Keeping floors in a facility looking good all the time is one of the most difficult tasks a cleaning department faces. Floor maintenance accounts for more than 50% of the total cleaning budget. There’s mopping, vacuuming, sweeping, sealing, stripping, buffing, stain removal, spill clean ups and the list is virtually endless.
Consider this fact: It takes only 1,500 people entering a building to remove 42% of the floor’s shine and reduce the gloss by 24%, in the absence of an entrance mat.
Floor maintenance, resealing, and restoration are expensive cost. Every building manager would like floors that look great, are easy to maintain, and that shine for longer. But how can you protect and maintain floor surfaces while sticking to a budget?
Why you need entrance mats
When visitors walk into a facility their footwear carry dirt, sand, dust and grit. These outdoor elements act as an abrasive on a floor’s surface. With a high number of people walking about, the shine wears down eventually, making the floor look dull and dirty. The longer these elements are left on the floor, the more they get walked on and travel through a facility, making it difficult and costly to keep a high standard of cleanliness.
A building’s entrance is the most likely place where dirt, sand, dust, grit and debris gain access to a facility. But they also act as the most cost effective location for removing dirt from your building. That’s why an effective floor matting program is your first and most important line of defence against the damaging effects of dirt and debris.
Meet the challenges with floor mats
Are you experiencing any of the following challenges in your facility?
1. Costly floor stripping and sealing requirements in your facility.
2. Wear and tear of floors.
3. Shorter life of surfaces.
4. Fast reduction of floor sealer gloss.
5. Floors not looking good all day: They may look good immediately after cleaning but the standard declines fast until the next clean.
6. Less than desirable hygiene standards.
7. Higher risk of slip, trip, and fall accidents.
8. Higher cleaning and labour costs.
9. Management desires better safety for guests and visitors.
If you’re experiencing any of these challenges, start thinking about the first line of defence in the cleaning and maintenance of your facility… The entrance floor matting program.
We are here to help
XO2 are cleaning system experts. When we work with the maintenance department of a particular facility, the first thing on our radar is the entrance mat. Why? An effective floor matting program delivers an exception return on investment (ROI). Cleanliness standards immediately improve and problems can be solved without doing anything else. The investment in large, high quality custom or standard entrance mats often pays for itself in only a few months.