First Mats has launched the CaterStep red nitrile anti-fatigue mat, specially designed for use in commercial kitchens.
The new mat is red, in contrast to the common black rubber mats found in many commercial kitchens. The colour is intended to allow users to easily differentiate between the nitrile mat and the more commonly found black natural rubber mats, which are not compatible with oil.
Richard O’Connor, the marketing and strategy director at First Mats, commented: “With the CaterStep mat in our range, our customers now have an even greater selection of premium matting for their workplaces. The durability and oil resistant properties of this mat make it an ideal choice for busy commercial kitchens and food production facilities.”
The mat is made from a compound of natural and nitrile rubber. This mix should make it resistant to oil, grease and many chemicals, and suitable to specify in commercial kitchen design.
The hole-pattern (honeycomb) design allows the mat to trap food and debris which has fallen to the floor. This could also boost productivity, allowing kitchen staff to safely carry on with their work during busy periods, returning later to clear up any mess that has been made.
Although safety is the primary function of this mat, it also comes with considerations for comfort built in. It is also designed to provide kitchen workers with fatigue relief, helping them to work for longer periods of time comfortably and without the risk of long term damage.
The red nitrile anti-fatigue mat is available for purchase in three sizes ranging from 90cm x 150cm to 90cm x 600cm.