Vinyl Covered Exercise Mats
When needing to keep athletes safe as they are working out and playing games, consider having a panel mat available. This type of cushioned paneling protects athletes from crashing into a wall or fence and gives them a padded landing area.
Some panel mat options from Greatmats work for mounting to the wall or fence, creating a cushioned area over the top of a brick or wood structure. Other folding panels work for gymnastics and cheerleading, as these athletes work on various skills and need a soft landing space on the floor.
Size and Shape Options
We offer wall-mounted pads in multiple size options, so customers can cover the space they have available.
Wall pads are available in heights from 4 to 8 feet for indoor use. The majority of pads made for indoor use will be 2 feet in width.
For outdoor use on a fence at a baseball, football, softball, or soccer field, products are available in heights from 2 to 8 feet. The widths of those pads are typically 4 feet.
Wall pads typically measure between 2 and 4 inches in thickness.
A folding panel mat made for use for tumbling at a gymnastics or cheer studio typically consists of individual sections of pads connected with a vinyl cover. The majority of the individual sections of these mats will measure 2 feet long by 4, 5, or 6 feet in width.
The overall length of this folding panel mat will depend on the number of sections in the mat.
- A 3 panel design typically measures 6 feet in length.
- A 4 panel design typically measures 8 feet in length.
- A 5 panel design typically measures 10 feet in length.
- A 6 panel design typically measures 12 feet in length.
Folding gymnastic mats often measure somewhere between 1-3/8 inches and 2-1/2 inches in thickness.
These vinyl-covered exercise mats for sale will consist of padding on the inside, protected with a vinyl covering.
The padding in these mats will contain high-impact polyurethane or polyethylene foam. This type of foam compresses when placed under the force of someone crashing into it before rebounding quickly to its original shape. This allows the foam to absorb the force, giving the athlete's body extra protection in the collision.
Around the outside of the foam, the manufacturer adds a 16-ounce or 18-ounce vinyl covering. The vinyl protects the foam from rips and tears. This is not cheap vinyl, and it should stand up to rough treatment successfully.
With outdoor wall or fence mats, the back of the mat may include a mounting board that gives the panel mat the rigidity needed to hang on a fence.
Pattern and Texture Options
The vinyl covers are available in multiple colors for both the wall mats and the folding mats. Outdoor and indoor wall mats can appear in colors like:
- Dark green
- Dark red
- Dusky blue
- Gray pewter
- Kelly green
- Navy blue
- Royal blue
- Sky blue
- Spruce sunflower
Some customers will want to select a color that matches the colors of their teams that will be using the wall pads. You may be able to add a custom logo or team name to the vinyl if desired.
Folding gym mats also have a few color options available in the vinyl cover, including:
- Pink and blue
Common Use Options
Customers often install these wall mats at a school or athletic facility for safety. In a gym with a concrete wall behind the basketball hoop, this padding is an important safety measure.
For outdoor fields, hanging these pads on concrete pillars or on wood or chain link fences provides safety for players.
For home use or for use at a studio, our folding panel mat gives gymnasts and cheerleaders the ability to work on some of their skills with a padded landing area available. However, remember that these pads are not a substitute for proper coaching regarding safe techniques for practicing cheer and gymnastics.
When installing the wall pads, clips are available with these mats that allow for mounting to a concrete or wood wall or fence. Proper installation is vital to ensuring the mats provide the desired safety benefits. Some people may want to hire a professional to perform the installation.
With the folding mats for cheerleading and gymnastics, there is no installation required. These mats simply unfold on the floor when being used and fold up to go into storage afterward.
Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements
Customers can clean the vinyl on the exterior of the mat with hot water and a sponge. If you need to clean the vinyl to eliminate viruses and bacteria, you can use a diluted disinfectant.
If the vinyl rips, contact our customer service team, as we may be able to ship you a vinyl repair kit that matches your particular mat.