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Keeping your building's indoor surfaces clean is as easy as 1-2-3. These mats are designed to work together at entryways with heavy foot-traffic, including those at office buildings, stores, schools, restaurants and hotels. Plush, absorbent yarn acts as your last line of defense by wiping away dirt and moisture from shoes and ensuring your indoor surfaces stay clean. Mats are 5/16" thick and stay in place with vinyl backing. Stain- and fade-resistant. Designed for heavy foot-traffic areas. Mat Type: Wiper Mat; Application: Indoor; Material(s): Olefin; Backing Material: Vinyl.
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Walk-A-Way™ - Step #3 of our 3-mat system: Enhance the appearance of your entrance with the rich look of our Walk-A-Way™ loop-pile tufted mat! Now 35% heavier pile than before for better performance. As a wiper, this mat will retain water and minimizes the risk of slips and falls. Can be combined with our Fore-Runner™ and Cross-Over™ mats for a complete 3-mat system and extreme results.
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Static electricity is more than a nuisance. When electronics or combustibles are involved, it can result in serious problems. Not only can a buildup of static cause a person to feel a sudden charge when it is released, but because virtually every electronic item we use has some computer system on board, the static could damage chips and circuit boards, and worse, erase the information stored on the device. In fact, estimates now claim that as much as 80 percent of computer/electronic failure is the result of static electricity.
Here are some statistics that may raise a few eyebrows and, for parents, some real concerns:
• According to the Asthma Initiative of Michigan, more than six million children (8.4 percent) in the US were reported to have asthma.
• Among those with asthma, nearly 50 percent have had an asthma attack in the past 12 months.
• Some studies now reveal that asthma is the leading chronic illness.
• One in every ten school-aged children in the US misses one or more days of school as a result of the disease.
Matting by the Numbers
Many cleaning contractors and facility managers are unaware of the fact that there are lots of numbers associated with building entry mats. For instance, here’s one: 500.
It costs $500 to remove one pound of soil tracked into a building. With a high-performance matting system installed, which is typically purchased from a supplier and not rented, we can cut this number down by 70 percent to as much as 80 percent, reducing that figure to about $100.
However, this does not tell the whole story so let’s look at some more numbers.
If 1,000 people enter your facility every day for 20 days, they can bring in as much as 24 pounds of soil. That's $12,000 in cleaning costs. With a high-performance matting system installed, blocking as much as 80 percent of this soil, cleaning costs are reduced to just $2,400.
Here are some more numbers contractors and managers should be aware of:
Thirty-One: According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the average step length of an adult is 31 inches or about 2.6 feet. If a 10-foot matting system is installed, walkers’ shoes will only step on the mat about four times. This is not enough to remove 70 percent to 80 percent of the soil and moisture on shoe bottoms.
Fifteen: It is recommended that a minimum of 15 feet of high-performance matting be installed at all building entries. This is often referred to as the "Rule of 15." According to the Carpet and Rug Institute, 15 feet of matting allows the average walker to step on the mat 5 to six times. This length will more effectively remove as much as 80 percent of the soil and moisture on shoe bottoms.
Three and Five: The 15-foot stretch of matting is typically broken into these three matting systems, each five feet long: