Waterhog mats are a well-known industry leader and a popular choice among commercial facilities of most industries. But what makes these floor mats so effective? Our editorial team has assembled this introduction to Waterhog matting products to provide an inside look at one of the industry’s most well known commercial floor mats. For specific product information and application suggestions, please see the section below titled Editor’s Pick: Top Waterhog Products. Eagle Mat service representatives are also available to assist in product selection and consultation at 877-333-1018.
Reason #1: How they’re made
Waterhog mats are made with a special type of thermoplastic polymer called polypropylene. Polypropylene is an incredibly resilient material that is highly effective in cleaning and resilient to liquid spills. It is also weatherproof, making Waterhog mats a functional choice for both indoor and outdoor applications. For more information, readers may visit our article titled An Introduction to Polypropylene.
Reason #2: How they look
Waterhog mats are available in a variety of surface textures that are superior in cleaning ability compared to more traditional entrance mats. Perhaps the most well-known of these textures is the “raised nub” pattern. As the name suggests, this surface pattern consists of horizontal rows of raised, crush-resistant nubs that aggressively scrub at shoes as they pass over the surface. These nubs are spaced apart to allow dirt particles to drop down below the face of the mat, effectively trapping and controlling debris before it may enter the building.
A second popular surface texture for Waterhog floor mats is the herringbone design. This design may be identified by rows of horizontal slats that line up from side-to-side. Like the more traditional nub pattern, the herringbone pattern has an aggressive touch that cleans effectively and features enough negative space between each diagonal slat to allow dirt to fall beneath the mat’s surface.
Reason #3: Functional finishing touches
Arguably the best reason to choose a Waterhog product is for the added “functional finishing touches” the products have over simpler floor mats. For example, most Waterhog mats feature Water Dam technology that borders the mat and enables the retention of up to 1.5 gallons of water. Another core functional element includes a 100% Nitrile rubber backing for added slip resistance after application. Most excitingly, the Waterhog ECO line has introduced a full collection of products that are 100% eco-friendly. LEED project managers and other Earth-conscious businesses may turn to the Waterhog ECO line for a high quality sustainable product that also comes with LEED project credits.
Editor’s Pick: Top Waterhog Products
Our editorial staff has hand-selected the following Waterhog products according to overall functionality and value:
- Waterhog Classic: True to its name, this model is a classic that is fully functional both indoors and outdoors. A highly resilient all-polypropylene construction makes the Waterhog Classic aggressive in cleaning ability and capable of enduring harsh weather outside.
- Waterhog Half Oval: The Waterhog Half Oval delivers the same aggressive cleaning ability as the Classic in a unique shape that makes small entrance areas appear larger. Half Ovals take up less floor space while using a broad arc-pattern to promote a sense of openness in any space.
- Waterhog Premier Floor Tile: Waterhog Premier Floor Tiles are ideal for covering large floor spaces via recessed carpet tile application. These tiles are available in a range of vibrant colors that are sure to match most elements of interior décor without sacrificing cleaning ability.
- Waterhog Logo Mat: Our most popular logo mat, the Waterhog Logo Mat features an inlay logo application of unparalleled precision and detail. Available in 18 unique colors, this logo mat is an ideal option for businesses looking for an eye-catching custom mat that may be used both indoors and outdoors.
Contact Eagle Mat for Additional Information
Eagle Mat service representatives are available to assist in Waterhog product selection and consultation at 877-333-1018. Our service team has the knowledge and expertise to help you find an ideal matting solution for your business, today. With spring weather and rain on the horizon, now is the perfect opportunity to reevaluate your facility’s safety matting products and make entrance system upgrades where appropriate.