One of the benefits of PEM’s matting is that it can be utilized in a number of applications, from golf, marine, aquatic, yoga and equestrian. But sometimes we receive an order that shows just how versatile our slip-resistant matting really is.
We recently filled an order to the Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club in Corona del Mar, California. For those who have not heard of lawn bowling, it has been around for hundreds of years, coming to the United States from countries like England, France and Scotland.
A sport which closely resembles the games of Bocce, combined with bowling. Lawn bowlers roll balls in an effort to roll their different balls closer to another ball, called a Jack. Each different ball has an identifying mark and carries a different scoring value. Whoever’s specific ball is closer to the Jack gets the points for that ball.
Our matting is being used in the throwing sections, otherwise known as the MAT. (great name!) We hope that the lawn bowlers enjoy PEM’s matting for years to come.
Stay tuned for more interesting applications of PEM.
There are countless areas of concern for runners during a marathon, including potholes, slip hazards and even cheering fans. But no one could have predicted the end of the 2006 Chicago Marathon when Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya literally slipped across the finish line, hitting his head, giving him a brain contusion.
If you’ve seen the video, it is hard to watch Cheruiyot fall under the ribbon. But what you will notice is that the course is not wet and it appears that he slips on a sponsor’s logo.
Besides from the embarrassment, this was no way for a champion to finish the race. While he did win, Cheruiyot had to be helped off the course in a wheelchair and even needed further medical attention.
The fact is runners are tired and their footing can be less than ideal as they cross the finish line, even for multi-marathon winners.
That is why PEM has developed High Friction Surface Matting for additional slip-resistant properties. Best utilized in wet on sloped areas and fast-paced traffic areas, the matting was recently utilized successfully throughout the course of the 2011 Virgin London Marathon.
Available in both High Traffic Matting (3/8”) and Lightweight Matting (1/4”) thickness, an aluminum oxide “grit” material is combined with a urethane binder, to create a high friction surface coating for added slip resistant properties on PEM’s toughest applications. The aluminum oxide material is more scuff resistant than a conventional sand finish for added durability.
The urethane binder is specially pigmented to match the color of the matting for a more aesthetically pleasing surface. We have new pricing and samples, to find out more contact us at 1-800-783-2358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locker rooms, playground surfaces and hot yoga studios are all perfect environments for dangerous bacteria, like E.Coli and Staph. Thriving in the warm, wet and highly used areas, aquatic managers and park directors have a lot to worry about.
To protect their visitors, many facilities have turned to PEM Surface Creations and Wysiwash for a long term and cost-effective solution.
How does PEM’s matting protect people? PEM’s slip-resistant matting contains an antimicrobial biocide that guards against the growth of mildew, fungi and bacteria. The porous construction allows moisture to flow through or evaporate to eliminate standing water and reduce algae growth.
And cleaning PEM is also easy, with only a sweeping or hose down the matting can be cleaned. But for a more effective measure we recommend the Wysiwash Sanitizer System.
Connects right to your hose
Cleans, sanitizes and eliminates odors while blasting away dirt with a jet stream of water
Hydro-injection system produces a solution of hypochlorous acid up to 120 times more effective than liquid bleach
PEM and Wysiwash can protect visitors in nearly all environments. Watch our latest YouTube video to find out more.