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CDC study shows coronavirus travels on shoe bottoms.


The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently conducted a study in March 2020 on the transmission vectors of COVID-19 in hospital wards in Wuhan, China.  The study found that the coronavirus was widely distributed on floors throughout the hospital, even in areas that did not have direct contact with infected patients.  Gravity and air flow cause most virus droplets to float to the ground, where they can be picked up by shoes and carried...

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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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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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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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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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Most Workplaces Underestimate Slip & Fall Risk: Survey


A new report from New Pig Corporation (an authority on leaks, drips, and spills) shows that slip-and-fall accident risk is being severely underestimated by many professional property management organizations, and that these risks and aren't being adequately mitigated. The Walk Zone Safety Report examines slips, trips, and falls in workplaces and public facilities, and was prepared in 2017 by New Pig by surveying maintenance, safety, health risk, and facilities management professionals across multiple industries. The New Pig survey clearly indicates...

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Entrance Matting Standards Reduce Slips, Trips, And Falls


Every year thousands of North Americans are injured in slip, trip, and fall accidents that occur when entering a commercial building. The right kind of entrance matting can contribute to the prevention of potential injuries, and also can help defend against possible litigation. Although entrance matting can play a significant role in preventing these accidents, the wrong type or wrong amount also actually contribute to trips and falls when buckled, curled, or flopped over. Although it seems...

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4 Common Matting Questions Answered


Because we're matting experts, we get asked the same questions pretty frequently from clients who are looking to make their commercial buildings better.  Here's answers to four of the most common matting questions that we get asked. How does matting keep buildings clean? A good entrance matting system can keep about 80% of outdoor dirt from being walked into a facility, but a really effective one can stop up to 98% of dirt! Matting is actually such...

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Top 10 Tips to Make Your Entrance Mats Last


Most commercial building engineers and facility managers know how important quality, high-performance entry matting can be to the overall health and air quality of their buildings.  But in order for matting to do its job effectively, it needs to be maintained! Here's ten top tips to make your entry matting perform better and last even longer: Unroll that mat ASAP!  Mats that have just arrived have typically been rolled up for shipping, and (if it's fall or...

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8 Easy Tips for a Cleaner Facility


Summertime is a great time for cleaning professionals and building managers to review their current cleaning regime.  The summer months usually bring gentler weather and less foot traffic with people on summer vacation, giving building managers a chance to test out new cleaning techniques before the fall and winter wetness arrives.  To help keep your commercial building - and its occupants - healthy, here's eight quick tips to make the job easier. Keep your floors in...

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