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Outstanding! Comfortable, durable, practical
on August 12, 2012
I bought a set of these mats about a year ago -- enough to cover the entire floor of a spare bedroom and turn it into an exercise room. The mats are thick and provide great shock absorption -- so much so that I now workout barefoot (a huge plus, I've discovered). The mats interlock securely -- they haven't pulled apart once since I got them, despite very vigorous (Insanity, Asylum, P90x) workouts. They clean up quickly and easily with a damp mop when needed. After a year of heavy use, they show no signs of wear.
If you buy these mats, you may also want to go to the manufacturer's web site and look at their edging kits. The edge strips are the thickness of the mat on the interlocking side, then bevel down to a smooth, nearly flat edge on the other. As a result, there's a smooth transition from floor to mat -- nothing to trip on. I put a set of the edge strips on the side of the mat near the door, and they make for a very professional look, in addition to increasing safety.
I tried to do my homework before buying these mats, because they were a bit more expensive (although still reasonable). I'm glad I went with this brand. It's been a great investment, and they look as good after a year as they did on Day 1.
(User note: When the mats arrived, they were slipperier than I like. They seemed to have a light coating of a silicone-like spray from the manufacturing process. I mopped them with a regular vinyl floor cleaner and it took the shine off and the slippery feeling away. If you exercise in shoes, you can probably skip the mopping.)