Self-draining barefoot matting designed for wet areas with high traffic.

Keep bathing and washing areas safe with Heronrib, the ultimate slip-resistant sports and leisure matting designed to withstand extensive barefoot traffic.

Made from strong, non-porous PVC with channelled underbars, Heronrib automatically self-drains – even when faced with the largest amounts of water. Its embossed surface provides a strong grip underfoot, while the anti-microbial and anti-fungal additives ensures excellent hygiene.

This winning combination makes it the ideal slip-resistant matting for swimming pools, jacuzzis, saunas and gyms.

  • 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

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

Features And Benefits Textured Surface 46
Embossed surface
Features And Benefits Slip Resistant 02
Certified slip resistance (DIN 51097: C; ASTM 1677: 0.9/0.7)
Features And Benefits Two Layer Construction 38
Two-layer construction and channelled underbars
Features And Benefits Excellent Drainage 04
Four-way drainage
Features And Benefits Hygienic 41
Anti-microbial and anti-fungal additives
Features And Benefits Easy To Clean 31
Excellent hygiene, easy to clean
Features And Benefits Made From Flexible Pvc 060
Made from flexible PVC
Features And Benefits Easy To Cut To Fit On Site 10
Easy to cut to fit; contours to uneven surfaces
Features And Benefits Uv Resistant 47
UV resistant
Features And Benefits Can Be Used Indoor And Outdoor 48
Can be used indoor or outdoor
Oxford blue
Ocean blue
Charcoal grey
Mulberry red
Height 10.5mm (13/32")
Standard roll options 10 x 0.6m (33' x 2')
10 x 1.0m (33' x 3')
10 x 1.22m (33' x 4')
Weight 5.5 kg/m2 (1.10 lb/sq.ft)
Acoustic Excellent sound absorption properties.
Chemical Resistant to most acids, alkalines and oils. You can read more about specific chemical resistances by downloading this information sheet.
Composition Flexible DINP plasticised 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.
Fire EN13501-1 : 2007 - Cfl - S1
Hygiene Made from non-porous PVC that’s naturally resistant to bacteria growth. Incorporates anti-microbial and anti-fungal additives for continuous hygiene.
Reversion Thermoplastic 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 resistance ASTM F 1677 - Dry/Wet: 0.9/0.7
DIN 51130: Classification C
Thermal Designed to function at temperatures from -23°C and up to +60°C. Slight size variation may occur at temperature extremes.
UV light Resistance to PVC degradation (Mulberry red isn't colourfast in direct sunlight).
Warranty Three years. Visit our policies page for more information about warranties.

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)

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

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")

Heronrib's one-piece construction means installation is simple

  • Made from flexible PVC
  • Supplied in rolls for quick installation
  • Easy to cut to fit on site
  • Contours to uneven surfaces

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.

Download these cleaning instructions

All of our barefoot matting is slip-resistant, protects from bacterial contamination and provides comfort underfoot: