Ergonomic or stress reducing ("anti-fatigue") floor mats are common in industrial area. They are specifically designed to not present tripping hazards when used properly. However, many are subject to chemical degradation when exposed to solvents, acids and bases. I've not heard of a fire created by their use, but I have personally witnessed several turning to black goo, requiring replacement after only a few months/years of use.
Is there a certain type of material recommended for an anti-fatigue floor mat to be used in a "general chemistry" type of storeroom at a college? I was concerned about chemical interactions with concentrated acids, bases, hydrogen peroxide, or acetone if a spill would occur. Also, are these considered a tripping hazard?
Thank you for any information,
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