Posted on 21 May 2015
No matter what type of building you're in, whether it's a healthcare, educational or retail environment, entrance matting is a key part of your carpet needs. Here are several reasons why:
Health & Safety
When it comes to flooring, one of the main factors, if not the main factor is health and safety. When people are entering buildings from outside, especially if it's been raining or snowing causing their shoes to be wet underneath, they need to be entering the building to a safe and steady surface. Matting prevents risks such as people walking in and slipping. It also allows their shoes to be dried off in order for them to safely walk through the rest of the building.
Helps to prevent dirt spreading
We all hate mucky footprints on our lovely clean carpets don't we? There's nothing worse! That's where matting comes in and saves the day! People can come in from outside and get their shoes in an acceptable state before they walk over the rest of your carpets. Problem solved!
Gives a good first impression
First impressions count right? Well, if you want your building to have a good first impression, you're going to want to get some matting down at the entrance. It will create a tidier and more welcoming entrance for everyone who will be entering the building, not to mention allowing it to look a lot more professional. There's a wide choice of different style matting available and you should pick whichever you feel will suit the building the best. However, don't forget to always put the safety factor before the aesthetic appeal.
So, now you know some of the benefits of having good matting installed. You should also know that it's extremely important to regularly clean and assess the matting to ensure it's in the best state it possibly can be for visitors. It's vital to do this so it remains safe for everyone and won't be causing any risks or hazards. It will also help it last a lot longer before it's ready for a replacement!
The good news is that we stock a variety of quality matting, with colourways and piles that are designed to suit practically any entrance way. View the range here. Swatches are always available and our sales consultants are on hand to walk you through the decision making process.