Floor Mats For Commercial and Industrial Uses
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Floor Mats are worth more than we give them credit for! Wouldn’t you agree? For example …
They benefit you, your customers and your workers – Not only monetarily, but also in terms of comfort, health and safety.
Some popular types of mats used in commercial and industrial buildings include entrance floor mats, kitchen floor mats, anti fatigue floor mats, Waterhog floor mats and custom floor mats. Other well known types are office mats, welcome mats, anti static mats, chair mats, safety mats, bathroom mats, pool mats, gym mats and rubber mats. Not to mention earth friendly Green Mats, clean room mats, floor runners, locker room mats, recessed mats and salon mats.
Entrance Mats and Entrance Rugs serve as the first sign of welcome to your facility, giving that important first impression to customers. 90% of the dirt that enters your facility comes in on the shoes and feet of building occupants! One estimate by the International Sanitary Supply Association shows that the cost of removing 1 pound of dirt from a typical building is $600! So our line of entrance mats serve you in these four important ways:
(1) Trap dirt and water at the door before any damage can occur.
(2) Safely store the soil and water for later removal and disposal.
(3) Block the entrance and spread of allergens and toxic material into your building, providing vital protection.
(4) Provide a secure surface that is slip resistant.
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These well-designed kitchen mats can make a dramatic difference to the comfort, safety and productivity of your busy food preparation area. Anti-microbial treatment of these mats prevents degradation due to microorganisms and eliminates offensive odors. Anti-fatigue kitchen mats are also essential to minimize lower back pain in addition to leg and foot cramps that can result from prolonged standing and walking about. Excellent drainage properties allow for the flow of liquids and debris. Nonslip backing allows the matting to stay fixed in place. Available in a variety of patterns, colors and styles to complement your decor.
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This superbly crafted line of logo mats provides you the ideal opportunity to brand your company and emblazon its memory on the mind of your customer. Eye-catching custom logo designs add power to your marketing and advertising message. Enjoy greater ergonomic comfort and safety while protecting building floors and saving much on maintenance costs. Available also in our custom logo mats line are anti-fatigue mats for less worker fatigue and greater productivity. No charge for setup of camera ready art along with free e-mail proofs. And did we say super fast shipping? Indeed!
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The Waterhog floor mat is the industry’s undisputed champion of mats. It is recognized as the most effective mat for trapping water and dirt. It’s unique design features rubber reinforced face nubs along with a waffle design resulting in a unique crush proof scraping action. See the demonstration video on our website. This outstanding high-performance floor mat combines unequaled durability with stunning beauty to enhance and protect your facility. Its innovative design enables it to scrape dirt and water from feet and shoes at a variety of traffic angles while retaining an elegant look over long periods of time. The Waterhog mat holds dirt and water below shoe level. It is certified to be slip resistant by the National Floor Safety Institute(NFSI) and is especially designed to be crush resistant. Another ingenious Waterhog floor mat feature is the quick drying antistatic polypropylene surface which effectively eliminates fading and rotting. All of this contributes to the mat’s being suitable both for interior and exterior applications.
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These anti fatigue mats are ideal for your workers who must stand on their feet for extended times or walk about to get their work done. You and your staff will be less fatigued and less tired at the end of the day. Not to mention the boost in performance in the workplace! Anti fatigue mats are highly beneficial in schools, restaurants, banks, hotels, as well as retail and department stores. In addition to providing cushioning to eliminate foot, leg and lower back discomfort, these floor mats provide increased traction. Why is this important? A worker who needs to perform on a wet, greasy or otherwise slippery surface expends energy trying to keep their footing. A well-designed anti fatigue floor mat that gives a more secure surface contributes much to worker comfort and better job performance.
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More About Industrial Floor Mats, Office and Commercial Mats
As you are likely aware, industrial mats, commercial mats and other office floor mats come in a variety of styles, patterns, colors, functions and price ranges! Following is a description of several specialized floor mat applications:
Have you ever touched a doorknob and seen sparks fly and felt a slight shock as the static electric charge dissipates? It can be quite startling. Anti static floor mats serve to dissipate the buildup of static electricity that could injure building occupants and damage sensitive electronic components and equipment such as are found in computers. Commenting on this phenomenon, one industry source stated the following:
When you are working with electronics, it’s paramount to be grounded in order to avoid static shocks and to ensure the safety for the electronics. Use an anti static mat underneath the components and/or the person working on them to reduce the chance of coming into contact with static. These mats are connected to ground through wire and are made from various materials including vinyl and stainless steel fiber. They have a substantial resistance to static, and the built-up current will pass through slowly and will protect any electrical devices as well as the person or people standing on it.
Salon floor mats are specially designed to provide comfort and safety not only for the salon worker but also for your customer. Reducing injury and fatigue, this particular mat helps to eliminate pain in the lower back, foot, leg and neck. Note the following industry commentary on the use of salon mats:
No matter if you are a barber, stylist or beauty/spa technician, you are likely to be working long hours standing on hard laminate, cement, or hardwood flooring. Working around your styling, all-purpose, or barber chairs for extended periods of time can lead to wear and stress on your body.
Professional styling mats are the easy, affordable solution. Stylist mats provide unparalleled design, performance, and quality. Easily rolled out to surround your chair or work station, they provide a cushioned workspace with virtually no installation. Mats are made of strong super soft materials(some are 100% polyurethane), providing durability and unparalleled design. Article Reference
Chair floor mats facilitate easy movement of the chair while protecting the underlying floor material as follows:
The primary purpose of owning a chair mat is to protect the surface that you roll on with your office chair. No matter what surface your office chair currently sits on, such as hardwood floors, carpet, or linoleum, there are mats designed specifically for each of the aforementioned. Office chair casters can easily scratch hardwood floors, leave imprint marks in carpet, and also damage the quality of your carpet from consistent rolling. In fact, many carpet manufacturers will void their warranty if an office chair will be used on it without the use of a chair mat. Carpet mats typically come with a set of cleats located underneath the chair mat that allow the mat to stay firm and in place when rolling across. Mats for hardwood floors or linoleum do not have the cleats underneath the mat, however their weight allows for the mat to stay in one place rather than sliding around as one might fear. Article Reference
Gym mats provide wonderful protection for athletes enabling them to train comfortably while avoiding injury. Within the gym area these mats are used in a number of different ways. Note the following:
Weight lifting mats – these are said to be indestructible and have textured surfaces. They are non porous, bacteria resistant and come in thicknesses ranging from 3/8 to ¾ inches.
Exercise machine mats – these help to eliminate the drag on the floor by the machines motion and acts as a cushion also so as not to damage the machine or the floor.
Interlocking mats for general exercise areas – these are ideal for use in areas that are not of the regular rectangular or square shape. They can be easily moved from one place to another and as such are ideal for use in a space that is being used for exercise only because the regular space is out of service. They come in 3/8 to ¾ inch thicknesses. Article Reference
Recessed floor mats are inlaid into the underfloor to make the mat flush with the surrounding floor area. But there’s more:
Recessed entrance runners are long, narrow carpets intended for use in hallways, kitchens or other areas … where space is narrow but long. Like other recessed mats, these runners lie flush with the floor. In other words, they are placed in a hole, or recess, in the ground that is just large enough for the mat. These special types of floor mat fit into the ground like a piece fits into a puzzle, and they effectively control dirt, debris, and moisture accumulation in highly trafficked areas. Article Reference
Urinal and bathroom mats provide restroom areas with that dry, clean and professional look. These mats feature reinforced heavy-duty rubber backing to keep them in place and maintain an orderly appearance.
Other types of industrial and commercial floor mats include the following:
Locker Room/Pool Mats – premium grade mats designed especially for their drainage
properties, ideal for pool areas, showers and locker rooms.
Floor Runners/Roll Goods – regularly used in horse stables, plant facilities, warehouses, vending areas and aisle ways to provide added attraction, direction matting and increased safety.
Clean Room Mats – protect sterile environments by controlling contaminants in sensitive
All Rubber Matting – includes all varieties of mat such as entrance, custom logo, kitchen, runner and office chair mats, to name just a few. Green Mats/Recycled Mats – made from recycled products and serve as a major step in every green building program and helping to protect the environment.
Modular/Interlocking Tiles – fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Ideal for temporary applications such as construction jobs, trade show display set ups and other situations.