- Integrated matting systems provide safe entryways for employees and visitors
- Interior matting provides protection from spills and wear and tear on floor surfaces
- High-performance matting stops dirt and moisture at the door, protecting interior surfaces and improving indoor air quality (IAQ)
- Anti-fatigue mats reduce employee fatigue while improving productivity
- Logo matting is an ideal way to project a positive image to all who enter your facility
Maintaining a high level of appearance and providing a safe environment for occupants is a challenge all food service, restaurants, and business face on a daily basis. The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), the world’s largest cleaning association, has found that as much as 80% of the dirt that enters a facility is tracked in as people enter the premises. These contaminants if allowed to enter the facility can cost up to $600 per pound to remove and cause health risks to workers and visitors. High-performance entrance mats and entrance systems can capture as much as 90% of these contaminants at the door. This proactive measure greatly reduces occupant exposure while saving business hundreds of dollars annually in cleaning and maintenance costs.
Interior mats perform many tasks. They are used as dust control or finishing mats when used in conjunction with an entrance mat program. There are many areas of a food service or business that require an interior “finishing” mat. In areas with high traffic flow, and the possibility of spills and contamination, interior mats are used to protect floors and minimize tracking. They also provide a safe walking surface when placed on hard surface floors.
Many food service & restaurant employees that stand on hard surfaces such as tile and linoleum often suffer from fatigue and discomfort that can lead to reduced productivity. Prolonged standing puts pressure on the feet, leg muscles, spine, neck and shoulders and can lead to chronic pain, injuries and muscular disorders. As a practical consideration, by providing anti-fatigue matting in many areas of the food service or restaurant facility, employers will see many benefits. Some benefits include increased productivity and worker morale, as well as decreases in sick leave, workers compensation claims and substandard production due to fatigue.
Slip Resistance Mats
Slips and falls will occur, but there are steps management can incorporate to minimize these accidents. Proper matting and floor covering provided by Santoro’s Commercial Laundry is the best step to reduce these occurrences in high risk and high traffic areas.