Whether you’re looking for an anti-fatigue mat for your desk or a set of door mats for your home, there are plenty of options to choose from. From flimsy residential kitchen and bath models designed for short bouts of barefoot use to heavy-duty, large area floor mats for offices and warehouses.
PVC Foot Wiping Mats
This heavy-duty mat with a fingertip design is designed to effectively wipe shoes and trap debris below the walking surface, making it ideal for high-traffic areas. It’s made from durable materials and is easy to clean—simply shake or vacuum to remove dirt, dust and other debris. The nonslip bottom minimizes movement and offers stability, while the beveled edging ensures safety and makes it easier to sweep up debris.
For commercial mats, look for ones with protection on the top and bottom to stand up to wear and tear, says Lees. Many anti-fatigue mats are constructed with foam or gel interiors, and the top surfaces are typically protected by a PVC or polyurethane cover. The soft materials help reduce strain on feet and joints and increase blood flow. Some models have sloped or grooved areas to encourage motion and provide additional support.
The Letterfolk Tile Mat is a unique standout, offering more color options and the ability to swap in and out additional “tiles” that can be used to write or draw on the mat. Despite the extra customization features, the tiles do lack in efficacy—the lettering and colors can easily wash off, leaving behind a glossy texture that isn’t as effective at wiping dry dirt from shoes.
Rubber Foot Mats
Rubber mats come in a wide variety of styles and sizes, with options available to suit nearly every environment. Contamination control mats help prevent the spread of dirt and debris from shoes to sensitive areas such as labs, operating rooms and food processing facilities. Clean area mats, also known as sterile room mats, remove even the finest particles from shoes to help keep the workplace sanitary.
Anti-fatigue mats are perfect for environments in which workers stand all day, tham chui chan such as restaurant kitchens, assembly lines, hotel reception desks and service counters, bank tellers and more. These mats feature a textured surface to provide grip and support, reducing stress on the back, knees and feet for increased comfort and performance.
There are also a range of specialty mats, including custom logo rubber mats which can display high-quality graphics or other imagery. These are often made from nitrile or other hard-wearing rubber, and are a great option for point of purchase programs, displays, events and promotional use. Large rubber floor mats are ideal for industrial or commercial locations, keeping floors from becoming slick when exposed to spilled foods or liquids. Rubber mats can interlock together to cover larger areas, or can be cut to size for specific applications, such as in a horse stable or other livestock facility.
Low Cost Foot Wiping Mats
We carry a variety of low cost mats that are great for eliminating dirt, mud and snow before it hits your floors. These entry mats are the best value for preventing costly floor maintenance.
The Letterfolk Tile Mat is a real standout with its black-and-white color scheme, but this door mat is also customizable with additional “tiles” you can swap in and out to create your own pattern or write an ad message. It lacks a bit in efficacy, however–we found it to be less effective at wiping shoes clean.
The Waterhog is one of the most popular and durable mats on the market with a bi-level construction to effectively wipe away debris from shoes. This heavy-duty mat is available in a wide range of sizes and colors for many applications including clean rooms, health care facilities and gyms. We also offer anti-fatigue mats designed to reduce stress on feet, backs and legs from long periods of standing. These mats are perfect for office kitchens, healthcare facilities and even schools that need to reduce student and staff fatigue.