Dirt outside can make it more difficult to maintain the interior of a house or facility. This can lead to increased maintenance costs in large facilities. Poorly maintained floors can lead to slips and falls in areas that receive a lot of visitors or guests every day. Many types of floor mats can be used in homes, restaurants, schools, and hospitals as well as in factories, retail shops, schools, and hospitals. The proper placement of mats in a facility is not only beneficial for keeping it tidy, but also saves money when compared to hiring cleaning crews.
FLOOR MATS TYPES AND THEIR USE
There are many mats to suit almost any purpose. You can choose from many mats depending on your specific business needs. Let’s look at the different types of mats.
The first line of defense against soil and other debris is the entrance map
The first line of defense against soil and other debris is the entrance mats. They are made of nylon or a mixture of thick fabrics to absorb dirt as much as possible. These mats are designed with ribbed borders and patterns to absorb moisture. These mats are made of vinyl or rubber to provide a firm grip on slippery shiny floors.
Where to Use
As the name suggests, entrance mats are placed at the building’s entrance. They are commonly found at the entrance to malls and hotels that have high traffic. The mat must have a minimum length so that anyone entering the building can take at most a few steps on it.
The “scraper” mat, which is placed outside the gate, is another similar type of mat. Scraper mats, made of rubber, are tough mats that can withstand oil and grease. They also reduce the chance of slipping on floors.
LINK DESIGN MATER
Rubber is used to make link design mats. They provide excellent traction when the floor becomes wet, slippery, or greasy. These mats are made up of pieces of rubber that have been symmetrically joined to create an emergent surface texture, which provides extra grip.
Where to Use
These mats are often placed at the entrances due to their design. They can remove dirt and debris from shoes, but they also absorb moisture very well. You can use entrance mats made of wiper mats to absorb moisture. They can be placed at the entrance so guests can wipe their shoes in the rain.
Due to their rubber surface and grip, link design mats are most commonly used in areas where grease or water is a problem, such as kitchens, garages, and factories. These mats channel down to their base, keeping the top surface dry. This protects against slips and falls.
Link design mats consist of rubber pieces that are joined symmetrically.
Oil mats, like link design mats made of rubber, are made from rubber with ribbed patterns and designs that provide an extra firm grip. These mats, unlike link design, have no drainage holes and are better able to absorb thick liquids such as oil, grease, coolant, or water.
Where to Use
These mats have fine designs and are used in areas with heavy machineries, such as garages. They provide traction for workers in the event of an oil spillage. Because it is easier to clean, these mats are often found in restaurant kitchens. It is usually available in black or grey to hide spills and stains.
ANTI FATIGUE MATS
Anti-fatigue mats can reduce fatigue caused by prolonged standing. These mats are made from rubber, and when you step on them, they compress and distribute your weight proportionately.
Long hours of standing can cause pain in the legs, feet, and back. This can be exacerbated by wearing uncomfortable shoes. Anti-fatigue carpets offer cushioning to reduce tiredness. They also help prevent many health problems, including circulatory issues that can lead to irreversible damage.
Anti-fatigue mats offer controlled compression thanks to their softcore and layered design. This provides comfortable and satisfactory steps. Workers can walk comfortably in safety shoes that have large insulated soles.
Where to Use
These heavy duty floor mats are used extensively in airports, laboratories, shops, offices, and other areas where comfort is important.
Although these mats are expensive, they can be viewed as a long-term investment and very low maintenance. These mats can stop most dirt from entering buildings at the entrance, so a large staff of janitorial workers is not necessary.
HOW TO CLEAN MATERIALS
Rubber mats can be washed using detergent or soap
Although mats are meant to remove dirt from shoes, they have a limit on how much dirt they can absorb. To maintain a clean environment, the cleaner would need to be cleaned.
These mats are not as difficult to clean as you might think because of their large size.
FOR RUBBER MATS
Rubber mats can be cleaned with a thick brush and a detergent. These are the steps you need to follow to clean your rubber mat.
- Use a brush or a mop to remove dirt and dust from your carpet.
- Use warm water and detergent to apply the mixture to your mat
- Use a large brush to scrub the mat thoroughly
- For better results, make sure you clean between the mat’s texture.
- Use clean water to wash off
FOR OTHER MATS
Carpets and entrance mats require less effort and are easier to clean than rubber mats. You can clean the mat using a vacuum, which will remove all dirt. You can also use a pressurized water hose to clean some mats. However, you should read the instructions manual for each mat before using water to make sure it is not water sensitive.
Wearwell is a U.S. Manufacturer of ergonomic flooring products that help standing teams improve performance and fight fatigue.