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How to choose a floor mat

Posted on January 5, 2010 by Frankye Robinson

Up to 24 pounds of dirt are tracked into the average business over a 20-day period. Steady foot traffic erodes floor finishes near entrances. Good floor mats are an essential element in every home, office and business. Floor mats stop dirt and debris at the door, prevent your visitors feet from eroding the finish on your floors near entrances. Floor mats can also lessen the fatigue that comes from long periods of standing and reduce slips and falls. stocks a wide variety of floor mats that protect your floors, reduce maintenance costs and improve worker safety. This guide will help you determine which floor mats will best suit your needs.

Location: where are you putting the floor mat? Different styles work best in different locations.
Material: are you trying to protect your floors from dirt or moisture? The floor mat material makes a difference.
Appearance: what colors work best with your decor?
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Outdoor Entrance Mats

Indoor Entrance Mats

Generally made of rubber or polypropylene, outdoor mats are abrasive to scrape away dirt. Indoor entrance mats are made of absorbent olefin or propylene to wick away moisture and small debris. Measure the clearance between the door and the floor before you make your purchase. If your mat is too thick, the door won't open and close smoothly.

Recomended Outdoor Floor Mats

Crown Fore-Runner™ Outdoor Scraper Mat
Crown Outdoor Scraper Mat
SKILCRAFT® 3-Mat Entry System Scraper Mat
SKILCRAFT® Scraper Mat

Recomended Indoor Entrance Mats

Guardian EcoGuard™ Indoor/Outdoor Wiper Mat
Guardian Wiper Mat
Crown Super-Soaker™ Diamond Wiper/Scraper Mat
Crown Wiper Mat

Indoor Floor Mats

Anti-Fatigue Mats

Generally made of olefin, indoor mats absorb moisture to provide a final layer of protection against slips and water damage. Indoor mats are also decorative, available in a range of colors and designs. Anti-fatigue mats are an ergonomic tool for workers who stand all day. The provide cushion to reduce strain and fatigue.

Recomended Indoor Floor Mats

Crown Walk-A-Way™ Indoor Wiper Mat
Crown Indoor Wiper Mat
Crown Dust-Star™ Microfiber Wiper Mat
Crown Microfiber Wiper Mat

Recomended Anti-fatigues Mats

Crown Industrial Deck Plate Anti-Fatigue Mat
Crown Industrial Anti-Fatigue Mat
Guardian Flex Step Rubber Anti-Fatigue Mat
Guardian Rubber Anti-Fatigue Mat


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