Keep Your Floors Safe & Clean with WaterHog® Mats
Slip-and-fall accidents account for more than a quarter of all on-the-job injuries (NSC). Dirt and moisture tracked into your facility can create unsafe walking surfaces and lead to increased worker compensation claims and costly liability lawsuits. And the cost of cleaning, though less critical, is not inconsequential. It can cost more than $600 to remove a single pound of dirt from your facility (ISSA).
Fortunately, 85% of dirt, dust, and moisture brought into a building can be contained within the first 15 to 18 feet with effective matting. To be effective, mats must remove dirt and moisture from shoes and prevent the tracking of those items through the building by the next entrant.
The WaterHog® mat was introduced commercially in 1986 and quickly became America’s favorite mat. It offers industrial-strength performance with a variety of attractive patterns and colors to suit any taste or décor. The signature bi-level surface features stain-resistant fabric over durable rubber nubs, recessed channels, and a water dam border. The nubs effectively scrape dirt and wipe moisture from shoes, trapping it in the channels below shoe level to prevent tracking.
WaterHog mats can hold up to 1.5 gallons of fluid per square yard, keeping your floors clean, dry, and safe. The eco-friendly PET fabric surface dissipates moisture quickly for very fast drying time, and the durable rubber backing ensures the mat lays flat and doesn’t “creep” across your floor. The PET fabric which is made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles is resistant to staining and fading, so WaterHog mats can be used both indoors and outside in covered areas.
WaterHog mats are made in the USA and backed with durable rubber that resists cracking and curling. The standard WaterHog backing is styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) with either a smooth finish for placement on smooth floors (like marble, wood, or tile) or with a universal cleated backing, ideal for placement on carpeted floors but suitable for virtually any surface. Select WaterHog mats with a classic border are available with Anchor Safe® backing, a 100-mil nitrile rubber backing that features a heavy tread design to ensure the mat stays in place even in areas with very heavy foot or cart traffic.
WaterHog mats are available in a variety of sizes and can also be inlaid with custom logos and printed with high-definition artwork. WaterHog roll goods and tiles are available for larger installations. No matter your need, there’s a WaterHog waiting to make your facility safer, cleaner, and more comfortable.