Affordable Padded Gym Turf with DIY Installation

Artificial Turf for Gyms

Affordable Padded Gym Turf with DIY Installation

Affordable Padded Gym Turf with DIY Installation

A great versatile option for indoor/outdoor grass turf is the V Max Artificial Grass Turf. An excellent choice that reacts naturally and provides consistent performance in shock absorption and a slip-resistant surface. It is a durable turf and will not easily be compromised, as it is tough and resistant to tears, divots, holes, and more.

Features

This synthetic athletic turf has all the advantages of previous generations and performs even higher in wear and resistance tests than previous options for artificial grass roll products. The special blend of nylon and polyethylene is an almost perfect combination when seeking a product with a realistic feel, softness, and durability. And the pile height measures 3/4 of an inch, giving it a nice approximation of natural grass. It has a 5 mm thick foam backing as well.

 

Where to Use

The V Max artificial turf is an excellent choice for agility and sports training in commercial gyms because it has an excellent wear surface. It will give you a consistent performance over time, along with great durability and safety, which is important when involved in agility workouts.

It can also be used for all kinds of ball sports, including soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, softball, flag football, or baseball. This style of turf even works as a trade show booth style of flooring.

 

Maintenance

A vacuum or leaf blower can be used to clean the turf making it very easy to maintain.

How to Order

This product may be ordered at Greatmats.com.

The standard size roll measures 100 linear feet and is 12 feet wide. It may be ordered in custom lengths.

Affordable Padded Gym Turf - DIY Installation

Affordable DIY Padded Gym Turf

School Quality Folding Gym Mats

The 4×8 Folding Gym Mat: A Great Option for Schools

School Quality Folding Gym Mats

Folding Gym Mats for School Activities

When you need a mat for practice or competition warm-up time, Greatmats’ folding gym mats provide great impact absorption. They are portable, easy to transport and store or they can be left out for a more permanent solution.

When unfolded, these 1.5-inch thick gymnastics mats cover a 32 square foot area. The sides of the mat are straight, which makes it easier to connect them, length to length. The fasteners create a tight fit, and they ensure the mats will not come apart. They’re also easy to take apart when you’re finished with them. The 2-foot wide panels in the mats fold upon each other, accordion style, allowing you to fold the mat down to a size of 4 by 2 feet for transportation.

School Uses for Gym Mats

Whether you are using these gym mats for traveling teams or for use inside school facilities, they will provide a safe surface for many school activities.

  • Cheerleading
  • Exercising
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Tumbling
  • Wall Padding
  • Wrestling

No matter what type of use case you have in mind, you can use the 4×8 gymnastic mat in multiple configurations. These gym mats for sale each have 2-inch hook and loop fasteners on the two short end sides for end-to-end attachment as desired. The 2V designation in the name of the mats indicates they can be connected on the end sides of the mats.

Folding Gym Mats for Schools Cheer and Gymnastics

Multiple Folding Gym Mats Attached and Shown in School Gymnasium

 

Colors

Available in Blue, Green, Purple, Pink and Rainbow colors.

Quality Materials

Hand crafted of extremely durable 18-ounce vinyl with double-stitched seams.

Lead free and 6P compliant vinyl material.

Inner PE foam core for maximum support and comfort.

Maintenance & Cleaning

The 4×8 gymnastics mat product is easy to keep clean. You can just lightly wash the vinyl exterior on the mats using hot water and a sponge. Do not soak these mats in water.

 

View this product at Greatmats.com.

Custom Made Gym Wall Pads

To provide safety and protection from gym walls, the most common solution is to use gym wall pads. These wall pads can be used in grade schools, universities and also commercial gyms.

Gym Wall Pads with Custom Shaped Column Pads

Gym Wall Pads with Custom Shaped Column Pads

Designed to Fit your Facility

Greatmats main Gym Wall Padding is available in custom sizes, cutouts, many colors and are equipped with a wood backing to allow for direct wall attachment. They are 2″ thick, have 14-ounce vinyl covers for excellent durability, optional Z-clip installation options and are made in the USA.

Our more basic option is a 4×8 foot x 1.5 inch gym mat with durable 18-ounce vinyl covers. They are available in a variety of brilliant colors. While these folding mats are suitable for floor use, they can also be attached to the wall to serve as wall pads.

When designing custom wall pads for your gym, you need to be mindful of areas that need to be accessed, such as wall outlets, light switches, fire extinguishers, etc. Our wall pads can be custom designed around your obstacles so that they attach perfectly while still leaving exposed the areas you need accessible. We can even custom pad your gym doors around the handles and windows for a non-invasive, clean installation.

Would you like your logo, team name, team mascot or other image on your wall mats? These can easily be added to your gym wall pads.

Special Padding for Poles and Columns

If your gym or facility has I-beams or columns protruding from the wall, these structures need to be padded as well. We have various options for these situations.

Column wall pads are available in the same colors and vinyl thicknesses as our standard wall pads. We can have the perfect sizes and shapes cut to fit to your specs for any random obstacle that your gym may present. Wood-backed and built of high quality foam and a thick vinyl,

Channel-Style I-Beam Pads use a channel design to wrap around the face and the edges of the I-beam. They are made with 3 inch thick polyurethane foam and covered with 18 oz vinyl coated polyester fabric.

Our pole pads and post padding is a common solution for covering steel support poles in basements and goal post bases on football fields. These pads simply wrap around the pole and connect back to themselves using a 2-inch hook and loop fastening flap.

 

Installing Your Wall Pads

Z-clips make installing your custom made gym wall pads pads easier. These innovative clips can be attached to the back of the pads by screwing them into the plywood panel backing. The other side of the clip is then screwed into the wall, making for a simple, clean installation. The mounting hardware is concealed behind the wall pads.

Thanks to the way that our wall pads are designed, the pads can be directly attached to concrete block walls or wooden studs. You’ll have plenty of ways that you can install the pads, even when you’re working with a concrete wall. Upper and lower lip options are also available so that you can easily replace and repair vinyl as needed, keeping your gym looking great and saving you from having to invest in an entirely new pad. Wall padding rarely requires special adhesives.

See all Gym Wall Pads and Mats at Greatmats.com

Outdoor Wet Area Tiles

Outdoor Deck Tiles for Wet Areas

Outdoor Patio and Deck Tiles

StayLock Perforated outdoor tiles offer exterior surface options for wet areas such as patios, spas, pool surrounds, greenhouses and decks. They are easily installed, easy to maintain, and are exterior 5-year UV-rated.

Greatmats outdoor tiles feature a non-slip perforated top surface that provides great water drainage on any flat surface. The PVC outdoor wet area tiles have a slightly raised base too, which allows airflow to dry the water more quickly. This results in a lower chance of mold or mildew forming in the area. The PVC feels soft and has just a bit of give to it, featuring an ASTM fall height rating of 20 inches.

They are 1 x1 feet, and made in the USA of durable plastic material, providing foot traction and comfort to bare feet on exterior surfaces. These PVC outdoor tiles are durable enough to hold tables, lawn furniture, and lawn chairs with feet larger than about 1.5 inches in diameter.

 

Pool and Spa Applications

When you’re looking for outdoor flooring installation options, the StayLock tile offers the durability you need. These PVC deck tiles have a 7-year UV stable colorant and anti-fungal additive, ensuring that these tiles work especially well for outdoor installations where they need to stand up to tough weather and varying temperatures. Additionally, the tiles have a 5-year manufacturer warranty with them.

And even when the surface of the tiles is wet, it remains slip-resistant, unlike cement. The tiles yield a safer area for your children to walk or run around the pool.

Should you have French drains around your pool, or areas where the cement surface slopes slightly to allow for drainage, you can install the StayLock Perforated tiles directly over these areas, and their shape will slowly conform to the slopes. This product also works great for areas around hot tubs and spas, because the tiles are non-absorbent.

Outdoor Raised Tiles Over Existing Deck

Outdoor Raised Tiles Over Existing Deck

Patio and Deck

If you have a deck that looks worn out from splinters and old wood, the StayLock Perforated tiles can give the deck a fresh and new look that’s safe to use. Simply installing the new tiles directly over the old wood will provide a fast means of fixing the problem of a worn out deck with far less effort and cost versus sanding and staining.

Make a Temporary Patio with Outdoor Tiles

Make a Temporary Patio with Outdoor Tiles

Campsite and Other Outdoor Areas

Another potential application use is for camping areas. You can take a few dozen of these tiles with you to a campsite and create a makeshift patio right outside your camper door. Using these tiles in this manner means people will track less dirt and grass into the camper, as the tile surface will provide a place to clean your feet. Should it rain while you’re camping, the makeshift tile patio is perfect for keeping mud out of the camper and giving people a dry place to stand or sit. The perforated design of the tiles allows rainwater to drain through the tiles, keeping the top free from mud.

You could install the PVC deck tiles anywhere outdoors that you want to provide traction over a wet area. Some people have reported success installing these tiles around a children’s swing set or around other areas where children play. The plastic tiles yield a softer landing if a child falls, and because the tiles can be installed over dirt or grass, they can prevent running children from slipping on wet grass or in mud. When installing the tiles over sand or dirt, we recommend placing a landscape fabric mesh material over the ground before placing the PVC decking tiles.

Waterproof Snap Together Outdoor Tiles

Waterproof Snap Together Outdoor Tiles

Installation Tips

StayLock perforated non-slip floor tile is easy to install with our tab locking system, which ensures the tiles won’t separate over time and provides a long lasting wet area floor. A sub-floor is not needed. A hard, flat surface is recommended for installation, but the tiles will conform over time to match the contours of a slightly uneven surface.

If installing these tiles against a wall or another large object, we recommend leaving a 1/2-inch gap between the PVC deck tiles and the object to allow for expansion of the tiles in the heat. Expansion of tiles, whether they’re rubber or plastic, is normal when the tiles are installed outdoors and exposed to widely varying temperatures. Heavy furniture, table and chairs are not recommended to be permanently placed on top of these tiles. The tiles need to be able to shift as they expand and contract in changing temperatures.

Should you need to fit the PVC deck tiles around poles, doorways, or other obstacles, you can cut them with a utility knife and a straight edge.

Due to the method of interlocking these PVC decking tiles, you can easily separate, remove, or relocate them, if needed. By not using adhesives when assembling these tiles, disassembling them doesn’t take a lot of effort.

See All outdoor tile options at Greatmats.com.

 


 

Portable Dance Floors

Portable Dance Flooring
Portable Dance Flooring from Greatmats

Uses for Portable Dance Flooring

These temporary dance floors can be used in indoor and outdoor locations where the subfloor is not appropriate for dancing, such as weddings, recitals, competitions or other events. Making your own portable dance floor ensures a safe and sturdy surface for all kinds of practice or performances, including ballet, tap, clogging, hip hop, and modern dance. They can be used in homes, schools, studios, outdoor tents, stages and more.

Features of Modular or Temporary Dance Floors

Snap Together Tiles

Greatmats offers snap together tiles with a variety of different fastening systems, these do require a flat and stable subfloor for best results. Some of our tiles have a Cam Lock system, while others have a tab and loop design. The Cam Locks guarantee a tight fit between adjacent tiles. The tiles take just a few minutes to install, and will hold together securely until you’re ready to separate the tiles and pack up the dance floor.

Snap together tile floors are built on a plastic base, which allows air and moisture to circulate under the tiles. Modular dance floors should not be installed outside on a permanent basis. A black, ramped border edging can also be added to complete the look and prevent tripping. These are available in a variety of attractive surfaces including wood grain and colors.

Installation & Maintenance Tips

Snap Together Tiles

Our modular dance floors are created to be installed quickly, easily moveable and are specially designed to withstand repeated installations. This makes them a great value for any school, hotel, banquet hall, dance troupe, dance studio, or at-home dance practice area.

You can install them over carpeting for a home dance floor if needed. To install the tiles for sale, you only need to align the locking system, then gently step on the top tile to engage the lock.

You can assemble the entire dance floor without any tools. With no tools or adhesive to worry about forgetting at home, this is a great benefit for the traveling performer.

Maintenance

Our vinyl surface dance floor tiles are waterproof, so they’re easy to clean and are very durable. Additionally, our portable modular dance floor tiles feature a premium vinyl sheet surface which offers durable, long-lasting protection. They can be cleaned with a damp mop, hot water and common household floor cleaner.

Storage

One of the best features of our modular dance flooring is the size of the stackable pieces. Between practice sessions or recitals, storing the materials doesn’t require a lot of space backstage or in a prop room.

See all Portable Dance Floor options at Greatmats.com

Commercial Gym Flooring

Rubber Rolls, Mats & Tiles for Gyms

Commercial Rubber Gym Flooring Rolls
Commercial Rubber Gym Floor Roll

Rubber gym matting, rolls and tiles for commercial gyms are common flooring options often made of recycled materials. The rubber is designed for gym and athletic sport surfaces that require durable, long lasting performance for commercial gym flooring.

Top 6 Benefits of Commercial Gym Flooring

  1. Durable flooring can withstand commercial applications and will last for years.
  2. Gym rubber floors come in a wide variety of thicknesses, sizes, color choices, and installation types.
  3. Rubber is one of the most affordable types of commercial gym flooring.
  4. Rubber’s sound dampening properties make the workout environment more enjoyable for everyone.
  5. Rubber is a more forgiving surface than a concrete subfloor, and athletes are sure to feel this difference.
  6. Most rubber mats, tiles and rolls are made from recycled rubber, so they’re an eco-friendly option.

Our rubber gym flooring products are suitable for both commercial, home gym floors and other large scale flooring installations such as middle schools, high schools, and college fitness centers.

Commercial Gym Floor Rolls, Mats and Tiles

Greatmats recycled rubber gym flooring is available in mats, rolls, and tiles in black and custom colors. Commercial rubber gym flooring is ideal for weight lifting floors, cardio, and cross fit training centers.

Gym Floor Tiles

For high quality tiles that are easy to install by one person over many flooring types, including short hair carpeting, consider a rubber gym floor tile. Interlocking rubber gym flooring tiles are highly versatile and come with color fleck options.

Straight edge rubber tiles can be 1 inch thick or thicker, delivering the most durable indoor option. Rubber paver tiles connect together using different interlocking systems and adhesives to create a stable surface. These puzzle style edges are popular for gym floors in 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch thicknesses.

Interlocking rubber flooring for gyms has a high density rating. It’s designed to last for years under taxing environments. Smaller interlocking rubber tiles are more manageable, especially when installing the flooring alone.To install the tiles, just line them up and push their seams together like puzzle pieces. The tiles connect securely and won’t pull apart while in use.

Gym Floor Mats

Rubber gym mats yield a versatile option that can be used in any gym. These products tend to be more affordable than an interlocking tile product of the same thickness. These mats come in a variety of different thicknesses. They’re often used in Olympic lifting areas because of the excellent shock absorption the thicker mats provide. We recommend 3/4 inch thick mats in these higher impact areas.

Rubber floor mats for gyms are both dense and heavy. A 3/4 inch thick 4×6 foot mat can weigh more than 90 pounds. Multiple people will need to help with the installation.

Rubber is the preferred free weights floor, as it will absorb shock and vibration and reduce noise from barbells dropping in racks on or the ground. Greatmats offers many rubber exercise mats new and ready for shipping.

Rubber Flooring Rolls

Commercial Gyms often use plyometric rubber rolls in areas where the workouts will include a lot of jumping. Plyometric rolled rubber is a lower density rubber. It has a little more cushion than traditional rolled rubber and is popular for use with plyometric exercises.

For weightlifting areas and gym floors that will see heavy use, we recommend 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch thick rubber gym flooring to adequately protect the subfloor. These thicker options provide better shock absorption.

Most CrossFit gyms opt for rolled rubber because it helps to absorb shock and is also highly durable. Additionally, rubber has anti fatigue properties and is slip resistant. It offers sound and thermal insulation, creating a more comfortable gym environment. The flooring is both firm and forgiving, so athletes don’t lose power during heavy lifts because the floor is too heavily cushioned.

Rolled rubber can be dry laid for simplicity. Should the installation cover more than 400 square feet, using a glue down or tape down installation is recommended.

Visit Greatmats.com for our commercial gym flooring options.

Our rubber gym floor tile, roll, and mat products are designed to be easy to clean. It’s important to keep the rubber clean of dirt in order to preserve its lifespan. For rubber, use a neutral pH floor cleaner.

Custom Horse Stall Mats

Custom sized horse stall mats kits with interlocking internal mat edges.
Custom Horse Stall Mats that won’t shift.

Custom Horse Stall Mat kits are a priceless flooring solution for horse stalls. Greatmats custom sized interlocking horse mat kits can be used in stalls, stables and barn aisle ways as well as trailer floors and grooming areas. The rubber stall mats are truly versatile and won’t shift or separate.

These custom horse stall mats are made of a durable 3/4 inch non-absorbent vulcanized rubber that is precision cut in the factory with an advanced water jet cutting system ensuring a seamless fit when installed over a proper base.

The custom horse mats are made in the USA with the highest quality craftsmanship. The tops of these custom sized kits feature a nonslip diamond top surface to ensure safety for humans and horses.

One large benefit of interlocking horse mats within a stall is that the tight-fitting rubber flooring is much easier to clean than non interlocking mats that shift and allow waste to get between and under the mats, causing them to buckle and separate further.

The simple installation of these mats saves hours of time and effort measuring and cutting standing rubber horse stall mats. Our custom horse stall mat kits require no adhesive for installation; their weight and interlocking edges keep the mats in place. To install, simply lay the horse stall mats down on a hard or compacted, smooth surface, and then interlock the mats together for a nearly seamless fit. Due to the custom nature of the kit, interlocking system is not universal, which is why Greatmats includes installation diagrams and instructions. 

The manufacturer’s 12 year warranty is prorated, so if the the manufacturer chooses to replace the mats instead of repairing them, the purchaser’s cost to replace the mats increases as the mats age. For the first three years the manufacturer will replace the mats in full at no cost to the consumer! After that the cost to the purchaser is at 4 years – 10%, 5 years – 20%, … 12 years – 90% of the original cost. If the consumer notices a defect in their 12×12 stall mats, they must notify the manufacturer within 15 days. 

Quality Martial Arts Puzzle Mats for Competition and Training

Martial Arts Puzzle Mats with Bo Staff
Martial Arts Puzzle Mats for Weapons Form Competition

Greatmats 20 mm martial arts puzzle mats are an affordable mat options for professional dojangs, dojos and tournament venues. As a portable martial arts mat flooring system, the thatch textured dense foam puzzle mats last for years of intense training and competition. 

These puzzle mats can be used with martial arts shoes, and feature a durable thatched surface that is resistant to scuffing. This also is a great feature for those working with weapons such as bo staffs, nunchakus, bokkens, canes, tonfas, and escrima or kali sticks.

The high quality EVA foam material has a density of 103 kgs/m3 and a Shore C hardness rating of 40-45 which results in a stable yet forgiving surface that allows for quick movements and jumps while reducing muscle and joint fatigue. They are also easy to clean and disinfect.

Cleaning
Cleaning with a vacuum is the best method for regularly caring for the Pro Martial Arts Puzzle Mats.  

To wipe up a water spill or sweat, just use a dry towel. To clean spots, only use diluted vinegar or diluted bleach for cleaning the surface of the tournament or dojang mats. Dawn dish soap is gentle for foam flooring tiles. Spot clean using a scrub brush and a sponge. In large commercial areas for a more thorough cleaning, you may use a walk behind auto cleaning machine. The mats will not soak up water or chemicals during the cleaning process. 

Portable Marley Dance Floor

Portable marley dance flooring for stages
Portable Marley Dance Floor

Adagio Portable martley dance flooring is perfect for touring dance groups and recital performances on stages.

The portable marley floor from Greatmats gives dance groups a high quality flooring that is also a great option for temporary theatrical layouts. 

No matter what type of dance will be performed, the Adagio touring marley floor has the desired properties for tap, ballet, modern, Irish, and jazz. 

To make this professional quality dance floor easy to move, it is thinner and weighs less than the standard Rosco Adagio dance studio flooring.

Even with the thinner design, dancers can use any types of dance shoes on it safely as well as bare feet.

It’s non-glare surface takes out the sting of harsh stage lighting, making performances more enjoyable for audience members. 

Adagio portable dancing floors install quickly and easily over any flat surface. When installed over concrete, an underlayment of foam or rubber is recommended to provide just a bit of cushioning for dancers.

Before laying out the floor, allow the vinyl material to adjust to both the humidity and temperature of the space. Be sure to examine the sub-floor closely for protrusions or foreign objects on the sub-floor and remove them to avoid damaging your marley.

Once the seams are lined up straight, use vinyl tape to connect them together. Vinyl dance floor tape is easy to remove later. 

Outdoor Floors

Portable Outdoor Floors with non-slip surface
Portable Outdoor Floors

Outdoor Flooring can be designed for temporary installations in tent floors or outside over grass, dirt or gravel for event flooring. Greatmats portable outdoor tiles fit just that need. Installation is fast and easy. Simply snap the outdoor floor tiles together for a firm yet contouring surface. The interlocking tiles are designed to adjust to the landscape for outside installations as portable outdoor flooring over grass, asphalt, dirt, concrete or gravel. 

The polypropylene plastic material stands up to any kind of weather. This temporary event flooring allows rainwater to drain through the small surface holes to the ground with affecting the integrity or strength of the flooring. 

Outdoor Floor Tiles with slightly raised base and non slip surface.
Outdoor Floor Tiles

The base of the portable flooring is slightly raised off the ground. This allows air to flow underneath the tiles, making the overall area safer for people to walk on in poor weather. 

The top surface of the tiles has an anti-slip texture as well.

This plastic outdoor flooring is tough enough to stand up to many different uses outdoors including walkways and tent flooring in commercial settings. Our 12-by-12-inch temporary portable flooring will hold its shape when placed under heavy weight. 

It also makes a great portable outdoor dance floor.