Amco Industries Anti-Slip and Anti-Fatigue Mats Australia and New Zealand

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive numerous questions about our range of floor mat products – to help save you time, we have provided answers for some of the most common questions we receive. If you don’t see your question answered here, please contact us – we will be more than happy to answer any question you have.

About anti-fatigue mats

Yes, anti-fatigue mats aid in reducing muscle fatigue by promoting micro-movements, enhancing circulation, relieving static muscle load, and diminishing discomfort in sore feet often caused by prolonged standing on hard floors.

Prolonged standing on hard surfaces can lead to discomfort and fatigue, causing strain on leg muscles and feet. Anti-fatigue mats address this by providing cushioning that distributes body weight evenly, promoting better blood flow. This helps reduce foot pain and the risk of conditions like arthritis.

Additionally, standing on these mats encourages subtle muscle movement, further enhancing blood circulation and oxygen delivery to the heart. Ultimately, this not only reduces physical fatigue but also contributes to a more productive and healthier work environment.

Anti-fatigue mats can help alleviate lower back pain by facilitating a more upright posture and mitigating the forward tilt commonly associated with standing on hard surfaces.

An anti-fatigue mat's effectiveness hinges on its ability to absorb shock, provide cushioning, evenly distribute weight across the foot, promote movement, and support ergonomic posture while standing on hard surfaces.

Anti-fatigue mats find widespread use across industries such as healthcarehospitalitymanufacturing and retail, where employees frequently stand for extended periods on unforgiving floors.

Choosing the right mat

Key considerations include size, thickness, material (such as PVC or rubber), durability, non-slip properties, length of warranty, and suitability for specific environmental conditions like wet areas.

The ideal thickness varies for each person but generally falls between 12mm to 25mm, striking a balance between comfort and support while preventing users from leaning forward excessively.

Absolutely. We have a diverse range of food prep area and kitchen mats equipped with special features, including spill control capabilities. Additionally, our 100% nitrile anti-slip mats are ideal for wet, oily, and greasy environments. 

Utilizing food-grade anti-slip Workease Mats is an effective measure to significantly reduce the risk of slips and falls in areas prone to cooking grease and water, especially crucial in environments with inherent injury hazards.

Anti-fatigue matting options are also available for kitchen settings.

The Orthomaster® mat, with its distinguished closed-cell formula, proves to be an optimal ergonomic solution for industrial applications, particularly in areas with grease, oil, or petroleum solvents commonly found in manufacturing plants.

Yes, we offer electrically conductive floor and door entrance mats featuring anti-fatigue properties, commonly used in environments such as high-tech computer labs and pyrotechnic settings. Amco specializes in various types of ESD anti-fatigue matting.

We have several anti-fatigue and anti-slip mats that are chemical and oil resistant:

If you need advice on the best solution for your particular environment, get in touch with our expert team.

Our Orthomaster® matting is renowned for providing unparalleled comfort as an anti-fatigue floor mat.

Our Multi-Guard mats are excellent for reducing mud tracked into premises. These mats effectively scrape dirt, mud, snow, and grass clippings off dirty boots. Another convenient option is the Croc Grippy entrance mat, perfect for high-use areas.

Yes, they can significantly enhance comfort in various areas of the home such as kitchens, laundry rooms, and ironing benches, or any location where prolonged standing is common.

Safety regulations and standards

Yes, safety standards such as Australian Standards (AS) for Slip Resistance and Safe Work Australia Codes of Practice to ensure mat safety and effectiveness.

By purchasing from certified manufacturers that comply with standards like TGA, OSHA or ANSI, and by regularly inspecting the mat for wear and tear.

Custom sizes, colours and branding

Yes, we specialise in manufacturing custom size mats. Contact our friendly team to discuss your particular requirements.

Amco Matting specialise in print logo designs on entry mats and some anti fatigue mats plus have the option of company branding on property-owned matting.

Maintenance and care

Regularly clean the mat using mild detergent and avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers that can damage the surface.

Yes, they can be disinfected using appropriate cleaners, provided the method is compatible with the mat's material to prevent degradation.

To prevent curling of anti-fatigue mats, consider these 5 strategies:

  • Choose durable materials: Opt for mats crafted from durable materials such as 100% nitrile to resist curling over time.
  • Select the right design: Choose mats with a design that extends the padding and mat surface to the edges, like the Orthomaster matting, to prevent delamination issues.
  • Regular cleaning: Keep mats clean by regularly removing dirt and debris buildup, as this can contribute to curling.
  • Ensure proper placement: Place mats correctly and avoid positioning them against equipment or walls, which can cause rolls and curls to develop.
  • Consider environmental factors: Select mats tailored to your specific environment, taking into account factors like heavy foot traffic or exposure to oils and chemicals, to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

Thinking about refreshing your anti-fatigue mats for the new year? Here are 10 unmistakable signs that indicate it's time for an upgrade, ensuring both your ergonomic mats and your employees get the reset they deserve:

  • Mats constantly shifting and sliding
  • Edges curling and buckling
  • Mats compressed or flattened
  • Surface erosion from chemicals or oils
  • Mats flipped upside down
  • Half-on, half-off stepping (incorrect size)
  • Mats stacked on top of each other
  • Jigsaw-type matting joints not connecting
  • Seams of modular tiles coming apart
  • High staff rurnover

Recognising these signs ensures you maintain a comfortable and safe workspace for your employees.  

Stair Nosing

It could be a variety of problems, first, it could be installation problems. If the nosing is screwed down, there could be uneven pressure causing the stair nosing to warp and creating bend stress causing the anti-slip to crack off.

Second, the cheaper stair nosing available on the market may have a 12-month warranty. This stair nosing often doesn’t have any primer painted on the steel, as it is a cheaper process. This in turn reduces the work life of the stair-nosing. Make sure you get a 10-year warranty with all stair nosing unless the project is only temporary.

Third, maybe the manufacturer wasn’t aware of the environment where the nosing would be installed. If certain oils and petroleum, acids, etc, are present in the area where the nosing is to be installed, the manufacturer needs to know beforehand. Then they should make the necessary additions to help combat excess wear, for example, they may include a special coating.

Fourth, perhaps the stair nosing is in a zone that is subject to extreme temperatures and variation. For example, washing down with hot water can cause metal nosing to expand rapidly causing the resins to disconnect and separate from the metal. In this case, a floating foundation is required. This is a medium fabric layer included during manufacture that sits between the resin and the metal. This mostly applies to stainless steel nosing as stainless steel expands and contracts around 20% more than normal mild steel.



Yes, there are, see AS 1657-1992 for fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders.

Specifically, see sections

  • 4.3.1 The surface of every tread shall extend across the full width of the stairway and shall be slip-resistant.
  • 4.3.2 Unless otherwise approved by the regulatory authority, the head clearance shall not be less than 2000mm measured vertically from the nosing of the tread.
  • 4.3.3 The Nosing should not be such that the edge of the stairs is highlighted, especially where the stairs may be used in a variety of light conditions.

There is no legal Australian standard that requires stair nosing to be yellow. In recent years, in-depth testing has shown that a green colour in the 555-nanometer range is more visible than yellow to the human eye in all lighting conditions. Green stair nosing has now been standardised as permanent code for some large Fortune 500 companies in Australia

Due to most food factories having many wet areas where food processing occurs, like in wineries and vegetable processing, stainless steel nosing is preferred and sometimes stipulated. Stainless nosing won’t corrode like some other types of steel.

As checker plate steps are not perfectly level, it's best to use a few beads (e.g. a 12mm bead of 291 Sikaflex or Industrial Trex adhesive) on all edges underneath the Gripmaster stair nosing. Add another bead through the middle on the underside as well.

Push down firmly when ready until the adhesive squeezes out around all edges. This will float the stair nosing and it will be installed without any uneven pressure from fasteners. Uneven pressure warps and stresses the metals and causes the resin coatings to delaminate.

Use Sikaflex 291 or Trex adhesive and apply 12mm beads about 15mm from the edges on the underside of the nosing.

Make sure the surface you are installing onto is dry and then push down until you get a small amount of adhesive squeezing out along the edge of the step tread.

Leave the step tread to cure and then go back later and trim off excess adhesive with a sharp knife. These adhesives are very tacky and can make a mess if trying to wipe them off with a cloth before they have cured.

There are a few different of mediums that may be used on exterior step treads. Some may use cheaper aluminium oxides, and carborundum and others use higher-value materials such as black silica carbide with a Mohs hardness of 9.0, which is second only to diamond. These have great resistance to cracking and a high-wear life.

Amco uses a range of anti-slip mediums which depend on what warranties the stair nosing is rated at.

If the concrete is chipped away and worn on the leading edge of the step, you can opt for a longer drop-down on the front edge of the stair nosing. Or you can put some good solid beads of Sikaflex or Trex adhesive on the underside of the steel stair nosing before installing.

Ordering and shipping

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Our friendly team of experts would love to help answer your questions. Visit our Contact page for our phone number, email address, or to send an online message. 

Yes we ship our products to all parts of Australia. 

Yes, we ship to New Zealand and we even hold stock of our most popular mats in New Zealand to speed up shipping for those.