The team at First Mats can help you with everything you need to find the right commercial mats for your workplace. We will help to ensure you are able to meet or exceed industry guidelines and health and safety legislation with our products.
Waterproof industrial matting is designed for high traffic, wet environments including food production, kitchens, bars, showers, changing rooms, swimming pools, machinery areas, production lines and door entrances. These products are designed to prevent slips, improve drainage and to keep working environments safe. They are available in various colours and sizes and are easy to clean because they are waterproof and dry easily.
Some of the waterproof industrial mats have anti-fatigue (or anti-stress) features that help to fight against tiredness and medical problems associated with standing for long periods on a hard floor. These mats work by providing cushioning against the ground to ease pressure on the lower back, legs and feet. In general, waterproof matting has holes in the surface to allow liquids to drain free. It will also have some sort of backing or method to prevent slippage in wet conditions and on shiny surfaces. Waterproof mats also provide insulation against cold, concrete floors.
Wet area mats are not just for use with water, and they may also be resistant to oils, grease and other chemicals. There are particular mats that are suitable for kitchens, workshops, garages, print shops and production areas where oil, chemicals and grease are present. You can choose a mat that is specifically designed for your work environment, whether it is a kitchen or an industrial processing plant.
Natural rubber mats are used in areas where water is the main concern. However, mats with a high nitrile content work well with oils and grease. The rubber nitrile stops the mat reacting with the oil or grease, which would otherwise result in the mat becoming misshapen. The mats can generally be cleaned by shaking and hosing down. Rubber is a very durable material so these mats make an excellent choice for heavy-duty industrial environments.
At First Mats, we can help with all sorts of waterproof matting for your business. We have a range of tried-and-tested outdoor entrance mats, to help you improve the safety and cleanliness of your building in all types of weather. Our industrial swarf mats are waterproof and designed to remove debris and waste from shoes. We can also supply made-to-measure waterproof mats, including anti-slip and anti-fatigue mats with safety colouring. Finally, we supply waterproof mats for leisure and hospitality, including shower mats that are designed for comfort, safety and hygiene.