What Do Anti-Slip Mats Do?

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More than 1 million people end up in the emergency room annually for slip-and-fall accidents, and these accidents cost employers an average of $40,000 per accident.

Slip-and-fall accidents are a true risk for life, limb, and business. The good news is, the simple and strategic addition of an anti-slip mat can make your facility a whole lot safer.

But what exactly are anti-slip mats and how do they work?

What Do Anti-Slip Mats Do?

Anti-slip mats are specialized floor mats that do exactly what they say they do: prevent slips. They are rubber mats with specially-reinforced traction and grip on walking surfaces even when the floor and/or mat gets coated in water or grease.

Where Do You Need Anti-Slip Mats?

These specialized mats are designed for use in areas of the workplace where you expect constant exposure to grease and/or water. These spaces include:

 – Operating room theaters

 – Walk-in freezers

 – Butcher shops

 – Frying stations in restaurant kitchens

 – Restrooms

 – Car repair shops

 – Canneries

Anti-Slip Mats Buying Guide

Buying mats can be tricky. There are so many products out there that are being marketed as anti-slip mats but fall short in the more important factors. The one thing to absolutely remember is the fact that these are safety mats – so you should be looking for important safety elements. 

When you’re ready to purchase your mats, these are the things to keep in mind:

Grip and traction. Different designs feature different traction surfaces. Which one will have the best grip on your floors?

Material and construction. While anti-slip mats are generally made of rubber, there are different types of rubber used in anti-slip mat manufacturing. The most popular option is 100% nitrile rubber, which has excellent floor grip, making sure that the mat stays on the floor.

Special purpose. Like most floor mats, anti-slip floor mats are constructed for different purposes. For instance, hospitals and other healthcare facilities use anti-slip mats that have an added anti-bacterial quality to maintain hygiene. Pick mats that target your business space’s specific needs.

Stock up on anti-slip mats today!

Unsure about where to start? Golden West Betterway is here to help! Give us a call at 800.953.9292 to speak with one of our floor matting experts for some professional consultation. 

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