Why Do We Need Walkoff Mats?

Minimizing Maintenance with Mats

In hospitals, schools, hotels, offices, restaurants, theaters and industrial facilities, mats are the first defense to stop dirt and moisture from entering the building. Mats filter these contaminants from entering the facility saving hundreds even thousands of dollars a year in excessive cleaning costs and damage to interior floor surfaces.

 

Consider These Facts

• 70% to 80% of dust, grime and dirt in a building is tracked in from the outside on people’s feet – permanently damaging floors.

• One square yard of carpet can accumulate one pound of dirt a week – twice that in inclement weather.

• It is estimated that the cost to find and remove a single pound of dirt from a building can run in excess of $600 in cleaning costs. As few as 150 people entering a facility can track in one pound of dirt in a 5 day work week costing over $30,000 dollars annually to remove.

• By utilizing high performance entrance matting of at least 10″ to 15′ as recommended by the U.S. Green Building Council and the Carpet and Rug Institute you can capture as much as 85% to 95% of contaminants saving maintenance dollars and protecting building assets.

 

An Effective Mat Program is the Answer

Entrance mats are the most effective way of stopping dirt and moisture at the door and keeping building maintenance costs to a minimum. They are also effective internally in high traffic areas or at service wipe-off regions such as factory entrances, entrances from kitchens to restaurant dining areas, freight elevator areas, office hallways, etc. Mats are used throughout facilities in numerous other capacities where safety is a must and anti-fatigue comfort is essential to the health and well being of employees. Mats are also an excellent way to project a positive company image or as a message mat to convey messages to employees or customers.