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Use Entrance Matting To Prevent Pests


Although entrance matting is less likely to harbor unwanted pests than standard carpeting, it is still a potential entryway for ticks, fleas and other creepy-crawlies that are carried into your building on service animals or people’s clothing.  Custodial departments should treat entrance matting the same way they treat carpeting when controlling pest infestations.  As with carpeting, the first line of defense in preventing or reducing pest infestations is daily vacuuming. Using vacuums equipped with a beater brush...

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Posted March 6, 2019 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

4 great reasons why you should lease entrance matting


That's right - you can lease your commercial entrance matting for your large commercial building! Leasing your matting can be a good option for building owners who have a limited budget for capital expenditures, or who would prefer to have their matting costs come out of their maintenance budget instead (like rental mats). Here's four great reasons why leasing your entrance matting might be right for your building: Substantially lower initial cost.  The biggest advantage of leasing your entrance matting...

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7 Points to Check About Your Entrance Matting


It's always a good idea to have entrance matting at your building's portals, but are your mats truly working as hard as they should be for you?  Here's seven points on which you should be evaluating your current entrance matting situation to make sure that you're getting the best bang for your buck. Placement.  Entrance matting needs to be placed in the right areas of a building to be effective.  The most obvious spot is the...

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Entrance Matting Standards You Should Know


Did you know that there are formal, codified standards for entrance matting for commercial buildings?  And that the building engineer and/or property management company is responsible for the selection and deployment of adequate entrance matting to meet these standards? Section 6 of the ANSI/NFSI B101.6-2012 “Standard Guide For Commercial Entrance Matting In Reducing Slips, Trips And Falls” emphasizes that it is the facility manager’s responsibility to choose the proper type of entrance matting, and also to have sufficient entrance...

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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

Performance Comparison: Grizzly FX Custom Entrance Matting Vs. Rental Matting


We’ve all walked into a business and been welcomed (in the loosest sense of the word) by a haphazard path of bunched-up, curled up, soggy-looking matting. Almost invariably, these mats will carry the logo of a uniform company or general services company providing rental entrance mats. Custom entrance matting created using Source Floor & Specialties’ exclusive Grizzly FX material is superior to rental matting in a number of important ways. Not only does custom entrance matting represent...

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Posted September 18, 2013 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Why Entrance Matting Matters


With the wet weather upon us, those plastic yellow “Caution!  Wet Floor!” stanchions have popped up like winter’s daffodils in lobbies and stores everywhere.  Yet despite how dangerously slippery a wet floor can be (and how expensive a slip-and-fall accident settlement can be!), many businesses don’t actually do something to solve their slippery wet floor problem.  A quality entrance matting product not only makes your entrance look better, but it also makes it safer – and...

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Posted January 23, 2013 in Matting|0 Comments