How to Choose the Perfect Floor Mat

How to Choose the Perfect Floor Mat

If you’re new to commercial floor mats, there’s an art and a science to selecting the right ones.

Essentially, you’ll want to consider the following:

  1. Where is the mat going? (or where should it be placed?)
  2. How much traffic will it get?
  3. What kind of traffic will it get?
  4. What type of dirt or water do you want the mat to collect?
  5. Color, design, and/or eco-friendliness should be considered last after you decide which types of mats you need.

It would be a good idea to actually look at the layout of your floor or building to assess where mats should go. Over 80% of the dirt coming into a building is coming in from people’s shoes.

And the way to reduce that amount of dirt coming in is to use floor mats—and lots of them.

We have every type of floor mat you may need, and there are too many to list them all here, but we’ll give you a few suggestions.

Entrance Mats

You definitely need mats at all entrances, and you should likely have a mat outside that scrapes the bottoms of shoes and removes some dirt before the person comes inside.

Anti-Fatigue Mats

Wherever you have people standing in one place for long hours, they should have anti-fatigue mats to stand on. Anti-fatigue mats make employees feel better and cut down on joint aches and pains. This in turn cuts down on lost time.

Waterhog Mats

Waterhog Mats are the industry standard for wet-weather mats. They absorb a ton of water and prevent that water from being tracked throughout your premises. If you live in the snow-belt, then you want Waterhog Mats.

Chair Mats

You have to have chair mats for your employees. Chairs with wheels will tear up your floor if you don’t put down a chair mat. And employees will work more efficiently. Have you ever tried to push a chair across carpeting without a chair mat?

Mats, overall, are simple and inexpensive ways to make your office cleaner, lower your maintenance costs, give your floors a longer life, and make the whole place of business safer. And safety at the workplace is what we’re all about.

And don’t forget to think generously when purchasing mats; you need extra mats to put down when some are dirty, off-duty, and being washed and dried.

Do you have other questions? It’s easy to contact us, and we’re happy to help you. You can always call us at (877) 333-1018 or email us at for more information or if you aren’t sure what you need.