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Adhesive-Backed Floor Matting: An Alternative to Commercial Mat and Rug Rentals

Traditional mat and rug rentals have long been the go-to solution for businesses looking to keep floors clean and prevent accidents. Facility managers often choose to contract with a floor mat service. However, recent developments in adhesive-backed floor matting make these products a strong contender to disrupt this traditional practice and help avoid restrictive contracts.


Understanding the benefits and applications of adhesive-backed floor mats is crucial for businesses contemplating a switch from rented mats. With diverse settings—from bustling commercial spaces to gritty industrial environments—requiring different solutions, these mats offer versatility and functionality. This article explores adhesive-backed floor mats as a viable alternative to conventional rentals, highlighting their use in various contexts.

Benefits of Adhesive-Backed Floor Mats

Introducing adhesive-backed floor mats into any commercial environment offers many benefits designed to tackle various common flooring issues.

Super-Tight Grip: Thanks to their robust adhesive backing, these mats form a steadfast bond with commercial floor surfaces, such as concrete, ceramic tile, quarry tile, and laminate flooring. They provide stability where needed most, ensuring they stay firmly in place, even when faced with the traffic of pallet jacks or rigorous cleaning routines, including automatic scrubbers.

Enhanced Floor Safety: Slipping is a risk in any workplace, particularly in wet problem spots. The non-skid nature of adhesive-backed floor mats reduces the risk of slip-and-fall accidents by providing superior traction surfaces. They represent an essential component of any comprehensive floor safety program, ensuring proper precautions are in place.

Durability & Maintenance: These mats are extremely durable and withstand the rigors of high-traffic floors. Additionally, they can be cleaned at the same time as the surrounding floor, eliminating the hassle of moving matting while cleaning.

Environmental Considerations: The use of adhesive-backed mats minimizes the environmental impact, offering a smarter alternative to frequent washing and chemical treatments used on rubber backed entrance matting.

Their easy application and removal, combined with efficient moisture management and dirt trapping attributes, make adhesive-backed floor mats a smart investment for any business concerned with safety, cleanliness, and sustainability.

Common Use Cases

Commercial Settings

Within the hustle and bustle of commercial spaces, maintaining a safe walking surface is paramount. Adhesive-backed floor mats are engineered to address the unique challenges of such environments. By eliminating the shifting and bunching associated with traditional rubber-backed or rental mats, these adhesive alternatives firmly stay in place, enhancing floor safety.

Installation is a breeze, letting businesses quickly adapt to safety needs without downtime. The mats come in various sizes and colors like gray and charcoal, ensuring that aesthetics align with function. Not only do they provide a secure footing for customer and employee traffic, but their absorbent nature also means less time spent on cleaning, seamlessly combining safety with efficiency.

Educational Facilities

In educational facilities, adhesive-backed entrance matting plays a crucial role in maintaining cleanliness and safety across bustling campuses. These mats effectively capture dirt, moisture, and debris, preventing them from being tracked indoors by students, staff, and visitors. With their durable construction and non-skid surfaces, they enhance traction and reduce slip-and-fall risks, particularly during inclement weather. Whether in front of main entrances, cafeterias, or gymnasiums, adhesive-backed mats offer a seamless solution for maintaining a welcoming and hazard-free environment within educational settings, ensuring that learning spaces remain both safe and hygienic.

Industrial Environments

Industrial settings are no stranger to safety hazards. The implementation of adhesive-backed floor mats brings a new standard of safety to these high-traffic areas. Designed to conquer industrial-grade challenges, these mats strongly adhere to the floor, offering a steadfast, non-slip surface tailor-made for rigorous industrial conditions.

Adhesive-backed mats are incredibly versatile in industrial environments. They are absorbent, durable, and easy to maintain, making them ideal for entryways, wet areas, or any place where liquids, oils, dirt, or moisture need to be contained.

The adhesive backing allows for easy application and removal without leaving any residue, making them a cost-effective and convenient solution for workplace safety and cleanliness.


Features and Construction

  • No rental contracts: Purchase the matting as needed. This freedom allows for seamless expansion during unpredictable weather or special occasions without contractual obligations. Embrace the flexibility to adapt your coverage whenever the situation demands it.
  • Adhesive backing: The adhesive backing ensures a secure and stable mat that stays in place, preventing slips and trips. It eliminates the need for additional adhesives or tapes, saving time and effort during installation. In addition, these leave no residue when removed.
  • Absorbent properties: These mats have excellent liquid-absorbing capabilities, effectively trapping dirt, moisture, and other contaminants. This helps maintain a clean and dry walking surface, reducing the risk of accidents and enhancing overall cleanliness.
  • Durable construction: Adhesive-backed floor mats are made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and wear. They are resistant to tearing, curling, and delamination, ensuring long-lasting performance in demanding environments.
  • High recycled content: Made from 90% recycled content, adhesive-backed matting keeps plastic out of landfills and dirt out of your facility.
  • Easy maintenance: Cleaning adhesive-backed floor mats is hassle-free. They can be easily swept or vacuumed to remove surface debris. Simply clean the matting at the same time as the surrounding floor, using the same methods, including floor scrubbers.

Facility Armor A-Tac Adhesive-Backed Mats from Hillyard

Hillyard offers a complete line of A-Tac adhesive backed matting that provides an effective and economical solution for workplace safety and cleanliness. Their proprietary adhesive formula ensures that the mat stays securely in place, even in high traffic areas.


Product List

  • Entrance Mat: A-Tac Entry matting is available in two sizes, 48x72 and 36x60, making it suitable for any entryway. It effectively captures dirt, debris, and moisture, preventing them from being tracked into your facility. Multiple mats can be installed together forming a seamless modular floor mat to accommodate any layout. Each size of mat is available in four colors: Walnut, Blue, Charcoal, and Gray.
    Rectangular Matting (48x72): Walnut, Blue, Charcoal, Gray
    Rectangular Matting (36x60): Walnut, Blue, Charcoal, Gray
  • Commode Mat: A 22" x 32" U-shaped mat. The A-Tac Commode Hygiene Mat is specifically designed for use around toilets. It helps to prevent slips and falls by absorbing any liquids that may spill onto the floor. This matting has a unique shape that fits snugly around the base of the toilet, ensuring maximum coverage and protection. Anti-microbial protection helps reduce odors. These mats are available in Charcoal.
  • Urinal Mat: A 19" x 21" mat, the Gator Urinal Hygiene Mat is perfect for use in front of urinals. It captures spills and splatters and provides anti-microbial protection to help combat odors in your facility. These mats are available in Charcoal.
  • Gym Mat: A-Tac Gym Matting is a 36" x 100-foot roll. Simply cut to length to add protection to any floor surface. With its low profile, the mats can be easily cleaned with a mop or an automatic scrubber.

How to Install Adhesive-Backed Entrance Matting

  1. Prepare the floor surface by thoroughly cleaning it to remove any dirt, grease, or grime. Use Hillyard Quick and Clean Multipurpose Wipes, industrial cleaning wipes, or a residue-free cleaning solution.
  2. Once the surface is clean and dry, remove the A-Tac Mat from its packaging.
  3. With the adhesive side down, align the exposed edge of the A-Tac Mat with the doorframe or threshold while keeping it rolled up. Slowly unroll the mat, pressing it down as you go to ensure proper adhesion.
  4. As you reach the end of unrolling, you'll find a plastic liner. Remove it and firmly press down all areas of the mat to secure it to the floor. Ensure edges and corners lay flat.
  5. If needed, you can carefully lift and reposition the mat or a portion of it to correct any mistakes during installation. However, avoid excessive peeling and re-adhering to maintain the effectiveness of the adhesive backing.
  6. For multiple mats, repeat the process by aligning the edge of the new mat with the already installed one.

Hillyard's Experts Can Help You Find the Perfect Solution

Hillyard understands that every facility has different needs when it comes to floor matting. That's why their team of experts is available to help you find the perfect solution for your specific requirements. Whether you need adhesive-backed mats for an entryway, restroom, or gym, Hillyard's knowledgeable staff can guide you through the selection process.

They can help you determine the right size and color of mat to fit your space, as well as provide advice on proper maintenance and cleaning techniques. Their goal is to ensure that you receive the most effective and durable matting solution for your facility.

In addition to their adhesive-backed floor mats, Hillyard also offers a range of other commercial cleaning products to keep your facility clean and safe. From floor cleaners and disinfectants to hand sanitizers and restroom supplies, Hillyard has everything you need to maintain a hygienic environment. Use the "I'm Interested" form below and one of our representatives will contact you.

DISCLAIMER:  Specifications are subject to change without notice. Examples and recommendations in this article may not apply to every situation. This information is provided on an “as is” basis and does not supersede any other documentation. Always follow the instructions as written on the product label.

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