Commercial premises may have wet areas or areas where grease is used. Such areas tend to get slippery and can pose slip-and-fall dangers. Some types of fluids such as engine oil, and chemicals could damage the floor surface by increasing wear and tear, corrosion, abrasion and staining. The best way to ensure the safety of your flooring and employees is to use matting options that are moisture-resistant, can stand up to greases and chemicals, and offer traction and slip resistance.
Rubber flooring and matting offer all of the above and are ideal for wet conditions. Rubber mats offer the following benefits:
- Rubber rolls provide a wide coverage
- Provide anti-fatigue padding
- Anti slip properties that eliminate slip and fall hazards
- Provide traction to mat on the floor
- Safeguard floors from damage
- Boost hygiene in the area
- Easy to clean and hence help maintain hygiene in area
- Easy to install
There are a wide range of rubber mats available in the market. Which one should you get? As a rule of thumb, if the work area involves a lot of standing for employees, then it’s best to get rubber mats with special anti-fatigue properties that offer cushioned comfort to feet. They will also protect floors and reduce slips and falls.
However, if work does not involve prolonged standing, then thin rubber mats should do the job efficiently. They provide the right cover on the floor to protect it, help reduce slipping hazards, while also offering a degree of anti-fatigue relief to employees.
Thin sized rubber runners do an efficient job of protection people and flooring. They can be cut according to required size and can be used to cover all kinds of areas—large, small, and asymmetrical. Rubber mat rolls can be rolled along workstations and island platform floors to provide comprehensive coverage. They are made from rubber, which is a natural, eco-friendly material and is reasonably priced compared to many synthetic alternatives. If they are made from recycled rubber, they are even more environmentally friendly. Commercial rubber runner mats are available in black rubber as well as in colored rubber, with a variety of colors to choose from. Some even offer speckled and other patterns. Apart from runners, rubber mats are also available as interlocking tiles, drainage mats, and standard size entrance mats.
Our recycled rubber and heavy duty runner mats serve a myriad of applications, they can be used in commercial kitchens, alongside pools, in warehouses, production facilities and much more. Let’s look at uses of thin rubber mats in various areas.
Entrances: Rubber mats make great entrance mats for businesses that operate in areas with wet weather conditions. The mats are unaffected by moisture, water, snow, ice, and humidity. They are easy to clean and easy to maintain.
Poolside: With swimmers getting in and out of the water, poolside areas are prone to puddling, and this sharply increases the likelihood of slips and falls. Thin rubber mats cover poolside areas to provide swimmers with a slip-resistant surface to walk on.
Warehouses: It goes without saying that warehouses, the places where goods are stored, need to ensure that goods stay safe and are not destroyed by moisture, mold, mildew and insects. Thin rubber mats provide a layer between stored goods and the floor, ensuring that no moisture seeps up to wet and damage the goods. Rubber is mold and mildew resistant, so that is yet another danger that thin rubber mats help do away with. The mats cover floors and help keep the area clean and hygienic, reducing insect and rat infestation.
Workshops: These areas involve working with fluids of all kinds—grease, oils, chemicals, solutions. A lot of these could be stronger than your flooring can survive. Thin rubber mats provide that layer of protection to floors. They help reduce slips and falls by offering slip resistance and traction. The mats also save floors from the damage caused by falling machine parts. Conversely, thin rubber mats also save machine parts from getting damaged when they fall.
Production facilities: Areas where products are manufactured involve the use of fluids, greases, solutions, chemicals, powders, ingredients, product parts, and more. Some of these could damage and corrode flooring. Thin rubber mats provide that layer of protection to floors. Spills, drips, drops, and leaks are caught by the mat and do not create a mess on the floor. These can then be cleaned away easily. Moreover, they protect employees by reducing slips and falls because of their slip resistance and traction. Thin rubber mats also protect floors from the damage caused by falling machine parts and vice versa.
Restaurant Food Prep Areas: Used to prep food this area involves the cleaning and prep work for the chefs who do the cooking. This means there is use of oils, greases, butter, condiments, spices, marinades, vegetables, fruits, and meats. Besides this, vegetables, fruits, herbs, and meats need to be cleaned and washed. This could lead to a lot of spilling, splashing, and dripping on the floor, creating a dangerous slippery area for the staff. Thin rubber mats help reduce this danger and also help protect floors.
Gyms: With all the heavy weights being used in gyms, rubber flooring provides a good layer of protection for the floor as well as the weights. Rubber floor mats provide a non-slip surface that is so important when people work out, especially when aerobic activity and movement are involved.
Looking for rubber mats for your office, restaurant, warehouse, workshop, industrial premise, gym or pool area? We have a wide range of rubber runners in varying styles and thickness for outdoor and indoor use. Get in touch with us for queries and details on email@example.com or call on 866-362-2053. We’ll help you find the perfect solution.