Exterior Entrance Mats

By Mark Seeto on 2012-12-31 15:14:20 -

Decenber and January are the perfect times to add an exterior entrance mat to keep snow, slush, and dirt from entering the building. Your exterior entrance mat is your first line of defense and is where the majority of the winter debris should stay. Look to Indoff for your entrance mat needs by keeping people safe from slippery falls who are entering your building.

Cleaning Mats

By Mark Seeto on 2012-09-07 21:21:29 -

Best Cleaning Solutions

Clean mats with enough frequency to prevent soil and water build up according to the amount of foot traffic and the weather condidtions outside.  

Consider the soil type before cleaning begins.  Is the soil wet or dry, sticky or loose, and is the mat stained.

For wet soils, a self contained extractor with a brush and vacuum system is recommended.  Several passes may be necessary at slow speeds to attain the best results.
For dry soils, a good 2 speed vacuum with the brush adjusted all the way down will give you the most agitation of the soil and the best results.  For smaller size mats, they can always be taken outside and dusted off.
For dry and crusty salt stains, it is recommended that the mat be soaked in hot water with a neutral soap solution for a half an hour
and extracted as per wet soils above.  You may also use various carpet spotting solutions to loosen the soil stuck to the fibers.
Waterhog mats are solution dyed so you don't have to worry about the color fastness.

Critical Mat Placement

By Mark Seeto on 2011-04-28 12:51:23 -

The first 15 feet walking inside a building is the most critical area in stopping outside dirt from entering.  High traffic areas should be pinpointed with consideration given to the environmental exposures.  Strategic placement of mats is essential for maximum effectiveness.

Why Entrance Mats

By Mark Seeto on 2011-04-17 14:31:28 -

  The two major reasons for having excellent entrance mats are to prevent accidental falls from slipping and sliding and to prevent outside dirt from entering into the building.  It's estimated that 70 - 80% of dust, grime and dirt in a building is tracked in from the outside on people's feet.