Did you know that 85 percent of the dirt in a building is tracked in on the soles of shoes? And that one square yard of commercial carpet can accumulate up to a pound of dirt in a single week – and double that in winter? Not only does tracked-in dirt make a building messier and more unsanitary, but it also causes additional wear on flooring. The best way to keep floors clean is to stop dirt at the doors, and entrance mats can help do that.
The Benefits of Entrance Mats
Keep Floors Clean
Entrance mats provide friction to remove dirt from shoes, and their materials absorb dirt and debris before they can be tracked into a building.
Extend the Life of Flooring
According to Cleanfax, it only takes 1,500 people walking over tile to remove 42 percent of tile finish. Dirt, grit and debris can scratch and dent floors, making them look and perform poorly. Because building entrances are high-traffic areas, entrance mats can significantly reduce wear, and extend the life of flooring and finishes.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Because flooring and finishes will last longer, floors will need less regular maintenance, saving both time and money.
More Sustainable Cleaning
Entrance mats can decrease your building’s environmental impact by reducing the frequency of cleanings and keeping floors clean without harsh chemicals.
Keep Employees Safe
Mats keep floors from becoming wet and slippery, reducing the risk of employee slip and fall accidents.
Remember to Change Your Mats Often!
When entrance mats become waterlogged and dirty, or accumulate significant wear, they’re no longer effective at keeping floors clean and employees safe. It’s important to change out mats regularly, especially during the messier winter months.
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