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

The Best Heavy Duty Flooring

Heavy duty flooring provides solid support along with just the right amount of give in places like gyms, garages, salons, factories, and retail stores. And to accommodate these widely diverse applications, We Sell Mats offers two unique flooring materials.

Commercial Rubber Floor Tiles

To provide a safe, solid, and comfortable workout, every gym or fitness club should be outfitted with our commercial rubber floor tiles. In addition to providing serious support under seriously heavy equipment, these floor tiles are specially designed to be non-slip, even when they’re wet. The last thing you need is an injury from an unsafe flooring surface.

Additionally, these tiles, like other We Sell Mats products, are designed to connect with interlocking tabs, so no glue or other adhesives are necessary. If the space you’re covering changes, simply remove the tiles and reassemble them in the new space. If you need to cover a large space, our commercial rubber flooring is available in rolls, too. And to tie it all together, this awesome flooring is even available in custom colors to match any design.

PVC Floor Tiles

Whether you’re constantly standing at work or working at home in your garage, you’re going to appreciate a little support— and nothing makes standing feel better than a cushioned floor surface. Our PVC floor tiles come with either smooth or coin top surfaces and in a variety of colors. Because they also come with our interlocking tab design, they can be laid with no adhesive, removed and re-laid a thousand times without compromising their integrity.

Even if you only have a few minutes a day to spare, you can still install this top-notch flooring system yourself, saving the cost of a professional installation. It’s really that easy. Order just a few extra and if one ever gets damaged, you can just pop it out and put the replacement in.

Anti-Fatigue Carpet Tiles: Why Are They So Great?

When it comes to choosing flooring, whether it’s for your home, office, or even trade shows, comfort and safety are two common considerations. One type of flooring that is becoming increasingly popular because of the comfort and safety it offers is anti-fatigue carpet tiles. Anti-fatigue flooring has numerous benefits to offer and this article is going to explore a few of them.

Provides traction: When safety is a concern, it’s important to choose flooring that won’t result in accidents like slips and falls. Compared to other floorings, like concrete, anti-fatigue carpet can help prevent accidents. It doesn’t move around once it’s in place and it can provide traction when people are walking or standing on it. This makes this flooring ideal for large areas, like convention centers for trade shows.

Easy to install: It’s no secret that flooring can be difficult to install. And once it’s installed, it typically can’t be moved around. Fortunately, that’s not the case for anti-fatigue carpet tiles. This flooring, along with other flooring options like multi-purpose EVA and wood grain foam floor tiles, is easy to install and can be moved from room to room, or even to a different building, as needed. With that in mind, you can change the flooring as your needs change. So if you decide it would be better in a room with more foot traffic, it can simply be re-installed in another area.

Reduces pain: If you have to stand for a long time, standing on hard flooring can lead to back pain, foot pain, and even poor blood circulation. Anti-fatigue flooring can reduce the stress on joints and muscles, therefore lessening pain. The flexibility offered from these carpet tiles can make standing for a long time easy and pain-free. You’ll feel less pressure in your feet, back, and joints — this flooring can even help improve posture by allowing for a comfortable standing position instead of making you feel uncomfortable or creating a tendency to slouch.

With the carpet industry accounting for 51% of the U.S. flooring market, many people are investing in anti-fatigue and foam carpet tiles. This type of flooring has multiple benefits to offer and can be used in several environments.

 

3 Factors to Consider When Choosing Flooring for Cheerleading Studios

Cheerleading is a popular sport among a variety of age groups — from toddlers to college students, there are several people who participate in cheerleading all around the world. And because cheerleading involves so many intricate moves and stunts, it’s important for cheerleading studios to have the right equipment. So let’s take a look at a few things to keep in mind when looking for the right flooring for a cheerleading studio.

 

Level of shock absorption: When it comes to choosing tumbling mats for cheerleading, it’s essential to choose a flooring that is not rigid — surfaces like tile or concrete offer a minimal amount of shock absorption. This means that when cheerleaders land on an unyielding  floor, they’re going to have a high risk of injury. Fortunately, softer surfaces like foam floor mats can offer the level of shock absorption needed when doing cheerleading stunts. Cheerleading can involve a lot of dangerous stunts and activities that require flooring with cushion and shock absorption, so it’s best to avoid inflexible surfaces.

 

Amount of traffic: Floor surfaces can have varying levels of traffic depending on how many people use the surface regularly. Most likely, flooring in cheerleading studios is going to get a lot of traffic between practices and competitions. This means the flooring has to be durable enough to withstand high traffic. Gymnastics tumbling mats are designed to keep their form and remain sturdy even when they’re used frequently. Surfaces options like wood grain floor mats can even be great for hallways or changing rooms where the floor should still be padded but doesn’t need to look like a mat.

 

Budget boundaries: Of course, cost is always a concern. This is especially true for studios just starting out or companies looking to redo the flooring in large areas. Fortunately, surface options like wood grain floor mats and foam floor mats are very cost-effective. Not only is the upfront price reasonable, but they are easy to clean and easy to install, meaning they’re worth the cost in the long run. Furthermore, this type of flooring can be moved as needed, allowing it to serve multiple purposes if necessary.

 

With the CDC showing that only 23% of U.S. adults did enough exercise in 2018, it’s more important than ever to encourage people to be active. And with the right flooring, whether it’s wood grain floor mats or crash mats, those interested in cheerleading can participate safely.