Heron Walk: Barefoot mat for sloped walkways | Plastex

Heron Walk

Heron Walk’s cross directional top rib design provides extra traction underfoot, making it the ideal slip-resistant solution for all barefoot environments – particularly those where there’s sloped walkways.

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Made from strong, non-porous PVC with channelled underbars, this barefoot mat automatically self-drains – even in environments where there’s large amounts of water.

The embossed surface and cross-directional top ribs deliver superior grip and comfort underfoot, while the antimicrobial and antifungal properties ensure superior hygiene.

This makes Heron Walk ideal for applications with sloped walkways, such as those leading up to water park rides, wave machines and water slides, on cruise ships, and sloped decks for beach access.

The one-piece construction means Heron Walk can be quickly rolled out where needed or cut to fit on site. The mat is UV resistant, whether used indoors or outdoors, and has a thermal barrier to elevate bare feet off hot surfaces.

Flexible format

Supplied in 10m (33’) 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, easy to roll, and UV resistant

Features + benefits


Textured Surface

Embossed surface

Two Layer Construction

Two-layer construction and channelled underbars


Anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties

Made From Flexible PVC

Made from flexible PVC

UV Resistant

UV resistant


Slip Resistant

Certified slip resistance

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
Heron Walk
Height10.5mm (13/32”)
Standard roll options1 x 12 m (3’3” x 40’)
1.2 x 12 m (4’ x 40’)
Weight5 kg/m2 (1.02 lb/sq.ft)
Technical info
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).
EnvironmentHeron Walk 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 properties 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 resistanceDIN 51097: Classification C
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
WarrantyThree years. Visit our policies page for more information about warranties.
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”)

Small floor hook (H: 14mm)

Small floor hook (H: 14mm)

For securing sections of the matting to the floor. Supplied in packs of 20 with screws and plugs


Regular cleaning will maintain both the effectiveness and lifespan of Heron Walk.

Heron Walk 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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