Matting Types Explained

Matting outside your door

  • Most outdoor matting should be scraper matting, which serves to keep dirt outside your building.
  • Another reason to have matting outside your door is the classic welcome mat. For businesses, this means you can place your logo on the mat to make an impression and help people identify your building.

Matting inside your building

  • City Wide recommends a minimum of 6-10 feet of entry way mats in most buildings.
  • Your first mat within the entryway will often act as a scraper mat.
  • Additional matting inside the building is often focused on wiper mats.

Matting at your Workspace

  • Anti-slip matting, with or without drainage holes, can be critical in warehouses, manufacturing plants, and light industrial.
  • Matting with anti-fatigue properties in shipping and manufacturing has been a standard for worker safety and comfort. Anti-fatigue is now gaining popularity in offices moving toward stand-ups desks. This matting has an ergonomic advantage for your staff who will be standing for long hours.
  • Workspace matting is also available with anti-microbial properties to guard against odors and degradation.
  • In addition, chair mats can protect the flooring under the wheeled chairs used at most desk spaces.

What else should you consider when choosing a matting program?

Ask about the durability of your mats and how to sustain them for longer periods of time. The durability will often depend on your office and the weather conditions. Matting will need to be cleaned more often during the periods of rain and snow to ensure that your scraper mats are catching all of the snow, ice melt residue, or mud before it reaches your flooring.

Additionally, more matting providers are offering environmentally-friendly options that contain post-consumer and/or post-industrial recycled materials.

Contact your local City Wide by visiting GoCityWide.com to inquire about a free review of your matting needs.

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