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By Posted July 11, 2016 in FAQ

Does COBA Europe offer guarantees?

Yes, many of our products have guarantees. Please refer to individual products for guarantee details and warranty periods.

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What is a dust control mat?

A dust control mat is a door mat that has been designed to remove and capture dust particles carried in on footwear.  Dust particles are trapped within the mat to help prevent them polluting the atmosphere.  Our best performing dust control mats include Microfibre Doormat, Dirt Trapper, Tough-Turf, Loopermat.

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Which is the best scraper entrance mat for outdoor use?

A good scraper entrance mat should generally be suitable for outdoor use and is designed to scrape the bulk of dirt from footwear before entering a building. We recommend mats with a tough, abrasive top surface either with flexible or rigid nodules, or ribbed/textured ‘scraping’ designs to remove dirt particles from footwear. Mats with open […]

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Which matting is best for barefoot use?

PVC matting, because PVC does not support the growth of bacteria and is therefore more hygienic.  It is also comfortable to walk on barefoot and provides a safer anti-slip surface. Our recommended products include: Leisure Mat, Flexi-Deck PVC Floor Tiles, and Diamond Grid PVC matting. Further details on these products can be found in our […]

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Which matting is best for harsh chemicals/aggressive machine oils?

Generally rubber matting that has some nitrile content. In our range, we would recommend the following products: High Duty, High-Duty Grit, Bubblemat Nitrile, K-Mat, COBAdot Nitrile, GripGuard, Fatigue-Step Blue, Fatigue-Step Grit Top, Diamond Grid, COBAscrape, Worksafe Blue, and Orthomat Ultimate. Please refer to the Workplace Product Selector in our catalogue for further guidance, or contact […]

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Can forklift trucks drive over the matting?

Forklift trucks will damage most mats. This normally occurs when the wheels are turned on the product. Tough-Lock Tiles can be used in conjunction with forklifts, but we suggest bonding the tiles to the floor for the best performance.

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Can I cut the matting to size myself?

It depends on the construction of the product, and whether it has a backing. Those products that have multiple layers ‘sandwiched’ together are not ideal for cutting because the inner materials need to be sealed. Some PVC products can be successfully cut.  Please seek advice from our Customer Service team to see if the matting […]

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What’s the best way to clean the matting?

The material your mats are manufactured from will influence the recommended method of cleaning. For entrance mats, please refer to our comprehensive cleaning guide. For rubber or PVC matting, we generally recommend brushing, mopping and pressure washing with a detergent.  Please refer to the Technical Specification details for each product, published on this website and […]

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What is the best size for an individual anti fatigue mat?

That depends on whether your job requires standing in a static position, or whether you need to walk alongside machinery or equipment. If you are standing in a static position, then a smaller mat can suffice.  However, if you need to take steps (walk) within your workspace, then always make sure the matting is as […]

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By Posted June 9, 2016 in FAQ

How long will the matting last?

There are many influencers. It depends on the environment in which it has been installed, whether it is suitable for that particular environment, and how it is maintained. Also usage needs to be considered. For example, three shifts would wear matting quicker than a one shift environment. This underlines the importance of correctly specified matting. […]

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By Posted June 2, 2016 in FAQ

What is the most durable matting?

Orthomat Ultimate, Solid Fatigue Step, Fatigue Step, Cobamat, Superdry and Cobawash would be considered some of the most durable matting in their respective categories.

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Is there any legislation to say that I need matting?

Not as such.  However, as part of the Health and Safety at Work Act, employers are responsible for ensuring that workplace floors are safe. This includes taking measures to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls for employees and visitors. General health and wellbeing is a factor too. If workers have to regularly stand […]

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By Posted May 23, 2016 in FAQ

Do you offer site surveys or visits?

Yes, we do. We offer free site surveys to our customers throughout the UK. Our experienced sales team operates nationwide and they are more than happy to visit your premises to assess your requirements and make recommendations.We regularly accompany our distributors on site visits.

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