With adverse weather conditions affecting most of the UK over the past week, nature has forced business owners, schools and colleges to consider emergency floor protection. Heavy snow and ice mixed with grit and salt has not only created a huge mess, but a health and safety nightmare! Nowadays, the threat of a law suit if a floor becomes a slip hazard is a very real fear, but this is completely avoidable with AHS barrier matting.
A nearby village shop which doubles as a Post Office has been a hive of activity, experiencing constant footfall throughout the day due to local schools being closed. The old and tired door mat literally coudn’t cope! So the shopkeeper resorted to opening up large cardboard boxes to cover the floor, which then became soaked through, creating an unsightly mess! The floor needed constant mopping to avoid slips or falls as customers came in and out. A simple large traffic mat at the entrance would soak up the melted snow, trapping it along with the salt and dirt; runner mating in the aisles would add further protection. The old vintage tea rooms have a beautiful brand new wooden floor. The owner has to put up a notice asking all customers to remove their snowy shoes and to leave them at her front door which will undoubtedly lose her business.
When you’re investing in quality flooring of any kind, it pays to consider entrance matting from the outset. The industrial rubber backed carpet mats that we supply are of superior quality, are durable and complete with rubber borders. They are suitable for most floor types and are designed to lay flat. They soak up water, collect dirt/debris to protect floors against soiling and damage. Whether you choose a budget, plain traffic mat or decide to enhance your image with a custom made version, complete with your business logo, AHS have a solution to suit.
AHS create a hygienic barrier against the elements throughout the year. We provide a laundry service on all carpet mats so they consistently look brand new! We also provide a synthetic outdoor Logo Mat option, made of coloured Astro turf material creating a welcoming impression before your customers have even entered your premises! Our Regional Account Managers provide a free hygiene and welfare audit, and design service. Take a look at some of our recent designs below: