Scraper mats are the first step of this system. These types of mats are placed outside your building as your first defense against dirt, grime, and moisture. Mats like our SuperScrape and SuperScrape Plus feature surface cleats designed to scrape tough dirt and grime from shoes with the bi-level design trapping dirt below foot level. Our Brush Hog mats are available in various colors, and have a surface constructed to filter dirt and moisture away with drainable borders.
The second line of defense are WaterHog (scraper/wiper) mats. Depending on your entry way and the mat you choose, WaterHog mats can be placed indoors or outdoors. WaterHog mats have the bi-level surface construction that removes and traps dirt below foot level, but also have been designed with a water dam border that holds up to 1.5 gallons of water per square yard. The durable PET fabric dissipates water to make the drying process faster than standard fabrics.
Carpeted (wiper) mats finish off this trifecta by wiping that last bit of dust and moisture off your shoes. Solid ColorStar mats are also available with the same fade-resistant, stain-resistant, eco-friendly PET surface. Additional solid carpeted mats are available, like MicroLuxx or Plush if you’re looking for something ultra-absorbent.
Facts about Entry Mats
- 85% of dirt, dust, and moisture brought into a building can be contained within the first 15 to 18 feet with proper matting
- ISSA reported that the estimated cost of removing a single pound of dirt from a building can exceed $600.
- $1 spent keeping soil out of your building will save up to $10 in removing it once it’s inside according to Cleaning & Maintenance Management.