Quality Over Everything Else

Since 2006, owners of We Sell Mats, Ken and Missy Richardson have made a pledge to create safe and high-quality flooring. Just because something is cost-effective, doesn’t mean it should be poor quality.  

We Sell Mats was founded on taming the frustration of a lack of safe and affordable flooring options on the market. They work directly with the manufacturers to maintain quality control, product safety, and to develop new and fun merchandise. 

What Makes We Sell Mats Different?  

Why It Matters 

We take our products seriously because we take our customer’s safety seriously. Most We Sell Mats products are intended for rigorous exercise, competitive training and worry-free fun. If our products aren’t up to our high standards of quality, then we won’t sell them to you.  

Low-quality, poorly made, or non-tested products can put athletes at risk of serious injury. And we can’t let that happen. That’s why you can ensure every one of our products are safety tested, made from high-performance materials and come from reputable manufacturers that we, as a family-owned business, trust ourselves.  

Home Music Production Starts with a Great Studio

If you have a passion for music, it’s only a matter of time until you want to begin recording. While your first inclination may be to seek out a professional recording specialist, you will quickly find how expensive their services can be with even local pros charging around $50/hr. This is where home-production shines, with the money you save not paying for professional recording, you can invest in a quality home studio and learn the fulfilling art of music production.

Rounding Up the Basics for Home Recording

Building a quality home-studio takes a lot more than a computer and a microphone, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed in cables and peripherals. Here is a basic rundown of the necessary supplies.

  • Audio Interface: An audio interface is a crucial device that connects your microphones to your computer, turning analog sound input into digital audio data for your computer.
  • Recording Software: While the free software on your computer may get the job done, it is vital to invest in software that grants you the ability to alter multiple tracks of audio with effects, automation and edits.
  • High-Quality Speakers: While headphones are great for adjusting finite details in your recording, it’s impossible to fully digest your recordings without neutral desktop speakers known as studio monitors which grant you the full stereo experience as it travels through the air.
  • A Recording Booth: Our ears may not hear it, but every room has a sound, and your microphones are sure to pick it up. By making a booth that absorbs sound, free of extraneous noise from HVAC and the outside world, you will make cleaner, easy to work with recordings.

Building Your Booth

The top priority of your recording booth is to absorb unwanted noise, sound will bounce off of hard surfaces like walls and windows so packing it full of as many soft surfaces as possible will greatly improve the quality of your recordings. Larger rooms are more expensive to outfit and have inherent reverb that you may or may not want in your recordings, making small rooms like closets ideal for isolating your performance.

While closets are great for home recording, the common misconception is that the clothes within the closet do all the sound absorption for you. In order to get the most out of your closet, or any room for home recording, apply an additional soft layer to the walls.

An Unexpected Hero for Home Recording

Once you’ve found the perfect room for your home recording booth, you may be tempted to buy several square feet of soundproofing foam. With We Sell Mats, you don’t need to spend extra on insulating your booth. Our EVA foam tiles are lightweight, cost-effective and are easily affixed to walls for total sound absorption.

We Sell Mats is proud of the versatility of our products and we know they will make a great addition to your home studio.

EVA Mats 101: How to Get the Most out of Your Foam Flooring

With so many ways to implement mats into your home like playrooms, bedrooms and home-gyms, it’s easy to see why interlocking EVA foam flooring is sweeping the nation. But, while we love EVA foam mats for their versatility, anti-fatigue, and low-impact properties, they require special care apart from traditional flooring in your home. Below we have compiled a list that will guide you to maximizing the longevity of your EVA foam flooring. 

  • Stick to hard, flat surfaces: To prevent the mats from sliding, reduce friction on the bottom and interlocking points between tiles by placing them on surfaces such as concrete, tile, or hardwood floors, holding them in place with double-sided tape only improves this. 
  • Keep your mats indoors: Despite EVA foam’s resistance to the occasional spill, we don’t advise keeping them outside. Regular snow, rain, and debris can quickly deteriorate EVA foam flooring, so for outdoor use we recommend a heavier-duty option
  • Avoid pressure from sharp objects: EVA foam is dense and durable for everyday use, however, sharp corners from heavy furniture, standing in high heels, and the claws of certain pets can puncture or scratch the surface of your mats. 
  • Clean your mats often: Keep your mats free of unpleasant dust and corrosive bacteria by wiping them down with soap and water regularly. However, cleaning procedures vary based on what kind of mats you have. For example, carpet top tiles should be lint-rolled, premium carpet-top tiles can be vacuumed, and printed tiles should be cleaned more gently with disinfectant wipes. 

By following these simple guidelines, you can enjoy your EVA foam flooring for years to come, and as always, the best place to outfit your home with any style of EVA mats is We Sell Mats.  

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

Inflatable Safety that doesn’t Deflate the Fun

For decades inflatable attractions such as bounce houses and moonwalks have been a staple of birthday parties, block parties, and school events across the country, propelling the industry to an estimated $5.72 billion valuation reported by Technavio. Over the past 20 years, the popularity of inflatables has skyrocketed and has been enjoyed by millions of people, namely children. In that time, inflatable-related injuries sustained by children have seen similar growth with the Child Injury Prevention Alliance (CIPA) citing 30 per day, which is approximately one every 45 minutes. 

Eliminating Inflatable-Related Injury 

Despite being presented with such a daunting statistic, CIPA has recommendations on how to cut down on injuries. These tips include regulating the size/age range of child participants, cracking down on proper attire/behavior, and properly preparing the area surrounding the inflatable with a soft surface such as a gymnastics mat. 

For inflatable parks, the opportunities for safety precautions only increase. With the help of specially trained staff, surveillance capabilities, and a surplus of consistent floorspace, it’s easy to grant parents peace of mind when visiting the park. Consistent floorspace such as concrete is the perfect base for padded foam flooring, and it allows you to maximize safety in every square-inch of your park. 

One-Stop-Shop for Safety 

We Sell Mats understands the importance of safety when working with inflatables and greatly values the wellbeing of every participant, especially children. 

If you’re outfitting an inflatable amusement park, or simply preparing for a children’s event or birthday party, visit Wesellmats.com for the safety precautions necessary for inflatables. Our tumbling mats are an ideal surface at the entrances and exits of inflatables while any thickness or texture of our interlocking EVA foam tiles are easily expandable to border even the largest inflatables. 

Serious Lifters Only: A Home Gym That’s Up to Your Standards

As a powerlifting, strongman, body-building, or Olympic weightlifting enthusiast, you know how crucial your gym is to your success and enjoyment of the sport. But between rules, sharing equipment, cost, and the commute, going to the gym can feel like a hassle. In which case you may be interested in assembling a training facility in your own home or garage, however, not just any home gym will do, as the needs of a serious lifter require a special kind of gym. 

Heavy Duty at Home 

A clear issue with having an extreme weightlifting gym at home is the potential damage from heavy stationary equipment and free-weights falling on the ground. Luckily, there are easy-to-implement remedies that properly shield your floor from the sharp bottoms of heavy benches, racks and impact from weights, while simultaneously protecting the equipment itself from harsh surfaces like concrete basements and garages.  

In order to care for you, your home, and your equipment, it is essential that you place a protective layer between you and the surface underneath to act as a base for your gym. Purpose-built flooring designed for extreme fitness such as that made from rubber or PVC will keep the ground beneath you from scratching, chipping, or cracking under pressure.  

When searching for lifting-ready flooring, keep your eyes peeled for indicators such as “heavy-duty” or “equipment mat” that way you ensure it can handle a weight training regimen.  

Get Started on Your Pro-Level Home Gym 

For weight benches and machines, a Vélotas equipment mat will protect the floor for years and for full-size rack assemblies, our selection of rubber-top or PVC flooring can stand up to even the most intense world-class training. We Sell Mats believes all lifters have something to gain by taking their training home with them and we wish the best of luck to the U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Team in Tokyo. 

Give Your School’s Gym a Professional Look and Feel

As we approach the second half of the school year, perhaps it’s time to start crunching the numbers on refitting the gymnasium and weight room at your school. After so many years of use, padding for areas like walls, poles, and floors can get worn out and unsanitary, defeating their intended purpose. Updating small details like these can also instantly transform your gym to make it look more modern. 

A Safe Multipurpose Room for Basketball and Beyond 

Despite many considering basketball a “limited-contact” sport, major wipeouts certainly happen, especially at the end of a high-speed drive to the hoop. Once a player completes a full-speed drive to the hoop, they may be in a situation where they have about 6 feet to stop before hitting a cinder block wall. In this case, the best way to prevent injury is padding on the wall to exponentially soften the impact. 

The same safety focus applies to freestanding poles. Padding wrapped around poles mean peace-of-mind in rooms with exposed support poles and in-floor basketball hoops. Precautions such as these mean safety for when the room is used for after-school sports, but also when it’s time for gym class and pep-rallies. 

Upgrading the Weight Room  

For the weight room, fitting it with new grip flooring can not only extend the life of equipment on top and the floor underneath, but it provides a forgiving surface that’s crucial for weightlifting safety, especially for students. If athletic training or gym class calls for bodyweight exercises on the floor, then a set of exercise mats are a great deployable surface for just about anything from free-weight exercises to yoga.  

Cost-Effective Gym Safety Solutions 

Our selection of protective paddingflooring tiles, and foldable exercise mats keep students safe and focused on having fun while exercising. Additionally, our safety padding for walls and poles are rated for high impact and can be customized with your school’s unique logo.  

We Sell Mats is dedicated to providing an environment that encourages smart fitness practices and safety for all. Check out more ways to update your school gym.