Commercial and industrial mats are often referred to as “Rubber mats”. There is a wide variety of such mats that vary by appearance, function, application and placement. In some industrial and commercial matting, rubber has been replaced by vinyl. Vinyl is less expensive and most of the time is just as good if not better than rubber. One exception to this is when mats have to be rolled up quite often (2-3 times a week or more), or in extreme low temperatures, we suggest rubber over vinyl.
There are numerous ways we can categorize “Rubber mats” but three major categories would be Commercial – “carpet look alike”, Industrial mats and Other – some mats that simply do not fit in either of categories above.
and VINYL-BACKED MATS
|Anti-Fatigue Wet, Anti-Fatigue dry environment, runners.
Mats in this category take into consideration:
Many custom sizes are available as well as full rolls and interlocking tiles. Some of these mats come in an extra Nitrile version (red color) and are grease proof. Each product that has been tested for exposure to common chemicals has a link on the page listing the resistance chart.
- WORKER COMFORT
- CHEMICAL/SPARK RESISTANCE
|Commercial mats are usually used to:
- RETAIN DIRT
- ABSORB WATER
- MUFFLE FOOTSTEPS
- ADD INTERIOR or EXTERIOR DESIGN ELEMENT
Backing - May be rubber or vinyl, with or without cleats.
Cleats - vinyl or rubber backing may have cleats to minimize mat movement on a carpet (not recommended on hard surface).
Edges - may be raised to prevent water from flowing off the mat (available only on selected mats). Some mats may have matching color vinyl or carpeted edges.
Shapes - Usually rectangular shaped but also available with rounded or halve circle ends. Some may be cut in different shapes but that has to be done by you or your maintenance staff as manufacturers will not do that.
Size -90% or even more of commercial mats are 3; 4 of 6 fee wide. Majority can be trimmed to desired width but priced for full width plus a fee for reattaching the edge. Length anywhere from 1 too 60 (or even more). Some mats are made using molds so they can not be trimmed.
|More specialized nature taking into consideration needs other mats do not meet. For example:
Heated mats - will actually melt falling snow relieving the need for shoveling on snowy days.
Anti-static matting - addresses the need for flooring that can be used around sensitive electronics while also offering anti-fatigue benefits.
Clean mats - remove dust and other particulate contaminants from shoes entering facilities in healthcare facilities and clean-rooms.
Recessed grates - address the need for heavy duty custom-made mats that can handle large amounts of debris, moisture and heavy traffic.
Playground mats - provide cushioning and make interior colorful.
Sports mats - mats for yoga, pilates, landing, weight room mats and more.
And more more more - try typing in keywords in the search box, browse categories on the left and check out our Specialty mats selection and interactive "Easy Mat Find" diagram