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Fluctuating Market For EVA Mats and Foam Mats

Markets fluctuate for everything. Prices go up and down for all sorts of goods depending on supply and demand. It is simple mathematics. If you have more of any particular good then you can sell then that will inevitably drive down the price of that good as you try and sell it. If demand is higher than supply than you would be comfortable putting up the price of that products as you know that chances are that you will be able to get more money for it than before. Also you will be keen to sell it for more because you know that when you go to replenish your suppliers there is a chance that it will cost you more to replace them.

These are the economic fundamentals that every company and indeed individual needs to live by. Obviously companies need to make money and individuals need to survive. So they nee to keep track of what things cost such as EVA Mats and Foam Mats. Just like any other product the price of EVA mats and foam mats is determined by supply and demand. If the factories are producing more of these training mats than the market requires then the price will fall. If they produce less then the opposite will happen. The chances are that the factories will only produce mats when they are sold so this will rarely be why the price has moved.

The other factor effecting the price of manufactured goods such as EVA mats and foam mat is the price of commodities. If the price of the inputs materials goes up then this will effect the price of the finished product. So for example the price of oil might effect the price of EVA mats because EVA is a petroleum by-product and therefore is tied to its price. Other things that might effect it are currency fluctuations. As most manufactured goods made in Asia are calculated in USD, should its price change compared to the Aussie dollar then that also could have an effect.

So as you see when looking at the price of EVA mats and foam mats it is clear that they are influenced by many factors. The moral of the story is that if you see them fall in price and you need some then buy them then and there.

Foam Mats for Gym

Every Gym Needs Foam Mats

There seems to have been a resurgence or gyms lately especially with the advent of the 24 hour gym. Indeed 24 hour gyms are all the rage at the moment and have really taken away a lot of business from regular traditional gyms. Traditional gyms are struggling nowadays because people want flexibility away from all the contracts and nonsense. I mean how important is it to be able to buy a protein shake from the gym bar when all you need is a vending machine with some water and juices. Even though the format of gyms is changing lots of the fundamentals have stayed the same.

Even though some things have changed there is one thing that hasn’t – the need for foam mats. Although you will still find carpet in the main areas and rubber mats under the weight you will still find foam mats in almost ever gym. That is because almost every gym still needs to have an aerobic type of train area. Any time you have vigorous activity happening you need to have some foam mats to lessen the impact. Gym owners know that the training public demands it and of course the customer is always right. Plus there is the added benefit of reducing the impact of training so the gym users can keep coming back

The most common form or foam mats are jigsaw mats. Jigsaw mats are the most popular form of foam mats because they can be easily installed and they are inexpensive. They are also easy to replace if one of them gets damaged, instead of having to replace them all. The other alternative would be to have a patch where something has happened which would look unseemly. Jigsaw foam mats have been around for ages simple because they are so convenience and gyms were amongst the first to embrace them.

Although gyms were amongst the first to embrace foam mats they are not the last. You can bet that you will see them wherever you go for years to come yet.

Professional Golf Championship

Tiger Woods Wins First Title in Five Years

I must admit that I am the a greatest fan of professional golf. It looks like a fun game and I would like to place it some day but most professional golfers look like escaped cast members of “The Hobbit”. It was with that in mind that I found myself fascinated in my sudden interest in golf the last few months. You see after many years in the wilderness all the sudden Tiger Woods was making waves again. Whilst not a fan of Tiger per se I was interested in the tale of the come back kid making his way to the top. Judging by the crowds at the US PGA tour on the weekend I was not the only person. Indeed it seemed that everybody was mesmerised by the return of Tiger Woods to top form.

After teasing us over the last few weeks with near misses at other events Tiger Woods has finally won his first title in five years. What will go down as the biggest comeback in sporting history Tiger lifted a remarkable victory with a two-shot win in the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. Tiger was able to fend off a spirited challenge from the likes of Justin Rose and fellow American Billy Herschel to win his 60th title an pocket $US1.62 million in the process.

“All of a sudden it started hitting me that I was going to win the tournament,” Woods said. “It’s been a tough few years.”

This outstanding victory is sure to elevate Woods’ profile and standing in the sporting community. He will surely receive some huge offers from sponsors following this remarkable outcome. Indeed Direct Mats CEO has stated that he would love to come on board as a Tiger Woods sponsor in the near future. “Tiger would be a great advocate for our jigsaw mats and foam mats.” said Direct Mats CEO. “You know it what our mats are about. Sometimes you get hit. Sometimes you hit the floor. But with the right support you can always get back up,” he said.

interlocking eva jigsaw mats

Gym Mats For Your Training

Studies have shown that if you lead a healthy and active life you will live longer and will be less susceptible to illness and therefore a early death. Whilst there are a lot of hereditary diseases out there most illnesses are due to poor lifestyle choices. This is why people increasingly find themselves leading more active lives including exercising more regularly. Regular exercise is recognised as the best way to keep your weight in check and good cardiovascular health.

To achieve a balanced life is not easy and not all people have time to go out or go to the gym. That is why people find themselves training more and more at home. Whether in the garage, outside or some other spare space it is always easier and faster to just do it at home. But to be able to train effectively at home it is necessary to have the right equipment. Whilst the first thought may be to equip oneself with weights, exercise bikes and training machine scant regular is often given to the right gym mats. 

Indeed gym mats should be one of the first things anyone should think about when deciding to train at home. Gym mats are probably the most important piece of equipment that you could have in your home.  Gym mats are suitable for all sorts of activities and have many benefits to offer. Gym mats are made from foam which acts to absorb impact when training. It is the fact that gym mat are made from EVA foam that they are so great. It is also why they are also called foam mats. 

Foam mats are not only a popular for home use and fitness fanatics. They are also very popular with professional gyms. Which is why next to you go to a gym make sure you check it out and see what kind of training mats they are using.

 

anti-fatigue mats for the workplace and home

Jigsaw Mats a Great Option for Home Gym

Ever since the advent of “The Biggest Loser” people have been more interested in losing weight and keeping fit. Indeed it is not a phenomena confirmed to Australia, it is something that can be found in America with a show of the same name and even in places like Croatia where they call the show “Zivot na vagu” which lousy translate to “life on the scale”. No matter what they call it it is about people working out and dieting to try and lose weight and look good.

When people watch such shows they inevitably try and ind a place to work out. Some will go to their local gym or join some sporting activity like boxing or karate. Other with choose to simply train at home. For those who choose to train at home they will set up a home gym so that they have place to train. When they do sit up a place at home to train they will need to think about getting some jigsaw mats.

Jigsaw Mats are essential when setting up a training area for yourself at home. Jigsaw mats are necessary because they not only give you a defined area but they offer a safe place to train on a mat with anti-fatigue mat qualities. Jigsaw mats are available in a number of colour options which are designer to match your training area. Your jigsaw mat can also come in different thicknesses so that they can be tailored to the intensity of your training regime.

Jigsaw mats have been used for gym training and personal training for years now. Indeed they are often referred to as gym mats  as they are primary used for professional gyms and home gyms alike. Gym mats are made from EVA which is a type of plastic which has absorbing quality similar to rubber or compressed foam. EVA has perfect anti-fatigue qualities which are ideal for a training environment.

So next time you are looking at setting up a home gym or professional gym look no further then jigsaw mats. They are the ideal training mat for any training area.

Gym mats made from EVA foam are great training mats

Protect Yourself With Gym Mats

Training on hard surfaces can lead to long term injury. Constantly jumping up and down and rolling around on the ground can cause injury due to the stress on your bones and muscles. Fortunately for all the gym junkies out there we have a solution. Direct Mats now offers jigsaw mats and puzzle mats which if used correctly and in conjunction with a well thought out training regiment can reduce the impact of hard training on the body, helping to prevent injury and ensuring maximum fitness.

 

As mentioned above regular training on hard surfaces can lead to impact injuries, bruises and broken bones. While there is no substitute for common sense and taking care during training, with foam mats these injuries can be prevented. The main benefit of these jigsaw mats, the company says, is that they allow individuals to train longer and harder than they otherwise could by reducing the impact on the body. We supply gym mats for high-impact training such as martial arts and cross-fit training, but in practice, these mats are suitable for practically any activity. Thicker puzzle mats are appropriate for more intense, higher impact sports, such as MMA, while lower thickness mats are more suitable for sports like yoga and gymnastics.

 

The majority of our foam mats are made from EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate), a blend of a rubbery copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate, often used in the soles of sports shoes. This material has a  proven ability to absorb shock and protect delicate joints and tendons from injury. Gym mats come in a variety of thicknesses, tailored for different use scenarios. At the moment, the company supplies puzzle mats in 20mm, 30mm and 40mm widths, as well as a variety of specialised tatami and MMA mats in 40mm.

 

Direct Mats is one of Australia’s leading supplier of gym mats. It currently supplies safety mats to a range of organisations, including schools, sporting clubs, government training details and commercial gyms. Part of the appeal of our products is that they are amenable to practically any environment. Jigsaw mats, in particular, can be customised to any facility or room, offering a temporary or permanent floor covering to improve safety and boost comfort. The mats are easy to lay on any floor and are both durable and highly portable.

 

MMA mats are manufactured using heavy duty vinyl. They have a smooth finish, helping to reduce friction burns while providing maximum impact cushioning. Currently, the MMA mats from the company are available in 40mm in either black or grey and offer a low-cost solution compared to other leading brands in the industry.

 

For other martial arts, the company offers tatami mats. These are appropriate for a range of hand-to-hand fighting sports, including judo, jiu-jitsu, aikido, karate, kung fu and BJJ. These foam mats come in a variety of finishes, depending on the customer’s needs.

 

To find out more about the products or to make an inquiry about freight costs, go to https://directmats.com.au to get in touch with the company

anti-fatigue mats for the workplace and home

Anti-fatigue Mats Help Prevent Injury

Anti-fatigue mats are designed to help a person who is working in a standing position for prolonged periods of time. Most anti-fatigue mats are a combination of an ergonomic pattern and a cushioning underlay. The cushioning causes constant balance checks by the person standing on the mats and small movements that stimulate blood flow through the legs.

The use of Anti-fatigue mats is meant to encourage better circulation and lower fatigue. Anti-fatigue mats are one of many methods to try to prevent injuries caused by working in a standing position. These kind of anti-fatigue mats  are recommended by Occupational Health and Safety laws and regulations. There are a range of materials as anti-fatigue mats includes EVA, compressed foam and rubber. 

Anti Fatigue Mats like supplied by Direct Mats are designed for environments where prolonged standing is required. Our anti-fatigue mats are also used by sporting organisation to help prevent injury during vigorous training regimes. Our mats range includes

rubber mats

  • EVA Mats
  • Foam Mats
  • Martial Arts Mats
  • Tatami Mats
  • MMA Mats
  • Yoga Mats
  • Jigsaw Mats

 

As well as our extensive range of mats we can also source a large range of mats for our customers. Special order mats usually have a minimum order requirement which is necessary to abide my manufacturing limits and shipping costs.

freightliner shipping jigsaw mats from the Chinese factory

New Shipment of Jigsaw Mats

We have just received a new shipment of jigsaw mats to our Sydney warehouse the new shipment was a 40′ container and arrived from its original destination in Shandong Province PRC. The shipment consisted of the following:

  • 40mm jigsaw mats – 500units.
  • 30mm jigsaw mats – 200units
  • 20mm jigsaw mats 300units.

The mats were a variety of colours which included:

  • Black / Grey jigsaw mats
  • Blue / Red jigsaw mats
  • Black / Red jigsaw mats

Our gym mats are made from compressed EVA foam which is then cut to the designated length. The measurements are 1m x 1m which is an ideal size for gym mats.

We constantly have shipments arriving to satisfy demand for our customers. Our customer range across a large section of the community and sporting organisations.

US Dollar sales of gym mats

Weak Inflation Data Effect AUD

The Australian dollar tumbled after weak inflation data from the Bureau of Statistics. The rate of inflation came in at 0.2% which was below  the expected rate of 0.4%. The RBA would have been watching the core rate which was 0.5%. The core rate of inflation was according to the markets expectations. The AUD tumble by a quarter of a percent after the announcement. It then stabilised after the initial fall.

A fall in the AUD can usually be expected to lead to a increase in the cost of imported items. This is also true when it comes to foam mats. As foam mats are purchased using USD any fluctuation in the currency has an effect on foam mats. The effect may not be immediate but over time if there is a continual drop in the value of the dollar then it can be expected to have an effect on the price of foam mats.

Our interlocking mats remain the most competitively priced in the market. We have a large range of interlocking mats available at any particular time. We also have new mats coming in all the time. We just received a shipment of gym mats last week and will be receiving another shipment next week. It is always best to order your mats while the AUD is higher.