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Can I put entrance mats on top of carpet?


It’s one of the most common questions we face, especially from condo and apartment building managers.  They need entrance matting to trap the dirt and water coming into their building, but they have wall-to-wall carpet right up to the front door.  Can they put an entrance mat on top of the carpet? You can put your mat anywhere you like…but if it’s on top of carpet, it won't stay there for long!  The reason why your mat...

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Posted June 9, 2021 in Flooring, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

What is edging, and why does it matter?


Put simply, edging is the "frame" around the outer edges of your entrance mat.  It's the piece of nosing that bridges the gap between your mat and the floor underneath. But most people shopping for entrance matting don't know that edging comes in several styles and types, and each type is designed with specific use cases in mind.  The edging type on your entrance mat can completely make or break how well your mat performs.  And not...

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Posted May 18, 2021 in Matting|0 Comments

7 Benefits of Leasing Your Flooring


Does your commercial space need a freshening-up, but there's no renovation room in this year's capital expenditure budget?  No problem!  Leasing your flooring - rather than an outright purchase - has a lot of advantages that are frequently overlooked.  Here's the top 7 reasons that you should consider financing your flooring renovation through a lease: 1. Leasing Protects Cash Flow When you finance your renovations through leasing, it allows you to spread out the acquisition cost of your...

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Posted April 30, 2021 in Flooring|0 Comments

Should you care about entrance mats?


Absolutely YES! Especially if you're a person in one of these 5 key roles: You control your building's operations budget. You manage custodial and janitorial services. You are responsible for workplace health and safety. You create brand awareness and marketing strategies for your company. You manage the customer experience and are responsible for customer satisfaction. You might be thinking, "What on earth do entrance mats have to do with any of those people?" Let us explain! 1. You...

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Posted April 8, 2021 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Reduce costs by leasing – not renting – your entrance mats!


Most people think of real estate, or industrial equipment, or even cars and trucks when they think of leasing...but did you know that you can lease your commercial entrance matting?  That's right - just like a new photocopier or a phone system, you can improve your commercial property with a complete entrance matting system through the easy monthly payments of leasing. There are numerous benefits to leasing your entrance matting as opposed to renting: higher-quality matting for...

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Posted March 25, 2021 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

What is backing, and why does it matter?


The backing of your mat is the underside of the mat - the side facing the floor that people don't usually see.  Even though backing isn't usually visible, it's actually a very important part of how well your mat works and how long it lasts.  It's one thing to be told the difference between the different types of backing available on entrance matting - and an entirely different thing to know what that difference actually means! There are...

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Posted March 11, 2021 in Matting|0 Comments

How do you find the right mat for the job?


There's a lot more to entrance mats than you might think!  Unless you're "in the know", it's not always easy to figure out what kind of mat is the best fit for your particular situation or needs. But don't worry - we're here to help! Click below to download our Mat Finder Tool PDF, or consult the chart below: Click on the links below to find out more about each of the matting products above! Grizzly FX Sunbear Kermode ...

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Posted February 26, 2021 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Why are solid colours the worst idea for entrance mats?


When people are choosing between different types of entrance mats for their commercial space, they often make a critical mistake and put "appearance" at the very top of their priority list.  While appearance definitely should play a role in choosing the right mat, it shouldn't be the only thing to consider at the expense of all others! The most common difficulty between function and form we see involves mats made from completely solid, monotone colours.  Solid black,...

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Posted February 8, 2021 in Matting, Entrance Mats, Indoor Mats|0 Comments

What does “inlaid logo” mean?


They're the most common questions we get: "What does "inlaid logo" mean?", and "What's the difference between an inlaid logo and a printed logo?" The answer in a nutshell: EVERYTHING! Inlaid Logo Mats An inlaid logo means that we create your logo in your mat by cutting-out and embedding pieces of differently-coloured matting material into it, flush with the surface. Every logo mat we make has a custom logo inlaid right in – not printed on top!  That means that every...

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Elevator mats for condos, apartment buildings, and office towers!


Here's the top 3 reasons why building operators use custom elevator mats in their buildings:  1. Dry, clean, safe floors. Elevators often have tile (or other hard surface) flooring, which is great for durability - and not so great for dealing with puddles of standing water!  On rainy days, visitors to your building stand in your elevators and drip, drip, drip on your floors from their shoes, their coats, and their umbrellas.  Elevator mats help keep puddled water...

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Posted January 5, 2021 in Matting, Flooring, Elevator Flooring|0 Comments

New! Sunbear high-value floor matting!


We're really excited to announce the newest addition to our Bearmats range of products: Sunbear high-value tufted scraper matting! Sunbear is a completely new, totally unique product to the Canadian marketplace.  Sunbear is exciting because it combines the high-luxe appearance of a commercial carpet, the hard-wearing vinyl backing of our famous Grizzly FX matting, and the budget-friendliness of all-polypropylene face construction! Sunbear joins our existing commercial entrance matting product lineups to deliver outstanding value for money in a polypropylene...

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Posted December 7, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Still renting your entrance mats?


Especially now more than ever, commercial building operators are looking for ways to reduce their janitorial spending while still maintaining high standards of cleanliness.  And if you're still using a rental mat service, there's huge savings to be had right under your feet! Stop wasting money on rental mats.  Here's three quick reasons why buying is better: 1. Costs less than rentals. $10/week rental sounds cheap - until you do the math: "Only" ten dollars a week works out to...

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Posted November 26, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments