Fabric created from plaited or woven rushes, straw, hemp, or similar fiber, or made from some other pliant material, such as rubber that is utilized as a protective covering on a floor or other surface.


Protective floor covering usually made of rubber or vinyl with a fabric or carpet surface that is placed inside or outside an entrance of a commercial building or any other area inside the building where floor protection is needed.  Commercial floor mats can serve different purposes, most common uses are to protect entrance floors from harsh elements, absorb moisture and soil, reduce floor maintenance, create an anti-slip safe surface, identify specific work areas, reduce stress of standing workers, etc.


Protective floor covering usually made of rubber, vinyl or specific compound material that is placed along machinery or assembly lines in industrial locations, mostly used for safety or worker comfort and protection.


Does not contribute to or support survival or growth of microorganisms when tested in accordance with ASTM G21-96 (2002)


It refers to special cut lengths, or cut widths, or both.  Depending on the type of mat, customization also refers to special colors, shapes and imprints.


It is a copolymer or acrylonitrile and buitadiene.  It has excellent physical properties, including resistance to water, petroleum products and fuels.


Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace to maximize productivity by reducing fatigue and discomfort.


Anti-fatigue and safety matting is essential to the development of an ergonomically correct work environment for standing employees. Providing the proper ergonomic matting improves employee productivity, reduces lost time injuries and incidents, upgrades a facility’s aesthetics and simply saves money to the organization.


It is the mechanical process involving thousands of needles that orient and interlock fibers to create a non-woven fabric.  Fabric is able or designed to withstand unusual strain.


It is a designation for a family of synthetic polymers known generally as polyamides.  Nylon is one of the most commonly used polymers.


Yarn extruded from polypropylene pellets into very fine filaments that are entangled to make mat yarn.  Colors are added to melted polypropylene before extrusion.  It is widely used in entrance matting.


A method of dyeing synthetic fiber in which pigment is added to the nylon or polypropylene chip before it is extruded as filament yarn.


LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a voluntary, consensus-based, market­-driven program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. From individual buildings and homes, to entire neighborhoods and communities, LEED is transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED addresses the entire lifecycle of a building.  For commercial buildings and neighborhoods a project must satisfy all LEED prerequisites and earn a minimum of 40 points on a 110-point LEED rating system scale. Homes must earn a minimum of 45 points on a 136-point scale.