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Enhance Indoor Air Quality Through Effective Entrance Matting Solutions

To improve your building's air quality: Safeguarding Your Space Begins Right at Your Facility's Entrance

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical aspect of maintaining a healthy and comfortable environment in any building. While there are various methods to control IAQ, one often-overlooked solution is the strategic placement of entrance mats. In this article, we'll explore how entrance matting solutions can significantly enhance IAQ and save money in the long run.

BST Laboratory conducted field tests on matting and found that every 1,000 people track one-quarter of a pound of dirt into a commercial building during dry conditions and 12 times that amount in wet weather. Without an entrance matting system, all that dirt would make its way into your building—and into the air, you, your employees, and your visitors breathe.

Ideal lengths of entrance matting to keep the buildings interiors clean - Prospec's Entrance matting

1. The Most Effective Method to Control Indoor Air Quality:

Controlling IAQ involves multiple strategies, including proper ventilation, filtration, and pollutant reduction. However, one highly effective method is preventing pollutants from entering the building. Prospec Specialties's entrance matting solutions excel in this aspect, acting as the first line of defence against dirt, dust, pollen, and other contaminants.

2. Entrance Mats: A Long-Term Investment with IAQ Certification:

Entrance mats are not merely floor coverings; they're investments in IAQ and overall building cleanliness. With gold-standard IAQ certification, these mats ensure that the air entering the building is free from harmful pollutants. By trapping contaminants from footwear, Our entrance mats contribute significantly to improving IAQ, ultimately creating a healthier indoor environment for occupants.

3. Ways Entrance Matting solutions help save dollars:

  • Reduced Cleaning Costs: It 's important to note that while installing a proper entrance matting system may sound expensive and regular preventive maintenance may sound labour-intensive, they save money in the long run. It’s been said that US$1 spent keeping soil out of a building saves $10 dollars in removing that soil once it’s inside the building.

  • Extended Flooring Lifespan: By preventing abrasive particles from damaging interior flooring surfaces, these entrance mats help prolong their lifespan, reducing the need for costly repairs or replacements.

  • Enhanced LEED Credits: Utilizing entrance matting solutions with gold standard IAQ certification can earn additional LEED credits, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

4. Key Considerations for Establishing a Proper Entrance Matting System:

  • Size and Placement: Ensure the entrance covers high-traffic areas and are strategically placed to capture debris effectively. The Carpet and Rug Institute suggests a minimum matting length of 9 to 15 feet, while ISSA recommends a minimum of 30 linear feet based on their studies. According to ISSA, 30 feet of matting removes 100% of debris, effectively preventing exterior sources of indoor air pollution from entering your building.

  • Material and Durability: Prospec entrance mats are crafted from 100% green aluminum. We source rubber from recycled airplane tires, ensuring durability and longevity even in heavy foot traffic environments. The most effective entrance matting systems consist of various products that each have a specific job to do, such as foot grilles and surface matting, but simultaneously work together to remove pollutants from shoes.

  • Maintenance: Implement a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule to maximize the effectiveness of your entrance mats in trapping pollutants and preserving IAQ. Your matting does a spectacular job at removing and trapping dust, dirt, debris and moisture, but leaving those pollutants in the matting allows it to break loose and make its way into your building, negating the benefits of having matting in the first place. For this reason, implementing a regular matting maintenance program is critical to maintaining and improving indoor air quality.

Our entrance matting solutions, are the only ones that are backed by gold standard IAQ certification, are indispensable for maintaining clean, safe, and healthy indoor environments. By investing in these high-quality entrance mats and implementing proper maintenance practices, building owners and facility managers can enjoy long-term savings while providing occupants with superior IAQ.

To learn more about our wide range of entrance matting solutions to experience the benefits firsthand and improve IAQ in their buildings, contact us at where our specialists can provide tailor-made solutions for your next project.


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