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How Long Do Commercial Entrance Mats Last in Crowded Places Like Airports and Malls?


Client often ask us how long they can expect their commercial entrance mats to last in crowded places like airports and malls.  The quick answer is: "For as long as you'll take care of them!"  When you're starting off on the right foot with a high-quality, commercial-grade entrance mat, you're setting yourself up for success.  But just like any product that performs a service or a function, the performance of that product is directly reflected in the amount...

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First Impressions Are Very Important & So Are Your Entrance Mats


Here's another set of entrance mats we spotted at a local chain grocery store in Burnaby. What sort of first impression do these two mats make on you as a customer?   The mats are too small.  This entrance has double doors, and double doors need at least a 6'0" wide mat - the bigger the better!  The rubber mat is sized for a single door, not a busy retail entrance. Rental mat flop.  Look at the corner...

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

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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Grizzly FX outlasts the competition – and we can prove it.


Grizzly FX is a super heavy-duty, premium quality commercial entrance matting product - but don't take our word for it.  We can prove it! We had Grizzly FX lab tested by Professional Testing Laboratory Inc., a totally independent professional lab in Dalton, GA (the "Carpet Capital of the World").  We subjected Grizzly FX to the lab equivalent of 20,000 units of foot traffic  under the ASTM D6119 testing methodology ("Creating Surface Appearance Changes in Pile Yarn Floor Covering from...

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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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Spotted IRL: Size Matters!


I recently spotted in the wild a perfect example of what typically goes wrong with entrance matting at retail stores.  This particular retailer (who shall remain nameless!) has its entrance into the store directly from the street (outdoors) - there is no vestibule or transition from outside to inside. So where have they gone wrong here?  Let's take a look: Too small!  They've used an off-the-shelf standard size mat for their entrance, and you can see just...

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Posted March 13, 2019 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Minimize Dirt with Walk-Off Matting


The ideal walk-off entrance matting program is one that will minimize tracked-in debris, prevent slips, trips and falls, and still provide a visually appealing entryway.  Successful programs consist of three key phases: phase 1 begins outside the building with a heavy-duty scraper mat that is designed to scrape off heavy soil and water from shoes while they're still outside the entrance.  The best way to clean up dirt is to keep it from coming inside your...

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Posted February 13, 2019 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

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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Why Routine Cleaning is so Important for your Entrance Mats


When it comes to maintaining your walk-off entrance matting, most people underestimate how much cleaning they need to do and how much work their mats can do on their own.  The easiest way to understand just why regular, routine cleaning is so essential is to look at your mats the way you'd look at a pail you took to the beach.  You can dump sand into the pail, but once that pail is full the sand...

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Posted January 9, 2019 in Matting, Entrance Mats, Heavy Duty Mats|0 Comments