In areas where heavy equipment and machinery are commonly used, safety should be your number one priority as a manager or business owner. For instance, flooring in industrial areas typically comes in the form of concrete or asphalt. These are hard, slippery surfaces that provide zero traction for your workers. Worse yet, without any form of safety matting, the rigid floors are susceptible to damage from heavy metallic machinery. What better way to protect your workers from injury than with rubber safety flooring? The Rubber Flooring Experts offer rubber safety mats that are slip-resistant, provide excellent comfort and cushioning, and are easy to install. By taking proper precautions in the workplace with safety matting made from rubber, you protect employees from danger and yourself from liabilities.
Rubber surfaces are ideal for safety flooring applications because rubber is a naturally slip-resistant material with a high coefficient of friction. Unlike a smooth concrete floor, rubber tends to increase the overall traction in an area when it is used as safety flooring. Traction is the amount of frictional force that stops things from slipping across a surface. Because of this traction, the rubber material in our safety matting has the necessary grip to keep people safe and secure on their feet while they are moving over it. By putting rubber safety mats in place on top of a concrete warehouse floor, workers have a greatly reduced chance of experiencing slip and fall accidents while on the job. Rubber safety flooring protects workers from injuries in industrial workplaces, reducing possible liability costs and headaches for owners.
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Our rubber safety matting is also available with special surface textures that offer increased traction. These surface textures consist of ribs or protrusions that are located across the surfaces of the rubber safety mats. The layouts of these protrusions tend to follow strategic patterns that are designed to provide more friction and pushback against incoming feet on the rubber safety flooring. The design increases the surface area of the safety matting, acting in conjunction with the natural traction already provided by the rubber material to prevent any slip movements. The inclusion of these surface textures on rubber safety flooring and matting produce an improved slip-resistant flooring solution for any industrial area!
In addition to its high coefficient of friction, rubber is also naturally water-resistant. These properties make rubber safety flooring especially useful in wet areas and/or during winter months. Slip-resistance is important in entryways, walkways, and areas where moisture is unavoidable. Most flooring materials can easily become slippery with condensation from wet climates or seasons, but that isn’t a problem for rubber safety flooring. In fact, the moisture resistance of rubber safety mats allows them to exhibit high friction and slip-resistance even when the surface is wet. Due to the heavy equipment used in industrial areas, you do not want your employees slipping or falling around machinery that may severely injure them. You can anticipate these slips and falls and plan ahead with installation of rubber safety flooring!
Rubber safety flooring has a soft, elastic nature, unlike the hard surfaces found in most industrial settings. Hard concrete floors combined with long working hours inevitably make working conditions uncomfortable for warehouse staff, kitchen cooks, and factory employees. Standing and walking around on hard floors for extended periods of time will slowly but surely make a person uncomfortable. Painful pressure can slowly develop in the joints of the feet and the base of the lower back, which is why comfortable safety matting is so important to have. Discomfort can cause distractions, not to mention long-term health problems, which will lead to less productive workers and possibly even accidents. Rubber safety flooring is a much softer comfortable to stand on than simple concrete or asphalt. Rubber’s natural elasticity relieves tension so that people can stand for longer periods of time. The flexible rubber material of our safety flooring effectively relieves some of the stress on a person’s joints, muscles, and bones to prevent long-term damage to these vital body parts. Provide your workers with comfortable rubber safety matting that will provide durable cushioning and lessen physical fatigue.
When it comes to industrial areas, quality safety flooring not only needs to provide protection for workers, but for the actual floors themselves. Over time, concrete or asphalt floors develop wear and tear from regular foot traffic or impacts from machinery each day. If a concrete floor has any chips or cracks on it, it makes the overall area unsafe, as a person can easily trip over a large crack on the floor. More infuriatingly, the cost to repair floor damages can be prohibitively high. Rubber safety flooring can protect existing brittle floors from this kind of wear damage. Thick rubber matting or flooring is able to absorb harmful movements such as impacts, abrasions, and vibrations. Once absorbed, the movements are distributed evenly across the surface of the safety matting. This slows and limits the movements, greatly decreasing any force against the sensitive concrete sub-floors. Our rubber safety mats act as a shield against any hard physical objects or movements that may cause severe damage to the floor, saving owners from repair costs and protecting employees from safety hazards.
Rubber safety matting is also easy to install without spending money on excess materials or professional installers. You can purchase safety flooring products in custom-cut rolls or interlocking tiles to fit the size of any industrial floor area. Installation of a safety flooring roll is as easy as laying the flooring down and securing it with a double-sided carpet tape. Interlocking tiles are even easier to install due to their DIY nature. Tiled safety flooring comes either with connector pins or interlocking border designs, both of which are meant to facilitate the easy connection of one tile onto the other. These interlocking safety flooring tiles require no adhesive to stay in place once installed.
Protect employees with the safest, most affordable safety matting currently available. Our rubber safety flooring products are affordable solutions that are meant to save you time and sweat during the installation process. Rubber safety mats are an excellent investment to safeguard employees and floors in high value industrial workplaces. Browse our rubber safety flooring or contact a Rubber Flooring Expert today!