Floormat.com, the premier producer of custom mats and safety floor coverings, announces the introduction of simple, cost effective solutions to prevent falling on slippery interior surfaces.
Slip and fall accidents account for 15% of all accidents in the United States. Fifty percent of at home deaths are due to accidental falls. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one out of five falls cause serious injury and 700,000 people in the United States have wound up in the hospital with serious injuries due to falls.
When it comes to slip and fall accidents, prevention is key. The professionals at Floormat.com advise that the property be carefully assessed for dangerous slip and fall locations
American businesses have paid out 70 billion dollars in costs related to slip and fall accidents for patrons and employees. The average award in slip and fall law suits range between 60,000 and 100,000 dollars and can take anywhere from a few months to many years to resolve.
Businesses are not the only entities vulnerable to slip and fall law suits. Homeowners are also at risk. Accidents related to slip and fall on the premises of a private home are generally handled through the homeowner’s insurance company. Without homeowners insurance, legal defense costs in the range of $50,000.
Attention should be paid to entryways which can become slippery due to rain, snow and sleet. The remedy, according to Floormat.com professionals are new mats that perform double duty as safety guards against accidents and damage to the property itself. There are exciting new, products on the market that keep floor mats in place.
Spray or brush on coating has replaced double sided tape. These products are priced under $20.00 and eliminate the need to keep readjusting mats. Property owner does not need to worry about sticky adherents once floor mat is removed. The floor remains undamaged and in its original condition.
Other exciting products include ecofriendly and mats made with recycled products. These mats are constructed of recycled PET fabric made of recycled drink bottles and are certified non slip by the National Floor Safety Institute.
Floormat.com prides itself in making floormats not just doormats that look attractive. Floormat.com’s professional staff emphasize other features the mats offer, like SBR rubber backing that contains 20% recycled rubber from car tires. This bi-level surface effectively removes and stores dirt and moisture beneath shoe level until cleaning. Rubber reinforced face nubs prevent pile from crushing, extending the performance life of the product.
Unique “Water Dam” allows the mats to hold up to 1½ gallons of water per square yard; water and dirt stay on the mat and do not transfer to the floor. Mats are available with cleated backing for placement on carpet or smooth backing for hard floor surfaces
Floormat.com is the leading US manufacturer, distributor and installer of floor mats, heated floor mats, treads and other safety solutions. The company has been innovating flooring solutions for more than 60 years. More information can be found at http://www.floormat.com.
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