In addition to their functional values, mats can also be used for aesthetic purposes. Logo mats are specially designed mats that feature graphic inscriptions on their topsides. Mostly used in commercial or industrial settings, these mats come in many different designs, sizes and styles. Apparently, any type of mat can be turned into a logo mat; or rather any logo mat can be any other type of mat (to serve any desired functional purpose). For instance, a heated mat can be turned into a logo mat by simply printing some graphics onto it or you can use any logo mat as an entrance mat or indoor mat by laying it in the right place. Mostly, logo mats are used by companies as “identification” or advertisement mediums. As the name suggests, a logo mat usually features a company’s logo, and maybe a promotional message. Logo mats are usually differentiated according to the mode of creation (inscription) and purpose. Check out some of the most popular logo markets on offer today.
Inlay logo mats are made by piecing together various materials (usually carpet) to create an elaborate and artistic image on any mat surface. The logo image is cut from differently colored carpet materials — matching the original logo image colors. These pieces are then joined and bonded atop a rubber or vinyl backing to create a strikingly authentic image and a sturdy and functional carpet, which can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. Conventional inlay mats are usually small- and medium-sized — large-size log mats are usually custom-designed and installed.
Digitally Printed Mats
Digitally printed logo mats feature very colorful graphics on their top surfaces. These mats are created using modern printing technologies and equipment. High resolution graphics are first created using integrative color technology. The images are then transferred onto a rubber or vinyl backing using modern digital printers. Incidentally, these digital printers are capable of printing intricate details, 3D and HD images, and unlimited colors. Digitally printed mats are considered to be the first logo mats to feature photographic quality graphics. The logo mats produced are ideal for high traffic sites, indoor and outdoor scraping, and industrial settings.
Molded Log Mats
Molded logo mats are created by permanently “stamping” or molding digitally printed high quality graphics into a rubber or vinyl material. First, the desired image or message is digitally printed onto a polymerized material, which is then molded into a rubber or vinyl backing. Modern technological advances enable designers to use unlimited color options to create photorealistic image moldings that are highly detailed and very clear. The molded logo is permanent and will not crush into the backing. Because of the tough backing and molding material, the resultant logo mat is very durable and functional — in trapping grime, water and dirt.
Message Sign Mats
Message sign mats are industrial mats that feature safety or warning signs or messages on any part of their topside. These logo mats are used to warn people of potential industrial hazards or to indicate restricted zones/areas. Message sign mats can be created using any of the aforementioned designs. They are usually made from a tough fabric, plastic polymer or rubber backing. Like any other type of industrial mats, they offer various functional benefits including anti-fatigue comfort, slip resistance and floor protection among others — they are also hardy and durable.