Bars, restaurants, and commercial kitchens are often drowning in moisture caused by spills. Spills mean slippery and hazardous floors. Slippery floors can pose great physical and financial risks for bars and restaurants, both to their staff and customers alike. Many injuries occur throughout the country every day due the unsafe slippery conditions caused by spilled liquids. Now is the time to take proactive steps to ensure the safety of your bar, restaurant, or kitchen. The Rubber Flooring Experts offer an easy safety solution to this problem with our rubber bar mats that are slip resistant, anti-fatigue, and durable even in the most abrasive conditions.
Rubber mats can prevent moisture from making kitchen and bar floors dangerous areas while also keeping high-traffic areas dry. You should not run the risk of having your cooks, bartenders, and servers walking over slippery areas while carrying valuable dishes and other orders. As a material, rubber is naturally slip-resistant. It possesses a high co-efficient of friction. This friction is the key behind the improved traction offered by rubber mats. You will experience just enough resistance to help keep your footing stable and secure while walking over the mats. This one feature by itself has made rubber a popular flooring solution in many different types of venues. Furthermore, rubber’s excellent grip contributes to its anti-slip properties by providing traction even in slippery areas. Place a bar runner mat in a heavily trafficked area to protect floors and prevent injuries.
Our rubber bar mats are able to provide excellent anti-fatigue comfort. Rubber is gifted with a natural suppleness that supports the human body and provides extra cushioning on unforgiving surfaces. Continue Reading Below
Most commercial areas come with floors that are made of concrete or tile. The problem with such surfaces is that they are too hard and cold, offering zero comfort for those who have to stand on them for extended lengths of time. In bars and restaurants, this can cause great physical fatigue and discomfort for those employees who are required to be on their feet on a constant basis. Rubber is a great alternative to stand on because it is inherently more elastic. This elasticity gives rubber an edge over other types of flooring materials. The level of comfort also varies with the specific thickness of a mat, so be sure to look carefully at the gauge. Increase your employee productivity levels by placing a thick rubber bar mats behind your bar!
Rubber bar floors are very useful to have in place because they help prevent damage to the area due to rubber’s natural resistance to water and liquids. In some cases, this can include a resistance to some greases and oils. When it comes to commercial kitchen areas in particular, oils and greases are very common. For applications that specifically involve these products, we offer some matting options that are made of a special synthetic rubber called nitrile. Nitrile rubber is very resistant to the types of oils and greases that standard natural rubber is not. While nitrile rubber is known for its oil resistance, it still retains the other great non-slip traction and anti-fatigue comfort capabilities as other natural and recycled rubber mats. Rest assured that if you have nitrile rubber bar mats installed, they would be able to comfortably handle the cooking oils and greases present in the kitchen.
In some instances, there might be a need for a mat that can drain through excess and unwanted liquids off from its surface. That is why some of our bar runner mats have drainage holes located throughout their surfaces. These holes are meant to facilitate the passage of excess liquids and even small enough solid debris particles. It is a great way to ensure that cooks and bartenders have cleaner rubber surfaces to stand on.
Best of all, rubber bar floors are longer lasting than typical surfaces because they are made with a tough material and are easy to clean. Don’t worry about having to replace them too frequently—many of our rubber bar runner mats contain recycled tire material that is water and abrasion resistant. If the need arises where you have to use a cleaning agent, be sure to use only non-caustic common household detergents. Simple soap mixed with water is often the best solution. Get the anti-slip protection you need with rubber bar mats. Contact a Rubber Flooring Expert for assistance, or browse our bestselling items!