Our folding gymnastic and tumbling mats and judo mats are designed for tumbling, martial arts, judo and gymnastic activity. Our mats are manufactured with Cross-linked foam filler, AKA polyethylene. This is a foam that is closed cell. It can float in water. This foam core filler will not degrade over time after years of compressions caused by tumbling rebounds, stunt crashes or martial arts combat. Our athletic mats are cover-crafted with 18 oz. coated vinyl, polyesters scrim, and stitched with Dacron™ thread.
gymnastic mats and judo mats are produced in 2 ft. wide panels which fold accordion style. Velcro on the short sides are standard and can make a long strip of tumbling mats. Gymnastics mats with Velcro on 4 sides can produce an area for free-exercise , martial arts, play room.gymnastic mats can also be hung on walls as wall pads.
Carpeted cheerleading mat rolls is alternative for the folding gym mats. If the space-saver folding gym mats does not meet your needs then Wrestling Mats Rolls is an option.
What thickness should I purchase? 1-3/8” thick is recommended for general exercise, stretching, low impact aerobics, non-gymnastic play areas, etc. Two inch thick is recommended for tumbling, cheerleading, judo or other high impact activities like wrestling. 2-3/8" thick is recommended for power tumbling, cheerleading, judo or other high impact activities like wrestling. The advantage of the 2-3/8" thick mat is better rebound, more energy absorption and less stress on the joints. If you budget permits, we would rather be a victim of a judo throw on a 2-3/8" thick judo mat than a one inch thick judo mat.
ABOUT GYM MAT FOAM
Which is better Cross link (polyethylene) foam or Poly foam (polyurethane)?
Cross link (Polyethylene) Cross link (recommended) is the world standard for gymnastics mats, martial arts mats and tumbling mats. It's a firm closed cell foam that has great rebound capabilities, durable and light weight. This is recommended for serious tumblers/gymnasts/martial artists and wrestlers.
Poly Foam Poly foam
(Polyurethane) Poly foam is an open cell spongy foam with poor rebound
capabilities and will break down (disintegrate) faster than polyethylene.
Polyurethane may be more suitable for younger kids who create less
force when tumbling. Poly foam is softer than polyethylene and will
minimize injury more than cross link. Poly foam will provide a safer
landing surface for kids 3-8 years old, esp.
for basic tumbling skills and movement education. Recommended
color is: ROYAL BLUE
Aerobic Mat Rolls Cross link foam is suited for aerobic activity. For a firmer, more durable gym floor, black rubber aerobic flooring is an option.