EVA Mats 101: How to Get the Most out of Your Foam Flooring

EVA Mats 101: How to Get the Most out of Your Foam Flooring

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With so many ways to implement mats into your home like playrooms, bedrooms and home-gyms, it’s easy to see why interlocking EVA foam flooring is sweeping the nation. But, while we love EVA foam mats for their versatility, anti-fatigue, and low-impact properties, they require special care apart from traditional flooring in your home. Below we have compiled a list that will guide you to maximizing the longevity of your EVA foam flooring. 

  • Stick to hard, flat surfaces: To prevent the mats from sliding, reduce friction on the bottom and interlocking points between tiles by placing them on surfaces such as concrete, tile, or hardwood floors, holding them in place with double-sided tape only improves this. 
  • Keep your mats indoors: Despite EVA foam’s resistance to the occasional spill, we don’t advise keeping them outside. Regular snow, rain, and debris can quickly deteriorate EVA foam flooring, so for outdoor use we recommend a heavier-duty option
  • Avoid pressure from sharp objects: EVA foam is dense and durable for everyday use, however, sharp corners from heavy furniture, standing in high heels, and the claws of certain pets can puncture or scratch the surface of your mats. 
  • Clean your mats often: Keep your mats free of unpleasant dust and corrosive bacteria by wiping them down with soap and water regularly. However, cleaning procedures vary based on what kind of mats you have. For example, carpet top tiles should be lint-rolled, premium carpet-top tiles can be vacuumed, and printed tiles should be cleaned more gently with disinfectant wipes. 

By following these simple guidelines, you can enjoy your EVA foam flooring for years to come, and as always, the best place to outfit your home with any style of EVA mats is We Sell Mats.  

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