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The Importance of Entrance Grates – for High-Rise Buildings

Entrance Floor Grates or mats are an important safety feature. They are specifically designed to protect you and your building occupants. Prospec Specialties is a Canadian manufacturer of entrance floor grates with access to over 15 different sizes and configurations. Check out our new Blog!

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If a building has a high concentration of pedestrian traffic entering from one entrance, there are many potential issues.

  • The dirt and water on the shoes of those pedestrians can become a major problem if they're not taken care of properly.

  • If the dirt is allowed to build up near the entrance, it can create an unsanitary environment that can make people sick or even cause them to slip and fall.

  • If it's carried throughout the building, it can create cleaning challenges and reduce the lifespan of flooring materials.

  • The water may also be mixed with dirt when it comes in contact with other materials like carpeting or tile floors, which creates an even bigger problem.

  • If left untreated, this mixture will likely be carried throughout the building and cause more slipping hazards and damage to other surfaces.

An entrance flooring system is designed specifically for this type of situation. Designed and installed properly, it can help assure clean interior environments, reduce slip hazards, and reduce the need for flooring maintenance overall.

When it comes to floor maintenance, building owners are often the drivers behind installing entrance flooring systems. Since they know that floor maintenance can account for up to 60 percent of total building maintenance costs, they know what's at stake.

Sweepers, vacuum cleaners, and moppers are just some of the activities that maintenance staff must conduct daily to keep the floors reasonably clean and safe.

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It's estimated that over ten years, building owners will spend more than eight times the original flooring purchase price on maintaining those floors—and entrance flooring systems can help dramatically reduce some of this activity, thus reducing associated maintenance costs over time.

The reasoning is simple: stop dirt at the entrance, and it doesn't get carried elsewhere, thus keeping other floors cleaner and easier to maintain.

It is as the old saying goes: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," which applies succinctly to this situation. Keeping dirt out of the building in the first place can save yourself a lot of work later on.

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