A floor mat is a floor covering made of course, woven or fibrous materials. It is a small fabric material that is placed on a floor for the purpose of preventing dirt and soils from coming into a premise.
It helps to keep a facility clean, be it a house, an office block, or a classroom, by cleaning shoes or feet passed over it.
Benefits of having a floor mat
Table of Contents
- 1 Benefits of having a floor mat
- 2 Adopting a 3 mat-zoning system during bad weather:
- 3 Types of floor mats
Mats reduce risk of falling
A floor mat also prevents or reduces the risk of accidents arising from wet or slick floors by making such surfaces less slippery.
Trap dust and mad from human traffic
Some facilities are high traffic areas and therefore need very course, rough mats, especially during the rainy seasons to help reduce the mud that may be stuck under the shoes of those visiting the facility. An office building on the other hand will need a beautiful, carpeted floor mat to help trap all the dirt or soil brought into the building.
These are floor mats placed at the entrance of a building to help keep out dirt and water from peoples’ shoes as they walk in. It is important to focus on the functionality of an entrance mat rather than design and beauty, thou it is also possible to get one that provides both.
A good quality entrance mat not only reduces 80 percent of all dirt that enters a building, but it also reduces the number of times the carpets in that building need cleaning, thus saving time and money.
Protection and cleanness
Mats also serve the purpose of protecting floors, help in soundproofing and keeping the floors of buildings clean, therefore invest in good quality floor mats which will have long lasting benefits for your building, your employees, and the public in general.
Adopting a 3 mat-zoning system during bad weather:
- Zone 1
Zone 1 mats help scrape off dirt and grime from shoes. These entrance mats should be made from heavy weather-resistant material.
- Zone 2
In this zone, there is a further scraping of the shoes using a mat made of tough absorbent fibres. It allows you to wipe your shoes. The ideal location of this mat is at the foyer or just inside the entrance to your facility.
- Zone 3
This zone finalizes the wiping, drying, and cleaning process on the shoes. The zone 3 mat has thicker more absorbent fibers that ensure all dirt is cleaned off the shoes.
Types of floor mats
We have many types of floor mats made mainly of rubber, vinyl, rug or carpet, all of which offer different advantages to mat users. Rubber and vinyl mats for instance, come in many classic designs and surface patterns.
Rubber mats help can also keep your floor mattress in place as you sleep on it.
Logo mats have become very popular in recent times. These are customized mats and therefore allow a company to include its logo or slogan.
These allow people to scrape off their shoes before entering a premise. They are abrasive by design and have edges that are great for placing against your shoe to ease the task of scraping.
These are floor mats designed specifically for indoor use. They are capable of removing dirt and water from shoes but are also beautiful in appearance because they come in a wide selection of designs and colors.
They have backings made of plastic, latex, or rubber to protect users from sliding, slipping, or falling down. They are made of natural or synthetic fibre, cotton, polypropylene, or certain types of rubber which makes them sturdy enough for indoor use.
These are mats used in industrial areas such as assembly lines and are designed to counter fatigue arising from long hours of standing. They are thick by design and are made of flexible PVC foam that provides great comfort while working. The PVC makes them non-rigid, helping to accommodate and cushion your feet.
These mats are designed in such a way to allow liquids to drain through holes in the mat. This makes cleaning up afterwards to be easier and faster.
Ribbed Entry door mats
These are designed for main entry ways of commercial buildings and high traffic areas such as restaurants and retail stores. They are made of thick, rigid carpet that has a bevelled design to avoid tripping while walking on them.
These are used in workplaces around printers, computers, and other machines. They serve the purpose of eliminating the possibility of damage arising from electrical shocks.
These are used in industrial premises and warehouses for the purpose of preventing grime, dust, and dirt from being brought inside the premise, or, for preventing the same from coming into an office from an industrial area. They are dense, durable and non-staining.
Eco-friendly door mats
These are mats made of natural wood such as bamboo or rubberwood. They can be used indoors or outdoors. They are unique and beautiful in appearance and are also weather resistant.
Benefits of using floor liner mats
Floor liner mats are moulded to the contours of a specific vehicle floor. They are preferable to floor mats because they typically fit the floor area of a vehicle, helping protect it against spills, stains and burns as they soak up spills and excess moisture. They are intended for wall-to-wall carpeting, thus lining up every square inch of the vehicle floor.
Floor liner mats are usually made of polymers, also referred to as synthetic rubber which helps to protect the carpet underneath by using high bolsters to collect and trap liquid on the surface of the liner.
They lock themselves in place, becoming a permanent feature in your vehicle. This is made possible by the small spikes on the bottom of the liner which cling to the floor of your vehicle, keeping it from shifting or sliding under your feet.
They are easy to pull out and clean whenever necessary. They also help to save on cleaning materials that you would need to use on the carpet in their absence.