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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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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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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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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

The List of Most Popular Heavy-Duty Entrance Mat System and Guidelines to Help You Pick the Best One for Your Needs


If your business or lobby has a high volume of foot traffic or you if you live in a climate that is wet and icy—then you are in need of some heavy-duty entrance mats. There are many mats to choose from, but here is our top pick for a variety of indoor and outdoor needs. Duromat Indoor/Outdoor Scraper Mats These scraper mats are made from 100% PVC vinyl, which is coiled together in a spaghetti noodle-like construction. This...

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Posted October 18, 2017 in Entrance Mats, Heavy Duty Mats|0 Comments

5 Best Heavy Duty Mats For Commercial Building’s Indoors


Indoor floor mats for Commercial Buildings help make entrances safer and help reduce maintenance costs. Indoor walk-off mats can be custom-sized carpet runners to provide safe footing during inclement weather, cut in around revolving doors for a custom fit or recessed into the stone or tile to allow rolled traffic to roll across easily. Which type of indoor entry matting is the best for your property will be based upon overall appearance, durability, price, and effectiveness. As...

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Posted June 28, 2017 in Entrance Mats, Heavy Duty Mats|2 Comments