7 Ways to Stop Slips on Ice

Caution Ice Sign

Slips and falls are extremely costly to society. Not only to the individuals involved, who suffer injury and incalculable emotional cost, but to businesses as well. Businesses face fines and claims of compensation as well as missed hours if it’s a member of their workforce who is injured. When temperatures dip and ice forms on paths and walkways, slip and fall accidents increase exponentially. Many of these accidents can be avoided with some simple measures put in place. Here we look at 7 ways to stop slips on ice.

1. Use grit on walkways

What we know as grit is more commonly rock salt. Spreading salt is a very effective method to stop slips on ice, because it works by lowering the temperature that ice forms on the surface. Put grit down in advance of cold weather to stop ice forming, or use it on snow and ice that has already formed to quickly melt it away.

2. Use deicer on ice that has formed

When ice has already formed then deicer is a more efficient solution than using grit / rock salt. Deicer is a chemical that generates heat to quickly melt ice away. The drawback is that it is not very good at preventing further ice from forming, so it will need to be reapplied regularly if low temperatures or snow fall persists.

3. Use matting

A quick and easy solution to stop slips on ice is to use non-slip matting at the external entrances to buildings and along paths and walkways. The mats need to have drainage holes to allow water to fall through the mat which will help prevent snow and ice forming on the mat surface. Rubber mats are best to use externally as they can resist low temperatures.

Stop slips on ice with matting

4. Cover external entrances and walkways

If your walkways and entrances are covered, with a canopy or porch for example, rain water and snow will not be able to fall on the ground and so this will eliminate the chance of ice forming in the first place.

5. Wear appropriate footwear

Snow foot print

When walking on icy days it is important that individuals choose the right footwear for themselves. Businesses can also educate their employees in the importance of good footwear for safety. Rubber soles with treads will provide better traction. In severe conditions specialist cleats and overshoes may be worn to give that required grip.

6. Use warning signage

On an icy day, warning people of the danger should make them act more cautiously and hopefully watch where they are going. High visibility signage is useful for this purpose, but make sure that the sign is placed appropriately so as not to be a trip hazard in its own right!

7. Walk the right way

When walking the best way to avoid slips on ice is to slow down, take smaller steps and aim to have the whole of your shoe sole land on the floor at once, not just your heel. The increase in surface area contact between your shoe and the floor reduces the likelihood of you slipping.

 

At Mats4U we have several matting solutions that are designed to help stop slips on ice. You can view our range of non-slip mats on our website or contact us on 0121 313 6748 for more advice.

4 Ways to Prevent Leaves from Causing Slips and Falls

It’s that time of year again,where the beautiful and colourful leaves are starting to fall from the trees. On a crisp, dry day, you may enjoy walking along and hearing the leaves crunch beneath your feet. However, on a wet day, this may be a different story, as wet leaves can become very slippery underfoot and could cause slips and falls.

When it comes to business and public premises, there is a responsibility and obligation to ensure that effective measures have been put in place to help reduce slip and fall accidents. This even includes outside of the building in car parks, outside entrances and ramps.

An excess amount of wet leaves outside of your premises can not only be a health and safety risk in terms of slips and fall hazards, they can also look very untidy, making your premises look unkempt.

Here are 4 solutions to help you prevent leaves from causing slips and falls:

1. Cleaning and Maintenance

One of the most obvious ways to reduce the number of leaves outside your premises, is to have a regular cleaning and maintenance program outside, particularly in the leaf fall months. You can simply use a broom to sweep the leaves up, or if you have a bigger job on your hands, you can use a leaf blower, sweeper or vacuum.

2. Keep your doors closed

The last thing you want, is wet leaves making there way inside and making the place look untidy. We recommend that you keep your doors closed, or have automatic doors, to prevent leaves from coming into your building, particularly on breezy days.

3. Outdoor and Indoor Entrance Matting

Outdoor Mat Trapping Leaves

To prevent leaves from causing a slip hazard inside and outside of your entrance you can use entrance matting. Outdoor entrance matting with holes is perfect for this situation, as the holes will hold on to the leaves to prevent them from being blown or tracked inside, and also from being slippery underfoot.

If combine this with a bi-level indoor entrance mat, this will help trap any leaves that have managed to sneak inside, to prevent them from making their way further into your building.

4. Too many trees?

We’re not suggesting that you start chopping all the trees down, but maybe just try to identify if there is a particular tree near your entrance, or other public outdoor areas, which is causing a particular problem in terms of leaf fall. Using evergreen trees and plants around your premises would reduce leaf fall and help to reduce slip and fall hazards.

How can Mats4U help you prevent slips and falls?

Whilst we’re not tree surgeons, we do have some great entrance mats! Our Value Rubber Scraper Matwith holes is great for trapping leaves outdoors, and our Waterhog Entrance Mats are the best indoor entrance mats in the industry – these are both available to buy online, with free delivery to UK mainland.

If you require some more advice on how to prevent leaves from causing slips and falls, please contact us on 0121 313 6748 or sales@mats4u.co.uk and we will be more than happy to help.

 

 

4 of the best Entrance Mats for Schools

Every day, hundreds of feet rush in through the school doors, down the corridors and into classrooms. Throughout the day children and staff move in and out of buildings to get to their next class. At break and lunch times children will run around the school fields and splash in puddles before bringing dirt, mud and water back in with them on the soles of their shoes.

It is no wonder then that schools are one of the most challenging environments to keep clean. Only the best entrance mats for schools will be able to remove and hold onto all the dirt and water and keep performing for many years to come.

At Mats4U, the school market is one we have served for over 40 years. Here we recommend 4 of the best entrance mats for schools that money can buy.

1. Value Rubber Scraper Mats with Holes – £29.99

Value Rubber Scraper Outdoor Entrance Mat For Schools

These all rubber mats are perfect for placing outside all your school entrances and they wont break the bank by doing so. They are very competitively priced you will find almost identical mats at over twice the price!

They are heavy mats, which means they stay put, but the most important thing is how well they scrape off heavy dirt and mud from footwear. They are very easy to clean, you simply hose or pressure wash the mats which can be done in situ.

Bear in mind that an all rubber mat will not dry footwear, so they are best used in conjunction with an internal entrance mat.

– see Value Rubber Scraper Mats with holes on the Mats4U website

2. Waterhog Classic Barrier Mats From £43.99

Tried, tested and trusted in 1000s of schools up and down the country, this is the entrance mat for schools. They feature a bi-level construction which greatly improves their dirt and water retention and, in terms of performance, sets them apart from your typical single level entrance mat.

Bi-level simply means they have an upper level for scraping and wiping footwear and a lower level to collect and store the dirt and water below the walking surface. This means that the collected dirt will not be walked through by subsequent people, so it stays held in the mat until it is cleaned away.

Waterhog mats can hold up to 6.5 litres per square metre of water, hence their name, and you can expect them to continue performing for well over 5 years in high foot-fall entrances.

– see Waterhog Classic Mats on the Mats4U website

Waterhog Classic Entrance Mat For Schools

3. Tri Grip Heavy Duty Mats From £43.99

If you need a greater choice of colours or a special size to fit your entranceway, then look no further than Tri Grip Heavy Duty mats. These traditional carpeted-top entrance mats come in custom sizes and lengths up to 5.5 metres. There are 14 colours to match your school colours or to brighten up the entrances to your school.

As the name suggests, these are heavy duty mats, due to a nylon pile which resists crushing down and a rubber backing which will not split or curl up at the edges. You also have a choice of rubber backing dependant on if the mat is to be placed on a hard floor or on a carpeted floor which helps stop the mat from moving.

Carpeted topped mats such as these are very good at drying footwear and stopping finer dirt coming into your building, so are good to use in conjunction with an outdoor scraper mat which can deal with the heavier dirt and mud.

– see Tri Grip Heavy Duty Mats on the Mats4U website

Tri Grip Heavy Duty Entrance Mat For Schools

4. Heavy Duty Logo Mats From £54.99

If you’re after a truly customisable mat, then a logo mat will be your ideal choice. You can have any logo, colour, image or even a message if you wish printed on a high-quality logo mat. Recent advances in logo mat printing technology mean that you can have high resolution photographs or shading effects and you can be sure that the image will remain bright and vibrant for years to come.

We recommend you use a logo mat as a secondary entrance mat, so use an entrance mat prior to this to remove most of the dirt and water, otherwise you will find yourself regularly cleaning your logo mat to keep it in pristine condition.

– see Heavy Duty Logo Mats on the Mats4U website

Heavy Duty Logo Entrance Mat For Schools

If you’re after an even wider choice of entrance mats for schools, then head on over to our School Entrance Matssection on the Mats4U website. If you would like some advice on entrance mats for schools or which you should choose, then feel free to contact us on 0121 313 6748 and we will happily help.

How to reduce wet floor signs whilst still preventing slips and falls

Wet floor signs are likely to be out in full force during the winter months, especially on rainy days. Wet floor signs are designed to prevent slip and fall accidents by providing a warning about a wet floor, but do they really? The signs are used so frequently these days (even when the floor isn’t wet) that we have become accustomed to them, and perhaps dont even notice them! It could even be argued that they are obstructive, and a bit of an eye sore!

Did you know that someone can still claim compensation for a slip and fall accident, regardless of whether there was a wet floor sign there? This highlights the importance of not only warning visitors about wet floors, but from preventing the floor from being wet in the first place. Wet floor signs should not be the solution for a) preventing slip and fall accidents and b) preventing compensation claims.

Here is our guide to help you reduce wet floors and wet floor signs in your building:

Identify areas prone to wet floors and spillages

Take a walk around your building and carry out a risk assessment. Are there any areas that could be particularly prone to wet floors? Perhaps near a vending machine or underneath a sink for example?

In these areas, preventative measures need to be put in place, to prevent the floor from getting wet, and in turn preventing slip and fall accidents.

This could include;

  1. Training the workforce on what they should do if they notice a wet floor
  2. Using non-slip safety flooring in areas such as kitchens and toilets
  3. Using non-slip matting in areas prone to drips and spillages

The answer should not be stick a wet floor sign down and walk away!

Wet Floor Sign on Mat

Regular Cleaning & Maintenance

It is important to have a regular cleaning and maintenance program throughout your premises to ensure that it is clean, safe and tidy at all times, in order to help prevent accidents.

Areas that are more likely to become clean and untidy quickly should be checked more regularly, especially if a wet floor is highly probable.

Areas such as customer and staff toilets should be checked every hour for a possible slip hazard, and rectified immediately.

Effective Entrance Matting

A key factor that can cause wet floors, is water and dirt being brought in on the footwear of customers, visitors and staff from outside when entering your premises.

Without effective entrance matting in place, this water can be tracked further into the building, causing wet floors in areas where sometimes you would least expect them.

If you have entrance matting in place and you are still having to use wet floor signs in your entrances, then you need better entrance mats, as they clearly aren’t doing the job intended!

An effective entrance mat should:

  1. Stop dirt and water at the door
  2. Store soil and water for later removal
  3. Minimise the tracking of soil and water
  4. Providing a safe surface to walk on

Wet Floor Sign in Entrance

Remove wet floor signs once the floor is dry

A really simple way of reducing the number of wet floor signs in your building, is to remove them once the floor is dry. One of the main reasons we have become so accustomed to wet floor signs, is because sometimes they are still lying around when the floor is dry. The more they are left around when the floor is dry, the less likely people are going to see them as a warning sign.

How can we help you?

Here as Mats4U we have a range of matting that can help to stop water and dirt, which can in turn reduce the number of wet floor signs in your building. Take a look at the best entrance mats in the industry, as well as non-slip safety mats on our website.

If you are unsure which mats you need, or have a particular problem area that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are available Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm on 0121 313 6748, or you can email us at sales@mats4u.co.uk. We are more than happy to give you any help and advice that you need.

How is a Mats4U Heavy Duty Logo Mat made?

Ever wondered how a Logo Mat makes it from a design to an actual floor mat?

We thought we’d share the epic journey that it goes through before being laid on your floor, proudly displaying your logo or brand.

Logo Mat Proof

Design

The first stage of making any logo mat, is the design of the mat. You provide the logo and an idea of the colours you would like used, and the designers will do the rest. You will then be provided with a digital proof of how the mat will look.

If you are happy with the proof, then the process of making your logo mat begins. If you’d like to make any changes to the colours or the layout, that’s fine! You can make as many changes to the design as you like before the mat starts being made.

Logo Mat machine

The Mat Face

The face of your logo mat will always start as a plain carpet.

The carpet is made from a PET yarn that contains 50% post-consumer recycled content.

This new and innovative PET material makes the mat extremely stain resistant and UV resistant compared with nylon yarn. PET yarn also has great dirt retention and absorption.

Printing
Logo Mat Printer

Now for the really exciting bit, where your mat starts it’s journey through our state of the art, high definition printer!

This is where the design is printed onto the mat face using dye that can print up to 60 different colours.

The dye will print all the way to the base of the fabric, to ensure that the colours remain vibrant, even in high traffic areas.

Each mat will spend around one hour on average going through the printing and drying process on this machine.

Once the mat reaches the end of it’s journey through the printer, it is printed, dry and ready to be backed.

Logo Mat Backing

Backing

The mat face is backed onto a heavy duty nitrile rubber by hand and then put through a very hot oven to mould the rubber backing to the carpet.

Once the mats have cooled down, the edges are then trimmed to perfection before they are packaged up and sent to their new home – all in just 7-10 working days!

So there it is…the journey of a logo mat from start to finish.

See our video below to see the whole process in action.

Want your very own Logo Mat?

Get the ball rolling and request your free proof from Mats4U today by completing the Logo Mat Order Form. Alternatively, if you would like some advice or have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us on 0121 313 6748 or email sales@mats4u.co.uk. We are available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and would be more than happy to help.

How do I stop my mat moving on carpet?

 

We often get customers looking for mats to lay on carpets, whether that’s at a carpeted entranceway, in a corridor, or even placed at a bedside. One of the main concerns of our customers when placing matting on a carpet, is mat movement.

Why do mats move on carpets?

Mats move and creep on carpets due to the carpet pile beneath them – they will naturally move in the direction that the carpet pile is moving below. As the weight of someone walking on the matting transfers through the mat and to the carpet underneath, the carpet pile will move and therefore the matting will naturally move with it. This means, the longer and plusher the carpet pile, the more liable a mat is to creep, as the carpet pile beneath the mat will have move movement.

How can you prevent mat movement on carpets?

Here are several things that you can put in place to prevent your mat moving on carpet:

1. Choose a mat with a non-slip rubber backing

A non-slip rubber backing may not eliminate mat movement on a carpet, especially if the carpet pile is on the thicker side. It will, however, help to prevent the mat from slipping underfoot and help to reduce the amount of movement that occurs.

2. Choose a mat with a gripper or claw type backing

Gripper Back for Carpets

With some types of mat, you will get to choose whether it comes with a flat backing or a gripper/claw/cleated backing. If you are placing your mat on a carpet, select gripper backing. The grippers on the back of the mat will help the mat to grip on to the carpet pile, to prevent the mat from moving and creeping.

How effective a gripper backing is will depend on the length and thickness of the carpet pile. If the carpet is particularly plush, the only answer may to be use an underlay

3. Use a non-skid underlay underneath the mat

Mat Underlay for Carpets

If your mat still moves with a non-slip gripper backing, the next step is to try non-skid underlay, which can be cut to size and placed between the mat and the carpet.

This is a relatively inexpensive solution and, more often than not, an effective one. Make sure that you cut the underlay at least 5cm / 2 inches shorter than the total size of the mat to ensure that the edges of your mat don’t lift, which can cause a trip hazard.

What should you do next?

One of our bestselling mats, Tri Grip Heavy Duty, is available in a gripper backing to prevent movement on carpets. As well as this, our Teebaud Non-Skid Underlay is a great solution.

If you wish to purchase them, simply head over to the Mats4U website. Alternatively, if you require any further help, please call us on 0121 313 6748 or email us at sales@mats4u.co.uk and we will be more than happy to help you.

Using Tacky Mats in Hospitals for Infection Control

Controlling the spread of infection in hospitals is of paramount importance to keep them as clean and safe for patients, staff, and visitors as possible. Germs and bacteria can be prevented from spreading with proper hand washing and sanitisation. However, have you thought about the floors?

We have several customers who are using Tacky Mats to prevent the spread of infection in their hospitals, particularly in theatres and laboratories.

What are Tacky Mats?

Tacky Mats have peelable layers for continued dirt and dust removal

Tacky Mats are a specialist type of mat that have a tacky / sticky, adhesive surface. The sticky layer helps to remove and collect fine particles of dirt and dust from the bottoms of shoes, to prevent them from being tracked into sensitive areas and to avoid contamination.

They are used to help obtain a dirt free and sanitary environment, to help prevent the spread of infection from contamination.

Tacky Mats have multiple, replaceable sticky layers that can be peeled away and disposed of once they are worn, to reveal a new fresh layer for continued dirt and dust removal.

Why use Tacky Mats in Hospitals?

With staff and visitors coming into the hospital from outdoors, and travelling between wards and rooms, infection could be being spread on the bottom of footwear. Tacky Mats at the entrances to theatres, laboratories, or other sensitive areas, will help capture fine dirt and dust going in and out of these areas, to prevent contamination throughout different areas of the hospital.

If some of the areas of the hospital have heavy dirt and debris, or wet floors, you can use a Dual Tacky Mat. This has a carpeted mat on one end of the mat, which will scrape and wipe heavy dirt and water from shoes, and then the tacky mat at the other end which will remove the fine dirt and dust.

What should you do next?

If you’d like to go ahead and order, you can find Tacky Mats for hospitals on our website. We also have a comprehensive range of other types of matting that are suitable for hospitals.

If you require any further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 0121 313 6748 or emailing sales@mats4u.co.uk. We will be more than happy to help answer any questions that you may have about all things mats!

Waterhog mats vs Traditional Entrance mats – The key differences explained

In this blog we aim to show you the difference in performance between Waterhog mats vs traditional entrance mats, so that you can decide for yourself which you should buy. We have also put together a video which clearly demonstrates the differences, so if you prefer watching over reading, simply click on the video link below right now.

 

Mat construction

Waterhog mats are bi-level, because they have an upper and lower surface. The upper level scrapes and wipes as it is walked over. The lower level collects and stores dirt and water below the walking surface so that it cannot be walked through. Waterhog mats feature a dam system to prevent collected dirt and water flowing off the sides of the mat.

Traditional mats have a single level for scraping footwear and storing the dirt and water. This means that people walk through the collected dirt and water. There is no dam system so dirt and water can spill off the edges of a saturated mat.

Construction: Waterhog mats vs Traditional Entrance mats

Bi-Level and Traditional Mat Construction

Dirt and moisture removal

The Waterhog bi-level system has crushproof reinforced rubber nubs which are very effective at scraping and wiping to remove dirt and moisture from footwear. The upper level wipes and scrapes the footwear and the lower level collects and stores the removed dirt and moisture. The importance of this is that when subsequent people walk over the mat, they will not be walking through the dirt and moisture which means it stays on the mat rather than being tracked off the mat and into the building.

Especially important in inclement weather, the Waterhog dam system will hold onto up to 6.5 litres moisture per square metre. This stops it spilling off the sides of the mat, keeping your surrounding floors clean and dry.

Traditional entrance mats have a nylon pile which also scrapes and wipes footwear. The problem is that the dirt and moisture is stored on the same level that is being walked on. This results in people walking through it and means the dirt and water will be tracked off the mat leaving dirt and a potential slip hazard on surrounding floors.

The problem is greatly exacerbated in inclement weather as, without a dam system, the mat cannot hold onto the moisture and so it spills off the sides and end of the mat, inevitably causing a slip hazard.

Ineffective mats do not hold onto water creating a slip hazard

Ineffective mats do not hold onto water creating a slip hazard

Movement

Waterhog entrance mats are rubber backed and have a lot more rubber content and weight in comparison to traditional mats. This means that they stay firmly in place when walked over.

Traditional mats often have a PVC / Vinyl backing which is prone to slipping on hard floors or, if rubber backed, they usually have a lot less weight, so are more easily rucked up or moved. This can result in a trip and fall hazard.

 

Colour and size choice

At Mats4U, we supply Waterhog mats in 3 standard colours and a wide range of standard sizes. Custom shapes and sizes can be achieved by choosing modular or roll options, which means Waterhog can be used to fit any shape or size of area.

Traditional entrance mats can be found in many colours and custom sizes as they are often supplied in rolls up to a maximum width of a couple of metres and in lengths up to 10m or more. This should suit most requirements, but doesn’t allow for totally custom shapes and sizes which can only be achieved with a modular matting system.

 

Durability

Waterhog mats have crushproof reinforced rubber nubs running throughout the mat, giving the mats a high level of durability. In very high traffic areas, such as schools and retail for example, the mats will remain effective for 5 years or more.

Waterhog mats are made of rubber, which will not curl, split or crack whatever the weather.

Traditional entrance mats will wear out far more quickly because they only have the single level. The nylon pile will become crushed down over time which leaves the mat ineffective. You will likely soon notice an ugly looking worn path through the centre of your mat where most people tend to walk, which ruins the appearance of the mat.

PVC/Vinyl backed mats are more prone to curl, split and crack in heavy traffic conditions and over time. Such mat would struggle to remain effective for a year in these conditions.

Vinyl backed mats can soon crack, split and curl.

Vinyl backed mats can soon crack, split and curl

What to do next?

At Mats4U we supply a range of Waterhog mats and traditional entrance mats. We are more than happy to discuss your requirements or more about Waterhog mats vs Traditional Entrance mats and advise on which mats we think will suit you best. Contact us through the website or call 0121 313 6748 during UK office hours for more information.

Using mats to stop slips at swimming pools

The sides of swimming pools, whether indoor or outdoor, can be a dangerous place. The combination of wet floors and bare feet can lead to slip and fall accidents. This worry is heightened when small children or weak swimmers are walking poolside, with slippery floors beneath them.

Matting is such a simple solution for slip and fall prevention at swimming pools, helping to reduce the chance of nasty poolside accidents.

What features should swimming pool matting have?

Non-Slip

The matting you use around a swimming pool needs to provide a non-slip walking surface to give traction underfoot and prevent slips.

Drainage

The mats should have good drainage, to allow any water to flow away from the walking surface. This will ensure that the surface of the mat is not flooded with water which may result in slips.Heronrib Bare Foot Matting

Comfortable

People using a swimming pool will be walking bare foot, so the matting needs to be comfortable underfoot.

Hygienic

The combination of bare feet and the warm, wet environment of a swimming pool is a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause the development and transmission of the likes of athletes foot, warts and verrucas. Ensuring walking areas are hygienic will help prevent this. Matting treated with anti-bacterial additives are ideal for around swimming pools, as they help to inhibit the growth and spread of bacteria and fungus.

Mats suitable for swimming pools

Heronrib Swimming Pool Mat

Heronrib

The most popular swimming pool matting that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Heronrib has a warm and comfortable standing surface, multi-directional draining, and an anti-bacterial treatment for improved hygiene. Heronrib comes on a roll in a variety of different widths.

 

Ultima Bare Foot Swimming Pool Matting

Ultima

Bare foot wet area roll matting that can be linked together to create long runs at the side of swimming pools. These mats are drainable, comfortable and hygienic.

Lagune

Wet area matting tiles that are comfortable and hygienic for bare feet. The tiles have a connecting system which allows them to be easily interlocked and can be assembled in a variety of shapes and designs depending on your requirements.

Ready to buy or need more help?

You can see our full range of swimming pools mats here at Mats4U.

Alternatively, if you have any questions or require come advice, please call us on 0121 313 6748 or email sales@mats4u.co.uk and we will be more than happy to help.

 

Our new and improved Waterhog Modular Forklift Mats

Why would you use Forklift Mats?

If you have forklift trucks moving in an out of your warehouse or facility frequently throughout the day, the wheels are likely to be bringing in dirt and water from outside, especially during the winter months or on rainy days.

Forklift mats are effectively entrance mats for forklifts. Instead of wiping footwear, they scrape and wipe the forklifts wheels to prevent dirt and water being tracked into your building and to prevent slip and fall accidents.

They are simply designed to make your facility or warehouse both safer and clean, by reducing the amount of dirt and water brought in from outside.

Why are Waterhog Modular Forklift Mats different?

Waterhog Modular Forklift Mats

Our latest edition of Waterhog Forklift Mats are simpler than ever. They come in modular tiles of 120 x 172cm each, that are easy to install and scalable for any application. They are low profile which means they are also suitable for pallet trucks.

Installing each tile only has a short downtime of around 10 minutes. This makes them a great option for busy warehouses that can’t have their loading bay doors closed off for long periods of time.

Our original forklift mats required gluing to the floor, which has a downtime of 3-4 days to allow the glue to cure. With our new Waterhog Modular Forklift Mats, they are ready to be driven over as soon as they have been installed!

The mats still have everything thats great about the original mats, including crush-proof rubber nubs, a heavy duty rubber backing and a fast-drying face.

How do you install them?

The mat tiles are installed using an industrial strength double sided tape (also available from Mats4U). The tape is placed around all four edges of the matting, as well as in a diagonal cross shape through the middle of the mat (see image below) before securing the mats in place on the clean and dry floor.

Full instructions are available.

Installing Forklift Mats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you buy Waterhog Modular Forklift Mats?

Waterhog Modular Forklift Mats are available to purchase on the Mats4U website. Alternatively, if you would like to have a chat with someone about them, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0121 313 6748 or via live chat during UK office hours (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday). If you are contacting us out of hours, simply email sales@mats4u.co.uk with your enquiry.

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