Archive | October, 2012

When Is It Time to Replace Your Facility’s Floor Mats?

25 Oct

Property owners must remain attentive to safety, even after safety products are installed. Such products have a shelf life, and it is important to make updates and repairs when necessary. Although resilient and long-lasting, floor mats are particularly dangerous when left to fall into disrepair. This is primarily because guests rely on mats as a clean, safe, and stable place to wipe their feet. If they are worn, chipped, damaged, and unstable, a slip-and-fall accident may easily occur. There are 6 basic signs that a mat needs replaced. Some signs are visible in the surface texture and color. Others are noticeable in the color and consistency of the rubber edging. The way the mat feels under foot– whether it shifts, skids, or slides– also gives clues as to its need for replacement. Visit the Eagle Mat Blog for this guide to floor mat replacement, and proactively ensure the safety of your customers, employees, and floor spaces.


Fall Product Spotlight: Wet Umbrella Bag Stands

24 Oct

Wet Umbrella Bag Stands stand about 4 feet in height and are placed at building entrances. Simple yet stylish in design, these stands hold up to 1,000 elongated plastic bags in which guests may place their wet umbrellas. Wet Umbrella Bag Stands provide a very simple and important function: They prevent rainwater from accumulating in entrances and throughout the building. Rain water accumulation is particularly dangerous, especially when it occurs in unexpected areas. Protect guests from slip-and-fall accidents, and insulate your business from potential liability.

Fall Product Spotlight: Ultra-Absorbent Carpet Mats

12 Oct

Carpet entrance mats are to be evaluated based on 3 main criteria: Color, durability, and value. In terms of color, carpet mats are a good opportunity to augment the pre-existing decor of a facility. Unfortunately, they are also an opportunity to ruin pre-existing decor with poorly planned colors, textures, and placement. In terms of durability, there are two main carpet matting materials from which to choose: Nylon, and Berber. Each material offers unique benefits, and facilities are smart to assess their own needs for moisture and debris control prior to choosing one over the other. Finally, carpet mats are to be chosen based on the way in which they add value to the facility as a whole. Do the mats enhance guests’ experience, or do they simply perform a minimal function of debris-control? Join the editors of the Eagle Mat Blog for this special look at carpet mats, your facility’s must-have safety product this fall!