Why Anti-slip Matting Makes a Difference

The use of anti-slip matting is becoming more popular as it has been proven that safety is greatly increased when installing these mats. Safety is the most important advantage of having anti-slip mats and next in line is good aesthetics. Because mats are made with different designs and for different functions, your only dilemma is to choose the design you desire and determine the function.

Any antislip mat has the same two purposes and these are to maintain traction and to draw off the liquid and dirt. Some businesses use anti-slip mats to add a design to their establishments and, at the same time, reduce the risk for clients or customers of slipping and getting injured. For example, a hotel may use an anti-slip mat at their entrance with a big message saying “Welcome” with the hotel’s logo is placed beside it, and mats are also placed in their reception area. This gives a visitor the impression that the hotel is friendly and clean since mats are also used to scrub out the soil and dirt trapped on the soles of shoes. Aside from this, the mat serves as a protection against slipping and, thus, saves you from insurance claims.

Another good example is setting up anti-slip mats in garages and auto repair shops. Mats are placed here to reduce accidents that are caused by falling and slipping because of slick floors from petroleum products and dripping water. Anti-slip mats that are recommended to be used in these areas should be made of vinyl and somewhat corrugated so that dirt is trapped and, also, these types of mats are good for catching spills. The vinyl material also lowers the noise level and discomfort that comes from standing on hard flooring. Some vinyl-made mats can resist spills from grease, oil, acids and alkalies and are compounded so that they can also resist mildew.

Installing anti-slip mats is actually very easy. If you are going to purchase them, make sure that you properly measure the whole area where you plan to put them and add 10% more than the total measured area. Make sure that the floor is clean before laying the matting over it. If you want some help or instructions, the Internet has a lot of available information that you can use to make your installation more convenient.

If you have time, it is better that you do the installation yourself so that you can save money. It is a very simple task and hiring somebody else to install the mats may be out of your budget. After you are done installing the matting, you will now experience all the good benefits that it is designed for, whether you use it in your home or in your business place. You can be worry free about any possible slipping accidents that may hurt your family or your business.

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