of appropriate elevator flooring is more involved than it might
appear at first glance. Let's face it. Elevators are a confined
space with usually not the best ventilation. Glued-down carpet
in an elevator means the car has to be taken out of service every
time the carpet needs to be vacuumed or shampooed and, depending
on the atmospheric conditions which effect drying, it can involve
a significant amount of time.
flooring cuts down on the drying time, but cleaning time can still
remain a factor. In order to cut down on the number of times a
day that someone has to stop and mop up the elevator floors, foul
weather mats are deployed in each elevator car to keep the hard
floors from becoming slippery from tracked in rain and bits of
snow and slush. But, those mats, no matter how well they are installed,
can become a bit of a tripping hazard as older people or very
little children or handicapped people enter the car and have to
transverse the edge of the mat; any change of terrain needs to
be carefully negotiated and it is best that such situations be
The Mat King
approach to elevator floors is to take the floor down to the substrate
and to create two custom tailored mats per car, which allows for
the soiled mat to be removed out of site of the general population
for proper cleaning and drying, while the second mat is placed
into service in a just a few minutes so that elevator need not
be taken out of service while the floor is being cleaned.
We have just
the right product for what we feel is one of the most sophisticated
approaches to elevator floor covering we have seen. Is it expensive?
Not for what you get: a great look, the easiest possible maintenance
and the safest way we have seen to approach providing floor covering
for convenience or pedestrian elevators.
Please feel free to "click through"
a pictorial presentation of just such an installtion of The Mat
Chic Elevator and Lobby Matting.
Or, click HERE
for The Mat King Elevator Mat Index.
to Measure for Elevator Floor Mats