Rhino Mat Manufacturing was founded by Randy Allen in 1978 as an alternative to out-sourced, mass-produced mediocrity. It was a stubborn, hard charging notion that has never changed. Little wonder that Randy chose a Rhino as his brand’s symbol. Today, Randy operates Rhino with his son Austin Allen who shares this vision for a product of high quality, at a fair price, with unrelenting innovation.
It’s all about being an advocate for the salon industry stylist. To provide them and their employers with high-performance salon mats that improve health, reduce fatigue and create productivity gains.
Our success has been built of innovation. By taking the anti-fatigue properties of traditional single-sponge matting and increasing it two-fold, we knew we could improve the health and productivity of the stylist. Our invention of double-sponge matting propelled us into the forefront of our industry and transformed the way salon mats were engineered. This innovation still serves as the foundation of nearly every performance enhancement we make to the line. Double-sponge engineering ensures the standing salon worker feels less fatigue, contributes greater productivity and fewer standing-related health issues.
But that’s not all. Our innovative anti-fatigue mats have actually been shown to effectively lower a salon’s health care expenses and insurance claims, making salon more profitable while improving morale.
Rhino’s unswerving dedication to state-of-the-art ergonomics means constant innovation. Ergonomics is the scientific study of how to reduce strain and injuries associated with human posture and body movement. By using ergonomic science to our advantage we have been able to engineer better and better products to meet specific standing environments. The innovation never stops.
This history of innovation continues to produce new mats to meet the unique needs of a wide variety of tastes. From our basic Black/White Marbleized mat with its single sponge anti-fatigue mats to our innovative Comfort Craft mat designed to address the unique needs of our country’s aging work force, every mat serves a special purpose.
Our Multi-Flex anti-fatigue mats have ergonomic channels inside the foam to encourage subtle leg and foot movements that promote blood flow thereby reducing fatigue. Our Reflex mat allows for torque-free movement reducing stress on knees, ankles and hips. This performance innovation is something we call “Pivot Point Ease.™”.
And that’s just the beginning. Rhino has engineered mats for the unique needs of the Beauty and Barber industries. There is no standing work situation, that we have not develop a mat ideally suited to ensure the salon stylist better health, less fatigue and greater output.
For 30+ years, Rhino Mats have resisted the growing trend of overseas out-sourcing. Our commitment to U.S.A. sourced and manufactured mats continues to ensure the highest quality, performance, and ready availability for our ever-growing line.
Keeping our Environment Clean
No business can survive unless its operating philosophy includes protecting our environment, our employees and our communities. We strive to minimize the environmental impact of its operations in all the communities in which it does business.
This commitment starts with the careful selection of raw materials and continues through the disposal of products at the end of their life cycle.
Special emphasis has been placed on reducing the exposure of potentially harmful materials to the environment. We have voluntarily replaced solvents adhesives with water-based and coating formulations. These changes have resulted in the reduction of hazardous air pollutant emissions to levels below the requirements of Title V of the Clean Air Act
“To deliver best quality and high performance mats that you can stand on.”