Did you know that most floor mats are made from materials which are not flame retardant? Our Fire-Resistant Door Mats are certified for fire protection and feature preventative properties such as self-extinguishing fibres and smoke prevention. Although fire resistant door mats are not mandatory for all areas in the UK, certain laws, legislations and guidelines urge for landlords, councils and housing associations to enforce improved fire safety practices across the entire building.
Flammable materials can fuel a fire, allowing it to quickly spread through an area emitting poisonous gases and causing damage to anything within the vicinity. While not all matting is built with flame retardant materials, the choice to have a self-extinguishing entrance mat allows limited combustibility on key surfaces and can dramatically reduce the speed that flames spread throughout the area. Please remember that fire safety is set in place to save lives and provide safe options for people who ever have the unfortunate chance of being caught in a fire.
It is important to understand that even though mats may be classified with flame retardant properties, a huge majority of mats are still potentially flammable objects and should be treated as such. The main differences between mats with and without fire resistant have been listed down below:
We understand the important demand and health and safety significance of fire safe equipment in public communal areas and housing estates, and we supply a select range of DIN and EN tested self-extinguishing matting solutions.
Dura-Plush Flame-Retardant Door Mat
UV and temperature resistant from 0 – 60 degrees Celsius, the Dura-Plush is flame resistant to DIN 4102 B1 – a test that constitutes of penetrating a hot piece of metal into the mat, to then test and observe the flammability of the carpet.
Coated with a non-slip PVC backing and a stylish polyamide plush, the Dura-Plush is suitable for high traffic entrances and walkways and is available in three standard sizes up to a 130cm x 200cm.
HardyChannel Ribbed Entrance Mat
A great affordable option for tighter budgets, HardyChannel entrance matting is a great all-round indoor barrier mat ideal for homes, flats and apartments. EN 13501-1 complaint, the low-profile 9mm mat is very easy to clean with a vacuum and comes in 4 bright colour options.
The slip resistant PVC backing and 100% polypropylene pile contributes to reliable crush and soil resistance and great moisture retention properties. If you need something to guard your kitchen or patio from dirt footprints, then the HardyChannel might be the mat for you!
Commercial Mat-Well Tiles
Our Mat-Well Tile Pro and Plus range are made specifically for commercial mat-well entrances for public communal areas and business that receive a lot of daily traffic. Fire tested to EN13501 - Euro Classification B(F2)S2, the interlocking pieces are available with open and closed variations.
The flush finish allows wheeled traffic and vehicles to easily enter your premises and remains to be incredibly hard-wearing, made to withstand years of heavy-usage before needing to be replaced.
If in the rare incident that you would need to replace or remove your mat-well tiles, the smartly designed lugs allow you to attach and detach pieces quickly, easily and securely with complete ease.
Trusted by hundreds of household brands and organisations across the UK, First Mats is one the UK’s most trusted floor mat suppliers for good reason. Our range of commercial and industrial fire ready products is a sentiment of our on-going commitment to provide the best quality, safest products on the market.
Additionally, if you are looking for something more suited towards an industrial application with fire prevention properties , please view our fire retardant collection here , full of industry tested matting solutions for optimal performance at work.
If you are ever unsure about any of our products or just need a little extra guidance, please feel free to contact a member of our friendly team at 0121 702 1659 or email email@example.com for dedicated customer support.