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Use Floor Mats to Keep Your Facility Clean

Apr 8, 2009

Matting According to the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, over 26lbs. of dirt can be tracked into a facility in one month by just 1000 people. The cost of removing t that dirt can be up to $500 per pound! If you want to avoid extensive cleaning costs, your best bet is an efficient matting system.

Matting systems are designed to stop dirt, soil, dust, residue, grime, and other foreign materials from entering your facility. The benefits of installing matting are endless- from a better facility appearance, to increased safety for your workers, an easier daily cleaning routine, less damage to products, a lower cost of carpet care, and decreased frequency in replacing carpet and flooring.

There are three types of matting systems:

1) Outside Matting– Outside matting is durable, long lasting, and stain resistant. We recommend non-backed mats so that dirt and moisture can pass through the mat for easy clean-up.

2) Foyer & Entrance Matting– The mats need to be durable and non-slip. We recommend the 3M Entrance Floor Mats because they come in different sizes and construction depending on traffic. They are also attractive and look nice in a foyer, with colors like Brown, Slate, Ebony and Grey.

3) Inside Matting– Inside Matting is usually made of nylon or polypropylene with a vinyl backing to hold moisture and dirt off the floor- backless mats are a no no for indoor use because you will stain your floor! The vinyl back will also make sure the mat stays in place and doesn’t move along the floor.

Not only should you consider what type of mat to purchase, but you also need to think about what size is necessary. Many factors come into play when deciding what type of mat you need- how much traffic, how much moisture, and what type of mat you prefer. For more questions, please email, or comment below.

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4 Responses to “Use Floor Mats to Keep Your Facility Clean”

  1. Laminate Flooring Buckinghamshire - February 8th, 2010 at 9:14 am

    It is amazing how much dirt mats capture. They really do prevent the dirt coming into the building. 26lbs is an amazing statistic but very believable…Just go and shake your own mat to see how much dirt it has collected!

  2. Dmitry - May 30th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Is it possible to use when laying on the laminate? Will not collect moisture under mattah when entering into the public space?

  3. Air Purifiers - September 29th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    That is a lot of rugs for one place.

  4. Sanotracin - August 28th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    The idea of floor mats are useful but what about the idea of cleaning them. How expensive are they to clean?

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