How to Keep Business Mats Effective and Well-Maintained

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Are you making the most out of your floor mats? There is absolutely no doubt about how effective floor mats are. Not only do they improve the safety of your floors and protect your employees and customers from the dangers of slip and fall accidents, but they also ensure that your floors are clean and stay clean.

But your floor mats are only as good as the way you use them and care for them. With improper usage and poor maintenance, you’re flushing dollars down the drain by having to replace your floor mats before they have reached maximum usage.

Here’s a simple and quick guide on how to keep business mats effective and well maintained:


Different floor mats have different capabilities. You must work with these capabilities. You have to match them with the different locations of your facility and the level of foot traffic you expect in them.

For instance, we advise layering your entrance mats. The floor mat closest to the actual entryway and immediately after the curb are the most abrasive because you expect the most amount of soil tracked in from that location. If you use a less abrasive, or worse – a soft-surface, non-textured floor mat in that area – you get too much of a heavy load of soil and moisture that the floor mat cannot fully remove and filter. This damages the surface of the floor mat and ages it faster.


Indoor mats belong only and strictly indoors. Regular floor mats cannot substitute for all-weather floor mats year-round. What may sound like a marketing ploy for you are actual, technical facts when it comes to floor mat effectiveness. As mentioned in the example above, you cannot have a wiper mat effectively do the job of a scraper mat. In the same way, you cannot have your entrance mats lining your restroom or washroom floors because they are not equipped to handle that much exposure to moisture the way restroom and water mats are.

Use your floor mats according to their intended purpose because that’s what they are built for.

Professional Maintenance

Cleaning floor mats sounds straightforward, right? Well, not really. Business mats are not built the same way domestic floor mats are. Besides, business mats take on a different level (not to mention volume) of foot traffic on a daily basis compared to their domestic counterparts.

It takes more than a little scrubbing and some hosing to thoroughly clean floor mats without doing damage on their surface and traction. Professional maintenance is even more crucial in keeping specialty floor mats effective – the likes of anti-fatigue mats, antibacterial mats, etc.

If you have larger floor mats that make up a huge part of your facility’s daily operations, don’t skimp on maintenance. Don’t risk the safety and effectiveness of your floor mats by winging their maintenance. For high-quality floor mat care, contact Golden West Betterway. 

Golden West Betterway Has Your Business Mat Needs Covered!

Our professional skills and resources, plus high-tech equipment will make sure your floor mats stay clean, safe, and effective for a long time. Call Golden West Betterway today at (800) 953-9292 to learn more about our commercial floor mat services. 

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