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Another Happy Client!


We received this feedback from a client that we helped with matting for their condo building in 2014, and are proud to share it: "I just came across some of our email exchanges from last year and thought you'd be happy to know how much we're enjoying the mats your company made for our front door and elevators. The colour scheme is perfect and we still get compliments on our choices. We're keeping the elevator floors bare...

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Posted January 8, 2016 in Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Introducing Kermode Select


We're excited to introduce our newest product line, Kermode Select!  Kermode Select offers the same outstanding performance as our standard Kermode knob matting, but all thirteen colours of Kermode Select come in a full 12-foot width making it an ideal choice for extra-large mats. Kermode Select's extra-wide sizing makes it perfect for large lobbies, commercial entrance, and other bulk matting purchases - which allows us to pass those quantity discounts through to you!

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Posted December 14, 2015 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

What is Coir Matting?


Coir is a 100% natural fibre extracted from the husk of coconut and used in various building supply products - including entrance mats! Coir is the fibrous substance found between the hard internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. The structure of coir fibre is narrow and hollow, with thick walls made of cellulose. Mature coir fibres contain more lignin (a complex woody chemical) and less cellulose than fibres like flax, or cotton; this...

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Posted November 4, 2015 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

169 New Logo Colours!


One of our specialties is our inlaid logo matting program, but we're especially excited to now be offering over 169 additional new custom logo inlay colours in our Plateau  and Spectrum collections!  That's in addition to our Standard Inlay and our Utopian custom inlay palettes! Now when you're ordering your custom Grizzly FX logo mat, you've got a choice of a whopping 284 inlay colours for your logo!

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Posted October 1, 2015 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Watch out for Rolling Loads!


Metal entrance matting systems (like C/S Pedisystems) are extraordinarily durable and long-lasting, but they're not indestructible!  One of the most common problems we're called out to fix are bent and damaged mat rails - and most of the time the damage has been caused by heavy rolling loads. Each style of metal entrance matting has a different rating for maximum rolling loads.  Depending on the specific mat profile chosen, typical rolling wheel load ratings can range from...

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Posted August 21, 2015 in Matting, Entrance Mats, Specialties|0 Comments

Pedisystems Need Cleaning Too!


Everybody knows that Pedisystems by C/S are a good-looking, functional, and durable way to keep your building's entrances clean and safe.  But as great as Pedisystems are, they're not magic - they need maintenance and TLC just like any other entrance matting system! Most people aren't aware that Pedisystems can be lifted or rolled right up out of their recessed well for cleaning.  That recessed well is the secret to a Pedisystem's success - as dirt is...

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Matting from coast to coast!


Although we're based in beautiful Vancouver, we have customers both local and as far away as Newfoundland.  No matter where you're located, your commercial entrance needs entrance matting - and we're the matting experts that can help you choose the right products for the job! If you're in Calgary or Edmonton, our local partner is The Mat Company.  Servicing all of Alberta, The Mat Company can come out to measure, perform on-site fittings, and help you make...

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Posted March 30, 2015 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

What is “flat and smooth”?


Two of the most common words we use when describing an upcoming flooring job are "flat and smooth".  But what exactly does "flat and smooth" mean? The foremost rule of thumb when it comes to installed flooring is that whatever you start with is what you finish with - and that goes double for your subfloor prep work!  Whenever it's time to install a new floor into a space, the subfloor (that is, the unfinished flooring substrate...

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See you at Buildex 2015!


We're excited to be participating in Buildex 2015 - come say hello and see us in booth 1524 on February 25th and 26th down at the Vancouver Convention Centre West!

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Posted February 23, 2015 in Uncategorized, Event Sponsorship|0 Comments

Still renting your entrance mats?


You don’t rent your telephone anymore… …so why still rent your entrance mats? Rental mats are not environmentally friendly. When a rental entrance mat is dirty, the rental company has to: Pick up your dirty mat and transport to a centralized facility dozens of kilometers away, consuming fuel and creating greenhouse gas emissions; Run it through an industrial chemical washing process, consuming electricity and creating dirty waste water; Deliver it back to your facility, consuming more fuel and creating more greenhouse gas...

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Posted January 26, 2015 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Why use anti-fatigue mats?


Anti-fatigue mats are designed to reduce tiredness and stress on the feet, legs, and lower back for workers who stand in one position for long periods of time (e.g. an entire 8-hour shift).  While anti-fatigue mats can help reduce weariness, no single solution can eliminate it – even sitting or lying down for extended periods needs a break!  Scientific studies show that standing for long stretches of time is particularly stressful and fatiguing, especially if it’s...

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Posted December 22, 2014 in Matting|0 Comments

Extruded Vinyl Mats


Out of all the different types of matting available, one of the most commonly-overlooked is the extruded vinyl mat.  The “extruded vinyl mat” category is a very broad one, ranging from specialty anti-fatigue mats, to industrial purpose mats, to entrance matting – but in the end, it’s all extruded vinyl! Types of Extruded Vinyl Mats Extruded vinyl mats come in a variety of different styles, constructions, and intended purposes. The most commonly-seen type of extruded vinyl mat is the...

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Posted November 19, 2014 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments