Greatmats artificial turf for physical therapy

PT Artificial Grass Turf Roll

Physical Therapy Artificial Turf

Greatmats artificial turf for physical therapyPT Artificial Grass Turf Roll 12 Ft wide per LF is a high performance turf formulated to be the best surface for physical therapy, stretching, exercise and floor work. The blend of nylon and polyethylene is a 50/50 combination, which creates the softness of the new generation rubber filled turf. This also makes this a better surface for use with exercise and stability balls. It is an excellent turf for sleds and performance agility applications.

Physical therapy is often painful but with PT Turf, there is a higher level of comfort and support than with your standard flooring surface. Therapists and patients alike experience less pain and discomfort in their feet and joints with the added support and cushioning of this physical therapy flooring.

Greatmats pt physical therapy turf bluePT Turf delivers excellent shock resistance, high durability and superior mechanical strength unlike carpet or other flooring types. Our yarns are some of the toughest in the business and are regularly tested for strength and durability.

Use PT Turf for balance and fall prevention. Older adults have higher fall rates; PT Turf will help cushion the fall. The enhanced uniformity of the physical therapy turf eliminates tripping hazards for improved performance for the patient. This artificial turf is ADA compliant. It is wheelchair and walker accessible. Greatmats physical therapy turf has a shock absorbing 5 mm foam cushion underlayment.

artificial-pt-turf-therapyThe construction of PT Turf is conducive to an active atmosphere. Typical therapy is performed in a large room fill with patients and doctors, requiring a surface that will help absorb the activity and sound. With PT Turf, you are able to take the edge off of the conversations and noise created by equipment.

PT Turf is available in a navy blue color. It has a 3/4 inch pile height. This artificial grass is available in custom cut length rolls that are 12 feet wide.

For other turf options, visit our Artificial Turf product page.

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Max Tile Raised Floor Tile

The Max Tile raised floor tile is a commercial-grade modular tile suitable for many applications. From portable dance floors to basement flooring to dance flooring, this multi-use tile is an excellent choice for countless projects.

Product Features
– 12×12 inch tile size
– .03 mm thick vinyl laminate commercial wear layer
– UV protective coating
– Durable polypropylene base tray
– Unique tile connector system for repeated installations and removals
– 5-year product warranty

These raised floor tiles are designed with excellent performance and durability in mind. This modular flooring is commercial-grade and is equipped with a low maintenance, high quality 3 mm thick vinyl laminate top surface. The surface comes in 8 designer textures, including wood grain, slate, and white, for a beautiful finish, and is designed so that the flooring looks great, year after year. The vinyl top includes a UV protective coating and is also scratch and wear resistant. These tiles will never need refinishing, minimizing the maintenance and creating a long-lasting surface.

These modular floor tiles are an excellent choice if you’re looking for durability. When used in a residence, this modular flooring’s wear layer is rated for 15 years. When used in commercial applications, the wear layer thickness is rated for 7 years. Additionally, the tiles come with a 5-year warranty so you can buy with confidence.
The base tray, made of durable polypropylene, is designed for repeated installations without degrading the tile connectors. The unique tile connector system is portable, strong, and stable, so you can use the floor temporarily and then pack it up again when you’re done. This is an ideal feature for temporary dance floors or other flooring that you may need to move and transport, but these tiles are also durable enough for permanent installation, too.

One of the major benefits of Max Tiles is that they make great raised floor tiles for basement use. These tiles allow both air and water to circulate beneath them, which can help to speed drying and avoid mold and mildew growth. These non-absorbent tiles are ideal for situations where water may be present, such as if your basement leaks after heavy rain.



With its durability, versatility, and excellent quality, this tile is one of the most popular modular flooring options on the market.

Uses for Max Tile Raised Floor Tiles 
Max Tile is a versatile raised floor tile suitable for countless uses. Consider Max Tile for the following potential applications:
– Basement flooring
– Portable dance flooring
– Court flooring
– Multi-use space flooring
– Aerobic & exercise flooring
– Bedroom, dining room, or living room flooring
– Trade shows
– Showroom floors

These raised modular tiles are versatile and durable enough to bring any number of projects to life:


Raised Floor Tiles for Basements
These modular floor tiles can help you to quickly transform your basement into an attractive, usable space. The tiles create a beautiful finish suitable for a living space, a workspace, or even a multi-purpose area.

Max Tile raised basement flooring tiles are ideal for use in areas where you need some air circulation beneath the floors. If your basement leaks or tends to hold moisture, these tiles can help to prevent the buildup of mildew and mold which can occur with other, more solid flooring types. These raised floor tiles for basements allow both air and water to circulate beneath them, rather than trapping moisture. Circulation promotes drying and a healthier environment.


When installing these modular tiles for athletic courts or on concrete floors, we recommend using a 2 to 6 mm rubber underlayment to provide shock absorption, increase comfort and muffle sound. The use of rubber underlayment for home installations over concrete may reduce the potential for clicking noise from the tiles touching the concrete floor. Home underlayment options feature the 2mm EZ Floor or 3 mm rubber underlayment. If you are installing tiles in an area where leaks may occur, then do not use an underlayment.

Dance Floor Tiles
This modular tile is a popular option for dance floors, both temporary and permanent. Because these tiles can be assembled and removed, you can create a portable, temporary dance floor for events, performances, and more. These tiles may be installed over carpeting, however, Greatmats does not guarantee that these tiles are suitable for installation over carpeting, as all carpet is different.

Alternatively, you can economically create a dance floor in the comfort of your own home.

These tiles are finished with a low maintenance, high quality 3mm thick vinyl laminate top. This highly durable surface is scratch and wear resistant, and even includes a UV protective coating. These tiles won’t need refinishing and despite hours of practice, they’ll still look great.


Court and Athletic Flooring
Create a professional looking athletic court with these modular tiles. The selection of wood finishes contributes to a beautiful, eye-catching finish suitable for indoor basketball courts, gym floors and more. This non-absorbent tile can even be painted with court lines.

The durable vinyl laminate top provides plenty of protection against scratching and wear so your new court will continue to look great despite rigorous use.

Additionally, you won’t have to worry about the costly investment of repeatedly refinishing the floor.

Because these tiles lock together tightly, they’ll hold together and will not separate like other flooring tiles tend to do.


General Room Flooring
Raised floor tiles make an attractive flooring for rooms both within your home and in public venues. Homeowners have used these tiles to floor bedrooms, living rooms, offices and more. These tiles have also been used to floor church halls, community spaces, public offices and other commercial spaces.

Because the tiles are waterproof and allow water and air to flow and beneath them, they’re ideal for bathrooms or kitchens, where frequent spills may happen. They create beautiful, professional floors for other spaces, like dens, bedrooms or hallways. With the available ramped edge pieces, you can create a clean, finished edge if you don’t want to do a wall-to-wall installation. And because installing these tiles is easy, you can floor your rooms yourself without having to bring in a professional.

These tiles are durable enough to withstand the weight of furniture, and their vinyl top is UV and scratch resistant, so you can confidently install them even in high-traffic areas of your home.

Aerobic & Exercise Flooring
These raised floor tiles can also serve as aerobic and exercise flooring. They’re easy to install and remove, so you can use them as either temporary or permanent flooring in your home. Because these tiles have a durable vinyl protective coating, they can easily withstand repeated use and will still look great.

When installing these floors for an aerobic or exercise use, we recommend that you add a 3 to 6mm rubber underlayment. This underlayment will add cushion and shock absorption properties for a more comfortable workout.

You can rest assured that these tiles tightly interlock, so they will not separate or start to pull apart no matter how hard your workout session.


What are the benefits?
– 12×12 inch tile size is easy to handle and makes for a smooth installation
– 8 different finishes allow you to choose the exact appearance that you want
– Durable top commercial grade vinyl surface keeps this tile looking great for years
– Removable design allows for repeated installation and temporary use
– Tile design allows water and air to flow underneath, helping to prevent mold and mildew growth
– Tight fitting tiles stay secure; there’s no worrying about tiles pulling apart or gapping
– Optional ramped border edging creates a clean, finished edge
– Tile can be cut to fit for wall to wall installations

Installation
These raised floor tiles are a great option for a DIY project. They easily interlock together with no tools or glue required. To connect the tiles, place them on a hard surface. Then align the tiles with the nubs on top of the loops, and step on the tiles with your foot to lock them together. It’s easy, fast, and simple, and a single person can easily floor a room.

When assembling the tiles for a sport or court floor, we recommend using a 3mm to 6mm low-density rubber underlayment for additional cushion, comfort, noise and shock absorption. Avoid using an underlayment in areas where leaks or moisture may occur, like in basements.

Once assembled, these floor tiles make for a tight-fitting, secure floor surface. If using them for temporary purposes, you can disassemble the tiles and store them until you need them again.

Choosing the best home gym flooring

Because I work for a specialty flooring store, I am often asked which flooring is best for a home gym.  The answer depends on a few variables and I usually reply with a few questions of my own:

What will the home gym be used for primarily?  If you’re looking for a tough material to protect your concrete or hardwoods from being damaged by free weights or heavy exercise equipment, you may want to look at rubber.  Rubber is the traditional flooring for both home and commercial gyms and it is an economical solution for keeping your floors, as well as your equipment, protected.

However…

Rubber flooring is heavy.  By heavy, I mean REALLY heavy.  A square foot of 3/8″ rolled rubber weighs 2.3 lbs.  (8mm is slightly less)  That means to cover a 10×10 foot area, you’re dealing with a 230 lb roll of rubber.  “Well,” you say, “that’s not so bad.  A buddy and I could roll that baby out no problem.”  And maybe you’re right.  But here’s something else to consider:  the rolls show up at your front door on the back of a semi-truck.  If you get a liftgate included in your shipping costs (something to consider) they will lower the roll of rubber to the ground and drive away leaving you to wrestle it into your workout area.  If you don’t get a liftgate, you will have to pull that baby off the truck yourself and that’s a serious endeavor.

Another option is interlocking rubber tiles.  These come in various sizes (typically 2×2 foot or 3×3 foot) and can be installed without adhesive of any kind.  Depending on the type you buy, you can find them at a reasonable price, although generally more expensive than rolled, and they are much easier to handle.  Also, the fact that they require no glue makes it easy for you to bring them with you if you decide to move.

 However….

RUBBER IS NOT WATERPROOF.  Many people are under the impression that rubber is like plastic.  That it can be submerged indefinitely in a flooded basement and come out unscathed.  This is simply not the case.  The porous materials of most rubber flooring will absorb water and hold it.  Over time, this will break the rubber flooring down to such a degree that the floor is rendered all but useless.

If you are considering putting your home gym in a basement that gets mildly damp on occasion, this will probably not be an issue for you and rubber flooring may be your best bet.  If you’re considering putting your home gym in a wet basement that floods from time to time, you may be better served with a waterproof option  such as plastic, modular floor tiles that allow airflow beneath the tiles for a quicker dry.

Do you plan to do aerobic activities in your home gym area?  Zumba, P90x, or Insanity?  If so, you probably don’t want rubber.  Rubber is quite hard and provides little to no fatigue-relief.  If you’re looking for a flooring type to keep your teeth from chattering every time you jump up and down, you need something else.  I typically suggest foam.

Foam flooring is available in various densities and thicknesses.  The play mats that kids play cars on and the MMA mats that fighters throw one another around on are not the same.  Determining which type of foam product is best for your needs depends on what specifically you’ll be using it for.

Unlike rubber, foam is waterproof and can be submerged indefinitely without the foam taking in water and damaging the foam itself.  It provides great shock absorption, requires no glues for installation, and it’s lightweight.  It can be easily installed wall-to-wall because all you need to cut the interlocking tiles to fit is a straight edge and a utility knife.  It doesn’t get much easier than that.  However, under some equipment, foam will indent and stay indented for the life of the product.  If you can live with that, foam is generally your best bet.  It is inexpensive and, because it is so lightweight, is typically fairly cheap to ship.

Hopefully, this gives you some insight into what you’re looking for.  The easiest and fastest way to get your specific questions answered is to call one of our customer service reps and have a conversation.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

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*

Aerobic Dance Floor

Aerobic Dance Floor interlocking tiles are specifically designed for regular, daily, repetitive usage in commercial athletic facilities.  This aerobic flooring is also excellent for Zumba, Jazzercise, and other types of aggressive workouts.  These tiles feature a rugged surface texture that will withstand the most punishing commercial aerobic applications.

These tiles provide a high quality of commercial-grade surface durability.  This flooring consists of high density EVA foam material combined with rubber content.  This material compound creates a very durable surface texture that is lightweight and durable.  The commercial-grade surface texture is designed to last for many years of commercial use with athletic footwear.
Assembling this aerobic flooring is simple.  These interlocking foam tiles lock together tightly and with ease.  Put your floor together like a giant puzzle.  Edges are easily cut with a straightedge and utility knife for perfect wall-to-wall installation every time.  Once interlocked, the tiles will stay in place and lay flat.  You will not have to worry about your floor “rolling” or shifting around.  Because no adhesive is required for installation, these tiles are a fantastic choice for temporary or non-permanent installations such as a leased studio.   Your exercise floor can be easily installed or uninstalled and transported.
Each Aerobics Dance Floor tile is 40×40 inches in size.  This creates fewer seams in your floor than floors created from smaller 2×2 ft tiles. The 3/8 inch thickness provides all the support and cushion you need for aerobics, step, and dance.  This is true even when this foam flooring is placed directly over a hard floor such as concrete.  You will find this sports flooring provides all the anti-fatigue cushion you need for your customers
Choose between a wood grain look or marble appearance to compliment your exercise studio. 
Contact Greatmats at http://www.greatmats.com – 877-822-6622.