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4 Things You Need To Look For In Commercial Rubber Flooring


Commercial rubber flooring has a versatile number of applications and is becoming increasingly popular for schools, gyms, and even for contemporary offices. This durable flooring provides a comfy cushion to workout, play, stand, and walk. It comes in a variety of colors, and can be customized to create a unique look. You can even have your company or team logo printed on your flooring. There are many factors to consider before selecting your rubber flooring, and...

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Posted June 21, 2017 in Rubber Flooring|0 Comments

How Long Do Commercial Floor Mats In Office Buildings Last Before They Need To Be Replaced?


As you start looking at your maintenance budget for the year, you may find yourself wondering what to budget for your commercial floor mats. There are several variables that determine when it is time to replace your mats, including the type of mat—and how much foot traffic you have. Every commercial floor mat provides a warranty and suggested replacements schedule, but you and your maintenance team should visually inspect your mats to confirm they are sound....

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Posted June 7, 2017 in Commercial Floor Mats|0 Comments

Are Scrape And Dry Indoor Matting The Best Option For An Office Building Front Door?


If you own, operate, or maintain an office building, you are sure to be in need of reliable commercial indoor mats. While it might sound as though it would be easy to select the correct mat for your entryways, there are a lengthy list of options to choose from. One of the most reliable entrance mats in the industry are scrap and dry mats. What Makes Scrape And Dry Mats Unique? Scrape and dry mats are an advanced...

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Posted May 30, 2017 in Indoor Mats|0 Comments

6 Reasons Why You Must Have Custom Door Mats For Your Business


In the world of business, first impressions are everything, so having custom entrance mats at all of your doors can help create the image you want to create - starting right from before the quest eve walks the door. So how do you create a first impression that is sure to be remembered for years to come The answer is a custom mat that offers just a taste of the flavor of your business paired with....

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Posted May 23, 2017 in Entrance Mats, Custom Door Mats|0 Comments

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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