How To Make A DIY VR Mat
By Created: July, 2021 - Modified: July, 2021
Related Product: Foam Mats Economy 1/2 Inch
A VR mat, or virtual reality mat, is one that typically has a tactile design and helps to keep gamers centered and less distracted by surroundings while immersed in a game.
Of the many different mats and tiles that can be used in a DIY VR mat project, the following 5 products are among the best and most popular options:
- ½ Inch Thick Foam Economy Mats
- 8mm Thick Black Rubber Utility Tile
- StayLock Tile Bump Top Black
- Wood Grain Foam Tiles
- ⅝ Inch Premium Foam Kids and Gym Mats
These products offer many features and benefits that would contribute to an overall positive gaming experience if used as a VR Mat.
Each mat is 2x2 feet and easily interlocks to other mats with tight fitting tabs. They can easily be cut using a utility knife to create a space that is virtually any size or shape. Once installed, the resulting surface is one that is waterproof, lead free, and latex free.
These foam mats offer a soft footing that is shock absorbing and a DIY VR floor mat that can go with to tournaments or gaming events, as it’s lighter than rubber. It’s available in blue, gray, or black, so it’s a product to use to create colored boundaries on the perimeter of VR mats made with black rubber or other material.
Made in the USA, this product is simple to work with - featuring an interlocking design and material that’s easy to trim with a utility knife. These are comfortable to walk or stand on, eco-friendly, and slightly insulative. It’s a product that is very strong and long lasting.
This tile is waterproof, so it will not get damaged when your gaming works you into a sweat, and its raised base and lightweight design prevents water from getting trapped beneath it, making it a suitable option for a basement gaming space. It also keeps the flooring from sliding over carpet if you use it for a temporary installation - so once you set the tiles in their position, they will stay put.
Available in wood grain patterns, grey, and black, these tiles compliment any decor style. They are fast and easy to install and can be easily cut to use in any area of a VR mat.
These mats are stain resistant and waterproof and offer thermal insulation, noise suppression, and aesthetic appeal. They can endure lots of use and abuse with their thatch surface texture, and they come with a 1-year warranty against product defects.
Greatmats - For The Best DIY VR Mat ProductsThe products highlighted represent some of the best DIY VR mat products that can be used on their own, or, used together to make a high performing, unique mat.
If you have questions about any of these products, or if you want suggestions on how to use them to make a DIY VR mat, just reach out to the team at Greatmats. They can help you with measuring, ordering, and more. Together, you can come up with the perfect recipe for a successful VR mat project.
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