Region’s Healthcare Facilities Turn to Chester-Based Health Mats for Comfort, Safety


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By Kristina Smith

Here, at Health Mats, we serve a number of healthcare properties in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Professionals in healthcare work on their feet for long periods of time, and thus may be faced with sore muscles and body fatigue. The solution to this problem is implementing anti-fatigue mats into their facility. Not only do they provide a comfortable, supportive barrier to stand on, they can fight against germs and bacteria, and keep the floors protected.

Anti-fatigue mats are ergonomic and designed to reduce the straining of muscles. They work by encouraging subtle movements of the legs and calves. In return, this promotes easier blood flow to the heart, which can often be constricted from standing.

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Adding safety measures like anti-fatigue mats and commercial mats can reduce the amount of muscle soreness and pain that workers experience throughout the day.The mats are made with a thick, durable, nitrile rubber that creates a comfortable barrier between the floor and the user’s feet. This makes the mats ideal for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare personnel who stand for hours at a time.

In a healthcare setting, the spreading of germs and bacteria can have harmful effects toward a patient’s or employee’s health. Anti-fatigue mats can be anti-microbial-treated to prevent this from happening. Such a treatment will stop the germs, viruses, and bacteria from being a potential hazard in the facility. The mats can also be sterilized to ensure a lifetime of protection against odors and degradation.

The mats are multi-functional because they can reduce fatigue and fight germs all while protecting floor surfaces. This is especially important in healthcare settings, where a high volume of people is expected. Anti-fatigue mats act as a protectant to prevent the sometimes-damaging effects of heavy foot traffic.

We also recommend our wet-step mats for use in hospitals and laboratories. They are slip resistant and soft to walk on. Flow-through holes on the mats enable water to drain freely away.

Anti-fatigue mats are grease resistant and can be used in wet or dry environments. This makes them safe to use in labs and other areas where spills may occur.

Health Mats also offers microfiber products – cloths, pads, wet mops, dust mops, and bonnets – that prevent cross-contamination, a concern in most healthcare facilities.

We recommend a combined rental program that provides mats, as well as housekeeping products. Our regular program will ensure a clean, safe, and healthy environment.

Whatever your needs are, our dedicated team is here to meet them.


Kristina Smith is the Business Development and Marketing Manager at Health Mats, a company in Chester with a half-century of experience that is family owned and operated. To contact her, e-mail or call 484-487-2496.




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