something, then maybe I can write a blog inspired by you! Stay tuned, I’m going to start brainstorming ideas to make these blog articles more informative and entertaining.  I should do a youtube channel, where I answer questions! Would you watch?  I’m kidding- kind of.

Rolled Rubber In New Drum?

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 by
During the last few years of working at, I have had the good fortune of talking to more than a few interesting customers.  I was contacted by Keith  Pickens of Percussion Design LLC this week to talk about our  rolled rubber (which has many uses, most notably as gym flooring).  Their company is designing a new type of electronic drum that circumvents triggers and instead uses the natural acoustic resonance of the shell and a rubber head to create a natural sound that also triggers an electrical signal into an amplifier or sound module.  In other words, where traditional electric drums essentially work like a play button that when struck triggers a drum sound via a module, this drum creates it’s own electric-acoustic signal that can be directly plugged into an amplifier.
Since they are working on prototypes, they were looking at our 1/8″ thick recycled rubber product (or possibly one of our anti fatigue mats)  to use as part of the head of the drum which is the part that the drum strikes directly. This is very exciting as I’ve personally been to the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show several times and have gotten to see all kinds of new, cutting edge, and sometimes very strange musical instruments. For more information on their work over at Percussion Design LLC, feel free to visit
Stay tuned next week for a follow up on the prototype.

Armor Fatigue Anti Fatigue Mats

Posted on: July 25th, 2012 by

Armor Fatigue Anti Fatigue MatsThere is a huge selection of anti fatigue mats on the market today.  In this article, I would like to focus on one in particular, the The Armor Fatigue Mats.  Is this the best anti fatigue mat?  Well, that would depend on your need and how you intend on using the mat. 

The Armor Fatigue has a great balance of anti-fatigue properties, while also providing a durable top surface. The various pure foam anti fatigue mats on the market are great for situations where people may be standing for long periods and simply need for pure comfort.  However, when working with products that if dropped can damage a softer foam a mat with a more durable top surface, like the Armor Fatigue, is a great option… and it’s more cost effective than some of the more industrial mats.

As a sales representative for a mat company, I suggest the Armor Fatigue Mat to many customers who are price sensitive and want/need something relatively inexpensive with a bit of extra strength on the top of their anti fatigue mat. The denser layer of foam on top of the softer bottom layer is what gives it the perfect balance.

If you are on your feet all day and need some relief, an anti fatigue mat might do the trick.

Which Anti-Fatigue Mat Is Right For Me?

Posted on: July 19th, 2012 by
I got a very interesting telephone call from a customer regarding a high-end lenses repair operation he just started. These are repairs for lenses from microscopes to telescopes… out of his detached garage! Shocked and alarmed, (I’ve tried disassembling a camera lenses before in less than perfect conditions and ended up with A LOT of dust caught in the camera, which resulted in a useless camera) the first borderline-annoyed question on my mind was “how can you work on, let alone repair, lenses in a garage?? Is it a finished garage? Is it a workshop? Really, that’s three questions, but you see, lenses require manufacture and service in fairly clean, sterile, dust free environments.  Any particle of dust that gets caught in the chambers of a telescope, microscope, or camera lenses can cause some serious headaches for the observer using it.  A trip to the Griffith Park Observatory (or any observatory really) would serve everyone well to understand just how precise, delicate, and magnificent these instruments are.
Our customer is a professional, however, and was calling us to see if we could provide a foam material with anti-fatigue qualities for himself and his staff that does not shed any of it’s particles from use.  When working they tend to stand for long periods of time and they wanted to be more comfortable.  With ease, we decided on any of the hard-topped anti-fatigue mats as opposed to the ones that are just pure foam. These being (to name a few) our Diamond anti-fatigue mat, Invigorator, and the K-marble anti-fatigue mat.  I strayed away from the Marble fatigue mat since I understand to be more prone to chemical wear than our vinyl.

Anti Fatigue Mats Because Comfort = Productivity

Posted on: July 11th, 2012 by

Marble anti fatigue mats at salon stationsI went for my now monthly haircut at my local barber last Friday.  I’ll not name it since it’s faux pas to frequent the bigger chains for haircuts or so I’ve heard.  What was interesting to note, however, was that after the incessant and very cheery bashing of my hairstyle choice (mullets, it seems, are the thing of hillbilly’s, hooligans, and fellows of ill-repute), I couldn’t help but be surprised at how I almost didn’t notice the anti fatigue mats / salon mats posted at every single barbers’ station.

I’ve been told this over and over and over again that “Once you start working here (, you will scrutinize the type and style of mats EVERYWHERE YOU GO!”  Well, it certainly has rung true to the day. It’s like the first time you notice a car on the street and thereafter feel like you’re now seeing it and recognizing it everywhere.  It’s easy to under appreciate that these ladies (and gentlemen) are literally on their feet all day. They’ll get tired.  If they get tired, they’ll make mistakes.  My mop and mistakes are not two concepts I want hanging around each other. While my hairstyle choice may not be the ladies’ favorite (they’ll come around), I’m sure as hell glad that at least the marble fatigue mat (the most popular anti-fatigue mats for pharmacists and hair salons) allowed my stylist to be comfortable enough at 6:30pm at her station to not make my lady-killing mullet (yes I am growing out like I once did my beard) anything less than fabulous.

An anti fatigue floor mat may be just what you need (or if you are an employer, it may be just what your employees need) to enable you to be more comfortable and therefore more productive at work.  It’s definitely worth a try – don’t you think?

It’s Not Just A Ballet Bar Anymore

Posted on: June 7th, 2012 by
It has become more and more common for people to use ballet barres for general exercise.  Wheter it be for general stretching, pilates or other such uses.Â
I am a sales representative for a company that sells, among other things, ballet bars.  A customer recently inquired about using our ballet bars for pilates bar method.  Because this type of inquiry has become more and more common, I thought it might be a good idea to share the answer with everyone.Â
While our Ballet Barres are designed for dance and therefore a light amount of pressure on the bar, we do have many people that purchase additional brackets to provide more support for multiple users exerting their weight on the bars.    For example, our standard 10′ Ballet Bar comes pre-drilled for two brackets, which would suffice for ballet as stretching and balance are really the main functions for the bar.   However, many of our customers have purchased a custom drilled 10′ bar and get up to 5 brackets which provides considerably more support. Â
While most of our products have certain intended uses, there are lots of ways that our customers have gotten creative to meet their particular needs, not just our ballet products, but other things like our folding mats as cheaper alternative to protective wall panels or our anti fatigue mats on the wings of airplanes for the maintenance crew, our gymnastics landing mats as crash mats for rock climbing walls are also common requests.

Who Knew? I Didn’t.

Posted on: May 25th, 2012 by

My name is Chris and I have been working for for almost two years.  Before working for this company, I had no idea there was such a demand for so many different types of mats!  It’s crazy… mats are literally everywhere!

Recently I’ve been talking to a lot of customers who are interested in purchasing anti fatigue mats for their homes, their employees and/or themselves.  Many of them, who are replacing their old fatigue mats, are shocked when they receive a quote from me - because they previously paid much more for the same or similar product.  I  can’t get over the amount of money people spend on these things.  They don’t need to be so expensive… at least not on our site.

At first, I thought an anti fatigue floor mat was an unnecessary expense.  Then, I decided to do a little research and I found out that there are tons of advantages to having an anti fatigue mat.  An anti fatigue mat can

  • Reduce spinal compression and increases circulation
  • Help minimize heat loss through feet
  • Minimize noise
  • Using an Anti Fatigue mat daily can make you less prone to sickness, stress and strainÂ

Now I know why doing dishes at home seems to stress me out.  My back hurts, my neck hurts, my legs hurt- it’s really just an uncomfortable task.  Prior to working here, I assumed it was just because I was hunched over, but fortunately, our Cushion Comfort mats fixed the problem.

Antifatigue Matting: Be More Productive and Safer at the Same Time

Posted on: September 22nd, 2011 by

Antifatigue Matting for the workplaceIf you are a business owner or manager the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to get your employees to work harder, make less mistakes and be safer at the same time may be antifatigue matting. 

Anti fatigue mats make the workplace more productive and safer by:

1. When workers are standing in one place for long periods of time back pain often results. Anti fatigue mats can eliminate or reduce the back pain and stress caused by standing for long periods of time.

2. Productivity is always a factor in the workplace. Fatigue mats can increase productivity by providing comfort to workers while they are doing their job.

3. When people are tired they tend to make more mistakes and more injuries often occur.  An anti fatigue floor mat can help prevent these mistakes, injuries and fatigue.

4. A padded mat or runner for workers to stand on can also provide unintended benefits, like a reduction in the glass and material that breaks when anything falls on the mats instead of the hard floor.

5. Antifatigue Matting at work will also help reduce the slip and fall injuries.  In fact, many insurance companies promote matting as one of the best solutions to slip and fall problems.

So, if you are an employee or owner of a factory, manufacturing facility, retail store or any other workplace where you or your employees are standing on your feet for long periods of time, anti fatigue matting is for you.  In short, these mats are the quickest and most affordable way to increase safety, reduce injuries and relieve employee fatigue and stress.

Anti Fatigue Kitchen Mats

Posted on: January 24th, 2011 by

restaurant anti fatigue matsIf you’ve ever worked in a restaurant as a server or as cook you understand the importance and the benefits of anti fatigue mats.  Being on your feet for such long periods of time can take a toll on your body and the combination of solid rubber anti slip mats and rubber anti fatigue mats make the ideal restaurant kitchen floor mats – designed for both durability and your comfort. 

Typically, restaurant anti fatigue mats have drainage holes, are grease resistant (black) or grease proof (red) and are made in sections that connect together to cover whatever area behind the counter and/or in the kitchen that is needed.  These mats are generally made of rubber, for durability and ease of cleaning. 

Working as a waiter or as a cook in a restaurant is hard work, but anti-fatigue mats help to make it a little more comfortable while your doing it.

Work In Comfort – Use an Anti Fatigue Mat

Posted on: October 25th, 2010 by

Anti Fatigue Mats - Anti Fatigue Matting Simply Makes CentsIn many industries, workers are required to stand for long periods of time while performing their responsibilities. Whether you work on an assembly line, as a retail sales clerk, as a hair stylist, or one of the many other “on your feet” type of jobs, having an anti fatigue mat is a must!

Recent studies estimate that more than 83% of the industrial workforce has experienced foot, back and lower leg problems. Ergonomic intervention, such as anti fatigue matting is a cost-effective measure to help prevent or control this problem.  Anti-fatigue Matting helps reduce fatigue. In addition, it has been proven that anti fatigue mats will improve employee morale and productivity.  Matting will also provide resolution to other work environment needs such as traction, wear-resistance, fluid and chemical protection, durability, shock-absorption, ESD/Conductive and floor coverings.

In addition, insurance companies consider matting one of the top 3 solutions to Slip & Fall problems.

In todays work environment, matting is a factor in almost all plants where a new safety & productivity plan is implemented. It is considered the quickest and most affordable method to enhance safety and reduce workplace injuries and relieve fatigue and stress.

Simply put, Anti Fatigue Matting Makes Cents!