An effective floor mat program is one of the most important ways of protecting the floors of any commercial building. Walk-off mats stop dirt at the door and help keep building maintenance and cleaning costs to a minimum. In offices, schools, industrial buildings, restaurants and theaters, mats should be a key element in any commercial building cleaning and maintenance program. Here are a few facts to consider:
- 70-80% of dust and dirt in a building is tracked in from the outside on people's feet, which has damaging effects on carpets and hard surface floors.
- One square foot of carpet can accumulate 1 lb. of dirt in 1 week, and double that amount in inclement weather.