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 of the indoor mat – launderable rental mats have to be thin and flexible enough to go inside an industrial washing machine…which means they’re thin and flexible enough to flop and become a tripping hazard. Lightweight, flimsy rental mats cause nothing but problems in retail and commercial entrances – you’re almost better off with no mat at all!
- Wrong product choice. Looking at the debris on the ground, this grocery store has a lot of trees and other foliage nearby that cause a lot of surface dirt. A rubber mat isn’t the right choice for this kind of work – rubber mats like this are for high levels of water, not debris. This entrance needs a proper entrance matting system, starting with a heavy-duty scraper mat to catch debris outdoors, and finishing with a heavy-duty wiper/dryer mat indoors that can withstand rolling loads from shopping carts.
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