Plastex Matting News
Skin complaints of the feet are most commonly caused in changing rooms, swimming pools and other areas because bare feet can easily be contaminated. At the same time, the Health & Safety Executive warns about the rise in accidents caused by people slipping on wet surfaces.
Good design practice dictates that wet floors should be inherently slip resistant but this is not easy with some materials. Some ceramic tiles, for example, may have a less slippery textured surface but are harder to clean which in turn makes them less hygienic.
A new flooring product which provides solutions to both these problems is Herontile. This innovative tile complements widely used roll format Heronrib matting. Both are available from international floorcovering manufacturer Plastic Extruders Ltd.
Herontile has a slip resistant surface which makes them ideal for changing-rooms, showers or other areas prone to barefoot traffic. The semi-flexible tile has an open grid format, with strong underside supports, which will shed and drain large quantities of water. It is comfortable to walk on and, being manufactured from EVA, has sanitised additives which provide hygienic anti-fungal and anti-bacterial protection.
The 333mm square and 15mm thick tiles are joined together easily with a press click system to provide a seamless floorcovering. They will contour over rough or uneven surfaces and, where necessary, can easily be cut and shaped. Standard colours are dark blue, light blue, light grey and beige.