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Fri 26th Sep 2008 15:40
Jon_Mackey

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Hi guys,
 
I'll be laying jigsaw mats down in my new place in the next few weeks. I was just wondering whether it would be ok to lay them directly to concrete with a bit of carpet underlay under them or would sheets of wood be better?
 
Any advice appreciated.
 
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Top Fri 26th Sep 2008 16:23
Michael Munyon

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Mr. Mackey,

I can't speak on anyone's behalf, but I have the same puzzle piece floor mats and they lay on concrete. It works for us and we do break falls and rolls on them.

If your inquiry about safety or wear and tear of the mats?
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Jon_Mackey

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Thank you Mr M,
It's really about wear and tear more so and the general use of the mats.

Thanks again
Jon
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I recommend laying something non abrasive under it then. I've got two different sets of the mats. One set is the blue/red ones. I find small flakes coming from it on the floor from time to time. The other set is the Wood Floor design. They do pretty well, but I haven't laid them down on the concrete yet. I'm sure the same would happen with them, but the wear and tear wont show as much.

Not sure if anything I stated helped.

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Thats great Mr Munyon, I think I'll put some type of under lay there first before I put them down.

Thanks for the help, as always.. Taekwon!

Jon
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Shane Fitzgibbon

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Hi Mr. Mackey

Congrats on the new cenre. From the physical trainer perspective - ideally they should be laid on sprung wood. Laying them on concrete may  result in more punsihement to the students' joints according to author, Thomas Kurz.

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Hi Mr Fitzgibbon,

Thanks for the input! Look forward to seeing you Sunday all going well.

Jon
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