Anti fatigue flooring for a more comfortable workplace
Aches and pains can be rife in environments where workers are standing for long periods of time. In order to minimise the unwanted effects of working whilst standing it's a good idea to invest in some appropriate flooring.
There are a multitude of mats and flooring on the market which can relieve underfoot discomfort. Our wide range of mats are available by the roll or by the metre, to help you easily purchase the ideal amount to fit your workplace.
Anti-fatigue mat to increase productivity and improve wellbeing
Nobody enjoys being in pain, and if you are suffering from pain, you know how difficult it can be to carry out a task to the best of your ability.
So, to ensure that your workforce is able to work to the best of their ability, in comfort, offering them some rubber mat to stand on could make the world of difference. It'll make them smile!
Much anti-fatigue mat is manufactured from natural rubber. Natural rubber has intrinsic anti-slip properties making for a safe working environment. The only small downside of natural rubber is that it can smell a bit, well, rubbery. But there's no need to worry about this as there are ways to remove the smell of rubber matting using a mild detergent ph 4.0-9.0 to clean away muck and dirt.
Bubblemat is a good example of a mat constructed from natural rubber. The raised bubbled surface is designed to stimulate blood flow and in turn help legs and feet feel more comfortable. Helping to banish the achy feeling associated with being stood in one place for a lengthy period of time.
Another great feature of natural rubber is its native ability to insulate against the cold of concrete floors. Feeling cold will only exacerbate aches and repetitive strain injuries so this really is a fantastic additional benefit. Comfortable colleagues equal happy colleagues.
Not all mats are manufactured from natural rubber, some of the most satisfying mats are made from PVC, foam is wrapped in this hard-wearing material which creates a lovely thick comfortable cushion for your feet. It's also resistant to chemicals so suitable for use in tough environments.
Furnish your facilities with floor mats
There's no need to worry about using our range of anti-fatigue mats in situations where they may become soiled as you can clean the mats using a hose not exceeding 60psi. For optimum results use a mild detergent. Use of degreasers or caustic chemicals can damage some types of matting as can a high pressure hose, so best to use a lower pressure hose not exceeding 60psi to remove dirt and debris.
Heavy-duty rubber mats are an ideal solution in an industrial environment. They are naturally weighty and therefore stay in place. Not only do they contain anti-fatigue properties, but they also provide an anti-slip flooring which conforms to slip resistance testing EN 13552. They're specially designed to allow spilled liquids to drain through the holes to the floor beneath to avoid slippery puddles forming.
For the safest of working areas, it's a good idea to look for a mat with a bevelled edge. This tapered edge creates a smooth transition from the mat to the floor which in turn makes it far less of a trip hazard. That'll keep your Health and Safety manager content!
For further help selecting your workplace matting, give our knowledgeable sales team a call on 0808 278 2499 and they'll be happy to advise.