Entrance Mats

Entrance matting provides a first line of defense against dirt and debris that enters a facility. Many organizations are already mandating the implementation of “High Efficient Entrance Matting Systems” as part of their overall green cleaning strategy. Entrance matting traps and holds potential contaminants that are carried into a facility, helping to improve the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and reducing the migration of dirt and moisture. In addition, matting systems reduce the need for potentially harmful floor care chemicals as well as the labor costs associated with floor maintenance.
15 Foot Rule
Between 70-80% of all moisture, dirt and debris are brought into a facility on the bottom of one’s shoes. It has been recommended that at least 15 feet of matting is required to remove the majority of dirt and debris from foot traffic. 15 feet of matting ensures that each foot will make contact with the matting at least 3 times providing adequate scraping and drying to stop most dirt and moisture at the entrance.
Here are 5 simple tips to help you create an effective matting system:
Establish an active barrier against dirt and moisture at the point of entry. 70%-80% of all dirt and debris enters a facility on the shoes of those walking through the front door.
Entrance mats trap and hold contaminants at the point of entry for convenient disposal. Clean or replace the mats at frequent intervals.
Look for quality matting construction for longer service life. A high-low design allows for dirt and moisture to be retained below the upper surface of the mat away from foot traffic. This helps reduce the possibility of contaminants being carried further into the facility.
Start on the outside. Exterior matting should be resistant to the elements. These mats begin the scraping process by removing large particles from foot traffic before they pass through an entrance.
Enhance safety and functional performance. An entrance mat should provide safe entry into a facility by helping to minimize potential slip and fall accidents.