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.

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.

3 Uses for Foam Flooring in Schools

There are a lot of different rooms and areas within a school. Each room may serve a different need for students or staff, so rooms are often designed differently. One major decision schools have to make is choosing which flooring is going to go in each room. One common type of flooring used in schools is foam flooring, so this article is going to look at three different areas within a school foam flooring can be useful in.

In the Classroom

Classroom designs may vary depending on the age of students that will be in the classroom. In classrooms for younger students, foam floor mats or foam carpet tiles can be extremely beneficial. Younger students tend to sit or play on the floor frequently, and because of this, they need a soft, cushioned floor in the classroom. Foam flooring offers the softness needed and is easy to install and move around if needed. Flooring in classrooms for younger students should be easy to clean as well, and foam flooring certainly is.

In the Gym

Gyms, dance studios, and other recreational areas need flooring that is soft — because kids playing on the floor in gyms, foam flooring can be a great option. It’s soft enough so that if kids fall, they will have a cushioned surface to land on. This is especially important for activities like gymnastics or other types of tumbling. Foam carpet tiles can be assembled for certain activities and then easily taken down and put away if it is not needed.

In the Library

A school library is a place where students can go to work on homework, research, and even read leisurely. Because libraries are a place for concentration, it needs to be quiet. Fortunately, foam flooring is quiet when being walked on, unlike floorings like wood or laminate. Furthermore, foam floor tiles are comfortable enough for students to sit on if they are looking to read on the floor. Overall, foam flooring is perfect for any library or study area.

Flooring is as important as desks and other elements in schools. With floor covering sales growing by around 4.8% in 2017 alone, more and more schools and other facilities are exploring floor tile options. Foam flooring can be beneficial in numerous areas within a school, for both students and staff.

Gymnastics Can Be Safe At Home

If you cringe when your little gymnast wants to show you her forward roll on the hard kitchen floor, you probably don’t have a tumbling mat in the family room. But that’s ok – we’re here to help. When she comes home from tumbling practice and wants to keep practicing (good!), a thickly padded tumbling mat is just what she needs to do it safely. That’s why our tumbling mats are made to the same standards as those she uses at the studio, and why they’re available to you to use at home. Continue reading “Gymnastics Can Be Safe At Home”

The Best Play Mats for Kids

When you’re in the market for the best play mats for your little ones, we know exactly what you’re looking for. The most important quality for play mats is always safety. You want a surface that will protect your kids (and your floors!) and be non-toxic. Then you want something easy to clean (they’re kids…duh), and that you could quite possibly pick up and take along on family vacations and other adventures. Good news: we’ve got what you’re looking for. Continue reading “The Best Play Mats for Kids”

The Safest Place for Your Gymnast

With a simple tumbling mat, you can create a safe space for your young tumbler or gymnast to practice their craft at home, under your watchful eye. Tumbling mats are the foundation for all gymnastics because they protect and defend, just like a vigilant parent. They’re affordable, easy to use and store, and can last your tumbler’s whole gymnastics career. Continue reading “The Safest Place for Your Gymnast”

Play Mats for the Multi-Purpose Space

It can be a little daunting to dedicate a space in your home as the play area for the kids, especially when that area has to double as a bedroom or family room, but with some soft, safe play mats you install yourself in just minutes, that space can either stand out or blend in – the choice is yours. Continue reading “Play Mats for the Multi-Purpose Space”

It Was Too Cold To Play

Having a space indoors where your kids can play safely is one of the best decisions you can make as a parent, and nothing does the job quite like some tumbling mats that fold up and get tucked away when the kids aren’t using them. Tumbling mats are the perfect surface for toddlers’ playtime, young kids’ wrestling and roughhousing, and young gymnasts’ extra practice time. Tumbling mats are an investment you’ll wish you’d made years ago. Continue reading “It Was Too Cold To Play”