As the surface area of the disposable sticky mat is exposed to contaminated particles, it should be treated as secondary waste.
This costs more to remove of safely and also cannot be used again.
It’s Proven Science
In tests comparing disposable tacky mats and peel – off sticky mats with Polymeric flooring, there was found to be a much higher reduction in the microbial count for both wheel and foot contamination after contact with the polymeric flooring compared with that achieved for peel-off sticky mats.
Performance of the sticky mats is also greatly reduced with overstrikes.
Overstriking happens when each person stops and takes at least three steps with each foot.
This is compared with an increase of up to 381.9% falling back on to the shoes using peel-off mats. (Source: Dr Tim Sandle).
Imperfect and impractical
To achieve an adhesive peel-off mat’s optimum 27% effectiveness they need to be peeled after every use.
This is not only time wasting but it is also very impractical and a hazard to the areas that you are trying to protect.
The use of sticky peel-off mats also presents a health and safety risk.
The sticky surface often pulls and rips overshoes.
This causes a severe tripping hazard and can also wrap around wheels.
Sticky mats also cannot allow the three full wheel rotations needed to remove contamination from wheeled traffic.
These tacky, disposable mats are also likely to wrap around wheels of trolleys and carts.
This makes it very hard to control cross-contamination in corridors.
Disposable tacky mats and peel-off mats might seem to be the cheapest option at first glance
This would be ideal for companies and facilities who are looking for a quick fix and to save money.
However, when looking at polymeric flooring with peel-off sticky mats, polymeric flooring not only costs less over the longevity of both products but most critically it outperforms the main selling points that a peel-off sticky mat has to offer, by a long way.
The cost of disposable peel-off mat times by 10 (to create the size needed for six footsteps or three full wheel rotations) is added to the number of peels per shift, multiplied by the number of shifts per day, then multiplied again by the days operational per year multiplied by 2.
Time to for you to get out of your Sticky Situation
Dycem Contamination Control Floor Mats offer lots of resolutions that peel-off sticky mats cannot offer.
They are made with a polymeric compound which is patented.
This makes a natural tack, rather than a manufactured sticky feel like a sticky peel-off mat would have.
They are proven to keep up to 99.9% of foot and wheel-borne particles from going into unwanted areas.
All of Dycem’s products can be cut to any length or width to make a large enough surface area to allow up to 99.9% decontamination of foot and wheel-borne traffic.
Dycem is easily placed into your SOP and can be cleaned as part of your standard floor cleaning schedule.
Dycem does not impact on your daily waste volumes.
It can be removed of in regular waste.
Tests have proven that when Dycem floor mats are viewed against sticky mats, the average percentage reduction for polymeric flooring was much greater for Dycem than for peel-off tacky mats.
This was for both wheel and foot-borne contamination. (Clibbon)
Dycem Floor Mats are also a washable solution rather than a disposable, peel-away solution.
This cuts the costs and time that waste added significantly over time and use.
For microbial benefit, Biomaster is placed into all Dycem products.
This is due to all options having a surface resistivity of 108 ohms.
This is something peel-off sticky mats cannot offer.
Make the change Today
If you wish to switch to from disposable sticky peel-off mats to a more longer-lasting, environmentally-friendly, washable and reusable solution, please contact Dycem today on +44 0117 9559 921 or email Contact@dycem.com