Winterise Your Premises with Entrance Mats
Although the UK has experienced some extremely cold weather over the past few weeks, there is still plenty more to come. Despite December temperatures already dropping below 0°, January and February are the UK’s coldest months, with freezing temperatures, snow, and incredibly icy conditions. During these months, the risk of having slip and trip accidents is far greater than any other period in the year, so your business needs to be fully equipped and prepared. One way to improve the safety of your business is by installing entrance mats.
During the winter season, the likelihood of your entranceway becoming slippery is high, as a result of weather conditions such as rain, snow, and ice. Not only does water enter your building through the open door, but it can also be tracked in further by staff and visitors passing through. Although spreading grit outside the front of your building can protect people in the outside area, they also need to be protected inside too, and entrance mats offer a fantastic solution!
The entrance mats that we stock are designed to reduce the level of dirt and moisture that enters your building. By having a good level of absorbency and excellent scraping qualities, all of our entrance mats successfully capture dirt and grime before it is tracked in. Especially if your premises has hardwood or tiled floors, these mats can ensure those slip accidents are kept to a minimum. Without entrance mats, floors can become dangerous and slippery, resulting in mishaps that may require legal action. It is very easy for individuals to blame a business, especially if simple safety measures have not been put in place. To ensure everyone is safe at all times on your premises, investing in an entrance mat is something you will want to consider.
Even though indoor entrance mats are a must in wintertime, they are also perfect all year round. They help to keep all of your entrances clean, so you do not need to spend as much time cleaning your flooring, ultimately saving you time and money! They can protect your floors from general wear and tear, keeping your premises clean and dry throughout the year.
Finding The Perfect Entrance Mat
Here at Commercial Matting, we offer three main types of entrance matting: coir, synthetic, and throw down. Each of these mats performs to a high standard, all of which effectively remove the amount of dirt and debris from the soles of shoes in high-traffic areas. To help you find the right type of mat for you and your business, we have listed some key features to look out for.
The thickness of your mat will depend on the amount of foot traffic that your entranceway experiences, the thicker the pile is, the better it will last in heavy-traffic areas. On our website, we stock entrance mats in heavy-duty and hard-wearing versions. This includes our coir mats, ADEM mats, and throw down mats.
Especially when the UK experiences wet weather, it is better to have a non-slip entrance mat. Luckily for you, all of our entrance mats are manufactured with a PVC or nitrile rubber backing, to prevent slip accidents. Both of these materials are durable and designed to hold the surplus water in the mat, so it does not seep onto the bare floor. The rubber backing also adds further grip to the base of the mat, keeping it in place on smooth floor surfaces when people walk across.
If you’re aiming towards a greener goal, our coir mats are the perfect solution. As coir mats are manufactured out of the husk of a coconut, the fibres which are used are 100% natural and biodegradable.
All of the mats that we stock will make a great first impression on your visitors, however, you can take it one step further. Colours are a simple way to transform the look of your interiors and change the way people perceive your business, as different hues can evoke different emotions. Our entrance mats are available in a range of colour options including red, blue, green, black, brown, and more. We are bound to stock a mat that suits your preferences and your interiors.
All entrance mats have some level of absorbency, however, in wintertime, it might be wiser to select one which is a lot more absorbent. For example, our Black Throw Down Heavy Duty Mat with a Water-Horse™ containment border can hold up to 4.5 litres of water per square metre.
Our entrance mats are suitable for a range of environments, including public buildings, offices, schools, reception areas, and more. By investing in high-quality entrance matting, you can make sure that everyone on your premises is risk-free from injury. They are cost-effective, functional, stylish, and easy to clean - we could not recommend them enough! If you’re interested in our entrance mats, you can buy directly from our website or if you have any questions about the products that we stock, please contact us today and we will be more than happy to help.