High-Performance Flooring for Competitive Canines

Since the inception of the American Kennel Club’s annual dog agility championship in 1994, the number of entrants has grown more than 375%, signifying a rise in opportunity for competitors. For dogs and their owners hoping to one day compete at the highest level of the ever-growing dog sport of Agility, it takes years of training and determination. Front-runners of the sport spend years working with a wide range of obstacles designed to test their speed, jumping, and control on a range of surfaces. 

The Rise of EVA Foam in Dog Sports 

Championship caliber canines must master both indoor and outdoor settings. Outdoor courses typically feature a loose surface like dirt or grass, adding an element of endurance to a dog’s training with the introduction of a less comfortable and less predictable surface. When it comes to training for an indoor facility, no flooring material is endorsed for maximizing a dog’s abilities quite like EVA foam, which offers superior grip, durability, and impact absorption, great for seeing what a dog can really do in a safe, controlled environment. 

Experience the Difference 

Outfit your own indoor training facility with the help of We Sell Mats. Our interlocking EVA foam tiles provide dogs with superior traction and forgiving landings that will inspire them to be the best athletes they can be. 

Even if your goal isn’t to win championships, dog agility training is a fun and fulfilling way for a dog of any age to burn off a little extra energy, especially on our EVA foam mats. Additionally, training for Agility establishes a deeper bond between you and your dog. 

Check out more soft surfaces for your home that everyone will love, including your four-legged family members. 

Spring Cleaning: Our Tips to Give Your Home a Long-Lasting Sparkle

Spring is right around the corner, which means your home is probably due for a deep clean. While your home is upended by its most intense cleaning of the year, it’s an opportune time to lay down the groundwork that can help even the most troublesome rooms stay cleaner, longer. 

Implementing Mats for a Clean Home 

The obvious way to keep surfaces clean, is to never touch them, and you can tremendously reduce contact on high-traffic, hard to clean, and easily tarnished areas by laying down protective layers of materials such as foam or rubber. For example, mud rooms and entry ways can be kept exponentially cleaner with the help of heavy-duty rubber or PVC tiles. Unlike a traditional welcome mat that severely wears in a couple years, heavy duty rubber/PVC tiles are easily rinsed and will stand the test of time.  

Some of the most crucial and sensitive places to focus on this spring is anywhere children spend the most time. Placing foam mats in the room’s touchpoints such as the floor, shelves, and tabletops, can potentially rescue your floor from juice spills and mysteriously sticky hands. 

Placing EVA foam on surfaces isn’t just for the kids’ playroom either. Crafty adults looking to spruce up their home workshops can trim EVA foam to fit worksurfaces and shelves, improving the look and functionality of creative spaces while simultaneously protecting expensive supplies. 

Prepared for COVID-19 Precautions 

With the recent growth of the Coronavirus pandemic, you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting loved ones, that’s why we make sure our products are easy to clean. Mats made from rugged rubber or PVC can be germ-free in seconds by wiping them with any disinfectant cleaner. We Sell Mats’ soft EVA foam tiles are made moisture and chemical resistant, ideal for continuous cleaning. We suggest cleaning them with soap and water, then treated with any disinfectant spray and wiped clean. 

Stock Up Before the Big Spring Scrub 

Before spring cleaning becomes too overwhelming, outline your plan of attack and see how the right mats can help your unique home stay clean and organized. Once you define where to use them effectively, We Sell Mats is ready to help you discover the best quality EVA foamrubber, and PVC mat options. Additionally, if the recent events regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has you worried about unseen dangers, our mats are easy to clean and disinfect. 

Spring cleaning is a great time to put down fresh mats and put your best home forward. We Sell Mats also encourages everyone to enjoy their clean homes as much as possible by staying in during this trying time, and we wish everyone the best of health. 

Conquering the Trade Show Floor

With Q2 rapidly approaching, businesses across the country are preparing for a competitive tradeshow season. According to analytics from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), upwards of $24 Billion is collectively spent by companies each year on trade show displays alone. Investing in a proper trade show booth helps to demonstrate your brand’s integrity to the some 81% of attendees that have buying power.

But in competitive environments like these, the integrity of your brand means nothing if it isn’t noticed by potential buyers. So, if you want to walk away from this spring trade show season with a good ROI, the design of your booth must find balance between integrity and individuality.

Establishing Value though Booth Design

Typically, the designated floorspace of your exhibit won’t be very glamourous, and simply setting up a folding table with a logo probably won’t grant you the returns your company is seeking. The best way to design your booth is from the ground up so start with easy-to-implement flooring such as interlocking foam tiles, which better differentiates your exhibit from the dull event hall.

Next, make sure your booth is inviting to the passing attendee, that the bulk of your products can be interacted with at standing height.  For added curb appeal, give your exhibit plenty of height, complete with modern examples of your branding to be seen from all areas of the event hall. This makes sure your booth is easy to find for the attendees that came for you and those that are shopping around.

Flooring with Trade Shows in Mind

For your trade show booth to align with the aesthetic of your brand, you can’t use just any color or style of flooring. To find the specific look and feel your brand demands, chances are you’ll find it at We Sell Mats. Our interlocking foam tiles fit the identity of any company between wood-printed tiles that are far lighter than real wood flooring, carpet-top tiles that are far less cumbersome than a roll of traditional carpet, and multi-purpose tiles that come in countless colors sure to match that of your branding.

We Sell Mats hopes that our selection of foam tiles leads your company to success by distinguishing itself from the competition.

M-A-T-S, put it Together and What Does that Spell? A Top-Notch Cheerleading Program.

Whether your squad is pumping up the crowd at a sporting event or going for the gold at cheer competitions, no cheerleading program succeeds without practice. But in order to make the most out of time spent at practice on routines and skills must be developed in a forgiving and accommodating space.  

If you and your squad feel like you are constantly working against your practice space, then it might be time to update it with equipment that works with you, leaving you to focus on success. 

Meeting the Unique Needs of Your Cheerleaders 

No two cheerleading programs are exactly alike, as the needs of each vary based on the age, skill-level, and the goals of students. Making an informed distinction between what your team can and can’t live without will make or break your cheerleading program, but for almost everyone, a large, versatile, and forgiving worksurface like padded gymnastics flooring, is the ideal baseline for limbering up before practice and developing new, more advanced skills.  

Cheerleading goes far beyond floorwork, involving a multitude of gymnastics, tumbling, and acrobatic techniques. Nailing basic tumbling moves can be a challenge for younger/beginner cheerleaders, so any purchase capable of developing skills like rolls and back handsprings, such as a purpose-built training device, is an investment that sets them on a path for success further down the road.  

Aerial maneuvers and flips may be great for advanced programs to impress crowds and judges, but they are equally dangerous to practice. For peace of mind when practicing potentially dangerous tricks, a new crash pad on standby can quickly be thrown under a falling cheerleader for safe impact absorption.  

Safe and Stylish Cheer Equipment 

Regardless of whether your program is competing for a state championship or not, your number one priority is safety. Luckily, We Sell Mats gymnastics/cheer equipment meet strict ASTM and CPSIA standards for safety. Our tumbling matsskill shapes, and crash-pads also come in a huge variety of colors so you can get the equipment your program needs without sacrificing the identity of your school or team. 

For all options and products that may suit your cheerleading program, check out Wesellmats.com