Where To Use Different Types of Floor Mats in Your Restaurant

  • October 01, 2019
  • Restaurant
  • Superior Linen Services
restaurant floor mats

Do you have the right restaurant floor mats?

The overall condition of restaurant floors, particularly the ones responsible for safety and hygiene, are extremely important. The choices you make on floor mats can make the difference between a dangerous and safe situation. 

But with so many mats to choose from, how do you know which ones work best for which parts of your restaurant space? How can you know for sure that you are making the most out of your floor mat investment?

The answer lies in knowing your options.   

We’ve laid down everything you need to know about your most common restaurant floor mat options to help you with placing the right mats in the right spots.

1. Scraper Mats

What They Do

As the name implies, their most basic purpose is to scrape off the bottoms of shoes to rid them of moisture and debris. This makes them an indispensable part of your restaurant entrance. But because they can scrape off excess moisture, they are also ideal for use in areas where shoes may have stepped on wet surfaces like bathroom floors so you are not left with traces of wet footsteps everywhere.

Ideal for: 

Scraper mats are ideal for entryways and outside of bathroom doors.

2. Logo Mats

What They Do

Logo mats allow you to use your restaurant’s floor space to advertise your brand. Furthermore, the key to making the most out of this advertising opportunity is proper placement and, of course, top-notch graphic quality. 

Ideal for 

Logo mats are ideal for reception areas and other open spaces that are visible to your diners.

3. Message Mats

What They Do 

Like logo mats, message mats are especially outfitted with graphic designs but, instead of your brand’s logo, they contain special texts. The most common of these are those that simply say “Welcome,” but can contain seasonal or holiday messages to match the time of year. They can also be used to label certain areas or provide warnings/reminders for certain locations.

Ideal For

Message mats are ideal for reception areas and entrances to specific locations (i.e. dining rooms, prep rooms, powder rooms).

4. Anti-Fatigue Mats

What They Do

Anti-fatigue mats feature specialized cushioning that help even the weight distribution in the lower limbs. These mats help ease the stress on the legs and feet from standing for long hours on the job.

Ideal For 

Anti-fatigue mats are ideal for reception desks, cooking stations, and dishwashing stations.

Never Settle for Less

Aside from the type and placement of your restaurant floor mats, the one other thing that you have to get right is the quality. Without quality floor mats, even a zen master’s placement won’t change the lackluster performance you’ll get from them. The price of quality floor mats is nothing compared to what you can save by preventing wear and tear, productivity loss, and slip-and-fall accident claims.

Find Better Quality Floor Mats with Superior Linen Service!

Superior Linen Service is your leading choice in restaurant floor mat providers. We have a wide selection of commercial floor mats for your business. Our products are made of durable materials that are designed for the straining demands of the food service industry.

Interested? Contact Superior Linen Service today! Call 253-383-2636 to get started.

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