The 3-Floor Mat Entry System

The 3-Floor Mat Entry System

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The 3-Floor Mat Entry System

Stop dirt and moisture at your door

Learn how to protect your entrance with the 3-floor mat entry system. 85% of dirt, dust, and moisture brought into a building can be contained within the first 15 to 18 feet with proper matting. M+A Matting developed a 3-Mat Entry System for this very reason. The 3 mat types that make up this system are scraper mats, WaterHog (scraper/wiper) mats, and carpeted (wiper) mats.

Scraper Mats
Scraper mats are the first step of this system. These types of mats are placed outside your building as your first defense against dirt, grime, and moisture. Mats like our SuperScrape and SuperScrape Plus feature surface cleats designed to scrape tough dirt and grime from shoes with the bi-level design trapping dirt below foot level. Our Brush Hog mats are available in various colors, and have a surface constructed to filter dirt and moisture away with drainable borders.

WaterHog Mats
The second line of defense are WaterHog (scraper/wiper) mats. Depending on your entry way and the mat you choose, WaterHog mats can be placed indoors or outdoors. WaterHog mats have the bi-level surface construction that removes and traps dirt below foot level, but also have been designed with a water dam border that holds up to 1.5 gallons of water per square yard. The durable PET fabric dissipates water to make the drying process faster than standard fabrics.

Carpeted Mats
Carpeted (wiper) mats finish off this trifecta by wiping that last bit of dust and moisture off your shoes. M+A offers several logo mat options to aid in the promotion of your company like our ColorStar Impressions mats. Solid ColorStar mats are also available with the same fade-resistant, stain-resistant, eco-friendly PET surface. Additional solid carpeted mats are available, like MicroLuxx or Plush if you're looking for something ultra-absorbent.

The Dirty Facts
ISSA reported that the estimated cost of removing a single pound of dirt from a building can exceed $600.
$1 spent keeping soil out of your building will save up to $10 in removing it once it's inside according to Cleaning & Maintenance Management.
Save you money with the 3-Mat Entry System developed specifically to keep your building cleaner, safer, and more comfortable.

Benefits of Floor Mats

Floor mats are an essential element in both residential and commercial settings, offering a multitude of benefits that go beyond just aesthetics. Here’s an in-depth look at the various advantages of using floor mats:

1. Enhanced Safety

Slip and Fall Prevention: Floor mats, especially those with anti-slip backing, provide a stable surface that reduces the risk of slips and falls. This is particularly important in areas prone to moisture, such as entryways, kitchens, and bathrooms.

Cushioning: Mats with cushioning properties, such as anti-fatigue mats, help reduce stress on the feet and legs, making them ideal for environments where people stand for extended periods, like kitchens and workshops.

2. Cleanliness and Hygiene

Dirt and Debris Control: Placing mats at entry points traps dirt, dust, and moisture brought in from outside, preventing them from spreading throughout the premises. This makes cleaning easier and helps maintain a cleaner indoor environment.

Bacteria and Allergen Reduction: Mats made from antimicrobial materials can help reduce the presence of bacteria and allergens, contributing to a healthier living or working environment.

3. Floor Protection

Wear and Tear Prevention: Floor mats protect underlying surfaces from damage caused by foot traffic, furniture, and spills. This is particularly beneficial for high-traffic areas where flooring can quickly deteriorate.

Spill Containment: Mats can absorb spills, preventing liquids from seeping into the flooring and causing stains or damage, thus extending the lifespan of your floors.

4. Comfort and Ergonomics

Anti-Fatigue Benefits: Anti-fatigue mats are designed to provide cushioning and support for individuals who stand for long periods. They help reduce fatigue and discomfort by promoting better posture and reducing strain on the legs and back.

Thermal Insulation: Floor mats provide an extra layer of insulation, helping to keep floors warmer, which is particularly beneficial in colder climates or during winter months.

5. Aesthetic Appeal

Decorative Element: Mats come in various designs, colors, and patterns, allowing them to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a space. They can be used to complement existing decor or add a pop of color and texture.

6. Noise Reduction

Sound Absorption: Floor mats, especially those made from thicker materials, help dampen noise, making environments quieter and more pleasant. This is particularly useful in office settings or multi-story buildings where noise can travel between floors.

7. Environmental Benefits

Sustainable Materials: Many floor mats are now made from recycled or eco-friendly materials, reducing their environmental impact. Using such mats supports sustainability initiatives and eco-friendly practices.

8. Versatility

Variety of Uses: Floor mats are incredibly versatile and can be used in various settings, including homes, offices, gyms, kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor spaces. Their adaptability makes them suitable for almost any environment.

Floor mats from Direct Textile Store offer benefits that make them a valuable addition to any space. From enhancing safety and cleanliness to providing comfort and protecting floors, bulk mats serve a multitude of purposes that improve both the functionality and aesthetics of an environment. Whether in a residential, commercial, or industrial setting, the right floor mat can make a significant difference in maintaining a safe, clean, and comfortable space. Their versatility and wide range of options ensure that there is a suitable mat for every need, making them an essential component of interior and exterior design.

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Kelsi Kleven


Merchandising Specialist

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