The Underlying Secret of Diamond-Plate Anti-Fatigue Floor Matting
If you’re like me, you want choices… but just the right amount, presented in the right way. For example, on occasion I’ll break out of my normal routine and check out a new restaurant. It’s a risky endeavor. Without fail, 1 of 3 scenarios play out when I peruse the menu. Scenario 1: The choices are limited so I settle on the least offensive option. Scenario 2: There are too many choices, with limited information. In which case, I do what any reasonable person would do - Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. As scientific as this method is, I inevitably end up with a case of food envy and diner regret. Scenario 3: The most favorable outcome is an array of choices, well organized and with clear descriptions. In other words, is it fried, grilled, cream based, tomato based…? There’s nothing worse than thinking you’re ordering something healthy only to have your meal served with a cardiologist on standby.
So where am I going with this? Well, it’s not so different when deciding on the best anti-fatigue floor mats for your workplace. You have choices. Do a quick Google search and you’ll be inundated with page after page of floor matting and ergonomic flooring choices. Take for instance the most iconic style of anti-fatigue mats – The diamond-plate style (diamond-plate is the name of the surface traction pattern). For the most part these iconic floor mats all look the same - the same rugged traction pattern in mostly the same palette of colors. But I need to let you in on a little-known secret – that tough looking top surface, isn’t so different from one matting manufacturer to the other. The difference lies beneath, hidden below the surface!
If you flip one of these wonderfully ergonomic floor mats over, you’ll see the real source of their power – the sponge! That’s what makes the difference and that’s where matting manufacturers differ dramatically. Understanding how they differ greatly reduces the likelihood of buyer’s regret.
As it turns out, all but one manufacturer has a “one size fits all” approach to the sponge they use. Wearwell is the only manufacturer that offers diamond-plate matting with 3 unique sponges, each with distinct advantages and characteristics to suit different environments (i.e. performance, rebound, value, customization, price point, sustainability, slip resistance, anti-slide, etc.) These options allow customers to align their own requirements with the anti-fatigue mat that suits them best.
You can read up and familiarize yourself Wearwell’s diamond-plate options, but sometimes you need to see and feel before you purchase. That’s precisely why Wearwell makes it easy to request samples free of charge.
Now that you’re clued-in to the secret of diamond-plate and understand your choices, you can take comfort in knowing you don’t have to tackle your anti-fatigue matting decisions alone. There are Wearwell experts nationwide available to perform an onsite assessment (free of charge!). Not only that, Wearwell has a dedicated support team available to take your call and help you identify the best choice for your environment (888-413-7317). Consider these folks your personal concierge or guides, ready to help unlock the secrets of anti-fatigue floor matting and ergonomic flooring for your workplace.