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Flyball and Dog Agility Competition Matting

Flyball is an exciting canine sport where teams of dogs run along a short track over hurdles, grab a tennis ball, and then run back to their owners. The first team to have all dogs back with their owners wins. But what has this got to do with floor matting? Well it's actually used in two places during this event. On the first run, the dogs are sprinting at very high speeds towards a box which will release a tennis ball. Foam matting is often used on these boxes to cushion the impact for the dogs, before they turn around and run back down the course to their owners. Photo credit: Tom Lord on Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-ND In...


How Do Self-Healing Cutting Mats Work

If you’re a keen crafter or hobbyist working at home on your kitchen or dining table, you’re probably looking for an effective way to protect your surfaces from damage due to cutting. If you regularly use blades while sewing, making models or doing papercraft, you will almost certainly, from time to time, have experienced moments where the scissors or knife slip, and the risk of scoring your tabletop is high. If you’re using a rotary cutter, there’s an even greater chance of damaging your furniture. A self-healing cutting mat could be the solution that you’ve been looking for. So, how do these mats work, and how could they keep your surfaces safe? Read on to find out more. How do...


7 Tips To Reduce Pain and Feel More Energetic At Work

For many workers, sitting or standing still for 7+ hours straight can have a very negative effect on the state of your body. This leads to unwelcome aches and pains which can make you feel tired and uncomfortable as well as posing serious risks to your long term health. Although you may think that aches, pains and fatigue are the result of heavy physical labour. It can equally be caused by stress and tension, which is what you put your body through when sitting or standing in one place for extended periods of time. If you want to maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle, and feel more energetic while you work, it is important to limit any impact that your job...


Our Best 60cm x 90cm Door Mats

When choosing a door mat for your property, whether it’s your home or office, there are a lot of considerations you need to make. The most important of which, besides the colour, is the size. We always advise choosing the largest mat possible for best performance, but for many people their only viable option is the standard 60cm x 90cm door mat. As you will see below, we have a wide selection of different styles and options to choose from that are all available in this particular size. Plush Choice Door Mat With more than 40 positive reviews in 2019, the Plush Choice Door Mat is one of our most popular entrance mats. For a reasonable price, you get the benefit of...


From Nut to Mat - How Coir Matting is Made

Door mats might not stand out as being the most obvious product to boast an interesting manufacturing history, but the truth of the matter is that coir matting is produced in a fascinating fashion. So, while you may be aware of the many benefits that they can bring to your home or business, gaining a little background insight can be very useful too. Coir comes from the outer husk – that you won’t see in the supermarkets - of a coconut, which is incredible enough. However, the material (obviously) doesn’t instantly become a doormat once it is scraped from the coconut. It embarks on an epic journey before reaching your doorway. From nut to mat, here’s all you need to...


What Are Anti-Static (ESD) Mats?

ESD, or Electrostatic Discharge is the sudden release of static electricity that occurs when two objects come into contact. Examples include the shock you can experience when touching the metallic surface of a car or doorknob. Another more impressive example is the bolts of lightning during an electrical storm. When two materials rub together, one creates a positive charge and the other a negative charge. The positively charged material stores the electrical energy until it makes contact with the right material and then the energy is released. This is known as an ESD event. The danger is that this positive charge can build up on our persons when we walk across carpets or move around in our clothes, which is...


What Is GRP Material?

GRP is an acronym for Glass Reinforced Plastic, which can also be referred to as Fibreglass or Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP). The material is made from small fibres of glass, meaning the material will have the look of glass but be able to take on many more complex shapes without losing its flexibility and becoming more brittle. This material is extremely lightweight, strong and flexible making products made with GRP very durable and weather resistant. This means GRP has attributes that can be applied in many different industries. Fibreglass is more cost-effective than many alternatives - it must be placed in or around the shape it is required to take to ensure that it is moulded. What Is GRP Material...


The Benefits of Rubber Mats in Commercial Kitchens

Rubber Matting is one of the most essential pieces of equipment a Kitchen can use to increase safety. Find out how Rubber Matting can boost safety and hygiene for you and your staff. Anyone who runs a commercial kitchen is responsible for ensuring that their employees, and anyone else who may enter the kitchen, are safe from harm according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and this means assessing risks and putting preventative measures into place. With possible food spillages, overflowing or leaky sinks and pipes, trip hazards, and wet or dirty floors to consider when looking for potential hazards in commercial kitchens it is unsurprising that rubber mats are a great option due to being able to help to...


How To Cut Coir Matting

So you’ve just bought a piece of Coir Matting. Maybe you are replacing an old, tired looking mat that has been there since you moved in, or perhaps it’s a brand new floor area looking for an attractive floor mat to finish it off. Either way, there’s a good chance that you will need to cut your matting in order to make it fit. Fortunately, cutting Coir Matting is easy.   To cut your Coir Matting, follow the simple steps below; Measure the area where you’ll fit the mat Turn your new piece of Coir Matting upside down Mark the measurements on the back of the mat Cut with a Stanley Knife or similar Place the mat into its new...


6 Tips for using a Standing Desk Correctly

As people are becoming more aware of their fitness levels and ways in which they can stay healthy, standing desks have increased in popularity because those who have previously had to sit behind a desk all day can now choose to stand instead which feels like a more active option. There has been plenty of scientific research carried out on the advantages and disadvantages of standing desks, and whether using one comes with more health benefits than sitting down, so people know exactly what to expect if they decide to make the switch. Advantages of Standing Desks There are a number of health risks associated with prolonged periods of sitting, such as an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and...