Commercial Wet Area Slip-Resistant Flooring
Slip resistant mats and tiles, Commercial wet area flooring, Provides safe footing
Wet Area Safety Industrial Flooring Designs
Adding slip resistant industrial flooring from Greatmats to areas where liquid spills may occur creates a safer location for employees to stand and work for the entire day. Our wet area flooring delivers outstanding durability, which is important for use in harsh working environments.
Customers can pick from vinyl, rubber, and PVC plastic commercial flooring, ensuring they can find just the right material to match any projected usage ideas, whether they involve use in a commercial kitchen, a restaurant kitchen, an assembly line, or a factory setting.
Slip Resistant Safety Floors
In areas that have constant dampness and moisture, our industrial flooring provides a safer place to stand and work. The flooring offers slip resistance, so workers do not have to worry about losing their footing in a puddle.
Rubber safety floors are especially good for this type of use case, as rubber naturally offers a grippy surface. Whether it is wet or dry, rubber does not lose its ability to provide a sure footing and grip for workers.
Some of these flooring solutions provide perforations that extend through the entire thickness of the floor, allowing excess water to drain to the subfloor. As the water drains away, workers do not have to worry about standing water, making the working area far more comfortable.
Customers may want to use a form of interlocking tile or a lightweight floor covering in wet areas.
If custodial teams want to be able to allow the subfloor to dry, or if they need to remove harsh chemicals from the subfloor after they drain through the perforated flooring, they can disconnect the tiles or remove the roll of flooring to quickly expose the subfloor for air drying.
Another design feature that’s available in some types of commercial flooring that helps with providing a sure footing is a raised texture type of floor.
Wearwell ErgoDeck models of flooring often offer this type of raised surface, and the extra texture helps workers avoid slipping. It is important for the raised texture to have a short height, so it doesn’t create a tripping hazard, and our textured floors accomplish this goal.
Anti Fatigue Safety Floors
Safety floors typically deliver a bit of anti fatigue cushioning, which is important for workers who will be standing to do their jobs for at least a few hours continuously.
Standing on concrete can lead to leg fatigue and pain in the ankles and knees. Our flooring rolls, mats, and tiles will reduce the stress placed on the lower body.
Both rubber and PVC plastic industrial flooring will yield the best results for anti fatigue floor options. Thicker materials should yield a greater level of cushioning than thinner materials.
However, even thin rolls of safety flooring can deliver at least limited anti fatigue capabilities. Any thin rolls or tiles designed as safety flooring should provide a more comfortable place to work than concrete or other types of hard subfloors.
Yellow Border Safety Floors
When people must walk in the area where a safety floor installation is in place, they may be facing a tripping hazard. Some types of safety mats and tiles have a thickness of 1/2 inch or more, which could cause someone to trip on the lip of the flooring.
To make the flooring’s edge easier to see, some rolls of safety floors have a yellow border along the edge. The yellow border stands out clearly against the dark color of the safety floor, clearly warning people about the potential trip hazard.
Some safety floors combine the yellow border with a ramped border. The beveled edge reduces the tripping hazard by creating a gradual border height for people as they step onto the safety mat or tile flooring.
Flooring With Resistance to Hazardous Materials
Another safety option in flooring made for industrial applications involves providing resistance to dangerous chemicals, oils, and acids. When used in a factory or industrial setting, having a floor that resists damage from chemical spills can be extremely important.
Some factory flooring will give customers a fire retardant design. If the industrial setting has potential exposure to fire, a safe flooring with resistance to flames can keep employees safe and can protect important equipment in use by preventing a fire from spreading.
Vinyl, rubber, and PVC plastic types of safety flooring naturally are able to resist the formation of bacteria, mold, and mildew, which makes them safe to use in a wide range of areas where moisture is common. This safety feature cuts down on the possibility of odor formation as well.
For customers who need an easy-to-clean flooring, industrial safety flooring often only needs regular sweeping to remove dust. When trying to remove stubborn soils, customers can mop the floor with a gentle detergent and warm water, leading to a safe and clean floor in very little time.
Common Materials for Slip Resistant Safety Floors
- PVC plastic