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Old 10-25-2011, 06:32 AM   #1
Christian Graugart
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Location: Copenhagen  Denmark
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Rubber mats - warning against Endurance Mats / CarpetPac

Dear fellow crossfitters!

About a year ago, we opened up our first CrossFit gym here in Copenhagen, Denmark. We bought some rubber mats from Endurance Mats / Carpet Pac ( to use for the flooring.

The mats had a very bad smell of rubber, but the company ensured us, that it would disappear within a few weeks. Months later, it was still very bad, and people complained about headaches.

Eventually, we had a visit from the danish work environment authority, who demanded we had the mats tested for degassing. Endurance Mats claimed that nothing could be wrong with them and that they were perfectly healthy and legal.

After spending approximately $4000 on a degassing test, we got the result and was very sad to find out, that the gasses coming out of the mats were indeed toxic and dangerous to humans. We had exposed our members to a dangerous training environment for more than half a year

We removed the mats immediately and had to buy new ones from another supplier.

Endurance Mats have been silent in this case. They eventually claimed, that their mats were sold as stable mats and not supposed to be used for physical training. They had earlier offered to take back the mats and return our money, but they are not replying to any of our emails anymore, even after we send them the proof that the mats are toxic.

Buying from Endurance Mats has been more than $10,000 out of the window AND we have trained in toxic gasses. It is a lot of money for a newly started gym, and we had to take a loan in the bank to change the mats. I think Endurance Mats have handled the situation extremely unprofessionally and we will advise anyone to not deal with them and potentially end in our situation.

The report is downloadable from our server: It is in danish, but you can google translate it, and the names of the chemicals degassing are international, I believe.

Thanks for your attention

Christian Graugart
CrossFit 2400
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