Walking on water is a great way to be in the water with your family or with your friends, particularly in summer. A floating mat could be utilized by friends or family to do water sports, relaxation, and party in the water. When you are planning a summer vacation outdoor at the beach or on an area lake, the floating pad will provide lots of floating fun.
Here are the great floating mats buying tips
Although inflatable mats may only be a few inches thick generally speaking, the more substantial mattress pads can reach up to 14 inches deep. Foam mats vary between 1.25 to 2.3 inches thick. Generally, the more thick it is the heavier the mat will support. However, keep in mind that the more thick the mat, the larger and heavier it is when folded up for transportation and storage.
A mat can be as small as a personal flotation device and as long as 60 feet in length. The most sought-after lengths for small and single groups are between six feet and nine feet long. For larger groups, a mat that is 18 to 20 feet in length is often preferred.
Vinyl can be used to create the most affordable floating water mat for lake model like an inflatable pool toy. High-end models come with a stronger fabric covering, which is more pleasant to lie on and provides you with a bit of grip. Inflatables that are of top quality come with the marine-grade canvas, or similar cover. The mats for Lily pads can be made from bare foam or have an extra layer of protection that provides the foam with a more attractive appearance and shields it from damage. The mat can break or degrade due to constant sunlight and exposure to water. Although it may not affect comfort or flotation, the covering is less attractive and more comfortable to lie on. The foam may also show bumps and scratches if it's not protected.
Most cases you will need to tie up your float so that you can relax and not drift off. Some water mats have a grommet for attaching a rope or bungee cord, which may be included or sold as a separate item, so you can tie up to a dock, boat anchor, or another mat.
Inflatables can be constructed to any shape and can include pillow rests or seats. Lily pads lack these, although they sometimes feature rolled edges on the other end, forming the shape of a pillow. The larger inflatables might include grab handles to ensure that you can clamber on board from the water with an air of respectability. Many foam mats have built-in straps that can be used to hold the mat together after it has been rolling.
Many high-end mats come with an organizer bag. You may also be able purchase a separate one. It is also possible to purchase them separately.
Floats are costly, therefore it is essential to have at least one year guarantee from the manufacturer.
Some Essential Techniques
Take your mat off the floor, removing any algae or debris, and allow it to completely dry before storing it for the winter to prevent mold and decay.
Beware of abrasions and punctures by making sure that your swimming area is free of docks with rough edges, rocks and buoys. Avoid other boats and don't submerge yourself in the mat.