Now that winter is over, it’s time to make sure your entrance matting is up to par. Having quality entrance matting in you building can help save your company money and time in the long run. Here are some tips and benefits for buying and maintaining your entrance matting:
DID YOU KNOW THAT 80% OF CONTAMINATES IN A BUILDING COME THROUGH THE ENTRYWAYS
BENEFITS OF EFFECTIVE MATTING:
-High quality entrance mats cut down cleaning labor costs and reduce wear on floors.
-The best mats protect against slips, trips and falls due to soil, moisture, contaminant removal, edge treatments and improper use of floor mats and runners.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN PURCHASING:
-Often times, mats that are bought and not rented come with warranties that can last for many years
-Look for bi-level construction with an upper surface for walking and a lower area to store soil and water, large quantities of moisture and dirt can be trapped.
-The bottom should be slip resistant. Rubber backed mats are more slip resistant than vinyl-backed mats.
MAT CLEANING TIPS:
-Recommended that mats are deep cleaned at least once a year- preferably in the spring. The best way to clean is with a carpet extractor.
-Clean underneath your mats regularly
-Vacuum/Sweep mats daily
-Routine Maintenance is key. Spot Treat areas as needed.