The Difference Cleating Can Make

Have you ever walked on a floor mat that was slipping around? I know I have, and chances are that you have too. In fact, chances are that the slippery mat you walked on had a vinyl backing, because vinyl is one the most popular choices when it comes to mat backing. It holds up to wear and tear, looks good (although you rarely see it), and is relatively cheap.

While these characteristics are great, they still may not be enough if your floor is naturally very slippery, resulting in mats sliding out of place frequently. Not only is this dangerous because it can cause people to fall, but no one likes bending down 10 times a day to fix an entrance mat’s position. The solution? A different type of mat, one with a backing specially designed to avoid slippage.

The above picture displays Consolidated Plastic’s cleated Gripper Back, compared to traditional Vinyl. Notice the difference: the Gripper Back has rubber cleats that increase the friction between your mat and your floor, while the Vinyl backing is relatively smooth and lacks frictional properties.

The Gripper Backing performs its job well. It lessens slippage significantly, saving the time it takes to straighten the mat frequently and saving customers / employees from potentially dangerous falls. This backing comes standard on Consolidated Plastic’s attractive Aquasorb & Majestic entry mats.

If interested but unsure which mat style to choose, examine the following pros of each mat.

Aquasorb-Styled Mats

  • Includes rubber-reinforced patters that are extremely durable.
  • Optional patterns that are simple yet dignified, but still are rubber-reinforced.
  • Carpeting top is created from 100% recycled materials.

Majestic-Styled Mats

  • Includes the simple yet dignified patterns in Aquasorb-styled mats, with the addition of beautiful radial designs.
  • Carpeting top is created from 100% recycled materials.

Whichever style you choose, you can be sure that Consolidated Plastic’s cleated Gripper Backing will serve you well. For more information, visit Consolidated Plastics.