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Commercial kitchens, bars – floor matting and safety

There are several things to look at when considering the safety of your kitchen staff or bar tenders. Firstly the work area is nearly always subject to getting wet. Moisture is not the only factor. Oils, foods, drinks, and even ice can make it to the floor and cause risk of slips. Not all mats are the same, and the composition of some mats will begin to break down when certain things like oil are applied to their surface. When a mat begins to break down, or is not well maintained, it will eventually fail to lower the risk of slips and trips. Anti-slip surfacing alone may not always solve all the issues. Imagine food grease, oils or ice on the floor as an example. As for maintenance, it has to be easy to maintain and clean. Nitrile mats are resistant to oily and fatty environments. They are also soft on the feet. We have talked about the composition of nitrile mats and how a lower composition of nitrile in a nitrile mat doesn’t really put it in the same category. To truly make a difference, we recommend customers looking to install mats in commercial kitchens and bars, use high quality and 99-100% nitrile matting.

Soft n Safe Nitrile Mat Quality Detail

Exceptional quality of our nitrile mat for commercial kitchens and bars

One of the most popular products that Mat World offers to commercial kitchens and bars is the Soft n Safe mat. As a nitrile mat, it is moulded in a high quality way and so that the detailed rough surface and astute edges in the moulded pattern prevent slips. They also come in two options; with drainer holes or in a solid pattern design – depending on your needs. Their surface is detailed and it is recognisable for its quality.  The mats are soft with anti-fatigue properties also. They are also a low profile with ramped edging. This means that the mat itself is minimally hazardous to trips as it both, hugs the floor and the edges are unlikely to stick up. This mat also works better most non-slip surfacing. The gaps between the tread pattern is wide enough to accommodate holding solids and this makes cleaning easier as it would minimise build up over prolonged use. In short it makes for a good mat for commercial kitchens and bars, that’s why it’s popular in our range. Remember it’s always wise to consider your needs as not all environments are the same. Feel free to discuss your requirements with us today and contact us.

Remember Anti Fatigue Mats with your Standing Desk

Comfort with Anti Fatigue Mats (sometimes called a Standing Desk Mat)

Be comfortable with an Anti Fatigue Mat at your Standing Desk

We love the concept of standing desks. Staying seated, in recent times, has been compared to other bad health habits. No doubt there will be an increase in the standing desks trend in the coming years; however there are some important things to remember:

  1. Consult a health professional; get some advice from your relevant health professional: Doctor, Chiropractor, Podiatrist etc…
  2. Know your physical limits; standing is great – we all love to do more of it. We may need to. As with everything in life, moderation is key. We need to keep track of how much we do of it. Strike the perfect balance.
  3. Wear comfortable shoes; make sure that your shoes are correctly chosen for your body and feet. You should have comfortable shoes.
  4. Anti Fatigue Matting; yes, you knew this was going to be mentioned. These are sometimes called a Standing Desk Mat. It is an important factor though. That’s why many work safe professionals consider anti fatigue mats as part of their preventative strategies.

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