Interlocking foam mats are an interesting concept that combines technology in manufacturing as well as practical science. They come in varieties of colors. They also have different sizes for the individual pieces interlocking to form a complete mat. The mat has shock-absorbing properties hence can be useful as a base mat before laying a carpet. It is also good for serving as the floor cover of a playroom. It is water resistant, and that improves its versatility when used as part of the installation in a playroom. The water-resistant property also makes the mat ideal for gyms and other sweat prone activities such as yoga. Here are things to look out when picking the interlocking foam mat, apart from the ones already mentioned as standard features.
The interlocking foam mats come with a particular size that will determine the ability of the mat to fit perfectly in the space you have. Consider the dimensions of each mat as well as the width of your room. A good measure would be a number that is evenly divisible by the length of each piece of foam. Apart from the per-piece size, you also want to check the full assembly size. A large size allows you to use the mat in big rooms or spaces outdoors. The interlocking nature of the mat also lets you resize its dimensions, as you want.
You may not know everything about a mat before you use it for several months. Thus, the information from previous buyers can be a gold mine when you are making your purchase decision. Reviews from past purchases can inform you of detriments that you overlooked. The information can improve the quality of your choice when clicking the add-to-cart button when shopping online.
Since the mat has shock absorbing properties as well as water-resisting capabilities, it might have a base material that is from petroleum products. The processing of the raw materials to make the mat may also introduce chemicals that are dangerous to human health. Luckily, manufacturers subject the mats to safety tests to give them a rating on toxicity risks. You should ask about the presence of any toxic material for the foam element in the mat. Most indoor mats that you purchase should have a premium non-toxic EVA foam material.
Manufacturers present a specific range of circumstances that their mats would serve. For example, the interlocking mat may contain materials that will tolerate oil spills. The mat may also have a strength threshold warning you against the placement of items that are heavier than the recommended weight support of the mat. They may even have an explicitly recommended use for indoors or outdoors. Reading the label carefully before purchase as well as checking the instructions given on the product page online should be enough to know whether the mat will serve its intended purpose.