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Trump Say US may make trade deal with China

To the surprise to many it appears that US President Donald Trump has held out hope of a trade deal with China. He is not backing down on tit-for-tat tariffs as the trade war escalates but feels it could eventually happen.

 A day after imposing new tariffs on nearly $US200 billion Chinese imports and threatening more if China retaliates, President Donald Trump has left the door open for China to negotiate an end to the trade war between Washington and Beijing. During a speech to reporters on Tuesday while visiting with the Polish President, Trump implied the US may make a deal with China.  Trump said that he is always open to talking, “We’re having a tremendous impact on China. We’re doing a very good job with China,” he said before threatening to add tariffs to $US267 billion of Chinese goods if Beijing dares to retaliate.

Amongst the goods that Donald Trump is placing new tariffs on include, but are not limited to, foam mats, puzzle mats and jigsaw mats. It seems that a disproportionate attention is being aimed at gym mats, which is strange considering that Americans like to train. Also they are not a major manufacturer of training mats.

China has indicated that they would go ahead with more tariffs of their own but their options are limited considering that the US import far more goods from China then vice versa. It would be ironic if China decided to impose their own tariff on gym mats from the USA. It is unlikely that China imports any gym mats from USA other then some specialist mats that are not currently manufactured in China.

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Canelo Alvarez Stops Golovkin on the Mat

In their much anticipated boxing match Canelo Alvarez went on to beat Golovkin via decision. In what was a very competitive fight the two of the three judges gave it to Canelo 115-113. It gave Alvarez the title via majority decision with the third judge scored it a 114-114 draw.

The fight was widely seen as a great fight with both fighters giving it their all. There is already talk of another Alvarez vs Canelo fight in the future to continue the rivalry. Both fighter would be wise to get back on their gym mats and training their hearts out until the next competition. Any fighter worth their weight in gold would spend most of their time training in their gym on their gym mats.

In the other fight Canada’s David Lemieux was victorious in the first round of his fight with Irish fighter Gary O’Sullivan.  After hitting O’Sullivan with a savage left hook the Irish fighter on the foam mat.

Lemieux was not happy after O’Sullivan team’s talked trash in the lead up to the fight. He gave them an emphatic response with his victory.

In reponse to the trash talking Lemieux said “Don’t p*** me off guys,”. “I guess the message must be clear, I don’t like the trash talking at all that was done to me from O’Sullivan’s side so I kept it in me and I put to the right timing.

“I’m a respectable fighter, I come in the ring, I don’t disrespect my opponents, I train hard, I don’t trash talk and I respect that kind of behaviour.

“I felt great, I’m in superb shape. I gave you all a great knockout and a great event so I hope you’re all happy.”

Lemieux had previously fought Gennady Golovkin in 2015, said he’d like another shot at the champion. He would also like a shot at Alvarez he confirmed. Boxing ring generally use canvas but interlocking mats are also used in some gym setups.

“I’m not rooting for anybody, I want to fight both of them,” he said in the post-bout interview.

“I think it’s a 50-50 chance fight. Canelo is an excellent boxer, so is Golovkin. It’s going to be an interesting fight”.

As it is Canelo went on to beat Golovkin via decision. In what was a very competitive fight the two of the three judges gave it to Canelo 115-113. It gave Alvarez the title via majority decision with the third judge scored it a 114-114 draw.

The fight was widely seen as a great fight with both fighters giving it their all. There is already talk of another Alvarez vs Canelo fight in the future to continue the rivalry. Both fighter would be wise to get back on their gym mats and training their hearts out until the next competition. Any fighter worth their weight in gold would spend most of their time training in their gym on their gym mats.

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Kid’s Friendly Flooring From Direct Mats

Foam mats are the simplest and easiest way to make a floor a secured and nice-looking.  One of the most popular flooring materials, jigsaw foam mats. They are considered to be the most kid’s friendly floor material nowadays. With greater safety appeal and a flexibility this type of flooring materials is gaining popularity both in home and professional environments.

Unfortunately, not every flooring specialist deals with jigsaw foam mats. If you are living in Australia, then you need to go for a jigsaw mats specialist shop to find out your desirable jigsaw mat. And if you are considering of buying foam jigsaw mat or interlocking mats for home, then Southern Cross Mats is the best and most renowned store in Melbourne. We also have a warehouse and store in Sydney so we can service customer Australia Wide.

Since the start, Southern Cross Mats has stocked several types of gym mats and  foam mats in Australian. Whether you want to buy directly from one of the stores or simply purchase online while sitting in the comfort of your home, Southern Cross Mats has you covered. You can book your  jigsaw mats over the phone and directly pick it from the store or can place your order and we can arrange delivery to your doorstep.

 

Why Southern Cross Mats?

  • Being a customer-centric company, it always aims at offering the products and services that will address the exact needs of clients and give them a highly professional experience while working with the staffs of the firm. Besides of selling jigsaw mats and foam mats, it also assists clients to get a perfectly installation service. By providing the expert guide for installing jigsaw foam mats. The mats are easy to install so with a bit of guidance you shouldn’t have any trouble.

 

  • Jigsaw foam tiles are the best option for safe and soft flooring and has become the most favourite choice for schools, children psychotherapeutic clinics, homes, playrooms, and more. Owing to this cause, Southern Cross Mats has covered up a vast range of products and options for catering the needs of every client easily. Jigsaw floor mats from Southern Cross Mats are available in ranges of thicknesses, and colours sizes. Whether it is your kids’ room, your workshop, your playroom or any other place, you can get mats for suiting all sized and designer rooms, decorations and interiors.

 

  • Southern Cross Mats carries foam floor mats in several bright colours, gentle shades and wood pattern designs that can complement any home decor. Most of the interlocking mats, foam jigsaw mats, and martial arts mats are flexible for a variety of uses.

 

  • Mats are designed to be on floor and so Southern Cross Mats always focuses on giving clients the best quality products. Though they are made of EVA foam, they are also durable enough to withstand regular contact with shoes and feet. This is the reason we use only quality materials so that a client can enjoy long-lasting benefits from the mat.

 

Beside of sizes and colours, Southern Cross Mats also gives a cost-effective price approach for our customer. All products offered by Southern Cross Mats are cost-effective and comes to suit any budget. We alway strive to be the most competitive supplier in the market. So if you need kid friendly flooring at a budget look no further.

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Gym Mats For Christmas

That time of the year is coming around again and after a year of hard work it is some to take a break and celebrate the festive season with our loved ones. Now we get to put up our feet and have a BBQ or two in the warm Australian summer. But before we get to relax we first need to think of what we will be buying our friends and families this Christmas as gifts. This is not always an easy task.

A great Christmas gift for anyone is a set of gym mats. Gym mats are a great way to burn off a little bit of Christmas cheer and to continue to shed some weight in the aftermath of what is usually a time of eating and sitting around by the pool or watching cricket. Gym mats are also a great way to tell your loved ones how much you care about their well being and to give them incentive to get up and do some exercise. There is no greater hint then giving a piece of exercise equipment like gym mats.

Gym mats are made from EVA foam which gives them the absorbing qualities needed for vigorous training. Foam mats, as they are otherwise know, are a great way to minimise the impact that hard training can have on your body. Foam mats are available in a number of thicknesses so they can be tailored to whatever activity you may need them for. They also come in different colour options to match with your surrounding.

Foam mats are not only good for training areas but can also be used for play areas as well. If you have setup an indoor play area for your kids they are a great way to reduce injury when kids are playing. Whilst they can’t protect against all mishaps and falls and are no substitute to adult supervision they can definitely reduce the impact when a child falls down. You can either use our standard foam mats for a kids area or purchase specialised kids mats which come in colourful patterns and alphabets.

So if you are looking at a good practical present for your family this Christmas then look no further the our foam mats and gym mats.

Get Fit With Gym Mats For Summer

This time of year is here and it is time to get ready for summer. All of us will be looking at starting some extra training to loose some of the weight you accumulated during winter. Whilst those extra pounds are ok when you are wearing jumper and coats it is another thing when you put on a bikini or your budgy smugglers. Before you start planning your training regime it might be a good idea to think of the equipment you will be needing to hep you through your training sessions. You might particularly  want to break out some gym mats as they will definitely help you prolong your training.

It is all and good to ramp up the training leading up to summer but you might also want to protect your body by purchasing some gym mats. Gym mats are aways a great way to help combat the fatigue that comes with hours spent training and doing your vigorous exercises. Fortunately gym mats come in a variety of thicknesses to be tailored to the intensity of the activity you are doing. While some light exercise may only require the thinner mats if you doing more intensive then you might want to consider some thicker mats.

Foam mats are aways an excellent addition to your training area as they help assist with limiting injury and fatigue. Foam mats are used by people all over the world for all sorts of activities. With foam mats you really are helping ensure that your time spent training won’t come with an injured or fatigued body thereby allowing you to train longer and harder.

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Foam Mats for all Your Training Needs

We often get asked the question of which are the better mats for this activity or that. The truth is the type of mats you use for any given activity depends on what you are going and what the out come of your training needs to be. Also the type of area you are using can play a major role in what you might choose to use for your train area. The bottom line is that where you are engaging in a vigorous activity you should probably look at getting some safety mats the help mitigate any risk your activity might attract.

That said I am a big fan of foam mats. Foam mats, as the name implies, are made from compressed foam which is then die-cut into a jigsaw pattern. The die-cutting of the foam mats means that the size is uniform and that each piece will easily slot in to the next, therefore creating a continual surface. Also now as puzzle mats, foam mats are easy to manufacture and transport which makes them and idea product. If you are considering laying some training mats in your dojo or training area then you really can’t go any further then foam mats.

The other benefit of these mats is that they are easily cut. All you need is a Stanley Knife or box cutter and you will easily cut through an EVA mat. This is handy during the installation process as it allows you to fit your mats in non-square corners or to cut around furniture or other obstacles. Foam mats are a truly versatile product.

Gym mats are foam mats and jigsaw mats.

Dollar Down After Disappointing Inflation Data

The Australian dollar was down this morning  after weaker then expected inflation data. The rate of inflation came in at 0.2% instead of the expected  0.4%. The core rate was 0.5% which was in line with expectations. Although the RBA is more likely to take core inflation into account, the announcement spooked traders  which saw the dollar fall by 0.3%. Immediately after the announcement it found itself just above the $0.79 mark.

We don’t expect the current fluctuation of the AUD to have a dramatic effect on the price of gym mats. The dollar has been relatively high in the past few months which has kept the price of gym mats low. In any case suppliers like Southern Cross Mats are competitive and usually absorb any currency movements. It would take a serious shock to the market to cause a large drop in the AUD and therefore have an effect on imported goods. 

The other factor to consider is the price of oil. As you may very know foam mats are manufactured using EVA which is a petroleum bi-product. Any change in material costs has an effect on the finished product. The price of foam mats has stayed low because the cost of oil has been stable. What’s more any rise in the cost of USD denominated raw materials would have been off-set by the rising AUD which has acted like a buffer. As such we can expect the cost of foam mats to stay low.

Order your jigsaw mats whilst the AUD is good value. You know you will be able to buy your jigsaw mats at a good price when the Australian Dollar is so high. The price of jigsaw mats is much higher when the dollar is around the $0.72 mark. We have heaps of stock of jigsaw mats at the time so order now. We also have a shipment coming regularly.