What is the Difference Between Cheap and Expensive Mats?
Do we Sell Cheap or Expensive Mats?
We’re not going to lie to you: our mats are not the cheapest – they are, however, the best. Recently, we have seen an influx of new mat companies selling unbelievably cheap mats and advertising them as identical to their better quality, more expensive counterparts. Alas, what our parents told us is true. If it sounds too good to be true, it likely is. In this blog, we’re going to let you know the real truth and where your money goes when buying a mat with us.
Firstly, let’s talk about our mats. All our mats (and we really mean all of them) are made out of the industry-premium Nitrile rubber. We won’t bore you with lots of facts, but the main thing to note is they are highly strong, flexible and long-lasting. This means they can be washed, dried, rolled up and everything else under the sun without causing any damage.
Our Competitors’ Mats
In comparison, some of our crafty competitors’ advertise their PVC backed mats in the same light as our Nitrile rubber back mats – although at a far cheaper price. For the average buyer, it would seem mad not to buy the cheaper, seemingly identical mat. Anyone, though, who knows a thing about PVC will be able to spot a few glaring issues.
It is for one, not strong, flexible, or long-lasting. Any attempt at washing the mat in a commercial laundry will result in mayhem. The mat will be absolutely destroyed. Even if you decide not to wash the mat, its life is still vastly shorter than its Nitrile rubber cousin. Nitrile rubber mats can be washed hundreds of times over many years, and still, be in tip-top shape. If one of our mats does get damaged, you can also just send it back to us as we have our own dedicated repair machine. Our PVC selling counterparts, unfortunately, can’t offer this.
Plato and Mats?!
Plato said that “A good decision is based on knowledge” and we agree with him. We hope this article has given you the information on why you should probably buy a mat from us. Like Plato, our mats last for a long time. They are unquestionably better value for money than their cheap counterparts.
If we have managed to persuade you, give us a call on 01494 880066, or fill in our enquiry form. One of our sales team will be more than happy to help you. If you feel like diving into the technical specifications a bit more, just ask and we can happily send you a specification sheet.