Winter weather is notoriously problematic for facility services and maintenance crew. Extra time, effort, and expense is spent on salting, shoveling, mopping wet floors, cleaning salt stains, maintaining safety etc. Every season we spend lots of time out in the field helping customers prep for winter weather and resolve safety issues. There are always small changes that we can recommend but the most effective way to protect your floors, limit your liability exposure and save money is by investing in a 3-Mat Entry System. We have worked with M+A matting (formerly The Andersen Company) and trust the company and their products, learn about 3-Mat Entry Systems below.
Stop dirt and moisture at your door
85% of dirt, dust, and moisture brought into a building can be contained within the first 15 to 18 feet with proper matting. M+A Matting developed a 3-Mat Entry System for this very reason. The 3 mat types that make up this system are scraper mats, WaterHog (scraper/wiper) mats, and carpeted (wiper) mats.
Scraper mats are the first step of this system. These types of mats are placed outside your building as your first defense against dirt, grime, and moisture. Mats like our SuperScrape and SuperScrape Plus feature surface cleats designed to scrape tough dirt and grime from shoes with the bi-level design trapping dirt below foot level. Our Brush Hog mats are available in various colors, and have a surface constructed to filter dirt and moisture away with drainable borders.
The second line of defense are WaterHog (scraper/wiper) mats. Depending on your entry way and the mat you choose, WaterHog mats can be placed indoors or outdoors. WaterHog mats have the bi-level surface construction that removes and traps dirt below foot level, but also have been designed with a water dam border that holds up to 1.5 gallons of water per square yard. The durable PET fabric dissipates water to make the drying process faster than standard fabrics.
Carpeted (wiper) mats finish off this trifecta by wiping that last bit of dust and moisture off your shoes. M+A offers several logo mat options to aid in the promotion of your company like our ColorStar Impressions mats. Solid ColorStar mats are also available with the same fade-resistant, stain-resistant, eco-friendly PET surface. Additional solid carpeted mats are available, like MicroLuxx or Plush if you’re looking for something ultra-absorbent.
The Dirty Facts
• ISSA reported that the estimated cost of removing a single pound of dirt from a building can exceed $600.
• $1 spent keeping soil out of your building will save up to $10 in removing it once it’s inside according to Cleaning & Maintenance Management.
Let M+A Matting save you money with the 3-Mat Entry System developed specifically to keep your building cleaner, safer, and more comfortable.