Walk-off mat

Walk-off mat

Design strategy for reducing the amount of contaminants introduced into an interior space by providing grating or other material to remove contaminants from shoes. A significant portion of contaminants in a building are brought in this way, impacting indoor environmental quality.
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The Main Street Flats project will be using CoverGuard floor protection, Clean & Safe water resistant surface protection, and adhesive Walk-off Mats to protect floors.
"Walk-off mats remove most contaminants that would otherwise be tracked into buildings," explains the Minnesota Department of Health.
In the flooring industry, Colback is widely used as a primary backing in carpet tiles, high-grade patterned wall to wall carpeting and walk-off mats.
* Walk-off mats large enough to cover the width of the door and capture several steps after entering the building
Other features of the new branches: wood from sustainably managed forests, products that emit little-to-no VOCs (volatile organic materials), walk-off mats and air filters that trap particles of dirt, dust and pollen for improved indoor air quality, insulated glass with a low-E coating to help keep a balanced, temperate environment, and sensors to control lighting.
Would it be most efficient to sweep walkways and building entrances often and put out walk-off mats and then service them throughout the day?
Use walk-off mats inside and out to keep dirt off the carpeting.
High performance equipment such as HEPPA filtration vacuum cleaners, microfiber mops and cloths, multilevel walk-off mats and two-chamber mop buckets are just a few examples of the proper green equipment to utilize.
Four years ago, Milliken introduced Team Mats, a licensed line featuring logos of colleges and universities, using the same vinyl-backed, nylon-loop construction and trademarked printing technology developed for its commercial and industrial walk-off mats.
The walk-off mats are employed with a holder, making replacement easy.
* Property managers can take preventive action with the use and proper placement of walk-off mats. Mats placed at entrances and exists can capture soils before they spread through a property's carpet.
Innovative measures to curb student illnesses include elements as simple as walk-off mats that prevent allergens from entering the building to a new ductwork system with highly efficient and tightly woven filters, to improve air quality.