Did you know that nearly 80% of all dust, dirt and grime has been brought in from the outside on people’s footwear?
Now think about the cost of removing all of this newly acquired dust, dirt and grime – cleaning equipment, labour and chemicals not to mentioned having to replace worn out carpets and damaged floors. The ££’s certainly start to add up, yet much of this cost can be prevented – providing you have an effective entrance mat in place.
But, what must an effective mat do? Here’s the NBB Matting quick guide to finding out what an effective entrance mat must do:
Firstly it must act as a barrier in preventing dust, dirt and moisture from entering your building. The entrance mat must be big enough to scrape and wipe footwear effectively. The entrance mat must also have the capacity to ‘hold’ onto dust, dirt and moisture. The mat should not be a trip, slip or fall hazard – it must allow a smooth transition of footfall and wheelchair traffic.