The Benefits of Antimicrobial Mats
Antimicrobial mats prevent the transfer of bacteria, dirt and debris from spreading in and around your facility. You would be surprised to learn just how many germs we track into the building on the bottom of our shoes. Designed specifically for environments that require high levels of sanitation and hygiene (for example, in healthcare and hospitality industries) antimicrobial mats are an excellent defense against COVID-19. First, we’ll discuss the difference between antimicrobial and antibacterial and then we will talk about the additional benefits that come with our antimicrobial mats.
Difference Between Antimicrobial & Antibacterial
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the word “antimicrobial” has been tossed around quite a bit. It’s important to note that this word is not interchangeable with antibacterial. Antimicrobial means that a product has been coated in a solution that stops the growth of microorganisms on the surface. These mats are trusted and preferred by healthcare professionals. Health Mats carries three kinds of anti-fatigue mats with this antimicrobial feature: The Comfort Flow, The Cushion Station, and The Wet Step Mat.
Antibacterial products prevent forms of bacteria like MRSA and E. coli from spreading throughout your facility. These products have active ingredients like silver embedded in their surface. Bacteria can’t survive on the surface of the mat once it has been coated with its special ingredients.
While antimicrobial mats prevent the growth of bacteria, they also stop the growth of microorganisms like some viruses, protozoans, and fungi like mildew and mold. Not only do they add more protection, but they also provide longer lasting protection.
First & Foremost: Stops Germs & Bacteria
While our anti-microbial, anti-fatigue mats are beneficial to all industries, there are two that stand out at the top of the list. Both the Healthcare & Hospitality Industries have strict health and safety requirements. Anti-Microbial mats prevent cross-contamination and work well in these types of environments by preventing harmful microbes and/or infections from passing on to patients, staff, and visitors.
Prevents Odor & Discoloration
Bacteria, mold, and mildew can cause some fairly nasty stains. Our antimicrobial mats prevent your flooring from getting stained or discolored. Plus, if bacteria and fungi build up it will cause a foul odor – which won’t be pleasant for your staff, visitors, or clientele. Antimicrobial mats safeguard your facility against these unwanted musty odors.
Prevents Slip & Fall Accidents
Our antimicrobial mats are grease and oil resistant, making them suitable for commercial kitchens. They include drainage holes to allow grease, waste and spillage to flow through the mat, preventing serious slip and fall accidents while also providing a hygienic, non-slip surface. Also, our antimicrobial mats are anti-static, so they can safely be around sensitive electronic equipment.
Work Double-Duty as an Anti-Fatigue
Our antimicrobial mats work double duty as an anti-fatigue mat as well. For the workers that are on their feet for long periods of time, our anti-fatigue mats provide them with the comfort they need to make it through their shift. For people who are required to stand for prolonged periods of time, our anti-fatigue mats are the perfect solution. All our antimicrobial mats contain anti-fatigue properties as well.
Mats for Every Space
We have several types of antimicrobial mats available for various spaces in your facility. Our Comfort Flow anti-fatigue and antimicrobial mat is perfect for commercial kitchens in hospitals, hotels, restaurants, etc. In fact, these mats are perfect for any location where liquid needs to flow through the area. Perfect for behind the bar, inside walk-in freezers, or around food processing areas.
Our Cushion Station is popular in the healthcare and hospitality industries due to the level of ergonomic comfort it provides its users. Management really appreciates the lifetime protection against odors and degradation, and most facilities take advantage of our professional cleaning program.
The Wet Step is also a slip-resistant, antimicrobial, anti-fatigue mat that can be used in wet areas both indoors and outdoors. The Wet Step is perfect for bathrooms and locker rooms in a wide variety of industries. You want to avoid mildew and mold, as well as the germs and smells that go along with them. Antimicrobial mats protect you from all the above, plus you get the additional benefits with their anti-fatigue and anti-static properties.