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A Q&A on the benefits of mats

June 17, 2013

FREMONT, OH — High-performing matting systems provide many benefits that help facilities stay safer, cleaner and healthier, but many facility managers and cleaning professionals are unaware of these, according to a press release.

According to the release, the following Q & A with Dennis Knapp, director of sales for Crown Mats and Matting, is designed to present some of the many benefits of mats:

Question: How do mats help keep facilities clean?
Answer: We know that an effective matting system can prevent as much as 80 percent of outdoor soils from being walked into a facility. In fact, they play such a vital role in keeping soils and moisture outside that they are required to be installed for buildings seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Question: Will any mat accomplish this?
Answer: No. An effective matting system requires approximatly 15 feet of matting made up of three components:

  1. A scraper mat, located outside a facility
  2. A wiper/scraper mat, placed directly inside a facility
  3. A wiper mat, installed in a building’s lobby.

For more Q&A, click here.

“How to purchase a high-performance mat is another question that often comes up. A distributor knowledgeable about building safety and Green cleaning will know the value of matting and can typically help you select the matting that best meets your facility’s needs," said Knapp.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.