Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
With just over a month until the beginning of the school year, Eagle Mat and Floor Products announces a Back to School matting promotion to help schools make their facilities a safer and cleaner place. From now until August 31st, a 100% Price Match Guarantee is available on all mats for schools including entrance mats, logo mats, hallway runners, and other safety products. Among the items on sale are Waterhog matting products, an industry leader in resilient indoor/outdoor safety matting. All online orders receive free shipping as well, making the Back to School sales promotion at Eaglemat.com the best place to shop for safety products this summer.
A Maryland-based business, Eagle Mat has provided safety matting consultation, sales, and rental services to schools in the Washington D.C. Metro Area for over 30 years. “School districts are charged with the safety of students, faculty, staff, and parents each day,” says Eagle Mat CIO Jon Blumberg. “It is not a responsibility that is taken lightly. We’ve launched the Back to School promotion to help schools maintain exceptional safety standards without overspending on mats, shipping charges, or product consultation.”
Few facilities experience a greater degree of continual visitor flow than schools. With total occupancy averaging over 1,000 persons including students, faculty, and staff, a school building is a hub in which pedestrian flow seldom stops entirely. One may even find their local school to be the busiest facility in town after factoring in the added hustle and bustle of after-school clubs, extracurricular student activities, and sporting events. It is no surprise that such a high degree of daily activity makes safety a top priority for schools.
When ordering mats for schools, Eagle Mat recommends that schools start on the outside and work their way inward. Two goals should be kept in mind: First, safety must be maintained by preventing water, dirt, and other debris from accumulating in major points of entry. Schools must always consider the role that weather plays in such accumulation and commit to purchasing products that are designed to withstand harsh conditions without losing functionality. Such products include commercial-grade entrance matting, weatherproof polypropylene mats, and recessed grill systems.
Second, schools must aim to prevent the spread of dirt, debris, moisture, and bacteria throughout the interior of the facility. This is typically achieved by using a combination of entrance mats, runner mats, and wet umbrella bag stands just inside entryways. Entrance runner mats may also be used to cover wide floor spaces in lobbies, hallways, auditoriums, and other large spaces. This safety measure reduces the extent to which moisture, debris, and bacteria are carried throughout the building by providing large carpeted areas on which guests may wipe their feet. Antimicrobial mats are also available for use in entryways, lobbies, and restroom facilities. These mats are constructed with a special antimicrobial treatment for advanced protection against the growth and circulation of harmful bacteria.
Waterhog mats are a favorite among school districts for their ability to maintain excellent floor conditions. Waterhog offers two unique product lines to schools, each of which performs exceptionally well in both harsh outdoor environments as well as indoor areas. The first product line is the original and features mats made of polypropylene, a weatherproof and “crush resistant” polymer that aggressively cleans dirt and debris. For Earth-conscious schools that wish to lead by example, Waterhog also offers an Eco-series. Each mat in the Eco-series is made of 100% recycled PET plastic material. On the backside, these mats feature a rubber composite made of 20% recycled material. As a finishing touch, Waterhog Eco mats are adorned with a recycling symbol that is woven into the mat’s surface so schools may proudly display their commitment to a healthier and more sustainable Earth.
Eagle Mat and Floor Products understands that safety and hygiene are not to be taken lightly. For institutions like schools, safety and cleanliness goals take on added importance due to the large crowds of students, faculty, staff, and parents who frequent the grounds each day. Eagle Mat has announced the Back to School matting promotion to help schools make their facilities a safer and cleaner place. From now until August 31st, all online purchases receive a 100% Price Match Guarantee and Free Shipping. For more information on this special sales event, please visit the Eagle Mat Commercial Floor Mats Store online or call 877-333-1018 to speak with a customer representative.
For additional safety tips and product recommendations, readers are invited to visit the Eagle Mat Blog’s guide to mats for schools.