Classified as 'Hollow Rubber Mats' these 1m x 1.5m x 22mm thick mats have a variety of uses including:
Anti-Poaching Mats - especially useful for gateways, around feeders and water troughs* See our HEAVY DUTY GRASS REINFORCEMENT MESH FOR GATEWAYS as a tougher alternative - and more economical for 2 or more gateways!
Walkway Mats - used on both hard and soft surfaces for a good anti-slip walking surface
Anti-Fatigue Mats - relieves muscle stress when standing in hard surfaces for period of time
Play Mats - up to 3m fall height to BS EN1177* when laid onto grass (tests and certification can be offered at your particular site - please call for costs)
Dirt Collection Mats - suitable for door entrance mats
Washdown Mats - laid onto drainage medium, these mats allow water to pass straight through while offering a safe, non-slip floor surface.
Caravan Mats - these mats can be easily rolled up to transport and are perfect for door mats, or under awnings around your caravan !
The mats are normally fixed together using cable ties, of for temporary fixing when laid onto solid floors, a special moulded rubber connector is also available. Plastic fixing pins are used where the mats need to be anchored to grass which quickly grows through the 25-30mm holes in the mats.
The mats can be back-filled with pea-shingle, bark, sand etc to provide access for wheelchairs when laid onto soft areas.
When laid onto soft areas, or where light vehicle use is also expected, we can also supply an underlay mesh offering weight support and minimising the effect of mats being compressed into wet soil which can result in rubber mats tearing.
Typically where these mats are used with horses for anti-poaching in gateways etc, please refer to our information on Heavy Duty Mesh products, which are often used in conjunction with rubber mats to create higher strength and better weight supporting areas.
Material: 100% Natural Rubber and Synthetic Rubber Blend with recycled content (carbon black) for environmental purposes.
TESTING - the current certificate to EN 1177 recently expired - the originator of this cert (a test house in Australia) is no longer in business following the global recession, and we are about to test material in the UK - new certificates will then be issued for each public body requesting documents - this service will only be free to Public Authorities and Limited Companies who are able to confirm the final use of materials in Public Places. Certification charges may be applicable to other companies or private users under requirements of our Public Liability insurance.
New testing to EN 1177 is now being assessed - here is a copy of a statement back from one of the 3 applicable test houses in the UK confirming that this test is highly questionable unless performed on each individual installation.
Thank you for your recent valued enquiry about the testing of impact absorbing play surfaces.
For a product like yours, which is normally installed over soil or grass, the procedure for determination of Critical Fall Height described in EN 1177 makes provision for the testing of the system on site. However, because ambient conditions can have such a great influence on the performance of the product, the standard also makes it clear that, for the purposes of Certification, the only tests that can be used are those conducted under laboratory conditions, where the surfacing is laid above a concrete substrate.
Our suggestion is that we conduct testing on both types of substrate and include both sets of results within a single test report. The EN1177 Certificate will only relate to the laboratory test results on concrete.
So - from this it can deduced that any of these generic mats tested in this way may require on site testing to ascertain CFH, and that 'tests' made may be irrelevant! - Buyer Beware !
When tested with on a CONCRETE base these 22/23mm hollow mats acheive a CFH of 1.2m only - this should be the same result for any of these styles of mat. For a more substantial soft-ground installation material see our Lawn Grating crumb rubber system - tested to BS EN 1177 on concrete surface with a CFH of 2.1m (this material offers much higher safety fall heights when laid onto grass with soil/grass infill).