Material Specifications


Gym Mat Specifications:

Inform yourself about our gym mat material


Vinyl Specifications:

Our gym mats are made with a heavy duty reinforced coated vinyl. All gym mats are available in solid colours or in various combinations. 2" velcro fasteners allow these mats to be joined easily end to end (2 sides velcro) or in any configuration (4 sides velcro).

 Custom colours are available. 

Standard Colours:

Please note: Colours below may vary due to monitor variation.

Our vinyls contain the following properties:  

  • Mildew resistant
  • Rot resistant
  • Water resistant
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Easily cleaned using mild soap and water 

* Meets NFPA 701 standard and ULC S-109 large scale test requirement for flame retardency *

Foam / Filler Specifications

  • Closed Cell
  • Polyethylene
  • 1.25" thick
  • 2 lb. density 
  • Air bubbles that are separate from each other
  • Harder surface feel
  • Better at absorbing impacts than open cell
  • Highly shock absorbent
  • Provides stability for optimum footing
  • Provides good protection from throws, falls or take downs
  • Light weight
  • Resilient 
  • Martial Arts
  • Wrestling
  • Military / Police Training 
  • Cheerleeding 
  • Gymnastics 
100 I.L.D.
  • Open Cell
  • Polyurethane
  • 1" or 2" thick
  • 2.2 lb. density
  • 100 I.L.D.
  • Interconnecting air pockets, acting like a sponge
  • Firm surface feel
  • Regular impact absorbtion
  • Light weight
  • Most firm and least forgiving 
  • Elementary Programs
  • Safety / Rest
  • Removable Wall Padding 
  • Simple Tumbling Skills
  • Exercise Programs 
  • Aerobics 
55 I.L.D.
  • Open Cell
  • Polyurethane
  • 4" thick
  • 1.5 lb. density
  • 55 I.L.D. 
  • Interconnecting air pockets, acting like a sponge
  • Medium surface feel
  • Medium impact absorbtion
  • Light weight
  • Average firmness and average forgiveness 
  • Fun Shapes
  • Learning / Balance
  • Co-ordination / Motor Skills
  • Daycares
  • Kindergarten Programs
 40/44 I.L.D.
  • Open Cell
  • Polyurethane
  • 1" thick
  • 1.2 lb. density
  • 40/44 I.L.D. 
  • Interconnecting air pockets, acting like a sponge
  • Soft surface feel
  • Less impact absorbtion
  • Light weight
  • Least firm but most forgiving 
  • Rest Mats
  • Used in combination with cross-link
    in panel mats for more self-assurace 
  • Open cell chips bonded together
  • 1" or 2" thick 
  • 5 lb. density 
  • Heavier with good impact absorbing qualities
  • Nearly as soft as open cell foams
  • Firmer than polyurethane but softer than polyethylene 


  • Martial Arts
  • Combat
  • Military / Police Training
  • Wrestling
  • Rough Play 



ASTM:  American Society for Testing and Materials. This is an organization devoted to the establishment of standard methods and procedures for testing materials in the USA. 

Closed Cells:  These are foam cells that have intact cell membranes thereby reducing or eliminating passageways for airflow. 

Density:  Refers to mass per unit per volume. In the USA it is expressed in pounds per cubic foot (PCF). It is calculated as follows:
Weight of Sample (pounds) ÷ (Length(ft) * Width(ft) * Height(ft)) = Density
Density in no way reflects the firmness of the foam as is commonly thought. 

I.L.D.:  This stands for Indentation Load Deflection. What this refers to is the amount of pressure (in lbs.) that it would take to indent 25% of the foam. The higher the I.L.D., the firmer the foam will feel. The lower the I.L.D., the softer the foam wil feel. 

Open Cells:  This is a permeable structure in flexible foam in which there is no barrier between cells, and gases or liquids can pass through the foam. Most cell walls have been ruptured to a certain extent. 

Polyethylene:  This is the most popular polymer and is noted for its high tensile strength and excellent fatigue and wear resistance. This is a harder foam that gives the best protection against impact. Excellent for martial arts, wrestling, self-defense or training. 

Polyurethane:  This is a polymer which is an organic substance composed of repeating chemical units built up into large molecules whose structure resembles but is not the chemical urethane. This is a relatively soft foam that comes in in various I.L.D.'s and densities. It is the most forgiving of foams. 

Rebond:  This is made by recycling miscellaneous chips of foam and bonding them together with different adhesive or bonding processes. This foam offers more protection than polyurethane and it is softer than polyethylene.


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