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Introducing new Mymatting

I’m proud to introduce our newest website;

Mymatting.com 

Visit for all mats & matting needs
Visit for all mats & matting needs

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The best floor matting products, we hand pick only the best. There are tons of matting products on the market, there is a difference. Not only a difference in flooring products  (mats), but also a difference in manufacturers! Being a manufacturer we know the industry and know who we can trust, who is the best for our customers.  Where we can get you any produce from any manufacturer, our website will show only the best mat products from the greatest mat and matting manufacturers.

Visit mymatting.com and let us know what you think, oh and look for our next post about how you can safe hassle and money by simply becoming a member.

Carpet mats, NYLON VS. THE OTHER ENTRY OR ENTRANCE MATS

Below is a great post on material that entry or entrance mats are made from. What makes a good walk off mat? A lot has to do with the material its made from. When looking at an carpet entrance mats or carpet runners for commercial use or home – residential use, keep in mind what is the backing made from also. Rubber backing will last longer and hold up better than the plastic or vinyl backing. We have only seen one company (the Andersen Company)  that offers different backings, one for laying the entrance matting over carpet and one over hard floors. The hard floors backing would be smooth and with rubber it will hold nicely. Over carpeting the entry mats would have a cleated backing, this will end any floating or movement the mat might have.

Enjoy the post and contact us with any questions or quotes (lowest pricing on the net) Mymatting.com

 

-Nylon vs. Olefin-
Whats the difference in entry mats or entrance matting?

NYLON
Nylon is utilized in approximately 65% of the carpet sold in the U.S. It is a very durable fiber with excellent performance characteristics. Its strengths include good resiliency, good yarn memory to hold twist, good carpet cleaning efficacy, good stain resistance with stain treatment applied, good soil hiding ability, and good abrasion resistance. Nylon is manufactured in both BCF and staple fiber. It is the strongest fiber, making it an excellent choice for the heavy traffic of an active household or commercial facility. It’s also the most durable of the synthetics. It is soil and mildew resistant and resilient, but is prone to static. Most nylon is treated with an anti-static treatment to reduce static. Continuous filament fibers minimize pilling and shedding.
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OLEFIN
Olefin makes up about 30 % of the fiber used in U.S. carpet manufacturing today. Its strengths include superior stain resistance, with the exception of oil-based stains, and low cost. It is a solution-dyed product, which means color is added during extrusion in its molten state rather than topically applied. (Imagine a carrot vs. a radish). Because of this dye method it has superior resistance to bleaches and sunlight fading. However it has poor resiliency, which can lead to crushing. Color selection is limited due to its dye method. It has poor abrasion resistance and its low melt point can cause fibers to fuse if furniture or other objects are dragged across its surface.
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NYLON
This is the most commonly used fiber in carpet today because it is strong, easy to dye, and readily available. There is still no stronger carpet fiber on the market today. If you have any traffic paths at all, I strongly recommend you buy a nylon carpet and forget about those other fibers.
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Polypropylene or Olefin:
This is one of the most color fast fibers on the market. It also is one of the most naturally stain resistant. Thus, this fiber is best suited for indoor-outdoor carpet in both loop and grass styles. Olefin is a cheap fiber. It performs well in wear tests if the profile of the pile height is super low. If one adds air to the fiber to give it some bulk (so it feels good), it will not produce a carpet that looks good for longer than six months. This puffed up Olefin will crush!
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what about Polyester?

POLYESTER:

This is a new type of fiber that has this long chemical name: Polyethylene Terephthalate, but still falls in the class of fibers known commonly as polyesters. ThisPolyester fiber,however,is “not your daddy’s polyester”. This fiber has natural and permanent stain resistance. Polyester fiber is stronger than the old polyester and has betterabrasion resistance. Unlike the old polyester, thePolyester product has ahighermelting point and is more resistant to abrasion.

The fiber is made from PET chips,some of which come from recycledplastic containers, hence the name “pop bottle carpet”. Recycling doesnot affect the quality if the fiber, thus this product could be a futurefiber that could be recycled over and over.click here

Like olefin, Polyester does have poor resilient properties and thus issusceptibleto crushing. Polyester fabrics are generally sold in heavy faceweights withhigh-density construction. Avoid high pile heights with low-densityconstruction.These products tend to flatten and “ugly” out. Also look for hightwist levelsrather than “blown” yarns. Loose twists (blown yarn) tend to untwistand theyarn tips tend to fuse together creating a matted appearance. click here

 

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TILE PATTERNS – DECK TILE AND GARAGE FLOOR TILE

There are literally thousands of different tile patterns, I’m just going to go over one that came about in a very interesting way.

I had a customer looking to order some Deck Tile from us, not for there garage floor, but for their deck. The Deck Tile has small openings that  allow liquids to drain away. It can be installed right over your old patio cement. These tiles snap together in such a way that allow them to be laid over uneven surfaces also.  And nice on the bare feet.

She was looking for even amounts of  two colors, and was going to create a pattern.

The pattern was going to be a “ever other” pattern as seen below in this garage floor mat picture. She had white patio furniture to set on the deck so the color white and tan really went together nicely. This pattern would look nice on a garage floor or even a kitchen floor, but skip down past this pattern and see what we came up with.

tile patterns basketball court

other interesting patterns:
tile patterns garage
tile patterns laundry

 

The pattern in the workout picture below was ultimately the pattern she went with, a larger color pattern.

 

We took into concideration the white patio furniture, the size of the deck and the fact she wanted a calm serene area. I have to confess that there were only a limited amount of white tiles in stock (please know white is a hard color to get in these tiles, for some reason they are just not popular). So the pattern we suggested to her was this “less busy” approach. The fewer white tiles tie in well with the white furniture without being overwhelming. You can really have fun with these tiles, let us know and we can help, whether its for around the pool or spa, a room or basement or office, a garage floor, or your deck.

tile patterns workout room tile patterns

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