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Mats and Flooring

If you're looking for the best quality floor mats at competitive prices, then look no further. As a supplier of specialist Floor Mats for many years, we have created a range that provides superior quality at competitive prices across many industries. See the info below to learn more about which type of mat you should buy. Our Industrial Mats include Anti-Fatigue and Swarf Mats for factories, whilst our Entrance Mat and Logo Mats are popular with offices, shops and schools. All Mats and Flooring from First Mats are sourced from reputable ISO 9001 accredited manufacturers.

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Using the best mats and flooring products helps to keep your business look good and can improve health and safety at work. Be sure to match the type of floor mats to the kind of environment you have, and their intended use.

Industrial matting includes a broad range of different options. Anti-fatigue matting encourages micro-movements in the muscles to improve blood flow and overall comfort for people who have to stand for prolonged periods.

Anti-slip matting  reduces the likelihood of people slipping over. Don’t forget about worktop matting either — anti-static mats, self-healing cutting mats and bench protectors are all cost-effective ways of improving the environment for your personnel.

Entrance mats can be stylish as well as functional. You can choose from classics like coir coconut matting — an absolute workhorse when it comes to cleaning debris and dirt from the soles of shoes to keep the rest of your site pristine — or modern alternatives like cotton or nylon, which are easier to keep clean and can display branding and logos in super-clear prints.

Logo Entrance Mats are a great way of unifying your branding and impressing visitors to your business before they even walk through your door. These mats are all custom-made, so you can be sure to get the perfect size and fit for your entranceway.

Chair mats let you protect your flooring from marks and scuffs caused by chair movements, as well as providing a surface suited to rolling easily and smoothly. Be sure to get a chair mat that works well with your existing flooring — if you have laminate or vinyl flooring you’ll need a mat with a backing designed to stay in place.

Leisure matting includes slip-resistant materials that allow water to drain away quickly, perfect for use poolside or in the changing room. In the gym, you’ll want a tough, durable and impact-absorbing mat —great for spaces around exercise equipment and in free-weight areas

Lastly, play areas need particular qualities in floor coverings. Look for ‘critical fall height’ measurements and slip resistance to ensure that children are safe and protected.

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