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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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7 Tips For Placing Mats


Most property managers know that floor matting should be placed at building entrances, but did you know that there are other kinds of mats for other areas in your building?  Different mats serve different purposes, and there are more areas in your building that need matting besides your front door! Here's a few spots in your commercial facility or industrial building that you may have overlooked when considering your matting needs: Guide visitors to your building with...

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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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Safe, Healthy, and Clean Pool Mats


Although most people think of summertime when they think about swimming pools, hotel and community centre operators know that their pool and hot tub facilities are open year round and need attention even in the middle of winter!  While most maintenance is focused on the parts of the pool that come in specific contact with the water, it's important to not overlook the wet areas around the pool and hot tub too.  Cleanliness and safety of...

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Posted September 5, 2018 in Matting, Flooring, Indoor Mats, Rubber Mats|0 Comments

Why Floor Safety Needs to be a Priority For Your Commercial Kitchen


Did you know that approximately 20% of all workplace injuries are caused by slips, trips, and falls?  They might make for funny YouTube videos, but slips and falls are serious problems! Workplace slip and fall accidents result in an average of 11 missed days of work, occasionally permanent injury to the worker, and increased WorkSafeBC insurance premiums for the employer.  Slips and falls are an even greater problem in commercial kitchens - all too often, proper safety...

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3 Important Things to Consider When Installing Rubber Mats for Concrete Floors


Rubber mats for concrete floors can be purchased and installed for a variety of reasons. They provide a comfortable anti-fatigue surface, and often a non-slip surface. However, not all rubber mats are the same. Here is what you need to know before you install your new mats. What Is Your Primary Goal? There are many matting options to choose from, so you must select the right kind to meet your needs. Prioritize your need for traction, improved comfort,...

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Posted January 24, 2018 in Concrete, Rubber Flooring, Rubber Mats|0 Comments

How Long Do Commercial Anti Fatigue Rubber Mats Usually Last?


Ergonomics aren’t just for traditional office environments, which is why many factories, warehouses, restaurants, retailers, and businesses with employees who stand for long hours invest in anti fatigue rubber mats. These mats improve the employee experience by minimizing the physical pain and strain of standing all day long. Many factors contribute to the lifecycle of your commercial mats, a few of which are detailed below. Frequency Of Use If you operate a fairly traditional office where you provide...

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Posted September 20, 2017 in Anti Fatigue Mats, Rubber Mats|2 Comments