Crown Mats and Matting
Division of Ludlow Composites Corporation
2100 Commerce Drive
Fremont, Ohio 43420
Ph: 800-628-5463 or 419-332-5531
Fax: 800-544-2806 or 419-332-4180
ENTRANCE MATS ENTRANCE MATS
Matting in Today’s “Green Clean” Environment
Soil is everywhere and a part of everyday life. Managing it is an important part of our everyday existence. The U.S. Green Building Council has developed a rating system for new and existing buildings to promote the design and implementation of cleaning programs using environmentally preferable products and processes that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment. Strategies include the creation and maintenance of entrance systems and mats that prevent particles from entering the building. Recommendations include a minimum of 10-15 feet of quality matting products at entrances. At the heart of an entrance system is prevention of contaminants from entering a building. The result is buildings that are environmentally responsible and healthy places in which to live and work. Many products have been developed and sold to help keep soil at the door and out of the building. To be successful, the mat’s construction and performance are essential to do what an entrance mat should do.
HOW MATTING HELPS
; 70% to 80% of floor-damaging soil is tracked in from daily traffic through building entrances.
; Tracked-in dirt damages all types of flooring -- carpet, tile, wood -- and creates dust.
; Unprotected entrance flooring can accumulate up to two pounds of dirt per square yard, more in
; It can cost, at a minimum, $750 to remove one pound of dirt from a facility.
; Dirty, wet, and slippery floors are hazardous and present a poor image for a building and its
In any building, an entrance mat is the first line of defense against contaminants and particles entering the building. An entrance mat should:
1. Stop soil and water. 70% to 80% of all soil enters a building on the feet of the building occupants.
High-performance mats are more effective at stopping soil from entering buildings.
2. Contain soil and water for removal at a convenient time. A high-performance scraper mat
outside an entrance contains soil in a place where it can be removed effectively and safely with
minimum impact on the building. A high-performance wiper mat reduces airborne dust contaminants
and thereby improves a building’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
3. Minimize tracking of contained soil and water into the building. A high-performance
wiper/scraper mat with a dual-level construction will store soil and water below shoe level to prevent
it from being transferred into the building. Mats that do not have this construction can flatten out
over time and once soil is deposited on these mats, it can reattach to the shoe and be tracked further
into the building.
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4. Provide a safe surface for traffic. When water or moisture is present, a high-performance
wiper/scraper should contain the liquids within the structure of the mat and not allow them to seep
onto the floor causing a potential slip/fall accident.
Choosing the right combination of mats for both inside and outside the building provides a safe, effective, and attractive surface. These are the features of Crown Mats and Matting's high-performance
1. Soil and mud control are kept outside by the unique scraping construction of Crown’s Commercial
Clean Machine?, Astro-Turf?, and Mat-A-Dor? high-performance scraper products. Soil and water
are scraped off and held by the mat away from foot traffic.
2. Safety is provided inside the building by the unique water displacement construction found in
Crown’s Tire-Track? and Super-Soaker? high-performance wiper/scraper products. These products
prevent water seepage onto the surrounding floor thereby protecting against slip/fall accidents.
3. Improved Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is achieved due to the unique ability of Crown’s Grounds-
Keeper? and Rug-Hugger II? high-performance wiper products. A high-performance wiper mat
reduces airborne dust contaminants and thereby improves a building’s IAQ.
With a variety of quality, high-performance product types, in an extensive array of sizes and colors, Crown’s mat and matting products are an integral part of a “Green Clean” building entrance.
HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
90% of the soil brought into any building can be contained within the first 10 to 15 feet with an appropriate high-performance matting system.
One of the most important parts of the Green Building Program is concern for the environment, including the use of products that can help reduce the need for landfills. The key issue with mats is a mat’s performance life. High-performance mats can have a performance life of many years. Many of Crown’s high-performance products have extended warranties, some up to 6 years. Other mats with inexpensive construction have a 90 to 180-day performance life. To function effectively in a green building, sustainability is key. Low-performance mats will need to be replaced more frequently causing a disposal issue.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENTRANCE MATS FROM CROWN MATS AND MATTING:
Commercial Clean Machine? 6 Year
Mat-a-Dor? 5 Year
Astro-Turf? 3 Year
Diamond-Deluxe? Duet 3 Year
Tire-Track? 3 Year
Crown Commercial HDNP 3 Year
Crown Commercial HDNP Tiles 3 Year
Super-Soaker? 3 Year
Super-Soaker? Diamond 3 Year
Super-Soaker? Fan 3 Year
Aqua-Dome? 3 Year
Grounds-Keeper? 3 Year
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Rug-Hugger II? 3 Year
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