Floor Safety Inspections at the Office

Floor Safety Inspections at the Office

Employers may not realize that regular inspection of flooring is essential for keeping the floors safe. The US Department of Labor makes it clear that good housekeeping makes for good safety. But there’s more to it than just housekeeping. Keeping the floors clean is one thing, but there are other things that need an inspection, […]

Best Floor Mats for Hotels

Best Hotel Floor Mats

The best hotel floor mats are high-performance mats at every entrance to the building that is at least four feet long. This is so important that the Green Building Council and the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system offer points just for having good-quality mats at the entrance. And think about it. Hotels […]

LEED Certification: Runners, Mats, or Both?

LEED Certification: Runners, Mats, or Both?

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is an organization dedicated to making the design, construction, and operations of commercial and residential facilities more eco-conscious and sustainable. This objective is accomplished through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a third-party certification system that verifies project sustainability and offers incentives for compliance. The USGBC’s LEED certification […]

Spring Safety Spotlight: Scraper Mats

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Spring is here! Though much of the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States is still experiencing colder-than-normal temperatures, it’s time for facility managers and property owners to begin planning for milder temperatures, thawing ice, and rain. With the right products and a forward-thinking plan for safety, facilities can quickly prepare for the looming changes in customer […]

Building Blocks: Tips for Selecting the Right Flooring Material

There are a variety of commercial flooring products out there. How do you choose one that is right for your project? Whether building from scratch or retrofitting an existing space, the following tips will help you shop commercial flooring, mats, and other safety products that will meet both structural and aesthetic needs. In this special […]

LEED Certification Requirements

LEED Certification:  An Introduction to Sustainable Building

The U.S. Green Building Council created the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification system to award forward-thinking organizations with incentives to employ a vast range of environmentally friendly and sustainable practices. LEED Certification is more than just a reward system, however.  As the U.S. Green Building Council states, LEED establishes “a framework for […]