Before winter hits, we wanted to share this important 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 flooring.
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 for increased safety and because it looks great – the walk off mat designs look just like regular carpet tile. Walk-off carpet tiles help maintain and protect the flooring throughout the rest of the facility while also minimizing slips and falls for visitors. Maintenance and care are easy. All it requires is regular vacuuming and periodic cleaning to maintain the walk off tiles.
Walk-offs are affordably priced and range from about $4.50-$8.00 per square foot.
Another great option for facilities looking to customize their flooring solutions is to use entrance matting with your unique logo on it. View some of our past projects, including customized walk off mats, on our website.
At GP Flooring Solutions, we love our annual snowfall, but the slush and grime that accompanies it…let’s keep that at the door! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about walk off mats or anything flooring related.