“Currently, floor matting products are not covered by any of the green certification programs”, states Ron Gustafson, Marketing Manager for Superior Manufacturing Group. “However, if you listen to any of the Green Cleaning experts, they will tell you that a highly efficient entrance matting system plays a vital role in Green Cleaning environments.” Properly placed matting provides a first line of defense for moisture and debris that is carried into a facility on the shoes of those entering, improving indoor air quality (IAQ), and reducing the amount of potentially hazardous floor care chemicals needed. In addition, the LEED Green Building Rating System™ sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, recommends the use of entryway systems as a way to improve indoor air quality.
All mats are not created equal – Entrance mats vary in materials, weight, and design, all of which affect the functionality of the mat in a given application. The GreenTrax™ program details the recommended characteristics of a highly efficient entrance matting system for Green Cleaning environments, and even recommends products within the NoTrax® family that meet or exceed the requirements of a Green Cleaning application.
Ron adds, “Superior has been a leading manufacturer of floor matting for over 50 years, and the expertise and knowledge gained during that time allows us to develop programs like GreenTrax™, programs that are engineered specifically to meet the diverse requirements of our customers.”