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Two simple ways to stop COVID-19 at your entrances


COVID-19 and its resultant lock-downs have shut the world down for the last month (at least!)  But the coronavirus hasn't put a permanent end to life in public spaces - more and more provincial governments are slowly rolling out their plans and timelines for relaunch in the next few weeks.  As customers, clients, tenants, and residents return to public spaces, they are going to be looking for reassurances that these areas are safe to be in...

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What’s the Difference Between Inlay and Printed Logo Mats?


We get asked this question all the time: what's the difference between inlaid and printed logo mats? The answer?  Everything! Printed mats are as simple as they sound: they start out as "clear", undyed material, and are sprayed by specialty inkjet printers to splatter your logo onto the surface of the fibres.  Your logo image sits on the tops of the fibres like desktop printer ink on a piece of paper, and leaves the balance of the fibre still...

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How Long Do Commercial Entrance Mats Last in Crowded Places Like Airports and Malls?


Client often ask us how long they can expect their commercial entrance mats to last in crowded places like airports and malls.  The quick answer is: "For as long as you'll take care of them!"  When you're starting off on the right foot with a high-quality, commercial-grade entrance mat, you're setting yourself up for success.  But just like any product that performs a service or a function, the performance of that product is directly reflected in the amount...

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Our COVID-19 update: We’re here for you.


We hope you are safe and healthy. We hope you’re keeping safe in these unprecedented times. Although we’re working remotely right now, the Source Floor team is still available to help you with your flooring and entrance matting needs. All of us here at Source Floor want to thank you in advance for sticking with us through these next few difficult weeks (or months) to come. In times like this, it’s especially clear that we really are all...

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Appearance Matters – Why Stop at the Floor?


Smart businesspeople know that making a good first impression is hugely important.  They think about everything that their customers see: from their signage, to their choice of furniture and fixtures, even the colour of the walls is chosen with care. So why do so many stop at the floor? https://youtu.be/8omJ7CZTx-k Your main entrance is the first point of contact your customers make with your business.  Make that first impression a good one with a high-quality entrance mat, like Grizzly...

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Grizzly FX outlasts the competition – and we can prove it.


Grizzly FX is a super heavy-duty, premium quality commercial entrance matting product - but don't take our word for it.  We can prove it! We had Grizzly FX lab tested by Professional Testing Laboratory Inc., a totally independent professional lab in Dalton, GA (the "Carpet Capital of the World").  We subjected Grizzly FX to the lab equivalent of 20,000 units of foot traffic  under the ASTM D6119 testing methodology ("Creating Surface Appearance Changes in Pile Yarn Floor Covering from...

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How to Pick the Right Entry Mats to Protect Your Hotel Lobby from Dirt and Debris?


Choosing the right entrance mats for your hotel doesn't need to be complicated or difficult - but it can be tough to navigate on your own!  Scraper mats, dryer mats, polypropylene vs nylon vs PVC - there's a lot to choose from! Ideally, a perfect entrance matting system for a hotel (or any other public-facing business with ingress from the outdoors) would use a three-stage entrance matting system: First Stage: deployed fully outdoors, aggressive scraping action, maximum...

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Floor Mats are The First Thing Your Hotel Guests See – How to Make Yours Pop Out?


Your entrance mats are the first point of actual contact that your guests have with your hotel.  They they don't touch your parking lot and landscaping, they don't touch your automatic doors, but they do touch your entrance matting - even if it's only with their feet.  Sturdy, commercial-grade mats make a good first impression...and rental-grade throw-down mats get bunched up and snagged in suitcase wheels, annoying your guests from the start. How do you make your mats pop? ...

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How Much Maintenance Do Large Commercial Entrance Mats Need in Winter?


We often get asked about the maintenance required for large commercial entrance mats - how much, how often, what's required, etc.  And the easy answer is...there is no easy answer! Imagine that your entrance matting is like putting a bucket under the hole in a leaky roof in a rainstorm: the more it rains, the sooner it fills up.  The frequency in which maintenance is necessary is dependent on how much service that mat (or bucket!) is...

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Use Mats to Highlight Floor Hazards


While most people think of the front door when they think about commercial floor matting, did you know that you can also use matting to highlight potential trip hazards? The most common trip-and-fall point in commercial buildings is the transitions between different areas with different flooring surfaces.  Walking from carpeting to tile, or from asphalt to linoleum, or any other change from one surface to another with a different coefficient of friction is a breeding ground for...

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Stop Dirt At The Door With Exterior Floor Mats


The most effective entrance matting programs actually begin outside of your commercial building! Deploying aggressive scraper exterior entrance mats can be used to scrape off large debris such as salt, snow and ice in the winter and keep those contaminants from even entering your building at all.  Exterior scraper matting can also be able to handle the dense oils and debris from parking lot material. Bridging the gap between your exterior matting and your interior spaces is equally...

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