Winter is Coming! Prepare with Master Matting!

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Britain is set to be colder than Iceland in the coming days, The ‘Beast from the East’ is set to cause temperatures to plummet .
Reportedly more snow is heading for the UK in the next week, and the country should brace itself for yet another cold snap.
Biting Siberian winds, pulled over from the east, with even daytime temperatures struggling to get above zero. More snow will blanket the UK, causing yet more commuter chaos up and down the country.

Get your entrances prepared for icy temperatures and possible snow ensuring your building is safe from accidents, slips and falls.

It is important to take consideration in investing or replacing some or all, current mats with heavy duty, durable matting designed for a range of purposes including professional commercial use.

First you need to review and evaluate your current mat set up for entrance areas. There are a few pointers below.

  • Have you got both external and internal matting in place? To ensure maximum moisture, dirt and wet? If not, it’s important to implement such mat system for maximum dirt trapping. It is a well known fact that 70-80% of interior soiling enters buildings via foot traffic. Accidents occur due to wet and slippery surfaces. Dual entrance matting systems can radically reduce this by stopping dirt at the door reducing cleaning & maintenance costs and preventing slip hazards.
  • Your existing mats, are they correct size for your entrance area? Can they cope with the foot traffic coming through your building daily? It takes several footsteps to effectively dry someone’s shoes. An indicator that the wrong size of mats are in place, is if you have wet footprints beyond your current matting.
  • Can your current mats cope with wheelchairs, mobility vehicles, prams and possibly shopping trolleys? Do your mats ‘creep’ and edges curl up? Do your edges rip away as a result? If your answer is yes, then this does suggest that your mats need replacing with a more heavy duty product designed for commercial/industrial use. Mats that creep and curl act as a potential health and safety risk and should be removed immediately to avoid any injury. Master Matting’s Ramp Safe Rubber Edging comes as standard on our entrance mats and are DDA compliant.
  • Lastly, consideration should be given to which external and internal mats are best suited for your building/environment. We have a vast range of suitable products that are great mats, popular with many sectors ranging from schools, offices, retail, hospitals and hotels. Please use the contact form below or alternatively, visit our Sectors page for guidance http://www.mastermatting.com/sectors/

Can Entrance Mats Cut Costs?

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February is predicted to be the coldest February on record! How may entrances do you see cheap, ineffective, even dangerous mats? Washable contract mats do not perform in high traffic areas! They come with an expensive monthly charge and can be impossible to come out of the contract. We visit may customers who have signed up to these contracts but the mats they are given do not fulfil their needs.

Here at Master Matting Group make quality mats & we’re #HereToHelp! Our mat ranges have multiple colour and size options available. In addition to our standard size range, we make mats to measure. Our unique #Webpage, make a mat is aimed at large or unusual shaped entrances, that need a custom size mat, http://www.mastermatting.com/make-a-mat/ 

We can cater for a whole range of customers. From homeowners to businesses, schools, colleges, doctors surgeries to supermarkets, bars and retail premises. Master Matting has a mat for you. We can advise on the types of mat that would be suitable for your individual needs, size, type of footfall and volume of traffic. Our website has a page for sectors which is a useful #tool to click through and see the relevant types of matting for each sector, we have a large range listed. http://www.mastermatting.com/sectors/ Should you wish to speak to someone directly. Our friendly sales #team are ready to help and happy to advise and discuss your requirements. Contact us today!

How to WOW visitors to your Hotel whilst adding colour and Protecting floors!

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Slips-Falls are the number one cause of accidents in Hotels, Restaurants and Public Buildings; 70% occur in flat and level surfaces. This can lead to costly claims and unwanted media attention should such claims come to court. With todays technology safe floors are possible but effective maintenance is a must to reduce the staggering slip and fall statistics. 

Hotel Logo Mat

It is of paramount importance that your hotel has high quality floor mats placed throughout the hotel to protect customers, visitors and staff members from slippery surfaces both interior and exterior. Bathrooms, Showers, Pool and Spa facilities all need particular attention.

Every building no matter what the type can benefit hugely from the usage of entrance mats and other protective matting. Such mats cannot only increase Health and Safety levels of a building but the can enhance your hotel interiors with colourful branding that can transform an entrance and add to the interior décor.

Entrance matting can be cost saving also reducing cleaning and maintenance costs by removing a staggering figure of up to 95% of moisture walked into a building.

 

What Size of Mats?

Careful consideration should be given when deciding on the correct size entrance mat. We @MasterMatting recommend both primary and secondary matting to ensure that feet are fully wiped before entering a building. Depending on which type of matting you chose, the larger the mat the higher the absorption. Forbo Flooring’s Coral range offers a staggering fact that for each m2 of Coral matting placed into an entrance, it can remove up to 5kg of dirt or 6 litres of water!

Coral RX Mats

We have a huge range of interior and exterior mats available in a wide variety of colours, patterns, styles and textures. Hotels are a prime business to use entrance matting to enhance your brand at the entrances and exits with bespoke logo matting. Many Hotels  use logo mats to solidify their brand identity throughout their buildings and add to the wow factor for the guests. Logo mats can use colour to transform interiors from what would otherwise be a dull, often unnoticeable floor space.

Although we do offer printed logo mats, our inset logo mats are handmade from high quality, heavy duty contract entrance matting. This makes our mats superior to the printed counterparts as they are highly absorbent and long lasting material designed for high traffic areas and designed to reduce soiling and moisture from entering a building.

Customer Helpline

Should you wish to find out further information, visit our sectors page, Hotels and Restaurants. Or, call our helpful, friendly sales team on 01422 364 278

Alternatively contact us email sales@mastermatting.com

Master Matting Co Ltd,

Old Lane,

Emstead Works,

Ovenden,

Halifax,

HX3 5QN