Why You Need Winter Mats
- January 03, 2018
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Winter is upon us!
While winter is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque seasons of the year, it’s also a nightmare in terms of floor maintenance. Snow outside could mean tracked-in dirt and debris, and damage – or worse, injury – once heavy foot traffic gets inside your premises.
But fret not – winter mats are all you need!
Winter Mats to the Rescue
This time of the year, having the right kinds and combinations of indoor and outdoor mats is the best way to save your floors from permanent damage. Here’s how:
1. Winter mats provide protection against dirt and debris tracked in from walking in the snow.
Thick and absorbent wiper and scraper mats effectively remove the wet, slushy debris that gets inevitably trapped under shoes. Without mats, the debris would end up directly on your floors, creating unsightly stains and streaks that are almost impossible and expensive to remove.
2. Winter mats act as a barrier between the moisture from wet footwear and the flooring.
Moisture and flooring – especially hardwood and vinyl – do not mix. Dirty sidewalk snow eventually turns into dirty water that, if left without proper cleaning and care, can not only leave nasty water stains but can permanently damage your flooring (and your budget)! With the right kind of scraper and moisture-wicking mats, you’ll preserve the cleanliness and sheen of your floors and protect your bank account from sky-high floor repair and replacement costs.
3. Winter mats protect your floor from salts and deicing fluids.
Rock salt and deicing fluids are damaging to floors. They leave permanent stains if they are not cleaned promptly and properly. Even worse, they are abrasive in nature and can cause irreversible damage to all types of flooring.
4. Winter mats prevents slip-and-fall accidents.
Slips and falls are some of the most common causes of injuries. In 2014 alone, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded a whopping 34,860 workplace injuries due to slips and falls because of snow. Prevent injury and the unwanted cost it incurs by investing in high-grade anti-slip mats inside your business space.
Discuss your winter mat strategy with a matting professional!
Simply buying any mat won’t prevent winter floor damage. Different types of mats provide different levels of protection for your interior floors. Consult with one of our Northstar Mat experts today to find out which type of winter mats works best for your floors!
Call Northstar Mat Services today at 1-800-994-9797 to get started!