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Entrance Mats Save Flooring From Dirt and Water, Preserve Company Image

September 16, 2008  |  Comments

Wet and rainy weather can wreak havoc on a building or facility’s floor, and with Fall right around the corner, it’s time for companies to start investing in entrance mat systems that cover all three phases of entry, says A Plus Warehouse, a leading national material handling dealer.

“When thinking of entrance mats, consider the three phases of entry,” said Ed Stairman, president of A Plus Warehouse. “The first phase of entry is from the outdoors, followed by the vestibule, and finally inside. Outside entrance matting needs to remove debris from shoes and boots. This is accomplished with coarse fibers. The vestibule area has entrance mats that continue cleaning and start the drying process. The final entrance mats finish up the cleaning and drying mostly.” 

Entrance matting can eliminate a large portion of dirt and water from your floors, saving your company’s floors a lot of wear and tear and presenting an overall better image of your building. In general, a total of 15-16 feet of entrance matting is required for all three phases to clean shoes thoroughly and protect your building from dirt, grit, moisture and stains. 

Crown Mats and Matting company estimates that removing just one pound of dirt from a facility can save upwards of $750 in cleaning costs. “One pound of dirt kept off the floor more than pays for your entrance mats. Then you start making a financial return on your entrance matting investment and can look into other improvements to your facility such as anti-fatigue matting,” said Stairman. 
Anti-fatigue mats should be used wherever workers need to stand for an extended period of time. Cashiers, production line workers working at production tables or conveyors and restaurant preparation workers can all benefit from the ease in discomfort offered by anti-fatigue matting. 

A Plus Warehouse is a national dealer of essential material handling equipment including entrance matting, anti-fatigue matting, lockers, steel shelving, industrial conveyors, bin cabinets, tilt trucks, work benches, metal cabinets, and plastic bins of all types. For more information on ordering, call 800-209-8798 or visit

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