How to Protect Your Business’s Floors from Snow

  • October 14, 2019
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The wonders of winter come with many strings attached. One of those strings is the damage snow can do to your flooring. With a combination of water and salt threatening every time somebody walks into your business, it’s necessary to have floor-saving products in place.

Floor mats are a great way to protect your floors from snow and other environmental dangers. But, it isn’t enough to have regular floor mats. You need the right ones to get the job done.

Here is how you can protect your business’s floors from snow:  

Scraper Mats

Scraper Mats are your vanguard against winter. Placed inside, outside, or both, scraper mats not only snatch the most stubborn debris from a shoe, but keep it hidden once removed. Once hidden, all debris stays put until washed out. The last place it’ll end up is on your floor. 

With unparalleled durability, scraper mats can endure a lot of wear without taking damage. Made from 100% Nitrile Rubber, these near-indestructible mats will not only scrape and hold any debris unlucky enough to encounter them, but they’ll also provide traction in any condition while looking good. 

Entrance Mats

Entrance Mats serve a lot of purposes. They welcome your visitors, represent your company, and are the first line of defense against the natural world. During winter, their job is extremely important.

With high-traction, water-proof rubber lining the bottom of the mat, you’ll know your floors and patrons are protected. The high-customizability and durability of these mats make them an easy pick if you’re looking for comfort, security, and company representation. 

Cotton Action Mats

For areas prone to wetness or oily situations, Cotton Action Mats are a solid choice to remedy the problem. A highly absorbent material, cotton is second to none where retaining water, oils, or solvents is a priority. With the cotton holding the liquids and the rubber liner protecting the floor, there’s no need to worry with a cotton action mat under foot. 

More Than Floors At Risk

Snow and salt present dangers to more than just your floors. The entrance to your business separates two very different worlds: in one, water freezes in a matter of seconds and becomes slicker than oil and, in the other, melted snow meshes with dirt, salt, and debris to form a perilously sleek situation, made more dangerous by a lowered guard. 

Slip and falls are dangerous, particularly at your place of business where you’re on the hook and liable if somebody gets injured. Remove this possibility with high-traction, non-slip mats and rest easier while the snow is falling. 

No Defense is Perfect. Be Prepared.

Even the most prepared facility can have the anomaly slip through its defenses. When water pools at your business’ entrance, the sooner it’s mopped up, the better. Damage to floors largely takes place when the water dries, leaving behind salt deposits that eat away at the floor or discolor it. Wiping them while still wet is made easier with the right equipment available and ready. 

Talk to any flooring expert and they’ll all say the same thing: prevention is better than restoration. With restoration costs well into the thousands, there’s never been a better time to heed the advice of professionals. Act before winter settles in. Protect and save now with NorthStar Mat Service. Call us today at 1(800) 994-9797 and we’ll take care of the rest.