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.
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Customer Review-MaxTiles

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Teresa H. has installed our MaxTile modular tiles as the flooring for their commercial gym facility. 

“We wanted a floor covering for a 1st floor cement slab,” she says.  “We laid down 3/8” rubber underlayment underneath.”

MaxTile is a wonderful all-around modular floor tile.  Its durability makes it one of our most popular and best-selling products.  The wood or stone-look vinyl top gives your floor a high-end appearance while still providing durability and toughness at a reasonable price point.  It is rugged enough for commercial applications like Teresa’s and waterproof so it can be used in a variety of different rooms like basements.  Many people even use the MaxTile as a portable dance floor. MaxTiles are made in the USA.

“We installed the floor in a few hours,” Teresa says.  “Rolled out a strip of underlayment, then snapped in a row of tiles and repeated the process across the floor.  Two rows of tiles had to be cut to fit around doors.  Cutting was easy with our table saw.”
Installing the MaxTile floor is simple.  You just lay the pieces together and snap them in place.  You need no glue so you can pull the floor up whenever you want and lay it down later.  The connection tabs are designed tough enough for repeated assemblies and disassemblies.

Teresa seems happy with the product.  We’ll let her tell you:
“Love this product.  Easy to install and tough.  I do slamball exercises with heavy medicine balls and drop dumbbells, and not a dent.  Even if one needed to be replaced, the snap in style of the tile will make it pretty easy to do.  We’ll be ordering more to fill out the office and closet when they’re finished.”

MaxTiles can be laid over any hard, flat surface and can even lay directly on concrete.  For applications like Teresa’s, we strongly suggest a rubber underlayment like she used.  This will provide an extra layer of cushion between the floor and the surface of the tiles.  It also helps with sound dampening.  These vinyl tiles come with a ten year residential warranty.

“We have already recommended it, “Teresa says.  “Including to several contractors who are doing some additional remodeling for us and had never seen the product before.”

Thank you, Teresa.  We’re sure you’ll be enjoying MaxTiles for years to come.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

EZ Snap Max Tile


Thinking about remodeling the basement?  Tired of those cold, hard concrete floors?  Install the EZ Snap Max Floor Tiles in your basement with no tools or adhesives required.  It’s quick, simple, inexpensive, and looks fantastic.  This modular tile for basement floors features a 20-YEAR commercial quality, vinyl laminate surface complete with UV protective coating.

This flooring is simply the best waterproof, vinyl laminate interlocking modular floor tile on the market.  And we sell it at unbeatable prices.  Choose a warm and comfortable wood grain pattern or our popular slate look to match your basement design and bring your basement floor to life. This flooring for basement option features a very tight fitting modular EZ Snap basement floor tile that easily interlocks together and is designed for repeated installations.
The EZ Snap MAX tile takes modular vinyl floor tiles to the highest level of quality and durability. Our commercial grade luxury vinyl tile is a full 3 mm thick, and boasts a 15 YEAR wear layer.  The durable polypropylene base tray has been technically engineered for portability and stability that allows for easy DIY installation.  Add a 3 mm rubber underlayment to your floor for additional cushion, quiet, and comfort.
Easily assemble and disassemble this tile as many times as needed.  It is perfect for residential basement floors, athletic sports facilities, or multi-purpose spaces such as church main halls. The surface texture of these vinyl tiles features a scratch resistance designed for heavy traffic that allows for tables and chairs during the day and a full-on basketball game or aerobics class at night.
This innovative raised floor tile system offers versatility for all types of residential and sports flooring installations including basketball courts, gym floors, Jazzercise and aerobics floors, portable dance floors and residential basement flooring.
We recommend a 2 or 3.2 mm Rubber Underlayment between the hard floor and the EZ Snap MAX Tile for added cushioning and quiet, (required for all sporting installations).
Tray colors will match most of our wood grain designs for improved seamless aesthetic appearance in your sports or athletic facility. The commercial grade 3 mm thick luxury vinyl is available in many pleasing wood grain designs.
We have technically engineered this modular snap togethertile better than the competition for repeated assembly and disassembly with no lose in tile tightness when reassembled. EZ Snap MAX Tile can be installed for permanent applications as well.
15 year wear layer surface and a 10 year limited life warranty included.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.