Apart from collecting the dirt and dealing with the wear and tear of footfall, a huge reason (and maybe even the main reason) is to install quality entrance matting systems for safety.
Whether you have a commercial building such as an office, shop or even a shopping mall or even some residential properties with high traffic will benefit from an entrance matting system.
A good entrance matting system will always pay for itself in more ways than one.
In this blog post we’re going to explore why entrance matting systems matter and of course why you should invest in a decent matting system for safety.
Entrance mats serve as the first line of defence from the outside elements. This means that they will play a pivotal role in maintaining cleanliness, they will also reduce slip and fall incidents and give you a good overall safety.
Bear in mind that you should always make sure you have quality entrance matting systems as installing below par matting will increase the chance of injury or hazards.
1. Slip and Fall Prevention:
A quality entrance matting system that has been well installed is designed with safety in mind. Yes, it will help with capturing dirt, moisture and debris but it will also reduce the risk of slipping or falling which is a leading cause of injury in public spaces.
Of course, this means that you are far less likely to encounter legal problems for any injuries caused while people are on your premises.
2. Moisture Control:
Especially during rainy or snowy conditions, entrance mats act as a barrier against moisture, ensuring that interior floors remain dry and safe. High-grade matting systems have superior absorption capabilities, preventing water from pooling and creating hazardous conditions.
This is an absolute must have, especially if you live in a country that has plenty of adverse weather conditions like the U.K in winter.
It means that you don’t have to worry about your interior being ruined or even getting flooded quite as much.
3. Dirt and Debris Reduction:
By trapping dirt and debris, entrance mats maintain indoor cleanliness, reducing the need for frequent cleaning and maintenance. This not only enhances safety but also contributes to the longevity of interior flooring.
You would be surprised by how much dirt will get into the building if you do not have an entrance matting system installed. Even in relatively clean areas, there is plenty of dirt that can get into the building.
4. Improved Air Quality:
Quality entrance matting systems help in trapping dust and pollutants, contributing to improved indoor air quality. This is particularly beneficial in settings like healthcare facilities, where air quality is paramount.
This is also a little-known benefit of a quality entrance matting system, as it will capture dust and pollutants it should also improve the air quality slightly.
5. Visual Cues and Branding:
Beyond safety, entrance mats can also provide visual cues for traffic flow and can be customized to reflect branding, contributing to a positive first impression.
This is a huge plus! Imagine the first thing that any customer sees is your brand. It allows you to build your brand while also increasing safety at the same time and is an absolute must have for any commercial building.
When selecting an entrance matting system, consider factors like material quality, durability, design, and maintenance requirements. Opt for systems that offer high moisture and debris trapping capabilities, and ensure they are suited for the specific environmental conditions of your location.
This is a big decision and by taking this decision lightly you can end up with below par entrance matting systems.
MatsDirect UK has the SureMats brand to ensure that your needs are met. We have entrance matting that will fit any space whether it is oblong, square, custom shaped, semicircular or even revolving doors.
We operate from more than ten manufacturing plants in the UK, Europe and the USA which means that we can offer customers a wide choice of mats and the utmost quality and durability.
We also have an ISO 9001 certification, so you know you are in good hands.
Investing in quality entrance matting systems is not just an aesthetic choice; it’s a safety imperative. By choosing the right system, you can significantly enhance safety, reduce maintenance costs, and contribute to a positive and secure environment. Remember, when it comes to safety, every step counts, and it all begins right at your entrance.
MatsDirect UK Ltd are fully accredited for the ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) standard which demonstrates our ability to consistently provide our products and services that meet our customer's applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
ISO 9001:2015 also aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system including processes for improvement.