12-Mar-19 | Tips & Tricks

Mats for Hospitals & Healthcare Floor Mats

Hospital Mats

As we all know hospitals are almost always busy, 24 hours a day so any floor mats that are deployed into this environment need to be extremely durable and hygienic. From outdoor entrance rubber matting to information branded mats, Mats Nationwide specialise in supplying all types of mats to hospital and healthcare environments.

With COVID-19, social distancing mats in the form of customised logo mats have played a key role in reminding patients of the social distancing rules in place in hospitals and other healthcare locations.

Floor Mats For Hospitals Across the UK

Having supplied numerous hospitals around the UK, we understand the key areas of hospitals that require industrial matting. The multiple entrances found on a hospital site, patient waiting areas and bedsides, theatre and reception spaces, washrooms and preparation areas all require the correct type of mats.

Mats used in a healthcare environment need to be sterilised and steamed in order to reduce the risk of them harbouring bacteria. No matter where matting is located in a hospital, it is essential that it is hard-wearing and can stand up to repeated deep cleaning.

Heavy Duty Outdoor Entrance Mats

The footfall at a hospital is constant with staff, patients and visitors on the move. Entrance mats help reduce the movement of dirt from the outside world into the clean hospital environment. Rubber outdoor mats improve drainage around entrances and are also capable of handling ‘wheeled traffic’ such as wheelchairs, pushchairs and hospital trolleys.

Main Hospital Entrance Mats

Once over the threshold into the building, multi-purpose durable, absorbent and non-slip mats are ideal for healthcare and hospital environments. Printed logo or informative mats can also be used, to help patients or visitors navigate around the hospital such as to locate the ‘flu queue’ or simply provide a welcoming message from the hospital trust.

Commercial entrance floor mats can also help improve safety, as vulnerable people are less likely to slip if the transportation of water from the outside is minimised.

“The mats arrived quickly and are good quality items which fulfil the business needs perfectly”.

Bradford NHS Trust

Matting for Operating Theatres, Nurse Stations and Reception Areas

Staff working in healthcare, whether that be in administrative roles, or nurses or surgeons can be on their feet for hours in the same space. Anti-fatigue mats used in these areas can add more comfort to their day and take away some of the strain that standing in the same spot for long periods of time can cause. Our multipurpose anti-fatigue mats are suitable for all floor types across a hospital environment, whether that be on a ward on in an office.

Safety Mats for Use in Kitchen Spaces

Hospital kitchens prepare food on an industrial scale, so mats used in a kitchen need to be absorbent for spillages, but also machine washable in the best interests of hygiene. The mat backing will need to be considered for the type of kitchen floor and the materials should be able to stand up to grease, oil and chemicals. Our safety kitchen anti-fatigue mats tick all of these boxes and are available in a huge choice of colours, and help those running around the kitchen ease the weight on their feet.

Water and Vending Machine Mats

Drinks machines and water dispensers can be found in various areas of a hospital such as in staff canteens, waiting areas and clinics. In order to avoid any spillage hazards and problems, water trap mats can be used to reduce the need for cleaners to be summoned and minimise the chance of anybody slipping over. Easily cleaned, suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, water trap mats can be used in risk areas throughout a hospital.

Selecting the Right Mat for Your Hospital Requirements

With such a wide variety of mats available, and the number of environments within a hospital, should you need more information about which mats you need, we will be more than happy to help.

Our washable commercial and printed logo range of mats are ideal for a hospital entrance space whilst staff members can really benefit from anti-fatigue matting so get in touch to discuss your requirements.