Tips to Install and Select Floor Mats Particularly for Commercial Facilities

Many business outlets and offices use entrance mats over the floors and carpets. The main issue here is that the mats tend to move from the position every now and then. If you’re wondering how to keep rugs from moving over the carpet or any other form of indoor flooring, this short guide will help.

To keep mats from shifting on the carpet and any other floor surfaces, follow these basic guidelines. Ultimate Mats is one of the reputed suppliers of the Waterhog mats available.

Why do mats move?

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  1. A mat should be placed on both the inside and also outside each door.
  2. You should think about the mat’s quality as well as the backing.
  3. The average door is having 3′ width. A minimum of a 3′ wide mat should be installed on every door. A minimum of a six feet broad mat is recommended for double doors.
  4. When purchasing mats, particularly nonslip entrance mats, keep your floor type in mind as well as the backing alternatives available for preventing movement.
  5. The next issue we frequently encounter is that while ordering floor matting, it is frequently rolled out and then placed in the designated reception area or entrance right away. The grime, dried dust, and flecks of any grit tend to get under the carpet and remain there. They can often behave as little wheels. That is why you need to clean the floor thoroughly before placing the mats.
  6. Make a specific frame for your mat.
  7. All 3 entry mat types such as scrapers, wiper, and wiper/scrapers are used in an efficient entranceway. The 3 mats work together for keeping facility floors clean by removing moisture and soil from shoe bottoms.
  8. Rental mats must be avoided at all costs. They are frequently light and fold easily. This means that their positioning, absorbency, and effectiveness may be compromised. Frequently, their dimensions are restricted and inadequate for the space. A heavier and high-performance mat will more likely stay in place, stay flat, absorb more water, and be the right size.
  9. At least 15’ of scraper, wiper, and wiper/scraper mats should be put at entry doors to keep soil and moisture out and increase safety.
  10. Mats should be regularly vacuumed and also cleaned daily using a carpet extractor on a regular basis.
  11. When not in regular use or stored, mats must be rolled carpeting side out and also laid flat, particularly not standing on edge.
  12. For smooth surfaces like wood, tile, or ceramic, choose Thermo-Grip-backed mats to give anti-slip protection and keep your mats flat and edges from curling.
  13. Determine the amount of foot traffic that enters your building.
  14. Make sure all food and coffee service locations, water fountains, and cafeterias have mats. The mats are there for safety purposes since they will avoid slips and falls.

We hope by following the above tips you will not face any problems with your mats.

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