Category: Mat Placement Tips

Tips on choosing the right type of mat for your application. Learn which types of mat do best in certain areas, indoors, outdoors & more.

Why use a Custom Logo Mat?

Logo mats are a valuable, long term marketing technique that gives your company name or your product brand a constant, highly visible presence at the front door, at counters, behind check-out locations or in front of product displays. Logo Mats are a perfect way to combine design and function of a quality floor mat into one excellent high visible… Read more

Why use Outdoor Mats?

Reduced maintenance cost inside your facility start outside, “before” your visitors enter the building. Stopping debris and water outside your entrances is the best way to keep costly contaminants from entering your facility and doing damage to your floors.  Abrasive dirt and moisture take a free ride on the bottom of visitor’s foot gear.  If… Read more

Why Using Floor Mats Indoors Makes Good Sense

Here are three excellent reasons to use quality floor mats indoors, from the front door to the back door. Reduce your building maintenance costs and protect floors from premature wear and damage. It is estimated that 75-80% of all dust and dirt inside your facility is tracked into a building from outdoors on visitors footgear…. Read more

Why Quality Floor Mats Make Sense

The estimated cost of finding and removing a pound of dirt from a building is $850. (ISSA) One square yard of carpet can accumulate one pound of dirt in a week- twice that in inclement weather 70 to 80% of dust, grime, and dirt in a building are tracked in from the outside on people’s… Read more

Waterhog Entrance Mats

The Waterhog floor mat, affectionately known as the Waterhog, is one of the industry’s most well known and widely used entrance floor mats.  It’s revolutionary design and construction has made it popular not only for commercial applications, but for personal home use as well.  Over the years, a number of different styles and extensions have… Read more

Rubber Backed Mats versus Vinyl Backed Mats

Floor mats are available with two distinct types of backing: rubber-backed mats  and vinyl-backed mats.  Rubber backed entrance mats are superior to vinyl-backed entrance mats for a variety of reasons explained below. Rubber Entrance Mats Rubber is the preferred backing for all floor mat products.  Rubber backed floor mats are made for high-use, heavy-traffic areas;… Read more

A General Overview of Recessed Grille Mats

Recessed Floor Mats have long been a popular choice among architects and building owners alike.  Recessed matting lays flush with the surrounding floor, as the mat (and accompanying frame) is laid into a depression or indentation which helps both with drainage as well as trips and falls.  Due to the myriad of depths, size and… Read more

Entrance Mats: An Integral Component of a Green Building

Soil is everywhere and managing it is a vital part of our everyday existence.  At the heart of every effective entrance mat program is the prevention of contaminants from entering a building. The U.S. Green Building Council has developed a rating system for new and existing buildings to encourage building owners to earn credit for… Read more

Common Anti Fatigue Mat Applications

For workers who spend their days on their feet anti fatigue mats are a godsend. They relieve foot, leg, and lower back pain. It has been shown that workers actually become less tired and perform better when standing on anti fatigue mats. Mat Tech has a wide variety of anti fatigue mats including Hog Heaven, Happy… Read more

Cocoa Mats – Environmentally Green Matting

Cocoa Mats are one of the most effective and most environmentally sound entrance mats available today.  Their ability to remove dirt and debris along with its durability, even if the most heavily-trafficked locations, has made it popular not only for eco-conscious commercial purchasers, but for residential consumers as well.  Cocoa matting can be implemented in… Read more