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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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5 Reasons Why Franchise Owners Should Use Custom Entrance Mats


Custom entrance matting is important for any business that serves the public, but it's especially important for franchisees who have to maintain brand standards!  Here's five good reasons why franchise owners should use custom entrance mats: Increase brand recognition.  You're paying for the rights to use a recognized brand through your franchise fees - why not take maximum advantage of those rights and leverage that brand to the fullest?  A custom logo mat can help reinforce...

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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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10 Matting Terms Every Property Manager Should Know


If you're responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of a commercial property, you already know that there's more to entrance matting than the average person thinks!  There's a wide variety of different entrance matting products and styles, each with its own performance envelope, intended use, and construction style.  Here's a list of ten matting terms that every professional property manager should know: Wiper/Dryer:  Wiper mats (or dryer mats) are textile mats for indoor use only.  They're...

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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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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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4 Reasons Why Your Company Should Get Industrial Door Mats with an Inlaid Logo


As a business owner or facilities manager, you understand how the smallest of details can be the difference between quality and disappointment. As you explore your options in industrial door mats with your logo added on, you must do more than select a commercial brand—but decide between inlaid or printed. Below are the 4 reasons why your company should choose inlaid mats. So That Your Design Lasts As Long As Your Matting You can order any Source Floor...

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Posted November 8, 2017 in Logo mats, Industrial Door Mats|0 Comments

Do You Know the Difference Between Inlaid and Printed Logos on Commercial Door Mats?


One of the many decisions you must make when investing in commercial door mats with your logo added on, is whether or not you should purchase inlaid or printed mats. All of the logo mats at Source Floor are inlaid, which is the more durable choice. Here’s what you need to know. What Are Printed Floor Mats? Printed floor mats refer to any type of commercial or industrial mat in which a logo or design is printed on...

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What’s the Best Size for A Company Logo on A Custom Made Commercial Rug?


Commercial rugs are a beautiful addition to your lobby and entrance ways. They can even be placed strategically throughout your building. While your primary goals are to provide a bit of traction and to minimize dirt, water, and debris—rugs also present a valuable branding opportunity. You can order your mats in a variety of custom rug sizes to ensure they properly accent the desired area. Once you determine the size of your mat, you must consider...

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Posted October 25, 2017 in Custom Door Mats, Logo mats|0 Comments

How A Custom Logo In Your Floor Mats Instantly Makes Your Business Appear More Trustworthy


When a person takes their first step into a business or peeks in at the door, more than half of their buying decisions are made in that moment. That split second first impression sets the stage for every other interaction they have with your business. Behind every successful business is a clear brand identity. Brand awareness is becoming more important in a globalized and changeable marketplace. To achieve this, you need to communicate your brand effectively at...

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Posted July 12, 2017 in Custom Door Mats, Logo mats|0 Comments