Industrial buildings can have dangerous floor areas for a variety of reasons. Floors may become slippery due to the presence of moisture from rain or other spilled liquids, or the danger can arise from an unexpected loss of footing. Regardless, either scenario results in a fall that is both painful and embarrassing. No one should learn the hard way how a single fall accident can lead to astronomically high medical bills or a costly loss of productivity in the workplace. Add a layer of grip and safety to your floors with rubber anti-slip flooring from the Rubber Flooring Experts. Anti-slip rubber matting offers traction, resilience, cleanliness, and affordability to your business workplace. A temporary anti-slip floor mat is a cost-effective piece of insurance to protect your clients, customers, and employees when floors become unsafe!
It comes as no surprise that industrial areas can be hazardous places to work in. While many potential hazards are present in industrial workplaces, perhaps none are as insidious as slip-and-fall accidents. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip-and-falls are the leading cause of occupational injury and the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. With slip-and-falls accounting for over 1 million emergency room visits each year, the need for anti-slip flooring should not be undermined. Fortunately, slip-related accidents can be easily prevented by installing anti-slip rubber matting. The rubber that is used to make our anti-slip rubber matting is a water-resistant material that has a high coefficient of natural friction. Friction is the amount of resistance counteracting an object's movement across a surface, such as feet across a flooring surface. Due to rubber's high frictional coefficient, our anti-slip flooring has high levels of traction, the frictional force that stops feet from slipping. High traction is the key to ensuring the stability and balance of those standing on top of a rubber anti-slip floor mat. The traction provided by anti-slip rubber matting provides people with safe, secure footing while walking and reduces the likelihood of slip accidents. Installing rubber anti-slip flooring adds a superior level of slip-resistance to a floor surface that may otherwise be slippery and dangerous.
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Although the rubber material by itself can improve the overall safety of an area, some of our anti-slip flooring products can bring an extra safety feature to the forefront. Many anti-slip floor mat products are equipped with uniquely designed surface textures. The purpose behind these added textures on anti-slip flooring is to further increase the traction that the rubber material provides. These textures often come in the form of slightly raised designs on top of the mat. Each raised protrusion results in a greater surface area of the rubber anti-slip flooring material, allowing the rubber mat to provide enhanced levels of grip. Textured anti-slip rubber matting makes for an even safer floor that prevents slips and falls and can protect foot-traffic from injury. Such effective anti-slip flooring can only be found in rubber!
Moisture is a constant source of slip hazards in any area, which is why residential, commercial, and industrial applications alike can all benefit from anti-slip flooring. Moisture may come from high levels of condensation in the air as a result of rain or other precipitation in the local area. It may also come from spilled liquids in areas that have not been properly ventilated. In either case, when somebody loses his or her footing, it is usually the result of walking over a slippery surface, wet from accumulated moisture. This kind of hazard is something to watch out for in industrial settings because the existing surfaces of these areas are very hard and unforgiving to fall on top of. Fortunately, the rubber material in our anti-slip flooring is inherently water-resistant and does not absorb moisture. An anti-slip floor mat made from rubber retains its traction enhancing traits even when wet. However, we offer some anti-slip rubber matting that comes with drainage holes on their surfaces. Drainage holes offer additional security against excess levels of water by keeping the mat’s surface dry and safe to walk on.
Since rubber material is unaffected by moisture, the anti-slip flooring will protect sub-floor surfaces from wet weather conditions. Some of our anti-slip rubber matting is considered all-season flooring because it has excellent UV-resistance due to a high content of the raw material EPDM. This means that you can place our anti-slip flooring in the outdoors for extended periods of time without having to worry about it suffering from immediate damage in the forms of cracking or discoloration. Anti-slip flooring is also easy to clean and maintain thanks to the material’s water-resistance.
Durability is another characteristic that makes an anti-slip floor mat a smart investment. Many of our rubber anti-slip flooring products are made from eco-conscious recycled rubber tire crumb. Since rubber tires are designed to be durable for a variety of rough conditions, our rubber anti-slip flooring is naturally resistant to abrasion, and remains resilient when faced with harsh weather, natural elements, heavy machinery, and high volumes of foot traffic. Anti-slip rubber matting and floor coverings can withstand tough environments for long periods of time, providing safety and peace of mind.
Trust the Rubber Flooring Experts to bring you quality anti-slip flooring products at affordable prices! Our anti-slip rubber matting is a smart and easy investment for keeping you and your workers safe from harm. Don’t become a statistic! Buy an anti-slip floor mat that is safe, durable, effective, and affordable for your industrial workplace.