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Leisure Matting – An Essential for Pools and Gyms

Posted on October 3rd 2019 by Jordan Belfort.

The leisure industry is one of the most common places to find all kinds of different matting. Facilities including swimming pools, gyms and spas are prone to slippy or wet areas and require action to ensure the safety of both staff and customers. Leisure Matting is the possibly the most popular and easiest method of accident prevention to implement.

Improving safety and comfort with Leisure Matting

The purpose of matting is to provide a cost effective way to improve safety and comfort. Most people will have seem them in changing rooms, walkways & areas where people might be walking around barefoot. They are less noticeable but equally as valuable as Gym matting, protecting floors and preventing slips in weight lifting areas.

Our Leisure Matting is available in a variety of different sizes and shapes to accommodate all kinds of situations. This includes individual matting tiles as a gym solution. It’s made simple to select the amount of mats to cover a specific area or the entire floor in a gym. For poolside use and changing rooms we also offer rolls of matting. These are ordered by the meter and allow you to cover long lengths. Just cut the roll once you have right length and then move on to the next area.

Each of these mats will help provide grip as well as being comfortable on bare feet. Comfort might seem secondary to safety but it’s a simple improvement that will go a long way to improving a customers experience at your facility.

Wet Area MattingKumfi Step Leisure Matting

In accident prone areas such as swimming pools and changing rooms it is vital to invest in ways to reduce the risk of slips and falls. All of our wet area mats have anti-slip properties. This is ideal for preventing slips as people exit the pool or get changed. Their design means that water drains from the surface quickly. With no water on the surface stability is greatly improved. Paired with the textured surface, users can feel safer even when walking around with wet feet.

Another advantage wet area matting is how easy it is to clean. This is an essential feature for areas with heavy barefoot traffic, helping to avoid the build up or spreading of harmful bacteria. Some products also include anti-fungal additives which further counteracts bacteria.

Gym MattingDynamat Gym Matting

At one time you might not have seen much of this but as more people go to the gym the demand for appropriate matting has increased. These mats are designed to absorb the impact of heavy weights and protect floors where equipment is frequently dropped from a height.

As well as impact absorption, each mat offers secure footing for users. Slip resistant flooring is an absolute essential in weight lifting areas. Without it a gym-goers safety can be serious compromised.

Gym matting is supplied in tiles. It’s great for covering entire floors but in smaller quantities can be ideal for a home gym setting.

For more information on the benefits of Leisure Matting visit our product pages or get in touch with our sales team!

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