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First Impressions Count with Entrance Matting


Everybody knows the old adage: you only get one chance to make a first impression! And the same rule applies to the front door of business. Your main entrance is the first thing your customers see, and it instantly gives them an idea about how you operate your business. What kind of impression do you want to make? Have a look at this west-coast casual dining restaurant's front lobby vestibule. What kind of impression does a crooked, sloppy...

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What You Need to Know About Entrance Matting Standards


Every year, thousands of people in North America are injured as a result of a slip and fall accident when entering a commercial building? While high-quality entrance matting can play a significant role in preventing accidental slips by removing moisture from pedestrian footwear, undersized or poor-quality matting often contributes to trips and falls when it buckles, curls, or is flipped over. In 2012, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B101 committee on Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention...

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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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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 Questions You Need to Answer Before Your Pick Commercial Grade Carpet Tiles for Your Business


Commercial grade carpet tiles are an exciting flooring solution, because they can be installed directly on top of almost any preexisting flooring—instantly transforming the look and feel of your workspace. Tiles are faster to install than standard carpet, and easier to clean and maintain than tile or wood. As a commercial product, they are also stain resistant, fade resistant, and made from durable fibers designed to keep up with your high footstep areas. Since installed as...

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Do You Know the Difference Between Inlaid and Printed Logos on Commercial Door Mats?


One of the many decisions you must make when investing in commercial door mats with your logo added on, is whether or not you should purchase inlaid or printed mats. All of the logo mats at Source Floor are inlaid, which is the more durable choice. Here’s what you need to know. What Are Printed Floor Mats? Printed floor mats refer to any type of commercial or industrial mat in which a logo or design is printed on...

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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|1 Comment