Matting Matters: The Benefits of Matting
These boots were made for walkin’, and that’s just what they’ll do. As long as they step on a mat first. Matting can help protect your floors and keep dirt out of your facility. Less dirt means less labor used for cleaning, which will help your bottom line. It is estimated that the cost to find and remove a single pound of dirt from a building can incur cleaning costs of over $600. It can take as little as 150 people entering a facility to track in 1 lb. of dirt during a 5 day work week. This can lead to costs of up to $30,000 annually to remove. With winter on its way, matting can be an efficient way to prevent tracking of dirt and ice melt residue in your facility.
Floor it! Not only do mats help reduce dirt in a facility, they also reduce wear on your floors. The lifespan of your floor can be extended if the frequency of procedures such as buffing, polishing and refinishing are reduced. These procedures are important when necessary, but they can wear down your floors and lead to a sooner need for replacement. It’s no secret that floor care can be the most labor intensive (cha-ching) process in a facility maintenance plan, so the less it has to be done the better. Matting can help protect your floors and keep them looking nicer longer.
Matting not only helps keep your floors looking great, it can also help improve the look of your facility. Logo matting can help brand your facility to give it a more personalized feel. It shows clients that you care about your image as soon as they step into your facility (and on to your mat.)
When it comes to safety, don’t get caught slipping. Matting plays an important part in safety for a facility. Anti-slip matting can be used to make sure surfaces are safe for both employees and clients to walk, especially in food service where greasy floors may be present or in the warehouse where surfaces can become slippery from dust or oil. According to the CDC, the cost of a slip and fall injury can be more than $30,000. Matting costs a lot less. Anti-fatigue matting can be used to help reduce strain for employees who spend much of their day on their feet, such as in retail or food service.
To get the most of your mats, it’s important you have the correct type and most effective placement throughout your facility. If you’d like help finding the matting solution that works best for you, contact us at 301-739-3069.
Check out this video from our friends at Andersen to see how matting plays an important part in limiting dirt: