Areas of Your Business That Need Floor Mats

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Do you know which areas of your business need floor mats? This question is harder to answer than you might think. Floor mats are supposed to be easy. Get them, put them on the floor, and forget about them, right? Well, not so fast.

Discussing floor mats and where to put them is extremely important. Floor mats impact the safety and health of your employees and customers while also maintaining the appearance and integrity of your business.

It’s not only about having the right floor mats. Deciding where to put your mats is just as important, and can make the difference between safe, clean floors and an injury lawsuit.

Here are the non-negotiables when it comes to floor mat placement in your business space:


Entryways get the bulk of the foot traffic – and they get the worst of it too. Shoes that are fresh from the outdoors are rife with dirt, moisture, and other debris, most of which end up around your entrances. This is where you need floor mats that have highly-abrasive surfaces that effectively scrape away everything tracked under the soles of shoes.

For best results, use several, strategically placed floor mats – including a scraper mat outside the door – to protect your floors thoroughly. Entrances and reception areas are also great locations for carpet décor mats and message mats that bear your brand name and/or logo. They look great while also promoting your business.

Reception Desks

Employees who work at reception desks are often standing for extended periods of time. Anti-fatigue mats ease the strain on their legs and back, allowing them to work longer and more comfortably.


Restroom mats help keep your bathroom floors dry. They protect your floors from mold, mildew, and bacterial buildup. Most importantly, they prevent slips and falls. Because restroom mats are exposed to a myriad of dirt and bacteria, it’s important to change them regularly to prevent mold, mildew, and bacteria from growing.

Hand Wash Stations

Hand washing stations, no matter how big or small, need to be protected with anti-slip floor mats. Anti-slip mats provide traction on what inevitably becomes a wet floor – a leading cause of slip and fall accidents.

Like restroom mats, their exposure to water also makes anti-slip mats necessary to clean or replace frequently and properly to avoid buildup of mold, mildew, and bacteria that thrive in dark and damp environments.


Work areas that require long hours of standing like factories, showrooms, and kitchen floors need to be equipped with anti-fatigue mats. Decreasing the stress and pressure on the lower limbs of your employees results in improved productivity and less sick days.


Additionally, kitchens in any business setup require a variety of floor mats for both cleanliness and safety. While a smaller kitchen area may not necessarily need anti-fatigue mats, they definitely need high-traction slip-resistant mats for those inevitable spills.

Larger kitchens like commissaries and restaurant kitchens need anti-fatigue and anti-grease mats that keep employees comfortable and water buildup at bay.

Quality Matters

Neglecting your floor mat needs can be expensive, disastrous, and result in life-threatening injuries and costly lawsuits. While it’s important to provide floor mats in general, it’s also important to invest in high-quality mats.

Your floor mats need to be durable because, when mats get old or overused, they lose their traction and start cracking and curling at the corners. This increases the risk for accidents. Quality mats will not succumb to this fate quickly or easily.

Golden West Betterway Has Your Business Covered

But where can you get high-quality, durable mats? From us! Golden West Betterway is a commercial floor mat rental service specialist with close to 40 years of industry experience. Our in-house experts will walk you through the process of renting, and will help you choose the best mats for your business.

Contact us today at (800) 953-9292 to get started with a service estimate or to learn more about our products and services. We look forward to working with you!

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