Martial Arts Karate Mat Premium 1 Inch

Professional Karate Puzzle Mats

Greatmats Karate Puzzle Mats Premium 1 Inch infographicOur 1-inch thick Martial Arts Karate Mats Premium are designed for Karate and Taekwondo. These interlocking karate mats are firm, high density polyethylene (PE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) foam tiles with a smooth leather surface finish specifically designed for barefoot and soft shoe foot work and striking moves.

Choose Greatmats 1 inch Karate mat when you are looking for a quality flooring surface for your dojo. The EVA material of each 40×40 inch mat carries with it a Shore C 50 density and non-absorbent qualities. It is kid safe, and due to the interlocking design, requires no special adhesives for installation. Each tile comes with four border strips, giving you endless options for corner, wall-to-wall or island installation.

Greatmats 1 inch thick foam mats karate mats martial arts puzzle matsUsed in hundreds of studios nationwide for more than 10 years, this mat has withstood the test of time. Greatmats 1-year warranty will stand behind any manufacturer defects. You can be confident in the longevity of this 1 inch thick interlocking Karate, Taekwondo and Kung Fu mat. This product is guaranteed for bare feet and soft shoes only.

High-density mats are specifically designed for Karate and Taekwondo floors. Our 1-inch mats are manufactured to meet strict design specs. These foam mats have been a favorite for trainers and teachers globally for more than a decade.

Each 1-inch thick mat has a coverage area of 10.76 square feet and each one weighs 8 pounds.

Greatmats foam mat karate matsThe reversible Karate floor mats come in three multi-color options: black/gray, red/blue and wooden/black.

Color tone variations can and will most likely occur within the same batch of mats. Even mats that are made at the factory within minutes of each other can vary in color. This is common with all interlocking EVA foam mats.

Customers have also found success with these mats for jazzercise and yoga studios.

 

Tile Size

  • Side to side with border strips attached 41 x 41 inches
  • Outside to outside of interlocking tabs 40.25 x 40.25 inches
  • Outside to inside of interlocking tabs 39.375 x 39.375 inches
  • Coverage area of 10.76 square feet
  • Measurements may fluctuate if tiles are heated and expand

Installation

Greatmats Karate flooring in karate studio martial arts matsYou can install the tiles over any hard floor surface. Installation over carpeting is not recommended though, as the tiles could slip. Because of the interlocking design, our karate mats require no special adhesives for installation.

Use the included border strips to create an island installation or to create a finished edge. For a wall-to-wall installation, your mats may need to be cut to fit. If your Karate mats need to be cut to fit, simply use a straight edge and a sharp utility knife to customize the interlocking tiles for your space.

Allow an approximately 1/2-inch gap around the perimeter of your room during installation to allow for mat expansion which can occur with fluctuations in heat and humidity. Keep direct sunlight off the mats if possible as this can heat them up and cause expansion.

Maintenance

Be sure to clean your mats regularly with a vacuum (after testing the vacuum on the tiles to make sure it does not damage your martial arts flooring). Use a damp mop with basic household soap and hot water as needed. Spot clean using a scrubby and a sponge. A walk behind auto cleaning machine is recommended for cleaning this karate flooring in large commercial areas.

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Plyometric Rubber Flooring Roll

Plyometric Rubber Roll 3/8 inch

Greatmats Plyometric Rubber Flooring Roll 3/8 Inch exercise floorSpecialized plyometric rubber flooring 3/8 inch provides cushioned resilience that absorbs impact to reduce leg injuries. This plyometrics mat is perfect for running, bounding, jumping, and dance studio subfloors. Plyometric rubber rolls are easy to roll out over any surface to create a versatile all-purpose exercise flooring.

Plyometric rubber flooring is often used for HIIT, insanity, and P90X workouts. This rubber flooring is also an excellent option as an economical athletic flooring underlayment for sports and dance studio subfloors underneath marley dance floors.

This highly shock absorbent plyometric rubber flooring roll is perfect for use for beginning jumpers, or intense aerobics and advanced plyometrics. Our five-year warranty tells you how confident we are in its unmatched durability. This plyometric mat will stand up to the explosive repetitions performed in this rigorous athletic workout.

Greatmats plyometric HIIT rubber matsEasy to cut and easy to install, you can order just as much as you need, 30 linear feet or more per roll. Tape or glue down installation is recommended, except when used as an underlayment for dance floors and other athletic floors.

Our plyometric flooring rubber roll is easy to maintain. Simply vacuum as needed and damp mop occasionally with a neutral pH cleaner such as Taski Profi. The slightly porous structure of plyometric flooring rubber roll that gives it resiliency requires more drying time than standard rubber flooring.

Greatmats plyometric rubber mats are also available in 8-mm or 1/2-inch thickness.

For more information, visit our rubber flooring page.

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Foam Tile 12mm 1×1 Meter

 

Greatmats 1x1 meter interlocking puzzle Foam Mats 12mm black1×1 Meter Foam Tiles are an economical solution for a softer safer flooring. The foam tiles are 12 millimeters thick. These tiles are great for large scale commercial installations. These foam tile mats are easy to install with the universal interlocking edges. 4 border strips per tile are included.

1×1 Meter Foam Puzzle Tiles are made with a high quality EVA foam material offering softness, flexibility, and shock absorption. The EVA foam material is a closed cell construction, making this foam tile waterproof and tough.

Only weighing 2.7 pounds per tile, these foam tiles are lightweight and portable. These tiles can be removed easily with the interlocking design.

Use these tiles for exercise, aerobics, fitness, or as underlayment for rubber flooring for dog agility or training.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center – Aerobic Fitness and Dance Floor

Seniors Stay in Motion at Eau Claire Senior Center

Max Tile Aerobic and Dance Flooring at L.E. Phillips Senior Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

By Brett Hart

LE Phillips Senior Center close up Greatmats Max Tile Aerobic Dance FloorWhat better way is there to maintain or regain your youthful vigor than to keep your body moving? The folks at L.E. Phillips Senior Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, have fully adopted that philosophy. Among the numerous activities for its more than 2,000 members ages ”50 and better,” are approximately a dozen fitness classes which take place on Walnut patterned Max Tile Raised Floor Tiles. The not-for-profit senior center, now in its 18th year at its current location on Bellinger Street, purchased the vinyl wood laminate flooring tiles from Milltown, Wisconsin-based specialty flooring company Greatmats in December of 2010. Four and a half years later, Executive Director Mary Pica-Anderson is still thrilled with the decision.

Greatmats Max Tile Aerobic Dance Floor at LE Phillips Senior Center”The floor was easy to put together,” Mary said. ”My husband and I did it. It cleans exceptionally well and has held up to all kinds of usage (five classes per day plus large group lectures as needed) and still looks great!”

Underneath the modular, interlocking raised tiles is a 3mm rubber floor underlayment, also acquired from Greatmats. The rubber underlayment adds much-needed cushion and sound buffering qualities, that make it a perfect multipurpose fit for the center.

Greatmats Max Tile Jazzercise Dance Floor at LE Phillips Senior CenterAmong the fitness classes offered at L.E. Phillips Senior Center are Chair Yoga, Circuit Training, Jazzercise, Pilates, Reflexology, Walking, Strength Training and Tai Chi. Through quality programs and flooring, this Wisconsin facility is set to meet the needs of its community for years to come.

 

LE Phillips Senior Center Aerobics Class using Greatmats Max Tile Aerobic Dance Floor

Mary Pica-Anderson
L.E. Phillips Senior Center
Eau Claire WI 54703
For more on this topic please review our Aerobic Mats and Flooring product page.

2015 National Aerobics Instructor of the Year Award finalists named

National Aerobics Finalists

Greatmats 2015 Aerobics Instructor of the Year National Finalists Lilyan Wright, Patricia Matthews, Jeannette Rachel and Michelle Flaherty.

Aerobics instructors from all walks of life make up the Final Four contestants in the inaugural year of Greatmats’ National Aerobics Instructor of the Year Contest. These top-quality instructors were nominated by their students and peers for not only their skills in aerobic fitness, but the impact they have had on the lives of those around them through their commitment to integrity, service and quality. The top four nominees hale from the states of New Hampshire, Arizona, Minnesota and Wisconsin and have served to inspire their students and community.

Your 2015 National Aerobics Instructor of the Year finalists are:

(Name, Studio or Instruction Facility, City, State)

Lilyan Wright, Newport Recreation Department, Newport, New Hampshire

Patricia Matthews, Lighthouse YMCA/Tucson Jewish Community Center, Tucson, Arizona

Jeannette Rachle, Owatonna Fitness Center, Owatonna, Minnesota

Michelle Flaherty, Unity Schools, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

Voting will take place on Greatmats’ facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Greatmats/) Nov. 16-30, 2015 and the winner will be announced Jan. 4, 2016. The Aerobics Instructor of the Year Contest is one of four simultaneous contests honoring instructors and trainers from various industries for their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of their students, clients and community. Greatmats congratulates and thanks these instructors for their service and positive influence in the aerobics industry and their community as a whole.

Greatmats is a national aerobic and specialty flooring industry leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats has earned an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and 9.5 TrustPilot rating through its Golden Rule customer service practices. Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources. View all of Greatmats’ aerobic flooring options at http://www.greatmats.com/aerobic-mats.php.

Greatmats to host first Aerobics Instructor of the Year Contest

National Aerobics Instructor of the Year

Recognizing excellence in aerobics instruction, leadership and betterment in quality of life and communities.

Greatmats, a national aerobics flooring industry leader, is hosting its first every Aerobics Instructor of the Year Contest in 2015. The award is to recognize aerobics instructors who have made a difference in the lives of their students and community through service, integrity and quality Рthree virtues very important to Greatmats. Nominations for this award are being accepted until Nov. 1, 2015. To find out more information about the contest and/or to nominate an aerobics instructor, visit http://www.greatmats.com/gmats-aerobics-instructor-contest.php.

Customer Review-Stay Lock Bump Top Tiles

They say to make money you have to spend money.  Patty W. is living proof that this philosophy can work.  Patty runs a business from her home teaching exercise and needed a good flooring for her workouts classes.

“I use the tiles for a workout floor,” Patty says.  “We do a lot of cardio and it helps my clients who have issues with their joints.  My workouts can be very intense and the flooring supports my workout routines.”

Stay Lock Bump Top Tiles are a relatively new product for us here at Greatmats and we couldn’t be happier with them.  Manufactured in the USA, these tiles are a soft PVC that offers impact cushion and fatigue relief while maintaining rugged durability.   This exercise flooring is perfect for industrial, ergonomic applications as well.  Perfect for aerobic activity, Stay Lock features a unique connection system that holds the floor tiles together tightly and keeps them flat even over concrete or carpeting. 

Patty bought her tiles over time adding them as she went until her room was complete.  “I installed the floor as I purchased the tiles and it may have taken less than two hours total to install.  It wasn’t difficult at all.  The only challenge I had was my fingers got a little tired after a while so I used a small hammer to help press down.”  (We recommend a rubber mallet but, hey, whatever works!)  “Overall, it was a breeze.”

Stay Lock tiles need no underlayment to provide a soft, comfortable workout flooring.  This is a plus because it saves time and money.  The tiles can be easily cut to work around obstructions or uniquely shaped rooms.  The tiles require no adhesives so, not only are they simple to install, they can be taken up and brought with you should you decide to relocate.  The typical lifespan of this type of flooring is twenty years.

So, Patty, would  you buy this product again?

“Not only am I pleased, but so are the members of my class.  I will be buying additional flooring in the near future to cover the entire area and I would recommend this flooring…My original flooring was not doing what I needed it to and it made it very difficult for everyone.  So I had to find a solution and the lockable flooring did the trick and increased my business.

Would you recommend Greatmats to your friends?

“I would recommend Greatmats to anyone!”

Thank you, Patty.  We know that you’ll be happy with your workout flooring for years to come.  It is also nice to know that, if something unexpected happens and a tile or two become damaged, you can pop them out and replace them without having to replace the entire floor.  Decades from now, when your exercise floor has reached it’s end, it can be reground and made into new tiles!

*Cue Elton John’s “Circle of Life” here*