Cyber Monday is Here! Now is the Best Time to Upgrade the Playroom

For parents, no one is higher up on their gift-giving list than their little ones. Parents are flooded this time of year with thoughts on how to make the holidays magical for children. But what good is that perfect toy or game without a place to play with it? We Sell Mats has a solution. This Cyber Monday, find great deals on gymnastics mats and EVA foam flooring for the best surface to play and learn on.

Build the Ultimate Playroom for your Home

With EVA foam mats, there are endless ways to make a playroom work for everyone in your family. We Sell Mats is committed to inspiring parents and playroom builders with countless colors and textures that are sure to spark creativity. Our standard interlocking mats come in your child’s favorite color and our ABC mats are made with playrooms in mind.

Just because a play area is located at the forefront of your home doesn’t mean it has to clash with your chic design. Our Forest Floor wood printed mats are sophisticated, safe and great for blending in with complimenting existing flooring or creating a whole new look.

Exclusive Cyber Monday Deals

As the biggest shopping day of the year kicks off we’re embracing crazy-good deals on the perfect We Sell Mats products to build the dream playroom on everyone’s wish list. Make the floor play-time ready with 10% off packs of 12” x 12” interlocking EVA foam mats that are fundamental to a modern and well-designed playroom. These EVA mats split into smaller pieces which makes them great for fitting into creative spaces like shelves, drawers, and tight spaces.

Got a future Olympian training in the playroom? We Sell Mats also has unbeatable deals on several gymnastics mats as well. Check them out along with our other deals here. Happy gift hunting!

Flooring that’s Ready to Expand with Your Business

For small business owners, watching your passions flourish into a promising career is as good as it gets. As small businesses find success, they are met with unique challenges and opportunities to define themselves and fill larger shoes. One such opportunity is working with the added physical space that comes with an expanding business, be it an efficient office or a decorative sales floor. We Sell Mats is proud to support National Shop Small Business Day (Nov. 30th) by offering modern, innovative solutions for growing businesses in the form of beautiful and reliable flooring.

New Space. New You.

Whether your small business is expanding into its first location or a larger one, it is essential to establish the brand within that space. By housing your business in a place that aligns with the aesthetic appeal and values of your company, you have greater potential to translate your motivation to your colleagues, and your dedication to your customers. EVA foam mats are perfect for the job because they come in several unique colors and textures which makes accommodating any business’ identity a breeze.

Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated sleek look or old rural charm, we offer carpet and wood grain tiles that are cost-effective and easy to install.

Build Your Business Beyond Your Space

Thinking about knocking out some walls? Is the new location only short term? Compared to traditional flooring which needs professional installation and is far too impractical to transport to a new space, our interlocking foam tiles are easy to add to when expanding extra space and are just as easy to remove when heading to your new business location.

As exciting as it may be, expansion can make or break a small business, so it is vital that a growing company’s work environment is productive for employees and comfortable for the consumer. We Sell Mats is confident in our flooring options and the potential they have in the hands of capable small business owners. We encourage everyone to make a difference in their community by shopping small on Saturday, November 30th.

Got We Sell Mats flooring in your business space already? We want to see! Post a picture and tag us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

Ramp Up Your Home Gym & Work Off that Extra Stuffing

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the looming threat of extra pounds associated with heavy festive eating can be unsettling. In fact, an estimated 75% of the average American’s total weight gain typically happens in the last three months of the year as a result of the celebratory feasts. To combat this, people all across the country are taking extra precautions during the holiday season by bolstering their home gym in order to ward off (oftentimes) inevitable holiday weight gain.

Holiday Weight Gain by the Numbers

No matter what your lifestyle is like for the first nine months of the year, extra holiday poundage can sneak up. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, Americans on average gain 1-2 pounds during the holiday season between Halloween candy, Thanksgiving dinner, and Christmas party treats; and while that may not seem like a lot, one to two pounds a year, means that much of midlife weight gain can be explained by holiday eating.

Even though everyone is susceptible to extra stuffing around the most wonderful time of the year, that doesn’t mean it is unavoidable. Quick, 10-minute workouts, walks, or yoga sessions can make all the difference this holiday season and what better way to motivate yourself than by investing in your home gym?

The Key to the Perfect Home Gym

To avoid holiday weight gain and maintain regular workouts as you head into the New Year, it is essential to have a place where you can exercise effectively and efficiently. The secret to an awesome home gym is to commit one specific place in your home as your designated exercise area. By clearly designating your home gym, your body will be prepped to work out

A great way to define your exercise space is by laying down fitness mats, granting you an optimal surface to complete floor exercises and yoga. At We Sell Mats, there are several different mat styles to choose from that will inspire you to create your perfect home gym.

Taking the Gym with You

Traveling for the holidays? While it may be too cumbersome to bring several square-feet of foam tile floor mats with you, We Sell Mats also sells has a great selection of La Baleza yoga mats, perfect for doing digestion-aiding yoga routines.

However you plan on avoiding extra pounds this holiday season, We Sell Mats is ready to help you create an inspiring space to accomplish your goals. That way, rather than worrying about your waistline, you can focus on what matters most during this time of year, spending time with loved ones.

How the Right Physical Therapy Space Aids Veteran Recovery

The United States Veteran Affairs hospital is responsible for rehabilitating and caring for this country’s millions of noble veterans. Part of this treatment includes personalized physical therapy regiments that can be a life-changing aid to help veterans regain their confidence in mobility. This Veteran’s Day, We Sell Mats is proud to recognize our Veterans’ brave contributions to our country as well as the people and facilities that treat them.

The Scope of U.S. Veteran Affairs

Currently, there are 152 VA medical centers, a system that serves veterans and their families free of charge with a condition sustained while serving. The VA system also includes more than 800 outpatient clinics and employs around 3,500 physical therapists with the help of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Facilities under the umbrella of the VA system offer specialized physical therapy treatment capable of assisting veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mild Traumatic Brain Disorder and physical injuries. In 2016 alone, the VA system treated more than 720,000 patients.

The Road to Recovery

For many patients, physical therapy is indispensable for recovery. Physical therapy for veterans is mostly centered around increasing mobility while reducing pain and is even known to potentially circumvent surgery in the case of a debilitating injury. Not only does physical therapy aid physical healing, but it is also attributed to mental healing. Physical therapy allows veterans to regain confidence in mobility that is known to be lost in the case of injury, ultimately returning their independence.

Veteran Physical Therapy Facilities

When treating such distinguished patients like United States’ veterans, it is important to make sure the space they are treated in is up to par. An ideal workspace for VA physical therapists may include fitness and gymnastics equipment, including extra padded surfaces, or anything that is necessary to design a therapy regimen that treats a specific veteran’s debilitations.

We Sell Mats distributes a long line of products that would be right at home in a veteran physical therapy room. A VA physical therapist could make great use of our inclines and octagon tumblers to help patients regain balance, while fitness studio rubber flooring mats allow veterans to heal on a lenient surface. If physical therapists serving veterans ever need soft training equipment or padded versatile flooring, We Sell Mats is ready to help, and we are proud to recognize their work and the brave patients they serve this Veteran’s Day.

A Magical Space for Every Imagination

November 18th is National Princess Day, and while the holiday may not be on everyone’s radar, it’s the perfect time to give the princess in your life the royal treatment with a new themed space. Whether it’s a playroom, classroom, or gymnastics studio, We Sell Mats has a parent-approved upgrade to multiple flooring options, including pink, purple, and other majestic-colored EVA foam mats fit for your young king or queen.

No matter what theme you’re decorating for, We Sell Mats is ready to help you design your child’s dream room easily and cost-effectively.

Take it to the Next Level

Got a little gymnast? Turn your home gym or studio into a wild jungle with green equipment they can climb and swing from. Our gymnastics mats, inclines, and practice beams come in a wide array of colors to let your inspiration take flight.

No matter what interests your kids have, mixing and matching our foam mats and interlocking tiles is the ultimate way to create their favorite themed room. And when the day comes that they are no longer into princesses, jungles, pirates, or mermaids, our mats disassemble with ease, leaving you with yet another blank canvas to transform.

Besides color, another way to elevate the room is to mix patterns and textures. You could use only blue foam tiles to emulate the ocean for a pirate or mermaid themed room, or wood printed tiles for a camping, woodland or fairy theme.

Get Holiday Trade Show Ready

Stash away the pumpkins and start shining the Christmas ornaments because the official holiday season is beginning now. If your business is featuring holiday specials, chances are you’re gearing up for upcoming trade shows. We Sell Mats knows it’s important to achieve the perfect look for your business.

According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, 81% of trade show attendees have purchasing authority for the companies they represent, meaning that if you want your business to make the most out of your upcoming trade show, it’s crucial that you get noticed. The most effective way to achieve this is by having a visually attractive booth to represent your company in the best light possible.

The Importance of a Well-Designed Booth

Trade shows can be hectic and highly competitive, and this only amplifies during the incoming holiday season. In order for prospective clientele to find what they’re looking for in the frantic trade show atmosphere, businesses rely heavily on the design of their booths.

Humans develop an opinion in one-tenth of a second and a thoughtfully designed trade show booth that encapsulates the message of your brand will determine if your company is among the trillions of business deals that take place at trade shows annually.

Eye-Catching Displays from the Ground Up

No matter the size of your space, there are plenty of fundamental ways for your trade show booth to make a lasting impression on attendees within your potential market. A booth is more than a meet-and-greet space, it’s an interactive experience for consumers to understand your brand better.

The objective? Transport attendees into (what feels like) a separate space, isolated from the chaos of the surrounding event. An easy way to make your booth stand out from the crowd is to set up a perimeter that maximizes the area of your booth with versatile flooring options that match the aesthetic of your brand.

We Sell Mats is committed to the success of your business at your next trade show and offers plenty of easily transportable, interlocking foam tiles and mats—designed with trade shows in mind. Forest Floor wood-printed mats are perfect for a sophisticated, modern look while carpet-top tiles provide an inviting, plush feel in a wide array of colors. Our versatile foam mats make setup easier and cheaper compared to bulky rolls of carpet or professionally installed wood. With our shoulder bag, up to 120 square-feet of interlocking tiles can be easily transported by one person. No matter what design trend your booth will embody this holiday season, tie it all together with our convenient flooring options that create a cohesive and eye-catching display.

Is Your Mat Obstacle Ready?

In the last 10 years, obstacle course races (or OCRs) have seen a more than 2000% increase in participation. This is most likely due to the laundry list of benefits participants gravitate towards in OCRs over a traditional 5k.

Popular obstacle course races such as the Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and Rugged Maniac are extremely grueling events that feature tall walls to scale, heavy lifting, electric shocks, and lots of mud. To regular participants, this full-body workout along with the added danger and adrenaline makes OCRs that much more appealing than a normal foot race.

Trusted Mats to Fall Back on

Stadium Blitz, a newcomer to the OCR scene ditches the muddy terrain and harsh obstacles by taking over football stadiums all across the country with obstacles that escalate across three levels of intensity.

Sponsored by three-time Super Bowl champion, tight-end Rob Gronkowski, it seems appropriate that this event takes place in a football stadium. Stadium Blitz is at the forefront of athlete safety and part of this commitment is trusting in We Sell Mats’ standard safety fitness mats which are underneath some of the event’s most intense “Blitz” level obstacles.

The Complexities of Obstacle Course Racing

As you may expect, putting hundreds of eager athletes on a course with massive drops, barbed wire, and water of an unknown depth has caused several injuries. Most injuries are none more than a story-worthy battle scar or a gnarly bruise for those victorious to share on their social media feeds, but at least once per event, there is a big one, requiring immediate medical attention.

Thankfully, as new obstacle course racing companies grow to prominence, there are more efforts on improving safety, working to one day have it standardized.

As for the more extreme industry leaders, there are plenty of ways to make courses safe without compromising the high-stakes energy. Diamond plate patterned foam tiles provide a forgiving surface with a rugged look, and rubber flooring can provide needed grip in wet environments. Wherever the future of OCR safety leads, We Sell Mats has the products to accomplish the safety goals of any event.

Create a Custom Sensory Room

October is National Sensory Awareness Month which rallies caring parents, educators, therapists and caregivers to spread awareness of sensory processing and how it affects children and adults every single day. 

A huge part of treating individuals with these issues revolves around designing a safe and engaging sensory room to help them work through troubling stimuli.

Progress of Sensory Rooms

Sensory rooms or “Multi-Sensory Rooms” were invented by Dutch therapists in the 1970s to make areas that were forgiving and safe in the early days of sensory disorder research. After 40 years of medical breakthroughs, sensory rooms are still the ideal way to help those with sensory challenges. Sensory rooms are increasingly popular as they help the current 1 in 59 people that are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder which includes extreme cases of ADHD.

The Benefits of a Sensory Room

The designs of sensory rooms vary greatly, as no two people that benefit from them are the same. Some sensory rooms help develop coping skills when met with a negative sensation such as a loud noise. Others are designed to be a safe place to go in times of distress where they can work through their emotions and reactions. 

Whatever the use of the sensory room may be, it is important that it is a welcoming and forgiving place for trauma victims and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Sensory Processing Disorder.

Designing a Sensory Room

A sensory room is only as helpful as its contents, and there are endless products that can help. It is important to make the room comfortable while also stimulating with as many senses as possible. White noise machines and aromatherapy diffusers are a great way to calm down through sound and smell, while soft chairs, foam flooring, and crash pads make the room comforting and safe. 

It is important to give those with sensory challenges room to lie down or sit in a combination of natural and stimulating positions. We Sell Mats is the perfect place to purchase soft, forgiving surfaces in countless shapes and textures. Gymnastics pads are a great place to jump, sit and lie down while EVA foam tiles feature a range of interesting textures that are easy to install in creative places such as walls or the tops of tables.

At the end of the day, the perfect sensory room is the one that is tailored for the person it is treating. This National Sensory Awareness Month, We Sell Mats is proud to distribute products that put sensory rooms together and to recognize the parents/professionals that craft places that can make those with sensory challenges lives’ easier.

Check out embracingthespectrum.org for inspiration.

DIY Your Cosplay Costume this Halloween with EVA Foam

We all know foam mats make for a great flooring choice, but did you also know it makes for great armor?

Well not exactly, and before you go charging into battle with our EVA Foam Mats you should know that this foam armor isn’t for fighting, but it sure looks like it. Instead, it’s used for lookalike armor made to strut down the floor of your nearest entertainment convention or Halloween party this year.

Channel Your Inner Crafter

Dedicated Cosplay community members also take on the role of thrifty crafters, using every day household objects, craft store finds, and tools found in their garages. For most, Cosplay is an artform where dedicated fans spend months creating and perfecting a wearable masterpiece.

More often than not this means creating the costume from scratch with raw materials, and when it comes to simulating hard surfaces, it doesn’t get much better than We Sell Mats EVA Foam Tiles.

Why EVA Foam?

We Sell Mats EVA Foam is perfect for Cosplayers because it’s cost-effective and one of the most workable materials. Not only is it easy to cut, but it can also be molded to any shape with the use of heat. Similar to wood, EVA foam is porous enough on a microscopic level allowing it to be glued effectively.

Likewise, EVA foam can be sanded and painted to create countless colors and textures. Our EVA Foam Tiles come in a variety of thicknesses including 3/8”; ½”; ¾” and 16 different colors.

Need Inspiration?

Despite EVA foam’s forgiving workability, it can still take years to master the necessary techniques. Luckily for beginners, there is a vast community of Cosplay how-to video creators that can get you up to speed, like our friends Allison and Marlie at @divinecreationcosplay.

From Khaleesi, Night King, Black Widow, Gamora, Thor, or your favorite Star Wars character the possibilities this Halloween for Cosplay Inspiration are limitless, just like your imagination.

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P.S. If you use We Sell Mats EVA Foam Tiles for your Cosplay costume this Halloween (or whenever!) be sure to tag us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, so we can see your creation!