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Creating a Greener Facility Through The Use Of Floor Mats

Contaminants and dirt don’t just develop themselves, The School of Sanitation states, “80% of all contaminates enter your building through an entryway.” Without a matting system to ensure that this is broken down right at the entrance point, those contaminants enter your facility. When looking for ways to cut costs, think about how floor matting can not only reduce labour, it reduces the use of chemicals used throughout the building and improves the overall longevity of your floors.

How Do Mats Work?

A good quality mat collects the contaminants that live of the bottom of your shoes and hold them on the mat so they do not get tracked through the building. These mats are also a key factor in ensuring that visitors don’t slip on hard floor surfaces when entering the building. The mats great a centralized area for cleaning where the contaminants are removed easily through extraction or vacuuming.

What To Consider When Choosing A Matting System

  • High quality construction,
  • Multiple layers to the mat to ensure that dirt and moisture is trapped on the surface,
  • Rubbing backing to ensure that they stay in place,
  • Slip resistant surface.

Types of Mats

Generally, is recommended that you use five feet of matting. In order to adequately trap contaminants, follow this rule provided by The School of Sanitation:

Use five feet each of three kinds of matting to trap contaminates.
1. Place scraper mats outside entryways to capture large contaminates
2. Place wiper/scraper mats inside your building to contain small contaminants
3. Place wiper mats after the wiper/scraper mats to trap remaining contaminates

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