Matsdirect UK Limited Customer Vault
The customer vault is a free information area to help our customers gain information that will be of benefit regarding the matting industry.
Information will be added when we feel it will be of help to our customers and as we input further content we hope you will ask questions on our form if there is something we have not covered.
Entrance matting area
- How large should my entrance matting system be?
According to tests carried out the ideal length should be 6M however this is not practical in normal commercial buildings so the answer is simply as long as you can make it.
The width just needs to cover the area where traffic will flow from the door entrance.
Electrical safety matting area
- What is the difference between working, tested and dielectric voltage?
Working voltage is the maximum that your switchboard is working to, whereas the tested voltage is what the matting will accept before failing and the dielectric voltage is what the matting has been tested to find its leakage parameters.
Floor mat area
- What is the difference between flat, smooth, gripper, pimple or universal backing?
Flat or smooth backings are terms used for mats that are to be placed on hard floors for example stone, tiles, vinyl, marble etc.
Gripper or pimple backing are terms used for mats that are to be placed on soft floors for example long or short pile carpets.
Universal backing is generally designed with a smooth area around the outer area of the backing and the central area has the gripper design this is so the carpet can be used on hard or soft floors but it is a compromise and will not be as effective as a dedicated backing.
Rubber PVC matting area
- Is Rubber matting suitable for a garage floor?
Unless it is a special type of Rubber i.e. Nitrile which will be in a roll or tile format then normal SBR or NBR is not resistant to grease and oil that is why PVC tiles are usually used as they are resistant and can be interlocked.
Personalised Logo mat area
- Can I have a printed Coir or Coirsyn Mat?
Printing on Coir or Coirsyn is possible however due to its lack of durability it is not recommended. It is much better to have a hand inlaid mat, as the inlays will last for the life of the mat and will not wear off.
Gymnastics mats and MMA matting area
- What is the difference between tatami MMA mats and Non Tatami?
Tatami is the style of finish on the tile it provide excellent grip for the feet in the practice of all MMA sports.