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Custom Inlaid Logo Matting: How It’s Made To Last!

Creating a custom logo mat requires both artistry and technical precision; Source Floor’s computer-controlled custom cutting table enables us to achieve outstanding results in both categories! The mechanical marvel behind our Logo Mat Program, our CNC cutting table allows us to custom-design inlaid logos for nearly any of our products. From premium Grizzly FX and our exclusive indoor-outdoor Kermode product, to Duromat spaghetti matting and even Pedisystems, there’s almost nothing this big guy can’t take on....

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Posted December 17, 2013 in Matting|0 Comments

Acrovyn Wall Protection and Corner Guards

One of the most common issues commercial and institutional clients approach us with is the need for wall and corner protection. In areas where durability against impact damage is needed – whether from hospital beds, unruly shopping carts or anything in between –Acrovyn products by C/S Construction Specialties are the best way to prevent damage to your building’s walls and wall edges. Protect Your Space, Preserve Your Good Looks Protecting your space against impact damage doesn’t mean you...

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Posted November 4, 2013 in Flooring, Carpets|0 Comments

Trade Show Exhibition: Don’t Forget the Flooring!

Prospect or Passer-by? Winning new “fans” of your business or products when exhibiting at a trade show takes planning. Show organizers create the opportunity and the environment, but it’s up to each exhibitor to get creative and develop a noticeable presence on the floor. Even if your purpose for exhibiting is to recruit new staff, or to network within your industry, a strong brand presence and eye-catching display will always leave a lasting first impression. With a comprehensive...

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Posted October 17, 2013 in Flooring, Carpets|0 Comments

Performance Comparison: Grizzly FX Custom Entrance Matting Vs. Rental Matting

We’ve all walked into a business and been welcomed (in the loosest sense of the word) by a haphazard path of bunched-up, curled up, soggy-looking matting. Almost invariably, these mats will carry the logo of a uniform company or general services company providing rental entrance mats. Custom entrance matting created using Source Floor & Specialties’ exclusive Grizzly FX material is superior to rental matting in a number of important ways. Not only does custom entrance matting represent...

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Posted September 18, 2013 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Polished Concrete: A Diamond Sheen That’s Always Green

In spaces where a dramatic, modern look is desired, where coatings or traditional flooring products aren’t the right solution, or where environmental sustainability is a key factor, polished concrete is a premium alternative worth a serious look. A Diamond On The Rough Because concrete makes for an extremely hard surface, it takes something even harder to cut and grind it – diamonds! In conjunction with a non-toxic chemical hardening agent, the tools used in creating a polished concrete...

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Posted August 30, 2013 in Concrete|4 Comments

Solution Dyed Nylon Carpets

In spaces where it seems like only a hard-surface flooring solution makes sense – whether due to high traffic, frequent soiling and spills, or constant sunlight exposure – don’t count out carpet just yet.  Solution dyed nylon carpets can match many of the resilient properties of hard surface flooring, with all of the advantages of carpet: low maintenance costs, improved sound dampening, high levels of comfort and safety and, of course, good looks! Solution dyeing: the carrot...

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Posted August 7, 2013 in Carpets|0 Comments

Ivanhoe Cambridge Make a Wish Golf Tournament 2013

We were proud to once again be a Hole Sponsor for the annual Ivanhoe Cambridge Make a Wish Golf Tournament on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.  We were fortunate to enjoy such beautiful weather this year - which certainly makes fundraising easier! We'll be contacting the winner of the draw for our free logo mat shortly - perhaps we'll see you there next year!

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Posted July 25, 2013 in Entrance Mats, Event Sponsorship|0 Comments

Printed Mats vs. Custom Inlaid Logo Mats

Source Floor & Specialties creates custom inlaid logo mats for all types and sizes of organizations. Occasionally we’re asked to explain what sets a custom inlaid logo mat apart from a mat that has had a logo printed directly onto it. In fact, there is a night-and-day difference between printed logo mats and custom inlaid logo mats; namely, function! Printed Mats – Style, Without Function Printed mats start out just like a blank sheet of paper; the logo image...

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Posted July 11, 2013 in Matting|0 Comments

Broadloom Vs. Carpet Tiles in Commercial Applications

Broadloom carpet, as the name implies, is woven on a very wide loom. Most commonly shipped and installed in 12-foot wide large rolls, this type of carpet is still the most commonly used for wall-to-wall carpeting in both commercial and residential applications. Carpet tiles - also known as modular carpet or carpet squares- are exactly that: square, modular tiles of carpeting, with an integrated backing material and base. Carpet tiles have become increasingly popular in high-traffic commercial...

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Posted June 28, 2013 in Flooring, Carpets|0 Comments

A Guide To Anti Fatigue Mats

As their name suggests, Anti Fatigue Mats are designed to reduce the physical stress caused by fatigue from standing on hard flooring surfaces for prolonged durations. Do they really help? When one continuously stands on a hard surface, it often constricts blood circulation in the lower body, resulting in back pain, foot pain, and weariness.  Anti fatigue mats are specifically designed to create a cushioning impact between the feet and the floor, thereby encouraging subtle leg movement and...

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Posted June 11, 2013 in Matting|0 Comments

How Do Slip And Fall Accidents In Commercial Spaces Cost You?

Slip and fall accidents have been known to cause serious injuries, often resulting in complicated lawsuits, financial implications,  and bad press for building operators at times. Fortunately, a few simple preventive measures can help you minimize your risk as a building operator and curtail these mishaps to a large extent. Analyze the potential causes of slip and fall accidents: Choice of floors and flooring material: “According to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to...

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Posted May 24, 2013 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

How is a Mat Like a Bucket?

Because when they're full, they stop working!  Just like a bucket, an entrance mat can only hold so much dirt and water before it's full and it's time to empty it through regular cleaning. Did you know that approximately 80% of the dirt and moisture that enters a building is on the soles of visitors’ shoes? Fortunately, a well-designed entrance matting system will trap 90% of soil and moisture in the first five or six footsteps! Quality custom...

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Posted May 17, 2013 in Matting|0 Comments