Plastex Matting News
Worldwide, it has been estimated that there are between 80 and 100 different tests for measuring the slip resistance of floors. A new downloadable information sheet is available from the Health and Safety Executive which aims to demystify the confusion surrounding the many different slip tests.
Laboratory testing can never fully replicate conditions on site. For example, effective slip resistance in wet areas can more easily be judged by examining the many different applications where Heronrib matting has been used. Over many years, this high performance matting has proved to be the perfect solution for reducing accidents and slipping on wet ceramic tile and other floor surfaces, particularly in showers and changing rooms. The matting is also widely used for internal and external swimming pool surrounds and walkways.
Heronrib has an open grid construction with raised profile underbars which help water to drain away easily in all directions. This means that the embossed surface remains relatively dry and highly slip resistant. The matting is very hardwearing yet comfortable to stand on while the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal additives ensure it is hygienic for bare feet. Another major benefit is that because the matting is supplied in 10m roll format the number of seams is reduced and the potential for tripping minimized.