From: ILPI Support <info**At_Symbol_Here**ILPI.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] lab floor mat question
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 14:41:15 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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Most of the mats I've seen are listed as "oil resistant" but do not list specific chemicals the way you would see with a glove selection chart.

My company is a NoTrax distributor. This one says it is "Resilient natural rubber compound withstands many common industrial cutting oils and chemicals":  while this one says it is "highly resistant to grease, oils and animal & vegetable fats":   There are many more on their web site.  If you would like some pricing, custom sizes, etc. simply contact me off list.

Yartiza's comment about lining up mats works if you have a modular mat design in which the bevels can be removed and the mats connected. These are called mat tiles; see  Notice they have some nice nitrile rubber ones; nitrile provides highest level of resistance to chemicals, oils and greases that Notrax apparently offers:  as well as  The beveled edges are sold separately.

Best wishes,

Rob Toreki

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On May 17, 2021, at 1:21 PM, Burgmeier, Sally <sallyburgmeier**At_Symbol_Here**AUGUSTANA.EDU> wrote:

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,
Sally Burgmeier
Augustana College
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