Stage Padding

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When your school or church gymnasium has a stage that hosts concerts, plays, and other non-sports activities, finding the right stage padding is an important consideration. Cushioned pads mounted along the stage protect areas where athletes could crash or fall.

At Greatmats, we offer several different types of foam and vinyl stage padding that look great. The pads can even contain a custom logo or graphical branding for the school or athletic teams.

Size and Shape Options

We sell our stage padding in an L-shaped design. The right angle in the “L” matches the angle along the front of the stage wall that extends down to the sports floor.

The segment that fits on the concert stage is called the top return. With most of our products, the top return has a minimum depth of 6 inches. You can then order a custom length that extends down to the floor, typically in increments of 2 feet.

The thickness of the foam ranges from 1.25 inches to 2 inches.

Reach out to our customer service team for help selecting the custom size before ordering. We can even create curved stage padding for those who have a non-traditional stage.

Material Options

Our stage padding combines durability and cushioning to protect athletes from impact when stages are located in a gymnasium.

The core consists of high-density, cross-linked polyethylene foam. This foam has enough firmness to allow the pad to hold its shape. It also has enough cushioning to compress under the impact of someone crashing into it. The pad then returns immediately to its original shape.

This design allows the foam to take on the force of the impact, transferring it away from the athlete.

The foam covers consist of either a leather-embossed 14-ounce vinyl covering or an 18.5-ounce vinyl-coated polyester covering. Depending on the cover ordered, it offers tear resistance, UV resistance, an anti-mildew coating, and a flame-retardant coating.

All of our stage padding products are made in the United States. This gives customers confidence that they only consist of safe materials. They should meet any emissions criteria as well.

Pattern and Texture Options

The vinyl covering is available in more than a dozen different color choices. Match the color of the vinyl to the school's team colors. You can order the entire length of the stage padding in one color, or you can alternate colors in adjacent segments of the stage padding.

At the time of order, you can opt to have a custom graphic added to the surface of the vinyl on some of the pad segments.

For example, you may want the school name, mascot, or logo printed on the pad that will be centered along the length of the stage. This provides a pleasing look for those schools that want to leave the pads in place at all times, not just during sporting events.

Common Use Options

Placing these pads along the hard edge of the stage provides protection when basketball players or volleyball players are running to try to save a ball near the stage.

If the athlete crashes into the pad with an elbow or knee, the padding will help prevent a painful bruise or worse. Should a player stumble near the stage and fall, the length of padding hanging near the gym floor can protect the player’s head from a dangerous collision with the wooden stage.

Custom cutouts are available to accommodate electrical outlets that may be on the wall.

Installation Options

Depending on the model of padding that you select, you have a few different options for the installation process.

With one option, you’ll attach an aluminum rail to the stage before sliding hook-and-loop fabric into the rail, which holds the fabric in place tightly.

The opposite segment of the hook-and-loop fabric would be attached to the underside of the foam padding. When you press the two fabric strips together, it holds the matting in place.

Another option involves attaching a segment of hook-and-loop fabric to the stage wall, facing the gymnasium. You’d then attach the other segment of fabric to the back of the pads, pressing the two hook-and-loop fabrics together to hold the padding in place.

By making use of a hook-and-loop fabric for the installation system, you can easily remove the pads whenever needed. You may want to store the pads in the off-season or, for those schools with storage areas under the stage, remove the pads to access the storage area.

Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements

When the vinyl has dust or grime on it, you can use a slightly damp cloth to wipe it clean.

If you are struggling to remove grime from a certain spot, spray some vinyl cleaner onto the cloth rather than directly onto the vinyl and wipe it away.

Should the vinyl suffer a tear, we offer vinyl repair kits that match the color of the vinyl covering, so you can have the pads looking as good as new.