The idea of removing relieving moisture/ debris from our footwear is not new, our ancestors would've placed straw, sawdust and old rags in doorways in order to keep floors clean. Thankfully in modern times an entrance mat makes it much simplier and easier to cover your doorway entrances.
There are 3 key reasons why effective barrier matting is required at every external entrance...
To protect all floor coverings and finishes from unnecessary soiling and premature damage
- The effects of wet and dry soiling tracked in on the soles of shoes will eventually wear away the appearance and structure of the flooring
To reduce cleaning and maintenance costs
- When effective entrance matting is in place interior floors will last longer, and need less attention. Trapping soil and moisture at entrances means that there is less of a need for intensive periodic floor cleaning throughout the rest of the building
To create safer environments
-moisture on any floor surface can clearly become a slip hazard, it is easily forgotten that dry contaminants can also be dangerous for example sand or street dust can act as a lubricant on clean floor tiles.