Amco Industries Anti-Slip and Anti-Fatigue Mats Australia and New Zealand

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive numerous questions about our range of floor mat products – to help save you time, we have provided answers for some of the most common questions we receive. If you don’t see your question answered here, please contact us – we will be more than happy to answer any question you have.

About anti-fatigue mats

Yes, anti-fatigue mats aid in reducing muscle fatigue by promoting micro-movements, enhancing circulation, relieving static muscle load, and diminishing discomfort in sore feet often caused by prolonged standing on hard floors.

Prolonged standing on hard surfaces can lead to discomfort and fatigue, causing strain on leg muscles and feet. Anti-fatigue mats address this by providing cushioning that distributes body weight evenly, promoting better blood flow. This helps reduce foot pain and the risk of conditions like arthritis.

Additionally, standing on these mats encourages subtle muscle movement, further enhancing blood circulation and oxygen delivery to the heart. Ultimately, this not only reduces physical fatigue but also contributes to a more productive and healthier work environment.

Anti-fatigue mats can help alleviate lower back pain by facilitating a more upright posture and mitigating the forward tilt commonly associated with standing on hard surfaces.

An anti-fatigue mat's effectiveness hinges on its ability to absorb shock, provide cushioning, evenly distribute weight across the foot, promote movement, and support ergonomic posture while standing on hard surfaces.

Anti-fatigue mats find widespread use across industries such as healthcarehospitalitymanufacturing and retail, where employees frequently stand for extended periods on unforgiving floors.

Choosing the right mat

Key considerations include size, thickness, material (such as PVC or rubber), durability, non-slip properties, length of warranty, and suitability for specific environmental conditions like wet areas.

The ideal thickness varies for each person but generally falls between 12mm to 25mm, striking a balance between comfort and support while preventing users from leaning forward excessively.

Absolutely. We have a diverse range of food prep area and kitchen mats equipped with special features, including spill control capabilities. Additionally, our 100% nitrile anti-slip mats are ideal for wet, oily, and greasy environments. 

Utilizing food-grade anti-slip Workease Mats is an effective measure to significantly reduce the risk of slips and falls in areas prone to cooking grease and water, especially crucial in environments with inherent injury hazards.

Anti-fatigue matting options are also available for kitchen settings.

The Orthomaster® mat, with its distinguished closed-cell formula, proves to be an optimal ergonomic solution for industrial applications, particularly in areas with grease, oil, or petroleum solvents commonly found in manufacturing plants.

Yes, we offer electrically conductive floor and door entrance mats featuring anti-fatigue properties, commonly used in environments such as high-tech computer labs and pyrotechnic settings. Amco specializes in various types of ESD anti-fatigue matting.

We have several anti-fatigue and anti-slip mats that are chemical and oil resistant:

If you need advice on the best solution for your particular environment, get in touch with our expert team.

Our Orthomaster® matting is renowned for providing unparalleled comfort as an anti-fatigue floor mat.

Our Multi-Guard mats are excellent for reducing mud tracked into premises. These mats effectively scrape dirt, mud, snow, and grass clippings off dirty boots. Another convenient option is the Croc Grippy entrance mat, perfect for high-use areas.

Yes, they can significantly enhance comfort in various areas of the home such as kitchens, laundry rooms, and ironing benches, or any location where prolonged standing is common.

Safety regulations and standards

Yes, safety standards such as Australian Standards (AS) for Slip Resistance and Safe Work Australia Codes of Practice to ensure mat safety and effectiveness.

By purchasing from certified manufacturers that comply with standards like TGA, OSHA or ANSI, and by regularly inspecting the mat for wear and tear.

Custom sizes, colours and branding

Yes, we specialise in manufacturing custom size mats. Contact our friendly team to discuss your particular requirements.

Amco Matting specialise in print logo designs on entry mats and some anti fatigue mats plus have the option of company branding on property-owned matting.

Maintenance and care

Regularly clean the mat using mild detergent and avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers that can damage the surface.

Yes, they can be disinfected using appropriate cleaners, provided the method is compatible with the mat's material to prevent degradation.

To prevent curling of anti-fatigue mats, consider these 5 strategies:

  • Choose durable materials: Opt for mats crafted from durable materials such as 100% nitrile to resist curling over time.
  • Select the right design: Choose mats with a design that extends the padding and mat surface to the edges, like the Orthomaster matting, to prevent delamination issues.
  • Regular cleaning: Keep mats clean by regularly removing dirt and debris buildup, as this can contribute to curling.
  • Ensure proper placement: Place mats correctly and avoid positioning them against equipment or walls, which can cause rolls and curls to develop.
  • Consider environmental factors: Select mats tailored to your specific environment, taking into account factors like heavy foot traffic or exposure to oils and chemicals, to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

Thinking about refreshing your anti-fatigue mats for the new year? Here are 10 unmistakable signs that indicate it's time for an upgrade, ensuring both your ergonomic mats and your employees get the reset they deserve:

  • Mats constantly shifting and sliding
  • Edges curling and buckling
  • Mats compressed or flattened
  • Surface erosion from chemicals or oils
  • Mats flipped upside down
  • Half-on, half-off stepping (incorrect size)
  • Mats stacked on top of each other
  • Jigsaw-type matting joints not connecting
  • Seams of modular tiles coming apart
  • High staff rurnover

Recognising these signs ensures you maintain a comfortable and safe workspace for your employees.  

Ordering and shipping

On every product on our website, there is an Add to Quote button. This will add the products you are interested in to a Quote Request which you can view here: View my Quote Request. Submitting this Quote Request shares it with our team, who will be in touch with you as soon as possible with costings.

Our friendly team of experts would love to help answer your questions. Visit our Contact page for our phone number, email address, or to send an online message. 

Yes we ship our products to all parts of Australia. 

Yes, we ship to New Zealand and we even hold stock of our most popular mats in New Zealand to speed up shipping for those.