By Vince Del Rossi
The Right Mats Can Make a Huge Difference
As a facility owner or manager, keeping employees and customers safe and healthy is always a number one concern. Whether you look after a five-star restaurant in a big city or take care of a daycare center in a small town, proper building maintenance can either make or break your business. That’s why it’s so important to take the right precautions in order to prevent injuries and ensure safety. No matter what industry you may be in, if you do not utilize commercial mats, you are doing yourself, your customers and your employees a disservice. Partaking in a commercial mat rental program can completely change the way your employees feel at work, can drive in more business and most importantly, increase the safety of your facility overall. To help demonstrate how the right commercial mats can improve a business, we’ve outlined just a few of the industries we serve and how they each benefit from a specific commercial mat.
Anti-Fatigue Mats for Health Care Facilities
If you work in the health care industry, you’re well aware of the toll that it can sometimes take on your body. Since a lot of professionals who work in this industry have to be on their feet for long hours at a time, it’s not uncommon to experience feet, back, neck or overall body pain. If this sounds like your day to day, you need something better to stand on. That’s where anti-fatigue mats come into play. When you are standing on your feet for a long period of time, your legs are working overtime. Your muscles become constricted because they are fighting to keep you in the upright position. This can cause a decrease in blood flow which can cause lots of pain and discomfort. An anti-fatigue mat provides a soft solution for you to rest your feet, even when standing. Standing on an anti-fatigue mat will allow your muscles to contract as they adjust to the flexibility of the mat. These subtle muscle movements increase blood flow and even allow more oxygen to reach your heart. The result is a soft, cushioned mat that allows you to comfortably stand for long hours at a time.
Logo Mats for Corporate Properties
To us, corporate properties can mean a number of different things. This means you can own a retail store, a corporate building, office spaces or more. Something that many of these buildings have in common is they want it to be safe, and they want it to be seen for branding purposes. What if you could combine both things into one? A custom logo floor mat delivers an ideal combination of eye-catching appearance while also being high-performing and durable. These mats allow you the opportunity to welcome your guests safely with a branded entrance. Since the entrance is usually the first-place customers come through, having a branded, high-quality logo mat can help make a positive first impression. It’s an easy way to market your logo while also ensuring those who enter aren’t at risk for a slip and fall accident or something more damaging. There’s never been an easier way to enhance the image of your building and keep it protected at the same time.
The Wet-Step for Recreational Facilities
Many recreational facilities include amusement parks, tourism destinations, or sports arenas where water is present. Though we love water for its ability to cool us down on a hot summer day, it also poses lots of risks. If your facility experiences a lot of foot traffic and action on a daily basis, it’s crucial that you prepare for the worst-case scenario. Since water is notorious for being slippery, you need a commercial mat in place, so customers are able to get more traction on their feet and avoid a slip and fall accident. The wet-step mat is an anti-fatigue mat that performs more than one duty. Not only does it comfort your tired muscles, it’s made for wet areas and applications. The mat is designed with built in holes, so water can be drained and won’t fester on the top of the mat. As an added bonus, the wet-step is made with 100 percent Nitrile Rubber which prevents degradation.
Comfort Flow Mats for Kitchens, Wet Areas, and More
Another Nitrile Rubber option would be the comfort flow mat that has holes in it for drainage. This mat is perfect for professional kitchens or wet areas because it also has holes for drainage – this mat is typically used in commercial kitchen spaces. Health Mats just installed comfort flow mats at a community pool where swimmers and sun bathers were slipping and sometimes falling in the restrooms because of a wet and slippery floor. The comfort flow is anti-microbial and has anti-static properties that allow for use around sensitive electronic equipment.
The next time you walk into your facility building, take a look around. What are your employees and customers walking on? If your answer is a hard and unprotected floor, it’s time to think twice. No matter what industry you may be in, there’s a commercial mat that can be beneficial to you.
Vince Del Rossi is the owner and president of Health Mats, a walkway safety solutions company based in Chester. Health Mats has 49 years of experience serving commercial properties large and small throughout Greater Philadelphia. Its business development team works together to provide a comprehensive solution that includes floor matting and facility products and services for your buildings.