The Dirty Facts: Why Floor Mats Are an Essential Part of your Facility

Did you know that 80% of the dust, dirt and grime in public buildings are “tracked in” from the outside? Entrance floor mats are the primary defense against tracking in dirt and moisture. Here are the three things entrance and floor mats should do that make them important in your office:

1. Stop Dirt & Water at the Door and Store it for Removal

  • About 1 out of 5 of Americans are allergic to some component of dust. Dr. Robert Pumphrey, Washington D.C.
  • Dirt and dust cause nine out of ten computer systems failures. Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service
  • A buildup of .042 inches of dust on a heating or cooling system can decrease efficiency by 21%. Environmental Protection Agency

2. Minimize the Tracking of Soil and Water into the Facility

  • 3M Company estimates that without entrance matting, 1500 people can remove 42% of the finish from the floor.
  • 42% of consumers, when asked “What’s the first thing you look at when judging cleanliness?“, responded with “Floors”. CDI Research, 1991
  • 91% of shoppers select a store because of its appearance. Progressive Grocer

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3. Provide a Safe Surface that is Slip Resistant and is not a Trip Hazard

  • Over 30% of worker injuries are slip-related. Wausau Insurance Company
  • The average cost of slip-related injury exceeds $12,000. Wausau Insurance Company
  • Falls are the second leading cause of accidental deaths and percentage-wise, it is growing 3 times faster than any other cause. National Safety Council
  • In the U.S. each year, an average of 7.75 claims per 1 million supermarket customers are filed due to slips and falls. Foodmarketing Institute

Bonus: Your floor mat can even be a promotional tool!

  • Put a logo at your entryway to reinforce your brand.
  • Create a strong visual impression for visitors.

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Let Perry Office Plus point you to the floor mat, anti-fatigue mat, wiper scraper indoor outdoor mat that’s right for your front door, interior or facility. Call us at (800) 234-6605 today! We have been helping customers in the Temple, Belton, Killeen, Waco, and Bryan College Station Texas areas for nearly 100 years.

About Perry Office Plus
We're Central Texas' largest independent office products & furniture dealer and have been locally owned and operated since our establishment in 1920. Visit our website to shop for all your office supplies and call any of our fantastic Customer Service Reps if you have any questions or need help with your office products.

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