When the 4 x 10 mat arrived, we opened it up and put it in the workout room; then left for a while. When we came home, the whole house stunk of rubber. We put the mat outside for a week; but unfortunately the smell did not get any better. The mat is also harder then I would have thought. Tried to return it, but the cost to ship it was $70+. Might try to sell on Craigslist. Sorry to say the purchase did not work out and was a big disappointment.
I have been scouring the Internet for years looking for a decent tough rubber material to use on workbench tops - can't believe that nobody sells a high-quality material pre-cut for that purpose. They installed this for flooring at my Gym, so I figured if it could stand up to that torture it could certainly protect my nice butcher-block workbenches from some hammer blows!
Nice mats. They are thinner than I wanted originally, but the price was right. They work fine for a home gym, and they don’t move much even on a fairly slippery vinyl floor. I do P90x and yoga. The rubber smell was strong at first but faded after a week or so.
Easy to lay, edge to edge joint very smooth and clean with no adhesive or tape, slight curl in the ends lays flat after a few days. The pieces are not exactly the same length, and not cut exactly square. So you will have some trimming if you are butting pieces end to end. Looks and feels very good. I saw the same material used in high traffic area at Taos Ski Valley, tramped on by ski boots, with no sign of wear. You need a softer mat on top to do crunches and the like! Thanks.
Super-helpful rep handled my order! Mat was recevied on-time and was well-packaged. Price was good and the mat has worked out perfectly for the use I bought it (exercise equipment).
Purchased this rubber flooring to try and match existing rubber flooring. The color I selected was not an exact match, but still looks nice. The product arrived in a reasonable amount of time and was very easy to install. It makes a huge difference from bare concrete!
This particular product, ″Elephant Bark″ style rubber matting is exactly what I was hoping it would be for my flooring project. We used it to create a replacement driver area floor covering in a vintage vehicle. The color choices worked well with the vintage theme and the mat itself lays well, conforming to the basic angles in the floor without the need for additional fastening. The material itself has a high friction coefficient naturally, so it does not slide around once in place. Noise and heat levels were reduced immediately upon installation. Very satisfied with the product and service from the company.
love it. works great, quality product.
I bought this mat for my rabbit's habitat. I needed something that provided cushion, but that was also sturdy enough that he couldn't dig or chew through. I was able to (with a leather punching tool) poke small holes along the perimeter so I could zip tie his cage to the mat. It is easy to clean and wipe up and he can't destroy it. I have gone through several different types of flooring in his habitat, and though this is the most expensive single purchase, it has saved me money in the long run because I can tell I won't need to replace it for a long while. I wish I would have just started with this in the first place!
Product was shipped faster than I expected and arrived in a week. Easy to install and cut with utility knife. Rubber smell is mild, not too bad. Overall I am a happy customer. I would use them again.
I used this mat to cover the top of my work bench area. I found it very easy to work with and the finished bench’s look amazing. The mat has allowed me to control noise and vibration from the equipment that is mounted on the bench’s. I also found that the cleaning up the area is very easy with a damp cloth.
I bought several rolls of this to cover the floor of my garage as I turn it into a gym. It has been perfect. Tough enough to put equipment on, just enough give to save my feet and knees, hard enough to lift on.
First of all, when it arrived i was expecting each roll to be the same exact size... they were.. After using I’ve noticed it holds dirt, looks dirty even after I clean it which is irritating. After laying it all out and caulking the edges it shifted, so I’m thinking it’s the double sided carpet tape lacking quality.. overall it looks low grade which is very disappointing...
I'm using it for both, as a protective floor cover under my heavy gym set, as well as a floor cover in our camping van. Ultra durable, easy to clean and not slippery.
Very pleased. Was concerned about encountering a strong rubber smell but had zero smell issue. Solid black does show dirt but I didn’t want the speckled look for this boutique fitness studio. Sales rep very friendly. Have ordered twice.
We used this rolled directly over plywood to convert an unused office space into a home gym with a spin bike and weights. It looks great, is nicely shock absorbent (though not soft), doesn't slip or bunch, and makes a great base for yoga mats and other activities. Couldn't be simpler or nicer.
It was easy to install and to cut. I’m happy with the product and the price was great.
Simply perfect! I installed the mat material into the back of a Mercedes Benz Metris work van. The van is equipped from the factory with a hard, smooth composite wood floor panel. I installed the mat in the cargo area of the van to protect both the cargo and the floor panel. An added bonus is a surprising reduction in interior noise and I greatly appreciate the fact that the Tough Mat stops tools and product from sliding around when I drive! I know this is considered a ″non-standard″ use of the products, but I can say without reservation Tough Mat exceeded our goals and expectations for this custom application!
Good quality product, Normal price, very little smell and after a few days smell is gone. Arrived on time. Would buy again.