Custom Anti-Fatigue Flooring Benefits
That's where anti-fatigue mats come in. Custom anti-fatigue flooring can create a more comfortable, forgiving floor for you and your employees to stand on. Quality anti-fatigue flooring helps to relieve the knee and back pain that you may experience at the end of the day. It can help encourage circulation in your feet, and can leave you feeling less tired at the end of the day.
All of these positive physical benefits have another benefit that's often overlooked: Increased productivity. When you or your employees feel less pain, you're more motivated and focused in your work. This can lead to significant productivity benefits for business owners. When your workers are feeling good and working to the best of their abilities, your business' productivity and profits will improve.
People put anti-fatigue mats to use for all sorts of different purposes. Here are just a few potential locations where you may want to install an anti-fatigue flooring system:
- Assembly lines
- Auto repair shops
- Manufacturing facilities
- And more
Why Custom Anti-Fatigue Mats MatterIt may be tempting to go out and buy the first anti-fatigue flooring you find for your workspace, but custom anti-fatigue flooring may actually be a better choice. Here's why.
Custom Sizing and Floor DimensionsTypical anti-fatigue flooring comes in a few different forms:
- Individual mats for individual workstations
- Long runners for long, narrow spaces
- Large mats to cover larger spaces
- Smaller tiles that interlock together
If you're working with a smaller area, or an unusually shaped area, investing in a long runner or a large mat may not work. You could use individual mats, but they generally don't secure together, and this may not be a cost-effective option.
Your best bet may be smaller anti-fatigue tiles. This custom anti-fatigue matting offers you many more options in how you assemble the matting than the other options will.
Tiles make it easy to work around obstacles, corners, and spaces of varying widths and lengths. Our tiles fit together securely, creating a unified, solid floor without any edges or loose seams that could pose a tripping hazard. The tiles won't pull apart while they're in use.
Custom anti-fatigue mats are available in a variety of different sizes. Some can be as large as 3x3 feet, which is ideal for covering larger areas of different dimensions. Other tiles are much smaller, measuring just 12x12 inches, making them a suitable choice when you're working with smaller areas, or areas with many twists, turns, and dimension changes.
Interlocking fatigue tiles are a great choice for a complete anti-fatigue flooring install. You may want to install a large area or a whole room with anti-fatigue flooring if your employees spend a lot of time walking to various areas. Some tiles can also be cut with a utility knife for a truly customized fit for wall-to-wall installs.
Are you looking for a larger, solid mat that you don't have to piece together? Many of our custom anti-fatigue mats are available in custom-cut lengths. You can specify the exact lengths that your facility needs, and the mats will arrive at your door cut to those specific lengths. All you have to do is place the mats down in your designated areas. There's no cutting required, you'll save time, and you only need to purchase as much mat as you need.
If you're working in an area with obstacles, like poles, furniture, or other structural issues, then don't forget that you can also cut a mat to fit your area. Many of our anti-fatigue flooring options can be cut with a utility knife and a straight edge. This may be an ideal solution if you're looking for a truly custom fit within an unusually shaped area.
Custom ColorsMany anti-fatigue mats are available in various shades of grey and black, but did you know that there are more colorful options that can help improve your workplace safety and functionality? Custom colored anti-fatigue mats can serve many purposes, from simply brightening up your workplace to helping with organization and even safety indications.
You can put custom colors to work in your facility in many different ways:
- Use different colored custom anti-fatigue matting to signify different production areas, materials used, or warnings
- Choose anti-fatigue mats with colored edges to help workers spot the edges of matted areas
- Use mats in alternating colors to create distinctive patterns, which can add character to areas of your business that clients are likely to see
- Select lighter colored mats in areas used for manufacturing; it's easier to spot dropped tools or items against the lighter colored mats
Supreme Diamond Foot Colored Borders mats feature beveled edges for improved safety. The colorful edges help workers to quickly spot the mat edges, even from a distance. These mats are a great addition to any large workspace that sees heavy traffic. The Supreme Diamond Foot Mat is available with borders in the following colors: yellow, black/yellow chevron, red, orange, green and blue.
Our Ergo Matta CushionTred Solid Tiles are 10x20 inch tiles, which feature a locking lug connection system, so you can easily connect the tiles together to create a floor of the dimensions and design of your choosing. These fatigue tiles are available in 8 different bright and bold colors. You could use different colors to designate particular areas in your workspace, helping to keep things organized and clear visually, too. Plus, you can alter the floor's design and dimension if you need to, which is something that you can't do with a pre-cut floor.
Factories, garages, kitchens, auto repair shops, and manufacturing facilities may have factors present that can degrade or damage the mat, including:
- Cutting fluids
- Brake fluid
- Boric acid
- Salt water
- Vegetable oil
Wearwell 24/Seven NBR Solid 3x3 Foot Mat. This mat is resistant to petroleum-based fluids, as well as diesel oil, brake fluids, vegetable oil, salt water, and more. Greatmats offers a number of different Wearwell mats designed to withstand different agents, making them popular options for factories, kitchens, garages, and more.
In welding shops and metal-working shops, it is necessary to have spark resistant anti-fatigue mats to prevent a possible fire starting on the mat. Our Weldmaster Mat is one such mat that was specifically designed for welding areas.
Choosing The Right Custom Anti-Fatigue Mats For Your Space
You'll also want to think about a few other aspects, such as whether you need flooring that:
- Can withstand significant weight
- Has beveled edges for carts and other wheeled traffic
- Offers extra traction
- Is perforated to help drain away water or fluids
- Is spark or fire resistant
- Can be easily removed and relocated
- Is easy to clean
- Is made from recycled materials
- Fits within a particular budget
Greatmats offers an extensive line of anti-fatigue matting and flooring, so we're sure to have something that will work for your particular application and needs. If you have questions about a product, or are trying to find the product that's right for you, please contact our customer service representatives.