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How do you find the right mat for the job?


There's a lot more to entrance mats than you might think!  Unless you're "in the know", it's not always easy to figure out what kind of mat is the best fit for your particular situation or needs. But don't worry - we're here to help! Click below to download our Mat Finder Tool PDF, or consult the chart below: Click on the links below to find out more about each of the matting products above! Grizzly FX Sunbear Kermode ...

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Posted February 26, 2021 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Why are solid colours the worst idea for entrance mats?


When people are choosing between different types of entrance mats for their commercial space, they often make a critical mistake and put "appearance" at the very top of their priority list.  While appearance definitely should play a role in choosing the right mat, it shouldn't be the only thing to consider at the expense of all others! The most common difficulty between function and form we see involves mats made from completely solid, monotone colours.  Solid black,...

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Posted February 8, 2021 in Matting, Entrance Mats, Indoor Mats|0 Comments

What does “inlaid logo” mean?


They're the most common questions we get: "What does "inlaid logo" mean?", and "What's the difference between an inlaid logo and a printed logo?" The answer in a nutshell: EVERYTHING! Inlaid Logo Mats An inlaid logo means that we create your logo in your mat by cutting-out and embedding pieces of differently-coloured matting material into it, flush with the surface. Every logo mat we make has a custom logo inlaid right in – not printed on top!  That means that every...

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Elevator mats for condos, apartment buildings, and office towers!


Here's the top 3 reasons why building operators use custom elevator mats in their buildings:  1. Dry, clean, safe floors. Elevators often have tile (or other hard surface) flooring, which is great for durability - and not so great for dealing with puddles of standing water!  On rainy days, visitors to your building stand in your elevators and drip, drip, drip on your floors from their shoes, their coats, and their umbrellas.  Elevator mats help keep puddled water...

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Posted January 5, 2021 in Matting, Flooring, Elevator Flooring|0 Comments

New! Sunbear high-value floor matting!


We're really excited to announce the newest addition to our Bearmats range of products: Sunbear high-value tufted scraper matting! Sunbear is a completely new, totally unique product to the Canadian marketplace.  Sunbear is exciting because it combines the high-luxe appearance of a commercial carpet, the hard-wearing vinyl backing of our famous Grizzly FX matting, and the budget-friendliness of all-polypropylene face construction! Sunbear joins our existing commercial entrance matting product lineups to deliver outstanding value for money in a polypropylene...

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Posted December 7, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Still renting your entrance mats?


Especially now more than ever, commercial building operators are looking for ways to reduce their janitorial spending while still maintaining high standards of cleanliness.  And if you're still using a rental mat service, there's huge savings to be had right under your feet! Stop wasting money on rental mats.  Here's three quick reasons why buying is better: 1. Costs less than rentals. $10/week rental sounds cheap - until you do the math: "Only" ten dollars a week works out to...

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Posted November 26, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Are your mats ready for winter dangers?


It's November, and winter is just around the corner - which means nasty, wet, slippery, dangerous weather.  Are your entrance mats up to the challenge? Keeping your floors safe in public areas isn't just good business.  Did you know that under the Occupier's Liability Act in BC, it's actually part of your legal duty of care as a building operator? Slip-and-fall accidents are one of the leading causes of serious personal injuries in Canada.  In 2016-2017, there were nearly 9000...

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Posted November 4, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

New! Koala high-value knob matting


We're really excited to announce the newest addition to our Bearmats range of products: Koala high-value knob matting! Koala joins our existing commercial entrance matting product lineups to deliver outstanding value for money in a polypropylene knob-style scraper mat. In stock and ready to go, every one of our Koala mats is custom-made to your specific size requirements with no custom upcharge.  Just say no to "standard sizes" that don't fit your entrance! Check out our Koala page on our...

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Posted October 26, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Carpeting vs Matting – What’s the Difference?


It's a common terminology mistake that we see all the time.  Clients use the words "carpet" and "mat" interchangeably when talking about their front entrance...but the actual meaning of those terms couldn't be more different!  Equating a commercial carpet with a proper commercial entrance mat is like equating a high heel shoe and a gumboot - although they're both footwear, they obviously serve very different functions in very different ways, and they're definitely not interchangeable! Carpet's top...

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Posted October 8, 2020 in Matting, Flooring, Entrance Mats, Carpets|0 Comments

4 quick reasons why your commercial entrance mats matter.


Property managers are busy professionals with a lot of responsibilities to look after, which is why some important things get inadvertently overlooked.  Here's four quick reasons why you should take a minute to make sure your building's entrance matting is up to snuff: 1. Reduce Janitorial Costs Studies have shown that over 80% of the dirt and debris contaminating a building are tracked in via shoe bottoms – and that it costs (on average) over $500 to remove...

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Posted September 3, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

What does a teacup, a trashcan, and an entrance mat have in common?


They'll all hold water, but the bigger it is...the more it holds before it overflows! All of our mats are made to order, so we get requests for custom-sized mats all the time - and that's exactly what we love to do!  But the most common problem we see is that people often want to undersize their matting compared to what their building needs based on foot traffic. Imagine you've got a leaky roof, and it's pouring rain outside.  You've...

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Posted August 14, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

The end of “commodity cleaning” in the post-coronavirus world?


A new white paper published by Secure Clean Building Services explains why the the COVID-19 pandemic may spell the end of of price-based "commodity cleaning" for commercial buildings.  As a result of the coronavirus, the quality, thoroughness, and overall value of cleaning and disinfecting services will take centre stage.  After witnessing the havoc a virus invisible to the naked eye can cause on the economy, cleaning that's simply "good enough" or that "looks clean" just won't...

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