Flooring suggestion

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  1. Monger

    Monger Chronically Injured

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    Hi, I'm looking for suggestions on flooring for a basement and underneath a punching bag. I prefer to train barefoot since I do KB/Muay Thai. After an extensive search on the internet I found that puzzle mats like these...

    http://swainsportsintl.com/f_flooring.htm

    seem to be the most popular. In my opinion it's very expensive to do a large area with them. I've found some alternatives but the price doesn't seem to vary much. I'm just wondering if anyone has a more inexpensive idea. It needs to be firm enough to strike from but absorbent enough to jump, kick, fall on while training barefoot.
     
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    I don't know about the cheapest, but if you want a quality flooring system that will last, go with the swains. I've had my gold medal mats for 5 years now and they are still in great shape after much kickboxing and bare feet.

    Keven
    www.warrior-one.com
     
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    Swain and zebra make great mats. Call Zebra up and see about getting mats that they have used at a show, they are used for one weekend and then sold at a discount.

    I offer puzzle mats, fold up mats and the seamless type of mats but your better off if you can work a deal on the zebra mats.

    www.SSFgear.com
     
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    Monger Chronically Injured

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll check with Zebra. Out of curiosity, how much do you sell the mats for?
     
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    SSF SSFgear.com

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    I'll have to see when I get to the shop, I don't have that info on me (not a hot mover). What type and size are you talking about getting?

    www.SSFgear.com
     
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    Thanks so much but I just called Zebra and they gave me a deal that I think would be very hard to beat. I spent hours searching the net yesterday and I couldn't find any cheaper. I'm getting used mats from them like you suggested. Thanks again! You are always a huge help and your customer service/relationship is unbeatable!
     
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    SSF SSFgear.com

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    I can't beat Zebra on quailty either. I like there mats the best. Can you PM with the deal they gave you, I may pick up some.

    www.SSFgear.com
     
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    Done :cool:
     
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    Monger and SSF showed the community here on sherdog...I like how people work together around here.

    I am trying to convince my parents to let me set up a little gym in the corner of our garage in the new hosue they move into...that'd be nice.
     
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    SSF SSFgear.com

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    Thanks to Monger I ended up buy some Zebra mats and I am now a reseller for Zebra.

    www.SSFgear.com
     
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    Right on, man.
     
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    Monger Chronically Injured

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    :D That's great! So I can come to you when I need more mats.... ha ha. Very cool.
     

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