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What you should know about condo gyms and COVID-19


As BC moves into Phase 2 of it's post-COVID-19 reopening plan, the closures and restrictions put in place by the regional health authorities are beginning to relax. Many condominium and strata boards are unsure what their responsibilities are when it comes to minimizing the chance of contagion in their common areas and shared facilities, like on-premises gyms, pools, and other shared social spaces. Veronica Franco, a lawyer with the Clark-Wilson law firm, says that the "duty of...

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8 reasons why Grizzly Sanitize is better than other sanitizing mats


Sanitizing mats have traditionally been only for use in specialty environments with unique needs.  Laboratories, scientific cleanrooms, specialty medical services, foodservice preparation and meat processing plants are usually where you would find sanitizing mats in the past, and the people using these mats have been wearing special equipment or footwear suited to these environments.  But with the COVID-19 pandemic turning the world upside-down, the need for sanitizing mats has spread into virtually every public space...and traditional...

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Posted May 13, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Why every retailer needs a sanitizing mat to fight COVID-19.


At first blush, having a sanitizing mat at your retail store, office tower, or other public building might not seem essential.  "I don't walk around doing handstands - why should I care about whether or not my floor is contaminated with COVID-19?"  While that's likely true for non-acrobats, the danger isn't in direct, primary contact with your floor; the danger is in "secondary" or "incidental" contact with a contaminated surface. Mark Warner, the education manager at the International...

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Posted May 12, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

7 Simple Ways Bar Owners Can Make their Buildings Bacteria-Proof


Although bars and nightclubs are still going to be closed for the next little while, it’s never too early for bar owners and operators to start thinking about what their post-pandemic reopening plans will look like.  Most public spaces are going to be required to have public health and safety plans in place before they’re allowed to reopen to the public, and many health authorities have identified that the floor is a huge vector for transmission...

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

Which Disinfectant to Use for Shoe Sanitizing Door Mats?


Mark Warner, the education manager at the International Sanitary Supply Association, says that the janitorial focus of public spaces needs to pivot from “cleaning for appearance” to “cleaning for health” to help stop the spread of infectious diseases. “When it comes to the value of cleaning, it’s often a question of whether it will be a return on investment or just an expense,” he says. “The reality is there is an excellent return on investment. Proper cleaning...

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

Can the Disinfectant from Sanitizing Door Mats Harm the Floor?


Having a sanitizing mat system at your commercial building’s entrance is one thing – but that’s only half the battle!  You need to have both the mat itself, plus sanitizing solution to put in the mat – but can the wrong solution harm your floor? Unfortunately, the answer is yes.  There are many, many possible disinfectant chemicals out there that can kill viruses and bacterial (including the COVID-19 coronavirus), but a great deal of these can also...

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

Do Sanitizing Entrance Mats Splash the Disinfectant Around?


Most commercial building operators have never used a sanitizing mat, so they’re not very familiar with what they are like to actually have in practice.  One of the common questions about them is if they splash the disinfectant around while in use. The short answer is:  yes and no! The “yes, they splash” side is the most-common type of sanitizing mat that you’ll see on the market today: open tray style sanitizing mats.  These are the typical one-piece,...

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

5 Ways to Make Sure People Use Sanitizing Door Mats Before Entering Your Commercial Building


The world isn’t going to go back to exactly how it was before the coronavirus pandemic even after we find our "new normal"…things have substantially changed for now, if not forever!  Many of these changes reflect the new reality that we’re all living in, and those changes include new anti-viral measures that we’ve never considered before. One of the more unusual changes that we’re going to have to get used to compared to the pre-pandemic world is...

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

How Durable Are Disinfecting Door Mats for Commercial Buildings?


The durability of a product is one of the many factors that go into a wise purchasing decision.  It can be especially difficult to make a good purchasing decision when the buyer isn’t familiar with the product she is supposed to buy, which is why some buyers aren’t sure which factors are more important than others when buying an unfamiliar product.  When it comes to sanitizing or disinfecting door mats, some buyers have been asking about...

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Posted May 6, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Do Disinfecting Door Mats Prevent The Spread of Covid-19 and Other Bacteria?


Building operators are looking for ways to prepare themselves to reopen for business now that coronavirus social restrictions are starting to be lifted.  While everybody can agree on the need to sanitize the surfaces they touch with their hands, many people forget to consider the surfaces they touch with their feet!  A properly-implemented sanitizing door mat system can go a long way preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses and bacteria.  One of the main...

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Posted May 6, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

3 Things to Look for In Commercial Shoe Sanitizing Mats


The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the way we go about our daily lives in public.  People are concerned about sanitation in public spaces now more than ever before, and commercial building operators are looking at new ways to keep their buildings safe and healthy.  One of the ways they’re accomplishing this goal is through the use of commercial shoe sanitizing mats, as COVID-19 can be spread on people’s shoes just as easily as it can...

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Posted May 6, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

How Effective Are Sanitizing Entrance Mats In Fighting Germs and Bacteria?


With the current pandemic, many people are looking at ways to maximize the effectiveness of their anti-viral strategies for their buildings, and are looking at introducing sanitizing mats as part of this strategy.  While sanitizing mats can make a huge difference, their effectiveness is greatly impacted by several different criteria.  The type of sanitizer used, the way people use the mat, and the type and construction of the mat can all drastically affect how effective the...

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Posted May 6, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments