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Alex Lewis

Benefits of Gymnastic Mats

Alex Lewis

Gymnastics Mats are used for ensuring safety during training and competitions. Gymnastic mats contain pieces of foam with varying thickness levels. The covering is either has a plastic lining or vinyl. The foam used in gymnastic mats is either very soft or relatively firm. Blue is the most used color in landing mats; however, other colors are also available. For providing padding to beams, small mats are used, and for use as foam pits, larger mats are used. Both during practice sessions and for competitions, gymnastics mats are compulsory.



Even for working out at home, the folding gymnastic mats are very convenient for users. With their high density foam, gymnastic mats are great for doing crunches, yoga, sit-ups and other floor exercises. The convenience of gymnastic mats also extends to their storage and handling. The material used for folding gymnastics mats is easily cleanable and of non-absorbent PU leather.

As a material for gymnastic mats, PU leather cover should have the following capabilities:

  • Durability

  • Non-absorbent shell

  • Mildew resistance

  • Sanitary protection

  • Fire retardant

  • Sealable by zip

Given below are the features of a standard folding gymnastics mat:

  • High density

  • EPE eco-friendly foam with thickness and firmness

  • PU leather cover

  • Sewn-in handle

  • Velcro straps in either hands of the mat

  • Vinyl cover

  • Facility to attach extra mats

  • Very convenient for activities like tumbling, gymnastics, stretching, pilates, and martial arts

  • Can be connected to extra mats by using the Velcro on all four sides of the gymnastics mats

  • Meeting CPSIA requirements for Phthalate, Formaldehyde, and Lead





A standard folding panel gymnastic mat features cross-link polyethylene and wide panels. This helps in easy storage and transport. For stitching these very durable vinyl covers, Dacron tread is usually used. It is safe to tumble on gymnastic mats because of their firm working surface. For end-to-end attachment, Velcro is attached permanently to both sides. In case, there is a bigger matted area, Velcro is attached to all four sides.

During the beginning stages of competitive gymnastics, exercise, and aerobics, cross-linked polyethylene foam mats are recommended.



Usually, for young girls, the thick pink variety of folding gymnastic floor mats is best suited. Young gymnasts can get extra energy and boost from gymnastic floor mats, and such mats are ideal for training at home and at the gymnasium as well. With superior quality and great pink colored look, these gymnastic mats are great in looks and performance.

For long tumbling runs, gymnastics floor mats with cross-link foam core and end-to-end Velcro are the ideal choice. By the combination of high weave count polyester, heavy vinyl, and weave count polyester, fabric covered mats get great stick strength and superior puncture, tear, and abrasion resistance.

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