Minimizing Maintenance with Mats

The proper application of floor mats can help minimize maintenance costs.

Did you know:

  • It costs $600 to remove 1 pound of dirt
  • Catching dirt at the door cuts down on the use of cleaning chemicals
  • Mats at the door greatly reduce the wear on other floor surfaces
  • It is far more economical to replace mats as they wear versus replacing permanent surface materials such as carpet, hardwood or tile
  • Mats greatly reduce slip hazards
  • Mats act as an air filter, cutting down on dust & helps HVAC systems run more efficiently

The proper way to minimize maintenance costs on your home or office flooring is to use the proper type or system of mats.

3 Types

  1. Outdoor Scraper Mat – scrapes or traps heavy soil and allows water to drain efficiently
  2. Indoor Scraper/Wiper Mat – captures soil and dirt and keeps it below the show level
  3. Indoor Wiper Mat – Known as a “Finishing” mat, it absorbs the finer dirt, dust and moisture

Use all 3 types of mats to minimize maintenance costs to your permanent flooring.  The most important mat is the indoor scraper/wiper mat – it scrapes the largest amount of dirt and soil.  If you can only afford one type of mat for your entrance mat, make sure you purchase a high quality indoor scraper/wiper mat.