The humble commercial floor mat takes a lot of heat from literally being walked over all day long. But floor mats serve many important functions in your business. From trapping dirt and other debris, to providing a slip-resistant surface for employees, floor mats are a must in any commercial kitchen or high-traffic area. That extra level of safety greatly reduces the risk of serious accidents during busy service hours. Plus, consider the benefits of an anti-fatigue floor mat that helps increase comfort for employees standing for long periods of time—that added comfort directly translates to better endurance and higher productivity. At Tundra Restaurant Supply, we carry a variety of red, black anti-fatigue and grease-resistant floor mats for your business.
Commercial floor mats share common attributes like trapping dirt and debris while also offering anti-fatigue and anti-slip options for employees. That said, not all mats are best in certain areas of your restaurant. Read on to learn more about what commercial mats are best for you.
Anti-Fatigue Floor Mat
Anti-fatigue floor mats help ease the pains of standing for long periods of time. Solid anti-fatigue floor mats are not recommended in wet areas because they lack holes to allow liquids and other material to drain. Easy to clean, manufacturers like Cactus Mat treat anti-fatigue floor mats with an antimicrobial additive to ward off the growth of mold, mildew and other bacteria. Before purchasing an anti-fatigue floor mat for your kitchen, consider opting for one that is grease-resistant to ensure a longer lifespan.
Red Floor Mat
Most commercial kitchens will opt for a red floor mat when it comes to durability. Unlike their black mat counterparts, red floor mats are grease-resistant, meaning they will hold up to areas equipped with commercial deep fryers. Not only does the perforated mat style help drain away any spills, the mat itself is also slip-resistant to help protect employees from slips and falls.
Black Floor Mat
Black floor mats work well in bar areas, dishwashing stations, food prep areas and more where the need for anti-fatigue flooring and anti-slip flooring runs high. Featuring holes to help drain liquids and any other spills, black mats featuring anti-slip material to keep employees safe. Take caution when using black mats in the kitchen, because grease is known to break down the rubber in a black mat and drastically reduce its life.
Custom Floor MatMany carpeted floor mats are used in entryways to help trap dirt, snow and other debris and keep your floors looking great. These kinds of floor mats come in standard colors, but you can also find custom floor mat options to include your own logo that really make your entryway shine.
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