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Plastex Matting

When attempting to create a safe space for people to walk indoors or outdoors in areas where moisture is commonly present, consider using Plastex matting. This style of matting will have perforations that allow water to drain through to the subfloor

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When attempting to create a safe space for people to walk indoors or outdoors in areas where moisture is commonly present, consider using Plastex matting. This style of matting will have perforations that allow water to drain through to the subfloor


They often consist of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic, which delivers a long-lasting material for use either indoors or outdoors. It also has a natural grippy texture that prevents slips.

Size and Shape Options


Our Plastex matting typically ships in a roll format. This is the best way to cover a large space in a short amount of time. The PVC plastic material doesn’t weigh a lot, so large rolls are easy to move in and out of place. It’s also flexible, so unrolling it and rolling it back up does not take much effort.

Customers can select among varying widths in these mats, making it easier to match the area where the mat will appear. Common widths in the rolls are 1.6 feet, 2 feet, 3 feet, and 4 feet.

Select among different lengths in the rolls as well, ensuring you have the necessary coverage area for whatever job you have in mind. Lengths available include 16.5 feet, 33 feet, and 80 feet.

Greatmats also offers a tile format for this style of flooring that measures about 1 by 1 foot. For an area with curved walls or other oddities, you can dry lay these tiles and cut them to fit unusual angles along the walls.

Material Options


Plastex matting makes use of a PVC plastic material. PVC plastic has a bit of grip to it, which gives people walking in wet areas the ability to do so safely and with a reduced chance of slipping versus a floor like vinyl or concrete.

PVC also stands up well to harsh weather locations, so it works outdoors or indoors. It will not soak up water, making it an ideal selection in areas with significant moisture exposure.

We only offer the best company and manufacturer options with these rolls, featuring brand names like Heronrib matting, Heronair matting, Herongripa matting, and Herontile mats, as well as Vinagrip, Firmagrip, Flexigrid, FlexiPath, CrossLine, and Floorline rolls.

Pattern and Texture Options


Each roll of Plastex matting makes use of perforations that run through the entire thickness of the material. This allows any standing water to drain away without pooling on the surface layer.

These brands each have slightly different sizes of perforations, allowing customers to match the drainage holes to the amount of water they need to drain away. Areas exposed to excessive water will want larger perforated holes.

Most of these rolls make use of a cross-hatch pattern with rectangular holes, giving the roll maximum strength and durability. Typical thicknesses in the Plastex matting are between 1/4 inches and 5/8 inches (or about 6 mm to 15 mm).

Multiple colors are available, including black, dark blue, light blue, gray, green, red, white, and tan. Some of the black rolls handle social distancing concerns, as they have lines on them every few feet to help people stand far enough apart while waiting in line.

Common Use Options


People will install these rolls in areas where water creates slippery floors. They also provide a little fit of cushion in areas where the subfloor is extremely hard and unforgiving, such as with concrete.

These floors commonly appear at the entrance to and throughout a locker room. Some people place them all around a swimming pool, sauna, or hot tub, preventing problems with standing water. They may appear over the top of a concrete deck or patio area, making it more comfortable for gatherings.

In areas where people must stand outside on a sidewalk to wait to go inside a building, these rolls make the process more comfortable. Different colors of rolls can even direct people to stand in different lines for different services.

Installation Options


Installers do not need to take any special precautions or techniques to lay out these Plastex matting rolls. They will work well as a dry lay installation and do not require any tape or glue to remain in place.

The PVC plastic provides just enough grip to help keep the roll in place, even when people are walking on it. The flexibility of the PVC plastic ensures that it will flex and mold to the shape of the surface underneath it, further simplifying installation.

Depending on the location where you are planning to install the matting, you may need to cut the mat to fit. Because these are thin mats, customers can cut all the way through them using a utility knife.

Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements


Installers do not need to use any special cleaning or maintenance techniques on these rolls. They are resistant to moisture, so you can simply rinse them clean whenever needed. They also are resistant to most chemicals, oils, and acids.

They work in almost any temperature, and the PVC plastic will maintain its color for a long time, even when exposed to bright sunlight and UV rays.