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This page contains a variety of tools and resources to assist you with some of the questions you may have regarding floor matting and applications.

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Chemical Resistance Chart
  Chemical Resistance Chart
Compatibility of floor matting products with more commonly found chemicals, oils and greases. The ratings found on this chart are intended to be used as a guide only. For more decisive results, please call for a free sample for on-site testing. Actual results may vary depending on concentration of chemicals.

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Care Instructions
General installation/assembly instructions and care/maintenance tips.
  Carpet Matting
Care and maintenance instructions
 
  Cushion-Ease® /
#551 Ramp System

Installation/assembly instructions
 
  Mat Hold (090) Information
Information sheet
 
  Modular Lok-Tyle™ - 523
Installation Instructions
 
  Nosing Repair/Installation
Nosing Repair & Installation
 
  Rubber Matting
Care and maintenance instructions
 

Glossary of Terms
Anti-Fatigue Properties
The cushioning qualities found in NoTrax® matting that alleviates foot and lower back pressure, while stimulating blood circulation that helps to reduce stress on the lower back, leg joints and major muscle groups.
 
Chemical Resistance
The degree to which NoTrax® industrial matting products can withstand the erosive qualities of chemicals, oils, and greases found in applicable environments.
 
Decalon®
This NoTrax® exclusive fiber is made with a much higher denier polypropylene yarn. Products that are manufactured with Decalon® offer superb wear resistance, exceptional moisture retention and crisp, clean pattern appearance in coordinating colors.
 
Denier
Denier is defined as the thickness of the yarn strand. Combined with the face weight (ounces of yarn per square yard), and the density or volume of yarn strands, it is a critical factor in the performance, quality and durability of an entrance mat. NoTrax® competitors define their quality in terms of face weight only.
 
Dyna-Shield®
A revolutionary process perfected by Superior Manufacturing Group that creates a tough protective barrier on the surface of select foam anti-fatigue matting products. Dyna-Shield® mats have greater tensile strength, and are more resistant to wear than traditional sponge matting.
 
GSII
A technology that is incorporated into select NoTrax® industrial floor matting products allowing them to excel in the harshest industrial environments where aggressive chemicals, oils and greases are commonly found, and often times where traditional matting fails.
 
Needlepunch
A traditional manufacturing process for carpet matting, needlepunch is engineered with a unique blend of four denier thicknesses of yarn ranging from very fine to very thick. Needlepunch products are typically more durable, offering better crush resistance and wearability due to the density of the yarn used in the process.
 
Nitrile Rubber
A rubber compound specifically engineered for use in the harshest environments due to its increased resistance to many chemicals, oils, greases, and animal fats. Nitrile rubber also provides increased gas permeability, thermal stability, and abrasion resistance. Niru® is the NoTrax® trademarked name for Nitrile rubber compound.
 
PVC Compounds
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is a plastic compound used to manufacture a variety of end products. PVC is known for its durability, moisture resistance, versatility and its ability to withstand harsh environments.
 
Tufted
A manufacturing process used for carpet matting, tufted products are sewn into a backing after using a finer yarn. Tufted mats generally are less dense and offer better moisture retention. Tufted products also have more flexibility with colors and patterns providing a more aesthetic finished product.
 
UniFusion™
A revolutionary bonding process that uses heat and pressure to fuse a floor matting top surface to a base material. The end result is a finished product that is virtually a single piece, thereby eliminating the possibility of de-lamination.
 
 

Logos
With three distinct patterns to choose from, these mats offer aggressive scraping action and the ultimate in moisture retention. As the name implies, AquaTRU™ are truer-sized mats giving you more mat (up to 15% more) and a better value.
A program that outlines the key characteristics of a highly efficient matting system for Green Cleaning applications. Entrance mats are not currently Green approved products, however, they are considered an integral lead in product for an overall Green Cleaning strategy.
Safety/anti-fatigue matting that provides unmatched durability and outperforms the competition in the toughest environments by combining a 100% Nitrile rubber base offering the highest degree of resistance to chemicals, oils and greases, with a silicon carbide grit surface for long-lasting traction.
A kneeling mat that was designed for extreme kneeling applications such as gravel, asphalt, concrete, tile and wood flooring, providing ergonomic support by reducing trauma, stress and strain on the knees and lower back.
MicroStop™ is a unique anti-microbial rubber compound made from a specially formulated blend of raw materials that inhibits the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi that can cause odor, stains and product deterioration. MicroStop™ is incorporated directly into the mat during the manufacturing process so it cannot be washed off or wear away over time.
Select RedStop™ products have been certified by the NFSI (National Floor Safety Institute) with more certifications pending. The NFSI is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to aid in the prevention of slips, trips-and-falls through education, research, and standards development. They perform independent evaluation of slip resistance on floor mats, coatings, cleaning agents, etc., and provide information to end-users to aid in their purchasing decisions. In order to become NFSI certified, products must pass comprehensive laboratory and field testing.
Identifies products that are manufactured with 100% recycled materials.
Denotes products that have been tested and certified by the National Sanitation Foundation for grease and oil protection and durability.
RedStop™ is a uniquely engineered technology that virtually eliminates the slipping and sliding of all NoTrax® brand laminated floor mats. NoTrax® floor mats with RedStop™ are targeted for use in environments where smooth floor surfaces are found such as vinyl composite tile, painted or epoxy coated concrete, vinyl sheet flooring, carpet, and ceramic tile. RedStop™ provides increased friction between the underside of the mat and a clean, dry floor surface anchoring the mat in place, without leaving a tacky or sticky residue. All NoTrax® brand laminated floor mats for industrial, commercial, and consumer markets are manufactured with RedStop™.
A family of safety matting products consisting of a series of specially formulated rubber compounds designed to attack the most difficult problems found for industrial applications. These mats are built for extreme requirements that may include the need for fire retardant matting, (ESD) anti-static/dissipative or conductive properties, anti-microbial matting or resistance to harsh industrial chemicals . . . even brake fluid.
Superior Impact logo matting is a truly cost effective, multi-functional entrance mat that stops dirt and debris while improving aesthetic appeal and promoting brand awareness. Superior Impact logo matting creates a lasting impresion at the point of first contact with your company. . . your front door.
A unique lamination technology that incorporates heat and pressure to fuse the mat top surface to the foam base creating a virtually unbreakable bond, eliminating any possibility of de-lamination. This occurs when the top surface separates from the base material and can cause tops to buckle, or edges to curl, creating a trip hazard.

Matting Icons
Icons denote certain characteristics and functionality associated with a specific mat.
Anti-Slip

Matting designed to provide added traction and safety by incorporating aggressive surface patterns and textures.
 
Anti-Static

Matting that's specially formulated to absorb static electricity.
 
Custom

Matting that's available in custom sizes and/or lengths.
 
Drainage

An open construction design that allows moisture and debris to drain through, providing secure footing especially in wet environments.
 
Ergonomic/Anti Fatigue

Matting that alleviates foot and lower back pressure, stimulating blood circulation that helps reduce stress on the lower back, leg joints and major muscle groups.
 
Food Processing

Matting suitable for use in food processing plants or areas where exposure to animal fats, greases and oils are common.
 
Food Service

Matting suitable for use in kitchens, bars and other food service areas where durability, grease resistance and drainage are a priority.
 
Non-Conductive

Formulated to provide insulation for the worker. It prevents the worker from being "grounded" and thereby preventing electrical shock.
 
Outdoor Use

Heavy-duty construction designed to act as a first line of defense against tracked-in dirt by scraping soil and moisture from shoes.
 
Welding

Mats made from durable rubber compounds that can be used in areas where welding takes place.
 
  

Product Testing
All NoTrax® floor matting products are subject to the following applicable tests, conducted by independent laboratories prior to their introduction to the market.
All NoTrax® carpet products passed the Flammability Test (PillTest DOC FF1-70)
 
Abrasion Resistance
(ASTM D3884-92)

This is an accelerated wear test for NoTrax® products. Results are measured in weight loss.
 
Accelerated Soiling Test
(ASTM D6540)

This test is designed to simulate the soiling of entrance matting under normal foot traffic.
 
Accelerated Wear Test
(S.I.M Floor Machine)

Designed to simulate wear an entrance mat will receive under normal foot traffic. The results show the relative wear and crush resistance of the mat.
 
Coefficient of Friction
(ASTM C 1028-89)

This test is designed to assess the slip resistance of our matting.
 
Compression Deflection
(ASTM D3574)

This test assesses the anti-fatigue properties of industrial mats.
 
Critical Radiant Flux
(ASTM E648-94A)

This test measures the level of radiant heat energy required to sustain flame propagation.
 
Elongation
(ASTM D412)

This test measures the weight needed to break a mat and the percent of size increase at the breaking point.
 
Tear Strength
(ASTM D1004)

This test measures the required force to initiate the tearing of a mat.
 
Water Retention

Designed to simulate the moisture retention of an entrance mat in actual usage. Tests are reported in gallons per square yard.
 
  

15 Foot Rule
Between 70-80% of all moisture, dirt and debris are brought into a facility on the bottom of one’s shoes. It has been recommended that at least 15 feet of matting is required to remove the majority of dirt and debris from foot traffic. 15 feet of matting ensures that each foot will make contact with the matting at least 3 times providing adequate scraping and drying to stop most dirt and moisture at the entrance.

Industry Links

 
http://www.adhq.com
Affiliated Distributors is a marketing group made up of over 280 local independent leading distributors of electrical, pipe valve fitting, and industrial products with a collective sales volume of over $10 billion.
 

 
http://www.astm.org
The American Society for Testing and Materials consists of 30,000 members from over 100 different nations that create standards used around the world for everything from product development and design to accessing markets.
 

 
http://www.dpabuyinggroup.com/index.html
THE DPA BUYING GROUP is a member-driven marketing and procurement organization of independent distributors and national suppliers in the Janitorial/Sanitary, Industrial-Packaging, Restoration and Safety Equipment & Clothing industries. DPA distributors work with the group's preferred supplier partners for mutual sales and growth opportunities. Founded in September 2000 by 67 distributors, The DPA Buying Group is currently comprised of over 350+ independent high-volume partner distributors with approximatley 140 partner supplier contracts. DPA recently celebrated 10 successful years at our annual conference in Sanibel Island, Florida.
 

 
http://www.issa.com
(I.S.S.A.) The International Sanitary Supply Association provides useful resources for members of the janitorial and sanitary maintenance industries.
 

 
http://www.naw.org
The (N.A.W.) National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors based out of Washington, D.C., is a trade association that represents the wholesale distribution industry.
 

 
http://www.nissco.com
(NISSCO) The National Independent Sanitary Supply Company is a gathering of independent janitorial distributors working together to maximize sales and profitability through special pricing programs and promotions from the group's "preferred" suppliers.
 

 
http://nsc.org
The National Safety Council is a membership organization offering resources on safety, health and environmental topics, as well as training publications, news and more.
 

 
http://www.nsf.org
The National Sanitation Foundation is known for the development of standards, product testing and certification services in the areas of safety and public health, as well as environmental protection.
 

 
http://www.nfsi.org
The National Floor Safety Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to aid in the prevention of slips, trips, and falls through education, research, and standards development. They perform independent evaluation of slip resistance on floor mats, coatings, cleaning agents, etc., and provide information to end-users to aid in their purchasing decisions. In order to become NFSI certified, proposed products must pass comprehensive laboratory and field testing.
 

 
http://www.osha.gov
(OSHA) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration aims to ensure employee safety and health in the United States by working with employers and employees to create a better work environment.
 

 
http://my.smgna.com
(SMG) The Safety Marketing Group is considered the world's largest consortium of independent safety equipment distributors
 

 
http://www.usgbc.org
The (USGBC) United States Green Building Council consists of a group of leaders working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.
 

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