How To Choose a Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up or Rigid Grate/Mat

Entrance-floor-matsBabcock Davis/Arden Roll Up and Rigid Grates/Mats are designed for strong support for commercial, multi-family, and residential entrances. The main question from specifiers is whether a roll up or rigid grate or mat is needed for their application. Let’s begin with Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up Mats. Mats are not available in a rigid option; only in a roll up form. Roll Up Mats are lower profile, light duty entrance flooring systems that only support a rolling load of 300 lbs. per wheel and a uniform load of 50,000 lbs per square foot. Roll Up Mats can be easily rolled to access the frame underneath for cleaning. Roll Up Mats are ideal for single family homes, multi-family residence buildings, and small retail or grocery stores.

Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up Grates offer the same rolling feature to access the frame underneath for cleaning like the Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up Mats with greater weight support. Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up Grates are medium duty entrance flooring systems that can support a rolling load of 1,000 lbs. per wheel and a uniform load exceeding 80,000 lbs. per square foot. Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up Grates are ideal for use in office buildings, hotels, schools and universities, and churches.

Babcock Davis/Arden Rigid Grates are the heaviest duty entrance flooring systems ranging in depth from 15/32” – 1-3/4”. Rigid Grates can support a rolling load of 1,500 lbs. per wheel with a uniform load exceeding 80,000 lbs. per square foot. Babcock Davis/Arden Rigid Grates are best suited for airports, shopping malls, large distribution centers and warehouses, and large office towers.

The moisture absorbency and dirt removal ability of Babcock Davis Entrance Floor Grates and Mats is not determined by the Mat or Grate type that is selected, but by the tread that is chosen for your mat or grate. We’ll cover the tread options in a separate post since they are very in depth and varied.

Bathroom Grab Bars: Safety All Around

Showergrabbar800Bathroom grab bars are most commonly installed directly in the shower or next to the toilet to provide safety and assistance for those in need. Bathroom grab bars come in a variety of designs, and can also be custom created for your very specific needs. Bathroom grab bars are not only needed for those suffering debilitating ailments or the elderly, but instill a sense of safety in the bathroom for everyone! At, we advocate the installation of bathroom grab bars as a necessity to make your bathroom extra safe!

When the bathroom floor is tiled and wet, a slippery situation can occur and put you and your family at risk for a fall. Bathroom grab bars help support your body, and prevent fall injuries. Other factors such as limited balance, weak strength and visual impairment are all great indicators that bathroom grab bars might be an important addition to your bathroom. It’s extremely common to ignore the need for bathroom grab bars until an accident occurs! Don’t create the risk, and consider installing bathroom grab bars too.

In a variety of styles and color choices, you can find bathroom grab bars that not only provide the most safety, but coordinate with your existing bathroom décor. Upgrade the overall safety of your washroom with the best selection of bathroom grab bars at!

The Benefits of Installing Grab Bars in Your Home

Grab bars are easy to explain, they’re simply bars that can easily be installed in your shower or bathtub to help you move around easier and provide support to help you safely stand or even sit down. Typically seen throughout handicapped bathroom stalls, tubs, and hospitals, these simple objects help ensure safety for those who need the extra support standing up after sitting for any duration of time. However, grab bars aren’t only reserved for installation and use in handicapped bathrooms or hospitals, but can add great advantages to your home! Below are a few advantages to having a grab bar installed in your home:


  • Let’s face it, as the body gets older, it starts to slow down. Once simple tasks such as sitting down and standing up become more difficult, as we no longer have the strength or support we need. If you find yourself often struggling to stand up on your own whether in the shower or at the toilet, perhaps installing a grab bar is a step in the right direction.
  • If you have elderly parents of relatives currently living with you, installing grab bars in your bathroom helps provide extra support needed to life themselves from the toilet or bathtub safely.
  • If getting out of the shower or off the toilet is a problem, installing grab bars on each side helps eliminate the problem while also reducing the risk of injury.

At, we understand the need for high quality and reliable grab bars. We carry a large selection of grab bars from Hewi grab bars to custom grab bars, and take the upmost pride in providing you with the best selection of easy to install, and high quality grab bars.