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11 October, 2017

It’s just before 9 am on a Monday morning and your baristas are frantically serving customers their first extra-large double espressos of the day (which is a heroic task itself). With this rush and during busy periods, inevitably there will be some accidents. Spills, cups, glasses or plates being dropped on the floor can make the floor slippery and dangerous.

The time-consuming process of cleaning up the mess will then have a knock-on effect to the customer, and in a world where the customer is king, this could affect sales.

Your smiling, happy go lucky Barista, who has a Spidey sense of alertness combined with a hummingbird’s grace and speed, has one goal in mind: 1.75 – 2 ounces of espresso, delivered in 25 – 29 seconds.


18 January, 2017

Attracting (potential) customers and giving a positive first impression. This is the primary reason why many customers order their logo mats from Buymats.co.uk. Secondly, keeping floors clean and dry throughout the day scores high in choosing for a logo mat.


We’ve seen some awesome logo mat designs over the years in a variety of sizes. From funny welcome messages to chique designs and from promoting new products at trade events to a checkered pattern for use in a class room.
But one technique we had not seen before; a 3-D effect on the logo mat. Buymats.co.uk decided to put this one to the test...


16 November, 2016

The Skystep™ range is one to choose when you need a high performing mat for individual standing work station. With the moulded edges on all four sides of the mat, and the anti-slip ergonomic bubble pattern, the mat offers the non-trip, non-slip, and anti-fatigue characteristics on a daily basis.

If you’ve looked up the Skystep™ on Buymats.co.uk before, you may have noticed that there are actually 4 different types of mat in the range. This may be a little confusing when trying to figure out which mat is the right mat for you, but help is on its way! This article will explain each type to help you make the right choice the first time around.


6 October, 2016

Logo mats are always a favourite on Matsupplies.com and we take pride in our wide variety of choices in unlimited colours, sizes and design possibilities. The Buymats team are always excited to see the end result of every design from the printer.


And now, we're proud to present the Logo Imperial™!


1 September, 2016

When it comes to indoor and outdoor entrance matting, it’s a well-known fact that the benefit of commercial entrance mats is to prevent dirt and grime from being transferred indoors, and for keeping entrances presentable and safe but not all matting solutions clean shoes effectively with dirt often ending up being tracked across your nice clean floors that the janitor probably spent hours cleaning… But what if there was a solution that could keep your entrance area cleaner, safer and keep the janitor happier?


28 January, 2016

There is nothing as irritating as that the hallway of your entrance is filled with muddy footsteps. Imagine; it has been raining outside and your business clients and employees are entering for the day. Once again, the dirty floor needs to be mopped...

Worse yet, imagine that somebody does not have the opportunity to dry and clean their shoes outside the entrance, walks in, and slips and falls.

Unfortunately, there’s not much that can be done with the wet weather and these scenarios. Or is there?


6 July, 2015

The scenario

After weeks of sweating and working overtime the time has finally come: that huge project for your client is completed. The only thing is left to do is the final presentation at your office. Are you ready for it? Business attire, check. Clean presentation room, check. Arranged the snacks, check. It seems like you’ve thought of everything! Or have you?

At the beginning of the afternoon, you meet your important clients at the entrance of your office building. It’s been an extremely rainy day (once again...) and now there are muddy footsteps on the grey tiles. What’s normally a welcoming entrance area has now turned into an area full of dirt and moisture. Worse yet: Once of your client proceeds to walk to your office and slips of the wet floor!

A dirty entrance area is not only a dangerous area, it also give a poor first impression. Did you know that people have their first impression with 0.25 seconds?  As the famous American actor Harlan Hogan once said in an advertising campaign:

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression”



12 June, 2015

On the 17th of November 2013, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) came with the story of a bird flu outbreak on a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire. Some 6000 birds were infected and were culled. Besides this, a 6 mile (10 kilometres) exclusion zone was put in place.

What can be done to prevent these kind of outbursts?

 

9 June, 2015

Do you recognize the traditional atmosphere in swimming pools? Water, the essential element of swimming pools, contributes to the enthusiasm of both children and parents alike. Unfortunately though, the pleasure of splashing around in the water has a downside to it too. Swimming pools often have numerous safety risks to take into consideration such as unhealthy swimming water, inadequate safety regulations and... Falls due to slips!


30 June, 2014

Traditionally the doormat has suffered from a poor image following a large smear campaign that left it dirty, wet and pitiful; literally walked all over.  Poor choice of materials, inadequate size, and improper placement rendered the doormat completely useless and more oft than not a slipping hazard as well.

But all is not lost...


23 May, 2014

Would you like to see you artwork before purchasing the actual logo mat? By making use of our easy to use logo mat form, you can select the mat size,background colour, mat orientation, logo size and any additional text. When you're finished, you can send the form through to our Customer Service Department who will make sure an artwork is designed and sent back to you within 24 hours.

 

The best thing about the artwork? It's made free of charge with no obligations attached!

 

Start filling in the form by clicking here.


10 April, 2014

The Notrax® Skywalker HD™ industrial interlocking rubber modular tiles of 91 cm x 91 cm  snap together to install on site in any shape or form. The bubble surface provides a sure footing and optimal ergonomic effects and the modular tiles are made of high quality natural rubber for maximum durability and excellent standing comfort. And, it is easy to clean by sweeping or vacuuming!

But that's not all. The Notrax® Skywalker HD™ is available in standard, nitrile, ESD and fire retardant versions to meet your specific work environment requirements.


27 February, 2014

The Gripwalker Edge™ is our latest addition to the outdoor entrance mats range.  This durable vinyl outdoor entrance mat with non-directional wave pattern functions that acts as a scraper mat to stop dirt, grit and grime at the entrance. The bevelled edges make for easy access onto the mat and make that mat ideal for loose lay.


20 February, 2014

The Notrax® Safety Stance Solid™ is a heavy duty anti-fatigue mat for the toughest dry industrial applications.  The closed design of the mat ensures easy cleaning and prevents small items from falling under the mat. With its unique DiamondGrid™ surface pattern, sure footing for employees is ensured alsongside the characteristic of being resistant to most industrial oils and harsh chemicals.

 


1 January, 2014

The Notrax® Skywalker HD Curve™ is our latest addition to the Notrax® Skywalker HD range. Engineered to fit perfectly with the Notrax® Skywalker HD, making bends in your workplace has never been easier with this industrial interlocking rubber antifatigue mat with a 45-degree wedge.

 

 

 

 

 


19 December, 2013

The Akwadek™ is heavy duty hygienic anti-slip matting that is ideal for wet areas around swimming pools, shower areas and changing rooms. The matting can be customized to your specific environment with the Akwadek™ connectors which allow for additional lengths and 90 degree corners!

 


8 October, 2013

Looking to buy a mat but not sure which mat is the right mat? We are here to help you choose the right mat for your environment that meets your needs.

MatSupplies.com has the largest selection of mats and matting solutions worldwide, so you can be sure we have the right mat for you. But with so many types of mats, it can be hard to choose the right one.


MatSupplies.com has therefore devloped an interactive Mat Selector to simplify choosing the right mat.

The clickable icons are based on the properties, functions and characteristics of the mats to help you choose the best one for your specific needs. Click on any icon that you believe fits your needs to narrow your search for the right mat.

 


15 August, 2013

The Grittrax™ is a gritted anti-slip rolls feature oil resistant vinyl with mineral coating for slip prevention in extremely wet or oily areas.

 

 


12 June, 2013

Looking to buy a mat but not sure which mat is the right mat? We are here to help you choose the right mat for your environment that meets your needs.

MatSupplies.com has the largest selection of mats and matting solutions in the United Kingdom (UK), so you can be sure we have the right mat for you. But with so many types of mats, it can be hard to choose the right one.

MatSupplies.com has therefore devloped an interactive Industrial Mat Selector to simplify choosing the right mat.

The icons that can be chosen are based on the properties, functions and characteristics of the mats to help you choose the best one for your specific needs.

 

 


22 April, 2013

In industrial workplaces, many workers perform processes jobs in standing position for a long period of time. Working in standing position can be linked to versatility because the mobility of legs position and having large degree of freedom. This working position promotes workers to be more efficient and productive. Such advantages contribute high value for company profits; however, standing in a long period of time can lead to discomfort, muscle fatigue, and occupational injuries to workers.

The purpose of this paper is to disseminate information on health effects, assessment methods, and control measures associated with prolonged standing jobs in industrial workplaces. Published articles related to standing in workplace have been reviewed. Based on published researches, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, chronic venous insufficiency, preterm birth and spontaneous abortion, and carotid atherosclerosis have been identified as common health problems associated with prolonged standing. Engineering and administrative controls have been proposed to the workplace to minimize the health problems.

 

 


25 March, 2013

To achieve an ESD protective work area, personnel including all conductors in the environment, must be grounded to the same electrical ground point, creating a balance between all items of the mat and fulfill warranty requirements. 

 

With these useful tips, working and applying ESD products can be undertaken in the safest possible manner!


21 March, 2013

Do you or someone you know suffer from a Musculoskeletal Disorder?

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can affect the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Most work-related MSDs develop over time and are caused either by the work itself or by the employees' working environment. (Wikipedia)

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), are the biggest cause of absence from work. (OSHA)

So what can you do about it?

The first step in preventing MSDs is early detection and early intervention.  Read this infographic from Ergonomics Plus on how to identify risk factors at work but also personal habits and work patterns.

Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders Through Early Intervention.  Infographic from Ergonomics Plus.


15 March, 2013

Our Notrax® Cushion Trax® and Notrax® Sky Trax® are available in 61 cm , 91 cm and 122 cm widths and customizable to lengths up to 22 meters! Still not wide enough? Don’t worry, these 2 anti-fatigue mats are also customizable in a 152 cm width!

Buy the Sky Trax® here


12 December, 2012

Have you ever heard of Lower Limb Disorder or are you worried you may have it?


11 December, 2012

Do you work in areas where there is a risk of (incidental) oil spills and are looking for a durable solution?


10 December, 2012

This Notrax® premium anti-fatigue mat designed with a bubble surface for increased comfort. But that's not all!


7 December, 2012

The risk of slippig and tripping are risks that occur on a day-to-day basis. Is your work place safe enough?


4 December, 2012

The Sani-Trax™: the Kitchen Entrance Disinfectant Mat with rubber tips that scrub and immerse soles.


30 November, 2012

Looking for colourful kitchen shelving?


29 November, 2012

Are you worried about your general safety in the kitchen you work in?


27 November, 2012

Need a lightweight anti-slip kitchen mat?


26 November, 2012

The CiTi ™ 14 mm Unbacked comes in several different colours. Is your favourite colour one of them?


23 November, 2012

Swimming pools are known for being fun for everyone. But have you ever stopped and thought about the potential safety slip hazards a swimming pool can have?


20 November, 2012

The Rib 'n' Roll™ matting can be used for all kinds of industrial applications.

 


19 November, 2012

How to make your own slip and trip hazards checklist


16 November, 2012

Durable vinyl outdoor mat adapts to any surface and climate


15 November, 2012

The bubble is an ergonomic pattern that keeps the body constantly moving and balancing to improve circulation and reduce fatigue.


14 November, 2012

Looking for mats and have a large area to cover? Plus you have lots of corners and bends to take into consideration?


12 November, 2012

Top of the line heavy duty industrial anti-fatigue mat with RedStop™


12 November, 2012

The MSE has prepared a case study citing the use of Anti-Fatigue mats. Read on to find out the advice MSE provides!


9 November, 2012

Do you know which of our vast selection of mats best fits your environment?


8 November, 2012

Notrax® CushionTrax® - Comfort, durability and safety are united in this industrial-grade anti-fatigue mat