Guide to Restaurant Floor Mats

A mat for every application in your restaurant space.

Restaurants can vary widely in terms of their aesthetics, layouts, culinary styles, and themes. On the other hand, all restaurants, in general, share the same basic structure when it comes to the various areas or zones of the establishment, such as the entranceway, kitchen, dining area, dishwashing zone, and receiving or backdoor area.

Make sure your restaurant is providing the ultimate guest experience, by taking the time now to evaluate whether the mats currently being used in the different areas of your restaurant are best suited to their purpose.

The Right Mat for Each Area of Your Restaurant

Use this facility guide to find the right commercial floor mat for a specific location in your restaurant. Choosing the right mat can help make staff happier and healthier and bring together the experience for your customers. Here is a breakdown of the most common areas of a restaurant and the mats that are best suited to those areas.

Not all mats are created equal. Shopping for foodservice matting is the first step, but this only takes care of mats used by restaurant staff in the kitchen. Throughout your facility, many other mat types are needed. Entry mats, anti-fatigue mats, rubber outdoor mats, non-slip mats, and others – learn more about our best sellers below.


Outside Entrance Mats

Outdoor entrance mats are constantly exposed to the elements. Over time, sunlight and extreme temperatures will wear out the fibers of a mat not designed for outdoor functions. A rubber entrance mat is well suited for outdoor placement.

A rubber scraper mat works as the first line of defense against moisture and debris brought in by foot traffic. The Ridge Scraper features a raised-bar construction that will begin the scraping process and keep your restaurant’s entrance area clean.

Indoor Entrance Mats

Secondary entrance mats are rated for inside or outside use. Secondary door mats are designed to continue the scraping process using a high/low rib design that will scrape and trap debris from the bottom of shoes.

A secondary entrance mat is also ideal for a logo mat. These mats can provide the same level of entranceway protection as other entrance way mats, and they can add an aesthetic quality that will promote your establishment’s brand or message.