FRP mats can be placed on the floor of your business to help prevent slips and falls and to make the floor more comfortable for standing. However, if you plan to use FRP mats on your floor, there are several tips to keep in mind. Take a look at these ideas:
1. Keep the chemicals you use in mind
When ordering FRP mats, you want to ensure that they can withstand the unique pressures of your business environment. Whether you are using the mats in a factory, a commercial kitchen or any other type of facility, note the chemicals you have in your cleaning products, solvents, motor fluids and other liquids, and ensure that the mats can withstand exposure to those elements.
2. Consider height
If you already have some floor mats, make sure that the new mats you purchase have the same height. That allows you to lay the mats next to each other, without worrying about bumps or protrusions causing someone to fall or making it hard to push a cart or other wheeled item through that area. If you are not placing the mats next to each other, look for mats that have sloped edges so that there isn't a step up from the floor.
3. Use bright colours in key areas
If you are using FRP mats near the top of staircases or anywhere else where falling could be an issue, opt for bright colours. Colours such as yellow or red are easily visible even in low lighting. As a result, they do double duty as both mats and visible safety tools.
4. Make sure there is drainage underneath the mats
FRP products are typically designed to be slip resistant. However, if a lot of liquid spills onto the mat and it has nowhere to go, the liquid can fill the holes of the mat, creating puddles on the mat. In this case, the mat becomes a slipping hazard. To avoid that, try to use mats in areas that have drainage. A floor drain is ideal for areas underneath FRP mats, and if there is not a drain, particularly in areas that are potentially exposed to a lot of liquids, consider adding one before putting in the mats.
5. Choose mats that can be moved easily
Even with adequate drainage, mats may get dirty occasionally, and so that you can hose them off, they need to be mobile. To that end, look for mats that are small and lightweight enough to be picked out. Then, you can easily pull them outside for cleaning.
If you have more questions about FRP products and their uses, make sure to contact a supplier in your area.