Kitchen mats for food preparation areas need to be either greaseproof or grease resistant. It is recommended that thick rubber kitchen mats with holes and a grease proof rating be used in front of cooking areas. The holes will allow falling food particles and grease to fall below the walk surface to provide a safe and comfortable standing surface. For areas like salad prep stations or areas where greases and oils are not as much of a concern, it’s best to use grease-resistant or greaseproof matting, and the focus should be more on surrounding traffic. It may be advisable to seek a lower profile rubber matting or runner that will present a lower profile to reduce tripping hazards and allow carts to roll over them easily. The focus on all kitchen mats should be to provide a safe standing and walking surface, ease of maintenance, and of course, overall comfort. If you need help choosing the best kitchen mats for your school or college, give us a call!