Kitchens tend to be as different as the people who utilize them, but—nonetheless—kitchens all share one thing: they can all benefit from the use of rubber kitchen mats. A commercial kitchen is going to be far different than the cooking area within a home, and—similarly—the kitchen within a house may be very different than the kitchen within an apartment. Because of this, when it comes to safety, comfort, and sanitary applications, no two kitchens will ever have the same specific needs. Of course, it goes without saying that all kitchens should be safe; they should be comfortable; and they should be clean. But the way that we approach these requirements vary. For example, not all cooking areas want the same type of kitchen mats—some may need mats with special resistance toward oils, and others may need matting that is more geared toward standing comfort. It all depends on the unique application toward which you intend to apply kitchen mats. Rubber kitchen mats—which are great for comfort—come in varying degrees of thickness depending on individual preference. However, one thing that we can all agree on is the fact that safety flooring is imperative whether you have a commercial or private kitchen, a bar, pub, dinner, restaurant, or any other sort of food service locale. A larger kitchen runner made of rubber is going to provide a wide area of slip resistant surfacing, which can be used by many employees or family members at once. Meanwhile, a smaller option could be good if it is just the—say—head chef who will use the mat. Long kitchen mats are perfectly suited for food preparation lines or for those huge industrial sinks; all of which are expansive locations that require great lengths of coverage. Because these mats are made of rubber, they inherently resist abrasions and impacts—among other things. This helps protect your kitchen’s expensive subflooring, which can be incredibly expensive to repair or replace. Furthermore, kitchens are places where cookware is always moving: it is common for tools to fall or be dropped. While most cookware is robust, some items can become damaged from too hard of a fall. Kitchen mats are shock absorbent surfaces that can protect these tools in the case that they fall.
Safety within a kitchen can come in a variety of forms, all of which are imperative. It is important to be aware of your surroundings when you are working with hot pots and pans. It is also important to know your limits when it comes to estimating how much you can carry. Any mess should be cleaned up promptly for both slip prevention as well as hygienic reasons, and children and pets should never be allowed around open flames or hot surfaces. Oftentimes, in food service environments, water, grease, and oils can drip and end up on the floor. For that reason, your floor should provide you with traction and grip to help you avoid potential slips and falls. A rubber non-slip kitchen mat is designed to keep you on your feet even when moisture is present. And because some rubber kitchen mats use nitrile, you could even have a surface that is specially geared toward resisting greases and oils. Commercial kitchens working with large fryers, for example, would greatly benefit from the implementation of nitrile kitchen mats. Another popular design inherent to most kitchen mats is the feature of drainage holes. This feature is important to kitchen mats because they allow water and other liquid items to travel through the mat and away from walkways. This is exceedingly helpful for preventing slip and fall accidents, and it helps keep your kitchen clean. Especially in commercial kitchens, staff may not always have the time to stop and clean up a spill. And moisture lingering on unprotected subfloors can quickly become dangerous slip and fall hazards.
The importance of workers’ comfort within food preparation locations cannot be understated. Comfort goes hand in hand with efficiency and, even, safety. As I am sure we all know—standing and moving around requires more energy than sitting. Often, kitchen floors will be tile or concrete. While these surfaces can sometimes facilitate cleaning, they are also hard and cold floors that offer minimal support to feet, ankles, and backs. A rubber anti-fatigue kitchen mat can offer the supple and elastic comfort that is much needed throughout a long shift. This is often instrumental toward helping employees to remain focused on the task at hand, rather than having them fixated on aching joints and muscles. This can lead to heightened productivity from workers—while also keeping them alert and vigilant against potential risks that could lead to serious or, even, fatal injuries.
When it comes to food preparation, the sanitary conditions of a kitchen are extremely important. If a commercial eatery does not adhere to the health and safety codes of its state, then that business can be closed. These serious consequences are there for a reason. The threats posed by unsanitary conditions can be incredibly harrowing, considering the fact that there are many legal repercussions that can harm the restaurant. Rubber floor mats for kitchen sanitation and safety will not just provide slip and trip safety, but because rubber is a naturally water-resistant material, they will also help inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. Commercial kitchen mats may be comfortable for humans, but rubber is an inhospitable environment on which bacteria has a very difficult time thriving. And regardless of size—small or large—kitchen mats are easy to clean. A broom is enough to remove debris, and a damp mop with a mild detergent can be used for more thorough cleanings. Also, because of how easy it is to install these products, a kitchen runner, a kitchen mat, or a set of interlocking tiles can be employed without the help of a professional. This means that the mats are easy to remove yourself, too. This feature is useful for cleaning, as you can remove the mats, take them outside, and hose them down. Furthermore, because of how easy it is to remove the mats when you want, you can easily store them for use elsewhere, move them around, or replace individual mats when one becomes damaged.
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Kitchen mats and runners are a great solution when it comes to these essential issues. Rubber is the ideal material for creating an anti-fatigue kitchen mat as it can provide both comfort and non-slip properties that make kitchen environments safer and more productive. Available in a wide range of styles, sizes, and colors, rubber kitchen mats, tiles, and runners are all available options for commercial or private locations. Given the options you have when it comes to rubber compounds, it should come as no surprise that there is a product in our selection that precisely matches your needs. Different patterns of corrugations cater toward different purposes and preferences. Different colors match different themes and tastes. And different sizes fit different types of locations. Ultimately, when it comes to your needs, we have you covered.
In addition, many of our products are made of recycled rubber. The recycled rubber we use is sourced from old car-tires. And since car tires are typically made of rubber that is non-biodegradable, car tires—once worn out—are usually thrown into landfills. By using discarded car-tires to make many of our mats and floors, we play our part in protecting the earth—reducing the amount of waste generated by the rubber industry. And because car tires are designed to handle incredibly harsh outdoor conditions, recycled rubber products are similarly resilient. Using recycled rubber also helps reduce the manufacturing costs associated with making our products. Our price points actively reflect these savings, which is why we are able to offer our products at such competitive prices. Our customers deserve the best products at the best prices possible.
Remember, if you need your flooring or matting customized or have inquiries about our products, do not hesitate to reach out. Call us at +1 (714) 772-3000 during our regular business hours or email us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org to consult one of our rubber experts about your upcoming project. Have your order crafted precisely toward your needs, no matter how specific your demands are! Given our lengthy history in the rubber flooring industry, we have the level of experience necessary to confront even the most complex of tasks. Please reach out! We are always happy to help.