Commercial kitchens can be full of safety concerns. They are high activity areas that see increased levels of foot traffic on surfaces that have an almost constant presence of liquids on them. These liquids are usually present as spills and puddles that accumulate during a hectic day of work. The presence of these liquids renders kitchen floors slippery, which causes people to experience falls and injuries. You can take actions to prevent such disasters from occurring through rubber kitchen mats from the Rubber Flooring Experts! Our rubber matting products are ideal for kitchens because they are slip resistant, have the ability to repel oils and greases, and provide for increased anti-fatigue comfort.
Our rubber floor mat products are perfect for keeping people safe and secure on their feet. This is due to the fact that they are composed of rubber, which is naturally slip resistant. The surface of rubber has an excellent level of innate grip when in contact with the surface of human feet or most footwear. Rubber provides moving feet with the levels of friction needed to maintain a stable balance, preventing people from falling over. Even if the kitchen rubber mats are wet, the rubber material will not lose its traction. That is part of the beauty of having a kitchen cushion mat made of rubber: the ability to ensure the safety of everyone in the area, even in the wettest and messiest of conditions.
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Some of our kitchen rubber mats are created with specially designed surface textures for extra anti-slip safety. Think of this as going the extra mile: Rubber already provides a significant level of traction, but some of our matting products have textures that enhance that traction even further. These surface textures come in the form of slightly raised, closely spaced protrusions that are arranged in a specific pattern. These rubber protrusions provide rubber kitchen mats with a matting surface that provides greater friction and better grip for people's feet while standing on it, preventing their feet from slipping.
For kitchen areas with an excessive amount of liquids, such as around dishwashing sinks, consider installing our drainage kitchen rubber mats. These matting products come with numerous drainage holes that are located throughout the body of the mat and allow excess liquids to flow off the top surface. Although the specific size of the holes can vary depending on the mat's design, they are all meant to facilitate the drainage of built-up, unwanted liquids away from the surface of the mat. This keeps the rubber kitchen mat's top surface free of slippery liquids and safe to walk on, while also preventing the excess liquid from flowing away and making the surrounding floor slippery. Drainage holes can also catch small pieces of solid debris that could otherwise be a trip hazard, such as bits of food, keeping the top of the mat and the floor clear of obstacles. Thanks to these capabilities, rubber kitchen mats with drainage holes are highly useful at preventing slips and falls in commercial kitchens.
We also offer rubber kitchen mats that are grease and oil resistant for commercial floor surfaces that are constantly coming into contact with these hazards. Cooking oils and various greases are simply a fact of life in the world of a busy restaurant kitchen; anyone in the food service industry can tell you as much! Unfortunately, their presence on a floor can be more hazardous than water’s. Not only do they make the floor slippery as water does, but many types of rubber and vinyl flooring can be damaged by exposure to oil. That is why some of our kitchen cushion mat products include grease-resistant nitrile rubber compounds in their composition, allowing them to keep grease off of floor surfaces and prevent slips and falls in busy foodservice environments. Nitrile rubber is a synthetic elastomer that was initially developed for oil-related applications. It can therefore come into contact with many more different types of oil and grease compounds than its natural rubber counterpart. Oil and grease products can cause damage to a material’s structure if left unchecked for an extended period of time, but nitrile rubber kitchen mats can withstand such damage, making them very useful for commercial kitchens.
We particularly recommend rubber kitchen mats that are soft and offer anti-fatigue qualities. Chefs and other restaurant staff are required to stand in one set place for long periods of time. If they are standing on an uncovered floor such as ceramic, concrete, or tile, they will inevitably become more uncomfortable and fatigued as their shift goes on. These are hard surfaces that do not relieve the pressure that can build up in the feet and lower back. If an employee is suffering from physical fatigue, their productivity is sure to go down. What better way to protect your staff from stress and physical fatigue than with a rubber kitchen cushion mat? Rubber is a naturally elastic and shock-absorbent material that can help to relieve stress on joints over time. By reducing the pressure that the floor exerts on employees' feet, kitchen rubber mats allow employees to develop less fatigue and work more productively. When compared to harder surfaces like concrete, rubber is a clear winner in terms of providing a more comfortable surface to stand on. A comfortable employee is a happy employee, and a happy employee is a productive employee. A rubber kitchen cushion mat offers great anti-fatigue comfort at an affordable price.
We offer a variety of mats and rubber runners so that your installation can be contiguous or modular depending upon the specific size required for your needs. Place kitchen rubber mats in your restaurant kitchen to protect your guests and employees. Keep those restaurants running smoothly by investing in rubber kitchen mats. Call the Rubber Flooring Experts for recommendations, or browse our top-selling items!