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ANSI Safety Standards Reduce Slip and Fall Accidents


According to studies conducted by CNA Insurance, slip and fall accidents account for 61% of all claims and 53% of total claim costs for businesses with retail or public-facing areas.  How can business owners or custodial operations managers know the condition of their floors and prevent slip and fall accidents? It's easy!  You can use the formal safety standards governing floor safety published by the American National Standards Institute. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in conjunction with the...

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Top 10 Slip and Fall Risk Factors You Should Know


The first step to reducing slip and fall accidents is identifying their causes!  Here's a list of the top ten most common causes of slip and fall accidents in commercial buildings that you should know: Flooring surface type.  Some types of flooring surfaces have coefficients of friction that vary immensely under different conditions!  Various types of tile flooring can be nice and grippy when dry, but as soon as it's wet it can become slicker than...

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Why Floor Safety Needs to be a Priority For Your Commercial Kitchen


Did you know that approximately 20% of all workplace injuries are caused by slips, trips, and falls?  They might make for funny YouTube videos, but slips and falls are serious problems! Workplace slip and fall accidents result in an average of 11 missed days of work, occasionally permanent injury to the worker, and increased WorkSafeBC insurance premiums for the employer.  Slips and falls are an even greater problem in commercial kitchens - all too often, proper safety...

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3 Important Things to Consider When Installing Rubber Mats for Concrete Floors


Rubber mats for concrete floors can be purchased and installed for a variety of reasons. They provide a comfortable anti-fatigue surface, and often a non-slip surface. However, not all rubber mats are the same. Here is what you need to know before you install your new mats. What Is Your Primary Goal? There are many matting options to choose from, so you must select the right kind to meet your needs. Prioritize your need for traction, improved comfort,...

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Posted January 24, 2018 in Concrete, Rubber Flooring, Rubber Mats|0 Comments

How Resistant Are Rubber Floor Tiles To Heavy Dumbbells And Barbells In A Gym Environment? 


Rubber flooring is one of the most popular options for gyms across BC. However, you might be wondering how resistant commercial rubber floor tiles may be. Your athletes and clients train hard, meaning that your flooring needs to be able to support the weight of accidental—and intentionally dropped heavy weights. Commercial Rubber Floor Tiles Are Designed With Durability In Mind Rubber floor tiles come in a variety of thickness, and when it comes to gyms we suggest nothing...

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4 Things You Need To Look For In Commercial Rubber Flooring


Commercial rubber flooring has a versatile number of applications and is becoming increasingly popular for schools, gyms, and even for contemporary offices. This durable flooring provides a comfy cushion to workout, play, stand, and walk. It comes in a variety of colors, and can be customized to create a unique look. You can even have your company or team logo printed on your flooring. There are many factors to consider before selecting your rubber flooring, and...

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Posted June 21, 2017 in Rubber Flooring|0 Comments

What is “flat and smooth”?


Two of the most common words we use when describing an upcoming flooring job are "flat and smooth".  But what exactly does "flat and smooth" mean? The foremost rule of thumb when it comes to installed flooring is that whatever you start with is what you finish with - and that goes double for your subfloor prep work!  Whenever it's time to install a new floor into a space, the subfloor (that is, the unfinished flooring substrate...

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New! Lease-to-own your mats!


We're very excited to present a new option for our matting customers:  lease-to-own!  We've partnered with a national financial services company to offer our clients a new, more flexible way to enjoy the benefits of Grizzly FX and Kermode premium entrance matting. Benefits of Leasing: Leasing Protects Your Cash Flow: With leasing, you can spread out the acquisition cost of your entrance matting and flooring over its working lifespan, freeing up valuable capital to manage your business.  100% Financing: In...

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Rubber Flooring – What’s the Right Solution?


There are many factors to consider when looking for a rubber flooring product. Making the right choice for the application is key to having a surface that will perform to your expectations, or that will create the design features you are looking for. Some rubber facts: Rubber is inherently anti-fatigue.  All rubber flooring has anti-fatigue properties due to its ability to compress under load.  Even a small amount of compression helps absorb impact from footsteps, and cushion joint loads...

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Posted June 24, 2014 in Flooring, Rubber Flooring|1 Comment