Areas in a School That Would Benefit from Floor Mats

A mat for every area in your school.

Even though schools can vary in size, layout and design, they typically share the same basic areas. All schools tend to have an entrance area, classrooms, cafeteria etc. Schools are also highly trafficked areas where students, teachers, and administrators constantly move from place to place.

As many schools across the country look to reopen their on-site activities, there has never been a better time to assess whether your school or school district uses proper matting. Mats can be deployed in many areas of a school to minimize injury and help facilitate operations. NoTrax is the industry leader in matting solutions for commercial, public and industrial buildings. Mats from NoTrax can help make your school safer for students and personnel.

Find the Right Mat for the Right Place

Choosing the right mat for the right place can maximize a mat’s efficacy and lifespan. To effectively trap dirt and debris before it can enter your building, it is best to follow the 15 ft rule. The 15 ft rule says that each shoe will meet with a mat at least three times before encountering the floor of the building.

The 15 ft of matting can be either a single, continuous mat or—for a better result—a series of three mats can be used. Here is a breakdown of the most common areas of a school and a description of the mats that are best suited to those areas.

Exterior Entrances

Exterior entrance mats are ideal for the front entrance area of a school. These durable mats are often constructed with rigid bristles that begin the scrapping process by dislodging dirt or debris from the bottoms of shoes.

Exterior mats from NoTrax are designed to withstand a wide range of weather conditions and temperature fluctuations. These mats will help to minimize slips and falls by providing traction for students and visitors. Exterior mats can also help keep moisture out of lobbies and interior entrance areas by absorbing water before entering a building.