Why are Waterhog Floor Mats So Popular?

Why are Waterhog Floor Mats So Popular?

Waterhog mats are very popular. They are the industry standard for wet-weather conditions, and they can absorb 1.5 gallons of water per square yard of mat. Water on a floor is a major safety hazard and big contributor to slip, trip, and fall incidents that cost businesses about $1 billion per year. So, for commercial […]

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: Where is the mat going? (or where should it be placed?) How much traffic will it get? What kind of traffic will it get? What type of dirt or water […]

How to Clean & Maintain Waterhog Floor Mats

How to Clean & Maintain Waterhog Floor Mats

As you probably know, we have tons of different commercial mats. But we love our Waterhog mats. These are the industry standard for commercial use in areas where the foot traffic is going to be really wet. Any business in a wet weather area should have these mats at the entrance to their business premises. […]

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 […]

Waterhog Mats to the Rescue

3 Best Reasons to Choose Waterhog Floor Mats

In November of 2018, looking at the statistics for the past 100 years, precipitation was above average across the US, with some areas on the east coast having record-setting highs. While some areas also have plenty of rain in the spring, the problem with winter precipitation is that it’s extra slippery because of snow, sleet, […]

Winter Is Here: Top 3 Reasons to Have High-Quality Mats

Having proper mats is important all year round. But it’s especially important in the winter when slips, trips, and falls skyrocket. It’s also surprising to note that 70 percent of these falls are on level ground. If you’re going to get mats for your business premises, then get good ones. High-quality mats look better, last […]

Winter Weather Snow Safety

Winter Weather Snow Safety

Winter is just beginning in the United States, and some areas will be receiving plenty of snow. Now is not a good time to be complacent about your office safety. Remember that slips, trips, and falls are a major hazard. Each slip, trip, or fall incident at the workplace costs the employer an average of […]

Stairway Safety at Your Place of Business

Stairway Safety

There are all kinds of laws that govern safety in the workplace. In the US, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration spells out a number of rules about stairways including 1926.1052(a)(7) “Slippery conditions on stairways shall be eliminated before the stairways are used to reach other levels.” This particular rule is easy […]

Quick Guide to Using Mats for Floor Safety

Floor Safety

Because slips, trips, and falls, are such a major problem for businesses, costing around $1 billion dollars per year (which we remind you of regularly), the National Floor Safety Institute issued a Guide in 2012 on Standards for Commercial Entrance Matting. This guide is so good, that we decided to summarize it for you here. […]

Prevention of Overexertion in the Workplace

Workplace Overexertion

You might be surprised to learn that overexertion in the workplace is the number one cause of workplace injuries and accounts for about one-quarter of all workplace injuries and claims. So how do these workplace injuries from overexertion happen, and how can they be prevented? Causes of Workplace Overexertion Doing a job in an awkward […]