Protecting Elevators at Home and at Work

Protecting Elevators at Home and at WorkElevator pads protect more than just the interior of the elevator cab.  Yes:  These protective pads hang vertically to cover the walls and control panels of an elevator.  However, elevator protection pads also protect passengers who ride in the cab while transporting commercial goods, furniture, and other large objects.

Elevators at Home

The most common occurrence of at-home elevators is seen in multi-floor residential complexes.  Apartment buildings, high-rise condominiums, and other tall residential structures are all fine examples.  While tall buildings provide elevators out of pure necessity, smaller residential buildings may also be required by state statute to provide elevator systems as a means of “reasonable entry” for residents.  A building that is five stories high, for example, may be required to have elevators simply to assist in the daily ingress and egress of tenants.

Elevator protection pads are particularly important in these residential settings for several reasons.  First, residents must use elevators to move furniture and other large objects to and from their unit.  There is simply no other way to move an oven, couch, or washing machine into an apartment that is 10 stories high without risking injury or incurring a large expense.

Second, it is important to consider that most buildings do not require tenants to hire a professional moving agency to help during a move-in or move-out.  This leaves the interior of the elevator cab susceptible to damage that is inevitably caused by tenants who are not proficient in loading and unloading elevators.

Finally, residential elevators may or may not be reserved for the exclusive use of a tenant who is moving in or moving out.  Depending on the organization that manages the building, other tenants may have to share an elevator with those who are transporting their belongings.  In this instance, elevator pads provide a thick layer of protection that covers the panels of the interior cab, along with any sharp or pointed pieces of décor.  This further protects passengers in the event that furniture, boxes, or other items shift during transportation.

Elevators at Work

Elevator protection pads serve many of the same protective functions at work as they do at home.  These include the following:

  • Elevator pads protect the interior walls and control panel of the cab.
  • Pads protect employees while riding with large boxes, appliances, and other goods.
  • Pads protect goods themselves, in the event that they shift or fall during transportation.

In this way, it is of great importance that businesses utilize elevator pads just as residential buildings.  Pads protect more than just the interior décor of the elevator cab, as they provide additional protection for both passengers and freight alike.

Wall Pad Protection Materials

Elevator wall pads are most commonly available in the following materials and colors*:

  • Standard Vinyl:  Available in Tan, Light Blue, Black, Royal Blue, Light Grey, Burgundy, Slate Gray, Forest Green, Nutmeg Brown, and White
  • Rugged Canvas:  Light Grey, Light Blue, Brown, Black, and Olive Green.
  • Heavy Duty Vinyl:  Light Grey, Light Blue, Royal Blue, Tan, Black, Burgundy, Butterscotch, and Chocolate.

*Color availability based on Eagle Mat and Floor Products elevator pads inventory.  Other vendor color availability may vary.

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Need assistance?  Contact Eagle Mat online or call toll free 1-877-333-1018 to speak with a member of our Customer Service team, today!  With over 30 years experience, Eagle Mat Customer Service can help your organization choose pad materials, take accurate measurements, and provide installation tips that will have your elevator protected in no time.