Pool Mats

Anti-slip and hygienic mats for pool and changing rooms areas. Custom and standard sizes available to meet your changing room and swimming pool requirements. Free and fast delivery in the UK.

Pool Mats & Changing Room Mats

Buymats.co.uk has a large selection of pool mats and changing room mats. These anti-slip mats are ideal for placement in and around swimming pools, spas, saunas, gyms, locker rooms, changing rooms. The anti-slip matting is specially formulated to resist growth of microbial bacteria and is soft to the touch, so perfect for bare feet. Reduce the risk of slips and falls due to slippery wet floors.

One of the most common causes of swimming pool accidents is slips and falls. In and around shared changing rooms, locker rooms, swimming pools and showers are a slip hazard with wet, slippery and cold floors. Plus the use of shampoos, soaps and oils often compound this problem.
So hygienic mats are also designed to provide secure footing where excess water, oils and shampoos would otherwise make floors or tiles slippery. The anti-slip surface is designed to provide traction, while still being comfortable and warm for bare feet. The gripper base prevents the mat from sliding or shifting.

The problem: liability concerns due to slippery floors and health concerns due to bacteria prone areas

The cause: wet slippery floors due to exposure to large amounts of water and oily substances like shampoo, soaps and lotions

The solution: anti-slip hygienic matting that is perfect for bare feet

The benefits of leisure matting: With the proper anti-slip matting in place, you can prevent slips and falls due to wet and slippery floors.

The range of leisure mats include:

  • Pool mats
  • Changing room or locker mats

Special features:

  • Anti-Slip
  • Hygienic

Recommended Uses:

  • For in and around indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Sport centers, gyms, and fitness studios
  • Shower facilities
  • Changing rooms, locker rooms
  • Thermal pools, spas and saunas

  

Why hygienic mats?Hygienic Anti-slip Matting

Communal sports and leisure environments, which are rarely regulated by health authorities, are ideal breeding areas for bacteria that spread infections.

Hygiene policies are already quite common practice for shared facilities including no-shoes policies (to prevent the entrance and spreading of dirt and contaminants), shower habits (before entering pools and hot tubs), hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection procedures, and avoiding sharing (towels and personal items that come into contact with bare skin).

Recently several severe health cases of staph infection (MRSA methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), contracted in gyms and locker rooms have resulted in increasing attention being paid to hygiene in public showers, gyms, changing rooms and locker rooms.

Hygienic matting is a key component of a hygiene policy. Hygienic matting is treated with an anti-microbial to prevent growth of bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that cause odours, rashes, athlete’s foot and other skin infections.

The mat is designed to be comfortable and warm for bare feet, isolating users from the cold and often wet floors, while also offering grip for slip prevention.


 

Why also anti-slip mats?Hygienic Anti-slip Matting

One of the most common causes of swimming pool accidents is slips and falls.

In and around shared changing rooms, locker rooms, swimming pools and showers are a slip hazard with wet, slippery and cold floors.

When a foot touches down on a wet floor, the water becomes trapped under the foot.  This phenomenon is similar to an automobile hydroplaning.  So the foot, as it makes contact with the floor has no traction.  An uncontrolled skid occurs. The person loses control and falls.

Plus the use of shampoos, soaps and oils in and around swimming pools and showers often compound this problem.

So hygienic mats are also designed to provide secure footing where excess water, oils and shampoos would otherwise make floors or tiles slippery.

Anti-slip mats for wet areas are often designed in an open construction to drain water through.  The anti-slip surface is designed to provide traction, while still being comfortable and warm for bare feet. The gripper base prevents the mat from sliding or shifting.


Why matting?Hygienic Anti-slip Matting

Anti-slip materials that are often applied to flooring do not last forever. Coated anti-slip flooring can become clogged even after cleaning due to an accumulation of microscopic residual stains (oils, protein, grease from shampoos, soaps and oils).

One would have to keep on checking, maintaining and replacing floors to ensure the effectiveness of an anti-slip coating in and around swimming pools so that it is safe for swimmers to use. When this hasn’t happened and pool sides become dangerously slippery, it is very easy for swimmers to slip or fall and suffer a serious injury.

Hygienic anti-slip mats are made of specific formulations and with designs that provide good adherence and instant evacuation of fluids, which is a more effective, economical and durable solution to reduce the risk of slip falls.