Wrestling Mats for Sale Used

Used clean wrestling mat in great condition. Originally paid $800. The mat is two 5′ x 10′ pieces. Really well padded. Great for BJJ (Brazilian JiuJitsu), grappling, wrestling, gymnastics, martial arts, and exercising. Dimesions: 10’x10’x1.4′.

Wrestling Mats for Sale Used

Wrestling Mats for Sale Used

Wrestling Mats for Sale Used

Wrestling Mats for Sale Used

Buying an Used Wrestling Mat

Purchasing an used wrestling mats for your school or club is one of the most important investments you can make. However, it’s important to remember that wrestling mats aren’t cheap – it can cost a substantial amount of money to fully equip your wrestling room. That’s why choosing the mat that is best for you, including buying from a solid manufacturer, can make a major difference in the life and overall value of the mat.

Types of Mats

First and foremost, you need to choose the type of mat that you want. In North America we have essentially two types of wrestling mats. One is manufactured by Dollmur and is known for being a light wrestling mat and is comprised of a type of foam called polyethylene. The top of the mat has a protective vinyl cover and the bottom has what is called “needle punch carpet” which is designed to maximize durability as well as provide non-slip traction. These mats are available in 2 inch, 1.25, and 5/8 thickness.

The second mat, and much more common, is made of polyvinylchloride (also known as PVC) foam. These mats are available in 1 to 1.25 inch thickness, the two major manufacturers being Resilite and Pinnacle Athletics. PVC foam differs from polyethylene foam in that it’s heavier and generally has more density per square inch, allowing for much greater shock absorption. PVC foam is also covered on the top and bottom, ultimately increasing the life of the mat. It’s very important to note that PVC mats can also be repaired, unlike polyethylene mats. Having the ability to repair or recondition your mat is clearly going to add value and extra mat life.

If you’re looking for portability, you probably want to go with the polyethylene foam; however you will require additional storage space as these mats tend to make up more space when rolled. If space is limited, you’ll be happy to know that the PVC foam is an ideal option, rolling much tighter and will allow tighter fitting into spaces.

If you properly care for and maintain your mat, it’s likely that you’ll get at least a good 10-15 years out of it. If you choose a PVC mat, there is the option to extend your mat life by fixing marks and gouges or by reconditioning it whenever necessary. If you’re a school that will be sharing the mat with other sports or classes, you’ll want to go with a PVC foam mat due to the fact that it tends to hold up much better against student abuse. The PVC foam mat also has covered sides and edge, unlike the polyethylene foam which has opened edge, making it more difficult for students to damage the foam.

Mat Sizing

After you choose your mat type, you’ll need to determine a mat size that best suits your needs. The majority of mats are individually made and can often times be 100% customized to meet unique size specifications. For example, in college and high school mats, specific sizes are required for competition. The NCAA requires mats to be 42″ x 42″ with a minimum wrestling circle of 32″, where US high schools require a 38″ x 38″ mat with a mini wrestling circle of 28″.

If you’re selecting a mat to use at home, the standard sizes are 10″ x 10″ and 12″ x 12″. Home sized mats are terrific for younger wrestlers who are seeking to get more practice in on their own time either outside of practice hours or during the off season. All major manufacturers produce home mats, below are sizes and examples of the applications each mat could be used in:

  • 10′ x 10′ (small home)
  • 12′ x 12′ (average home)
  • 20′ x 20′ (small school)
  • 30′ x 30′ (small school)
  • 32′ x 32′ (regular school)
  • 38′ x 38′ (regular school)
  • 40′ x 40′ (regular school)
  • 42′ x 42′ (large school)

If you’re interested in purchasing a customized mat it’s important to account for possible shrinking, as the majority of mats will end up shrinking when being manufactured (Dollamur mats usually have less shrinkage when compared to PVC mats made by Pinnacle and Resilite). Overall, you should account for 2-6% shrinkage, especially if you’re planning on laying the mat from wall to wall. Always check with the mat manufacturer for the exact amount prior to purchasing.

Choosing Your Mat Colors

You can choose almost any color or combination of colors for your wrestling mats. The standard colors include:

  • black
  • burnt orange
  • cardinal red
  • columbia blue
  • chocolate brown
  • dark green
  • dark maroon
  • light maroon
  • gray
  • light gray
  • kelly green
  • light gold
  • medium green
  • navy blue
  • old gold
  • penn state blue
  • orange
  • purple
  • teal
  • white

You can also choose various colours for your mat, depending on the layout. As an example, a standard layout may have Penn State blue as the primary colour and white for the insignia, lines, and lettering.

Choosing Your Mat Layout

The majority of mats will come in various layouts, including standard international and freestyle layouts. You may also choose to have a two or three tone layout, or even smaller practice circles.