Main Street Mats can make your business cleaner with custom floor mats and standard rental mats.


Mechanical Breakdown

  • A buildup of .042 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can decrase efficiency by 21%. (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Dirt and dust cause nine out of ten system failures. (Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service)


  • “91% of shoppers select a store to shop in because of its appearance.” (Progressive Grocer)
  • When asked, “What’s the first thing you look at when judging cleanliness?” the most popular first response of consumers was “Floors” (42%). (CDI Research, 1991)


  • “It is estimated that 90% of building maintenance cost is labor.” (Cleaning Management)
  • The estimated cost of removing a single pound of dirt from a modern building can exceed $600. (International Sanitary Supply Association)
  • “A dollar spent keeping soil out of a building will save 10 dollars in removing the soil once it’s inside.” (Cleaning & Maintenance Management)
  • 39% of all custodial time is devoted to floor care maintenance. (National Executive Housekeepers Association)
  • Proper matting alone can save approximately 200 labor hours in the average home per year.  (Mr. Don Aslett, America’s #1 Cleaning Expert)


  • Indoor air is found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air; (Environmental Protection Agency) and most people spend 60-90% of their time indoors. (American Lung Association)
  • American businesses are spending upwards of $100 billion a year as a result of lost worker productivity due to poor indoor air quality and “Sick Building Syndrome”. (Consumer Federation of America)
  • Medical research has proven that most headaches are allergic reactions to dust. (Medical Digest)

Involuntary Acts

  • 30% of the dirt tracked in is trapped in the first 3 feet of a typical mat, 85% of the dirt gets trapped within a 15-foot length of typical matting. (ISSA)
  • Without entrance matting, 1,500 people can remove 42% of the finish from the floor. (3M)
  • 70-80% of the dust, dirt and grime in public buildings is tracked in from the outside and spread throughout the floors. (International Sanitary Supply Association) It can be as high as 90% according to the Institute’s Custodial Technical Handbook.
  • Up to 24 pounds of dirt can be tracked in by just 1,000 people coming through an entrance over a 20-day work period. (ISSA)
  • A major source of indoor air pollutants is street dust, carried in on shoes and captured in carpeting. (“The indoor Clean Air Quality Challenge”, Spray Technology Magazine, 1993)

Scientific Studies

  • “We estimate that only about 10% of the dirt is removed from mats with a vacuum cleaner.” (Georgia State University Test)
  • Entrance matting should cover 15 to 18 feet of an entrance, (long enough for 5-6 footsteps of the average adult stride) preventing 80-90% of dirt from coming into the facility. (Cleaning & Maintenance Management)
  • It’s estimated over 43 million tons of dust falls on the United States annually. (National Air Pollution Central Administration)

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