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Image of a cashier standing on a retail floor mat.

Regardless of workplace, the average cashier spends hours standing each day. A comfortable work environment can play a key role in maintaining productive, happy workers, and that starts with the floors on which they stand. That means a few strategically-placed floor mats can provide the support that a business needs.

Why Work Spaces Need Cashier Mats

There are three big reasons why cashiers can use floor mats:

  • Comfort
  • Workplace Safety
  • Cleanliness

Image of a floor mat designed for support.

Whether they’re in retail or banking, cashiers are on their feet. While they dutifully serve customers, the constant pressure on their feet can create serious health issues that can make them less productive. Severe cases can even cause cashiers to miss work from various ailments such as back pain and joint stiffness. Anti-fatigue mats provide ample support that relieves pressure on a person’s body, limiting the amount of wear and tear standing can cause to a body.

It doesn’t take much to make a floor slippery. An accidental spill or wet shoes can create serious issues for people who work on their feet all day. That’s part of the reason why slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. Floor mats can be made with special tread to increase traction, protecting cashiers as they move back and forth at their workstations.

Another benefit of using floor mats is the ability to keep workstations clean. Floor mats can protect surfaces from unsightly scuffs, while some are designed to absorb water and other slippery substances so that it doesn’t pool on the ground. When it comes time to clean, all a cashier needs to do is pick up the mat and either mop or sweep up whatever debris is left. Quality cashier mats are also designed to withstand harsh cleaning chemicals so that they don’t break down after multiple cleanings.

Image of a bubble mat made for cashiers.

Mat Recommendations for Retail and Other Cashier Workspaces

There are plenty of floor mats out on the market, but it’s important to find ones that are right for cashiers. Here’s a list of six top matting products for retail environments:

If you’re in need a quality floor mats for your cashiers, we can help. Register for an official Durable account for 24/7 online access to our products and order the mats that can improve your workspaces.

Image of a marine industry professional standing on marine safety mats.

When you work in the marine industry, you’re going to encounter water. Even the most seasoned marine professionals can be susceptible to slippery surfaces. Marine mats are designed to make highly-trafficked walk safe.

Why Marine Environments Need Floor Mats

There are three big reasons why marine facilities can use floor mats:

  • Workplace safety
  • Comfort
  • Cleanliness

Image of antislip tape for marine environments.

A survey of nearly 1,300 safety professionals found that a wet or slippery surfaces were one of three major causes of slip, trip, and fall injuries. It can be difficult to avoid the presence of water in the marine industry, so the presence of quality wet area drainage mats and antislip tapes can be of great benefit to your workers. These mats allow water and other fluids to drain through to the floor, leaving a dry surface that provides people with enough traction to safely walk to where they need to go.

In addition to making it easier to walk, marine mats can also create a more comfortable workspace. Anti-fatigue mats provide extra cushion that reduces the amount of pressure placed on the feet and back. This can reduce not only the fatigue caused by standing for long periods of time, but also any other potential injuries from ongoing wear and tear on the body. All it takes is a few strategically-placed anti-fatigue mats in spaces where people regularly stand.

The drainage capabilities of wet area floor mats have another benefit: cleanliness. Since water and other slippery substances drain through the mats, cleanup is easy. All you need to do is pick up the mats and mop up what’s underneath to leave a dry surface. Marine mats can also be chemically resistant, allowing you to use industrial cleaners to wash down engine rooms and other areas without fear that your mats will break down.

Mat Recommendations for Marine Facilities

Image of an easy-to-clean drainage mat.

In order to make your workspaces safer, more comfortable, and cleaner, you need the right marine mats. Here’s a list of six top matting products for marine environments:

Once you know which matting products you need for your business, we can help you get what you need. Register for an official Durable account for 24/7 online access to our company and order marine mats and other products today.

Image of employees using safety mats in a workspace.

Workplace injuries are a major threat to businesses across the country. When workplace safety is critical, floor mats and other matting products can provide the security necessary to prevent harmful accidents that can be costly for a business and its workers.

Why Work Spaces Need Safety Mats

Quality matting products provide three key benefits for work environments:

  • Workplace safety
  • Comfort
  • Anti-static protection

Image of a Workmaster HV mat for safer work environments.

Workplace injuries are a serious issue for any business, and slips and falls are some of the most common types of accidents. Not only do these accidents keep workers out of action, they’re also expensive. According to the National Safety Council, compensation and medical costs from employee slip and fall accidents totaled nearly $70 billion dollars. Whether these accidents are caused by poor traction or bad visibility, floor mats can help.

Using floor mats to make the workplace more comfortable can make a big difference in the health and well-being of workers. According to EHS Today, a study showed that “standing for 90-minute periods caused serious discomfort to the feet, legs, and back,” which can lead to chronic pain and other serious health issues. Placing anti-fatigue mats where people often stand and work for long periods of time can limit these issues so that they feel better and work effectively.

Electrostatic discharges are another threat to workplace safety, both for the workers and any sensitive equipment you may have. These discharges can lead to anything from a small, painful shock to catastrophic failure of technology and workplace fires. The total losses from electrostatic damages are estimated to cost up to $5 billion each year. However, anti-static floor mats are made to reduce the buildup of static and electric charges, limiting the chances that your workplace encounters electrostatic issues.

Image of an anti-fatigue safety mat for workspaces.

Mat Recommendations for Safety Environments

Knowing that matting products can help make your workspaces safer is great, but it doesn’t do much if you don’t know which types of products are best suited for your needs. Here are six top safety matting products for work spaces:

When you need the right safety matting for your workspaces, Durable can help. We manufacture a wide range of mats and other flooring products that can improve your work environments. Register for an official Durable account for 24/7 online access to our products.

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Firefighters have bigger things to worry about than slippery surfaces and other hazards. Floor mats can help protect the fire industry from everyday issues so that the professionals can focus on their jobs.

Why Fire Stations Need Floor Mats

There are two big reasons why athletic facilities can use floor mats:
• Workplace safety
• Floor protection

Floor mats designed for the fire industry need to protect both firefighters and the surfaces around them. To be effective, firefighters must stay on their feet. Fire Engineering Magazine notes that roughly a quarter of firefighter injuries are attributed to slips, trips, and falls.

Image of non-skid drainage mats for the fire industry.

Using floor mats at the fire station and on trucks can help eliminate slippery surfaces that can lead to serious injuries. Non-skid drainage mats allow water and other fluids to run through the mat, providing firefighters with plenty of traction to walk around safely. Good floor mats can also scrape off dirt and moisture off footwear so that the people in the station don’t accidentally create puddles in high traffic areas. Fire stations can even invest in customizable carpet logo mats protect entrances and show off their specific logo.

Firefighters aren’t the only ones that can benefit from a good, well-placed floor mat. Cushion tiles and other matting solutions can also be used to protect fire trucks and expensive equipment from damage. These tiles can be pieced together and cut to fit different compartments so that tools can rest on a soft cushion instead of constantly sliding on a hard surface. These mats can also allow any water residue to drain through so that expensive equipment doesn’t sit in water for hours on end.

Image of Heromat, a self-draining compartment mat for fire trucks.

Mat Recommendations for Fire Stations

While floor mats can be beneficial in a wide variety of settings, not just any standard option will do for the fire industry. Here’s a list of five top matting products for fire stations and trucks:
• Cushion Tile
• Heromat
• Corrugated Rubber 1/8”
• Nylon Carpet Logo
• Vynagrip

Selecting the right matting for your work spaces can make a huge difference. Durable can work with you to outfit your stations and trucks with the protective matting products for your station. Register for an official Durable account for 24/7 online access to our company.

Image of a home with a residential entrance mat.

We all want our home to be comfortable, cozy, and clean. Choosing the right mats for your house, apartment, or condo can protect your floors while adding a finishing touch and an added sense of comfort.

Why Homes Need Floor Mats

Residential homes need floor mats primarily for three different reasons:
• Comfort
• Cleanliness
• Floor protection

Your home, whether it’s a house, apartment, or condo, is where you typically spend most of your time. Therefore, it makes sense that we want to make our homes as comfortable as possible. Many modern homeowners prefer the look of hardwood floors, or enjoy the durability of laminate or pre-engineered flooring solutions. The challenge with these is that walking on a cold, hard floor isn’t always the most comfortable. Floor mats allow you to have the best of both worlds, showing off the look of hardwood flooring with the comfort of a soft surface in a kitchen, personal workout space, or any other area in your home.

Image of an outdoor entrance rug for homes.

Whether you have pets, children, or are simply facing the everyday debris that gets tracked into a home, floor mats can help combat dirt, water, and foreign substances from entering a house – and it all starts with the front door. Having entrance mats that not only welcome visitors but also trap dirt and debris and absorb moisture is the first level of protection. Durable’s outdoor entrance mats have features that filter and trap dirt and moisture, so even if a guest doesn’t wipe their feet, the mat does the work for them.

Once inside your house, having an indoor entrance mat allows you and your guests to have a place to take off shoes and boots. Depending on how messy your foyer can get, entrance mats range from light to heavy to deal with varying levels of foot traffic.

When it comes to maintaining your home, the last thing you want to do is replace expensive floors on a frequent basis. Protecting your floors with floor mats is the easiest way to make your investment last. Durable offers a variety of indoor floor mats for any size, pattern, or application. You may want a vinyl backed carpet for a more attractive and finished appearance, or possibly a rubber backed mat for heavier-traffic areas. Carpet tiles are growing in popularity and allow you to create a matting space in any size you want. You can even swap out a carpet tile if it gets damaged or stained.

Image of an indoor floor mat for residences.

Mat Recommendations for Residential Spaces

It’s not a house (or apartment, or condo) – it’s a home. Creating a comfortable environment that’s protected and easy to maintain could just be a few floor mats away. Here are six top matting products for residential homes:
• Durite
• Dura-Rug 400
• Stop-N-Dry
• Fingertip
• Wipe-N-Walk
• Duraloop

Adding charm to your home while protecting its floors is as easy as selecting the right matting. Durable can provide you’re the options you need to make home a bit “homier.” Register for an official Durable account for 24/7 access to our company.