Category: Remodel

10 Artificial Grass Pros and Cons: The Most Important Considerations

Interested in a budget-friendly, eco-friendly, and stylish alternative to natural grass? In recent years, manufacturers have created ultra-realistic artificial grass blades that are almost indistinguishable from the real deal. But is the investment worth it? Compare artificial grass pros and cons to decide for yourself. 

Undoubtedly, artificial grass most often used for backyards, gyms, and sports fields. However, you can find turf inside homes for an earthy and unique aesthetic. Many of our grass options work well for indoor and outdoor use. Additionally, they often come benefits, such as UV protection, a cleat safe design, perforations for drainage.

Just like any other type of flooring, artificial turf has its advantages and disadvantages. You must consider whether or not you plan to have it inside or outside, for sports, or intended for fur friends.

Related Content > Artificial Grass Buying Guide

rtificial Grass Pros

Bow Wow Turf Rolls

Artificial turf comes with several desirable features that most natural grasses or other outdoor flooring don’t come with. Check out the most popular reasons people are switching to artificial grass! 

1. Lower Water Bills

Artificial grass can save you gallons of water! According to the Synthetic Turf Council, having an artificial lawn can save up to 70% of the average homeowner’s water bill. Not only will you be more eco-friendly by reducing daily water waste, but you’ll also limit the amount of effort for upkeep. It’s a win-win! 

2. Return on Investment 

Green, luscious grass helps to elevate the outside of residential and commercial properties. EcoGrass experts estimate that turf owners can expect a return on investment within one to five years compared to natural alternatives and their maintenance costs. You can sit back, relax, and save money with artificial lawns. 

3. Minimal Maintenance 

No more long days mowing, weed whacking, or dealing with dug-up holes. Fake grass takes the hassle out of maintenance for an effortless and polished look during all seasons.

4. Ultra-Durable

If you expect heavy foot traffic, our select commercial and residential artificial grasses can take it! You can play sports, work out in comfort, and host events knowing your turf will stay great for years to come. 

Previous challenges with dirt, holes, and muddy paws? With artificial grass, the soil is completely covered, so pets won’t feel inclined to dig into the ultra-durable material. For pet waste, our pet-friendly turf comes with perforated holes to allow liquids to drain efficiently and leave your lawn looking fresh and dry. 

5. No Pesticide or Herbicides Needed 

Traditional maintenance chemicals can be harmful to your kids, pets, and environment. Our artificial grass requires no pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers, so you can rest assured that your family and fur friends are safe. Additionally, our turfs contain no metals and are antimicrobial. 

Related Content > How to Maintain and Clean Artificial Grass

rtificial Grass Cons

Newport Premium Turf Rolls

We want to help you put the best foot forward for your next landscape project! Below are a few considerations of artificial grass before starting the installation process.

1. Gets Hotter in the Sun

In the summer months, artificial turf can get significantly hotter in direct sunlight. To mitigate temperature changes, our Hydrochill turf infill can keep your lawn 30 to 50 degrees cooler than other synthetic alternatives. 

2. Fear of Toxicity

In 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission deemed synthetic turf safe, and since then has posed no consumer health or safety issues. 

All of our artificial turfs are 100% free of toxic chemicals and lead materials, making them a trusted flooring for animals and humans. Also, synthetic turf also reduces pollution and noxious air emissions, commonly associated with lawnmowers. 

3. Initial Expenses

Often, artificial turf tends to cost more than natural grass when you first purchase and install it. However, you’ll have a long-lasting lawn that keeps its green color and fresh-cut look. The initial expense outweighs the yearly cost of maintaining natural grass. 

4. Comfort

Generic and cheaper artificial turf can be uncomfortable underfoot. However, our synthetic grasses have realistic and soft blades that won’t poke or irritate your feet to walk across. 

For animals, our pet-friendly turf ensures a natural grass feel while being ultra-durable for endless playtime both within the home and outdoors. 

5. Installation 

Depending on the location and layout of your space, you may find it helpful to have a professional installer help you. Therefore, this would be an additional cost to ensure the most permanent and resilient turf application.

Related Content > How to Choose Artificial Turf Infill

3 Best Artificial Grass Options

Now that you have these considerations in mind, we picked the top-ranked turf options of 2021. These synthetic grasses are the most versatile and high-quality options on the market.

Whether you’re looking for an all-around artificial grass or something for sports, like golfing in mind, we’ve got your perfect match! 

1. Performance Turf Rolls

Peformance Turf Rolls

Ready to take your indoor or outdoor gym to the next level? Our Performance Turf Rolls offer the perfect amount of cushion and joint support for drills and full-body workouts. 

These synthetic turf rolls are made of ultra-durable polyethylene, so using pull sleds and dropping heavy weights on top of the surface is a non-issue. 


Indoor/Outdoor5-year warrantyEasy to install and maintainSHOP PERFORMANCE TURF ROLLS

2. Putting Green Turf Rolls

Putting Green Turf Rolls

Achieving your ultimate putt-putt set-up is possible with Putting Green Turf Rolls. They’ll make your mini-golf space beautifully green year-round, and natural feeling grass blades will not impact your game performance. 

This high-quality synthetic grass is all weather-approved, as well as heat- and frost-resistant. That means you won’t be ‘putting’ up with any maintenance hassles, regardless of the weather.


Perforated for drainageApproved for all WeatherNo harmful chemicals or metalsSHOP PUTTING GREEN TURF ROLLS

3. Pet Turf Rolls

Pet Turf Rolls

Your furry friend needs a soft play area, too! Create the perfect lawn for you and your pup with Pet Turf Rolls. They’re also perforated for superior drainage and have rounded natural grass blades that feel comfortable under paws. 


Soft and pet-friendlyUV protected Made in the USASHOP PET TURF ROLLS


Artificial grass is a fantastic option to keep your space looking styled and green all year round! Ready to explore our turf selection? Shop Now!


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2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 10+ Best Home Flooring Ideas

You probably know someone who’s always starting a renovation project, or maybe someone who flips houses and is always in search of quality, affordable flooring. To wow them with a thoughtful gift this holiday season, give the gift of the perfect home flooring!

There are tons of options to choose from for a home flooring gift, from waterproof vinyl to laminate and even carpet and tile. Get inspired by checking out these home flooring options!

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is a classic option for anyone looking for stylish flooring that’s ultra-durable, affordable, and maintains its beauty for years. There’s something for everyone with minimal maintenance and various sheet, plank, and tile options. Explore our most popular vinyl flooring below! 

Trending Looks

Wood-look:You’ll find an abundance of attractive vinyl flooring with authentic-looking wood grains. It’s by far one of our most popular styles. Stone-look: Upgrade your home with stylish and luxurious stone-look vinyl in tile, plank, and sheet options. Decorative: Decorative vinyl is perfect for homeowners looking to make a unique statement in their home. We’ve got a wide selection of intricate vinyl patterns to suit any style, including modern, bohemian, retro, and more. Related Content > Best Low-Voc Flooring Options for a Healthier Home

Rigid Core Waterproof Vinyl Flooring

Rigid Core Waterproof vinyl planks are one of the most heavy-duty flooring options on the market. Firstly they’re made with a 100% waterproof core, so you do not need to worry about moisture seeping into your subfloor, preventing damage, bacteria, and plank lifting. 

Next, the combination of a high-quality print layer and resilient wear layer provides you an effortlessly beautiful wood-look floor for the home, with minimal maintenance to keep it looking great. Additionally, many of our options are even DIY-certified so that you can install your new floor without extensive experience or tools. You can find a vast selection of plank options suited for residential and commercial settings. 

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TritonCORE Pro 7” Rigid Core Vinyl PlanksCOREtec Pro Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl PlanksShaw Endura 512C Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl PlanksSHOP ALL RIGID CORE WATERPROOF VINYL FLOORING

Luxury Vinyl Planks

COREtec Pro Plus 7

Vinyl planks are highly sought-after for their realistic wood-look styles. Also, the easy-to-clean, scratch-resistant surfaces often feature enhanced textures to mimic the feel of natural hardwood, all protected by a durable wear layer. DIY-friendly installation is an essential factor as well. 

These days, most luxury vinyl planks use an interlocking tongue and groove installation system so that you can lay the floor yourself without the need for a professional. These features make vinyl planks one of the most stylish, user-friendly flooring options on the market.

Customer Favorites

Mannington Adura Max 6” Waterproof PlankCOREtec Pro Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl PlanksAdura Max Apex 16” Waterproof Vinyl PlanksSHOP ALL VINYL PLANKS

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

COREtec Plus 18

For the latest in stone-look styles, nothing beats vinyl tiles. You can choose from the ultra-luxurious look of marble, and other stone looks, all without paying the price for natural stone. Like vinyl planks, luxury vinyl tiles often feature realistic textures for a more convincing appearance and feel.

Vinyl tiles are warmer than natural stone floors and more comfortable to stand on. Plus, they are easier to take care of than natural stone since they don’t need special sealers or cleaning products to look their best. Installation is also a breeze, so you can always install the flooring without the need for a pro.

Customer Favorites

Stone Flex Tiles – Classic CollectionMargo Flex Tiles – Modern MosaicsStone Flex Tiles – Gemstone CollectionSHOP ALL VINYL TILES

Vinyl Sheets

Mannington Benchmark 6' Vinyl Sheet

Do you know someone looking for vinyl flooring that’s stylish, easy to install, and budget-friendly? Give the gift of vinyl sheets!

These days, many vinyl sheet flooring options come with a durable fiberglass backing that provides extra stability, so you can install it by simply spreading it out and securing the edges with double-sided vinyl tape. Easy to clean and maintain, sheet vinyl won’t trap dust, pet dander, or other allergens, and it practically takes care of itself.

Customer Favorites

Shaw Great Basin 12’ Wide Vinyl SheetMannington Benchmark 6’ Vinyl SheetShaw Great Plains 12’ wide Vinyl SheetSHOP ALL VINYL SHEETS 

Laminate Flooring

12mm Mohawk Rare Vintage Laminate Flooring

This season, give the gift of stunning laminate flooring! It’s a fantastic alternative to natural wood that is durable and easy to clean and install. Available in an extensive array of wood species, waterproof options, and thicknesses, you can find laminate planks to suit any residential or commercial space. 

Trending Surfaces

Distressed: Distressed laminate planks offer a rustic, aged look without having to distress the flooring yourself. The distressed laminate look and texture are wildly popular with farmhouse interiors and are the perfect way to add charm. Embossed in register: This is one of our most hyper-realistic laminate textures. You will feel the fine grains and indentations that match the laminate wood look. In addition, with the indentations aligning perfectly, it achieves a three-dimensional appearance and experience underfootSmooth: If you’re looking for beautiful wood-look flooring that has a satin finish, we’ve got just the right options for you. You’ll find with smooth laminate flooring that the texture is soft and more subtle than other options. Related Content > Laminate Flooring Pros and Cons

Water Resistant Laminate

12mm Gold Coast WaterResist Laminate

Laminate planks create a warm, welcoming feel in any space, with incredibly realistic wood looks and a durable wear layer to protect it from wear and tear. Waterproof laminate takes the durability one step further, allowing you to install it in more moisture-prone areas.

Waterproof laminate can be a lifesaver for a busy home with kids and pets, requiring little maintenance and always looking effortlessly gorgeous. 

Customer Favorites

14mm KronoSwiss Origin Wide Plank Laminate13mm Tuffcore Estate WaterResist Laminate12mm Mohawk Boardwalk Waterproof LaminateSHOP ALL WATER RESISTANT LAMINATE 

USA Made Laminate

12mm Mohawk Elderwood Waterproof Laminate

If you love supporting American manufacturers, we have a selection of stylish laminate planks for you to choose from. Sourced and made right here in the USA, this flooring is made with the highest quality materials and is durable enough to withstand everyday wear and tear. Shop our different laminate plank colors, species, and surfaces to find the perfect one for you!

Customer Favorites

Hillside Hickory Waterproof LaminateArcadia Waterproof Laminate12mm Mohawk Elderwood Waterproof LaminateSHOP ALL USA MADE LAMINATE

Wide Plank Laminate

12mm Mannington Whiskey Mill Waterproof Laminate

Wide plank laminate flooring is a fantastic choice for large areas of the home. With extra-wide planks, you can install much faster and visually fill the space rather than with traditional-sized laminate planks. 

Additionally, you can add depth and visual interest by installing it in different patterns. We recommend diagonally installing your laminate for a unique take on the wood flooring look. 

Customer Favorites

14mm KronoSwiss Origin Wide Plank Laminate12mm Whisky Mill Waterproof LaminateRare Vintage Laminate Flooring12mm Mannington Palace Waterproof LaminateSHOP ALL WIDE PLANK LAMINATE

Engineered Wood Flooring

Shaw Expressions White Oak Engineered Wood

Upgrade your home with engineered hardwood floors, and enjoy the increased property value. This alternative to solid hardwood flooring consists of layers of high-density fiberboard (HDF). It’s a solid investment in your home that will end up paying dividends as time passes.

Made with a real wood veneer, each plank of engineered hardwood showcases an authentic wood grain and texture. You can pick from various wood species, including hickorywalnutmapleoak, and more. You’ll never see any repeating patterns or unconvincing looks because it’s the real thing!

Trending Textures

Engineered hardwood comes in several textures for a real wood feel underfoot. 

Wirebrushed Wirebrushed textures often have a uniform texture and a semi-matte finish, which creates a lived-in, antique look. Distressed: You’ll find burns, knots, and scrapes with distressed engineered wood flooring. Handscraped This beautiful hand-honed texture shows long scrapes throughout your engineered wood planks. To give it that natural, rustic character, the surface will vary plank by plank. Related Content > Farmhouse Flooring: Ideas for a Country Chic Home

Waterproof Engineered Wood

Mohawk Ultrawood Crosby Cove Engineered Wood

Waterproof engineered hardwood takes all the benefits of traditional engineered wood, plus 100% waterproofing capabilities. Also, because of its increased moisture resistance, you can install it in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and even in basements

No section of the home is off-limits with waterproof engineered wood flooring! Explore our beautiful wood tones, from light oak to deep hickory.  

Customer Favorites

Mohawk Ultrawood Crosby Cove Engineered WoodSebastian Isle Engineered WoodUlrawood Westport Cape Engineered WoodSHOP ALL WATERPROOF ENGINEERED WOOD

Multi-Width Plank Engineered Wood

Toscana Walnut Engineered Hardwood

Leave a unique statement in your home with multi-width engineered wood planks! This look is incredibly trendy right now for homeowners who desire a more natural, authentic look for their space. If you’re feeling adventurous, this one’s for you!

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Engineered Hardwood Toscana Maple Engineered WoodToscana Walnut Engineered HardwoodSHOP ALL Multi-Width Plank Engineered Wood

USA Made Engineered Wood

12mm Mannington Park City Oak Engineered Wood

Looking for premium quality engineered wood? Our American-made engineered wood flooring is a fantastic choice you can trust, as it’s sourced and manufactured right here in the USA Feel assured your purchase is coming from top American manufacturers that pride themselves on providing the highest quality wood flooring that will uphold for years to come.   

Customer Favorites

Mohawk Ulrawood Westport Cape Engineered Wood12mm Mannington Park City Oak Engineered WoodShaw Brushed Suede Engineered WoodSHOP ALL USA MADE ENGINEERED WOOD


Daltile Remedy Wall Tile

Tile is an effortless way to dress up every room of your home! Explore the unbeatable tile options and choose from floor tile, wall tile, or even backsplash mosaic tile to add a special touch to your space.

Trending Shapes

Tiles are one of the most versatile options to spruce up your walls and floors. Today, you’ll find dozens of unique shapes to accent your style. Check out just a few of the most popular shapes below. 

Hexagon: This attractive shape is taking over the interior design scene. Hexagon tile is often referred to as honeycomb tile. You can often see large hexagon-shaped floor tiles and wall tiles for the bathroom.Subway: Subway tile offers a modern, clean aesthetic to your backsplash or walls. It’s a classic rectangular tile look that remains one of the most popular options for the home. If you want an even more unique style, there are a variety of marble, glass, and stone subway looks to choose from.Rectangle: You’ll find the most variety of tile colors with this pleasing tile shape. You can install them in several ways, such as diagonally, straight, or parallel to the wall, resulting in a completely different aesthetic.Related Content > Best Tile Flooring: Top Floor Tiles to Make a Statement

Floor Tile

Daltile RevoTile - Stone Visual

When you give floor tile, what you’re really gifting is a huge flooring upgrade. More than any other flooring, tile is durable, waterproof, and designed to stand the test of time. 

Tile also holds the distinction of being the most versatile flooring in terms of style. You can find porcelain and ceramic tile in virtually any size, shape, and color. That includes popular wood-look and stone-look designs. Plus, installing tile doesn’t have to require a professional anymore. The new RevoTile click locking tile is designed for DIYers of all skill levels.

Customer Favorites

Daltile RevoTile – Wood VisualShaw Gala Glass MosaicDaltile FabriqueSHOP ALL FLOOR TILE

Wall Tile

Daltile SimplyStick Mosaix

Time for an accent wall! Wall tile is a great option when you want to update the style in your living room, bedroom, or kitchen. With so many bold colors, shapes, and patterns, you’re sure to make a statement.

Another benefit of wall tile is durability. Unlike paint or other wall treatments, tile is waterproof, won’t dent, and resists scratches and stains. This is a huge plus for hectic households or areas where the furniture always seems to bump into the wall. 

Customer Favorites

Daltile Color Wheel Wall TileDaltile SimplyStick MosaicShaw Marlow Deco Mix 8” x 8”SHOP ALL WALL TILE

Backsplash and Mosaic Tile

Daltile Stone A' La Mod Mosaic

No kitchen or bathroom is complete without mosaic tile behind the sink to protect the walls from moisture – not to mention the style! With everything from genuine marble and limestone to bold metallic-look tiles, it’s easy to find a backsplash that will be the centerpiece of the room.

Backsplash tiles come in DIY-friendly mosaic sheets, so half the work is done for you already, but it gets even better. These days, you can find peel and stick backsplash tiles made from natural stone. It looks gorgeous, and no one will believe how easy it is to install.

Customer Favorites

Shaw Chateau Natural Stone Ornamentals TileDaltile Vertuo MosaicShaw Elegance Subway TilesSHOP ALL BACKSPLASH AND MOSAIC TILE


Joy Carpets Windsor Carpet

Nothing beats the softness, comfort, and warmth of carpet. Plus, these days, carpet is a lot more versatile, and you can choose from carpet tiles, broadloom carpet rolls, area rugs, and even outdoor carpet

Trending Patterns

Today, you’ll find a massive selection of stylish carpet patterns. Whether you’re into a traditional, subdued look or a show-stopping design, we’ve got something for every aesthetic. 

Floral: Elegant and classy. Floral patterns are the perfect addition to any room of the home. We have various muted options and more vibrant floral patterns to add a pop to your interior.  Geometric Liven up your home or business with geometric carpet patterns. With bold shapes, colors, and patterns, this option is sure to bring attention to your floors. Decorative: Thinking of something abstract? Check out our decorative carpet for unique designs you won’t find anywhere else. Related Content > Best Carpet for Pets: Pet-Friendly Carpet Options

Carpet Rolls

Masland Dorado

Broadloom carpets, also known as carpet rolls are a gift that keeps on giving. As the most comfortable flooring option, carpet creates a place in your home to relax, play with the kids, or enjoy some coziness

From bedrooms to living rooms and even home theaters, carpet rolls are the ideal flooring. Plus, they provide warmth, sound absorption, softness, and style. 

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Hobnail CarpetMasland DoradoMasland Mesa VerdeSHOP ALL CARPET ROLLS  

Carpet Tiles

Shaw Floorigami Dynamic Vision Carpet Plank

Carpet tiles are an excellent option for a quick and easy flooring update. Many carpet tiles come with a self-adhering backing that lets you peel and stick the tiles to the floor, simple as that. They’re ideal for any residential environment, and best of all, they’re affordable, too.

Don’t forget about the appearance either! With carpet tiles, you can mix and match colors and even create your patterns. Your imagination is the only limit.

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Berber Carpet TilesHeritage Carpet TilesShaw Floorigami Dynamic Vision Carpet PlankSHOP ALL CARPET TILES

Home Theater Carpet

Joy Carpets Fleur-de-Lis Carpet

Take your home movie experience to the next level with ultra-durable home theater carpet! It’s available in a wide variety of rolls, tiles, and spectacular patterns – including themed and glow-in-the-dark options! 

Customer Favorites

Feature Film CarpetWalk of Fame CarpetFleur-de-Lis CarpetSHOP ALL HOME THEATER CARPET

rea Rugs

Gingham Indoor Outdoor Area Rug

Sometimes, the perfect gift isn’t an entire floor but instead a nice accent rug. Area rugs are making a comeback as more people opt for hard flooring and just toss down a rug, and you get some much-needed softness and warmth.

Additionally, our area rugs are excellent in both indoor and outdoor spaces, so there’s no limit to where you can add a bit of texture and color.

Customer Favorites

Hobnail Indoor Outdoor Area RugContours Indoor Outdoor Area RugGingham Indoor Outdoor Area RugSHOP ALL AREA RUGS

Outdoor Carpet

Weave Carpet Tiles

An outdoor carpet can completely transform spaces like porches and patios. No longer do you have to deal with too-hot flooring or the risk of wood splinters. It’s time to get comfortable in the great outdoors!

Available in rugs, tiles, and full rolls, outdoor carpet can withstand harsh weather and the beating sun, all without fading or attracting mold and mildew.

Customer Favorites

On Trend Carpet TilesWeave Carpet TilesHobnail Carpet Tiles – DesignerSHOP ALL OUTDOOR CARPET

Happy Holiday Shopping! 

Hopefully, this list of the best home flooring gifts inspired you with the perfect present for that DIYer or house-flipper you know. Are you excited to surprise them with the flooring of their dreams? Get started!


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Best Artificial Grass For Dogs: 5+ Pet-Friendly Turf Options

Make your outdoor space the dream backyard for you and your furry friends! Pets need time outdoors and deserve an area where they can play, rest, and have fun! Artificial grass can provide all the benefits of natural grass without the hassle of maintenance, pesticides and herbicides, and dealing with unpredictable dirt and holes. 

If you’re ready to take the next step with synthetic grass that’s perfect for your guests and furry friends, then explore the best options below. We’ve highlighted the benefits of our top artificial grass rolls and rugs, our recommended infills, and provided answers to the most commonly asked questions. 

Our Best Artificial Grass Products

Best Overall: Pet Turf RollsTop Cooling Technology: Pet Pro Turf RollsMost Drainage Perforations: K9 Turf RollsBest Warranty: Bow Wow Turf RollsMost UV Resistance: Pet Turf RugsEasiest Temporary Solution: Bow Wow Turf RugsMost Eco-Friendly: Durafill InfillBest Odor Control: Zeolite Max InfillBest Temperature Regulation: Hydrochill Infill

What is Artificial Grass?

Bow Wow Turf Rugs

Artificial grass is a popular alternative to natural grass. It’s an environmentally friendly option that doesn’t require regular maintenance and stays looking great year-round. For animals, we recommend pet-friendly turf as it’s a safe material for them and more comfortable than traditional artificial grass under paws. 

Related Content > Artificial Grass Buying Guide

Benefits of Artificial Grass

No pesticides or herbicides: Ticks, fleas, and ants love to live in natural grass. You won’t find these bug issues with synthetic grass. Your pet will be even happier, too! No more itchy run-ins with parasites. Eco-friendly: You can save up to 99,000 gallons of water each year if you switch to artificial grass. This eco-conscious option helps to conserve water for other resources. Digging: Having fake grass for dogs makes them less likely to dig in your backyard. Also, because the soil isn’t available at the surface, you’ll have fewer muddy paws to deal with. Easy maintenance: Pet turf makes clean-up easy. With additional perforations for drainage, you can mitigate liquids remaining on the surface. Paired with the proper turf infill, you can significantly reduce lingering odor as well. Return on investment: By saving money on water bills, you’ll see a return on investment with your long-term artificial turf. Not only will you have green grass year-round, but you won’t have to keep reinvesting in your lawn appearance. Related Content > Artificial Grass Pros and Cons

What to Look For in Pet-Friendly Artificial Grass

K9 Turf Rolls

Several factors can impact your artificial grass experience and overall longevity. Below are the main factors to look out for. 

Texture: Pet turf is made with your pooch in mind. Compared to stiff, traditional turf options, our pet-friendly versions are slightly curled and flatter to feel better under paws. 

Face weight: Artificial turf face weight is the weight of the synthetic fibers per square yard. The number of ounces for the face weight does not include the turf backing. Face weights can range from 40 oz to 90 oz,  but we recommend sticking to around 60 oz for most hyperactive dogs. In general, the higher the face weight, the better the durability of the turf product!

Pile height: Pile height is one of the most important things to consider for pet-friendly synthetic turf. To help create the plushest experience, our artificial grass products come with 3/4″ to 1-1/4″ thick blades.

Versatility: Artificial green grass is trendy for multiple settings! You can incorporate turf sections into residential and commercial spaces for both interior design and practicality. In addition, if you feel inspired by nature, green artificial turf can help bring feelings of positivity, freshness, and tranquility to your home. 

Best Artificial Grass for Dogs

Give your best friend the most realistic grass experience! Our top-ranked pet-friendly synthetic grass options come ready to impress with a variety of benefits. We’ve got something for everyone. From plush texture to optimized drainage to ultra-durable, UV resistant materials. 

Pet Turf Rolls

Pet Turf Rolls

Pet Turf Rolls are a classic all-around winner for pet-friendly artificial grass. With superior resilience, durability, and drainage holes for pet waste, it’s the perfect addition to backyards, doggy daycare centers, and even indoors. 

Customer Review

“Recently, I moved from Ohio to southern Arizona with two senior dogs. Arizona has very little grass, and our courtyard is a combination of pavers and rocks. The dogs were not happy! I ordered a piece of the pet turf in the hope of making them comfortable again. They lay on their ‘grass’ and are happier being outside again.” – Dawn Hawkins from Green Valley, AZ


15-year warrantyUV stableContains no lead or heavy metalsSuperior drainage SHOP PET TURF ROLLS

Bow Wow Turf Rolls

Bow Wow Turf Rolls

Our Bow Wow Turf Rolls are so soft; you’ll want to roll and play on them, too! They’re the perfect alternative to natural grass. You can easily install and maintain your rolls either outdoors or indoors. Best of all, Bow Wow Turf Rolls have an impressive 15-year warranty. 

Customer Review

“My decision to go with artificial grass is because my townhouse backs out to a wooded area. No matter what I did to get real grass to grow, it just became a waste of money. It’s been a few weeks since I laid the artificial grass, and I can’t believe the transformation. The turf is soft, my dog loves rolling around on it, and the maintenance is zero to none. I would highly recommend this product.” – Odenton, Maryland


Indoor/outdoor turf Easy installation and maintenance 15-year warrantyVersatile applicationSHOP BOW WOW TURF ROLLS

K9 Turf Rolls

K9 Turf Rolls

Anywhere you want soft, realistic-looking grass, K9 Turf Rolls can provide just that. They’re pet-approved for their easy-to-maintain material that can take on a significant amount of liquids without any issues. Your dogs will have a blast playing on this pet turf and without damaging it. To ensure your happiness, K9 Turf Rolls are backed by a 15-year warranty. 

Customer Review

“The grass at our dog park was constantly looking terrible, especially after it rained and the dogs were running around on it. Adding the turf has proved to be an excellent choice as it continues to look nice! Highly recommend this for dog parks.” – Barb from Des Moines, IA


USA made3x drainage perforationsSoft, natural grass feelHeat and frost resistant SHOP K9 TURF ROLLS

Pet Pro Turf Rolls

Pet Pro Turf Rolls

Pet Pro Turf Rolls are the perfect example of turf meets technology. This artificial grass is superior to alternative artificial grasses with CoolFlo Technology and Anti-microbial Technology infused into the yarn. As these rolls are also UV stable and resistant to heat and frost, you can place them anywhere you please – outdoors or indoors. 


UV stable yarnAntimicrobial materialDrainage rate of 100+” per hourCoolFlo Technology SHOP PET PRO TURF ROLLS

Related Content > Pet Turf Buying Guide

Best Artificial Grass Mats for Dogs

If you’re looking for the same great qualities found in our pet turf rolls but a smaller size, then artificial grass mats are for you! They’re fantastic for smaller spaces outdoors and make for the perfect size potty station indoors. Explore the benefits and customer testimonials of two of our favorite options. 

Bow Wow Turf Rugs

Bow Wow Turf Rugs

Bow Wow Turf Rugs make portable pet-friendly artificial grass easy! You can use these small rugs in offices, homes, and on decks and patios. Maintenance is also effortless. These fake grass rolls are resistant to mold, mildew, and staining and can be rolled up easily for transport whenever needed.

Customer Review

“This grass is for our dog, and she loves it. The rest of the patio is a pool and concrete. The grass is soft and seems durable. We laid it over pea gravel. It looks good and realistic.” – Kathleen from Citrus Heights, CA 


Rated for indoor/outdoor applicationsEasy installation15-year warrantyGreat for decks and patios SHOP BOW WOW TURF RUGS

Pet Turf Rugs

Pet Turf Rugs

Pet Turf Rugs are a must-have for busy pet owners, doggy daycare centers, and veterinary settings. With additional perforations for drainage and non-absorbent material, you can confidently place it anywhere you would like without the worry of spills. Additionally, Pet Turf Rugs have a soft, non-abrasive texture that feels great under paws. 

Customer Review

“I love this pet turf rug. I have it lying on my back deck with a rocking bench and flowers on both sides. It is a very inviting spot to sit and look over my patio. The feel of this pet turf is very nice when walking barefoot on it. Best of all, my dog can do whatever he wants to on this rug because it is easy to clean by spraying it with a hose. I recommend pet turf  for anyone who has a dog.” – Njr from Oregon


Authentic grass feelPaw-friendly textureSuperior drainage perforationsNo heavy metals or lead  SHOP PET TURF RUGS

Best Artificial Grass Infill for Pets

All Play Pet Turf Rolls

Artificial grass infill. It’s an essential item to have when installing and maintaining artificial grass. But did you know that some artificial grass infills can be toxic for pets or even make the surface hotter for paws during warmer months? Well, we’ve got the top-rated infills and information you need to ensure your furry friend stays comfortable and safe while your lawn stays in great shape.

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Durafill, also known as Envirofill, is a fantastic choice for eco-conscious pet owners. This artificial turf infill is environmentally friendly, 100% non-toxic, and sanitary for your pets. In addition, it prevents bacterial growth and is much cooler under the sun than traditional black crumb rubber. Durafill also has large granules, which works well for larger landscapes. 

Customer Review

“For starters, I love that it’s green. It keeps the grass decently cool, and my four dogs have gone to the bathroom on the artificial turf, and with just rinsing immediately after, there is no smell. I think the infill played a big role in that as compared to silica sand or rubber etc.” – Cherish from Sacramento CA


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Zeolite Max

Zeolite Max

The smell of urine can be a deterrent when it comes to artificial grasses. However, Zeolite Max works to trap and neutralize ammonia-based odors directly on your pet turf or in the surrounding air.One of the critical features of the Zeolite Max infill is the one-time application. For best results, we recommend doubling up below your turf and on top with it. 


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Hydrochill is the ultimate solution to hot artificial turf during the summertime. This infill can reduce the surface temperature of your synthetic grass by 30 to 50 degrees cooler compared to standard infills.All you have to do is spray water over the turf and reapply infill when needed. Additionally, you can mix Hydrochill with our other two infill options to reduce pet urine odor. 

Customer Review

“This stuff really works, especially living in Arizona. Just water the turf every 3-4 days, and it keeps the ground at a reasonable temp, so my dog or I can enjoy it during the tough months.” – Arizona resident


Regulates temperature in direct sunlightSafe and non-toxicUV resistant Won’t affect turf performance SHOP HYDROCHILL INFILL

rtificial Grass FAQ

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Have concerns about artificial grass? We’ve got answers to the most common questions about artificial turf, how to install it, and the average costs. 

Is Artificial Grass Non-toxic?

In general, artificial grass is non-toxic. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission deemed synthetic grass safe in 2008, and the grass alternative has since then posed no threat to consumers’ safety. 

Safety is our #1 priority. Unlike other synthetic options on the market, we offer the safest pet turf products that contain zero toxic chemicals, metals, or lead.

How Do You Install Artificial Grass?

Artificial grass installation is relatively easy when you have the right tools and a couple of helpers to get the job done. However, for the most durable solution for backyards and animal-centric businesses, we recommend permanently installing your flooring. 

Steps for Artificial Turf Installation

Remove natural grass.Prep and compact the base.Create a weed barrier.Lay, fit, and seam the turf. Seaming options include nails, glue, and seam tape or staples.Tuck the turf edges.Add infill.Related Content > How to Install Artificial Grass

How Much Does Artificial Grass Cost?

According to HomeAdvisor, the national average cost to install artificial grass is $4,721. Our artificial grasses range from $2.69 to $3.49 per sqft. For a 1,000 sqft yard, the price could be anywhere from $2,690 to $3,490 for your turf project. Higher quality artificial grasses also impact costs and lead to a broader range in pricing. Depending on the size of the space and intended purpose, you may want to consider rugs instead of rolls.

Most people love their decision to go with artificial grass because it saves money in the long run. It is a long-term investment that will not require maintenance or regular watering to look great, saving you thousands of dollars a year. 

How Do You Clean Artificial Grass for Dogs?

Fake grass for dogs allows liquids to drain efficiently through the material to a lower subfloor. You can clean your artificial grass rolls and rugs by periodically sweeping and picking up any dirt or waste and hosing it down. For basic stains and blemishes, you may wash your artificial grass with a gentle household detergent and warm water solution.

For concerns over animal urine and the smell, a mixture of distilled white vinegar mixed with an equal amount of water will refresh your artificial turf and make it clean again. You can use this easy, DIY cleaning solution weekly, and it will not affect your pet’s health either. 

Want something simpler? Our Turf Fresh cleaner is a concreated solution that can help revive and disinfect your pet turf without any toxic chemicals. We recommend you dampen your turf with water, spray the solution, and leave overnight for the best cleaning power. No rinsing required!

How Do You Maintain Artificial Grass? 

When it comes to maintaining artificial grass, the first thing you can do is make sure there is always enough infill. This will make it feel more even underfoot, help the turf stand upright, and fill any sections that lost density. 

If your turf has become worn down and matted over time, brushing can restore the natural grass-look appearance. Make sure to use a synthetic brush with your artificial grass, as a wire-bristled or metal brush can damage your turf blades. Also, we do not recommend vacuuming your artificial turf. 

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Your dream pet-friendly backyard can be yours today! Ready to explore our full selection of artificial pet turf? Shop now!


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How to Choose Commercial Vinyl Flooring: 7 Essential Facts

Businesses, offices, and other commercial spaces get a ton of traffic, which means they need durable flooring to handle it all. In the world of high-traffic flooring options, commercial vinyl flooring is one of the best. There are tons of options, with a variety of styles, installation options, and price points right at your fingertips.

But with all of these options, how do you know what to choose? Don’t worry! This guide is here to help.

In this guide, you’ll learn about the different types of commercial vinyl, the pros and cons, how to install it and keep it clean, and a whole lot more. Ready to get started?

What Is Commercial Vinyl Flooring?

Commercial vinyl flooring is a durable and affordable flooring solution made from synthetic materials. It’s perfect for high-traffic spaces, including lobbies, offices, hospitals, grocery stores, and more. 

In addition to its sturdy design, commercial vinyl is also very stylish, with options for wood looks, stone looks, and abstract or geometric patterns. All in all, it’s everything a business over could want in a new floor. It’s easier to clean than carpet, cheaper than tile, and more stylish than concrete or epoxy.

Types of Commercial Vinyl Flooring

Mannington Realities II 6' Vinyl Sheet

You might think that vinyl flooring just comes in plank form because that’s the most popular option. However, that’s merely the beginning of your options. Vinyl flooring offers a ton of variety, from those classic wood-look planks to resilient sheets, and even tiles.

Commercial Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Mannington Realities II 6' Vinyl Sheet

Businesses often use sheet vinyl to cover large spaces. Sheet vinyl tends to be a more affordable option than vinyl planks and tiles, and they are a leading choice for commercial spaces since they’re budget-friendly and easy to install.

Some vinyl sheet flooring even comes with antimicrobial technology, making it a great choice for hospital flooring.

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Commercial Vinyl Tile Flooring

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With luxury vinyl tile (LVT), you get the look of stone and ceramic tile without the high price tag or difficult installation. You’ll find a variety of stylish porcelain and ceramic looks, with all the benefits of high-quality vinyl flooring. 

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Commercial Vinyl Plank Flooring

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Luxury vinyl plank flooring (LVP) offers an inviting and warm feel to any commercial space. With realistic wood grains and textures like hand-scraped and wire-brushed, you get the beauty of wood with the durability and easy maintenance of vinyl.

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Construction of Vinyl Flooring

So what makes commercial vinyl flooring so durable? It’s all in the way it’s made. Depending on the type, there are a couple of different designs that will impact the durability of your floor.

Construction of Sheet Vinyl Flooring

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Vinyl sheets are either heterogeneous (multiple layers) or homogenous (one solid layer). 

Homogenous vinyl sheets are incredibly durable and typically longer-lasting than the layered version. It’s one solid color from top to bottom, which means stains and wearing don’t show as easily.

Heterogeneous vinyl is typically made of five layers:

Wear layer: The top protective layer of the flooring that resists wear and tear.Texture/definition: This is where you’ll get the wood and stone texture.Print layer: Here’s where you’ll find the high-quality visuals.Vinyl: The thickest layer of the flooring.Backing: More durable backings are made of fiberglass which lays flat and won’t curl.

Construction of Vinyl Planks and Tiles 

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Luxury vinyl tiles and planks feature the same layered design, which makes them durable, waterproof, and easy to install. 

Wear layer: This layer protects your floor’s surface from the wear and tear of everyday life. The thicker the wear layer, the better that protection!Print layer: This layer features the gorgeous photo imagery of wood or stone that makes vinyl so popular as an alternative to natural materials.Waterproof core: This is where the magic happens. Waterproof vinyl flooring contains a solid, waterproof wood-plastic composite (WPC) or stone-plastic composite (SPC) core. No matter how much water it encounters, it won’t swell, or warp.Backing layer: This is the bottom layer of your plank. It provides a sturdy base and sometimes comes with an attached underlayment for added convenience.

SPC vs. WPC Vinyl Flooring

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You know that SPC and WPC vinyl are both waterproof, but do you know the differences? Keep reading to learn more about what makes these two popular vinyl flooring options unique.

SPC Vinyl Flooring

Also known as rigid core luxury vinyl flooring, SPC vinyl is the most durable waterproof vinyl flooring on the market. SPC stands for stone-plastic composite, the ultra-durable material that makes up the waterproof core.  

The SPC core won’t dent, warp, or bend, even over unlevel subfloors. You can install SPC rigid core luxury vinyl flooring on any level, over almost any existing (hard surface) subfloor, and for any amount of traffic. It’s the perfect commercial flooring.

WPC Vinyl Flooring

WPC stands for wood-plastic composite. The 100% waterproof core is made from a mix of wood fiber and plastic, and enhanced with a foaming agent, making it slightly softer and more comfortable than SPC. 

This flooring is a great option for commercial spaces and businesses, but it is slightly less durable than SPC. While it can handle a ton of traffic, the softer core doesn’t resist denting as well.

Pros and Cons of Commercial Vinyl

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If you’re still not certain if this is the right flooring for you, check out these commercial vinyl pros and cons. That way, you can shop smart!


100% waterproof: Whether you choose sheets, tiles, or planks, commercial vinyl flooring is fully waterproof. That means you can install it in any room, at any level.Stylish looks: Choose from realistic wood and stone looks, or a trendy decorative design.Low-maintenance: There’s no need to wax or refinish, and cleaning is a breeze. All you need is the occasional vacuum and damp mop to keep your floor looking fantastic.No phthalates: Air quality standards are important to businesses. Fortunately, you can find many phthalate-free vinyl flooring options. Just look for a FloorScore badge on our products to find a safe, healthy flooring option for you.

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Installation: While it’s possible to install this commercial flooring on your own, it’s more common to hire a professional installer. Related Content > Top Vinyl Flooring Trends

How to Install Commercial Vinyl Flooring

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Most of the time, people hire a professional installer for commercial flooring, but if you want to make this a DIY project, you can! 

There are a couple of different ways to install vinyl flooring, depending on the type. Explore these step-by-step instructions to determine which is the best fit for you.

How to Install Vinyl Sheets

Mannington Meander 6' Vinyl Sheet

Learn how to lay commercial vinyl sheet flooring in just a few simple steps!

Ensure the subfloor is smooth, clean, and porous so it bonds strongly with the adhesive. Roll out the sheet and cut it to fit the area, making sure to leave a 1/8” – 1/4” gap between the edges of the sheet and any vertical surfaces. If you’re installing multiple sheets, line up the seams at this time.Roll back the sheet halfway to expose the subfloor. Snap a chalk line at this point to indicate where to stop applying the adhesive.Use a notched trowel to evenly apply the adhesive. Install the vinyl sheet immediately after spreading the glue. Then roll the sheet into the adhesive. Avoid laying or dropping it over, since this can introduce air bubbles.Use a 100 lb. floor roller to press the sheet into the glue. Start in the middle and work your way toward the edges.Once the first half of the sheet is secure, fold back the second half of the sheet and repeat this process.

Note: Always consult the manufacturer’s instructions for the most accurate installation

How to Install Vinyl Planks and Tiles

Planks and tiles feature similar installation methods, so you can follow these easy steps for both!

Set the first plank in the corner of the room, working from left to right. Use your spacers to ensure there is a 3/8” expansion gap from the wall.Complete the first row by interlocking the tongue and groove connectors and aligning the seams.Continue laying the flooring, using the tapping block and rubber mallet to tap the planks into a locked position.When you come up to a wall and need to cut a plank, simply measure the space and mark on the plank where it is you need to cut. Planks should be cut using a minimum 40-tooth blade on a power saw.Use the leftover cut ends that are at least 6” or longer to begin your next row to stagger the planks and give them a more natural wood floor look.Set the plank into the previous row at a slight angle to ensure that it slides into place and interlocks correctly.Continue moving down the room ensuring that the planks are interlocked and all the seams have a tight fit. Add spacers every few feet around the edges of the flooring and remove them when installation is complete.

Note: All commercial installations that will have rolling loads are required to be glued to the subfloor. You need to use a manufacturer-approved adhesive for this. Always consult the manufacturer’s instructions for the most accurate installation.

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How to Clean Commercial Vinyl Flooring

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Commercial vinyl flooring will face a lot of traffic, which means lots of dirt. Fortunately, this flooring is incredibly easy to clean! Just follow these simple steps:

Vacuum up any dust, dirt, or debris. It’s best to use a vacuum without a beater bar for this.For deep cleaning, use a damp mop with a mix of soap and warm water. To ensure long-term beauty and prevent potential staining or damage, clean up any spills immediately.

What is the best cleaner for commercial vinyl flooring?

If you want an effective vinyl flooring cleaner, choose a pH-neutral floor cleaner. Avoid abrasive products, harsh chemicals, floor polish, and detergent (source). We recommend Encore Care for Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Thoroughly mop the floor with the mixture. To avoid soap build-up or any unwanted cleaner residue, make sure you rinse and dry the floor afterward and not let the water sit on the surface.

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Commercial Vinyl Flooring FAQ

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You’ve learned a lot, but you still might have some questions. Don’t worry! Here are answers to the most common questions about commercial vinyl.

How much does luxury commercial vinyl flooring cost?

According to HomeAdvisor, commercial-grade vinyl costs between $1 and $5 per sqft on average. This price varies depending on the type. For example, commercial vinyl rolls cost less than planks or tiles.

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How thick is commercial vinyl flooring?

The thickness of commercial vinyl flooring varies anywhere from 2.5mm to 15mm. People used to think that thicker flooring was always more durable, but that’s not always the case with vinyl. Rigid core vinyl is very thin and dense, and it’s the most durable vinyl flooring out there.

In the end, the thickness of your flooring doesn’t matter as much as the thickness of the wear layer on your floor. For commercial use, you should choose flooring with a wear layer of 20mil or higher. This will protect your flooring from the wear and tear of even the heaviest commercial traffic.

How do you repair scratches on commercial-grade vinyl flooring?

To hide shallow scratches on the surface, you can often use a floor finishing stain that matches the color of your floor. Just clean the scratched area, make sure it’s dried, and then cover it with the finish. You may need to fill deeper scratches with floor paste wax before using the stain. 


Finally, you know all the essentials about commercial vinyl flooring. It’s durable and low-maintenance, making it the perfect flooring for businesses, office buildings, lobbies, and even busy homes. 

No matter your style, you can find an option that fits your aesthetic. You can choose from a huge variety of trendy looks, from wood-look planks to geometric patterned vinyl sheets. 

Now that you have all the facts, you’re ready to shop smart, and find the ideal flooring for you!

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10 Tips for Choosing Your Hardwood Floor | Pt. 2

We are back with another installment in our current blog series – 10 Tips for Choosing Your Hardwood Floor! In case you missed it our last post, click here to read more about the first two items on our list […]

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The 7 Best Gymnastics Mats in 2022: Find Your Perfect Mat

Becoming a better gymnast is all about practice, practice, practice. That means investing in quality gymnastics mats for home and in the studio. For dedicated gymnasts, the next step is determining what the best gymnastics mats are for your needs and skill level.

If you want to work on your walkovers and handsprings, you’ll have different needs from someone trying to master even trickier moves and complex floor routines. And if you’re planning a home practice space, that could be completely different from someone kitting out a whole studio. 

Finding that perfect mat in a sea of options can be a challenge, so what’s a gymnast to do? Why not let me be your spotter? I made this list of the top gymnastics mats for 2022 to help you discover the best of the best. 

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How to Choose the Best Gymnastics Mats

There are a number of factors to consider as you start your journey to buy the best mat for you.


Thickness is one of the most important considerations for gymnastics mats. In general, thicker mats offer higher shock-absorption, and that’s a big deal when you’re getting into those advanced moves.


How much room do you need to practice? While a smaller mat is more likely to fit wherever you want it to go, it can’t cover the space needed for advanced gymnastics. Consider how much ground you cover during practice, and keep those needs in mind when you think about mat dimensions.


It’s no secret that gymnastics mats can be a bit pricey, so the last thing you want is to wear out a mat really quickly and have to purchase another one within a year. That’s why you should make sure you choose a mat that is durable and built to handle your activity.

Easy Maintenance

These gymnastics mats offer the ease and convenience we all seek in our lives. All of our mats (except the Cheer Mats – but they just require a little vacuuming now and then) have a smooth, nonporous surface that’s incredibly easy to clean. Just wipe them down with a damp cloth or a traditional sanitizing product.


No matter what your budget looks like, there’s a gymnastic mat out there that’s right for you. You can purchase quality products without breaking $150, and even the most high-end mats start at less than $800. A lot of factors go into the price, including the thickness, durability, and size.


Here are some things to consider:

Is this a permanent installation, or do you share the space?Will you need to store the mats often?Do you want the option to change the size of the practice area using multiple mats?

Honestly, no gymnastics mats are particularly difficult to install. Most of the time, you just roll them out or unfold them, and then you’re done. Still, it’s good to keep portability, storage, and versatility in mind.

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2022’s Top Gymnastics Mats

Now that you know what to look for in a gymnastic mat, it’s time to use your knowledge. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for:

The best gymnastics mats for 2022.

We’ve got a great selection, with a bit of something for everyone, complete with rave reviews from customers. Check them out!


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4’x8’x2″ Folding Mats

Rainbow folding panel mat for gymnastics

Folding mats offer a portable foam matting solution. These mats are covered with a durable vinyl casing and have a Velcro tab system on all four sides so that multiple mats can be connected to cover large areas. You know what that means? As many cartwheels as you want!

Our 4’x8’x2″ folding panel mats are an excellent choice for gymnastics as well as martial arts. The cross-link polyethylene foam material absorbs impact to protect your joints and keep you safe.

These mats come in a range of fun colors. If bright color isn’t your thing, you also have a choice of black.

What People Are Saying

“Everyone who has come in contact with my mats, comments on their quality and how good they feel under their feet. My girls constantly use them to practice their tumbling skills, including handsprings, round-offs, and aerials. The mats offer firm support for aerial silk skills that don’t require a crash mat.” – Sandy from Frederick, MD


“This really met our needs. All three of my kids have been using this mat–my daughter for her tumbling, my son for his martial arts, and my toddler just for jumping around and setting up ″tea parties″. It’s extra thick and a little springy and while it’s a pretty good size to be useful, it folds up easily and fits in a closet, so it’s practical to keep in the house without having a dedicated gym area.” – Jennifer from Southeast Florida

How 4’x8’x2″ Folding Mats Measure Up

Cost: 1/5

1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

You can’t beat this value! Without even getting close to breaking the bank, you can treat yourself to a durable and versatile folding mat.

Portability: 3/5



1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

If you want to take this mat on the go, just fold it up and pack it into your car. It might be a little bit bulky, but it will get there!

Installation: 1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

When you want to use your folding mat, simply take it out of storage, unfold it, and lay it out wherever you want. It’s as simple as that!

Hygiene: 5/5





1 – low to 5 – high

The vinyl casing doesn’t absorb stains or bacteria, so you just have to wipe it down to keep it sanitary.

Pros of 4’x8’x2″ Folding Mats

Easy maintenanceDurabilityColor optionsPortable

Cons of 4’x8’x2″ Folding Mats

Smaller mat sizeNot for advanced usersSHOP ALL 4’x8’x2″‘ FOLDING MATS

6′ x 42′ Cheer Mats

Roll out home cheer mat

These competition cheer mats feature a durable carpet top over a cross-link polyethylene foam. This advanced cheer mat is great for gymnastics and cheer in high schools, colleges, and much more. 

Simply roll it out and roll it up anywhere multiple events are held, such as gymnasiums. These roll out cheer mats are easy to clean and maintain.

When you’ve got a lot of space to cover with floor routines, these are the perfect solution. They measure 6’ x 42’ and come with two thickness options. The 1-3/8” mats can handle the impact of advanced routines, but for even more security, you can go with the 2” thick option.

What People Are Saying

“The floor is exactly what we wanted it had great traction. It’s wonderful for handstands! As a surprise side effect, it helps with the noise level!” – Crystal from Kent, WA


“They came really nicely packaged and smelling like brand new carpet, which I love. They are so easy to roll out and put away that my kids (5 and 8) can do it.” – Annie from Seattle, Washington

How 6′ x 42′ Cheer Mats Measure Up

Cost: 5/5





1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

This is a premium product, developed for the highest levels of performance. For that reason, it comes with a premium price tag. But if you’re looking for the highest level of quality at the competition level, this is the way to go.

Portability: 1/5

1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

These mats are easy to roll up, but they’re still big and bulky. You’ll need a trailer or large vehicle to transport them. 

Installation: 3/5



1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

Though these mats are large, it’s pretty easy to roll them out for an event or practice, and they roll up quickly when it’s time to store them away.

Hygiene: 3/5



1 – low to 5 – high

The carpet top is more likely to absorb moisture and stains, and it’s a bit more complicated to clean, but it’s still not too hard to keep it hygienic.

Pros of 6′ x 42′ Cheer Mats

For advanced gymnasticsPerfect for competitionsDurableEasy maintenance

Cons of 6′ x 42′ Cheer Mats

CostOccasional slight color variance between rollsSHOP ALL 6’x42′ CHEER MATS

4’x8’x2″ Eco Folding Mats

Beginner tumbling mat on a white background

Featuring less dense foam than our standard Folding Mats, our Tumbling Mats provide a low cost, kid-safe gymnastics mat. Great for kids of all ages, these gym mats are covered in vinyl for maximum durability. The Velcro on all four sides allows you to interlock multiple mats together for a larger place to practice and play.

In addition to being easy to clean, these tumbling mats are mold- and mildew-resistant. Wipe them down with a cloth and a mild cleaning solution, and rest easy knowing your child is playing and practicing on a hygienic surface. 

What People Are Saying

“My daughter was practicing gymnastics all throughout our house so I knew a mat was needed for her safety. After searching online, I found the quality product we were looking for through Rubber Flooring Inc. Now she can safely and easily do her tricks.” – Bryony K. from Manassas, VA


“Ordered this mat for my daughters who love to do gymnastics around the house when they are not training. They have used it everyday. It seems to be a quality product to this point and I look forward to ordering more.  I was a bit concerned when the package came when it was very light and worried it would be too soft. Not so. It’s firm enough to support both of my daughters at 80lbs give or take without compressing too much.” – Anonymous from Wisconsin

How 4’x8’x2″ Eco Folding Mats Measure Up

Cost: 1/5

1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

These tumbling mats are super affordable, making them great for gymnasts just starting out who don’t want to invest too much money at first. This foam mat is less dense than a standard panel mat, so it offers users a softer landing.

Portability: 4/5




1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

These lightweight mats are easy to fold up and take on the go.

Installation: 1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

There’s nothing to this installation. Unfold it and lay it out to start practicing. For a larger space, you can connect multiple mats with Velcro.

Hygiene: 5/5 





1 – low to 5 – high

The vinyl casing makes it easy to keep the mat hygienic. Just wipe down the surface with a cloth and a mild cleaning solution.

Pros of 4’x8’x2″ Eco Folding Mats

Affordable Perfect for kidsEasy to cleanCan combine mats with Velcro

Cons of 4’x8’x2″ Eco Folding Mats

Not as denseNot for advanced gymnastsSHOP ALL 4’x8’x2″ ECO FOLDING MATS

Home Cheer Mats

Purple home cheer gymnastics mat on a white background

These portable Home Cheer mats create a safe yet durable practice space virtually anywhere. The durable carpet top over foam offers optimal traction and impact absorption for advanced moves and floor routines. Thanks to this heavy duty construction, these high performance cheer mats are durable and versatile enough to be used as tumbling mats and gymnastics mats. 

Our roll out gymnastics mats are easy to install and use. Simply roll them out when you need them. The low maintenance requirements mean less hassle for you after practice. Available in several color options, these lightweight and easy to store roll out mats are the perfect floor for any cheer athlete.

What People Are Saying

“Works good for tumbling, walkovers, flips, and great for practicing cheer. My granddaughter wanted it for the slight bounce and is satisfied overall with the product.” – Anonymous from Fishkill, NY


“This mat is perfect for my daughter to practice her gymnastics. The best part is that it is so thick but can easily fold up and give us back our floor space in the playroom! She loved the purple color and has used it every day” – Suzanne R from Framingham, MA

How Home Cheer Mats Measure Up

Cost:  2/5


1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

When you’re moving up to a higher skill level and it’s time to start getting serious, this is the mat you buy. It’s not cheap, but it’s not budget-busting, either. 

Portability: 5/5





1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

This mat is pretty easy to tote around. Roll it up and take it wherever you need a practice space. 

Installation: 1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

All you have to do is roll out these mats, and they’re ready to go. They’re also incredibly easy to transport, so you can bring them on the go.

Hygiene: 3/5



1 – low to 5 – high

The carpet top won’t be quite as hygienic as vinyl since the fibers can absorb some moisture, but it’s nothing that a vacuum and your favorite household cleaner can’t handle.

Pros of Home Cheer Mats

Can join mats with VelcroDurableLow-maintenanceAffordable

Cons of Home Cheer Mats

Will need multiple to cover large areaOccasional slight color variance between rollsSHOP ALL HOME CHEER MATS

5’x10’x2″ Tumbling Mats

Black advanced tumbling mat

These folding Tumbling Mats are the perfect premium mats for gymnastics as well as martial arts. Velcro has been attached to all sides of the mat, so you can connect many folding mats together to create a larger surface. These versatile tumbling mats also work great as wall padding. 

The 18 oz. vinyl casing surrounds a 2” thick foam core, ensuring maximum performance and durability. Personalize the look with your choice color.

What People Are Saying

“Our 4 yrs of age daughter started doing gymnastics and the whole family has benefited from this purchase. It’s a well-constructed mat that easily folds up for storage. Our daughter enjoys it daily, especially with the extreme weather. She’s always rolling around, stretching or something while watching T.V. in a comfortable place.” – Anonymous from Stanislaus County, CA 


“Awesome mat! My three kids are on this daily doing gymnastics and it is a great mat!” – Anonymous from Orland Park, IL

How 5’x10’x2″ Tumbling Mats Measure Up

Cost: 3/5



1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

These premium tumbling mats are made with top-quality products, and that’s reflected in the price. While they might cost a little more, they’ll last longer than cheaper options.

Portability: 3/5



1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

If you want to take this tumbling mat with you, it’s easy to fold it up. It might be a bit bulky, but you can still load it into your car.

Installation:  1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

This is a portable and versatile mat system. You can easily unfold them, and attach multiple mats together with Velcro if needed.

Hygiene: 5/5





1 – low to 5 – high

Thanks to the vinyl casing, it’s easy to wipe down the mats using a cloth and your favorite household cleaning product. Hygiene won’t ever be a problem with regular upkeep.

Pros of 5’x10’x2″ Tumbling Mats

DurableFloor and wall applicationsEasy to cleanCan join mats with Velcro

Cons of 5’x10’x2″ Tumbling Mats

PriceMight not be as a firm as other matsSHOP ALL 5’x10’x2″ TUMBLING MATS

Incline Mats

Incline Mats

Also known as wedge mats or cheese mats, gymnastics incline mats are a great tool for beginning gymnastics. These mats help to teach basic rolls, walkovers, and handsprings. Incline mats can also be used as tumbling aids, crash pads, or landing mats. 

This cheese wedge mat is an essential part of your athlete’s learning journey as they learn proper form and how to perform more advanced moves safely. We provide cheese mats in a range of heights so you can choose the right size for your gymnast’s skill level. 

Easy to clean and maintain, these mats are constructed of cross-link polyethylene foam encased in an 18oz. vinyl casing, providing you with a soft yet durable tumbling mat. Our gymnastic wedge mats are very convenient and can be easily moved and stored.

What People Are Saying

“Mat is great, and High quality. My error was purchasing the smaller ″cheese wedge″. My daughters are 8 and 9 and are not able to use the mat as the tumbling prop they’d hoped, but it still helps them use the mini-bar to sing over.” – Anonymous from Boston, MA


“I would recommend this incline mat. It is a bit slippery at home on carpet or wood regular floors but my child loves being able to practice at home with it.” – Anonymous from Grand Prairie TX


How Incline Mats Measure Up

Cost: 1/5

1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

Talk about value! You can buy your aspiring gymnast a wedge mat without breaking the bank, especially since you can choose from a variety of options in an affordable price range.  

Portability: 3/5



1 – least portable to 5 – most portable 

These wedge mats feature sturdy handles to make transport easier, and the longer mats fold up to save space. 

Installation: 1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

When it’s time to practice on the cheese mat, all you have to do is pull it out of storage, unfold it if needed, and place it. Easy as that! 

Hygiene: 5/5





1 – low to 5 – high

The vinyl casing doesn’t absorb stains or bacteria, so you just have to wipe it down to keep it sanitary.

Pros of Incline Mats

Easy maintenanceSize optionsPortable

Cons of Incline Mats

Takes up space when storedNot for advanced usersSHOP ALL INCLINE MATS

Folding Landing Mats

Folding Landing Mats

Landing mats are some of the most popular mats for gymnastics and martial arts but are also some of the largest and cumbersome mats to deal with. Fortunately, we offer a more flexible landing mat that folds up for easier storage and transport.

These landing mats are built to last, made from Crosslink Polyethylene foam encased with 13 oz vinyl fabric. The casing is easy to clean and it resists punctures and tears. Available in several popular sizes, these mats now allow for anyone to have a landing mat in their space, no matter how large or small it is. These portable Folding Landing Mats are backed by a 1-year warranty.

What People Are Saying

“So far. So Good. We are using it inside the house for exercise since we have tile floors. It has only been a month or so but it seems to be holding up well. The dogs don’t seem to mind it either. I would give 5 stars but need to see how well it wears over time.” – Anonymous from Scottsdale, AZ

How Folding Landing Mats Measure Up

Cost: 2/5


1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

When you’re practicing more advanced moves, the safety of your mat is a big deal. You don’t want to cut corners just to save a few bucks. This is a moderately-priced mat that will keep you safe.

Portability: 3/5



1 – least portable to 5 – most portable 

This landing mat folds up to save space, unlike most other bulky landing mats.

Installation: 1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

Quickly need a soft place to land while practicing advanced moves? You can easily take this landing mat out of storage and unfold it without a lot of hassle.

Hygiene: 5/5





1 – low to 5 – high

You can easily sanitize the vinyl casing by wiping it down, and it won’t absorb stains or bacteria.

Pros of Folding Landing Mats

Low-maintenanceDurablePortable and easy to store

Cons of Folding Landing Mats

Takes up space when storedWill need multiple to cover a large areaSHOP ALL FOLDING LANDING MATS


Whether you’re an intermediate tumbler, or an experienced pro, there’s something on this list to suit your situation. Actually, you don’t even have to be a gymnast to benefit from these quality mats! Cheerleaders, wrestlers, and dancers can also make good use of a gymnastics mat in the routine. 

So what are you waiting for? Shouldn’t you be practicing? It’s time to hit the mats.


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2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Home Gym Flooring

Everybody has that super-fit friend or family member in their life. The one who posts their workouts on Instagram and Facebook. They’re inspiring!

And now you need some inspiration to find the perfect holiday gift for them. Well, you’re in luck, because we know exactly what they need – gym flooring and equipment to support their fitness routines.

So check out this fitness gift guide to get the perfect present for that #fitnessgoals person in your life.

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Free Weights

Resistance training can help you to build muscle, boost your strength, and speed up your metabolism. To beef up a resistance training routine, consider giving the gift of free weights.

We offer weight sets and individual weights to fit virtually any fitness goal or workout. You can choose from dumbbells, kettlebells, bar and plate sets, and more.

Customer Favorites:

CF Strong Rubber DumbbellsTRX Rubber Coated KettlebellsCF Strong Urethane BarbellsShop All Free Weights

Rubber Floor Tiles

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Rubber tiles offer the perfect solution for both residential and commercial gyms. Because they’re easy to install, you can DIY your home gym floor in a matter of hours. Most rubber tiles are safe to use both indoors and out and can be loose-laid, which saves you from applying adhesive during installation.

Rubber floor tiles come in a range of thicknesses, making them perfect for everything from floor work to Olympic lifting. Whether you plan to drop heavy weights, or just install some exercise equipment, rubber tiles can do it all. This makes them a great choice for commercial gyms that require a low-maintenance floor that can handle a variety of applications.

Customer Favorites:

Eco-Lock Rubber TilesDura Lock Rubber Tiles3/8″ Versa-Lock Rubber TilesSHOP ALL RUBBER FLOOR TILES

Rubber Floor Rolls

8mm Pre Cut Rubber Rolls

Rubber rolls are a great all-around product for both home and commercial gyms. With a variety of popular thicknesses, rubber gym floor rolls are designed to handle anything. A rubber roll provides a virtually seamless, easy-to-clean surface that is slip-resistant, even when wet.

Because rubber rolls can be custom cut, you can customize the roll to exactly fit your space. Installation is as simple as rolling out the floor and adhering it with double-sided tape or glue for extra stability if desired.

Customer Favorites:

8mm Pre-Cut Rubber Rolls3/8″ Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls8mm Strong Rubber RollsSHOP ALL RUBBER FLOOR ROLLS

Rubber Mats

3-4 shock mats

Gym mats provide some extra protection and impact absorption to your floor exactly where you need it. Want a space for Olympic lifting that can handle heavy weights dropping? A durable rubber mat is perfect for you. Just need something to put under your cardio machine to protect the floor? A rubber mat can do that too.

While they’re heavy enough not to shift around during exercise, you’ll still be able to move and reposition your mats if you ever find it necessary. They’re one of the most versatile gym flooring options on the market. Best of all, rubber mats are just as slip-resistant and easy to clean as other rubber floors.

Customer Favorites:

3/4″ Shock Mats3/4″ Extreme Mats4′ x 6′ Premium MatsSHOP ALL RUBBER FLOOR MATS

Interlocking Foam Tiles


Foam tiles are the perfect flooring for people starting a new home gym. It’s easy to install, it supports your joints during workouts, and it provides a comfortable surface for floor work. Plus, it’s cheaper than rubber flooring, so if you’re not ready to invest a lot into your home gym just yet, this is a great option.

Foam is resistant to water, mold, and mildew growth. However, it’s not as durable as rubber. You can crush or puncture it if you’re not careful. Avoid dropping heavy weights on the floor, and keep sharp objects (like high heels and pet claws) away from the foam.

Customer Favorites:

1/2″ Eco-Soft +
1″ MMA Mats7/8″ Tatami TilesShop Interlocking Foam Tiles

Gym Turf

performance turf rolls

If you plan for sled pulls, plyometrics, or any workouts with a lot of lateral movement, you need gym turf. This tough, artificial turf is specifically designed to withstand the heavy traffic and the demands of a gym. It won’t easily be crushed, matted, or abraded.

Turf allows you to do floor exercises, but it’s still durable enough to handle high-impact exercises, CrossFit, and more. Some gym turf can also be used outdoors to give you more space for your routine.

Customer Favorites:

Performance Turf RollsShock Turf XAgility Turf RollsSHOP ALL GYM TURF

Martial Arts Mats

Our martial arts mats are constructed with a high-density foam that protects your joints when practicing MMA, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and more.

These mats are shock absorbent, and they resist moisture, mold, and mildew. This makes them easy to clean and sanitize. Martial arts mats are typically available as foam tile flooring or as vinyl-encased mats, so you have some options.

Customer Favorites:

1″ MMA Mats7/8″ Judo Mats7/8″ Tatami TilesSHOP ALL MARTIAL ARTS MATS

Gymnastics Mats

4'x8'x2 Eco Folding Mats

Whether you’re just starting with the basics or you’re working on advanced skills, it’s important to get a gymnastics mat that can help you progress. Our gymnastics mats offer safety, durability, and fun while you practice this high-impact sport. 

Gymnastics mats vary in thickness and shock absorption levels, so there are options for every skill level. We offer everything from folding mats and tumbling mats to roll-out cheer mats. All of our mats are safe, free of hazardous chemicals, and extremely easy to clean.

Customer Favorites:

4’x8’x2 Eco Folding Mats5’x10’x2″ Tumbling MatsHome Cheer MatsShop All Gymnastics Mats

Happy Shopping!

Inspired yet? No need to save your holiday shopping for the last minute. Get a jumpstart now with a gift your fitness-loving friend is sure to make good use of.


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How to Choose Your Flooring Installation Pros and Cons

During the entire process of floor installation, there are many unseen wastes and tasks. Therefore, you must keep your valuable possessions and pets away from potentially damaging dust and debris. Another frequent question might be, how can I prepare my house for floor installation? If you want to learn more about designing your house for floor installation, visit our website.floor installation

Cleaning up debris is absolutely essential prior to floor installation. Professional flooring installers recommend that you clean up any spill or leak as soon as possible to minimize the risk of seepage or stains. If you notice any spill, clean it up immediately. Leaving a stain will only make things worse and more expensive!

Prior to installation, it’s important to remove any existing flooring on the walls and floors. The floors are then prepared for installation using a floating floor system. The floating floor system is composed of a heavy-duty steel core underlayment and the actual hardwood flooring system embedded within the base. This system provides for excellent structural integrity and long-lasting durability, especially for homes with elderly occupants.

The installation costs will obviously differ based on the size and style of flooring that you select. As such, you’ll need to factor in the cost of labor as well. You should always inquire about installation costs from any flooring installer prior to agreeing to work with them. Typically, floor installation costs will range from one to two percent of the total square foot cost of your home. To get a better idea, simply multiply the square feet by twelve to come up with the average cost.

When selecting flooring installation companies, inquire about the quality of their employees. Ask to see examples of old flooring installation work they have performed in the past. If you like what you see, inquire about references from previous customers. Flooring installers that offer good customer testimonials and outstanding service are more likely to do a quality job on your new floors. Also, flooring installers that offer free estimates via the Internet are generally a great deal more affordable than others.

Once you’ve chosen a flooring company, ask about the floor installation process itself. Find out if the installer uses nail, glue, stapler, or drywall tape during the installation process. While these methods may work for many different types of floors, they certainly aren’t ideal for hardwood floors. In fact, some studies indicate that up to one-third of all installations fail because the installer used improper adhesive. Properly installed hardwood floors don’t just show up – they last!

Make sure that the installers you are considering use genuine sealant and wood flooring products. Many installers will use a cheap sealant or product that doesn’t provide much protection. Unfortunately, this isn’t always enough. Some sealants and products actually weaken the wood floor’s surface. A good hardwood floors installation will require a product that provides consistent protection for years to come.

Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for a sample of any flooring installation business’s work. While most installers will provide you with a pre-finished sample, never assume this. If you do happen to see a sample in a magazine or website, it is always a good indicator that the installers you are considering can provide a quality finish.

Hardwood floors can add value to your home, but this value only lasts as long as the floors themselves. To keep your hardwood floors looking like new for years to come, they need regular care. If you want to know how to install flooring at home, learn about the pros and cons of vinyl, laminate, and real wood flooring. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Hardwood floor installation can be expensive. It’s important to think about how much money you will save by installing a new subfloor instead of installing an entire new floor. Also, consider the area in which you live and any conditions that might affect the longevity of your floors. For example, cold or humid climates might cause your old flooring costs to go up. On the other hand, warm or dry climates might cause your new subfloor installation costs to go down.

A final consideration is whether or not you need liability insurance. If you’re a professional floor installer, you should definitely have liability insurance. Without this insurance, you could be held liable for damage or injury to customers. You may also be responsible if someone uses your supplies or subflooring materials in ways that damage their property. Having enough liability insurance can be very important when it comes to the installation of flooring materials, so always purchase it when you buy subflooring materials and floor installation products.

Commercial Carpet Buying Guide: What You Should Know

If you need commercial flooring for your business or home, you might be considering commercial carpet. High traffic carpet is a low-pile, durable flooring option that won’t stain easily, but is it the right choice for you?

This in-depth guide can help you make a decision! Commercial settings like stores, lobbies, and businesses have all benefited from the durability and style of heavy-duty carpet. It won’t get matted down or worn-looking even after lots of use.

Keep reading to learn about the different types of commercial-grade carpet, the pros and cons, how to install it, and a whole lot more.

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What is Commercial Carpet?

Commercial carpets are ultra-durable carpets designed for heavy traffic, stain resistance, and easy maintenance. They’re typically Berber, which means the fibers are looped through the carpet backing, making them less soft but more durable.

Commercially-rated carpets have a lower pile, meaning they are thinner. This allows the carpet to hold up to wear and tear without matting or crushing.

Industrial carpet comes in a variety of patterns and colors to fit your commercial space. They’re perfect for retail entryways, commercial gyms, commercial offices, grocery stores, airports, banks, and even your home!

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Nylon This is a popular choice inside commercial buildings, condos, and apartments. Nylon is often chosen for its safety with indoor applications because it meets fire codes since it doesn’t burn – it melts. However, it fades in the sun, so avoid outdoor use.Polyester Polyester or “PET” is typically a lower cost than nylon, and it works in both indoor and outdoor applications. This durable fiber resists water and staining, which makes it great for any use in the home and even in commercial spaces.Polypropylene These fibers are cheaper than others, but they still hold up very well in high-traffic areas. You can find polypropylene fiber in places like grocery stores or office lobbies. It resists mold and mildew, but it stains more easily than the others.

bout Carpet Thickness

Shaw Lucky Break Carpet Tile

While residential carpet is thick and plush, commercial carpet is the opposite. The fibers are short and dense, creating a heavy-duty carpet that resists crushing and denting. Low-pile carpet is built for heavy foot traffic and tons of wear, but it sacrifices comfort for all that durability, so it’s rougher underfoot. 

Commercial Carpet Traffic Ratings

Mannington Script Carpet Tile

Some commercial carpets are designed to handle more foot traffic than others. Check out the ratings to find the best durability for you. 

Walk-off This is the ultimate durable carpet designed for entryways and even garages.Extra heavy The toughest of the tough, this carpet can handle the busiest areas.HighDesigned specifically for heavy foot traffic and busier areas.MediumGreat for use in most spaces with a lot of foot traffic.

Types of Commercial Carpet

You might think that all commercial carpets are the same, but the truth is that you have a lot of options! Explore the different varieties to discover which works best for you.

Commercial Carpet Tiles

On Trend Carpet Tiles

Commercial carpet tiles are so easy to install that you can often complete installation on your own in a matter of hours. With carpet tiles, you can create custom patterns using different colors.

It’s also very easy to replace carpet squares if they become stained or damaged. Simply lift the affected tile and replace it with a new one.

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Commercial Carpet Planks

On Trend Carpet Planks

Carpet planks are like carpet tiles in many ways, including the easy installation. With the longer plank shape, you can get more creative with your design.

Use carpet planks to create herringbone patterns in your commercial space, or experiment with other modern, geometric designs.

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Commercial Carpet Rolls

Hobnail Carpet

Traditional broadloom carpet rolls still make up the majority of the carpet industry. Carpet rolls are typically priced cheaper per square foot than tiles or planks since they will cover a larger area.

This makes broadloom a great choice for budget-friendly projects as well as large jobs where you need to cover a lot of square footage.

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Pros and Cons of Commercial Carpet

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If you’re still not sure if carpeting is the best solution for your commercial space, consider the pros and cons. Learning about the benefits and potential drawbacks will help you make a decision. 


Durability: The tough fibers and dense, low pile ensure that your floor can handle heavy traffic.Price: For budget-conscious buyers, carpet is the perfect commercial flooring option. It’s durable and stylish, all without breaking the bank.Maintenance: Low-pile, stain-resistant carpet is a breeze to clean. Just make sure to vacuum regularly, and your floor will look great for years to come. Installation: Self-adhesive carpet tiles are designed for quick and easy installation, so you can save time and money.


Comfort: Because it’s designed for durability, commercial carpet isn’t as plush and comfortable as regular residential carpet.Installation: Yes, this is a pro and a con, depending on the product. Not all carpet is designed for peel and stick installation. For really high-traffic areas, you’ll need to glue down the carpet, and that’s best left to a professional.

How to Install Commercial Carpet

Impressions Carpet Tiles

The ease of installing carpet depends on where you’re putting it, and the type of carpet you choose. If you’re going to install carpet tiles in your home, then it’s a simple DIY project. But if you need carpet rolls in a high-traffic business, you may want to hire a professional. 

How to Install Carpet Tiles

When you want something easy to install, carpet tiles are the way to go. There are two main ways to install it: tape-down/peel and stick installation and glue-down installation.

Peel and Stick or Tape Installation

Peel and stick tiles are the easiest way to install carpet. The adhesive is pre-applied to each tile and all you have to do is pull back the plastic sheet to expose it. You can also use double-sided carpet tape if the adhesive isn’t already applied.

From there, simply place the carpet on the floor, and press down to make sure it sticks. 

Glue Down Installation

For commercial areas with lots of traffic, you should glue down the carpet for more stability. Use a pressure-sensitive adhesive for a more permanent hold. This project is often best-suited for professionals, but if you want to DIY your floor, you can apply the adhesive yourself. Always make sure to check the manufacturer to find more detailed installation instructions.

How to Install Carpet Rolls

Installing carpet rolls requires the glue-down method to keep them stable. Apply the adhesive onto the floor, and then roll the carpet into the adhesive using the carpet core or the flat end of a push broom. Then you just have to wait for the adhesive to cure before you can walk over the floor. Again, check the manufacturer for detailed installation instructions.

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How to Clean Commercial Carpet

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Commercial carpet doesn’t require special equipment to keep it looking great. Maintaining your carpet tiles is as easy as this:

Vacuum frequently to keep your floor clean and inviting.Remove spills immediately with an absorbent cotton cloth and clean water. Occasionally deep clean using a hot water extraction-cleaning machine (i.e. carpet cleaner).

To spot clean carpet and remove stains, follow these tips:

Spray your favorite carpet cleaner over a small area and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Dab the stain with a clean towel. Once the stain has vanished, rinse the area with clean water.Soak up the remaining moisture with a second clean towel to finish up.Related Content >How to Clean Carpet: 10 Tips to Maintain Your Carpet and Prevent Stains

Carpet FAQ

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Still have some questions? We have the answers! 

What type of carpet is best for commercial use?

Low-pile nylon carpet is best for commercial use because the durable fiber can handle heavy traffic without matting or getting crushed. It’s also stain-resistant and easier to keep clean, which is important in larger commercial spaces where intense maintenance would be a hassle. We recommend carpet with looped fibers, like Berber, because this construction makes the carpet even stronger.

What’s the difference between commercial and residential carpet?

Residential carpets are designed to be plush and comfortable, while commercial carpet is more durable. The carpet in your home usually has a higher pile and softer fibers than commercial flooring. High-traffic carpet will be more rough and dense, so it can withstand heavy traffic, stains, and more.

Is commercial carpet more expensive?

Commercial carpet is typically less expensive than thick, plush residential carpet. The price can vary depending on the features of the carpet, but as a whole, you can expect it to have a lower cost per square foot than the carpet in your home.

Does commercial carpet need padding?

Commercial carpet doesn’t always need padding. Sometimes, you can glue it directly to the subfloor. However, you can still benefit from carpet padding if you choose the right option. Rubber roll underlayment provides the best padding, because it’s durable and not too soft, while still offering some give underfoot.

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Now you know everything you need to find the perfect commercial carpet for your space. Whether you want something extra durable for your busy home or stylish flooring for your business, this durable carpet has got you covered. If you’re ready to explore your commercial carpet options, why not start with some free samples?

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DIY Kitchen Cabinet Refacing


cabinetWhat are the benefits of cabinet refacing? Refacing your cabinets not only costs less than completely replacing the cabinets, but it also takes up a fraction of the average renovation budget. Here are some benefits cabinet refacing that you should consider if you’re thinking of remodeling or updating your kitchen or bathroom.

A significant benefit of cabinet refacing is the potential to create a brand new look and feel to your room without spending a great deal of time and money. For instance, with kitchen cabinet refacing, you can change the cabinet doors to new ones without tearing out all of the cabinetry. Instead, all you need to do is replace the doors and drawer fronts. By doing this, you’ll get a brand new look for only a fraction of what it would cost to replace the cabinets. If you’re tired of seeing the same brown cabinet drawers that have been in your kitchen for several years, cabinet refacing might be the best option for you.

Another major benefit of cabinet refacing is the potential to get better performance out of your doors and drawer pulls. The way that cabinet doors are designed these days can cause cabinet doors to wear out more easily than drawer pulls. For instance, cabinet doors can become dull over time and may begin to show signs of damage or wear. When you replace the doors and drawer pulls, you will immediately improve the appearance of your cabinets and improve the functionality of your drawers as well. In fact, if you don’t know how to handle a particular kitchen situation, it’s often advisable to bring in a professional when it comes to refinishing your kitchen cabinets.

Another benefit of cabinet refacing is that it can help to give your kitchen a new look without spending a great deal of time and money. By simply removing the doors and drawer fronts, you can get a fresh new look for a fraction of the cost of completely replacing the cabinets. In addition, when you are choosing new hardware for your kitchen, it’s always important to choose products that will match your new doors and drawer fronts.

It’s also possible to do some cabinet refacing on plywood panels. Plywood paneling is a great candidate for refacing because of its ability to be sanded fairly easily and to maintain a relatively high gloss finish. Although plywood does require a bit more maintenance than wood does, it’s still a good candidate for refinishing regardless of how much you plan to spend on the project. Refinishing plywood panels is a great project for any homeowner who wants to give his or her kitchen a face-lift.

However, the one drawback to cabinet refacing cabinets with veneers is that they won’t last long. Wood veneers are cheap but not very durable. If you’ve already spent money on purchasing new cabinets and have them in good shape, it might make sense to save money on kitchen cabinet refacing by installing the veneer instead. However, if you have existing cabinets in your kitchen, you might not want to consider this option. If the cabinet faces are in good condition, you may want to take care of them before getting new veneers. However, refacing with veneers is a relatively low-cost alternative to repairing damaged cabinets.

It’s also possible to have cabinet refacing done on solid wood doors. When you’re considering cabinet refacing on solid wood doors, there are several things you need to keep in mind. First, you should decide whether you want to install new cabinet doors or just repair the existing ones. It’s always a good idea to hire a professional to handle this job, especially if you have some sort of metal work in your kitchen or the cabinet faces require extensive repairs. When you choose to reface solid wood doors, you need to make sure they’re properly prepared to accept the veneer so you won’t be doing any damage to the wood itself.

If you’d rather do the cabinet refacing job yourself, you’ll need to choose which materials to use and how to go about putting them together. Some DIYers prefer to buy the materials from a hardware store, then to put them together. If you don’t feel comfortable putting the new cabinet doors on your own, or you don’t know the basics of cabinet refacing, it might be a good idea to hire a professional to get the job done. Be aware that cabinet refacing jobs can be quite messy, and it will take time to dry the wood so you’ll need plenty of time to plan and prepare. Once the job is done, you’ll have a new, updated look for your kitchen that’s perfect for modern kitchens.