Before winter hits we wanted to share information with you on walk-off options in case you’re thinking about your entryway areas and the inevitable snow and salt that can wreak havoc on your floors.
Here’s some interesting data from the Carpet and Rug Institute. Walk-off matting can remove up to 98 percent of debris from shoes:
- Walking on 6 feet of walk-off matting removes about 40 percent of debris from the average person’s shoes
- 20 feet removes about 80 percent of debris from shoes
- 39 feet removes 98 percent of debris from shoes
We’re seeing more and more customers opt for walk-off tile rather than rolled mats due to safety, and because it looks great — the designs look like regular carpet tile. Walk-off tile helps maintain the flooring throughout the rest of the facility while minimizing slips and falls. All you need is vacuuming and periodic cleaning to maintain walk-off tile.
Walk-offs range in price from about $4.50-$8.00 per square foot.
Another great option is to use entrance matting with your logo on it. See here on our website for some good examples.
We, personally, are excited about snow coming, but the slush and grime that accompanies it… let’s keep that at the door! Please let us know if you have any questions about walk-offs or anything flooring related.