Rubber Kitchen Floor Mats

Our Rubber Kitchen Floor Mats are designed to reduce slip hazards in commercial kitchens, whilst inhibiting bacterial growth and improving comfort for the staff.
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Rubber Kitchen Floor Mats - Buying Guide and Information


Kitchen Food Production Mats

Need an oil resistant, anti-fatigue high quality commercial kitchen mat? At First Mats, we only supply our customers with the best of the best catering mats on the market ideal for professional kitchens, restaurants and food production facilities. Never comprise with assured oil and grease resistance, great anti-fatigue properties, smart swarf protection and a long lifespan made to withstand years of intensive daily usage.


Not only will we make your kitchen floor sparkle with cleanliness but will also meet or exceed current industry guidelines and health and safety legislation. Continue reading below to find out more about the ideal kitchen mat for you.


Main Features of Kitchen and Catering Mats

Unlike the thousands of useless slabs of cheap rubber claiming to provide genuine protection, our industrial catering and kitchen matting range provide true kitchen protection with oil and grease resistance, anti-fatigue properties and swarf capture.


If you have bar, hotel, restaurant or food production facility, never settle for anything less than our tried and tested range of kitchen matting.  Below we will explain the critical features that separate our kitchen matting from the competition.


Anti-Bacterial Surface

Some of our catering mats, such as the Premium KrossMat are coated with a thin anti-bacterial surface which inhibits the spread and growth of pathogens on the mat. This is vitally important in food production and catering to ensure hygiene and cleanness is maintained all times.


Anti-Fatigue Properties

Industrial kitchen mats can provide anti-fatigue assistance that aids chefs, porters, factory operators and bartenders to stay concentrated and focused when standing for long periods of time.  As well as preventing tiredness, the best anti-fatigue mats reduce the possibility of long-term injuries, staff sickness and helps to improve staff productivity and morale.


While other anti-fatigue kitchen mats may have raised or indented surfaces for fatigue prevention, others may have a soft layer of memory foam, (sometimes known as kitchen comfort mats) that ease the pressure from your feet, knees and lower back while you are standing on them.


Swarf and Moisture Control

The build-up of food production swarf and pieces of food can be detrimental in food production – potentially leading to cross contamination between areas and causing wider lack of hygiene in the facility.


To counter this, our catering mats are equipped with holes, gaps or small wells on top of the surface allowing bigger chucks of foot swarf to be trapped while allowing smaller pieces and liquids to drain or stay on top of the mat.


UV Resistance

Some of our kitchen rubber mats offer UV resistance, stopping the mat becoming discoloured when used in direct sunlight, with our Sturdy Safe Blue being completely UV resistant.


Categories of Kitchen and Catering Mats

We supply a huge variety of kitchen and catering mats that apply to many different situations.


Open Holed Kitchen Mat

Kitchen mats such as our DrainAway and CaterStep opt for an open-holed design suitable for wet areas when dealing with drinks and cooking oils and greases. The open holes system allows for theses fluids to drain underneath or remain trapped within the holes to be later cleaned away. Another reason for the open holed system is to help prevent slips and accidents in a busy working environment. As reported by HSE, slips and trips are the most commonly reported causes for accidents for working practitioner within the UK and with the help of anti-fatigue catering matting, a lot of theses incidents can be prevented for a brighter future.


Kitchen Swarf Mats

Kitchen swarf mats such as the Assured Scraper, scrape away and trap substantial amount of kitchen swarf from footwear. Common examples of kitchen swarf include ingredient particles, drops of oils, cooking fats and grease, cooking agents, dyes and other substances used in food production as as well as many more debris that could get caught on the surface.


Catching and scraping swarf on the mat surface not only eliminates any intermittent issues of cleaning the surface but also prevents cross-contamination and allows for easy cleaning after shifts of work.


Kitchen Mat Buying Guide


Premium KrossMat

Our Premium KrossMat is made for busy and wet food preparation workstations.  The specialist cross-grip drainage holes allowing greasy cooking oils and liquids to seep underneath the mat’s surface.  The raised cross-grip surface also aids the worker with certified anti-fatigue properties that improve concentration, morale and work production.


Made entirely from 100% Nitrile Rubber, the mat is fully resistant to oils, chemicals and water and prevents the spread of bacterial and fungal micro-organisms with the anti-bacterial coating.


Extremely flexible, if in the chance that the mat does need washing, simply place the fully machine-washable KrossMat for a low temperature washing machine cycle and allow the mat to fully air dry before reuse.


  • Wet and Dry Area Mat
  • Very Good Slip Resistance
  • Very Good Anti-Fatigue properties
  • Very Good Wear Resistance
  • 100% Nitrile for excellent Grease, Oil, Detergent and Fat resistance
  • The specialist ‘cross-grip’ surface provides for excellent slip resistance.
  • The mat is easily cleaned and is machine washable.

DrainAway Catering Floor Mats

The easy to place DrainAway is prefect at for Bars, Nightclub, and Traven drinks counters - by increasing the traction and grip on any given surface with the main attraction of deterring slips and accidents by slippery surfaces.  

Easy to roll out and place onto any given surface, the drainage holes allow any spilled fluids to leak through remaining underneath the mat, keeping staff raised above any standing water. At the end of the shift, the mats can be easily cleaned with cold water and appropriate cleaning agents/detergents.

Flexible and lightweight, the cushioned surface for ensures maximum standing comfort and weariness reduction.


The low-profile, wet area matting rolls available in lengths of 5 to 10 meters long and can be easily cut down to size manually or by a professional carpenter with a trusty Stanley Knife and ruling equipment.


  • Very Good Slip Resistance
  • Very Good Wear Resistance
  • Good Anti-Fatigue Properties
  • Low-profile height of 10mm
  • Anti-Fatigue cushioned surface
  • Place and roll out onto any floor surface
  • Great drainage properties preventing slips
  • Easy maintenance – can be rolled-up and stored for future use  

CaterStep Non-Slip Mat

Our newest addition to the Kitchen and Catering collection, our CaterStep mat ticks all the necessary boxes for restaurateur safety with excellent protection from greasy floors, oils, fats and deterrents.


Equipped with the iconic open-holed “Honeycomb” design, greases and liquids easily fall into the large wells and provide any operators with good overall slip resistance and drainage properties, ideal for greasy floors, food processing areas and manufacturing lines.


Anti-fatigue compliance, stress and pressure from the lower back, legs and feet are eased with the mat currently available in a standard 91cm x 152cm size.


  • Very Good slip, fatigue and wear resistance
  • Nitrile rubber build for excellent Oil, Detergent and Grease protection
  • Highly effective drainage via mat wells
  • Ideal in both wet and dry industrial and commercial areas

RingStep Rubber Bar Floor Tiles

Our premium option for rubber bar flooring, RingStep offers superb underfoot grip and comfort with rapid drainage capabilities, extendable design, bevelled edge connections and fire resistance properties.


With each tile measuring 1m by 1.5m, RingStep allows you to extend and combine more tiles and pieces with mat tiles linking together using optional connectors and mat edges connecting to one or more tile. 


The versatile hard-wearing natural rubber is primed for extreme durability and usage, measuring 19mm thick with slip, fire and fatigue resistance properties all in one piece.


  • Outstanding overall slip, fire and fatigue resistance. Optimal comfort for bartenders.
  • 19mm thick profile with each mat measuring 100cm x 150cm
  • Optional short and long edge connector pieces available with short edges measuring 1074 x 50mm and long edges measuring 1565 x 50mm long. Available in matt black or high-visibility yellow.

Assured Scraper Anti-Fatigue Swarf Mat

One of the best mats for swarf prevention, the Assured Scraper is a no-nonsense anti-fatigue swarf mat that actively traps and scrapes kitchen or food production swarf from the soles of footwear.  A must for food production stations, the 100% Nitrile rubber catering mat holds excellent wear and slip resistance in conjunction with the great anti-fatigue qualities from the raised low-profile pattern.


  • Rubber nodules and pattern traps and scrapes any swarf from footwear with ease
  • Low profile of 5mm allows ease of wheeled apparatus and operators across the mat.
  • Full Nitrile rubber remains resistant form oils, grease and chemicals -wet and dry area mat
  • Easy to clean and maintain with water and detergent.

Why buy Kitchen Mats from First Mats?

From gym safety mats to large office entrance mats, we will be delighted to help you with all your commercial matting needs.


First Mats provides product-testing information about the different types of mats, whether you are purchasing a large entrance mat for your office or several anti-slip mats for a factory. Your orders are dispatched between one and three days (Please contact us for a quote on Next day Delivery), and you can request a free sample.

Our team will be pleased to guide you through our range of quality, tried-and-tested mats, and will make sure you get the best possible value for money. From our base in Birmingham we supply the whole of the UK with commercial floor mats that will ensure you meet health and safety legislation. First Mats is your trusted first choice in mats.


For advice on industrial kitchen floor mats, please contact First Mats today!

References


http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/kitchens/index.htm-Stop slips in kitchens - Slips and trips - HSE

http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/experience/pub-floor.htm-Pub-restaurant chain's choice Slips and trips - HSE

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