Find out how we helped a Canadian mosque choose barefoot safety matting for their ablution areas.
In 2023, Toronto’s Masjid Al-Istiqama was having issues with the matting in its ablution areas; they were deteriorating quickly and had crumbled with ongoing exposure to water.
This meant that their worshippers were faced with slip hazards while they undertook ‘Wudu’, an Islamic ritual performed before prayer. Plus, the crumbling mats compromised the look of the mosque’s pristine facilities and design.
Masjid Al-Istiqama’s Imam, Abdi Adan Farah, approached us for a safety solution that was long-lasting, slip resistant and would match the mosque’s elegant aesthetic.
Self-draining and hygienic
Easy to clean and maintain
Durable safety solution
We recommended Heronrib, a globally recognised barefoot solution for ablution areas and walkways between worship areas.
Over the last 30 years, Heronrib has been used at some of the most significant sites of the Islamic faith, such as Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and The Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia.
The combination of slip resistance, hygiene and comfort underfoot makes it ideal for areas with large volumes of spilled water, which are quickly dissipated thanks to the mat’s four-way drainage.
Heronrib’s non-porous construction is resistant to harsh cleaning chemicals, and the matting contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties – perfect for ablution areas where people are commonly barefooted.
The wide range of colour options meant the mat would complement the mosque’s interior decor, and Heronrib’s flexible single-piece structure made it simple to install on-site without any special tools.
Keep bathing and washing areas safe with Heronrib, the ultimate slip-resistant sports and leisure matting designed to withstand extensive barefoot traffic.
Supplied in 10m rolls, can be used indoor or outdoor
Easy to cut to fit on site, contours to uneven surfaces
Easy to maintain
Hygienic, hard-wearing and UV resistant