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Can I put entrance mats on top of carpet?


It’s one of the most common questions we face, especially from condo and apartment building managers.  They need entrance matting to trap the dirt and water coming into their building, but they have wall-to-wall carpet right up to the front door.  Can they put an entrance mat on top of the carpet? You can put your mat anywhere you like…but if it’s on top of carpet, it won't stay there for long!  The reason why your mat...

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Posted June 9, 2021 in Flooring, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

7 Benefits of Leasing Your Flooring


Does your commercial space need a freshening-up, but there's no renovation room in this year's capital expenditure budget?  No problem!  Leasing your flooring - rather than an outright purchase - has a lot of advantages that are frequently overlooked.  Here's the top 7 reasons that you should consider financing your flooring renovation through a lease: 1. Leasing Protects Cash Flow When you finance your renovations through leasing, it allows you to spread out the acquisition cost of your...

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Posted April 30, 2021 in Flooring|0 Comments

Elevator mats for condos, apartment buildings, and office towers!


Here's the top 3 reasons why building operators use custom elevator mats in their buildings:  1. Dry, clean, safe floors. Elevators often have tile (or other hard surface) flooring, which is great for durability - and not so great for dealing with puddles of standing water!  On rainy days, visitors to your building stand in your elevators and drip, drip, drip on your floors from their shoes, their coats, and their umbrellas.  Elevator mats help keep puddled water...

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Posted January 5, 2021 in Matting, Flooring, Elevator Flooring|0 Comments

Carpeting vs Matting – What’s the Difference?


It's a common terminology mistake that we see all the time.  Clients use the words "carpet" and "mat" interchangeably when talking about their front entrance...but the actual meaning of those terms couldn't be more different!  Equating a commercial carpet with a proper commercial entrance mat is like equating a high heel shoe and a gumboot - although they're both footwear, they obviously serve very different functions in very different ways, and they're definitely not interchangeable! Carpet's top...

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Posted October 8, 2020 in Matting, Flooring, Entrance Mats, Carpets|0 Comments

How much does it cost to install commercial carpet?


When it's time to replace the carpeting in your office or commercial space, many people looking to stretch their budget focus on the cost of the carpet material itself.  While it's true that the cost of the carpet itself does greatly contribute to the overall cost of the project, the installation and assorted other labour components can add up to be just as much as the carpet itself!  Here's the six main components that make up...

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How can you earn customer trust as a reopening retailer?


Governments worldwide are working on detailed plans for the “new normal” of life during - and after - COVID-19.  Although different regions may be in different phases, it's good business to plan ahead and be ready for what's ahead.  Here in BC, the provincial government has released a multi-phase plan for restarting the economy and these plans put the onus on individual businesses to plot their path forward safely, responsibly, and carefully. As businesses begin planning for...

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Posted August 6, 2020 in Uncategorized, Flooring|0 Comments

How to choose the right warehouse floor


The warehouse is one of the most unglamourous - but most necessary! - parts of business operations. The top priority for most warehouse floors is durability: a warehouse floor needs to stand up to extra heavy duty traffic from people, pallet jacks, forklifts, and pallets and stacks of inventory. Most warehouse floors require a flooring choice that isn't vulnerable to chipping, cracking, or pick-up from hot tires on forklifts or vehicles. Forklifts are incredibly hard on...

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Posted July 17, 2020 in Flooring, Concrete|1 Comment

WorkSafeBC levies COVID-19 health, safety orders against 334 businesses


As of last week (July 3, 2020), WorkSafeBC has levied COVID-19 related Health & Safety orders against 334 businesses here in BC - with nearly a third of them being against service industry businesses.  Hair salons, schools, hospitals, gyms, hotels, restaurants, and other similar service industry businesses have accounted for 104 of WorkSafeBC's recent H&S orders due to inadequate responses to COVID-19 protocols. The next most-common offending industry is manufacturing with 82 orders issued, which includes meat processing, breweries,...

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Posted July 15, 2020 in Flooring, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Survey shows that dirty floors could drive away over half of your customers!


More often than not, the part of your building that customers notice first upon entering is your floor.  Clean, tidy floors with well-kept entrance matting gives clients an impression of care; they suggest that your facility prioritizes appearance and make the customer experience a priority.  On the other hand, dirty floors and sloppy mats can have the opposite effect - if the areas your customers can see look shoddy and badly-kept, how bad must things be in...

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Why is Grizzly Sanitize the best sanitizing mat for daycares?


Now that offices and businesses are starting to reopen, many parents are beginning to need daytime childcare again and daycare facilities are starting to reopen. With nearly every child coming in from a different household, daycares are particularly vulnerable to becoming a hot spot for coronavirus transmission as parents enter and leave to drop off and pick up their children. The one common touchpoint that absolutely every parent and child comes into contact with is the floor...and...

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Posted June 9, 2020 in Matting, Flooring, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

How do sanitizing mats fit into a COVID-19 safety plan?


As part of a controlled, safe restart of normal operations, the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC have issued guidelines for how workplaces can manage the risk of spreading COVID-19 as people return to workplaces and retail businesses reopen. Although these guidelines are intended to cover most circumstances, they're not a definitive list. Harry Bains, the BC Minister of Labour, urged businesses to develop their own processes and safety plans based off of provincial guidelines. “The guidelines were...

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Posted May 29, 2020 in Matting, Flooring, Entrance Mats|1 Comment

Know the difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing


Cleaning and disinfecting are part of a broad approach to preventing infectious diseases in public settings. To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases individuals should stay home when sick, cover coughs and sneezes, and wash hands often. Below are tips on how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 specifically through cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to...

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Posted May 28, 2020 in Flooring|0 Comments