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Image of fire industry cushion tile for fire trucks.

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.