A rubber floor mat offers a multitude of benefits and advantages. We’ve compiled a list of 50 places that can utilize a large or small rubber mat, to better showcase the wide-ranging availability of use! Although many of these locations seem similar, there are always variations in environments. The entrance to your home is different than the entrance to your business—though it may need protection from the same damaging conditions. And while some places may be very similar, like a residential and a commercial kitchen, custom rubber mats may offer wider protection for a larger space.
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Carpets are hard and expensive to clean. Hardwood floors can easily scratch and are even more expensive to repair and replace. A rubber runner mat can make your home safer while also protecting areas that see the most foot-traffic!
50 Places That Should Have a Rubber Floor Mat
- Front/Back/Side Doors
Decorative rubber mats can be used to guard against the intrusion of dirt, grime, and moisture, thereby protecting your interior hardwood, tile, carpet, or linoleum flooring.
- In the Kitchen
Elastomers have a naturally high coefficient of friction, which, paired with the materials natural resistance for water, create an excellent slip-resistant surface. The preferred raw ingredient used in kitchen mats is nitrile, a grease resistant rubber.
- For Pets
Whether a dog kennel is inside our out, a rubberized surface will be easy to clean and will offer comfort and protection from cold, hard subfloors. A rubber floor mat is an affordable way to offer some love to your animals.
- In Recreation Rooms
Most families can benefit from having a recreation or family space within their home. Using supple and elastic rubber as a flooring option can make this space more welcoming and comfortable. In addition rubber can take the punishment of all that goes on in a rec room!
- Home Gyms
With heavy equipment posing a serious risk to your home’s interior floors, custom rubber mats can be used to create a barrier between fitness equipment and subsurfaces. These mats protect both sides.
- Deck Protection
Some rubber products are designed to be resistant to abrasive weather conditions. Putting down some matting can protect a deck from both man-made accidents as well as Mother Nature’s wrath.
- Sound-Proofing Rooms
Dense but thin, some rubber runners can be applied to the walls of rooms that need soundproofing—like say the room of the 15-year-old who just got a new set of drums.
With cold and hard concrete floors, garages aren’t the most welcoming locations in your home. Make your garage a functional space (such as a workshop, recreation room, or kid-friendly play area) with rubberized matting.
- Under Heavy Appliances
Washers and dryers tend to buckle, bounce, and sway—this could be bad for your hardwood floors. Using a mat under these appliances can help protect both the flooring structure as well as the machines themselves.
- Entrances to Store Fronts
A store front needs to catch grime, dirt, and moisture before it enters your store. Larger decorative rubber mats can help protect your merchandise from contaminants that get dragged in on people’s shoes.
- Cashier Stations
If you have cashiers standing on their feet all day, they will definitely benefit from the supple surface of a rubber floor mat.
- Commercial Kitchens
Some matting options are made with the use of nitrile, a synthetic rubber that is well suited to stand up against oil and animal by-products like grease.
- Valet-Parking Stations
A valet attendant’s job is to be friendly, ready, and helpful! Make sure they keep a friendly disposition by helping to relieve the tension of standing all day.
- Customer Restrooms
Restrooms can’t be kept clean 100% of the time. Placing a large or small rubber mat in a strategic location can help protect against potential slip and fall accidents.
- Grocery Store Produce Sections
The produce section of a grocery store can often see excessive moisture. Keep customers safe with the water resistant surface of a rubberized floor.
- Play Areas
Whether your local is strictly for baby-sitting or you work inside a gym or corporate office that offers child-care facilities—rubber offers a supportive surface that will help protect children from suffering serious injuries if they take a little tumble.
- Commercial Gym Flooring
Protect expensive exercise equipment and subflooring structures with custom rubber mats, tiles, or runners.
- Food Courts
Located within malls and other shopping centers, food courts are susceptible to food spills and heavy foot-traffic. A rubber floor mat is easy to care for, durable, and will help keep people on their feet.
- Laundry Mats/ Places with Moisture
Any place that sees excessive moisture could benefit from a rubberized flooring option that helps to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew.
A place that will see employees standing for long hours—work stations can be stressful on feet, ankles, and legs.
- Assembly Lines
Assembly lines are similar to workstations, using a rubber floor mat can help relieve exhaustion as well as protect dropped items, tools, and materials.
- Corridors and Hallways
With heavy foot-traffic, a rubber runner mat can be a clear way to indicate safe walking paths.
- Under Heavy Machinery
Rubber can help protect heavy machinery from its own inherent movement while in use.
Like homes, and shops, industrial entryways need to protect the interior of the building. A richly textured rubber surface can help scrape away debris.
Like hallways and workstations, stairs should be made safe with textured and slip-resistant surfacing.
- Break Rooms
Make these areas more comfortable for employees with the use of supportive flooring.
Concrete floors can chip and become hazardous—protect your heavy-duty floor with a heavy-duty rubber surface.
- Industrial Shelf Liners
Protect oddly shaped equipment, materials, and miscellaneous objects from stress points by using supple and supportive rubber runner mat.
- Offices, Conference Rooms, Waiting Rooms
Add a professional appearance to any space with inexpensive and durable flooring.
Public locations are inherently going to see large amounts of foot-traffic. Using a rubber floor mat in strategic locations won’t just offer slip-resistant protection to the public, it can also help preserve flooring structures, keep a location clean, and offer clearly marked locations to stand or walk on. In a museum, where touching is rarely encouraged, a carpeted mat can help people maintain a safe distance from art or artifacts.
Some exhibits have more moisture than others. And sometimes parents can barely control their children’s excitement when they spot penguins! A rubber runner mat offers an expansive stretch of slip resistant surface that can be custom-cut to cover a singular length of up to 50 ft.
Instilling a love for literature in the young minds of children should begin with offering them a welcoming and comfortable environment. Decorative rubber mats can keep the interior of this space clean and comfortable, while also helping to protect books.
A small rubber mat, for each individual student, can clearly denote where children must sit and can even be used in physical education applications.
- Police Stations
Like all public service buildings, the entry way of a police station should be kept clear of debris. Rubberized flooring is easy to clean up, requiring little more than a broom or a damp mop to remove stuck-on grime.
- Public Pools
When summer comes around, public pools become very popular. Help ensure the safety of children and adults with the use of slip resistant rubber surfacing.
- Community Centers
Add a welcoming touch with highly durable rubber-backed carpet matting. Carpet mats help to catch moisture and can prevent the creation of dangerous flooring hazards.
- Events, Festivals, Celebrations
For major events, using safety flooring in public restrooms and other publically accessible facilities can help prevent serious injuries from occurring.
There’s nothing quite as boring as having to go to the DMV. Make wait times more comfortable for individuals by placing comfortable and supportive custom rubber mats along wait areas.
- Public Restroom
Whether it’s in a small city park or in a huge national forest, public restrooms can benefit from the mold and mildew resistance afforded by rubber surfacing. Easy to clean and highly durable, this eco-friendly flooring option will be long-lasting.
Travel and Transpiration
- Bus Stations
Subject to heavy foot traffic, bus stations require a durable flooring option that will stand up to heavy-duty applications, all while affording travelers safety and security.
- Train Stations
Train stations tend to be on raised platforms, making them inherently more dangerous than other locations. Having a traction and friction-rich surface can ensure that people don’t suffer from slip and trip accidents that could put them in harm’s way.
Busy and sometimes chaotic, airports will often house long corridors and hallways where people may accidently push and shove as they try to get from one terminal to another. A rubberized runner will offer all a high natural coefficient of friction, all while denoting safe and secure walkways.
- Inside of Buses
Repairing a bus can be time-consuming, and having a vehicle of this size out of commission can be costly and detrimental to people who depend on public transportation. A rubber floor mat, on the other hand, is easy to install and easy to remove and replace once it has been worn down or damaged.
- Inside of Trains
Like buses, the interior of transit trains can be hard to maintain. Rubberized surfaces are easy to clean—and once they have been worn down, they will be easy and much less expensive to replace.
- Truck/Freight Liners
When transporting goods, ensuring the quality of the products should always be a top priority. A rubber surface will protect both the inside of a truck bed or trailer while also offering a supportive floor on which to place goods.
- Transportation Vans
Like buses and trains, transportation vans, whether they are owned or rented, should be protected with a rubber runner mat. These mats will protect the interior of the van, whether it’s carpet, metal, or plastic.
- Animal Transportation/Trailers
Transporting livestock can be difficult and can be stressful for the animals. Affording both the equipment that’s moving the animals as well as the livestock with a protective and supple surface to stand on can ensure an easier journey.
- Boat Decks/Docks
Whether on the docks or on the decks, a strategically placed rubber floor mat will offer an excellent slip resistant surface while standing up against the corrosive elements of the sea and sun. And with some decorative rubber mats featuring witty and rather fitting oceanic scenes—your boat can even be afforded a touch of personal flair.
- Car/Bus/Train Wash Locations
In order to stay moving—whether its people, goods, or livestock—you absolutely have to keep your vehicles looking good! Custom rubber mats will offer any washing location with a clean and professional appearance. The use of a large or small rubber mat will be dependent on the size of the location you are trying to protect. Long runners are better suited for customers, while smaller individual mats may be great for vehicle washing attendants.