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21 June, 2019

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) are an organisation run by the UK government to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health. Not surprisingly they have several reports and studies about matting. This is a quick summary of their stance on safe entrances.

5 June, 2019

Standing desks are great, there is a whole host of befits to using one that you can read about on our blog. I am currently standing up while I type this. Here in the office, we use the NewStar sit-stand workstation. However, when it comes to standing desks there are hundreds of options to choose from. The possibility range from expensive and height adjustable to completely free and improvised.

27 May, 2019

Children love swimming, it's fun and a great way to exercise. However, swimming pools can be dangerous. According to the World Health Organisation, drowning causes 360000 death globally per year. Whether you have a pool in your back garden or are visiting a public pool, children's safety should be the number one priority. There are a number of precautions you can take to reduce the risk of an accident.

14 May, 2019

I have been using a standing desk for over a year now and I am really enjoying the experience. In the office, everyone has the option to stand. So this week I decided to ask people what they liked and didn't like about standing up at work.

21 February, 2018

The first few steps, that is the time you will get to make a first impression. Nothing is as important as a good first impression, simply because you only have one shot at it. Would be nice to make it a stunning impression. And that is possible. With a logo mat of course.

20 February, 2018

You may have heard about standing desks and the amazing benefits of making the switch from sitting all day to having a standing workstation.  Unfortunately, you won’t reap all the benefits if you are standing at your standing desk incorrectly.

If you have already taken a stand (get it?) by switching to a standing desk, then you’ve already conquered the first few steps to improving your health.  However, standing on hard floors or for too long periods without breaks isn’t good for your body either. Don’t throw your standing desk away just yet, as the side effects from long periods of sitting are still much worse!

4 October, 2017

It’s just before 9 am on a Monday morning and your baristas are frantically serving customers their first extra-large double espressos of the day (which is a heroic task itself). With this rush and during busy periods, inevitably there will be some accidents. Spills, cups, glasses or plates being dropped on the floor can make the floor slippery and dangerous.

The time-consuming process of cleaning up the mess will then have a knock-on effect to the customer, and in a world where the customer is king, this could affect sales.

Your smiling, happy go lucky Barista, who has a Spidey sense of alertness combined with a hummingbird’s grace and speed, has one goal in mind: 1.75 – 2 ounces of espresso, delivered in 25 – 29 seconds.

10 April, 2017

The Gripwalker Lite™ is the best-selling anti-slip pool matting solution on  The combination of the easiness to clean, the lightweight handling and the anti-slip properties of the mat have quickly made this matting product into a customer favourite in the pool matting segment.

10 January, 2017

Attracting (potential) customers and giving a positive first impression. This is the primary reason why many customers order their logo mats from Secondly, keeping floors clean and dry throughout the day scores high in choosing for a logo mat.

We’ve seen some awesome logo mat designs over the years in a variety of sizes. From funny welcome messages to chique designs and from promoting new products at trade events to a checkered pattern for use in a class room.
But one technique we had not seen before; a 3-D effect on the logo mat. decided to put this one to the test...

1 November, 2016

Anti-fatigue mats are highly recommended for industrial use. These mats are great for in your work area and make standing for long periods of time comfortable for the worker. To be sure you have acquired the most functional mats in the UK, we warmly welcome you to As the supplier of Notrax® mats for professional use, you can be sure the anti-fatigue mats reduce leg and back pain for workers in an industrial environment.

Furthermore, non-slip and minimizing trip hazards are other characteristics of anti-fatigue mats. With two decades of matting experience, you can rest assured that has a fitting industrial matting solution for your work area. Of course, fast dispatch and free delivery are just two of the many reasons to choose us!

19 October, 2016

The Skystep™ range is one to choose when you need a high performing mat for individual standing work station. With the moulded edges on all four sides of the mat, and the anti-slip ergonomic bubble pattern, the mat offers the non-trip, non-slip, and anti-fatigue characteristics on a daily basis.

If you’ve looked up the Skystep™ on before, you may have noticed that there are actually 4 different types of mat in the range. This may be a little confusing when trying to figure out which mat is the right mat for you, but help is on its way! This article will explain each type to help you make the right choice the first time around.

6 October, 2016

Logo mats are the #1 product sold on, and we take pride in our wide variety of choices in unlimited colours, sizes and design possibilities. The Buymats team are always excited to see the end result of every design from the printer.

And now, we're proud to present the Logo Imperial™!

21 September, 2016

Have you ever had one of those annoying static shocks when your touch a door handle?  I think we all have!  

As a super power this would be great but when you’re working with sensitive electronic components, not so much.   The static electricity can cause irreversible damage to small fragile components that now grace almost all of our modern every day technology such as in smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

But have no fear as Buymats have a range of electrostatic discharge (ESD) matting solutions that make static shocks a thing of the past.  

From conversations with our customers, we have found that the ESD concept can be tricky to grasp. That’s why in this article, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to create an ESD safe work area using the correct accessories.

5 September, 2016

At Buymats, we often get asked if it’s better to rent or buy mats, as an experienced supplier of commercial and industrial mats for professional use, we believe that buying is the most economic option. You could say that we think you should…Buymats.

After a discussion in the office on the subject, the Buymats team decided to dig a little deeper into the buying vs renting argument.  During our digging we discovered that there are plenty of articles around explaining the reasons for renting entrance and anti-fatigue matting but there aren’t many explaining the reasons for buying.

Buymats wants to tell the other side of the story, why we believe it’s better to buy your matting. We are going to put forward our 3 top arguments for why buying mats is the way to go, so grab a coffee, get comfortable, and let us tell you why.  

At the end of the article we have included a very cool interactive calculator that can show you what your annual savings could be if you buy your mats instead of renting them, be sure to check it out!

28 August, 2016

When it comes to indoor and outdoor entrance matting, it’s a well-known fact that the benefit of commercial entrance mats is to prevent dirt and grime from being transferred indoors, and for keeping entrances presentable and safe but not all matting solutions clean shoes effectively with dirt often ending up being tracked across your nice clean floors that the janitor probably spent hours cleaning… But what if there was a solution that could keep your entrance area cleaner, safer and keep the janitor happier?

2 February, 2016 is determined to make the ordering process as hassle-free as possible. Especially for our logo mats, we want to make sure that your logo mat is exactly to your satisfaction. Therefore, we’ve summarized in this article how to order your logo mat on

If you’re still unsure after reading our summary, don’t hesitate to contact us to speak with one of our experienced customer support members on 0121-3680041 or by sending an e-mail to

19 January, 2016

There is nothing as irritating as that the hallway of your entrance is filled with muddy footsteps. Imagine; it has been raining outside and your business clients and employees are entering for the day. Once again, the dirty floor needs to be mopped...

Worse yet, imagine that somebody does not have the opportunity to dry and clean their shoes outside the entrance, walks in, and slips and falls.

Unfortunately, there’s not much that can be done with the wet weather and these scenarios. Or is there?

6 July, 2015

The scenario

After weeks of sweating and working overtime the time has finally come: that huge project for your client is completed. The only thing is left to do is the final presentation at your office. Are you ready for it? Business attire, check. Clean presentation room, check. Arranged the snacks, check. It seems like you’ve thought of everything! Or have you?

At the beginning of the afternoon, you meet your important clients at the entrance of your office building. It’s been an extremely rainy day (once again...) and now there are muddy footsteps on the grey tiles. What’s normally a welcoming entrance area has now turned into an area full of dirt and moisture. Worse yet: One of your client proceeds to walk to your office and slips of the wet floor!

A dirty entrance area is not only a dangerous area, it also give a poor first impression. Did you know that people have their first impression with 0.25 seconds?  As the famous American actor Harlan Hogan once said in an advertising campaign:

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression”

12 June, 2015

On the 17th of November 2013, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) came with the story of a bird flu outbreak on a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire. Some 6000 birds were infected and were culled. Besides this, a 6 mile (10 kilometres) exclusion zone was put in place.

What can be done to prevent these kind of outbreaks?


9 June, 2015

Do you recognize the traditional atmosphere in swimming pools? Water, the essential element of swimming pools, contributes to the enthusiasm of both children and parents alike. Unfortunately though, the pleasure of splashing around in the water has a downside to it too. Swimming pools often have numerous safety risks to take into consideration such as unhealthy swimming water, inadequate safety regulations and... Falls due to slips!

20 May, 2015

This week, is focussing Electro Static Discharge (ESD) mats. These #mats are specifically designed to help reduce the build-up from footwear to flooring.


We’ll be providing you with information about how to clean your #mats, how to make your work environment ESD protected and how to choose the right ESD mat for you.


But why is ESD something to take seriously?

4 May, 2015

Do you have an entrance mat outside your house, office or place of work?

Research has shown that placing a quality entrance mat can remove up to 85% of dirt from shoes and footwear. In this article we also look at other benefits of placing dust control matting together with some insights into other safety aspects you may not have thought of.

Further, we look at the best ways to clean your entrance mats and provide a handy video that explains the best ways to clean in 5 easy steps.

7 January, 2015

You may have come across the term ‘anti-fatigue mats’ several times in health & safety brochures or during safety meetings.  But what exactly are these #mats? Which benefits do they actually have?


Furthermore, this article looks at whether an anti-fatigue mat is really worth it and when it is best to place an anti-fatigue mat in your work environment.


7 November, 2014

There is a growing demand for anti-static solutions in industrial and commercial environments.

What is ESD?

ESD Electro Static Discharge Protective Matting

Static electricity is everywhere, especially in the winter when air becomes drier. In many facilities, people are one of the prime generators of static electricity. The simple act of walking around or even sitting on certain types of stools can generate several thousand volts on the human body.

Static buildup is usually unnoticed until it is discharged known as Electro-Static Discharge (ESD). Once discharged, employees can feel an extremely shock. If the discharge was felt, it was probably more than 2000 volts. If the discharge was heard, it could have been between 3000 – 5000 Volts. And if there was a blue spark, the shock was most likely more than 10,000 Volts. If not properly controlled, static build up can cause unpleasant shocks to employees as well as unseen damage to electrical components.

Why the sudden need for ESD?

In the 90’s, computer chips were manufactured with on-chip protection to safeguard them from static discharge. However, on-chip protection was removed to make hardware smaller and more sophisticated, causing these higher performance components to become much more vulnerable to electrical interference.

Software component sensitivity, that was once over 1000 Volts, is currently around 50 Volts and even predicted to drop to as little as 25 Volts. Static discharge can cause usually unseen damage to electronic equipment or partially damage or weaken a component resulting in later failure.
Preventing static buildup has therefore become a priority for building designers, facility managers and operations leaders.

Plus more and more industries are susceptible to static due to the increased use of technology. Computers in some form are in almost everything these days. From toasters to televisions, from manufacturers to logistics to call centers, just about every industry is prone to static build up and its shocking effects.

So why matting?

ESD Electro Static Discharge Protective Matting

There are a number of ESD products to help reduce or eliminate static buildup from furniture, gear, footwear to flooring. Out of these multitude of products, many facility managers view static-free flooring as the most-effective means to prevent ESD from becoming a problem. ESD rubber flooring has even been cited by MIT Lincoln Laboratories as having the most effective static protection for any application and the only static resistant product that works regardless of footwear.

ESD matting solutions range from dissipative to conductive to meet IEC61340-4-14 requirements. Static dissipative matting has an electrical resistance range of 106 – 109 measured in Ohms. Charges will flow to ground more slowly and in a somewhat more controlled manner than with conductive materials. Conductive matting will drain static even faster with an even lower electrical resistance range measured between 104 – 106 Ohms. For safety, conductive matting resistance should not be lower than 104 Ohms.

30 June, 2014

Traditionally the doormat has suffered from a poor image following a large smear campaign that left it dirty, wet and pitiful; literally walked all over.  Poor choice of materials, inadequate size, and improper placement rendered the doormat completely useless and more oft than not a slipping hazard as well.

But all is not lost...

27 June, 2014

Why is regular cleaning important for your matting?

In the case of carpet mats, it is important to prolong the life of because of the reduced abrasion effect on the fibres. Secondly, it maintains the mats effectiveness over long periods of time thereby preventing accumulated dirt and moisture from being tracked into a facility. Finally, it is to improve the overall appearance of entrances where visitors get their first impression of your business.

If you have an ergonomic anti-fatigue mat in your work area, the reasons for cleaning are very similar to the ones of the carpet mats. The cleaning of the anti-fatigue & safety mats prolongs the life of industrial mats by preventing dirt build-up over long periods of time. One of the most important factors of keeping the mats clean is to maintain the mat’s specialized properties such as anti-slip or static dissipative properties. Lastly, as with the carpet mats, cleaning improves the improve the overall appearance of the mats.


But what is the best way to clean your carpet and anti-fatigue mat?


Click on the picture on the right-hand side to find out!



23 May, 2014

Would you like to see you artwork before purchasing the actual logo mat? By making use of our easy to use logo mat form, you can select the mat size,background colour, mat orientation, logo size and any additional text. When you're finished, you can send the form through to our Customer Service Department who will make sure an artwork is designed and sent back to you within 24 hours.


The best thing about the artwork? It's made free of charge with no obligations attached!


Start filling in the form by clicking here.

10 April, 2014

The Notrax® Skywalker HD™ industrial interlocking rubber modular tiles of 91 cm x 91 cm  snap together to install on site in any shape or form. The bubble surface provides a sure footing and optimal ergonomic effects and the modular tiles are made of high quality natural rubber for maximum durability and excellent standing comfort. And, it is easy to clean by sweeping or vacuuming!

But that's not all. The Notrax® Skywalker HD™ is available in standard, nitrile, ESD and fire retardant versions to meet your specific work environment requirements.

26 March, 2014

The newest acquisition in our expanding swimming pool and shower matting. The Gripwalker Lite™ is made of a light duty PVC matting that promotes hygiene in wet areas.  Of equal importance is that the open wave grid matting is anti-slip and offers grip to prevent slips and falls in wet areas, promoting the overall safety. And, the Gripwalker Lite™ is easy to clean!

27 February, 2014

The Gripwalker Edge™ is our latest addition to the outdoor entrance mats range.  This durable vinyl outdoor entrance mat with non-directional wave pattern functions that acts as a scraper mat to stop dirt, grit and grime at the entrance. The bevelled edges make for easy access onto the mat and make that mat ideal for loose lay.

20 February, 2014

The Notrax® Safety Stance Solid™ is a heavy duty anti-fatigue mat for the toughest dry industrial applications.  The closed design of the mat ensures easy cleaning and prevents small items from falling under the mat. With its unique DiamondGrid™ surface pattern, sure footing for employees is ensured alsongside the characteristic of being resistant to most industrial oils and harsh chemicals.


1 January, 2014

The Notrax® Skywalker HD Curve™ is our latest addition to the Notrax® Skywalker HD range. Engineered to fit perfectly with the Notrax® Skywalker HD, making bends in your workplace has never been easier with this industrial interlocking rubber antifatigue mat with a 45-degree wedge.






19 December, 2013

The Akwadek™ is heavy duty hygienic anti-slip matting that is ideal for wet areas around swimming pools, shower areas and changing rooms. The matting can be customized to your specific environment with the Akwadek™ connectors which allow for additional lengths and 90 degree corners!


8 November, 2013

Ergonomically engineered, the SkyStep™ utilizes the power of air. The mat is designed to suction to the ground to prevent the mat from shifting while trapping air in its chambers. These air pockets combined with the resiliency of the rubber create an ultimate cushioning effect while keeping the mat lightweight.


8 October, 2013

Looking to buy a mat but not sure which mat is the right mat? We are here to help you choose the right mat for your environment that meets your needs. has the largest selection of mats and matting solutions in the United Kingdom (UK), so you can be sure we have the right mat for you. But with so many types of mats, it can be hard to choose the right one. has therefore devloped an interactive Mat Selector to simplify choosing the right mat.

The clickable icons are based on the properties, functions and characteristics of the mats to help you choose the best one for your specific needs. Click on any icon that you believe fits your needs to narrow your search for the right mat.


15 August, 2013

The Grittrax™ is a gritted anti-slip rolls feature oil resistant vinyl with mineral coating for slip prevention in extremely wet or oily areas.



12 June, 2013

Looking to buy a mat but not sure which mat is the right mat? We are here to help you choose the right mat for your environment that meets your needs. has the largest selection of mats and matting solutions in the United Kingdom (UK), so you can be sure we have the right mat for you. But with so many types of mats, it can be hard to choose the right one. has therefore devloped an interactive Industrial Mat Selector to simplify choosing the right mat.

The icons that can be chosen are based on the properties, functions and characteristics of the mats to help you choose the best one for your specific needs.



1 May, 2013

Millions of UK works spend most of the working day on their feet. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill warns there are serious heatlh reasons why they shouldn't stand for it.

European studies suggest between one-third and half of all workers spend more than 4 hours a day on their feet, either standing or walking. This means more than seven million and possibly as many as 11 million UK workers could speand at least half their workding day on their feet.


22 April, 2013

In industrial workplaces, many workers perform processes jobs in standing position for a long period of time. Working in standing position can be linked to versatility because the mobility of legs position and having large degree of freedom. This working position promotes workers to be more efficient and productive. Such advantages contribute high value for company profits; however, standing in a long period of time can lead to discomfort, muscle fatigue, and occupational injuries to workers.

The purpose of this paper is to disseminate information on health effects, assessment methods, and control measures associated with prolonged standing jobs in industrial workplaces. Published articles related to standing in workplace have been reviewed. Based on published researches, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, chronic venous insufficiency, preterm birth and spontaneous abortion, and carotid atherosclerosis have been identified as common health problems associated with prolonged standing. Engineering and administrative controls have been proposed to the workplace to minimize the health problems.



12 April, 2013

Get the best possible use of your mat and maintain its appearance.

Why taking care of your mat is so important . . .

Entrance mats function optimally when regularly cleaned.

  • Regular cleaning will prolong the life of carpet mats because of the reduced abrasion effect on fibres.
  • Regular cleaning will maintain effectiveness of mats for the longest time and avoid dirt and moisture cumulated on mats being walked in to facilities.
  • Regular cleaning will improve the overall appearance of entrances. This is where visitors get their first impression when entering a building.


25 March, 2013

To achieve an ESD protective work area, personnel including all conductors in the environment, must be grounded to the same electrical ground point, creating a balance between all items of the mat and fulfill warranty requirements. 


With these useful tips, working and applying ESD products can be undertaken in the safest possible manner!

21 March, 2013

Do you or someone you know suffer from a Musculoskeletal Disorder?

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can affect the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Most work-related MSDs develop over time and are caused either by the work itself or by the employees' working environment. (Wikipedia)

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), are the biggest cause of absence from work. (OSHA)

So what can you do about it?

The first step in preventing MSDs is early detection and early intervention.  Read this infographic from Ergonomics Plus on how to identify risk factors at work but also personal habits and work patterns.

Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders Through Early Intervention.  Infographic from Ergonomics Plus.

15 March, 2013

Our Notrax® Cushion Trax® and Notrax® Sky Trax® are available in 61 cm , 91 cm and 122 cm widths and customizable to lengths up to 22 meters! Still not wide enough? Don’t worry, these 2 anti-fatigue mats are also customizable in a 152 cm width!

Buy the Sky Trax® here

12 December, 2012

Have you ever heard of Lower Limb Disorder or are you worried you may have it?

11 December, 2012

Do you work in areas where there is a risk of (incidental) oil spills and are looking for a durable solution?

10 December, 2012

This Notrax® premium anti-fatigue mat designed with a bubble surface for increased comfort. But that's not all!

7 December, 2012

The risk of slippig and tripping are risks that occur on a day-to-day basis. Is your work place safe enough?

4 December, 2012

The Kitchen Entrance Disinfectant Mat with rubber tips that scrub and immerse soles.

30 November, 2012

Looking for colourful kitchen shelving?

29 November, 2012

Are you worried about your general safety in the kitchen you work in?

27 November, 2012

Need a lightweight anti-slip kitchen mat?

26 November, 2012

The CiTi ™ 14 mm Unbacked comes in several different colours. Is your favourite colour one of them?

23 November, 2012

Swimming pools are known for being fun for everyone. But have you ever stopped and thought about the potential safety slip hazards a swimming pool can have?

20 November, 2012

The Rib 'n' Roll™ matting can be used for all kinds of industrial applications.


19 November, 2012

How to make your own slip and trip hazards checklist

16 November, 2012

Durable vinyl outdoor mat adapts to any surface and climate

15 November, 2012

The bubble is an ergonomic pattern that keeps the body constantly moving and balancing to improve circulation and reduce fatigue.

14 November, 2012

Looking for mats and have a large area to cover? Plus you have lots of corners and bends to take into consideration?

12 November, 2012

Top of the line heavy duty industrial anti-fatigue mat with RedStop™

12 November, 2012

The MSE has prepared a case study citing the use of Anti-Fatigue mats. Read on to find out the advice MSE provides!

9 November, 2012

Do you know which of our vast selection of mats best fits your environment?

8 November, 2012

Notrax® CushionTrax® - Comfort, durability and safety are united in this industrial-grade anti-fatigue mat