Floor mats show up in the findings of our CASp reports quite often. The citation is almost always the same; The floor-mat edges are not securely fastened to the ground. While floor-mats are important for slip prevention, all floor-mats are not created equal. Most restaurants use a very thin floor-mat at their entry doors and near the soda fountain area. The thin mats are acceptable when they are brand new but as time goes on and the floor-mats are washed, the edges begin to curl up. Once the edges begin to curl, they are no longer ADA compliant because they can cause wheel entrapment and a tripping hazard. This leaves the business owner exposed to an accessibility lawsuit and a personal injury claim. We advise our clients to invest in thicker, more durable mats that comply with the ADA. The thicker mats are more expensive but they have a much longer life-span. If our clients prefer the thin mats, we recommend inspecting the mat for curling before laying them out every day. For more information about the ADA requirements, see the citation below.