What are anti fatigue mats?
Anti-fatigue mats are designed to reduce fatigue that is caused by standing for long periods of time on a hard surface.
What are they made of?
They can be made from a number of materials; our range are mainly made of rubber or PVC with a backing of microcellular vinyl.
How do they work?
Made with innovative ergonomic materials, anti-fatigue flooring encourages natural movement and adjustment of the feet to stimulate the contraction and expansion of muscles in the legs, hips and lower back. They also have slip resistance to reduce slips and falls in the workplace.
How long will they last?
How long the mats last would depend on how much traffic is going over them on a daily basis, most of our anti-fatigue mats come with a minimum 2-year warranty, but their service life depends on environment & application.
Are they required by law?
Currently in the UK, there is no legal obligation for employers to provide anti-fatigue mats for their employees.
Are they worth it?
Anti-fatigue matting can help prevent slips, trips, falls, heel strike, back pain and muscle aches, reducing the amount of injury in the workplace reduces absences and can increase productivity.
Do I need different mats for different areas?
This is dependent on what each area is used for, for example, you would need different mats for wet and dry areas, or if oil is being used in an area.
Are they cost effective?
The costs linked with absences and accidents to businesses across the world reach far into the billions. Anti-fatigue mats can reduce the effects of standing fatigue and can reduce the number of slips and trips, saving money on sickness and absence.
What do I need to consider when purchasing anti-fatigue matting?
You will need to consider what properties you need the mats to have, you can do this using our anti-fatigue mat finder.
How thick should an anti-fatigue mat be?
They are usually between ¼” to ¾” thick, the thickness will depend on the mat that is most suitable for your needs.
How do you clean anti-fatigue mats?
Dependant on the mat purchased, you can either jet wash or sweep them, however you would need to refer to the manufacturer guidelines.
How often should you replace them?
How often you need to replace the mats depends on the environment, application and number of shifts.
What does wear resistance, slip resistance and anti-fatigue mean?
The wear resistance indicates the time it takes for a mat to lose its functionality, the slip resistance refers to the slip resistance of the mat and anti-fatigue is the degree of comfort that the mats will provide to the users.