Customer Review-Patio Aqua Tiles


Spring is finally here and summer is right around the corner.  Tommy H. is preparing to enjoy his pool area to the fullest by using our Aqua Tiles for his pool surround.  He’s also installing around a screened in patio and hot tub.

Aqua tile is a PVC product made specifically for wet area flooring.  Its perforated design allows for easy water drainage so puddles are not an issue.  This soft material also feels much more comfortable on bare feet than concrete or some other pool surround materials. 

Installation of Aqua tiles is a snap.  Literally.  Just snap the tiles to each other.  You need no messy adhesives.  When you reach the edge of the pool, these plastic tiles can easily be cut to fit with a utility knife.  Tommy used a pruning shears!

“I installed myself on weekends and at night,” he says.  “The biggest challenge was to cut around the kidney shaped pool.”

“Down in south Louisiana (where Tommy lives) the ground always subsides and cracks in the concrete are common.”  Aqua tiles are a great solution for this.  Available in four colors, green, blue, terracotta, and gray, they match almost any pool décor.

Aqua patio tiles are also slip resistant.  This is important for areas around pools because kids, whether we like it or not, are apt to run around.  It’s far safer to fall on these soft tiles than it is on concrete. 
Designed for common foot traffic, they can also withstand outdoor tables and chairs.  They are manufactured with UV stabilizers in the product mix.  This gives them better resistance to sunlight and keeps them from fading as quickly as some other pool surround products on the market.
Although designed for outdoor use, they can also be used in a variety of wet areas including basement showers or in spa areas.
We asked Tommy if he’d recommend Greatmats to his friends.

“Of course.  I have shown the results thus far to many residents in the Houma area.”

Thank you, Tommy, for your review.  We encourage everyone who has purchased our products to please send in a photo and let us know what you think.  We are determined to provide the best products and the best customer service possible.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

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Gym Floor Covers

Gymnasium flooring is an expensive investment.   Most floors cost tens of thousands of dollars.  To protect your investment, gym floors should be cleaned and resurfaced on a regular basis.  However, many schools simply don’t have the budget to maintain their floors and the wood is neglected and abused for years.  The effects of this begin to manifest themselves in a faded gym floor with dull lines and scratched, rough looking surface.  Left long enough, a hardwood floor will begin to warp and buckle rendering it ineffective and unattractive.

Here’s something else you probably already know: Because so many activities take place in gymnasiums, chances are yours isn’t used only for sporting events.  Homecoming dances, proms, pep rallies, and other school functions often take place in the gym.  Not to mention all the outside events that are not sponsored by the school like local church services or bake sales.  These events place different, often more damaging, stresses on your floor.    People wear different shoes.  There are more people on the floor.  Oftentimes, there is food and drink spilled on the gym floor.  None of these things are particularly good for your hardwood finish and all of them contribute to decreasing the life of your flooring.
Gym floor covers from Greatmats are an excellent solution for this issue.  They available in two different styles.


We offer ten-foot, vinyl, sheet-rolled gym flooring that quickly and easily rolls out to protect your floor.  For an average gym size, two people should easily be able to install this cover in thirty minutes.  Various vinyl thicknesses are available and the thickness you choose for your particular installation should depend on the number of times you will be using your cover.  (See product page for more information.)   Fifteen different colors are available so you should have no trouble finding the color that reflects your school spirit.  Racks can be easily closeted or tucked away making them convenient and not intrusive.   Cleaning them requires only a quick mopping.

Carpet tile gym floor covering is also available.  These American-made1x2 meter tiles are easy to install and store as well.   Unlike vinyl, the carpet will not tear or bunch even under the most strenuous situations.  Carpet top gym floor tiles are non-slip and provide excellent traction.  Carts are available for tile storage so you can wheel them where you need them rather than carrying them from one end of the gym to the other to install and break down your protective floor cover.  To clean them, just vacuum the tiles and you’re done.  It’s that simple.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622

Tap Dance Floor Arabesque

An excellent and economical, Tap Dance Floor Arabesque is a great option for your studio dance floor.  This product is a great surface for almost all dance types that utilize hard shoes including tap and ballroom styles.  For soft shoe dancers, the slip resistance is akin to a traditional hardwood floor.  This floor is also excellent for barefoot dance.  If your studio focuses primarily on ballet, you may enjoy this fast surface.  However, if you decide it is too fast, we would recommend another of our dance floors. We strongly recommend that you request a free sample for testing purposes.  We are happy to send out 4 to 5 ft lengths free of charge.
Tap Dance Floor Arabesque is available in three attractive marbled colors: Black, Gray and Tan. The marbled finish, besides adding a note of elegance, provides the practical advantage of helping to hide scuff marks.  Tap shoes with aluminum taps will leave black oxidation marks on vinyl flooring material.  This is more noticeable with gray flooring. For this reason, we do not recommend gray flooring when using this floor for tap dancing. Tap shoes with steel taps will not leave black marks.  However, all tap shoes will leave some non-color markings on the floor.
Although it is inexpensive, this remarkable floor does not compromise on quality. Because it’s a heavy duty homogenous vinyl, Tap Dance Floor Arabesque is ideal for permanent installations. It is, on a cost-per-square-foot basis, Rosco’s most affordable floor, so it’s a good choice for such semi-permanent locations as studios in rented quarters. Rosco sells the floor both in rolls and in cut footage to exactly meet your studio size.
This is a very good dance floor for Multi-Purpose applications in classrooms and commercial settings that may have tables and chairs.  It’s also a good choice for such semi-permanent locations as studios in rented quarters.

Rosco sells the floor both in rolls and in cut footage to exactly meet your studio size.
Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Customer Review-1/2" Economy Foam Mats

“Very easy.  The hardest work was cleaning the floor before I put them down.”  -Jacqui D.

Today’s review comes to us from Jacqui who chose our 1/2” Economy Foam Puzzle Mats for her basement floor.  She was looking for a floor where she could practice agility at night or when the weather is bad.

“I was going to buy a 40 x 40” specially for agility.  The cost was more and the shipping was expensive.  There was free shipping on the 2×2 tiles and even though they are 1/4” thinner, they are fine for my home use.”

Economy foam mats are great for home users for a number of different reasons.  As Jacqui said, they are currently offered with free shipping.  Also, the smaller size makes them easier to install and move around.  They are shipped via UPS or FedEx Ground delivery.  Home users often find this is much more convenient than dealing with a large freight delivery.  Larger aerobics tiles are typically for larger rooms with more square footage requirements and commercial applications.

We asked Jacqui if she was happy with the product and she said, “yes, very happy.”

These foam mats are also a great flooring solution for other applications.  Use them as kid’s flooring in schools and pre-schools, for dog agility areas, in basements and garages, indoor sports and multipurpose rooms,  or even parachute staging areas.  They can lay directly on any hard surface, even concrete.

Economy foam mats are easy to clean and can be vacuumed and washed with soap and water.  They require no adhesive for installation but provide a tight feet.  This closed-cell EVA foam is waterproof and has no smell.  They will not absorb moisture or other liquids.

Determining how many tiles you need for your room is easy with our online floor planner.  Simply type in the dimensions of your room and the planner does the rest.  You can even order online.  If you run into trouble, we have a convenient chatline or a friendly customer service rep is a phone call away.
These foam mats come in blue, gray, and black.
If you find this particular foam mat is not perfect for your application or budget, please consider one of our other foam mats.  We offer a complete and comprehensive line of interlocking foam mats to our customers with some starting at $0.99 cents per square foot.  Other foam mat products come with free shipping.  If you have questions please chat with us online, send an email, or call our friendly customer service center to speak with one of our flooring experts about our foam mats.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Outdoor Play and Patio tiles

Transform your outdoor deck and patio space with deck tiles and outdoor rubber patio tiles from Greatmats. We offer an extensive line of rubber outdoor patio and rooftop and deck tiles that are easy to install and look great. Speak with one of our professional deck tile specialists for questions or free samples. Use our online Room Layout Designer to calculate the number of deck tiles or patio tiles you’ll need for your project.


 rooftop and deck tiles are a thick 2×2 foot rubber.  They are designed to weather outdoor use and will protect your deck, patio, or roof while also making a comfortable recreational area for you to lounge on.  Turn your deck or patio into a comfortable recreation area with our Outdoor Play and Patio rubber floor tiles.  This product is an indoor / outdoor tile which provides a skid resistant surface.  It provides anti-fatigue properties for a variety of activities.  These patio tiles are primarily used to soften an existing surface such as a hard play area, walkway, patio, or deck.  The edges will never curl up.

These one-inch rubber tiles provide a two foot-fall height rating.  This makes them great for play areas where toddlers and young children will be playing.  (For areas with playground equipment that is higher than two feet, please see our other playground surfacing tiles.)
Outdoor Play and Patio can be installed with adhesive or Outdoor Play and Patio can be held together using our three-inch connector pins.  Pins lock these rubber tilestogether and allows you to install them with no adhesives. Installing these tiles in this fashion will allow you to easily pack them up and bring them along if you relocate to a different area.  48×4 inch Ramps (beveled edge piece reducers) are also available for Outdoor Play and Patio.  These are designed to be used at the edges of your installation area to prevent tripping and provide a nice finished looking border.
Use Outdoor Play and Patio tiles in almost any area including: Playgrounds, Outdoor patios, Daycare facilities, Fitness centers, and Golf courses.  They are also great for walkways and outdoor restaurants.
These tiles are available in black and ten standard colors.  Six specialty colors are also available.  Each tile measures 2×2 feet and weighs 15.5 lbs.  Adhesive (see link) coverage is 80 square feet per gallon.  Six tile pins are needed per one-inch tile.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Customer Review-Interlocking Carpet Royal Tiles

“Super happy with the product.  I’d buy it again.”
-Eric B.  www.acrymax.com

If you’ve spent any time working at trade shows, you know how taxing it can be.  Standing around all day begins to take its toll on your back, your knees, hips, ankles…it’s not as easy as it looks.  People who have booths at trade shows on a regular basis learn quickly that two things are indispensable:  good shoes and good trade show flooring.

Eric used our interlocking carpet tiles for his trade show booth.  These tiles are an excellent product for trade show booths because they offer the most cushion available for products of this type.  They provide a thick, foam base with a nice carpeted top.  These tiles give you the cushion you need for long periods of standing while also making your booth look fantastic.

“We are required to carpet our booth at trade shows/expos we attend.  The carpet that you purchase through the convention center support has NO padding and standing for several days on a hard surface makes our trade show staff extremely uncomfortable and not on the top of their game.  Also, this carpet is now reusable for future shows, so we are being green by not having to get new carpet for each show from a convention center that is more than likely disposed of after a single use.”

Interlocking carpet tiles are convenient because they are lightweight.  This makes them easy to store and install.  Just piece them together like a giant puzzle and you’re done.  If you would like to do a wall-to-wall installation, you can simply cut the tile at the wall with a sharp utility knife.  These tiles are waterproof as well as stain-resistant and can be easily cleaned with a vacuum.  We also have trade show carts available so they can be stacked and rolled around conveniently and quickly.

These foam tiles are available in five great colors:  Blue, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Tan, and Charcoal.  Each tile measures two feet by two feet and they offer true coverage for a 10×10 or 20×20 trade show booth.  Border strips are also provided (two per tile) which allows you to make any mat a border, corner, or center.
Interlocking carpet tiles can be installed over any hard surface including ceramic tiles, wood, or even concrete.  “Installation went extremely smoothly,” Eric said.
These interlocking carpet tiles are a great choice for trade show booths, home basement floors, and any retail installation where a carpet top with anti-fatigue flooring is needed, such as pharmacies and behind retail counters. This interlocking carpet is commercial quality and designed to last for years in commercial applications.  They are durable enough to withstand high heels or tables and chairs.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Customer Review-Premium 5/8" foam mats

Here’s another great review, this time from Dannette M.  Dannette purchased our 5/8″ premium foam mat which is an excellent, and economical, foam floor option for a variety of applications.  Dannette used these foam mats as an office and workout floor.
“I live in a garden floor apartment in Brooklyn with a finished basement floor,” she says.  “I use the basement as my office and workout area (mostly for P90X and Insanity which can involve a lot of plyometric or jumping exercises.)  I was finding that my yoga mat was very confining when doing these workouts and I have knee problems, so I was looking for something to help reduce the impact on my knees and vie me a little elbow room.”
All of our interlocking foam mats are made with a high density EVA foam material that provides excellent cushion for various aerobic activities.  Easy to piece together, these tiles interlock with one another like a large puzzle.  This provides a stable flooring option that requires no adhesive for installation.  Dannette says, “the installation was extremely easy and the edge pieces fit nicely together.”
Foam mats are soft and warmer than hard surfaces.  They are also waterproof.  Available in 15 bright colors, they add fun and warmth to any room.  These mats come with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty and should last for ten years or more in a normal residential setting.  The 5/8” premium foam mats are our most popular product.

“It was nice to be able to mix and match the edge pieces to create a funky look.  Since the ceramic tiles on which I was installing the mats are pretty slippery, I ended up using carpet tape to keep the mat secure.  Peeling the double-sided tape apart was the hardest part of the whole project.”

These foam mats are so popular because of their versatility.  We find that a large variety of people enjoy these mats.  We sell them to both nurseries as playmates and to military bases for training exercises. 

5/8” Premium foam mats are convenient and easy to handle because they’re so lightweight.  This makes installation and breakdown remarkably easy.  For wall-to-wall installations, the tiles can be easily cut with a sharp utility knife.  When it’s time to relocate, simply stack them up and you’re on your way.

“I would definitely buy the product again,” Dannette told us.  “I love the “grown-up” colors and the ability to mix and match.  I love the thickness and the quality.”


“Shipping was quick.  Customer service has been very professional.”
Thank you, Dannette, for trusting Greatmats to help you find the perfect flooring solution for you.  We appreciate your business.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.