Installing rubber floor runners makes your commercial business environment less prone to liability issues and insurance claims. As it stands, there are still many establishments that are not friendly to the physically limited; a lack of wheelchair ramps or walkway railings limits this accessibility for businesses. During wet winters outdoor walkways and commercial ramps can become hazardous areas. Clients can associate your place of business, especially if it is a retail establishment, with risk and they may be less likely to visit your facility.
The significance of a single customer is immense. A customer’s experience at your establishment determines whether or not you’ll be getting the most effective (not to mention effortless) marketing technique: word of mouth. It should be assumed that each customer is tied to a network of friends, families, and coworkers or, from a business standpoint, more customers. Great experiences prompt praise and recommendation while poor experiences do the opposite. Here are 7 places where rubber floor runners make sense:
Not only are runners used to protect slippery areas, they can also cover older floors for a more appealing aesthetic. Rubber mats used as hall runners can easily cover hallways that have shabby floors. To ensure the satisfaction of absolutely every customer you, the business owner, can implement safety and accessibility measures. To assist those with physical limitations, a rubber runner mat can be used throughout your commercial establishment to increase safety and accessibility.
Rubber floor runners are made of—you guessed it—rubber. Rubber has excellent traction qualities due to its high coefficient of friction. The functional material possesses anti-slip properties, which is evident in its use in tires and on the soles of shoes. The rubber runners also have a raised surface texture which further increases the traction to the floor.
Traction is beneficial to anyone and everyone since it reduces the chances of slipping and falling, even when wet. For people using wheelchairs or walking-assistance devices a rubber runner mat provides traction to their equipment and makes it easier and safer to traverse your business’s ramps and walkways.
Placing rubber runners inside and outside of your business provides safeguards against injuries resulting from slips and falls. Rubber has natural shock-absorbing capabilities. The elastic material flexes when a force is applied, and disperses the impact throughout the rubber. This quality is what gives rubber mats their durability, resilience, and, more importantly, their safety. In the case of a freak slip or fall, the cushion-like runner mat can reduce the severity of any injury incurred.
The little details, like a friendly staff or clean bathrooms, can be the difference between maintaining return customers and entertaining one-time visitors. Unrolling some rubber floor runners onto your business’ walkways and ramps is a detail that shows a business owner’s concern for her customers from all walks of life.