On average, every person who visits a shopping centre carries in nearly half an ounce of dirt on the bottom of their shoes. A busy mall can welcome 25,000 or more people per day – that’s nearly 800 pounds of dirt coming through your doors, every single day!
Keep that dirt contained at the doorways with high-quality, high-performance entrance mats. High-performance mats increase floor safety, lower overall facility cleaning costs, and can be designed to reinforce your mall’s signature branding. Think beyond the main entrances to anywhere else a mat may be helpful, like service corridors, loading docks, and other points of entry for dirt and debris.
Not all entrance mats are made equal! Different types of mat fibres perform different functions, so it’s important to choose the right material for the job when selecting indoor or indoor/outdoor mats.
Floor mats aren’t just for entrances! Let your imagination go beyond standard sizes and see all the other ways matting can be used in your bank or retail business.
For bank teller lineups and cashier queues, directional mats are a customer-focused way to keep lines orderly and let your clients know where they need to be. And using mats instead of stanchions with belts or ropes has the added benefit of keeping your floors cleaner, drier, and safer.
Custom inlaid mats can be used as directories, too! Put arrows, pointers, and other directional labels right into your mats to help guide your visitors to exactly where they need to go easily.
Upgrading your entrance matting can make an incredible difference in how your guests perceive the overall quality of your hotel.
Recently, a random sampling of hotel guests were surveyed to get their opinion on their overall opinion of the appearance and cleanliness of the hotels they had stayed in. Among those surveyed, over 65% scored buildings with custom-fit entrance matting as “good” or “very good” when asked about the hotels’ overall cleanliness and general appearance – substantially higher than those with rental mats, or no mats at all.
Improved guest satisfaction can lead to higher occupancy and rates, turning a building maintenance cost into great ROI. And proper entrance matting also reduces your janitorial costs, too!
Entrance mats do more than just keep your floors cleaner, dryer, and safer. A quality entrance mat helps you make that vitally important good first impression on your customers!
Every year more than three million food service workers have slip-and-fall accidents, which can cost the food service industry more than $2 billion annually. Soil and grease build-up, particularly in food processing facilities, is the most common cause of these accidents.
Foodservice mats can prevent or reduce slips or falls on slick floors, which can protect against breakage of falling objects such as plates, glasses, or items made of other fragile materials. They can also elevate workers above cold, wet floors, which can lead to increased productivity and safety.
Rental mats might seem like the most cost-effective way to handle your entrance matting needs, but you’ll likely be surprised once you do the math! Rental mats are great for the short-term – but if you need your mats for longer than 6 months, you’re financially better off with owning your own.
Top-quality nylon floor mats can easily provide years of service with only simple maintenance. In fact, we call our Grizzly FX nylon mat The Ten Year Mat for its outstanding durability and lifespan! Well-built, high-quality floor mats are as easy to care for as standard carpeting – regular vacuuming, spot cleaning as necessary, and periodic shampooing and extraction are all it takes.
Cut your long-term entrance matting costs by 80% or more over 5+ years with custom mats from Source Floor.
According to studies conducted by CNA Insurance, slip and fall accidents account for 61% of all claims and 53% of total claim costs for businesses with retail or public-facing areas. The National Floor Safety Institute estimates that the average cost of a slip-and-fall workers compensation claim is $4,000, and the average liability award for injury to a building occupant runs from $60,000 to $100,000 per claim. In fact, it’s estimated that workers’ compensation and medical expenses associated with slip-and-fall accidents cost businesses $70 billion annually.
Installing entrance floor mats at exterior entry points and critical areas goes a long way in preventing debris and moisture from being carried inside commercial spaces. Matting also provides a slip-resistant surface as one walks in, reducing the possibility of a slip and fall at the entrance. Entrance mats can be used both in the interiors as well as the exteriors of the premises, such as vestibules, covered walkways, and other areas. Safety, durability, required level of maintenance, and ease of cleaning are primary considerations when you decide to invest in a floor mat to reduce the chance of slip and fall mishaps.
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