There are so many benefits to having a clean carpet including cleaner air, a longer lasting carpet or floor, making a good clean first impression and a having nicer looking environment. The most effective way to keep your carpet clean is to put in dirt preventative measures. Around 70-80% of interior soiling enters buildings through foot traffic. One of the best tools in preventing dirt and debris getting on your carpet is the front door mat, just one square metre of matting can hold up to half a litre of excess moisture or remove half a kilo of dirt in a week. Door mats also can help prevent slips and falls and serve an aesthetic function, even serving as a sign or logo to let you know where you are entering.
Most dirt on your floors will come from outside and be tracked in on the bottom of shoes, entrance mats on both sides of the door can help keep outside debris from being tracked onto your carpet. Around 40% of dirt and moisture is removed in the first 1.5 metres of entering a building, ideally this is achieved outside the doorway on a doormat. A durable mat made for removing dirt and grit from shoes should be placed outside of the door to scrape the larger debris from shoes.
Ideally a second mat should be placed inside the door as 20% of the remaining fine debris and moisture is scraped/wiped off shoes after entering a building. This inside mat should be placed inside the door and be a more absorbent carpet-textured mat to absorb small debris and moisture.
In order to keep your entrance mats performing at their best they should be cleaned at least once a week during seasons with high rainfall like autumn and winter. Outdoor mats should be swept, jet washed and a cleaned with a mild detergent while the inside mat should be hovered, put in washing machine and then air dried.
A commercial entrance matting system helps businesses of all kinds provide a safer, healthier and more attractive environment for their employees and customer. From improving indoor air quality to protecting interior floors from dirt, there are many features and details for a proper entrance matting system to consider.
Heyn Environmental now have a wide range of entrance matting systems for both indoors and outdoors to help you make a great first impression and provide effective dirt control in any doorway.