You don’t get another chance to make a first impression as the old saying goes. Other than the exterior of your building, the first thing most people see as they enter any building is your entrance mat. It doesn’t only look professional, but an entrance mat plays an important part in setting a standard for health and hygiene for everyone inside.
In this blog, we’re going to give you tips and tricks to keep your mat looking new:
How to Care for your Mat
At UK Mats, as well as supplying entrance mats we can also help you care for your mats. Regular maintenance will ensure your mats last much longer. Depending on the footfall of the area they’re placed in, they may need cleaning more often.
We’re the largest independent mat washing service in the UK. Our team have experience working with large businesses and individual customers. This means we have a diverse range of mat washing services at affordable prices.
We use specialist washing machines and detergents to ensure the care we treat your mats with. Our team offers to wash your dirty mats on a service-only basis. This can be a bespoke mat washing plan for the long term or a one-off wash.
The entrance mat is the first line of defence against dirt for anyone entering a building. We walk over it without thinking about the role it plays in our health and safety, but it’s important to care for your mat to ensure it keeps delivering day today. But how do you do that? Good question.
Entrance mats come in a variety of materials, each with their own set of attributes. The best mat for you will be, to some extent, determined by where you plan to locate it and what you expect it to come across. If your budget is a concern, more affordable mats will be better for low traffic areas. More affordable mats may be less durable, so will need more care and attention.
Choosing The Right Entrance Mat
It’s important to consider the environment the mat will be used in. This is why it’s vital to ensure you pick the right material for the mat. Virile rubber or so-called ‘hybrid’ mats are one of the most common types. Mats made from a mixture of vinyl and rubber (aka virile) are a good all-round option. But pay attention to the ratio of rubber, otherwise, it can compromise the overall quality.
The most successful mats have a bi-level construction, meaning that the top part of the mat scrapes away dirt and cleans shoes. Whereas the lower level then locks the moisture and dirt in, rather than allowing it to enter your building. From there, all you need to do is clean your mat.
If the mat is only a single layer, then it’s going to be better at drying because there’s more material in contact with the shoe. If you want to go with this option, make sure it has a twisted pile, which helps filter the debris to the bottom of the mat quicker.
We hope that our blog has been helpful if you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01494 880066 or head over to our contact page to fill in our online enquiry form.