How to Keep Your Commercial Floor Mats from Shifting

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Do your commercial floor mats shift throughout the day? This might be a bigger problem than you think! We have tips on how to keep your floor mats from shifting.  

Understanding Shifting (Why Commercial Floor Mats Shift)

Floor mat shifting happens when your mats do not have enough traction against the floor, causing them to move around at the slightest touch of foot traffic. And this problem is all too common! 

Not only is this annoying, but floor mat shifting brings with it a whole host of other problems:

Shifting mats are a slip-and-fall hazard. Moving floor mats can pose obstructions and slipping hazards because of lack of traction. They can also curl at the ends from repeated exposure to foot traffic which can cause tripping accidents.

They make the floors dirty. Along with a whole host of other purposes, floor mats are put in place primarily to help keep dirt and moisture off of your floors and protect them from wear and tear. When your floor mats cannot stay in place, your floors get exposed to the dirt, debris and moisture that they were supposed to be protecting against.

They make your rooms look unkempt. Anything that looks out of place lowers any room’s aesthetic appeal – including shifting floor mats.

They reduce the effectiveness of whatever purpose your floor mats have. Whether you have floor mats to keep your floors clean or to keep your employees comfortable, poor traction reduces their effectiveness.

What You Can Do to Keep Your Commercial Floor Mats from Shifting

Thankfully, there are things that you can do to make your floor mats adhere to the floor better and prevent them from shifting:

Add adhesives. Adhesives are an easy and affordable DIY solution for floor mat shifting. Ideally, you can work with some non-skid spray against the bottom of the floor mat to help it adhere to the floor.

Add a layer of traction beneath your mats. An underlay should give you that added texture that will serve as your flat-backed mat’s gripper.

Replace your floor mats with better-quality ones. Nothing beats floor mat shifting better and more effectively than replacing your old floor mats with ones that have better traction. 

Your most ideal options are ones that have 100% nitrile rubber backing or higher, anti-slip capacities.

Better Mats from the Best Mat Rental Services

And because no amount of DIY-ing can match better quality floor mats to guarantee against shifting, head on over to Golden West Betterway for your supply of better, more effective, higher-quality floor mats for your facility!

We have a range of high-traction, high-quality floor mats that are ideal for a range of industrial and commercial workplaces. Contact us today at 800.953.9292 to learn more about how we can improve your floor matting solution needs. 

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