Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

Matting confusion abounds

September 28, 2010
FREMONT, OH — A survey of facility managers and cleaning professionals reveals that many misconceptions persist regarding the use and benefits of matting systems, according to a press release.
The most notable area of confusion is whether purchasing mats costs more, less or about the same amount as renting them, the release noted.
Seventy-five percent of survey respondents said they believed purchasing mats is more expensive than renting them, while the rest thought it was less expensive, indicated that they did not know or believed that the costs were about the same, the release stated.
"This is an issue the [entire] matting industry has been dealing with for years," says Christopher Tricozzi, vice president of marketing for Crown Mats and Matting, which commissioned the survey.
"The truth of the matter is that 10 weeks of renting a mat usually equals the entire cost of the mat, making it far less expensive to own than to rent," Tricozzi added.
Click here to read the complete release.