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Introducing Grizzly Sanitize!

We're thrilled to announce Grizzly Sanitize - our way to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in public spaces.  Grizzly Sanitize is a sanitizing mat system to help disinfect the shoes of people entering your public space on their way in the door. Grizzly Sanitize: stops people from bringing COVID-19 (and other germs, viruses, and bacteria) into your building on their shoes uses the quaternary sanitizers you already have on hand - no proprietary chemicals required! is...

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CDC study shows coronavirus travels on shoe bottoms.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently conducted a study in March 2020 on the transmission vectors of COVID-19 in hospital wards in Wuhan, China.  The study found that the coronavirus was widely distributed on floors throughout the hospital, even in areas that did not have direct contact with infected patients.  Gravity and air flow cause most virus droplets to float to the ground, where they can be picked up by shoes and carried...

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Two simple ways to stop COVID-19 at your entrances

COVID-19 and its resultant lock-downs have shut the world down for the last month (at least!)  But the coronavirus hasn't put a permanent end to life in public spaces - more and more provincial governments are slowly rolling out their plans and timelines for relaunch in the next few weeks.  As customers, clients, tenants, and residents return to public spaces, they are going to be looking for reassurances that these areas are safe to be in...

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What’s the Difference Between Inlay and Printed Logo Mats?

We get asked this question all the time: what's the difference between inlaid and printed logo mats? The answer?  Everything! Printed mats are as simple as they sound: they start out as "clear", undyed material, and are sprayed by specialty inkjet printers to splatter your logo onto the surface of the fibres.  Your logo image sits on the tops of the fibres like desktop printer ink on a piece of paper, and leaves the balance of the fibre still...

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How Long Do Commercial Entrance Mats Last in Crowded Places Like Airports and Malls?

Client often ask us how long they can expect their commercial entrance mats to last in crowded places like airports and malls.  The quick answer is: "For as long as you'll take care of them!"  When you're starting off on the right foot with a high-quality, commercial-grade entrance mat, you're setting yourself up for success.  But just like any product that performs a service or a function, the performance of that product is directly reflected in the amount...

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Our COVID-19 update: We’re here for you.

We hope you are safe and healthy. We hope you’re keeping safe in these unprecedented times. Although we’re working remotely right now, the Source Floor team is still available to help you with your flooring and entrance matting needs. All of us here at Source Floor want to thank you in advance for sticking with us through these next few difficult weeks (or months) to come. In times like this, it’s especially clear that we really are all...

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Social distancing made easier.

Social distancing only works when people know how far apart is far enough!  We've got a way to make it easier for you - and your customers - to maintain their distance. A custom directional mat with distance markers makes keeping that 6-foot distance clear and simple.  And it also helps to keep your floors clean, dry, and safe! Contact us today to get started with your own directional mat.

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First Impressions Are Very Important & So Are Your Entrance Mats

Here's another set of entrance mats we spotted at a local chain grocery store in Burnaby. What sort of first impression do these two mats make on you as a customer?   The mats are too small.  This entrance has double doors, and double doors need at least a 6'0" wide mat - the bigger the better!  The rubber mat is sized for a single door, not a busy retail entrance. Rental mat flop.  Look at the corner...

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Posted April 3, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments