Many caretakers, facilities managers and site mangers often wonder which is better – renting an entrance mat or purchasing one. Honestly the answer is of course purchasing! Here’s why:
Cleaning – with a rental mat you may get your entrance mat cleaned on a weekly or monthly basis, however quite often outdoor scraper mats, kitchen mats, anti-fatigue and any safety matting are excluded from a cleaning agreement and you will be expected to take care of your rental mat yourself whilst also paying a rental charge! With a purchased mat you can quite easily include the cleaning of your matting within your already existing premises cleaning schedule.
Cost – rental mats are expensive, rental firms will offer what seems to be a competitive weekly rental charge however over the course of a year this soon adds up. Purchasing your mat can actually give you some substantial savings – if you compared the cost of renting an entrance mat for 5 years compared to purchasing an entrance mat – which will usually last 5 years – purchasing is a lot more cost effective!
Size – rental mats will usually come in standard sizes which will often be too small and unable to cope with the footfall. With a purchase entrance mat you can choose which size suits you. Here at NBB Matting we also offer a bespoke matting service across many of our product range.
Leave a lasting impression – rental mats can be up to 10 years old and although some may look fresh and brand new, others will look tired and faded – which means they could well be underperforming. With a purchased entrance mat, you know exactly how old it is and don’t forget with a purchase mat you can create your very own personalised mat – which is sure to leave a lasting impression to visitors and clients alike.