Rubber is a great raw material for use in industrial floor mats whenever safety and floor protection are a concern. On a workshop floor there is always a lot of heavy machinery and equipment present. These are often very expensive and need to be kept away from hard floors. A typical industrial washing machine can cost as much as 8,000 dollars, for example. Industrial rubber matting is essential to have in place in order to protect the machinery from damage while they are functioning. On the other hand, industrial floor mats can also protect the existing floors of an area from any damage that a heavy moving machine may cause. Rubber essentially serves as a protective liner between heavy machinery and industrial floors.
Our line of industrial floor mats is made of natural, recycled, and synthetic rubbers. Each of these materials possesses their own benefits. Different types of synthetic rubber are specifically made to be resistant to various elements, such as UV rays and chemicals, increasing the industrial floor mats’ long term usability. Depending on the nature of the industry in question, a workshop floor mat could be exposed to all manner of substances. If the protective mat will come into direct contact with machinery then the most suitable industrial floor mats might be made from synthetic rubbers with a high level of resistance to oil, heat or certain chemicals.
Industrial Floor Mats
Recycled and natural rubbers will also provide a strong and durable floor mat material, while providing the added benefit of an eco-friendly constitution. Recycled rubber in particular has a high level of toughness to withstand the challenges of an industrial environment. Whichever material you choose, however, know that you are getting a great product that will serve you well in both the long and the short term.
Industrial floor mats are usually deployed as standalone mats to support specific areas. We offer standard rubber mats where the required floor protection is minimal and thicker, as well as heavy-duty mats when the environment is more abusive. The industrial rubber matting that we offer comes in various design options. Each design fits in perfectly in any industrial setting, adding a professional and functional aesthetic to the factory or workshop floor. Our various options come in the forms of corrugated rubber flooring, coin-grip flooring and diamond plate floor options, with each of these designs featuring friction enhancing textures and surfacing. Our aim is to give consumers a good variety of flooring options so they may find the perfect mat for their specific application.
An important distinction to consider with industrial floor mats is whether they are standard or heavy-duty variants. The standard types of flooring, such as the corrugated rubber, diamond plate floor or the coin-grip flooring, are very versatile and offer a standard level of protection that allows them to be used almost anywhere. Their heavy-duty counterparts, such as the 4 x 6 industrial rubber matting, are meant to be used specifically for heavy machinery. These mats feature increased thickness that is better suited to supporting heavy weights and absorbing the impact and vibrations of the machine. The heavy-duty industrial floor mats serve a dual purpose. They protect the workshop floor and prevent the constant impacts from causing costly surface damage, as well as safeguarding the machinery. When machines run on solid surfaces without any form of vibration or shock absorbing qualities it can cause serious damage. By using industrial rubber matting you can ensure that machinery stays in good working order and the business runs smoothly.
Industrial areas are hubs of activity that tend to see lots of foot traffic. Workers and supervisors are always on the go around factories and workshops. Industrial floor mats made of rubber are ideal to have on the factory workshop floor because rubber naturally improves the level of traction for feet. This keeps people safe with their feet set firmly on the floor. Rubber industrial floor mats with special surface textures, like the diamond plate floor and the coin-grip flooring, increase this traction even further thanks to their specific surface designs. The surface designs function to provide a certain level of pushback against feet in motion, making it much harder for someone to suffer a slip and fall accident.
Though instances of slip and fall injuries may seem few-and-far-between, nothing could be further from the truth. It is an unfortunate reality that millions of Americans suffer slip and fall accidents every year in the workplace, with up to one million of these cases resulting in some form of injury. Industrial settings can be high-risk places, due to the amount of potentially dangerous machinery around, not to mention the possibility of encountering heat, fumes or abrasive surfaces. It is extremely important to have secure footing in such environments. As a result, the extra traction provided by industrial floor mats is vital.
Some industrial rubber matting designs, like our corrugated rubber flooring options, come with the added functional bonus of helping to scrape off loose debris from footwear, which helps keep the overall workplace cleaner as well as safer. When you take into consideration the safety benefits provided by industrial floor mats it is clear why they are considered ‘must have’ products by businesses and employers everywhere.
Rubber-Cal’s industrial floor mats are very easy to clean. Any of our rubber products, including the corrugated rubber and coin-grip flooring, can be cleaned with most household cleansers and a wet mop. Rubber is very good at resisting the degrading effects of moisture, so you do not have to worry about mold or mildew showing up on your industrial rubber matting. As a material, rubber inhibits the growth of microbial hazards that go on to become mold and mildew. Since even trace amounts of mold or mildew can present health hazards, it is best to make sure you are using only materials that are prohibitive to their cultivation (like rubber) in your home or workplace. Even if there is an accidental water spill or leakage in your factory’s workshop floor, the industrial rubber flooring will not suffer any harm.
Unlike basic carpet or tile flooring, industrial rubber matting is an excellent option whenever protection and durability are needed. Both protection and durability are necessary to have in any industrial setting. Our industrial floor mats made of rubber are the answer for this need. We inventory a variety of attractive rubber flooring products that are made using natural, recycled, or synthetic rubbers. Additionally, these matting items can come in different design options that serve both aesthetic and functional purposes. Some of the options available to customers are the coin-grip flooring, diamond plate floor, and corrugated rubber flooring mats. Ultimately, our industrial floor mats are meant to protect both the existing floors and the industrial equipment from harming each other.