When wet weather and wintery conditions start to creep in, utilizing ribbed rubber matting is a must. As the adverse weather conditions hit, keeping locations such as entrances, walkways, and even hallways dry is next to impossible. But slippery surfaces are a hazard that should never be tolerated. A slick floor can lead to slips and falls, and at the very least someone taking a tumble could experience a little bit of pain (and a lot of humiliation or embarrassment). But there is also a significant risk of any injury being much worse. To prevent this from happening, ribbed rubber matting is vital to maintain safe walkways that offer excellent traction, even in the face of excess moisture.
The Rubber Flooring Experts offer a selection of ribbed rubber matting safety solutions for high-risk conditions. This corrugated rubber flooring adds traction to slippery environments such as store entryways. A rubber ribbed mat is also made to stand up to abrasive environments and conditions, available in a variety of different styles, and sold in custom lengths to suit any need!
Installing a ribbed mat is an easy way to add grip to any flooring surface. Ribbed rubber matting is most commonly used in positions such as commercial doorways and storefronts, outdoor walkways, and other areas of heavy foot traffic. Because of the high usage in these areas, there is a greater chance of slip-and-fall accidents occurring. In the case of commercial locations, there could even lead to a liability issue in the event of an accident. To stop that happening, using a ribbed mat is a good idea, and a product made of corrugated rubber is the perfect choice.
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Rubber is a naturally slip-resistant material with a high coefficient of friction. It even retains those qualities of traction when the material is wet. This feature has made rubber a very popular and high-demand material for flooring products. Although rubber is inherently a traction-enhancing material, those qualities can be enhanced even further with a corrugated rubber surface texture. This means that the rubber flooring will have raised ribs across its surface to offer additional gripping points for shoes.
Ribbed rubber matting, featuring that corrugated rubber design, offers the additional insurance of greatly improved grip. Moving beyond the natural friction of the rubber, a ribbed mat provides extra grip by offering additional edges for a person’s shoe to push against. The clever layout and design of the corrugated rubber allows each rib on the matting to act as a kind of ‘force multiplier’ for the overall level of friction, that helps keep people on their feet.
Aside from offering extra grip, the ribbed rubber matting surface also helps to prevent water, dirt and debris from being tracked into a location. The corrugated rubber design helps in pulling dirt from the sole of a shoe, while water, stones and other debris are caught in the ribbed mat gaps, rather than sitting on the flooring surface.
Another advantage of ribbed rubber matting is that it can be much more comfortable to walk or stand on than regular surfaces. Rubber is a naturally-elastic material that tends to provide more cushioning and comfort for the feet standing on top of it. Walking on top of a product such as ribbed rubber matting, with its natural elasticity, is going to be much kinder on your feet, joints, and lower back muscles than a rigid surface such as concrete.
Corrugated rubber flooring is also extremely abrasion-resistant and durable. You want a good level of physical protection for your entrances and walkways because any chips or cracks on the surface can be hazardous to an unlucky walker. A strong rubber mat can prevent these cracks from appearing. Our ribbed rubber matting contains 100% post-consumer recycled rubber from vehicle tires. Tires are manufactured to survive the toughest of physical conditions, and that strength is passed on to the new ribbed rubber matting products. They are made to endure even the elements, including common factors such as ozone, UV ray exposure, and constant moisture. Ribbed rubber matting made from these materials is tough enough for any indoor or outdoor application and will last longer than other common floor surfaces.
For outdoor applications, moisture is perhaps the biggest concern of all. For a product like a ribbed mat in a prominent location, you want to make sure that excess levels of moisture do not damage or degrade the ribbed rubber matting in any way. Water tends to corrode or have a negative effect on many traditional flooring materials. If moisture is present in excess levels for extended periods of time, then mold and mildew are known to develop. This is not the case with rubber. Ribbed rubber matting can prevent mold and mildew from forming, and this feature helps to keep rubber products safe, clean, and healthy for everyone in the area.
Our corrugated rubber products come in roll form which is easy to handle and simple to install. Typically, they are available in widths of either 3 or 4 feet, and can be ordered in lengths up to 50 continuous feet. This provides for a wide range of flooring protection to suit almost any setting. The rolled form of our ribbed rubber matting is ideal for mobile applications where you may need to transport the ribbed mat from one location to another. In order to adhere the mats onto a surface, it is as easy as using double-sided tape. The use of tape will help make sure that the mats stay exactly where you want them to. No matter your application, you can buy our corrugated rubber matting in pre-cut or custom-cut lengths to suit your needs.
Purchase a ribbed mat in a customized length that fits your commercial retail entrance or outdoor walkway. Find the perfect ribbed rubber matting for slippery indoor and outdoor areas. Take a look through our top-selling items or call one of our Rubber Flooring Experts for assistance!