How do you provide 1,300 daily mosque visitors with a safe and comfortable surface in their ablution rooms?
Duabi’s Easa Saleh Al Gurg mosque is one of the busiest in the city, with many of the 1,300 worshippers performing prayers five times a day. After bathing their hands and feet, worshippers walk barefoot to pray, often across a tiled floor, resulting in slippery and often uncomfortable surfaces.
In 2012, the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Mosque opened in Karama, a residential area in the centre of Dubai. The 1858 sq/m building is visited daily by 1,300 worshippers, many of whom perform the ‘Wudu’ five times a day. This ceremony involves washing the hands, face, head and feet in one of the mosque’s three ablution rooms, before walking barefoot into the prayer area. This ritual often results in large amounts of water being spilled on the tiled floor, creating a slip hazard for worshippers and staff.
- Quickly drains large volumes of water
- Provides both grip and comfort underfoot
- Light to handle for easy cleaning and maintenance
- Protects bare feet from bacterial contamination
- Can be loose laid over slippery surfaces
The mosque's large surface space called for a slip-resistant mat that could be quickly rolled out and relayed for easy maintenance and cleaning. A comfortable surface to stand and walk on was also imperative. With this in mind, the building material division at Intercare Ltd in Dubai recommended Heronrib to be laid in all wet areas of the mosque.
Specifically designed for wet areas with high barefoot traffic, Heronrib automatically self-drains – even when faced with the largest amounts of water. The embossed surface delivers grip and comfort underfoot, while the antimicrobial and anti-fungal additives ensures excellent hygiene. Easy to handle, it can be cut to fit on site and quickly rolled up for cleaning and relaying.
Keep bathing and washing areas safe with Heronrib, the ultimate slip-resistant sports and leisure matting designed to withstand extensive barefoot traffic.
Flexible format: Supplied in 10m rolls, can be used indoor or outdoor
Simple installation: Easy to cut to fit on site, contours to uneven surfaces
Easy to maintain: Hygienic, hard-wearing and UV resistant
Certified slip resistance (DIN 51097: C; ASTM 1677: 0.9/0.7)
Two-layer construction and channelled underbars
Anti-microbial and anti-fungal additives
Excellent hygiene, easy to clean
Made from flexible PVC
Easy to cut to fit; contours to uneven surfaces
Can be used indoor or outdoor