Buy once, buy for the long term don’t waste money with cheap alternatives that won’t last the test of time. Properly cared for, your mats will retain re-sale value.
Reversible tiles. Buy puzzle mats in 1m reversible tiles. Traditional sports mats don’t fit together, they’re much larger and have different surfaces that are easily ripped and can’t be ‘flipped’. Our EVA mats are reversible and tessellate, if one tile gets damaged you can flip it or switch it out, you just don’t have that luxury with old style matting.
EVA PU densities. Its important to get that PU and EVA balance.
Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) shock absorbing properties are often employed for use in sports equipment padding such as boxing and mixed martial arts. But it’s not enough just to absorb the impact, no one wants dents in their mats after a few gym sessions. The mats need to be durable, wipe-able and have that all important ‘memory’ so that they return to their original state, that’s where the Polyurethane (PU) comes in. Get too much PU though and you may as well be buying carpet underlay… get the picture? Beware there are jigsaw type mats out there that are essentially that! Our mats have the following characteristics;
Compression Strength 25% : 0.40 kg/cm³
Compression Set 25% : Under 3.5%
Water Absorption : under 0.003 g/cm³
Liner Shrinkage 70°C : ±5.0%
Thermal Conductivity : Under 0.04 (kal/m.hr °C)
Edge : Each mat comes with with four interlocking edges and border strips included.
EVA has many applications and characteristics.