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 but matting could be your secret weapon.
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Ways your facility's floor matting can save you $1,000s.
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Many people prioritise the look and price of a floor mat over its most important characteristic. The number one feature of a quality floor mat is its ability to attract and hold dirt. A mat that works will get dirty and need to be cleaned.
To get the most out of your floor matting system, thinking about the best way to position and look after your mats is important. Correct maintenance and positioning of your new floor mat will maximise its life and value.
Have you ever heard the saying, “A poor man pays twice”? This can be the case when low quality entrance mats are used for busy facilities. Cheaper variety mats need to be replaced often or changed to a higher quality ones.
It requires 3.6m of door mat to prevent 60% of outdoor dirt from entering a facility. A 5-6 metre mat will collect 85%-90%. So size matters. But what else really matters? What makes a floor mat deliver results and savings?
Great entrance floor mats make facilities money. The return on investment is astronomical, if you choose the right mat. Every facility is different, but the average cost to remove 1kg of regular dirt and soil can be in excess of $1500.
When it comes to entrance floor matting, size does matter. Quality is important, but it doesn’t help when a visitor’s feet touches the doormat only once. So when buying a floor mat how big should it be?
Matting is the first and the most important step to a cleaner, healthier, and safer work facility. Quality floor mats help prevent high cleaning costs, slip and fall accidents, surface damage and unhygienic work conditions.