In most cases, the professional or therapist does not know what type of mat to use in the different areas of the room. Rubber floors are totally discouraged to be used in therapy and psychomotor rooms. The reason is that they have micropores, where bacteria are placed and give off a foul smell. In the long term, this type of rubber floor is a focus of diseases and a very bad economic investment for the room because it will have to be thrown away after a few months of buying it.
The mats recommended by the therapists of hospitals and professional rooms are those that we manufacture in Tamdem for more than 30 years. Throughout these years we have been perfecting them and, at the moment, they are a mandatory product in all the rooms from the professional point of view.
Do you want to know which is the ideal mat for the different areas of your room or space?
In Tamdem we manufacture excellent quality mats, both in raw material and finishes. The reason is that we want our customers use our mats for many years. First-name hospitals in Europe, among others, use our mats for more than 25 years.
Before buying a mat it is very important to know the following details:
– Psychomotor rooms, family spaces, children’s gyms and play spaces must use floor mats 2 or 3 cm thick with a density of 150Kg/m3. Why? Because the user can play without harming himself while doing floor exercises that are not jumps over 40 or 50 cm high. This type of thickness is also valid for mats that are used in hospital early stimulation rooms to place babies while being massaged.
For jumping exercises from a higher height than 50 cm, mats with a minimum of 15 cm are used, depending on the height of the fall. This type of thickness is valid for all types of room. In Tamdem, we call these types of mattresses “Quitamiedos”, in English “Take-away-fears mats”.
Precisely one of the objectives of these mats is to take away the fear of jumping to children. How can we achieve this goal? Making them climb to a gym wall bars and helping them to jump on it. Little by little, and as the child gains confidence, we will increase the height from which they will jump. This process must be repeated many times a day. After each jump it is advisable to congratulate the children. That experience of free fall on a mat is being lost due to the changing habits of our society and unfortunately if these types of activities are not carried out, children will acquire many fears and low self-esteem that will accompany them for the rest of their days.
– In Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Multisensory and Snoezelen rooms, 5 cm thick mats with a density of 100 Kg / m3 are ever used to work the users vestibular system while they walk on the room.
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