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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.


Soft n Safe Kitchen Mats The major reason for the breakdown or degrading of mats in commercial kitchens is the rubber mats themselves.

Too often rubber mats are sold into kitchens that are nowhere near the specification that is essential if the rubber mats are to last in the difficult environment that is a kitchen.

The problem is that however good extraction systems may be, there is always a degree of fats and oils in the atmosphere and this ultimately settles on horizontal surfaces. And this includes the floor and the mats. In addition, in every kitchen there are inevitable spills which add to the problem.

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[ Errol Goldberg, Managing Director, Pall Mall Manufacturing Co Pty Ltd ]

The introduction of new, far more onerous, Occupational Health regulations has placed anti-fatigue and safety matting squarely in the picture particularly in all facilities where people stand to work.  Such situations are very much a part of virtually all warehousing and production facilities.

It is no longer possible to allow staff to stand and work continuously on hard floors and certainly not on hard, cold floors.

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Diamond Foam is part of the comprehensive range of anti-fatigue mats available from Mat World.

Comprising a resilient, closed-cell vinyl foam, the difference with Diamond Foam compared to other foam mats is the diamond plate-style top surface which ensures a particularly good gripping surface underfoot, reducing even further the risk of slips.

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For many years now, Mat World, the matting division of Pall Mall Manufacturing Co, has included in their range a mat sometimes referred to as a ‘sticky mats’. Named CleanStep and consisting of 60 adhesive coated, disposable sheets, these mats are used particularly in areas where extra high degrees of cleanliness are essential.

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Electrical Insulating Mat Meets Australian Standard

The new Electrical Insulating Mat from Mat World now indicates that this mat meets the Australian Standard.

Previously Mat World’s Corrugated Switchboard rubber insulating mat showed by means of an imprint on the underside of the matting that it met the American Standard (ASTM)

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The constant demand for a quality “Welcome” entrance mat has resulted in Pall Mall manufacturing adding such a mat to their vast Mat World commercial and industrial matting range.

Based on their well-known Kleensorb range and available in a generously sized 1.2 x 1.8m, the “Welcome” mat has, inserted into the centre of the mat, the word ‘Welcome” in an attractive script and in a deep red colour to contrast with the silver-grey of the mat itself.

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The latest version of Mat World’s Diamond Plate Mat is the “Gel”. With a softer yet more resilient foam than ever before, Diamond Plate “Gel” mats offer enhanced foot comfort in long-standing industrial applications.

The mat’s tough, durable, yellow-bordered diamond plate-design top surface, at 4mm thick, ensures  resistance to wear in the toughest environments.

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Benefits of Anti-Fatigue Matting

Anti-fatigue matting is beneficial. Prolonged standing on hard surfaces can lead to long-term circulatory problems including varicose veins resulting in pain and suffering.

Long periods of standing cause physical fatigue including pain in feet, legs and back, neck and shoulders.

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How to Maintain newly installed Mats

Mats supplied by Mat World are all made using first-class materials. Among the many features of these mats are their slip-resistance or non-slip nature. Great care needs to
be taken both in the placement and maintenance of all mats. Consider the floor itself, so that to ensure mats are used in circumstances where the floor will not allow the mats or its user to slip.

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Choosing the right Entrance Matting Needs Knowledge

It is generally accepted that there is a marked difference between domestic and commercial carpeting. To no less an extent is there a considerable difference between commercial mats depending on the traffic that matting is expected to accept. The consequence of choosing the wrong matting shows up in the very expensive cost of constantly having to replace low-quality matting in high traffic areas.

It is an unfortunate truism that matting quality is not easily determined simply by its look or even by its feel and the result is that too often poor quality matting designed for low traffic volumes is placed in high traffic areas.

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