These days people find themselves training more and more. People are engaging in more physical activities due to recent increases in case of obesity and our more stationary lifestyle. They are doing more sports in order to stay fit and healthy. Whilst outdoor activities have always been popular there has been an increase participation in indoor activities. Everything from cross training to rock climbing and different martial arts. This has brought about a need for anti-fatigue mats such as puzzle mats and jigsaw mats. They are good at helping prevent injury to participant if such activities.
What are Jigsaw Mats / Puzzle Mats?
Interlocking EVA foam jigsaw mats (also known as puzzle mats) have become very popular over the last few years. Jigsaw mats are much more affordable compared to the traditional vinyl and tatami mats.They can be used for many activities that include, gymnastics, aerobics, acrobatics, cross-training,MMA, BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), Aikido, Kempo, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Ninjutsu, Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Yoga, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Capoeira, Kick Boxing and Boxing.
Jigsaw mats are also known as puzzle mats, foam mats, jiu jutsu mats, wrestling mats, judo mats and karate mats. Other people know them as rubber gym mats, gym mats, Taekwondo mats, MMA mats, rubber flooring, interlocking mats, martial arts mats, BBJ mats, wrestling mats, fitness mats, gym flooring, play mats, EVA floor mats and gymnastics mats just to name a few. The term puzzle mat is particularly common as the mats fit together like a puzzle.
The benefits of the interlocking mechanism
Interlocking jigsaw mats are easy to lay on any floor area are lightweight, easy to carry and durable. They offer a permanent or temporary cushioned floor solution for comfort and added safety. They are also increasingly popular for home gyms and children’s play areas.
Foam jigsaw mats are available in a variety of sizes. The sizes include 20mm foam jigsaw mats, 30mm foam jigsaw mats and 40mm jigsaw mats (which we have in stock). There are even 50mm mats foam jigsaw mats but they are rare.
Our foam jigsaw mats are of great quality and are easy to assemble. They are 1 metre squared in size and 20mm, 30mm or 40mm thick. Please note thickness of mats may vary. Please click below for more information. Other foam jigsaw mat sizes are available on special order. Below are the specifications for our 40mm mats only. Should you require specifications for any other of our products they can be viewed on individual product pages. All our product pages state the size, thickness, colour, finish and density.
Why are they called puzzle mats?
These mats are also commonly referred to as puzzle mats as they connect together the way that a jigsaw puzzle would. It is therefore not surprising that they would be referred to as puzzle mats. The puzzle mechanism is unique to these kinds of mats and allows for a continuous mat when they are all connected together. Puzzle mats have been a mainstay of training institutions for a long time and will be for years to come.
Foam jigsaw interlocking mats that are..
- Easy to install
- Simple interlocking puzzle system
- Made from EVA foam
- Duarable and easy to clean
- Offer great protection and Comfort
- Suitable for all forms of martial arts and gyms
Planning Your Training Area
When planning your training area, whether it is a professional gym or martial arts centres or a home gym, it is important that to know your requirements before ordering your mats. As you can see we have the specifications for our training mats on-line to make it easier for you to decide. The specifications are there so that you can make an informed decision when purchasing your mats. There are three elements to think about when determining the right fit for your training area:
- Thickness – the mats themselves are available in different thicknesses. The more impact involved in an activity the thicker the mats should be.
- Density The density of a substance is its per unit volume. So the higher the density the more EVA per cubic inch of the mat.
- Degrees / hardness – obviously refers to the hardness of the mat. Depending on the activity the hardness will vary according to your requirements which are dictated by the activity being undertaken.
Injury Prevention – It’s In Your Hands
While it is virtually impossible to totally prevent injuries when undertaking physical activities the use of anti-fatigue mats is an important step to reducing the effects on the body. There is no substitute to common sense and taking care when training any sport or activity.
Here at Ezymats we not only endeavour to supply the most inexpensive solutions for your training mats exercise mats needs, we also aim to be a one stop shop for your floor and wall mats. We have an extensive range of gym mats and now wall mats for your gym. Our gym mats include:
- EVA Mats
- Tatami Mats
- MMA Mats
- Wall Padding
If there are safety mat requirements that you have that you can’t find on our website then feel free to give us a call and we will do our best to help you. We have a great manufacturing base which allows us to source and supply one of the largest range or safety flooring in the Southern Hemisphere. Whether it is a size or colour requirement we will always try to find a satisfactory solution.
When you deal with Ezy Mats you can be confident that we will do our best to help you achieve your goals. So give us a call or drop us an email.