The Importance of Winterising Your Premises with Entrance Matting
Winter can bring a lot of challenges for businesses including snow, ice, and mud, which can create hazards for employees and customers entering your premises. However, with simple safety measures in place, you can keep your floors dry and safe all winter long. During the colder periods of the year, the risk of having slip and trip accidents is far greater than in the warmer months, so you need to be prepared. One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to ensure your premises is safe is by installing entrance mats!
Entrance mats can reduce the level of moisture and dirt that enters your building, ultimately keeping your floors dry. Particularly if you have hardwood, tiled, or laminated floors, these surfaces can become slippery if not looked after carefully. Our entrance mats are designed to capture dirt, moisture, and grime before they can be tracked in. Investing in an entrance mat is something you should consider to ensure the safety of everyone on your premises.
Although this blog post is dedicated to winterisation, entrance mats are perfect all year round! They can protect your floors from general wear and tear, keeping your premises looking professional and tidy throughout the year.
Choose the right entrance mat
Not all entrance mats are created with the same materials, so it is important to choose the right one for you and your business. Here at Grimeford Mill, we manufacture a variety of entrance mats including coir, brush, and anti-fatigue. When it comes to winterising your premises, you need a mat that is specifically designed to handle snow, ice, and water. To help you find the most suitable mat, we have listed some key features to look out for.
All of our mats have some level of absorbency to keep your interiors dry, however, we do stock heavy-duty variations. For example, our Heavy Duty Throw Down Mats are manufactured with a Water-Horse™ containment border that can hold up to 4.5 litres of water per square metre.
The thickness of your mat is important to consider, as you will need a more hard-wearing mat for areas that are prone to substantial foot traffic. The thicker the pile is, the longer it will last in busier entranceways. We manufacture entrance mats in a variety of thicknesses to suit your needs, with our coir mats available in depths between 13.5mm and 28mm.
Especially in the wintertime, you will want to acquire a mat which is anti-slip for additional grip. To ensure your mat stays in place and provides a safe surface for staff and visitors to walk across, all of our mats are backed with PVC, nitrile rubber, or latex, to prevent slip accidents. Not only do these materials help to control the amount of moisture that enters your premises, but they also add grip to the base of the mat, to stop it from shifting across the floor as people pass through.
Custom made mats
If you want to leave a positive lasting impression on visitors, you can purchase our mats in a variety of colours and sizes, to enhance your interiors and match your branding. We also offer a made-to-measure service, which enables you to acquire a mat exactly to your requirements! Even if you have an awkwardly shaped space to fill, we can trim your mat to the necessary dimensions, for a flush and professional finish.
Utilise an Outdoor Rubber Mat
The first line of defence against snow and ice is an outdoor rubber mat, which is usually installed at the exterior of your entranceway. These mats are designed to scrape off dirt, debris, and snow from the soles of shoes before they even enter your building. For locations which experience heavy footfall or are more prone to harsh weather conditions, we suggest utilising an outdoor and indoor mat for a foolproof, effective barrier.
The mats that we stock are suitable for a range of environments, including offices, educational facilities, reception areas, and more. By considering the recommendations above, you can ensure your premises is prepared for the colder, wetter months, to protect both your staff and visitors as much as possible from potential harm. Please feel free to browse our selection of high-quality entrance mats on our website today or if you have any questions, contact us on 01772 330051 and a member of our team will be more than happy to help!