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Minimize Dirt with Walk-Off Matting


The ideal walk-off entrance matting program is one that will minimize tracked-in debris, prevent slips, trips and falls, and still provide a visually appealing entryway.  Successful programs consist of three key phases: phase 1 begins outside the building with a heavy-duty scraper mat that is designed to scrape off heavy soil and water from shoes while they're still outside the entrance.  The best way to clean up dirt is to keep it from coming inside your...

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Posted February 13, 2019 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

4 great reasons why you should lease entrance matting


That's right - you can lease your commercial entrance matting for your large commercial building! Leasing your matting can be a good option for building owners who have a limited budget for capital expenditures, or who would prefer to have their matting costs come out of their maintenance budget instead (like rental mats). Here's four great reasons why leasing your entrance matting might be right for your building: Substantially lower initial cost.  The biggest advantage of leasing your entrance matting...

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Entrance Matting Standards Reduce Slips, Trips, And Falls


Every year thousands of North Americans are injured in slip, trip, and fall accidents that occur when entering a commercial building. The right kind of entrance matting can contribute to the prevention of potential injuries, and also can help defend against possible litigation. Although entrance matting can play a significant role in preventing these accidents, the wrong type or wrong amount also actually contribute to trips and falls when buckled, curled, or flopped over. Although it seems...

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4 Common Matting Questions Answered


Because we're matting experts, we get asked the same questions pretty frequently from clients who are looking to make their commercial buildings better.  Here's answers to four of the most common matting questions that we get asked. How does matting keep buildings clean? A good entrance matting system can keep about 80% of outdoor dirt from being walked into a facility, but a really effective one can stop up to 98% of dirt! Matting is actually such...

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Top 10 Tips to Make Your Entrance Mats Last


Most commercial building engineers and facility managers know how important quality, high-performance entry matting can be to the overall health and air quality of their buildings.  But in order for matting to do its job effectively, it needs to be maintained! Here's ten top tips to make your entry matting perform better and last even longer: Unroll that mat ASAP!  Mats that have just arrived have typically been rolled up for shipping, and (if it's fall or...

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Why Routine Cleaning is so Important for your Entrance Mats


When it comes to maintaining your walk-off entrance matting, most people underestimate how much cleaning they need to do and how much work their mats can do on their own.  The easiest way to understand just why regular, routine cleaning is so essential is to look at your mats the way you'd look at a pail you took to the beach.  You can dump sand into the pail, but once that pail is full the sand...

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Posted January 9, 2019 in Matting, Entrance Mats, Heavy Duty Mats|0 Comments

8 Easy Tips for a Cleaner Facility


Summertime is a great time for cleaning professionals and building managers to review their current cleaning regime.  The summer months usually bring gentler weather and less foot traffic with people on summer vacation, giving building managers a chance to test out new cleaning techniques before the fall and winter wetness arrives.  To help keep your commercial building - and its occupants - healthy, here's eight quick tips to make the job easier. Keep your floors in...

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Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls With Matting


In addition to chemicals and equipment, matting is essential for preventing slips, trips and falls in commercial facilities. A proper mat program should start at each entrance to the building, not just the front lobby. Mats placed there can dress up the lobby, but they will also help keep dirt, water and foreign debris from getting tracked into the facility. The more contaminants that get trapped at each outdoor entrance, the less risk there is for slip-and-fall...

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Trap That Tracked-In Soil with Matting


Tracked-in soil is the biggest threat to indoor air quality and building cleanliness.  The best way to mitigate the destructive power of tracked-in soil is to trap it before it gets a chance to damage your floor by using high quality, well-maintained walk-off matting. That is why a good set of commercial-grade floor mats is absolutely crucial to a complete floor care program. Heavy duty entrance matting captures and stops soil and debris before they get...

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Posted December 19, 2018 in Matting, Flooring, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Safety Regulations For Commercial Matting


Did you know that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) have combined their expertise to formally define safety regulations with respect to commercial entrance matting? To help make the regulations easier to meet, they have also developed standards to simplify processes for facility managers. This ANSI/NFSI B101.6-2012 “Standard Guide For Commercial Entrance Matting In Reducing Slips, Trips And Falls” can be broken down into three areas: Purpose Scope Application The purpose of the...

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7 Points to Check About Your Entrance Matting


It's always a good idea to have entrance matting at your building's portals, but are your mats truly working as hard as they should be for you?  Here's seven points on which you should be evaluating your current entrance matting situation to make sure that you're getting the best bang for your buck. Placement.  Entrance matting needs to be placed in the right areas of a building to be effective.  The most obvious spot is the...

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ANSI Safety Standards Reduce Slip and Fall Accidents


According to studies conducted by CNA Insurance, slip and fall accidents account for 61% of all claims and 53% of total claim costs for businesses with retail or public-facing areas.  How can business owners or custodial operations managers know the condition of their floors and prevent slip and fall accidents? It's easy!  You can use the formal safety standards governing floor safety published by the American National Standards Institute. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in conjunction with the...

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