Everything You Need to Know About Floor Mat Service
Most of us have a welcome mat at our front door that serves two purposes — allow guests to wipe their feet clean before they enter and make a first impression. The same is true for many businesses, but these mats tend to be heavier duty.
Some companies purchase floor mats for their entryways and vacuum them from time to time. Others use a floor mat rental service like the one we provide at Rentwear.
This guide focusses on the latter and has everything you need to know about floor mat service so that you can make a confident decision for your company.
What Is Floor Mat Service?
Floor mat rental service ensures your building has clean rugs on the ground to soak up water, remove debris and serve various other purposes (to be discussed later). Your team won’t need to worry about cleaning the mats themselves because your service provider will drop off clean ones every week, every other week or every month.
A specific date and time will be set for each delivery to make things easy and worry-free. And you will have a consistent route representative every week who will know and understand your business.
How Does Floor Mat Service Work?
It depends on the provider you choose, but most commercial rug companies have a similar process. At Rentwear, we focus on giving our customers the best mats for the best value. Take a look at the common steps associated with mat service.
- An expert will assess your needs and craft a floor mat program that’s right for your business
- Clean mats are dropped off weekly, bi-weekly or monthly at a set date and time
- Dirty rugs are professionally laundered and sorted
- Damaged mats are repaired or replaced
Why Does My Company Need Floor Mats?
Companies everywhere have both carpet and rubber mats to protect their floors and staff. Here are a couple of reasons why you should consider floor mats.
Keep Snow and Salt Outside
We all know how nasty Ohio winters can be. And snow, ice and salt tracked into your entrance is both a safety hazard and an eyesore. Floor mats in your entryway and lobby will stop moisture and debris at the door keeping your floors dry and safe. Read our post about beating the snow and salt this winter.
Brand Awareness and Recognition
Most floor mat service companies can put your logo on a carpet rug to increase your brand recognition and impress customers and guests when they walk in your front door. Plus, customers will appreciate clean floors and look at your business in a more positive light.
Prevent Slips and Falls
Over one million people are injured in slip and fall accidents every year, and most are due to hazardous floor surfaces. Floor mats protect your team and your customers by keeping your floors dry.
Tracked in dirt and moisture can quickly remove the finish from your floor. Mats keep your floors in top shape for years saving you money on refinishes.
What Types of Mats Are Available?
Carpet Floor Mats
Carpet mats are the most common floor mats. They feature an NFSI rubber backing to prevent slippage and an absorbent carpet top that both looks good and effectively catches moisture and dust. These are often found in entryways, in front of counters, in locker rooms and hallways.
A logo mat is usually the same as a carpet rug (though it could be rubber as well), but it has your company’s logo on it. These are typically placed in high visibility places like entrances and help to increase brand awareness and make a great first impression.
Safety mats are carpet and have safety messaging on them. They help reinforce safety at your workplace and can absorb moisture, dirt and dust.
Scraper mats are rubber and have raised surface cleats. Place them outside your front door to knock snow, ice, salt and dirt off visitor’s shoes before they step inside your building.
Anti-fatigue mats are perfect for team members who are on their feet all day long. They are made entirely of rubber and are padded making standing more comfortable. This results in more comfortable and more productive employees.
Should My Business Purchase or Rent Floor Mats?
We always recommend renting floor mats from a company like us because our mats last longer and are more absorbent than store bought rugs. Plus, weekly laundry service ensures your rugs are always clean, and your team can focus on their jobs rather than worrying about clean floors and entry mats.
Other advantages of rental include:
- No up-front investment
- Less management time
Who Should I Partner with for Floor Mat Service?
Depending on your location, you likely have a couple of choices for your floor mat service provider. Some companies are family-owned and based in your community while others, like Cintas and Unifirst, are corporations and have hundreds of locations across the country.
Local Vs. National Floor Mat Companies
Family-owned companies like Rentwear often provide more attentive service because their owners live in the same communities as their customers. When you call a local company, you don’t have to talk to a computer. You get straight through to a representative who can solve your problems as soon as possible.
Other Things to Consider
There are many other factors to consider when picking a floor mat provider including:
- Product quality
- Service quality
- Company reputation
- Customer recommendations and reviews
Floor mat service is a simple and effective way to keep your floors clean, your employees safe and improve your brand image. Once you decide you want floor mats, it’s essential to partner with a company that will have your best interests in mind.
Have more questions or want to learn how we do floor mat service? Contact us today to talk to a floor mat expert.