Consider outfitting your office with chair and floor mats to promote safety, increase employee efficiency, and to keep the work area looking clean and fresh. Chair and floor mats come in a wide range of styles and colors to complement virtually any décor, with a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from.
If your office experiences a lot of high traffic, floor mats can actually help keep people safe. Consider using door mats at entryways so people entering the area can wipe their feet free of dirt, soil and water. This also keeps the floors clean and dry and helps prevent accidental slips and falls. As an added feature, scraper doormats with individual bristles can even remove mud and snow in the more inclement weather.
Floor mats are also useful in spaces with an abundance of electrical cords. Consider covering the cords with an attractive floor mat. Or, use them to provide that extra traction necessary to stay safe on slippery hardwood or tile floors.
Consider using floor mats in your entryway and throughout the area to contain dirt and present a clean look. Many floor mats are easy to vacuum, and others made of polypropylene are simple to wash off if they become soiled.
After a while, heavy foot traffic can begin to take a toll on your floors, whether in an office or at home. Carpets sometimes begin to fade, stain, pull and pill, while hardwood and tile floors get scrapes, gouges and scuffs. Floor mats and chair mats can also extend the life of your floors. Consider using floor mat runners in hallways and place chair mats under workstations to protect the floor from rolling office chairs. Large rectangular mats are a good option for office break rooms, while contour and work-station mats fit cubicles and other smallerspaces.
If the floor under your workstations is carpeted, it can be difficult to roll an office chair around. In this case, choose chair mats based on the pile height of the carpet or select those with beveled edges so the chairs are mobile. Use anti-fatigue mats with standing workstations to reduce any strain on feet, knees, back and neck.