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Doormats Are Not Something That Many Businesses Think About, But They Should

If you have any sort of business where your customers – or for that matter anyone else – walk in off the street, you need a doormat. How big a doormat you need will depend on how wide your entrance is, but nonetheless you need a mat. If your business is in an office building on the fifth floor, then there is an argument that you don’t need a doormat, but anywhere that customers walk straight in from outside needs one.

This is for a number of reasons. Not the least of these is that a mat will help to keep your premises clean when it is raining or snowing outside. You don’t want anyone tramping mud into your business.

However, there is another reason as well: a good doormat can save you a lot of money. In fact, it could save your business.


It works like this: if you have no doormat and someone walks into your premises where you have, say, a polished wood floor, or maybe a shiny marble one, and that individual slips over and injures themselves, you – yes YOU – can be held responsible. You could be deemed to be negligent. Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common accidents there are, and we all know that there are ambulance-chasing lawyers out there only too keen to provide their services to anybody who has been injured, on a “no win, no fee” basis.

Why Do They Do This?

Why do they do this? Simple. Because they know they will usually win the case, and then on average they claim 25% of the damages that have been awarded to the injured party. That can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. You might even have insurance, but if your insurance company has the correct (from their point of view) clause in the policy, they can refuse to pay out, on the basis of your negligence – leaving you with a huge payment which could bankrupt your business.

All of which is why you need a mat in the first place, and why you need our NYC commercial mat service to keep it clean.

Yes, doormats get dirty – very dirty – and if you don’t keep them clean, they can become the cause of more mud and dirt being tramped into your premises because visitors actually pick it up from the dirty doormat! Our NYC commercial mat service will keep your doormats in tip-top condition

As we said, mats are not something that many business owners give a lot of consideration to. Not only could they save you a lot of dirt and a lot of money, but they can also be used to convey a message to your customers. They can be printed with any sort of message you wish, a simple “Welcome”, your logo, “You are now at (business name)” and so on.

But they do need to be kept clean, and our NYC commercial mat service will take care of that for you.