Why need an Entrance Mat?
Industry research has shown that 94 % of all dirt that enters a building is brought in on the soles of shoes or by wheeled traffic. This dirt creates a health and safety issue due to the increased risks of slips, trips or falls. By specifying the correct type of entrance matting dirt and moisture transfer into a building is restricted and this risk can be significantly reduced.
01. Clean First Impression.
Door mats are the first to greet your visitors. In the world of business, first impressions are everything, so having custom entrance mats at all of your doors can help create the image you want to create – starting right from before the walks through the door. So how do you create a first impression that is sure to be remembered for years to come? The answer is a custom mat that offers just a taste of the flavour of your business. By having entrance mats at every door, you ensure that they at least have a way to wipe their shoes before entering and/or walk off some of the debris.
02. Entrance mats guard your establishment from added dust and mud.
You may not be able to control what kind of dust and mud goes in but having an entrance mat by the door is a way to guard it from the unnecessary. Say for instance the person came from outside where it’s extra dusty. Having an entrance mat allows that person to remove some of that excess dust so that it won’t go inside your building.
03. Wet Weather.
Rain is a nightmare for those trying to keep a certain area clean because with rain comes wet shoes and muddy floors. If you have an entrance mat welcoming each guest at every doorway, you don’t have to worry about rain and getting your floors all muddy. They can simply wipe their shoes clean and dry before entering.
04. It can be useful and decorative at the same time.
What some people forget is that doormats don’t have to be plain and ugly. You can be as decorative as you want to be, matching the entrance mat with the decors of your establishment or office or giving your visitors a sneak peek of what they can expect inside. You can even use it as a branding tool by having your logo or company name imprinted on the mat.
Entrance Mat minimize the potential for danger in entryways in at least two main ways. First, they clean dirt and remove moisture from guests’ shoes and capture the debris before it can accumulate on the floor surface. This keeps smooth floor surfaces like hardwood and granite from becoming slippery over time. Second, Entrance Mats made with a non-slip rubber backing stay affixed to the floor. This reduces the potential for a slip-and-fall accident resulting from a sliding floor mat, an all-too-common occurrence that completely negates the benefit of even the most effective Entrance Mats.
06. Interior Flooring Protection.
Terrazzo, ceramic tile, marble, granite, and hardwood are popular floor coverings used in commercial buildings and a valuable investment for building owners and managers. Tracked in dirt and moisture can cause scratches, scuff marks and staining on interior flooring surfaces. Entrance mat can eliminate damaging particles from the bottoms of shoes before reaching interior flooring and will help prolong its new appearance.
07. Indoor Air Quality.
People track in all sorts of dirt, pesticides, chemicals and other pollutants on their shoes. An entrance mat will reduce exposure to hazardous particulates and chemical pollutants. It will also help maximize the impact it will have on improved indoor air quality.