The first couple of months of the year are now behind you. That means you don’t have to run your heater as much (or at all), and you can start putting away all of the heavy coats, snow shovels, and other cold-weather gear. Plus, that means you won’t have to worry about any more troublesome precipitation – right?
Not so fast. Since spring is on the way, your area may be getting a healthy dose of rainfall soon (April showers, anyone?). So even though the mercury is climbing somewhat, you’ll have to take the appropriate precautions. Why don’t start your spring transformation with a brand new, non-slip floor mat?
Spring Means Rain
When the snow was piling up outside, at least you should shovel it away so it didn’t wind up on your floors. With ice, you could salt it, sand it, or break it up completely. But with regular rain, the wetness cannot be as easily displaced.
Therefore, the performance of your floor mat is even more pivotal during the springtime. It needs to be able to trap moisture that either drips from coats and shoes or seeps in from the sidewalk or parking lot. Moreover, rain tends to turn dirt into mud, which sticks to footwear of all types (especially if your front door is near an unpaved parking area). A high-quality floor mat can scrape soils from shoes and boots, and your interior floors stay clean and dry.
Don’t Forget About Pollen
There’s another aspect of spring which many people tend to forget about. Depending on where you live, the blooming plants, flowers, and foliage often beget pollen; which can show up as a yellowish, powdery substance that covers the ground. If this pollen finds its way inside your home or business, not only could it create respiratory issues for its occupants, but it may discolor carpet and make floors slick. A non-slip floor mat can serve to stop pollen at your front door.
Procuring a new floor mat also ties in well with the whole idea of a spring rebirth. You may even plan on engaging in some good old-fashioned spring cleaning of your curtains, rugs, walls, and other surfaces. If your old floor mat isn’t becoming as shiny as it used to, springtime may be the right time to invest in a new one. It can really spruce up your entry area, and your visitors will notice.
Reduce The Odds of Slips and Falls
Finally, it’s always wise to protect your home or business against the possibility of slip-and-fall accidents. These mishaps not only can result in substantial pain (especially to elderly individuals), but also to significant costs. Since you as the property owner are responsible for the safety of your guests, visitors, and contractors, a slip-and-fall accident could result in you (or your insurer) having to pay thousands of dollars or more in medical costs. When you think about the worst-case scenario, a non-slip floor mat is a wise investment indeed.
All of Ultimate Mats floor mats are certified as being slip resistant by the National Floor Safety Institute. So whether you need a ColorStar or Tri-Grip interior mat or a durable SuperScrape or WaterHog outdoor mat, Ultimate Mats can provide you with the right non-slip mat for your property and your budget. So browse through the selection of Ultimate Mats products on their website, and envision how a crisp, clean non-slip floor mat would look near your front door.