Roughly 80 percent of the dirt in a commercial building is tracked in through the main entrance. Trapping this dirt before it reaches interior floor surfaces is one of the simplest and most important ways of keeping floors clean. This can be accomplished with a well-placed entrance matting system.
A typical matting system would include an outside scraper mat, a foyer mat and an inside carpet mat.
An effective matting system will lower interior...
maintenance costs, reduce costly slip and fall accidents, improve overall interior appearance, and extend a life of floor surfaces. Matting should be selected for its ability to trap, hold and hide dirt that is being tracked into a building. Other factors to take in consideration when choosing floor matting will be:
Level of foot traffic entering the building
Climate of the area
If your facility has an asphalt parking lot, use floor mats that are grease and oil resistant. Although, mats are designed to trap dirt and grit that can cause damage to finished floors, they too need to be maintained. Mats should be vacuumed at least once a day in order to remove excess dirt before it builds up too much inside mat's fibers and makes the mat itself ineffective. As we stated before, mats themselves cannot keep your building floors clean, they are just one part of the whole floor maintenance system that when implemented properly will keep your building and your floors looking immaculate.