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WaterHog Silver Mat

Product Number 184
WaterHog Silver mats feature the unique bi-level design that made WaterHog mats famous, with a new anti-microbial surface that reduces bacteria growth by 99%!
  • Anti-Microbial - Woven with a unique silver ion anti-microbial fiber, WaterHog Silver mats offer added protection from odor-causing bacteria
  • Dirt & Moisture Control - Bi-level surface effectively scrapes dirt and moisture from shoes, trapping it beneath shoe level to prevent tracking; water dam border holds moisture keeping it off your floors (WaterHog mats can hold up to 1.5 gallons of water per square yard)
  • Durable - Reinforced rubber nubs prevent pile from crushing and extend the performance life of the mat
  • Fade & Stain Resistant - Solution-dyed PET fabric (30 ounces/yard2) is resistant to staining, dries quickly, and will not fade or rot
  • Safe - Beveled edges provide a safe transition from floor to mat; WaterHog products are certified high traction by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI)
  • Eco-Friendly - PET fabric (30 ounces/yard2) is made from at least 97% recycled content reclaimed from plastic, and SBR rubber backing contains 20% recycled rubber from car tires
  • Available in 2 colors with choice of classic (rubber) border
  • Features 78-mil SBR rubber with universal cleated backing or smooth backing

WaterHog Silver features a zirconium phosphate-based ceramic ion-exchange resin that contains silver.  This resin is effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms that cause discoloration, odor, biofouling, and other aesthetic problems.  In independent tests conducted by The MicroStar Lab, WaterHog Silver reduced bacteria growth by more than 99%.  During testing, WaterHog Silver mat swatches are placed in a sterile container, inoculated with bacteria^, and incubated for a specified time.  After incubation, colonies of recovered bacteria are counted and used to determine percent reductions.  In the WaterHog Silver test, less than 1% of the bacteria remained; more than 99% had been reduced.  

^Specifically the klebsiella pneumoniae and staphylococcusaureus bacteria

2' x 3' (23" x 35")
3' x 5' (35" x 58")
3' x 10' (35" x 116")
4' x 6' (45" x 71")
4' x 10' (45" x 116")
6' x 8' (70" x 97")
6' x 10' (70" x 116")
6' x 12' (70" x 143")

Please note, mat sizes are approximate as rubber shrinks and expands in conjunction with temperature and time. Tolerable manufacturing size variance is 3-5%.

SURFACE
Material: Solution-dyed PET (polyethylene terephthalate) featuring zirconium phosphate-based ceramic ion exchange resin containing silver; may contain up to 3% latex.
Weight: 30 ounces/yard2
Construction: Needle-punched
Design: Honeycomb

BACKING OPTIONS
Material: SBR rubber - smooth or universal cleated
Thickness: 78-mil (body thickness 78-mil; border thickness 143-mil)

Overall Mat Thickness: 3/8 inch (0.375")

STANDARDS & TESTING

  • Certified high-traction by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI)
  • Passes CPSC-FF1-70 for the surface flammability of carpets
  • Passes microbial activity standard AATCC 100-2012
  • Passes fungal resistance standard AATCC 30 Test III with nutritive agar
  • Passes fungal resistance standard AATCC 30 test III with non-nutritive agar

WaterHog mats can be cleaned using the following instructions:

  • Vacuum regularly (daily in high-traffic commercial areas; weekly in lower-traffic areas)
  • Extract or hose off as needed to remove heavy soil/debris
  • Hang mat to dry

Always make sure the mat is dry before placing it back in service.