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How Effective Are Heavy Duty Commercial Entrance Mats for Slip and Fall Prevention in Hotels?


Slips and falls are one of the very most common accidents in public-facing hospitality spaces, for both employees and guests. While you can’t control the wet weather outside that often leads to these types of accidents, you can mitigate your risk by upgrading your door mats!  If you're a medium-or-larger hotel with a high volume of foot traffic, standard door mats don’t cut it—you need heavy duty commercial entrance mats. Mat Placement Factors such as seasonal weather, your...

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Posted May 9, 2018 in Commercial Floor Mats|0 Comments

Matting: The Foundation of Your Entrances


Entrance matting is oftentimes an afterthought when considering flooring for commercial and retail spaces.  So much attention is paid to choosing interior finishes, the colour palettes of fixtures and furniture, and the type of flooring...but then the matting is forgotten! Entrance matting can be both functional and stylish - it just takes the right kind of matting!  And choosing the right kind of matting can make the difference between getting the full service life out of your brand-new...

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How Much Entrance Matting Does Your Building Need?


Keeping your commercial building's floors clean and safe starts right at your front doors.  Entrance matting has more impact on the overall condition of your building than most people think! Commercial building engineers and facilities managers are in charge of keeping things in tip-top shape, and you know what they say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Did you know that according to the Carpet and Rug Institute, your installed flooring needs 12 to...

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6 Quick Commercial Carpet Stain Removal Tips


Found a new stain on your commercial carpet or entry mats?  Here's six quick tips for effective stain removal: Act fast!  The fresher the stain, the easier it is to remove.  Start working on removing stains as quickly as you can. Blot, don't rub!  Use absorbent, dry white cloths or clean sponges to blot the stain.  Don't rub the stain - rubbing only grinds the contaminant further into the carpet fibres.  Use a white cloth so...

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Why Should You Maintain Entryway Floors?


When it comes to floor  care, building operators and maintenance crews shouldn't underestimate the importance of entryway flooring and entrance matting. “There are certain areas of the building you need to pay close attention to; number 1 is the entryway,” says Teresa Farmer, sustainability consultant at Kelsan Inc., in Knoxville TN. “Your entryway sets the standard for how clean visitors think the building is.” Deploying 12 to 15 feet of scraper entrance matting outside a building entrance, and a...

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How Are Inlaid Logo Mats Made?


Did you know that all of our logo mats are inlaid, and not printed? Inlaying your logo into your facility's entrance mat means that we actually cut out each individual piece of your logo and place it by hand into the field of your mat, kind of like a giant jigsaw puzzle!  And each of those pieces is cut out precisely by our CNC cutting table, like this: First we cut out where your logo pieces will go into...

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Where Do Your Entrance Mats Come From?


People today pay more attention than ever to their environmental impact. That attention goes beyond what they buy, but also where they buy it - more and more consumers prefer to purchase from businesses that have environmentally friendly policies of their own from rooftop to floorboards. Buying locally-made products is a easy way to reduce your environmental footprint and support your local economy.  We're proud to say that our Grizzly FX entrance mats are 100% made in North America,...

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Posted March 21, 2018 in Entrance Mats|0 Comments

4 Successful Examples of Using Commercial Entrance Mats with Logos to Direct Traffic


There are many ways in which commercial entrance mats with your logo inlaid on can be used throughout your business to help improve the flow of foot traffic. Below are 4 successful examples of our custom made mats designed specifically for the business they reside in. ICBC Driver Service Center You can use line dividers to help direct traffic, but it’s not always clear where to enter or exit. Even with signage, it can be easy to miss—or...

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3 Easy Ways To Make Your Entrance Mats Stand Out


Your top priority when adding entrance mats to your building is to minimize the amount of dirt, debris, and water that is tracked in on your patrons’ and employees’ shoes.  This reduces the risk of slip and fall accidents and helps to reduce wear on your lobby's flooring surfaces. While safety and cleanliness come first, don’t underestimate the potential for branding your business, improving design, and optimizing logistics. Below are 3 easy ways to make your building's...

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Posted February 21, 2018 in Entrance Mats|0 Comments

The Heavy Duty Anti Fatigue Mats Buying Guide


Heavy duty anti-fatigue mats do more than providing a bit of comfort. They minimize the pain and strain of standing for long periods of time, as well as minimize the risk of accident and injury. Everyone from restaurants and retailers to industrial and healthcare facilities can benefit from strategically placing anti-fatigue mats throughout. Below are the top concerns you want to consider when purchasing your mats. Indoor Or Outdoor First on the list is whether your new mats...

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Posted February 14, 2018 in Anti Fatigue Mats|0 Comments

5 Helpful Tips To Know When Buying Heavy Duty Mats for a Gym


If you own or operate a commercial fitness facility or a tenant workout center, you are sure to be exploring your options in heavy duty mats for your gym. There are many options to choose from, and the 5 tips below will help you narrow your choices. Tiles Are Increasing In Popularity With the modern options in seamless, straight edge, and interlocking tiles, most gyms opt for tiles over rolls. Rolls almost always have to be glued down...

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Posted February 7, 2018 in Heavy Duty Mats|0 Comments

What is Luxury Vinyl Flooring?


Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are one of the fastest growing flooring options for commercial use. While vinyl flooring certainly isn’t new, LVT offers an unmatched combination of style and function. Here are just a few reasons you should consider luxury vinyl flooring the next time you upgrade or redesign your commercial space. Luxury Vinyl Flooring Vinyl sheets tear easily and certainly aren’t the most durable flooring, but don’t confuse sheets with LVT. Designed as a durable flooring alternative...

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Posted January 31, 2018 in Luxury Vinyl Flooring|0 Comments