What Are the Best Mats for a Commercial Kitchen Floor?
By Created: March, 2021 - Modified: March, 2021
Related Product: VIP Red Cloud Anti-Fatigue Mat 3 x 5 Feet
Finally, because people working in a kitchen will be standing for long periods of time, having an anti fatigue capability in the commercial kitchen flooring mat is key. Standing on the mats is far more comfortable for workers than standing on a hard vinyl, ceramic tile, or concrete floor. Some of the best designs include:
- VIP Guardian Mat
- VIP Red Cloud Anti Fatigue Mat
- TruTread Black With GritTuff Mat
- Honeycomb Medium Duty Brown Mat
- VIP Black Cloud Lightweight Mat
What Advantages Do Nitrile Rubber Kitchen Mats Provide?
For a cost effective choice when creating a flooring plan for the kitchen that uses nitrile rubber mats, the VIP Guardian Mat is a good place to start. This mat has a 3-by-5-foot coverage area, which is ideal for use at a prep station.
Each mat measures only 1/4 inch in thickness, so it has a lightweight design that’s also cost effective. At 17 pounds per mat, this VIP mat is ideal for those who need to move the mat to different locations throughout the kitchen. Do not use this mat in an area with wheeled equipment traffic.
At 3 by 5 feet in coverage, it’s ideal for one person to use while standing to work or to prepare food. It has an anti slip surface for safety, but do not use it in areas that are constantly wet.
Do Commercial Kitchen Flooring Mats With Texture Prevent Slips?For kitchen areas that have the greatest possibility of slips from wet conditions, a textured surface and underside of the mats for commercial kitchen flooring will deliver the surest footing for workers.
Customers can select sizes in this model of 3 by 5 feet, 3 by 10 feet, or 3 by 15 feet for the ideal coverage. It is wear resistant, it resists oil and grease, and it repels water.
The underside of the mat contains nubs that help deliver its anti fatigue properties, while also allowing the mat to grip the subfloor and stay in place as people are walking across it or standing on it. The 3-foot wide mat has lengths between 2 and 6 feet available, so customers can find the perfect size for the kitchen. The largest 3-by-6-foot mat weighs 22 pounds, so it’s movable as needed, but it also has enough heft to stay in place.
Can You Use Nitrile Foam in a Mat for Commercial Kitchen Flooring?Although nitrile foam is not as common as rubber for commercial kitchen flooring, some people prefer foam because of its lightweight design that still has a nice level of durability and cushioning. The foam is firm enough so there is no worry about having the employee’s feet sink into the mat, resulting in a stumbling hazard.
Do not use this mat in areas that are constantly wet. It has small holes that extend through the thickness of the mat for short-term drainage, but it will not last as long in extremely wet locations.
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