16 Feb 2017 16:47:00
By Tech Support
During the winter, the risk of having an accident is greater than in any other season of the year. Ice, snow, and even rain – can make entrances slippery. As a result, many businesses and store fronts use sand and grit to reduce the chance of a fall. But they also do more to ensure the safety of their visitors…
After all, unsuspecting guests could easily experience a fall and put the blame on the business for not putting the right safety systems in place. In this post, we’ll be uncovering why you need outdoor entrance mats if you want to ensure the safety of both your visitors and employees.
For one, even if an entrance mat hypothetically didn’t reduce the likelihood of a fall or slip occurring, it will still most certainly prevent dirt, ice, and snow being brought into your building. So on that basis alone, they are a worthy investment. After all, the small investment will make your business complex look more presentable in the long run.
There are three kinds of mats that will best serve your home or office complex during the winter season. First and foremost, an outdoor entrance mat (made out of Nitrile rubber) with drainage holes will be paramount. With the holes in the mat, any snow or rain will so to speak, fall through the cracks, meaning less dirt will be carried into your hallway by visitors. Furthermore, the holes in the mat mean that snow and rain won’t settle on the surface. As a result, there’ll be a far lower likelihood of someone slipping as they enter or leave the building.
An indoor entrance mat, is an insurance worth adding on top of the aforementioned entrance mat. It will scrape any extra dirt, sand, and grit from the footwear of visitors. The more absorbent this mat is, the better – as this means it require cleaning less often.
An interior finishing mat is the last line of defence we recommend. In months that are particularly rainy and snowy, it will remove any extra layers of sand, snow, and sleet that both the outdoor and entrance mat weren’t able to remove.
A wonderful benefit of putting the right matting systems in place is: a reduction in cleaning time. Seeing as there’ll be less dirt brought into your space, you won’t have to invest as heavily in ensuring the cleanliness of your office space.
If you would like more information about commercial mats for your business or home for the winter season, don’t hesitate to call us on: (+44) 01772 330051. We can help you make the right purchase decision in accordance with the long term vision of your business.