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 […]

Tis the Season for Slips and Falls

Slips and Falls

Santa Claus is coming to town. And along with his gifts and his sleigh, expect tons of ice, sleet, snow, slush, and freezing rain. Believe it or not, in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US, there were “42,480 workplace injuries and illnesses involving ice, sleet or snow that required at […]

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5 Must-Have Waterhogs for Spring

Schools need mats just like any other business or commercial space and for the same reasons: Mats trap dirt and water preventing it from being tracked everywhere. It’s easier and cheaper to clean a mat or two than thousands of square feet of dirty floors. Mats make the flooring safer for students and employees by […]

Wet Area Floor Mat 101

wet area floor mat

Did you know that, according to the National Safety Council, slips, trips, and falls are the third leading cause of unintentional death in the US, accounting for 32K deaths in 2013? Did you know that, according to WHO, falls are the second leading cause of death worldwide? One look at those sobering statistics, and it’s […]

Pairing Waterhog Runners with Half Ovals This Winter

Pairing Waterhog Runners with Half Ovals This Winter

It’s easy to justify focusing on slip and fall prevention during the winter. No other time of year has more factors known to contribute to injuries among both employees and guests. For instance, holiday sales are known to draw big crowds of (sometimes frenzied) shoppers that rush, push, and elbow their way into stores, down […]

When Visibility Is Not Enough

When Visibility Is Not Enough

Each year, slip and fall accidents cost business owners upwards of several billion dollars. Employees and guests are almost always injured, sometimes fatally. And families are often left to deal with the emotional and economic hardship caused by such preventable accidents. At Eagle Mat and Floor Products, we are all about raising awareness for the […]

What Are PET Recycled Mats?

What Are PET Recycled Mats?

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is the most commonly used material in polyester products, including clothing fibers, liquid containers, glass fibers, and thermoforming for manufacturing. Although a mass-produced component of everyday materials used by consumers, PET is difficult to recycle into food and beverage containers because it is somewhat porous and the heat required to eliminate residual […]

How to Prevent Slips on the 4 Most Common Types of Floors

Whether performing a risk assessment walk-through or simply evaluating the safety of your entryway, there are at least 4 unique flooring surfaces that will need to be accounted for. Certainly, there are dozens of different flooring materials out there, ranging from natural products to synthetic composites. These 4 are the most common, however, and are […]

Essential Mats for Entrance Vestibules

Essential Mats for Entrance Vestibules

Any property owner or facility manager who has taken time to shop entrance mats knows that there are a variety of different options available. In the end, it comes down to identifying which commercial flooring product will best suit your needs for cleanliness, image, and safety. When searching for mats for entryway vestibules, it also […]

An Introduction to Polypropylene

An Introduction to Polypropylene

Just what is a thermoplastic polymer?  Aside from sounding like a futuristic chemical compound from a 1970s science fiction film, a “thermoplastic polymer” is a plastic chemical compound that typically takes a liquid shape when heated.  Then, the material forms a hard and glassy state when cooled.  This “shape-shifting” ability makes thermoplastic polymers ideal for […]