Walk Off Mats: Protecting Floors by Scratching Shoes

In certain cultures, exposing the sole of your shoe is a symbol of the utmost disrespect. It's simple to comprehend why. For want of a better term, our shoes' soles are filthy. They come into contact with all kinds of mud, dampness, debris, and other toxins all day long. The reason why so many establishments purchase and place scraper mats at their doorways is because no business owner or property manager wants staff members and guests dragging all that dirt through their facility and onto their flooring.

Scraper mats, also known as walk-off mats, are commercial entrance mats that are made expressly to scrape people's shoes as they enter a commercial facility. Entrance scraper mats can significantly increase the worth of your company in a variety of ways by holding onto the dirt and debris, including:

  • Maintaining a cleaner office or commercial environment thanks to fewer people bringing dirt and water into the structure.
  • reducing the risk of slip, trip, and fall incidents by reducing the friction of your floor caused by dirt, water, ice, and debris.
  • preventing your flooring from being damaged by shoe undersides.
  • trapping dirt and water at the building's entry to cut down on the cost and time needed to clean floors.
  • preventing airborne pollutants like chemicals, pollen, dirt, or bacteria will make your office healthier.

At Canada Mats, we offer a wide variety of high-quality and effective entrance scraper or walk-off mats:

Carpet Mats

Carpet mats, the industry norm for business entrances, actively remove water and dirt from shoe soles and trap them until the mat is removed and cleaned.

Rubber Entrance Mats

We offer a variety of rubber mats, such as Rubber Scraper Mats, which have special holes to help water drain (imagine snow and ice), Rubber Mats, which are made to withstand extremely difficult conditions like extreme weather and heavy foot traffic, and Corrugated Rubber Runner Mats, which provide a little more traction and some noise-dampening properties for hard floors like ceramic or stone tiles.

Eco-Friendly Mats

Don't worry if being environmentally responsible is a component of your company's brand; many of our mats can help your company earn a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

When they are clean, scraper mats work best. As a result, it's crucial to have multiple sets of mats for each site. When the mats become soiled, you must remove them, wash, and dry the dirty ones before replacing them with fresh ones.

All mats can be hosed down, while some can also be washed in an industrial washer. For any mats you select, check the manufacturer's cleaning instructions, or get advice from us on how to take care of your mat properly.