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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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6 Quick Commercial Carpet Stain Removal Tips


Found a new stain on your commercial carpet or entry mats?  Here's six quick tips for effective stain removal: Act fast!  The fresher the stain, the easier it is to remove.  Start working on removing stains as quickly as you can. Blot, don't rub!  Use absorbent, dry white cloths or clean sponges to blot the stain.  Don't rub the stain - rubbing only grinds the contaminant further into the carpet fibres.  Use a white cloth so...

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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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Introducing Kermode Select


We're excited to introduce our newest product line, Kermode Select!  Kermode Select offers the same outstanding performance as our standard Kermode knob matting, but all thirteen colours of Kermode Select come in a full 12-foot width making it an ideal choice for extra-large mats. Kermode Select's extra-wide sizing makes it perfect for large lobbies, commercial entrance, and other bulk matting purchases - which allows us to pass those quantity discounts through to you!

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Posted December 14, 2015 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

What is Coir Matting?


Coir is a 100% natural fibre extracted from the husk of coconut and used in various building supply products - including entrance mats! Coir is the fibrous substance found between the hard internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. The structure of coir fibre is narrow and hollow, with thick walls made of cellulose. Mature coir fibres contain more lignin (a complex woody chemical) and less cellulose than fibres like flax, or cotton; this...

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Posted November 4, 2015 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

169 New Logo Colours!


One of our specialties is our inlaid logo matting program, but we're especially excited to now be offering over 169 additional new custom logo inlay colours in our Plateau  and Spectrum collections!  That's in addition to our Standard Inlay and our Utopian custom inlay palettes! Now when you're ordering your custom Grizzly FX logo mat, you've got a choice of a whopping 284 inlay colours for your logo!

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Posted October 1, 2015 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Watch out for Rolling Loads!


Metal entrance matting systems (like C/S Pedisystems) are extraordinarily durable and long-lasting, but they're not indestructible!  One of the most common problems we're called out to fix are bent and damaged mat rails - and most of the time the damage has been caused by heavy rolling loads. Each style of metal entrance matting has a different rating for maximum rolling loads.  Depending on the specific mat profile chosen, typical rolling wheel load ratings can range from...

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Posted August 21, 2015 in Matting, Entrance Mats, Specialties|0 Comments

Pedisystems Need Cleaning Too!


Everybody knows that Pedisystems by C/S are a good-looking, functional, and durable way to keep your building's entrances clean and safe.  But as great as Pedisystems are, they're not magic - they need maintenance and TLC just like any other entrance matting system! Most people aren't aware that Pedisystems can be lifted or rolled right up out of their recessed well for cleaning.  That recessed well is the secret to a Pedisystem's success - as dirt is...

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