The ultimate sports and recreation matting, Heronrib is a wet area mat that’s specifically designed to keep people safe as they move through swimming, bathing and washing areas.

Made from strong, non-porous PVC with channelled underbars, Heronrib automatically self-drains – even when faced with the largest amounts of water. The embossed surface provides a strong grip underfoot, while antimicrobial and antifungal additives ensure superior hygiene for bare feet.

This winning combination of slip resistance, drainage and hygiene makes it a perfect choice for use as a swimming pool floor mat, or in any wet area like hot tubs, saunas, shower rooms and gyms.

Flexible format

Supplied in 10m rolls, can be used indoors or outdoors

Simple installation

Easy to cut to fit on site, contours to uneven surfaces

Easy to maintain

This poolside matting is hygienic, hard-wearing and UV resistant


Looking for barefoot matting in a tiled format? You may be interested in Herontile, slip-resistant tiles designed to cover large wet areas seamlessly and easily.


Textured Surface
Embossed surface
Two Layer Construction
Two-layer construction and channelled underbars
Anti-microbial and anti-fungal additives
Made From Flexible PVC
Made from flexible PVC
UV Resistant
UV resistant


Slip Resistant
Certified slip resistance (DIN 51097: C; ASTM 1677: 0.9/0.7)
Excellent Drainage
Four-way drainage
Easy To Clean
Excellent hygiene, easy to clean
Easy To Cut To Fit On Site
Easy to cut to fit; contours to uneven surfaces
Can Be Used Indoor And Outdoor
Can be used indoor or outdoor
Standard sizes
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Height10.5mm (13/32")
Standard roll options10 x 0.5m (33' x 1.6')
10 x 1.0m (33' x 3')
10 x 1.22m (33' x 4')
Weight5.5 kg/m2 (1.10 lb/sq.ft)
Technical info
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AcousticExcellent sound absorption properties.
ChemicalResistant to most acids, alkalines and oils. You can read more about specific chemical resistances by downloading this information sheet.
CompositionFlexible Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).
EnvironmentHeronrib is 100% recyclable. We don’t use any substances included in the SVHC list under REACH in any of our matting products.
HygieneMade from non-porous PVC that’s naturally resistant to bacteria growth. Incorporates anti-microbial and anti-fungal additives for continuous hygiene.
ReversionThermoplastic shrinkage can result in size reductions up to 2%. This may be accelerated in hot environments. You can read more about the causes of shrinkage by downloading this information sheet.
Slip resistanceDIN51097: Classification C
ASTM F 1677 - Dry/Wet: 0.9/0.7
ThermalDesigned to function at temperatures from -23°C and up to +60°C. Slight size variation may occur at temperature extremes.
UV lightResistance to PVC degradation (Mulberry red isn't colourfast in direct sunlight).
WarrantyThree years. Visit our policies page for more information about warranties.
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PVC edging (H: 10mm, W: 50mm)

PVC edging (H: 10mm, W: 50mm)

Supplied in rolls of 10.1m (33') length with cold welding paste. Comes in black and dark grey. Size: 10mm x 50mm x 10.1m (3/8" x 2" x 33')

Connector clips: dual purpose (H: 14mm)

Connector clips: dual purpose (H: 14mm)

For joining sections of matting together side-to-side or end-to-end. Supplied in packs of 10

PVC snap track (H: 10mm)

PVC snap track (H: 10.5mm)

Two-part snap track that can be welded together to join rolls end-to-end or side-to-side to cover large areas. Supplied with cold welding paste. Comes in dark grey. Size: 10.5mm x 2.5m (13/32" x 8'2")


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Regular cleaning will maintain both the effectiveness and lifespan of Heronrib.

Heronrib has both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal additives to protect against fungal and bacterial contamination, but regular cleaning is also recommended to remove light grease and oils, food fat, wax and acrylic polishes.


Check the matting is free from any loose items like litter and clothing fibers.

Regular hand cleaning should be done as required, using an alkaline cleaning fluid as per the manufacturer's instructions. The matting can be cleaned in position – simply apply the cleaning solution with a sprayer or mop and allow to penetrate any grease or dirt. You can then use a stiff deck brush to work the cleaning fluid into the surface dirt. Allow to soak before rinsing with clean water.

If you're deep cleaning or cleaning the flooring below, the mats should be rolled up. They shouldn't be folded or pulled or dragged, as this will damage the matting over time.

How frequently you machine clean will depend on how much traffic the area gets. Spray the surface with the alkaline solution and then, using a cylindrical brush machine, clean the top surface in the direction of the top ribs. If there's an etched pattern on the top ribs where dirt can easily collect, make additional cross passes to ensure a thorough clean.

If the underside of the matting also needs a clean, roll it up and then roll back out, leaving the underside facing upwards. Repeat the spray and above cleaning instructions.


Any type of steam cleaner can be used. Good results have been obtained with nozzle pressure of approximately 1000 lbs p.s.i. (6894.8 kN/m²) and water temperature of approximately 212°F. Cleaning fluid should be diluted according to the manufacturer's recommendation.

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