Need an Economical Matting Solution? Consider Runner Matting

While there are many applications that require high quality, purpose-built mats, there are many applications that can be serviced with economical, general purpose mats. Examples of the former are applications that require anti-slip, anti-fatigue, anti-static or other specialized mats that are especially designed to address specific application issues and challenges.

However, for many general-use applications where purpose-built mats are not required, runner matting is an excellent choice that is both functional and economical. Runner matting, also known as rib matting, is a durable floor covering that is well-suited for use in both indoor and outdoor areas. It is especially well-suited for areas that experience high traffic.

Covering applications for which runner matting is a good choice includes the following:

  • Facility walkways, aisleways, hallways, and work areas

  • Facility mezzanines and stairways

  • Athletic/fitness centres and locker areas

  • Flooring for enclosed vans

  • Event facility floors

  • Dog runs

The ribbed construction of runner matting makes it an easy-to-clean floor covering - dirt which becomes trapped between the ribs of the matting can be easily swept out with a push broom. Similarly, water and fluids which spill onto runner matting will tend to accumulate in the spaces between the ribs, reducing the potential for slips and falls.

Another advantage of runner matting is its flexibility: the material can be easily rolled up and stored away when not needed. Runner matting is also easy to cut and shape: matting can be easily cut into the desired width, or cut out to fit around equipment, furniture and other obstacles.

CRG runner matting is available in a variety of surface profiles. Our fine rib profile features a narrower rib with tighter spacing between the ribs. This type of runner matting works well in applications where fine dirt or debris are present and likely to become trapped between the ribs. In contrast, our wide rib matting with wider rib spacing is better suited for applications where coarse dirt, debris, and fluids are more common. Finally, CRG diamond plate rib matting provides a patterned surface which offers good traction in both wet and dry applications. To prevent matting "creep", we can also supply adhesive-backed runner matting which bonds securely to the floor surface being covered.

Runner matting from CRG is available in various colors and in standard widths of 24” or 36”. Available thicknesses include ⅛” or ¼”. We can supply runner matting by the roll or cut-to-length and width. Typical roll lengths are 25 yards or 50 yards, depending upon the thickness selected.

If you are seeking an economical floor mat solution, consider runner matting. Our sales team will be pleased to discuss your application and provide guidance on runner matting or any of the other fine matting solutions we offer.

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