Do Anti-Fatigue Mats Really Work?

Anti-Fatigue

If you’re wondering whether anti-fatigue mats really do anything, and if they’re worth buying, the short answer is yes, they do work. There have been a number of studies examining anti-fatigue mats. The theory behind them is that when people have to stand and work for long hours on a hard floor, especially concrete or […]

Floor Safety Inspections at the Office

Floor Safety Inspections at the Office

Employers may not realize that regular inspection of flooring is essential for keeping the floors safe. The US Department of Labor makes it clear that good housekeeping makes for good safety. But there’s more to it than just housekeeping. Keeping the floors clean is one thing, but there are other things that need an inspection, […]

Is It Time to Replace Your Mats?

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It’s kind of shocking that about 25% of all reported workplace accidents involve a slip, trip, or fall. And it’s hard to believe that falling down is the second leading cause of death after motor vehicle accidents. But having mats at your place of business is an easy and inexpensive way to mitigate that slip, […]

Optimizing Commercial Floors for Safety

Commercial floor mats

A few weeks ago, we mentioned a study by CNA Financial Corp. that found that 50% of workplace floors did not meet the criteria for sufficient friction on the floor compared to a baseline set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). That is 50% of the floors tested in different industries were too slippery. […]

8 More Tips to Cut Down on Slips, Trips, and Falls in Your Commercial Space

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In our last article, we talked specifically about how your choice of mats can reduce slip, trip, and fall incidents. But there are other things you can do to reduce these workplace injuries. So, here are 10 more ways that you can help keep your workplace safe. Keep the floor areas clean. Don’t let clutter […]

Measuring for Elevator Pads: An Instructional Video

How to Install Elevator Wall Studs

When buying elevator pads, you need to know the exact measurement of the walls of the elevator. You can measure the dimensions by simply using a measuring tape. When it comes to the thickness of the elevator pads, you must evaluate what type of cargo is usually transported.  Watch as our team explains the best way […]

Clean Room and Sticky Mats 101

So, what exactly are clean room and sticky mats? They are special mats designed to trap contaminants before they can be tracked into a sterile or sensitive area. They are used by hospitals, laboratories, and in the food services industry, where some products are manufactured in a sterile environment. Even though your employees are working […]

Custom School Entrance Mats

5 Must-Have Waterhogs for Spring

Schools need mats just like any other business or commercial space and for the same reasons: Mats trap dirt and water preventing it from being tracked everywhere. It’s easier and cheaper to clean a mat or two than thousands of square feet of dirty floors. Mats make the flooring safer for students and employees by […]

Managing Mold and Mildew in Flooring, Part 1

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Mold and mildew are loose terms that describe types of fungi. Fungi is a giant group or “Kingdom” of living species that are neither plants nor animals. Mildew usually refers to fungi in the Order Erysiphales or fungus-like organisms in the Family Peronosporaceae. Mildew is usually white or grey. Mold is a much wider category […]