Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter is messy. We can help.

Here in Utah, we've settled into what I affectionately call, the Smog Death of January. The holidays are over. And our natural Utah valleys create a winter inversion that traps pollution and cold down near the valley floor. Basically, it's dreary and miserable.

There is hope... and it's called February and is right around the corner.

In the meantime, January is a good time to take a second look at your flooring protection. Hopefully, you are already maintaining a quality entrance mat at your doorway. But what about other areas of your building?

  • Identify high traffic areas. Do people congregate around the snack bar? A particular counter? The copier? Find that high traffic area and place a quality indoor mat such as the Classic Carpet during winter. 
  • What areas collect moisture? There are the usual suspects, like drinking fountains and sinks. But in the winter time, moisture is sometimes collected near cold windows or little-used back doors that in summer months don't pose a problem. Consider placing an absorbent mat such as the Waterhog for extra winter coverage. 
  • Do you have slippery spots? In summer, many buildings can get away with using one mat only at the entrance. But with winter wet and snow, you may have extended areas that are in need of slip protection. An outdoor rubber scraper mat can work double duty, even inside, during high storm season to protect you and your customers. 


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