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Ensuring mats are at your service

October 21, 2013

FEMONT, OH — While entry and floor mats provide facilities with many benefits, care is required to make sure they are working properly, promoting safety and protecting the indoor environment, according to a press release.

According to the release, some mat guidelines, provided by Crown Mats and Matting, include:

Placement: Mats must be placed where they are most needed. In some cases that will be at building entries; in other situations that may be within the facility. Mats in building entries must fit flush against the entry.

System: Entry mats are typically part of a system of three different mat types: scraper, wiper/scraper and wiper mats. They work together to keep moisture and soil from entering a facility.

Edges: Mats should be tapered so that they lay flat and allow for a smooth transition to the next mat or floor covering; this helps prevent slips, trips or falls.

For more guidelines, click here.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.