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Weathering Through the Winter with Aquatread & Scraper II Mats
Winter is here and you want to make sure your building's floors remain safe and clean.
Ice-melting salts, snow and water can damage your building’s carpet and usually costs $.05 to $.25 per square foot to clean and even more to extract water. Stripping tile, vinyl or hardwood floors is $.25 per square foot on average. Stain removal costs can cost up to $1,000. The most costly damage of all is done by ice-melting salt which eats through your carpet and destroys wood finishes.
The Aquatread mat is used for indoor and outdoor entrances. Made of super-absorbent polypropylene, this mat is crush-proof and almost impervious to stains. The raised-rubber “water dam” border traps dirt and water keeping your floors more clean and safe. If it does need to be cleaned, you can easily do so by vacuuming, shaking off the mat, using mild soap and warm water or bleach (no, it won’t take the color out). Power washing is another quick cleaning option. Conveniently enough, the Aquatread dries quickly and easily. Although, you shouldn’t launder your mats because the heavy duty washer could damage the mat.
The Scraper II mat is designed for outdoor use, but works great inside where frequent spills may occur. It is constructed of 100% durable nitrile rubber, so the cold weather, snow and even ice-melting salt won’t damage the mat. Cleats act at scrapers to remove dirt, soil, ice, snow, etc from shoes and provide an anti-skid surface. To clean the Scraper II, simply vacuum, brush or shake it off.
When the Aquatread and Scraper II mats are used together, they will be most effective. The Scraper II mat, if placed outdoors, will get all the loose debris off your feet. While the Aquatread mat on the indoors get off the rest of the debris, making your floors stay cleaner. Depending on the wear and tear of your mats, these should last about 5 years. Once they start showing obvious signs of wear and tear, you should replace them.
If you would like more information on this product, go to www.matdepot.com.