ADA Compliant

ADA Compliant Rental Floor Mats

ADA Floor Requirements for Ground and Floor Surfaces

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was published in September 2010 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the purpose of providing civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.

Who does the law affect?

  • Public accommodations (a private entity that owns, operates, leases, or leases to, a place of public accommodation such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, retail stores, museums, libraries, parks, private schools, and day care centers). Private clubs and religious organizations are exempt.
  • Private employers with 15 or more employees
  • State and local governments,
  • Transportation services
  • Employment agencies
  • Labor unions
  • State and local government agencies

ADA Compliance Requirements

Below is a quick summary of the requirements for ground and floor surfaces, such as carpet and floor mats. For more information, visit

  • Changes in level up to ¼” in may be vertical and without edge treatment. Changes in level between ¼” and ½” in shall be beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Changes in level greater than ½” shall be accomplished by means of a compliant ramp.
  • Carpet or carpet tile should be securely attached; have a firm cushion, pad, or backing, or no cushion or pad; and have a level loop, textured loop, level cut pile, or level cut/uncut pile texture.
  • The maximum pile thickness is ½”
  • Exposed edges of carpet should be fastened to floor surfaces and have trim along the entire length of the exposed edge.