There are a number of floor underlayment products available on the market today and each product is designed for a specific purpose. So how do you know what underlayment is right for you? Here are 4 questions to ask yourself to help you best identify what underlayment product would be the right fit for you.
1. What is your purpose for the underlayment?
-Underlayment is used for a variety of reasons. Foam Underlay can be used to add cushion under carpet. Polyvinyl and plastic underlay can be used to provide a moisture barrier under hardwood flooring systems. Cork and rubber underlayment offer the best solution for dampening sound transmission between floor levels and cork simultaneously acts as an excellent insulator against temperature transmission. Recycled cotton and fiber underlayment products help to decrease sound transmission a little bit but also do an excellent job insulating against temperature transmission.
2. What kind of flooring are you going to install your underlayment under? Read more…
Traditionally, martial artists at home will perform their training drills in their basement, garage, or any other room large enough to handle a wide range of movements. In many of these rooms, a hardwood or concrete floor is present which is not the friendliest of flooring surfaces to practice on. To fix this problem, a soft and sometimes portable martial art mat or flooring surface can be used to create an at home martial arts environment. Professional schools that train in any of the mixed martial arts use a variety of flooring surfaces in their dojos and training facilities. In this article, we will take a look at the different types of mats used by the professionals for each kind of martial art and identify what the best options are for the homeowner who would like to do some training at home.
The most traditional type of mat, found in most Japanese homes as well as Japanese martial arts studios, is the tatami mat. While these mats aren’t very soft, due to the fact that they are only an inch thick and made of woven straw, it proves to be a good choice when training a more standing oriented martial art style. These mats also tend to be rather abrasive. Many dojos in Japan use this style of mat due to its distinctive look and feel however the traditional tatami mat is rarely used in the U.S. What is now used in its place is a foam tile that has the surface appearance of a tatami mat. These tiles absorb shocks from falls, insulate well, are easy to install, and completely water proof.
Wrestling or Folding Mats are more common in use of a grappling style of martial arts. This soft, easy to clean and easy to customize mat is made a layer of high-impact foam and is coated with a protective, non-stick vinyl. Generally, these types of mats are only good for styles such as wrestling, aikido, jiu jitsu, and judo. When practicing Judo on these mats, it is best to avoid too many slams to the ground. Due to the softness of the mats, you tend to feel the impact all the way to the floor. Also, the softness of the mat will give way to your feet and they will easily sink into the mats and make it harder to maneuver around, outside of basic movement. Minor injuries can occur easier if training in a kicking art on these mats. The most popular grappling mat solution that can be laid down when needed at home is the folding mat. These mats are expandable and can easily be velcroed or taped together to form larger training surfaces.
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Did you know that we have a photo of the month contest between all of our IncStores.com sites? Well we do, and if you win, you will be sent a $50 American Express gift card in the mail in appreciation of your time and effort in sending us a picture or two of your new flooring installation. To learn more about our photo of the month contest, please visit the following link:
And remember, this contest goes for all of our websites so no matter if you buy garage flooring from www.garageflooringinc.com, or some foam mats from www.foamtiles.com, or of course some rubber gym flooring from us here at www.rubberflooringinc.com, you will be entered into the contest with an equal chance to win. Thank you and good luck.
After months of hard work, we are finally unveiling a super top secret project we have been working on. We would like to welcome to the world our latest innovation, the Nitro Roll. So what makes these rolls so great that they deserve a post about them? Well let us tell you. These rolls are similar quality to the vinyl garage flooring rolls we have always carried however they have numerous other advantages. Here is a list of those advantages:
- Nitro Rolls will ship the same or next business day right from our facility here in Chandler, AZ. Every roll out garage flooring supplier before now has had a lead time of 7-10 business days so we are saving the customer 6-9 days of lead time.
- Nitro Rolls are the lowest cost coin and diamond pattern garage flooring rolls on the market.
- Nitro Rolls have the longest warranty (7 years) of any roll out garage flooring product on the market. So even if they are low in cost, you can be sure they are of the highest quality.
Nitro rolls initially will be available in two colors, black and light gray, however more color options are expected to be added in the near future. Nitro rolls are also only available in our most popular garage roll dimension, 7.5′ x 17′ at this time, but more size options could be added by the end of the year.
To see our more information about our new Nitro Rolls, please feel free to visit the product page on our site or on our sister site, GarageFlooringInc.com.
In our continued quest to offer more and more products that are Eco-conscious, we have decided to add “green” flooring adhesives. Just this morning we issued a press release about it since we do believe very strongly in offering safe and environmentally friendly products. We were very happy to work with Dri-Tac Adhesives to help bring these new adhesives to market. Rubber Flooring, Inc now carries flooring glues for virtually every type of flooring including hardwood, bamboo, cork, vinyl, rubber, underlayments, and more. The new “green” adhesives have no VOC’s or solvents added whatsoever and they only cost $10-20 more per bucket than our normal low cost rubber flooring adhesive product. All spec sheets are available on request and customer service is on call at 800-613-0996 to answer any questions about the new products.
Trade show flooring needs are very specific. The booth flooring needs to be easy to transport along with effortless assembly. It should be attractive and welcoming and help ‘sell’ the product or service being offered. Many companies will rent flooring for an upcoming event, but Rubberflooringinc.com makes it easy and affordable to own trade show booth flooring which, in the end, will save money.
There are many exhibit floor solutions available. Easy DIY installation options include foam tiles, carpet and rubber tiles, and vinyl flooring. With all these options available, it is easy to pick a style and color that is attractive and stands out from the competition. The floor solution should promote your service and product and convey a professional appearance. It is also important to pick a product that will be comfortable during long standing periods.
Foam tiles offer comfort when standing for many hours, is inexpensive and if certain tiles get worn down, they can easily be replaced. Foam tiles are also attractive and allow for a customized color scheme and specific design, which is an added bonus. Rubber tiles are also used and are effective for maximum durability. http://www.rubberflooringinc.com/vinyl-flooring.html offer an attractive appearance. They are available in coin or diamond patterns or you can customize your individual design.
Adding mats or tiles to any trade show booth flooring transforms the look and feel of the space. Assembly is fast and easy. In a matter of minutes, your exhibit floor will be ready. Your space will be attractive and professional giving you ‘peace of mind’. Visit our trade show flooring page at RubberFlooringInc.com to get started today.
There are a wide variety of floor covering options available for use as home gym flooring and often times picking out the right solution can seem like a difficult task. The three most popular flooring options for use in home gym and exercise rooms are carpet, rubber flooring, foam flooring, and vinyl tiles. In this article we will explain the benefits of each option so that you can be sure you select the best home gym flooring for you.
Option #1 – Carpet
Carpet is the most popular floor covering option in America and is excellent all-purpose flooring. Carpet can be relatively inexpensive, is comfortable to the touch, and is fairly easy to clean and maintain. Carpet also can be an excellent floor solution for use as home gym flooring. The best carpet options for use in areas where exercise take place in the home are low pile carpet options. Low pile carpet is usually a little more course to the touch however it is usually much more durable compared to fluffy shag or even soft Berber style carpets often found in homes. Commercial grade carpet also works very well for home gyms due to its tight knit loops. One other form of carpet that is often used as exercise flooring is carpet tiles. These tiles interlock and can be easily installed by the average person.
The benefits to using carpet in a home gym is that it is available in a wide array of colors, is durable enough to last for many years, and is soft enough for young kids to play on while Mom and Dad get their workout in. Carpet is also a favorite gym flooring option since it is a floor covering that the average home user completely understands and already knows how to take care of. The downside to using carpet as a flooring in home gyms and exercise studios is that it needs to be installed by a professional carpet installer, can stretch over time under strenuous use and require a carpet installer to re stretch the carpet, and can hold moisture and require a professional cleaning every few years. One particular tricky spot for using carpet as home gym flooring is in basements. Over the years, we have heard from numerous Midwest customers that their basement flooded and that the carpet they had installed in their basement home gym was ruined. These individuals are often looking for a solution to prevent a similar situation from happening in the future which leads to:
Option #2 – Rubber Flooring
Rubber Flooring is our specialty at RubberFlooringInc.com. Rubber flooring can be purchased in rolls or tiles and is available in a wide range of thicknesses and color options. Rubber flooring can range in price from a cheap $0.99 per square foot for recycled rubber floors up to and over $4.00 per square foot for the most designer series virgin rubber options. The benefits to using rubber as a floor covering are Read more…