Commercial entrance mats protect flooring surfaces, lower maintenance costs and time, keep facilities cleaner, and protect visitors from slip and fall accidents – all these benefits should be reaped by small businesses. The majority of small businesses have strict operating budgets and are concerned with reducing costs, thus reducing maintenance costs and the likelihood of litigation related to slip and fall accidents are primary concerns. Commercial entry mats are the perfect solution giving businesses an affordable and multi-purposed tactic. We outline the importance of commercial mats for small businesses.
First Impressions are Everything
According to Progressive Grocer, 91% of shoppers select a store based on appearance. This statistic is significant for any business, but especially for small businesses with the amount of competition in the marketplace. If a small business has one opportunity to impress visitors, it must present guests with a clean and safe atmosphere. Custom logo mats can protect visitors while maintaining the cleanliness of the facility, welcoming guests with a distinct furnishing that sets your brand apart from the competition.
More often than not, small businesses operate on a strict operating budget with concern for reducing costs. Maintenance time related to cleaning floor surfaces can be costly and time consuming. With the addition of a commercial logo mat, your staff will save time and money; thereafter, you can allocate resources to more important needs.
According to the National Executive Housekeepers Association, approximately 39% of all custodial time is devoted to floor maintenance. The flooring surfaces underneath the commercial mat will also be up-kept and protected properly to provide longevity. Implementing a commercial matting solution is a win-win solution, with a cleaner building and reduced maintenance costs.
Avoid Unnecessary Litigation
Slip and fall accidents associated with flooring surfaces can be costly and detrimental to small business owners. Wausau Insurance Company cites that the average slip-related injury exceeds $12,000. Most small businesses do not have the means to fight costly law-suits. The old adage “it’s better to be safe than sorry” definitely comes into play in regards to utilizing commercial mats. The addition of a commercial mat will ensure that the weather conditions and moisture stay outside and offer backing that grips to the ground avoiding movement. The likelihood of slip, trip, and fall accidents will be reduced if commercial door mats are used as a barrier.
Affordability & Options
There is often a common misconception that commercial matting solutions are unaffordable or out of reach for small businesses. Pilgrim Mat Services offers a variety of commercial mats that are affordable and effective for rent or purchase. No matter your budget or needs, we can help you find the right mat for your business with years of industry experience and a WACH (ANSI Accredited Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder) on staff.